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Minoru fitness centre now open

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:42 PST, Fri January 3, 2020

With fitness always a favourite new year’s resolution, having a new place to work out seems like an ideal way to kick off 2020.

The City of Richmond has opened its door to the new state-of-the-art Minoru Centre for Active Living Fitness Centre. The spacious 790 square metre (8,500 square feet) fitness centre features a full complement of cardio, strength and stretching equipment with an added focus on functional training pieces that promote active aging, performance and fun. The centre has a large 176 square metre (1,900 square feet) fitness studio overlooking the track area that will host a variety of group fitness classes. 

Admission to the Minoru Centre for Active Living will include access to the expansive fitness centre, complimentary fitness orientations, and over 50 drop-in classes per week. These include Core Conditioning, Dance and Tone, High Intensity Interval Training, Circuit classes, Yoga and more. Personal training and specialty programs such as Zumba, Barre, TRX Suspension Training and Queenax Functional Training classes are also available.

With the seniors centre located within the same facility, the fitness centre has equipment and specialized classes targeting those aiming to keep active, mobile and healthy in their senior years. Classes such as Joint Moves, Stay Steady and Exercise for People with Parkinson’s are in place to meet the diverse needs of the community.

Access to the fitness centre will be available on a drop-in basis as well as with monthly memberships and 10-visit cards. Regular hours are Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday and statutory holidays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

All told, the Minoru Centre for Active Living is a 10,220 square metre (110,000 square feet) community facility that includes a multi-pool aquatic centre (due to open later in 2020), a two-storey seniors centre, a full-service cafeteria and bistro, and three outdoor public plazas.

For details about all programs, fees and services offered at the Minoru Centre for Active Living, visit the facility website at www.minorucentre.ca or call 604-233-6225.

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