Fitness need not cost a lot

By Don Fennell

Published 1:04 PST, Wed January 17, 2018

Last Updated: 2:12 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021

Following is an overview of fitness programs offered at Richmond community centres.


•Find individual schedules at recreation facilities or online at

•Boost overall fitness and energy in a fun and social drop-in fitness class. These specialty classes address all components of fitness including cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Classes are designed for all fitness levels from the new-to-fitness to seasoned steppers, and teens to older adults.

•Classes offered at Cambie, City Centre, Hamilton, Minoru Place, South Arm, Steveston, Thompson, Watermania and West Richmond.

•When taking part in any fitness activity at a city facility, it is required to either complete a printed version of the PAR-Q+ or read the large poster version of the form. Complete and print the form at, or confirm completion online at Form is designed to identify people for whom exercise may pose a risk.

•Registered personal trainers work with individuals to plan and help reach fitness goals safely and effectively. To book appointments, or learn more about fitness benefits of personal training, call any fitness centre.

Individual personal training starts at $51.45 for a one-hour session, with 20, 30-minute sessions for $437.30. Group sessions for two to three people per session, 60 minutes each, are $77.20, cost split between clients.

FITNESS FEES (January to June)

Drop-in youth and 55 plus—$3.70



Adult—$45/10 sessions

Youth and 55 plus—$30/10 sessions


Adult: 1 month—$48, 3 months—$104, 6 months—$178, 1 year—$299

Family add-on: 1 year—$225

Youth and 55 plus: 1 month —$35, 3 months—$78, 6 months—$133,1 year—$222

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