Fitness Centres Announce Open House, Free Month

Published on: 2011/01/04 - in Releases

INVISTA Centre Fitness & Wellness Centre Holds Open House

The Fitness & Wellness Centre at the INVISTA Centre is celebrating its anniversary with an Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8.

Those who sign-up for an annual membership at this well-equipped, family-friendly, and affordable City fitness centre – or at the Artillery Park Aquatic and Fitness Centre – from January 3 to 8 will get an additional month free.

“Plan to feel your best by getting active in 2011. Make this the year you and your family and friends enjoy the tremendous benefits of regular exercise. Working out together makes it fun to get fit and feel fantastic,” says Lynda Breen, Supervisor, Recreation Programs.

She encourages Kingstonians to come to a Just Try It! Class at the Anniversary Open House to see what it is like to be one of the people who works out in Kingston. Those who sign-in at the door could win a free month’s membership. As part of the Anniversary celebrations, Coke is sponsoring a free two-hour public skate in the Rona Rink from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer samples of its PowerAde products.

In addition to the workout equipment available at the Fitness Centre, the INVISTA Centre offers skating opportunities and Artillery Park offers swimming opportunities at its 25 metre pool (and you can take a sauna there after your swim).

FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTRE AT THE INVISTA CENTRE – 1350 Gardiners Rd.,

See www.cityofkingston.ca/fitnessatINVISTA for a virtual tour, membership rates and hours.

Cardio: 19 SPIN bikes*; 8 treadmills; 5 ellipticals; 2 recumbent bikes; 2 rowing machines; 2 double-action ergometers; 1 cable cross over*; 1 dual cable cross over*; and 5 all motion trainers. *Accessible equipment.

Strength Training: chest press; pec down; lat pull down; seated row; shoulder press; triceps pull down; bicep curl; leg press; leg extension; leg curl; glute press; hamstring curl; ab machine; and free weights.

Kidz Fit Zone (for 7 to 15 year olds): 2 recumbent game bikes; 2 dance pads; and 1 Wii station.

Youth Strength-Training Circuit (for 10 to 15 year olds): chin-up machine; mid row; chest press; squat press; seated leg press; shoulder press; and seated dip machine.

ARTILLERY PARK AQUATIC & FITNESS CENTRE – 76 Ordnance St.

See www.cityofkingston.ca/fitnessatartillery for a virtual tour, membership rates and hours.

Cardio: 3 treadmills; 4 ellipticals; 5 cross trainers; 3 bicycles; rowing machine; and recumbent bike.

Strength Training: 2 multi-gym units; 3 incline benches; free weights; pec and rear delt machine; ab machine; bicep machine; hamstring curl; leg extension; and cable cross over.

GOT AN HOUR TO BURN? TRY A DROP-IN ACTIVITY

The City also offers drop-in activities at its fitness centres and arenas, including public skates ($3.33 a visit for adults and $2.38 for kids), public swims ($4.05 a visit for adults, $3.33 for students/seniors, or $6.81 for families), group cycling ($7.62 a visit for adults), and Badminton 50+ ($3.43 plus tax for adults) – and more.

Check out the Drop-in activities link at www.cityofkingston.ca/fitness.

TRY A FITNESS OR WELLNESS CLASS

If taking a class is more your style, schedules and cost information (separate from a fitness membership) on a variety of fitness and wellness programs at a number of facilities around the city can be found at www.cityofkingston.ca/eCity.

Discover programs such as Sport Conditioning, Zumba aerobic dance, Boxercise, Women on Weights, BOSU, Noon Quick Fit Circuit Class, Pilates, Yoga, Volleyball, Skating lessons, etc.

Plan to get there by bus: ‘Get Directions’ through the transit icon at maps.google.ca or go to www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner.