FITNESS CLASSES & PROGRAMS

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, stretching mats, and a circuit), 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. This is accessible with a membership or day pass and is by registration. Email Andrea at morrisan@halifax.ca to register.
  • No bags or glass bottles are permitted in the weight room.
  • Shirts (no sports bras or muscle tank tops with low arm holes permitted) and bottoms are required in the weight room.

FITNESS CLASSES

The Zatzman Sportsplex has tons of fitness classes to suit all ages, ability levels, and many areas of interest! Check out our classes below or download our program guide to see what's available.

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.

Mondays from 6:30 - 7:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

WEEKEND WARRIOR BOOTCAMP

High Intensity

Get the best workout of your week! This class combines various training methods and tools to increase strength, cardio capacity, endurance, speed, and agility, leaving you feeling like you’ve earned your “down time” this weekend.

Saturdays from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

PRIMALS FULL BODY BOOTCAMP

High Intensity

Focusing on resetting and strengthening the muscles and connective tissues in a natural way, this bootcamp leads to better overall balance and stability. Beyond physical benefits, build a deeper mind/body connection and an increase in general fitness performance. Decrease your risk of injury at the gym and beyond and experience more strength and overall balance. Suitable for most fitness and ability levels.

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. - Victoria Room

Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. - Victoria Room

PRIMAL STRENGTH AND CARDIO

High Intensity

A strength and cardio class using bodyweight and primal movements to train your full body and its systems. Using primitive movements to align and strengthen muscles and joints, this class provides the cross-training cardio burn you’re looking for in a way that feels natural, all while striving to achieve balance for the body and mind.

Fridays from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

SPIN (CYCLING)

Medium to High Intensity

A high-intensity cycling workout on our Keiser M3 bikes, this class focuses on endurance, strength, intervals, power intensity, and recovery. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability. First-come-first-serve, please arrive at least 30 mins. prior to claim your bike.

Mondays from 6:30 - 7:25 a.m. - Windmill Room

Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. - Windmill Room

CYCLE AND CORE

Medium to High Intensity

An interval-style cycling class which finished with a solid core component to complete your workout.

Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. - Windmill Room

FEARLESS FRIDAY

High Intensity

This 90-minute class will leave you feeling spent yet smiling and ready for the weekend! Incorporating strength, endurance, power, flexibility, and cardiovascular training, Fearless Friday flies by fast and is suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness and ability levels.

Off for the summer - will return in September.

ZUMBA

Medium Intensity

The world’s most popular dance fitness program, Zumba is an exciting class with great music that’s appropriate for most fitness and ability levels. Our seasoned Zumba instructors guide you from beginner all the way to superstar with their fun, easy-to-follow moves.

Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. - Victoria Room

FREE TO THE COMMUNITY - Saturdays from 9:30 - 10:25 p.m. - Gymnasium

 

 

LUNCHTIME YOGA

Light to Medium Intensity

Get in a light lunchtime workout and stretch with our 45-minute yoga class! A great way to re-centre yourself and create balance in your day.

Wednesdays from 12:10 - 12:55 p.m. - Windmill Room

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.

Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Shore Room

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.

Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - Shore Room

Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Shore Room

STRENGTH CIRCUIT

Light to Medium Intensity

A gentle fitness class which allows you to build strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardiopulmonary capacity over time. Learn proper movement patterns in a fun, safe environment.

Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - Shore Room

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.

Mondays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Childminding Room / Weight Room

Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Childminding Room / Weight Room

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.

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. - Victoria Room

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.

Mondays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

Fridays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

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.

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

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.

Mondays from 1:30 - 2:25 p.m. - small (training) pool

Tuesdays from 1:30 - 2:25 p.m. - small (training) pool

Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:25 p.m. - large  (deep) pool with option to participate in small (training) pool

INTO THE DEEP

Medium to High Intensity

This deep water fitness class will familiarize you with our Olympic-sized swimming pool in a fun group setting!

