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Membership Inclusive Group Fitness Programs

Please be advised that on-site operations for Columbus Centre Athletic Club continue to be suspended. We will continue to offer live, online fitness classes here.

Stayed tuned for further updates.

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Live Virtual Group Fitness Classes Now Available

The Columbus Centre Athletic Club is hosting live virtual group fitness classes. We will be offering these classes to our members and non-members while the Athletic Club is closed. Each class will be instructed by one of our certified instructors.

Please find below the Virtual Class schedule, with the date, time, and description of each class. A list of equipment needed in order to fully participate in each session.

Please contact us at fitness@villacharities.com for information and registration.

Virtual Class Schedule 

Gentle Fitness classes are designed for people just starting a physical fitness routine, returning to a regular physical fitness routine, or rehabilitating after an injury or illness. Slow to moderately-paced exercises focusing on functional movements, fall prevention, muscle strength and aerobic endurance. Seated and standing components.

Equipment required: Chair, hand weights (dumbbells). If dumbbells are not available, use tin cans or water bottles.

The fine toning method implies leanness in the body, noticeable muscle definition and shape, but not significant muscle size, working the smallest of muscles for the best results!

Equipment required: Bands (thera, mini, or resista) and a mat

This class targets all major muscle groups in the body. Each circuit includes three or four exercises that alternate between upper body and lower body as well as bilateral and unilateral for a unique quick-paced workout.

Equipment required: Dumbbells and a mat.

High Intensity Interval Training is a training technique in which you give all-out 100% effort through quick intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active recovery periods. HIIT gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

Equipment required: Dumbbells and a mat.

This allows the instructors to bring their own flavour and choice to the classes. It can be a Body Pump, Strength Circuit, Bootcamp, Yoga, BLT (Bum, Legs, and Thighs) or even a Cardio Dance class. On Friday mornings, get ready for anything, and be ready to be challenged!

This class targets all major muscle groups in the body. Each circuit includes three or four exercises that alternate between upper body and lower body as well as bilateral and unilateral for a unique quick-paced workout.

Equipment required: Dumbbells and a mat.

Cost:

Membership Fee: Unlimited Virtual classes for $24.99 + HST / month.

Open to Members and Non-Members. Day, weekend and evening classes are available. Complimentary access to our online virtual class library.


Staying motivated is the secret to staying in shape. At Columbus Centre, we know it’s not always easy to drag yourself to the gym alone… so why not join a group activity? Our aerobic classes will make you feel like you’re one of the team.

Columbus Centre Group Fitness instructors are certified by one or more of the leading aerobic certification organizations. They participate in departmental training programs, outside workshops, seminars and conventions. Classes are monitored regularly to ensure safe and effective workouts.

Columbus Centre offers over 45 different classes to choose from, and our diverse class schedule makes it easy to participate on a regular basis. We have three class levels — Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Find a class just right for you and discover an enhanced lifestyle.

Register for Group Fitness Programs

Click here to view to Fall & Winter 2020/2021 Group Fitness Schedule

Spinning Classes

The spinning training program consists of a high-intensity, non-impact cardiovascular workout for all people, of all ages. Pedal in groups over hills, chase the pack, climb mountains, and spin your way to burning calories and strengthening your core and lower body muscles.

  • Classes are open to all levels of fitness.
  • Work at your own pace and take breaks as often as needed.

Certified instructors with motivating music will inspire you to new levels of fitness that will improve your health and lifestyle.

SPINNING LEVEL 1
This 45-minute class is geared to anyone who can ride a bike. This class will prepare you for the next level of spinning or just help you maintain your current level of fitness.

SPINNING LEVEL 2
This class is geared to the intermediate-level spinner. A 45-minute spin that will challenge you and help you move to the next level of spinning.

SPINNING LEVEL 3
Be prepared to sweat! This is the ultimate level in spinning. This 60-minute class is for the advanced spinner who would like a challenge and is not afraid to work hard.

Click here to view the Fall & Winter 2020/2021 Spinning Schedule

Please register online up to 6 days in advance or sign in at the control desk within one hour prior to spin class start time. Space is limited to the first 10 participants. No telephone registrations.

