Welcome to the Zatzman Sportsplex!

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 17+ can access the weight room without an orientation.
  • Youth 16 and under must be cleared via a 1:1 consultation.
  • 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.

Activities and classes requiring booking:

The following classes/programs MUST be booked online through MyRec to reserve a space: 

    Spin Class and Cycle & Core class need to be booked ahead of time due to the limited number of spin bikes available. 

    See our Fitness Class schedule for class times.

    We have one Squash and one Racquetteball court at our facility.
    To prevent groups from visiting and having to wait for a free court, these courts must be booked ahead of time.

    Want to upgrade your lap swimming workout? Whether you are swimming to prepare for an open water swimming race like a triathlon or just swimming to get fit come join us at Tri Fit. This is mainly a Freestyle workout based swim program with some technique tips to make you go even faster. Open to swimmers 16 years of age and older with most participants 30+; you must be able to swim 500m continuously to attend.

    Visit Halifax MyRec for class times and to reserve your space. 

    Come out and enjoy our Lifesaving Sport practice!

    This program focuses on stroke technique, endurance and speed. See how fast you can save a person with a rope, how fast you can sprint past obstacles or carry a manikin across the pool. Participants should be in Swimmer 5 or higher or be able to swim 300m continuously.

    Visit Halifax MyRec for class times and to reserve your space.  

    Are you an adult who wants to improve their swimming skills? We offer three levels of Adult Swimming Lessons at our facility to help build your confidence in the water!

    Participants are not required to register for an entire session; this course is week by week and no commitment!

    This course is included with your Zatzman Sportsplex Membership. Non-Members must purchase a Day Pass to attend.

    Visit Halifax MyRec for class times and to reserve your space.  

    All classes and activities are included with your Sportsplex Membership.
    Non-members can purchase a Day Pass to access the facility and fitness classes.  
    All other classes and activites not listed above do not require booking ahead of time.

    BOOKING ACTIVITIES 

    Sportsplex Members have the ability to book these activities on 7 days in advance for free.

    Non-members can book these activities 5 days in advance.

    Non-members must pay for a Day Pass to enter the facility on the day of their activity. 

    HOW DO I BOOK ACTIVITIES?

    You must have a MyRec account set up first. Instructions on how to use MyRec can be found here.

    Once you are set up in MyRec, you can book activities by:

    A. Booking them through MyRec, instructions found here
    OR
    B. Booking them in person at the Welcome Desk

    We do not take bookings over the phone, email, or through social media.

    REGISTER FOR CLASSES AND PROGRAMS

    CANCELLING BOOKED ACTIVITIES 

    You can now cancel drop-in bookings for Spin Class, Squash Courts, Tri-Fit, Jr. Guard and Adult Swimming Lessons online without calling our Welcome Desk.

    Follow these steps to cancel your booking:

    1) Log into Halifax MyRec. 

    2) Use the View Bookings >> View My Bookings feature onthe left side menu to view or cancel your own drop ins.

    3) From the list, select the booking to cancel by clicking the red x.

    4) The booking will disapear from the list.

    Choose Confirm. You will receive a confirmation email.

    Drop-in Fitness Classes: 

    All classes listed below do not require booking ahead of time. 

    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

    We offer Free Community Zumba fitness class every Sundays at 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Just visit our 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