COQUITLAM, B.C., Nov. 25, 2021 – Coquitlam is launching a new interactive fitness campaign to inspire and celebrate healthy living in the community.
Share Your Story
The City is calling for stories from its residents about their unique journeys in active living and fitness to be shared as inspiration for the community.
Fitness doesn’t have to mean long workouts in the gym - while it may be so for some. Fitness could take the form of adding in a daily walk that allows for connection to nature or a new stretching routine that calms the mind. It could mean improvements to overall mental health through regular movement, or even changing nutritional habits. It may be trying a new group fitness class for the first time; fitness means something different to each person.
Fitness storytellers will receive a special t-shirt and have their story published via the City’s social media accounts, website and more.
Together, as a community, we can inspire each other to lead healthy and active lives.
Submit your story at www.coquitlam.ca/whatisfitness.
Get Moving with a Wide Variety of Drop-in Group Fitness Classes
The City’s group fitness drop-in classes have returned with the addition of many exciting and new class formats. These drop-in classes are available at a variety of recreation facilities across the city, with programs for all ages and abilities.
With the recent expansion to the City Centre Aquatic Complex (CCAC), even more group fitness classes have been added to the Northeast Coquitlam drop-in schedule, in addition to increased capacity and more spin and cycle classes. Examples include:
• Beginner-level– Dance4One, Gentle Impact 4 Healthy Bones and Body Basics
• Low impact – Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Active Joints, Zumba Gold, Low Impact and Essentrics
• All-levels classes – NRG Circuit, Pilates, Fit 360, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Step Remix, Belly Dance Workout, Zumba, Zumba Toning, Zumba Step, POUND and Cardio Core Conditioning
• High intensity – Cardio Kick, Ramp’d Up Reps, Level 3 Bootcamp, and Iron & HIIT
• Indoor cycling – Group Ride and Ride & Tone (At this time, these classes require pre-registration to attend.)
Check out all of our drop-in group fitness offerings at www.coquitlam.ca/dropin, or call 604-927-4386 during business hours.
Please note that masks are not required to be worn while participating in group fitness classes, but are required while entering and moving around the facility. Proof of vaccination is also required. Find details on the current provincial health order safety requirements at www.coquitlam.ca/covid19.
All of Coquitlam’s fitness facilities are now open. Locations and operating hours available at www.coquitlam.ca/fitness.
Try Something New
Sign up for a mini set in December to try one of the City’s registered programs at a reduced cost in the newly renovated CCAC facility.
• Prenatal Yoga – Mondays 8:15 – 9:15 p.m. (Course ID# 72895)
• Chair Yoga – Tuesdays 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Tuesday’s (Course ID #73025)
• Barre – Fridays 8:15 – 9:15 p.m. (Course ID #73012)
• Ride & Pulse – Saturdays 9 – 10 a.m. (Course ID #73011)
To register for a mini try-it set visit www.coquitlam.ca/registration and search by the course ID# under “keyword” in the registration system, by phone at 604-927-4386, or visit the front desk of any City recreation centre during operating hours to register in person.
Discounts Available with ONE PASS
Do you enjoy drop-in swimming, skating, fitness and more in Coquitlam? The ONE PASS is your gateway to discounts for drop-in aquatics, arena, fitness and gym programs across the City. Relaunched in September 2021 with new options, the all-inclusive pass is valid at all Coquitlam recreation facilities and offers discounts based on age, pass type and frequency. Get more flexibility with 10-visit passes valid for two years, or deeper discounts with unlimited visits over a month or year. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/onepass for details, or buy at any recreation facility or online at www.coquitlam.ca/registration.
Financial Assistance Available for Recreation
It’s now easier than ever to access financial support for Coquitlam’s recreation services. The City has relaunched a more user-friendly Financial Assistance for Recreation program – formerly known as Get Connected, Get Active – with easier sign-up and income verification plus more flexibility than ever. For details or to register online, visit www.coquitlam.ca/financialassistancerec.
Community Recreation Manager