Please note: Sign-up will not guarantee you a bike; participants have a five-minute grace period to check into class. The five minutes is based on class start time.

Recommendations for the class:

  • Bring water and a towel.
  • Padded shorts or a gel seat will help make you more comfortable but are not required.
  • Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes early for assistance to set up your bike properly.
  • Please wipe down your bike when the class is finished

Abs (All Levels)

This abs-only class will challenge you with innovative abdominal and back exercises, really working your core and abdominal muscles.

Basic Boot Camp (Intermediate) / Boot Camp (Advanced)

Train like a soldier! Boot Camp consists of drills and exercises to give you a challenging and exciting workout. Be prepared to sweat!

Body Blast (All Levels)

Body Blast is a muscle conditioning workout that will challenge your body using different pieces of fitness equipment. Each week the class is focusing on conditioning a big muscle group (back, chest or legs) and a small one (bicep, triceps or shoulders). The combinations are different from one week to the other. Core exercises are included every week.

Cardio Kick Box (Intermediate / Advanced)

This is a “tai-box” style of class. This class is an excellent cardiovascular workout with an emphasis on kicking techniques.

Cardio-Strength Circuit (All Levels)

The class combines segments of 10-minute cardiovascular training with 10-minute strength training. This workout boosts the metabolism for the entire day. It is a great way of burning more calories during the day, contributing to losing body fat.

Circuit 55+

Regular exercise will help protect you from chronic disease, improve your mood and lower your chances of injury. The older you are, the more you have to gain from exercise. All it takes is 30 minutes a day, three days a week. Join the Columbus Centre Senior Circuit Training classes.

Hi-Low & Groove (Intermediate / Advanced)

This class provides a high level of cardiovascular training. It has challenging choreography with fun and diverse moves to keep the participants coming back for more.

Hi-Low Impact (Intermediate)

This class provides an intermediate level of cardiovascular training. It has simple choreography with fun and diverse moves to keep the participants motivated.

Monday Night Stretch (All Levels)

This very popular class utilizes a series of passive stretching exercises to help participants increase their body comfort and promote a pleasant sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Muscle Conditioning (All Levels)

This is a weight-training class. The entire body is trained using a variety of tools such as, hand weights, bands, tubing, body bars, medicine balls and gliding discs.

Step (Intermediate)

This class is geared towards novice participants with some step experience. It has simple choreography with fun dance moves to keep the participants motivated throughout the entire class.

Step & Groove (Advanced)

This class is geared towards advanced participants with step experience. It has challenging choreography with funky dance moves to keep the participants motivated throughout the entire class.

Please note: New routines start on the first Saturday of each month.

Strength & Gliding Disc (All Levels)

This class uses gliding discs on the hands and feet, to provide smooth movement and flow during exercise. The use of gliding discs helps to lengthen and strengthen several muscle groups, through engaging their full range of motion.

Strength Training (All Levels)

With 60 minutes of strength training, full body and comprehensive exercises, this class is designed to challenge the muscles, while increasing strength and mobility. Learn the fundamentals of movement and be ready for a challenge. All levels are welcome and modifications are available.

Stretch & Tone (All Levels)

With 30 minutes of core and stretch, this class is about fine tuning the core and getting into the body. We focus on taking time to stretch out those hard-working muscles. All levels welcome.

Total Body Challenge (All Levels)

This total body workout targets all major muscle groups of the body. Each circuit includes three to four exercises that alternate between upper body and lower body as well as bilateral and unilateral for a unique, quick-paced workout. This workout is best for experienced exercisers who are comfortable using a variety of equipment, however the instructor will provide alternative exercises for the novice participant.

ZUMBA® (All Levels)

Come join the millions of people who have already discovered that fitness can be fun, motivating and life-changing. This easyto- follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness class may be just the change you are looking for. Let our ZUMBA®-certified instructors show you how.

ZUMBA® (All Levels)

We start with an easy-to follow, Latin-inspired fun dance warm-up and then take the ZUMBA® dance-fitness class to the next level: building strength and toning in all target zones. Finish off with abs and stretching. Feel fit with a fun workout for your whole body.