Some good news for local fitness enthusiasts.
After BC health officials announced the easing of some restrictions this week, the City of Campbell River is ready to reopen the Sportsplex weight room and resume in-person fitness classes.
According to the city, locals can reaccess the weight room starting today (Thursday, Jan. 20), with in-person fitness classes resuming this coming Monday, Jan. 24.
At the Sportsplex, limited access and health and safety measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 are in place, including proof of vaccination. The city asks those showing signs or symptoms of the virus not to attend.
When exercising, masks aren’t required, and people must maintain a 7 square metre distance (2.5 by 2.5-metres) from others, washing or sanitizing equipment before and after use.
The city says late entry isn’t permitted for in-person fitness classes, and people shouldn’t arrive more than 10 minutes early for classes or 5 minutes early for weight room bookings.
Recreation and Culture Department program supervisor Meghan Lawley says staff has carefully developed a safe reopening strategy.
“People will notice that some previous COVID-19 safety protocols have come back into effect and will be expected to follow procedures established by provincial authorities to help keep our fitness clients and our employees healthy,” Lawley said.
Fitness supervisor Mary Fast finds the community is ready to get back to using the weight room again, noting staff is “eager to welcome them back to safe weight room spaces and help them get in the workout they have been waiting for.”
Locals are encouraged to book a space in advance to access the weight room or fitness classes to guarantee a spot. View the weight room and fitness schedule and make bookings online at campbellriver.ca/registration.