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July 29th - City will open nine weight and cardio rooms on August 4

The City will reopen nine of its cardio and weight rooms on Tuesday, August 4.

The reopened weight and cardio rooms are located at:

  • Ray Friel Recreation Complex

  • Greenboro Community Centre

  • Plant Recreation Centre

  • Kanata Leisure Centre

  • Walter Baker Sports Centre

  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans (weight room only)

  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn

  • Heron Road Community Centre

  • Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata

The weight and cardio rooms at other locations are planning to reopen in the fall. The number of people permitted in the weight and cardio room has been reduced to accommodate physical distancing. You must reserve a 1.5-hour workout time through an online booking tool to be available on ottawa.ca, or by calling the recreation facility directly.

Other safety measures and protocols will include:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting after each 1.5-hour session

  • Some workout stations or cardio equipment will be closed to ensure physical distancing

  • High touch-point equipment listed on ottawa.ca, including foam rollers, medicine balls, stability balls and yoga mats, will not be available

  • Signage to direct the flow of traffic and encourage physical distancing

  • Clients will receive an individual bottle of sanitizer to wipe down equipment after use

  • Clients will need to conduct a health screening and assumption of risk upon arrival at the facility

Since the change rooms will be closed at some locations, clients must arrive in their workout attire. Showers will also remain closed at this time.

Masks help decrease risk of the spread

Masks are required when entering the facility, in common areas, lobbies, washrooms, change rooms and hallways but are not required in the weight and cardio rooms. Some people who are infected with COVID-19 may have the virus and not know it. Masks can help decrease the risk of spreading the virus.

Outdoor Active Living Club activities resume on August 4

The Active Living Club is set to resume outdoor activities for older adults aged 50+ and seniors starting August 4. Programming will include activities like cycling and hiking in the outdoors, which allows for physical distancing. The winter program offerings will be snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Waivers, contact tracing information, and health screenings will be completed prior to each outing to further manage the risks of COVID-19. Information about memberships is posted on ottawa.ca.

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