FITNESS CLASSES & WEIGHT ROOM

At the Zatzman Sportsplex, mental, physical, and spiritual wellness are at the heart of everything we do. We boast brand new, state-of-the-art fitness equipment in our health and fitness centre, and host many drop-in fitness classes and multi-week fitness programs for users of all ages, abilities, and interests. 

WEIGHT ROOM

Our weight room is made up of three sections: one overlooking the pool (with tons of cardio equipment and stretching mats), another overlooking Wyse Rd. (with free weights, more cardio equipment, a Jacob's Ladder, and our TreadWall), and another on the lower level (this is our boxing studio which also contains free weights and rowing machines).

  • Patrons 16+ can access the weight room with a membership or day pass.
  • Patrons 15 and under must participate in four weeks of our Strength Training for Youth drop-in class (available via your MyRec account), OR be cleared via a 1:1 consultation with one of our qualified staff (stop into our weight room or Email Andrea at morrisan@halifax.ca to register).
  • No bags or glass bottles are permitted in the weight room.
  • Shirts, bottoms, and closed-toed non-slip indoor shoes must be worn in the weight room at all times.

FITNESS CLASSES

We have several fitness classes available daily at the Sportsplex. The full fitness schedule is available in our Program Guide. 

The following classes/programs MUST be booked online through MyRec:

  • Spin
  • Tri-Fit
  • Courts (Squash and Racquetball)
  • Adult Swimming Lessons

All other programs are free to access for our members. Non-members can purchase a Day Pass to access the facility and fitness classes.  

REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

CLASSIC BOOTCAMP

Medium to High Intensity

This fast-paced class uses training styles such as HIIT, Tabata, compound movements, and plyometrics to give you the adrenaline rush (and calorie burn) you love. Our instructors keep it interesting and callenging by regularly changing the routine. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

CHAIR FITNESS

Light Intensity

Designed to give you a highly-effective strength and cardio workout, this class is performed almost entirely from a seated position. Do you work at a desk, drive often, or have trouble standing to exercise? Learn moves that will help get your blood flowing and muscles growing. Suitable for all ability levels.

CHAIR YOGA

Light Intensity

Enjoy the benefits of traditional yoga while sitting down! Chair yoga is ideal for office workers, commuter, and those with mobility and balance limitations. Learn tools you can use anytime, anywhere, to feel better in your body. Suitable for all ability levels.

CARDIAC REBUILD

Light Intensity

This cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help Hearts in Motion participants transition to working out on their own. Each two-and-a-half hour period contains two hourand-fifteen-minute classes back-to-back. Registration for this program is by referral. Please contact Andrea Morrison for details at morrisan@halifax.ca.

TAI CHI/QI GONG

Light to Medium Intensity

Combining the classic mindfulness and meditation practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, this class leaves beginners and those who practice regularly more grounded, flexible, and stable in mind and body.

ZUMBA GOLD

Light to Medium Intensity

A modified version of Zumba, the popular, high-energy dance fitness class, for those who want an effective workout without putting too much pressure on their joints.

HEALTHY HEART / STRONG BODY

Light to Medium Intensity

This light, gentle fitness class is ideal for those just getting started with their fitness, as well as those recovering from an injury or cardiac episode. Strengthen, tone, and increase your overall fitness capacity in a fun group setting with a highly qualified instructor.

AQUAFIT

Medium Intensity

A classic aquatic fitness class in our small, accessible pool, AquaFit is ideal for those who want an activity that’s intense for their muscles with little-to-no impact on their joints.

We have Deep-Water and Shallow-Water Aquafit classes- see our facility schedule for times. 

BEGINNER WEIGHT LIFTING: ALL LEVELS

Medium Intensity

At the Zatzman Sportsplex, we thoroughly believe in the importance of cross-training. A program developed by our own in-house athletics professionals, Beginner Weight Lifting helps participants train their bodies to maintain proper form and teaches basic free-weight techniques such as drop sets, metabolic training, supersets, active recovery, continuous tension, splits, and isolation. Participants are given the tools to design their own workouts with their unique goals in mind. Start reaping the benefits of weight lifting with this class suitable for all levels of fitness!

WEIGHT LIFTING: ISOMETRICS AND SUPERSETS

Medium to High Intensity

Our in-house weight lifting program for all levels, this class focuses on toning and shaping the body with high-rep, low-weight sets, and precision-focused training.

WEIGHT LIFTING: BUILD AND TONE

Medium to High Intensity

A free-weight training class using our iron grip bar sets to build muscle, increase strength, and form safe functional movement patterns. Participants will increase muscle mass and lifting capacity with regular attendance, as well as learn skills they can transfer to the weight room.

WEIGHT LIFTING: BALANCED STRENGTH

Medium Intensity

Designed by our in-house athletic professionals, this class challenges and improves balance while strengthing and toning your muscles. Using props such as stability balls, and iron grips weights and dumbbells, participants get a challenging workout that proves amazing results in the way you move and lift.

FREE COMMUNITY ZUMBA

Free Zumba is available on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Just visit the Welcome Desk and let them know you're here for Zumba! See you Sunday! 

Be sure to check our facility schedule for cancelations before attending this class.


Schedules