Group Fitness Classes
Welcome to Group Fitness! Both low and high intensity Indoor Group Fitness are currently unavailable; however, we have some fun activities for you to check out that have been planned with your safety being the number one priority!
We currently have registered Aqua Fitness at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (MRLC) and, starting in May, there will be Aqua Fitness at Hammond Outdoor Pool and Outdoor Group Fitness (spin classes) outside the MRLC! Explore this page for more information.
Registration for May Aqua Fitness and Outdoor Group Fitness will begin April 25 at 8:00 AM. Visit our Registration Page for more information on how to register.
Indoor Group Fitness Cancellation Extended until at least May 25 at Midnight
On March 29, 2021, the Provincial Health Office cancelled Indoor Group Fitness. On April 19, the Provincial Health Office extended this cancellation to at least May 25 at midnight (after the long weekend). Both low and high intensity Indoor Group Fitness, with the exception of Aqua Fitness, is currently prohibited. Please scroll down for Aqua Fitness information.
Cancellations include registered drop-in group fitness classes (like yoga) and registered group fitness programs at Whonnock Lake Centre. Aqua Fitness is the only exception at this time.
Non-group fitness and/or household-only activities in our Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, Indoor Pool, Greg Moore Youth Centre and Indoor Sport Courts remain open.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I was registered for an Indoor Group Fitness activity during the cancellation period?
You will receive a full refund for all of your cancelled group fitness registration(s). Please expect temporary delays at our registration email and phone line (604-467-7422) while we work through the details of these cancellations.
What if I use my membership for Group Fitness?
All membership holders that use their pass for Group Fitness only will be extended until this Public Health Order expires.
What about non-group fitness activities?
The latest PHO update dictates that "gyms and recreation facilities that offer individual workouts and personal training sessions can remain open as long as they have a COVID-19 Safety Plan that is strictly followed". That means that patrons can still enjoy registered, individual and/or household-only activities at our facilities.
Visit our Registration Page to register for available activities.
What about group fitness activities that are for household members only?
Group activities that are for household members only are still permitted at this time.
Why is Aqua Fitness permitted?
Public swimming pools have an exemption within the Gathering and Events Order (pg 3, item M) that states that “public pools and public skating rinks [are exempt] when not associated with an event”. Indoor group Aqua Fitness classes can continue but only at low intensity and with an updated Safety Plan. Please see our Safety Plan here.
All programs and services offered by the City are closely monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure the necessary protocols are in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We review all Public Health Orders upon release and seek clarification on specific recommendations from the provincial public health office and our regional public health authority when needed. This is done in collaboration with the provincial Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) and neighbouring municipalities.
We're excited to offer Aqua Fitness at both the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (MRLC) and at Hammond Outdoor Pool (HOP)!
Registration for Aqua Fitness for May begins April 25 at 8:00 AM.
HOP opens May 3, so be sure to check out what other activities are happening there!
Membership vs. Drop-in Admission Rates
Term memberships are valid at Hammond Outdoor Pool for activities that cost the regular Hammond Outdoor Pool admission rate.
Aqua Fitness and Group Swims have a separate rate and are not included in our term memberships.