Mondays from 7:30 - 8:25 p.m. - large (deep) pool

Wednesdays from 7:30 - 8:25 p.m. - large (deep) pool

H2O POWER

Light to Medium Intensity

Our most intense aquatic fitness class, H2O Power provides the muscular and cardio training you’re looking for without the impact of dry-land workouts. Suitable for intermediate to advanced levels of fitness.

Wednesdays from 7:30 - 8:25 a.m. - small (training) pool

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. - small (training) pool

AQUA ZUMBA

Medium Intensity

Take Zumba, the popular dance-based class into the water! 

Mondays from 1:30 - 2:25 p.m. - small (training) pool

BARRE/PILATES/YOGA FUSION

Medium Intensity

Focusing on bodyweight strength, flexibility, toning, and balance, this fusion class incorporates the best of these three effective exercise methods that stand the test of time.

Mondays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Windmill Room

Saturdays 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Windmill Room

POWER YOGA

High Intensity

An intense, athletic yoga class that delivers a deep stretch, as well as endurance, breathing, and mental-focus training.

Mondays 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. - Windmill Room

BARRE/PILATES FUSION

Medium Intensity

Combining two of our favourite programs for strengthening, toning, and shaping the whole body, this fusion classes uses only bodyweight and light weights. With micro-muscle and endurance training, this class is harder than it looks and will get you the results you’re looking for with no impact on your joints.

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Windmill Room

PILATES 

Medium Intensity

This classic bodyweight toning and strengthening class focuses on proper form, improving balance, alignment, body awareness, and stability. Our goal is for you to leave feeling successful, enlivened, and ready for more! Suitable for most fitness and ability levels.

Fridays from 10:30 - 11:25 a.m. - Windmill Room

BEGINNER YOGA

Light Intensity

This gentle class is excellent for those who are trying yoga for the first time or are just interested in a gentle, relaxing stretch. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability. Requires the ability to get up and down from the floor.

Fridays from 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. - Windmill Room

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Light Intensity

This class is ideal for those recovering from injury, trying yoga for the first time, or just looking for a way to relax the body and mind in a fun, social setting. Suitable for most levels of fitness and ability. Requires the ability to get up and down from the floor.

Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. - Windmill Room

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!

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

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.

Mondays from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

WEIGHT LIFTING: HYPERTROPHY

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.

Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. - Victoria 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.

Tuesdays from 9:30 - 10:25 a.m. - Victoria Room

Are you 15 years old or younger and ready to start weight lifting, cross-training, and working out in the gym? If you’re not sure where to start (but feel motivated to begin!) this class is for you. Focusing on how to train safely and effectively for your body while it continues to grow, this class builds a solid foundation for your fitness now and will have you working out more effectively for the rest of your life.

*Please note: To use the free weights or machines in the weight room, youth ages 15 and under must attend one term (four weeks) of Strength Training for Youth OR have a one-on-one session with a weight room staff (this is for more experienced gym users). This drop-in is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the weight room! Please register by emailing Andrea at morrisan@halifax.ca.

Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:25 p.m.

Fridays from 6:30 - 7:25 p.m. (during Teen Takeover)

MULTI-WEEK FITNESS PROGRAMS

Looking to up your game with a multi-week fitness program? Our experienced athletics staff are here to push you to new levels with bootcamps and other fitness programs. 

Check out our programs below and register now through HRM MyRec to claim your space!

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EARLY BIRD BURN BOOTCAMP

Train with Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer Olivia Petras! Using different types of HIIT training, including tabata, this class will leave you dripping in sweat but feeling 100% from all those great reps. *This bootcamp is designed to work with Strength @ Sun-up, so register for both if you're ready to really go hard.

