Those who have taken the last few months off from exercising are in luck, as the Kenora Recreation Centre’s Fitness Centre and gym will reopen on July 23.

Tourism and Recreation Services Divison Lead for the City of Kenora, Josh Nelson, says new rules and booking protocols will be in place to help keep staff and the community as safe as possible. If the rules are not followed, you will be asked to leave the facility.

“We’re asking everyone to call ahead and book an appointment. Booking of appointments will be available as of July 21 at 8 a.m., and you’re able to book up to 7 days in advance. If you have to cancel, we’re asking for 24 hours notice.”

Nelson notes that the Fitness Centre’s change rooms will remain closed, and residents are asked to arrive in their proper workout attire. The upstairs washrooms will be reopened.

“We’re asking everyone to maintain social distancing at all times. We’re asking patrons to disinfect the equipment before and after use. We will have a gym attendant disinfecting equipment as well, but we’re asking everyone to do their part and help keep everyone safe,” said Nelson.

To book your gym time, call 467-2087. Only 15 spots will be available per time slot and all cancellations must be made with 24 hours notice.

All active memberships will be extended by 129 days. unless your membership expired during our shut down. If that is the case, it will be extended by the amount of days between March 16 and your expiration date. All memberships will be reactivated effective July 23.

Gym Hours
Monday - Friday - 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. (6:30 a.m. being the first time slot and 7:30 p.m. being the last)
Saturday and Sunday 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. (7:45 a.m. being the first time slot and 7:30 p.m. being the last)

Gym Booking Protocols - (Bookings will begin Tuesday, July 21 at 8 a.m.)
Each time slot will be 1 hours and 15 minutes.
One time slot per day per person.
To extend time slots, users can check with front desk 15mins prior to the end of their session.
First come first serve.
You can book up your gym slots up to 7 days in advance.
You must provide 24 hour cancellation noticeof booking.
If you do not provide cancellation notice, all future time slots will be cancelled.
Calling ahead is recommended, however we will accept drop ins if space is available.
Please be respectful of desk staff when booking.
Only 15 spots available per time slot.
Stick to your allotted time.

Gym Rules
Maintain social distancing at all times.
Disinfect gym equipment before and after use
Respect gym attendants and fellow gym users.
Utilize only one piece of gym equipment at a time.
Return all sanitized equipment to original spot.
Clean indoor shoes only.
Come prepared in your workout clothes,change rooms will remain closed.
Follow all regular gym rules (ie no dropping of weights and no chalk).
A mask is recommended.
*If rules are not followed, you will be asked to leave the facility*