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Access and Inclusion at Active Living

Active Living places a strong emphasis on access and inclusion, offering a range of facilities tailored to diverse needs. Our amenities include gender-neutral changerooms, showers, and washrooms. For those seeking wheelchair-accessible facilities and sensory sensitivity accommodations, we provide dedicated solutions. Additionally, we're proud to feature women-only weightlifting sessions and workouts. Experience a welcoming environment for all at Active Living.

Want to learn about our inclusive accommodations? Reach out to us.

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Gender Neutral Washrooms

Gender neutral washroom and change room

Gender neutral change and shower rooms are available for use. Two private rooms with a sink, toilet and shower are located past the Kinesiology Client Services desk towards the Red and Gold Gyms, KNA 107W and KNA 108W.

If you wish to access the Aquatic Centre, please notify a Client Services staff member, and they will guide you to an alternative entrance.

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Inclusive workout times, spaces and programs

This dedicated workout time is for those who identify as women.

Enjoy a private and safe workout space separate from the main Fitness Centre.

This initiative is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Please note that space is limited and operates on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Sign up for Sensory Friendly Open Workout Time in our brand new Research Exercise Centre (REC). 

This dedicated workout space and time is for students who experience sensory sensitivity. 

  • Closed space  
  • Consistent soft lighting  
  • No music, headphones only 
  • Low maximum capacity  
  • Drop-free zone strictly enforced

Students only please. 

Are we meeting your inclusivity and accessibility needs? Please share suggestions for improvement.

Facilities with Accessibility Options

Wheelchair Accessibility

KNA 108W gender neutral change room includes a wheelchair-accessible shower.

Each gendered changeroom includes shower stalls designed for accessibility.  

Gender neutral and accessible washrooms are available in Kinesiology A Block. 

Our gymnasiums and the Gold Fitness Alcove are wheelchair accessible. 

The Fitness Centre's main floor has limited space for wheelchairs but can be accessed. Once you have checked in at the desk, the track level can be accessed by the elevator across the hall.

The Aquatic Centre have a lift to assist wheelchairs with entering the pool.

This would require you to bring your own assistant and alert the Aquatic Centre Staff two hours before arrival so they can bring it out on deck.

Contact crmember@ucalgary.ca for more information.

Wheelchairs may use the running Track and the ice surface during public times.

Please stay in one lane on the Track to allow people to pass.

To access the activity level, check in at the Oval desk, proceed to the elevator and go down to the basement. A telephone connects to the front desk; use that to call them, and they will open the doors remotely for you.