Health & Fitness

home-alertCOVID-19: Things are evolving daily and the page below may not be current, get the latest updates on City facilities, services and programs at coquitlam.ca/covid19.

Note also that many services are available online to continue to serve the community at this time.

Visiting Our Facilities - Update August 2020

When you attend one of our facilities, you’ll notice that things are a bit different. The only public allowed inside will be a registered patron, and we have assigned different entrances for the type of activity to ensure we can limit the number of human interactions and reduce potential risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Please visit the Poirier Sport & Leisure webpage to view a map indicating which entrance to use for the particular activity you registered.

You will also find more details there about the safety measures in place to protect staff and our participants, as well as a list of the equipment currently available.  

Details on the correct entrance for City Centre Aquatic Complex entrance are also explained on that webpage. 

You will also find more details there about the safety measures in place to protect staff and our participants, as well as a list of the equipment currently available.  ​

IMPORTANT: All registered user will be asked to NOT loiter in the facilities. There will be queues for arrival, and once a facility user has finished their session, staff will be requesting them to leave promptly.  

Group Fitness Classes

All our group fitness classes are limited to 12 participants per class to ensure social distancing.

Markers for participants have been pre-measured to at least 8 feet between each person.

There will be no sharing of equipment, each person will get their own equipment at the start of the class that they can use throughout the workout.

Equipment will be sanitized after each class, so everything provided will be clean and ready to use.

Fitness Centre Physical Distancing

Physical distancing will be enforced at all times in our Fitness Centres.

Our friendly weight room attendants will be available at all times to ensure that everybody is keeping their distance and staying safe.

Equipment has all been spaced at least 6 feet apart to ensure a safe distance between participants, and one-way travel has been implemented in narrow walkways. 

Staff will wear masks whenever they cannot maintain a physical distance from each other or visitors.

Mask-use by visitors will be recommended, but at this time will not be required.

Note: ​Fitness centre users must be 16 yrs+.

General Guidelines for Using the Fitness Centre

  • Show up 5 – 10 minutes prior to your scheduled Fitness Centre appointment.
  • Arrive in your workout attire with a full water bottle – no access to change rooms, lockers, or water fountains.
  • Follow all posted signage. Certain areas have directional travel or maximum capacities.
  • Maintain 6​ feet distance from other Fitness Centre participants at all times.
  • Avoid setting up too close to other users when using free weights.
  • No spotting – please select weights that can be safely lifted without the use of a spotter.
  • Each weight room session is 60 minutes in length – max 10 people per session.
  • Appointments for the Fitness Centre can be made up to 24 hours in advance – must be prepaid online or by phone.

​Fitness at Home

Tricep Dips 1While our recreation facilities are currently startingto re-open to the public, Coquitlam’s recreation team is still committed to the health and well-being of our community who wish to remain at home to do fitness.

The World Health Organization recommends that adults get 150 minutes – that’s 30 minutes at least five times per week – of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the week.​

Check out our CoquitlamSPIRIT online fitness resources, including videos, tips and virtual fitness classes for all ages.

Health & Fitness


Waiver Forms for Online Activities & Programs

The City of Coquitlam is providing virtual fitness classes to help you stay fit and active while at home. Before participating in any new workout or fitness class, please complete the Par-Q+ Form – this is a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire that helps determine if you are able to participate in fitness classes, and to avoid injury you may be required to consult with your doctor first. You should complete the Par-Q form at least once a year.

By performing any exercises as shown in our virtual fitness classes, you understand and agree that you are performing them at your own risk. The City of Coquitlam, its officers, employees and agents, will not be responsible or liable for any injury, loss or harm you sustain as a result of our virtual fitness classes. Thank you for understanding.

Remember to stay hydrated, work at your own pace, and take breaks if you need to. Have fun and enjoy our virtual workouts!​

If you're participating in any of our prenatal classes, a PARmed-X for Pregnancy Form will need to be completed prior to working out.​