Fitness Classes

GROUP FITNESS SCHEDULE 

Yoga: ONLINE *Yoga May 26- June 23 5:30-6:30pm Kirstin
OUTDOOR *Yoga starts June 15th 10:30-11:30am Darren
*Single Sessions

All patrons must pre-register via online registration or the Registration Call Centre. No drop-ins will be accepted on site. For program registration:

  • Online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.richmond.ca/register – OR CALL 604-276-4300 –Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
  • For in person classes bring your own mat, towel and water bottle
  • No change rooms or showers available

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Bring you own mat, towel and water bottle. No change rooms or showers available.  

All patrons must pre-register online at www.richmond.ca/register or by phone through the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300.  The Registration Call Centre is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

If you are unable to attend your session, you are required to cancel to allow others to register.  Spaces are limited and in high demand.

There are now 2 ways to cancel:

Email:  Send an email to cancellations@richmond.ca with your name, phone number and session information (facility, activity, date and time)

Phone:  Call the Registration Call Centre (604-276-4300) during business hours or Minoru Centre for Active Living (604-233-6225)

If you cancel at least four hours prior to the start of your registered visit or single session fitness class, a full refund will be given.  Otherwise, no refund will be provided and the No Show Procedure will apply. 

No Show Procedure
This new procedure has been implemented to maximize the number of spots for all community members to stay active. If you are not able to attend your pre-booked session, please cancel before the start so another community member can take part. 

Starting May 10, 2021, if you have booked a registered visit, single session fitness class or court booking and you don’t show up, or don’t cancel at least four hours prior to the start of the session, it will be considered a no show visit.

10-Visit Card and Drop-in Fee No Show Visits
For each no show visit:

  • One visit will be deducted from the 10-Visit Card or
  • The drop-in fee paid at the time of registration will be forfeited

Membership No Show Visits
1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 1 year pre-paid membership
Once a membership holder has three no show visits, their membership will be frozen for one week and forfeited from the time remaining (it will not be extended). The membership holder will not be able to attend or register for registered visits or single session fitness classes during the frozen membership period.

Please note the following procedure:

  • If you don’t show up or cancel your spot at least four hours prior to the start time of your registered visit or single session fitness class, we will email or phone you and note the no show on your account.
  • If, for a second time, you don’t show up or cancel your spot prior to the start time, we will contact you by email or phone and record the second no show on your account.
  • If, for a third time, you don’t show up or cancel your spot prior to the start time, we will contact you by email or phone and record the third no show on your account, and suspend your membership for one week. Previously booked sessions taking place during the one week suspension period will be cancelled.

For further guidelines, read:  Refunds, Withdrawals and Transfer Guidelines

Please visit www.richmond.ca/covid-19 for updates.

Class Descriptions

Body Blast
Build lean muscle, boost metabolism and improve overall fitness in this full body workout that includes circuits, games and fun fitness challenges.

Cardio Core
Improve cardiovascular fitness with fun high and low impact cardio patterns followed by strengthening and toning for the core.

Cardio & Strength
Pump it up for a total body workout with low impact cardio moves followed by a functional strength routine.

Core Conditioning
Focus on strong abdominals and healthy backs and hips while conditioning the core.

Dance & Tone
Shake, sway and shimmy to popular dance music followed by resistance training for an overall body shape up.

Dance Fit
Move and groove to a high-energy choreographed cardio workout set to popular music.

Ease into Fitness
Ease into a fitness routine for a good start on a healthy lifestyle while enjoying a routine of cardio, strength and stretches to tune up the body.

Fit & Functional

Exercise safely in this gentle movement class that focuses on increasing the range of motion, strength, balance and agility to help better manage the activities of daily living.

Gentle Fit
Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

H.I.I.T.
Try this resistance and endurance training in a fast-paced, non-choreographed workout.

Pound
Feel the music in this exhilarating program that uses Ripstix® (lightly-weighted drumsticks) that transform drumming into an effective workout for all levels.

Power Fit
Boost strength and stamina with this high energy class that includes power moves, intervals and challenging core work.

Pure Stretch
Increase flexibility and relaxation with this full body stretch class that rejuvenates the entire body.

Stay Strong
Improve range of motion, balance and strength with cardio and flexibility exercises in this gentle fit class.

Step
Challenge your heart rate and tone the lower body with choreographed patterns on a step followed by core strengthening and a stretch.

Synrgy Burn
Energize and feel the burn in this interval based functional training class that features this signature piece of equipment in the fitness centre.

Synrgy Circuit
Target all major muscle groups and feed off the energy of teammates rotating through functional training stations on this signature piece of equipment in the fitness centre.

Synrgy Express
Maximize time and efficiency in this 30 minute, full body workout using functional training stations on this signature piece of equipment in the fitness centre.

Total Body Conditioning
Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Yoga
Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Drop-in Fitness Classes

Be motivated and have fun in a group-based class led by an inspiring instructor with upbeat music. Exercise options are provided for different fitness levels.

We offer Group Fitness and Yoga drop-in classes for ages 13+ years. Drop-in Aquafit classes are also available at Minoru Aquatic Centre. Older Adult classes are designed for people ages 55+ years.

Drop-in classes are included with Minoru Centre for Active Living facility admission. For the safety and enjoyment of all, the number of participants is limited. Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at the front desk to purchase your admission and pick up your drop-in fitness class wristband. Wristbands are available 30 minutes before the class start time.

 

Drop-in Fitness Class Etiquette

To keep your workouts fun and safe for all, follow these guidelines.

  • Be respectful to all staff and fellow participants. This is a group workout in a community space.
  •  Arrive on time to class. Latecomers are not permitted after 5 minutes.
  • Use lockers for personal belongings and store all equipment in a safe area to the side.
  • Be sure to participate in the warm up, cool down and stretch to help prevent injury. Each component of the class is equally important.
  • Listen to your body and work at your own pace. Ask for help if needed.
  • Keep hydrated! Drink water before, during and after the class.

If you are new to the class, arrive early and introduce yourself to the instructor. Review the PAR-Q+ form annually to ensure you are ready to begin exercise.

Group Fitness

Group fitness or “aerobic” classes provide upbeat cardio, strength, endurance and flexibility training. Classes vary in format from teaching patterns set to music, to circuit style or interval type training.

Classes are held in a studio space or on the Fitness Centre floor. All equipment is provided.

Minoru Centre for Active Living also offers registered fitness classes. Schedules change seasonally and may include:

  • Barre Moves
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Fit4Life
  • Zumba
  • Zumba Gold

Yoga

Drop-in yoga classes are an excellent introduction to yoga or a great way to round out a fitness routine. Focus on flexibility, injury prevention and relaxation as a certified instructor leads you through different poses and breathing.

You are welcome to bring your own mat. Mats and other props are also provided.

We also offer registered yoga classes. Schedules change seasonally and may include:

  • Chair
  • Mind Body Balance
  • Pilates Yoga Fusion
  • Power Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga for Men

For program registration:

  1. Online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.richmond.ca/register

  2. By phone by calling the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

  3. In person at recreation and cultural facilities. Note: debit, cheque and cash are also accepted when registering in person