Fitness Classes

Spin Cycle Class

We offer over 150 land and water based drop-in fitness classes every week which are included in our fitness membership, or you can pay a drop-in fee each time you 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 fitness class schedule.

Check out our class descriptions below and find the one that's right for you.

Special Notes

  • Pass checks are performed frequently in fitness and weight room classes. To avoid any inconvenience or disruption to your workout, please have your membership pass or proof of payment with you at all times.
  • Please bring your own mat for any classes involving floor work.
  • Children aged 12 to 14 may attend a fitness class if they are accompanied by an adult. Youth drop-in rates apply.
  • The North Vancouver Recreation and 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.
Land Fitness Class Descriptions

Please note that our circuit training classes require previous experience with weight room equipment or a fitness centre orientation.
* = Class suitable for beginners

Class Name Description
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 This class incorporates traditional choreography of moderate to high intensity, high and low impact moves with a variety of conditioning 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.
Cardio 3 This class incorporates traditional choreography of high impact moves as well as low impact alternatives mixed with a variety of conditioning exercises. 
Circuit 1 This station-based class allows you to go at your own pace. Stations include strength, cardio, agility and balance for a complete work out.  
Cardio Kickbox A combination class of martial arts-inspired kicking and boxing with upbeat music for a high-energy workout.
Circuit 2 This station-based class allows you to go at your own pace. Stations include strength, cardio, agility and balance for a complete work out.  
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.
Bootcamp 3 A high intensity class that will challenge you with intervals of cardio and strength training. Steps may be used. 
Muscle Fusion 1 A total body muscle conditioning class. Steps, tubing or hand weights may be used. 
Muscle Fusion 2 A total body muscle conditioning class. Steps, tubing or hand weights may be used. 
Muscle Fusion 3 A total body muscle conditioning class. Steps, tubing or hand weights may be used. 
Muscle Core Fusion 2 Focusing on strengthening your core and supporting musculature of the lower limbs.  Resistance training equipment and steps may be used.
Muscle Fusion Ball 2 A total body muscle conditioning class. Stability balls, bands or weights may be used. 
Stretch Flow Dynamic  and static stretches to improve your range of motion and strengthen your full body to improve movement performance.  
Yoga Fusion

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.  

Aquatic Fitness Class Descriptions

* = Class suitable for beginners

Class Name Description
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. 
Aquafit Interval This class combines interval training to challenge all your muscle groups while eliminating impact to muscles, tendons or joints. Great classes for athletes to cross train to prevent overuse injuries. 
Exercise for Range of Motion Level 1 This water-based class focuses on developing muscle strength, increasing range of motion, reaction time and reducing risk of falls.
Exercise for Range of Motion Level 2 This water-based class focuses on developing muscle strength, increasing range of motion, reaction time and reducing risk of falls.
Adapted Aquafit A mild class for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities.  Those requiring 1:1 support while participating in the water are asked to bring their own support person. A mild class for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities.  Those requiring 1:1 support while participating in the water are asked to bring their own support person. 
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.
Health Management Class Descriptions

Some classes and programs require a physician's referral. Find out more about our rehabilitation programs.

Class Name Description

Cardiac Rehab 3-4

Phase 3-4 (Maintenance Level) For those who have a heart condition or are trying to prevent a heart condition.  Exercise classes are supervised by Certified Exercise Physiologists.  Referral by physician or medical professional required.

Supervised Rehab

A qualified fitness professional will supervise your personalized program in a Fitness Centre. These drop-in classes take place at Parkgate on Tuesday and Thursday between 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

Movement and Mobility 1

Featuring chair based exercises that focuses on improving joint and movement patterns that help regain strength, improve mobility to prevent injuries.
Movement and Mobility 2 Featuring chair based exercises that focus on improving joint and movement patterns that help regain strength, improve mobility to prevent injuries.
Movement and Mobility 3 Featuring low impact exercises that focus on improving joint and movement patterns that help regain strength, improve mobility to prevent injuries.