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Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre is one of the most popular Active Living facilities. Located in the main hallway of the Kinesiology B building, the Fitness Centre has an array of exercise equipment and spaces, to provide students, staff, faculty and the greater University community with a fun and safe place to workout. No matter your ability, fitness level or experience, every body is welcome. 

Access to the Fitness Centre is included with an All-Access membership or Fitness membership.

    With over 3750 square meters of space, the Fitness Centre has something for everyone, including:

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    A wide range of cardio equipment, weight machines and free weight equipment

    Running track

    6 lane, 240m running track

    Wheelchair access

    A variety of wheelchair accessible equipment, with an elevator to the second floor

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    Active your UCID

    Before using the Fitness Centre for the first time, all users must activate their UCID card at the Fitness Centre (KNB155) or Client Services (KNA104) desk. It is a one-time activation for the life of your card.

    Never been to the Fitness Centre? Thinking about beginning an exercise program but don’t know where to start? Orientations are available on-demand, for any Fitness Centre user. Please see any Fitness Centre staff member for details.

    Visiting the Fitness Centre

    Location: KNB 155 
    Maps & parking

    Due to popular demand, we now have new equipment for you to use

    • Functional equipment upstairs is located at the West End of the track.
    • Additional free weight benches, dumbbells and squat racks.
    • Barbell jacks for loading plates. 

    The Day of Your Visit

    When you arrive at the Fitness Centre (KNB 155) simply, scan your UCID Card at the gates.

    Once checked in, you may stay as long as you like. 

    Changerooms are in KNA across from Client Services

    Note: if this is your first time using the Fitness Centre, you will need to have your UCID card activated by a staff member at Client Services (KNA104) or the Fitness Centre (KNB155) prior to scanning at the gates.

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    Women's Only Open Gym Time

    Starting October 16, 2023, we're offering a dedicated workout time in KNA17 for those who identify as women.

    From 1:00pm to 3:00pm every Monday, 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.

    What to bring to the Fitness Centre

    Appropriate footwear

    Please bring clean, close-toed indoor shoes.

    Drawstring bags are permitted

    You can bring a small, drawstring bag to keep with you. Large bags are not allowed inside the Fitness Centre.

    UCID card

    Scan your University of Calgary ID card at the Fitness Centre entrance to gain access.

    Questions? Call us at 403.220.5185 or Email Us

    Fitness Centre safety measures

    Safety remains a priority for Active Living and the Fitness Centre. 

    • Users are expected to clean their fitness equipment BEFORE and AFTER each use.
    • In addition to user cleaning, the staff cleans all equipment on a regular rotating schedule. 
    • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facilities 
    • If you are showing any symptoms of illness, please do not visit the Fitness Centre

    Age Restrictions

    • All users of the Fitness Centre must be 17 years of age or older to ensure safe use of equipment and to minimize the risk of injury.
    • Anyone between the ages of 14-16 years old who wishes to use the Fitness Centre must complete an orientation with a parent/guardian who will also need to supervise them while they use the Fitness Centre in the future.
    • Anyone 13 years of age or under are not permitted in the Fitness Centre.