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Three city fitness centres reopening

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 12:37 PDT, Tue August 11, 2020

The fitness centres at South Arm Community Centre, Thompson Community Centre and Minoru Centre for Active Living will reopen Monday. Users must register in advance for a 75 minute session.

Registration begins tomorrow (Aug. 12) at 10 a.m. Registration for each subsequent week of sessions opens at 10 a.m. the Monday before. Regular admission prices will apply, and drop-in attendance is not permitted.

Register online at using your MyRichmond account. Anyone without one can set one up in advance at You can also register by calling 604-276-4300. Recreation access card holders and recreation fee subsidy users must call the registration call centre to book an exercise session.

Additional protocols will be in place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Change rooms will not be available, so users must arrive ready to exercise no more than five minutes prior to session start time. Equipment should be wiped down with provided disinfectant before and after use.

Wallet lockers and cubbies will be available, but users are encouraged to only bring essential items (e.g. keys, wallet, phone, towel, water bottle). Bags and other belongings will not be permitted on the fitness centre floor. 

The reopening of these fitness centres is another opportunity for people to get out, get active and get socially connected in a safe, monitored environment. It is also a significant part of the city’s restoration plan.

More updates will be shared via the city website at and social media channels as they are confirmed.

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