$124.20 / $93.15 for members

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:15 a.m.   |   Sept. 17 - Oct. 22, 2019

STRENGTH @ SUN-UP BOOTCAMP

This challenging class has a strong emphasis on technique and scalable workouts. Get ready to squat, deadlift, lunge, press, pull, and carry with Olivia! *This bootcamp is designed to work with Early Bird Burn, so register for both if you're ready to really go hard.

$124.20 / $93.15 for members

Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:15 a.m.   |   Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2019

HEALTH AND WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Join Kinesiologist and experienced Personal Trainer Alex Mader for one-off workshops this fall and winter. These workshops focus on more productive, comfortable, and better body movement, providing you with tools you can take home to improve your body functions and overall health.

Read about the workshops we offer below and register now through HRM MyRec! These workshops are one-off, meaning you don't have to register for more than one. Join us for one two-hour session and you'll leave with more knowledge and more confidence in your body and how it moves. 

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Kinesiologist Alex Mader is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to moving your body in more comfortable, productive ways. Alex's goal with his Better Backs & Awesome Abs workshop is to improve how you sit, stand, and more to reduce back pain and strengthen your core. This two-hour workshop focuses on valuable tools and strategies for improving back health, overall strength, stability, and functionality of your entire body. Alex will show you practical exercises you can do at home and send you on your way with a plan for improvement. 

  • Sept. 17 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Oct. 29 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 3 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

COST: $41.17 / $30.88 for members. This is a one-off workshop - no need to attend more than one session as the instructor will repeat information.

Staying active and fit as we age is critical. Active living helps us avoid injury and remain healthy and independent. Kinesiologiset Alex Mader is an experienced personal trainer who works with seniors to teach useful skills that train your balance, endurance, strength and cardiopulmonary health. In this two hour workshop with Alex, learn practical tools that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. As senior male and female bodies have unique needs and goals, this workshop is designed specifically for men. A version for women is coming soon. 

Dates we're offering this one-off workshop:

  • Sept. 3 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Oct. 8 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 12 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 17 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

COST: $41.17 / $30.88 for members for one workshop. This is a one-off workshop - no need to attend more than one session as the instructor will repeat information.

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP

Sept. 17 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$28.75 per person

Certified Wellness Coach Krista Thornton is sharing her tricks for making your favourite snacks healthy and energy-boosting. Learn to make your own easy, healthy chocolate treats that'll satisfy your sweet-tooth. Arrive with an appetite and leave with snacks! Register through HRM MyRec.

EATING FOR ENERGY

Oct. 8 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$11.50 per person

Diets are often the biggest contributor to energy levels, with some foods enlivening our systems and some making us feel sluggish and tired. Discover how to eat for more consistent, productive energy. You’ll be amazed at how good you can feel! Register through HRM MyRec.

POWER BALLS

Oct. 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$28.75 per person

Power Balls are the new Superfood snack that’s easy to make and comes in many different flavours. Learn easy recipes and take home tasty Power Balls from this workshop with Certified Wellness Coach, Krista Thornton. Register through HRM MyRec.

SUGAR BLUES

Nov. 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$11.50 per person

It’s no shocker that sugar is highly addictive. Sugar affects our moods, our bodies, and brains more dramatically than we even realize. Learn how sugar can affect your body and how to leave it behind for healthier alternatives at this workshop. Register through HRM MyRec.

FALL RESTORATION

Nov. 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$11.50 per person

Rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit for the fall season! This four-week program includes four 90-min. classes with a Wellness Coach, a 10-day cleanse, and lots of great knowledge that will help you feel your best all year round. Capacity is limited so register now!

HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING

$690 for six months

Are you ready to take on a wellness journey that will transform your mind and body, getting you to a place of maximum health and confidence? Perhaps you’re already on this journey but you need some professional support to keep you on track. Working one-on-one with a Wellness Coach gives you the customized guidance you need to succeed. Learn tools and strategies to increase your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing from Certified Coach and Trainer Krista Thornton. Contact us now for a free consultation or to sign up for your six-month wellness journey. Email morrisan@halifax.ca for registration and information.