Richmond residents will have a new fitness centre to launch their New Year’s resolutions. The fitness centre at the Minoru Centre for Active Living will open on Jan 1.
The fitness centre has been sitting idle while the seniors centre has been in full swing since March.
Since a crack was found in one of the pools before the opening of the $80-million centre in Minoru Park, both the aquatic and fitness centres have remained closed.
While the pool is currently being fixed, the city is opening the fitness centre to the public with a soft launch on the first day of 2020.
The fitness centre had 37 pieces of equipment to get the heart pumping including treadmills, stair climbers, elliptical machines and indoor bicycles.
There are also a variety of weight machines and free weights for strengthening and bodybuilding.
There is also a NuStep recumbent cross-trainer.
The new fitness centre will also have an “upper body arm ergometer,” which is like a stationary bicycle for your arms.
The centre includes a fitness studio and the city plans to offer more than 30 classes per week, for example, total-body conditioning and dance fit.
There will be monthly and annual memberships to the gym as well as 10-visit card and drop-in passes.
Drop-in prices are $7.25 for adults and $5.90 for youth and seniors (55 or older).
The fitness centre will be open Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays and stats from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.