Starting July 19 customers can drop-in to work out without booking a visit in advance
This applies only to fitness centres (weight rooms).
Key changes are:
• No advance registration to book a fitness centre visit will be needed, registration will no longer be required one week before
• Customers with a membership will need to pick up their card from any of our front desks
• Membership cards must be scanned in order to enter the fitness centres
• Drop ins can be purchased at any of our front desks
• Masks are recommended in public indoor settings for everyone 12 years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated (14 days have passed since receiving a second dose)
• As of July 19, there are no time limits in the fitness centres
Note all other ‘visits’ currently still require advance registration, this includes indoor and outdoor fitness classes, public swim, lane swimming, team sports sessions and court bookings.
We are currently working to bring back enough qualified aquatic staff to accommodate more swimmers and provide drop-in access. More information will be posted on the website and social media as details and dates are confirmed.
Drop-ins & Memberships
We are currently not offering drop-ins at fitness centres, to work out in the fitness centre please book a fitness centre visit in advance. For information on memberships , visit our Fitness, Memberships & Fees page.
Specialized Equipment & Knowledgeable Fitness Consultants
No matter what your fitness level, you can develop your strength, cardio and agility at a North Vancouver Recreation & Culture fitness centre. All our fitness centres have free weights, as well as strength and cardio equipment.
|Fitness Centre & Address||Special Features||Fitness Centre Supervisor||Contact|
851 West Queens Road
|Small group classes, Spin bikes, over 7000 square feet, high ceilings, lots of natural light, accessible equipment||
|Harry Jerome Centre
123 East 23rd Street
|3 themed fitness centres; Spin bikes, teen time, circuit classes, supervised joint rehab, Phase 3-4 Cardia Rehab (Memorial Centre)||Rob Wynen
B. Human Kinetics, CSEP-CEP, BCIT Certificate of Leadership
|John Braithwaite Community Centre
145 West 1st Street
|Phase 3-4 Cardiac Rehab, small group classes, teen time, close to transit||Connie Russell
Certified Personal Trainer, CFES
|Karen Magnussen Centre
2300 Kirkstone Road
|Fitness appraisals, informal joint rehab, circuit class, small group classes, teen time, view of forest||Darrin Jones
B. Human Kinetics
Ron Andrews Centre
|Team training, circuit class, supervised rehab, 2 themed fitness centres, Spin bikes, TRX training room, Phase 3-4 Cardiac Rehab||Paula Coburn
M. Human Kinetics, BA, RHN
|Parkgate Community Centre
3625 Banff Court
|Supervised rehab, Phase 3-4 Cardiac Rehab, circuit class, small group training, high ceilings||Tony Carabetta
B. Human Kinetics, CSCS
The goal of the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission’s Code of Conduct is to ensure everyone has a safe, positive and effective workout while in the fitness centre. Abusive and aggressive behavior is not tolerated.
The following are a few simple rules for all to abide by:
- Conduct yourself respectfully at all times. Approach others and staff in a friendly and respectful way.
- Profanity, shouting, & excessive grunting are not acceptable.
- Valid fitness pass or wrist band is required.
- Taking photos and videos is not permitted without prior authorization.
- Mobile device use is permitted where it does not cause a distraction
- Please take phone calls in the lobby area.
- Allow others to “work in” between sets or vacate stations between sets.
- Uncontrolled and repetitive weight dropping is not permitted. See staff for clarification regarding Olympic lifting.
- Observe and follow procedures for cardio sign-in & use.
- Please be respectful of facility hours and ensure you leave the fitness centre at or before closing time.
- No scents
Health, Safety & Cleanliness
- Teens 13-14yrs who wish to use the fitness centre must book a free consultation with a fitness advisor. Once approved, they can use the fitness centre without adult supervision. A child/youth drop-in is required.
- Use equipment according to manufacturer’s recommended use. Seek advice from staff when unfamiliar
- Wipe down your equipment after each use. Towels and sanitizer are provided for this purpose.
- Please store all bags and belonging in cubbies or lockers. Free wallet lockers are available.
- All weights/dumbbells/equipment MUST be put away when done to prevent hazards.
- Avoid resting bars and weights on benches between sets.
- Wear appropriate exercise clothing and athletic footwear in the facility/ during your workout. Seek guidance/clarification from staff.
- Candy, food, gum, are not permitted. Unbreakable beverage containers with closed lids are acceptable.
Facility Use Privileges (Membership and Access)
Membership privileges and facility access may be refused or suspended in instances where individuals commit a serious or repeated breach of these rules or the North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission’s Code of Conduct.
While strength training can be beneficial in developing muscular strength and endurance in youth, there are specific concerns related to the growth and development of bone and joint tissue. The recommendation from most authorities on this topic (that is, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Physician and Sports Medicine) are that strength training (with weights) for youth be conducted under appropriate supervision only.
Unrestricted use of the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission's Fitness Centres is available for teens 13 years & up.
A person 13 or 14 years old must complete a Youth Consultation prior to having Teen Privileges in the Fitness Centres. This is to ensure the youth understands lifting technique, general safety concerns, weight room etiquette and the risks involved in weight training. To book a youth consultation, contact a fitness centre supervisor at one the following facilities:
- Delbrook: Shawn Toth 604-983-6557 or email
- Harry Jerome: Rob Wynen 604-983-6406 or email
- John Braithwaite: Connie Russell 604-983- 6475 or email
- Karen Magnussen: Darrin Jones 604-983-6559 or email
- Parkgate: Tony Carrabetta 604-983-6355 or email
- Ron Andrews: Paula Coburn or Bryce Martin 604-983-6522 or Paula's email Byrce's email
After the youth consultation has taken place and the youth is approved to use the fitness centres, youth 13 and 14 years of age can attend the fitness centre during regular opening hours.