We offer land and water based fitness classes which are included in our fitness membership, or you can pay a drop-in fee for each class attend.
Whether you're just starting out, returning to exercise after a break, or looking for a challenge, our instructors will motivate and inspire you to keep coming back. We have classes for all fitness levels. View our Book-a-Visit fitness class schedule.
Check out our class descriptions below and find the one that's right for you.
- All visits to our fitness classes must be booked in advance.
- If you are unable to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours in advance. View our how-to video to learn how to cancel your visit online.
- Please bring your own mat for any classes involving floor work.
- To respect other participants and the instructor, late arrivals are not permitted. There will be no admission to the fitness class 5 minutes after the start time.
- Children aged 12 to 14 may attend a fitness class if they are accompanied by an adult. Youth rates apply.
- The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission values the safety of families and children in our facilities. It is for this reason that children are not to be brought into exercise / activity areas during adult group fitness classes.
Registered Fitness Programs
A registered program is a set number of classes (usually weekly). Participants register in advance for the complete set (all of the classes). Often, registered programs are grouped by experience and you can progress through the program e.g. Pilates Beginner, Pilates Intermediate. View our registered fitness classes.
Please note that our circuit training classes require previous experience with weight room equipment or a fitness centre orientation.
* = Class suitable for beginners
|Bootcamp 3||A high intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training. Steps may be used.|
|Cardio 1||This classic aerobics class will get your body moving by combining simple choreography and resistance training followed by a relaxing stretch component. This class is great for people beginning or returning to physical activity or for those who prefer low impact, low intensity exercises.|
|Cardio 2 & 3||This class incorporates traditional choreography of moderate to high intensity, high and low impact moves with a variety of conditioning exercises.|
|Cardio Dance||This aerobics dance class will get your body moving by combining simple choreography and resistance training followed by a relaxing stretch component. This class is great for people beginning or returning to physical activity or for those who prefer low impact, medium intensity exercises.|
|Cardio Kickboxing||This class will build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility. A combination class of martial arts, kicking and boxing with upbeat music for a high-energy workout.|
|Muscle Core Fusion 1, 2 & 3||Focusing on strengthening your core and supporting musculature of the lower limbs. Resistance training equipment and steps may be used.|
|Muscle Fusion||A total body muscle conditioning class. Steps, tubing or hand weights may be used.|
|Muscle Fusion Ball||A total body muscle conditioning class. Stability balls, bands or weights may be used.|
|Spin||This class challenges you with intervals, drills and visualizations. Bring a towel and water bottle!|
|Step 2||This class involves traditional step choreography. Different levels of intensity are provided to ensure everyone gets the most out of their Step workout. Class ends with a thorough cool-down and stretch.|
|Step 3||This moderate to advanced step class involves use of the step for a short cardio component and then focus on total body conditioning using weights, gliders, bands, and body weight.|
|Stretch Flow||Dynamic and static stretches to improve your range of motion and strengthen your full body to improve movement performance.|
This flow class will combine traditional yoga with dynamic, static stretches to improve your range of motion and strengthen your full body to improve movement performance.
* = Class suitable for beginners
|Aquafit Shallow||This water-based class gives your body a total workout with little impact and joint stress. Workout intensity is appropriate for all levels.|
|Aquafit Deep||This deep water class challenges all your muscle groups while eliminating impact to muscles, tendons or joints. Great class to use as cross training to prevent overuse injuries.|
|Exercise for Range of Motion Level 1 & 2||This water-based class focuses on developing muscle strength, increasing range of motion, reaction time and reducing risk of falls.|
|Masters Swim 1||Must be able to swim 75m continuously and at least two of the following: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly. Good for the recreational swimmer who would like to improve their strength and endurance.|
|Masters Swim 2||Must be able to swim 400m continuously & at least 100m of three of the following: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly. Great for the triathlete or recreational swimmer who would like to improve their strength and endurance.|
Some classes and programs require a physician's referral. Find out more about our rehabilitation programs.
|Active Rehab||Formerly Joint Rehabilitation. This class is designed for participants who are pre or post knee, hip or shoulder joint replacement or for those with stable musculoskeletal and neurological health conditions. Our fitness professionals will help guide you through an individualized exercise program and provide ongoing support and supervision. At this time, this class is only open for registration to previous NVRC Joint Rehabilitation participants. For more information please call 604-983-6406.|
|Cardiac & Special Health Conditions||Previously Cardiac Phase 3,4. This class is for participants with stable chronic health conditions that would benefit from physical activity to improve their quality of life. Our fitness professional will guide you through an individualized exercise program in our Fitness Centre. Currently registration is only available for past Cardiac Rehab Phase 3/4 participants. New participants please call 604-983-6534 as an assessment is necessary prior to participating in this class.|
Movement and Mobility 1, 2 & 3
|Featuring chair based exercises that focuses on improving joint and movement patterns that help regain strength, improve mobility to prevent injuries.|