Registration opens for outdoor fitness classes
26 June 2020
Registration for outdoor fitness programs will open on Monday, June 29 as part of the City of Richmond’s plan to carefully restore programs, services and activities placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commencing at 10 a.m. on June 29, residents will be able to register for a variety of outdoor fitness classes that will start on Monday, July 6. All will be held outdoors, to assist with adherence to public health rules and guidelines regarding physical distancing and safe behaviours that reduce the spread of COVID-19.
For those eager to get back into their fitness routine put on hold by the pandemic, a wide range of options will be on offer through Community Centres across the city. Classes range from Zumba, Kardio Kickboxing and Dance Fit, to Yoga, Pilates Fusion and Ease Into Fitness.
Pre-registration for the outdoor fitness classes is required and begins Monday, June 29 at 10 a.m.:
- Register online at richmond.ca/register using your MyRichmond account. Anyone without one can set one up in advance at myrichmond.richmond.ca.
- Register by calling 604-276-4300.
- Individual classes or multiple sessions may be booked one week at a time.
- Registration will begin each Monday at 10 a.m. for classes held the following week.
- Drop-in attendance is not permitted.
In accordance with safety plans, strict protocols will also be necessary. This will include physical distancing among participants; and no sharing of water bottles, towels, mats or other items. Other safety requirements will be shared upon registration.
Anyone registering should not have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or experienced any in the previous 10 days. They must also not have returned from outside Canada in the previous 14 days or been in contact with someone who has and tested positive for COVID-19.
The introduction of the classes is part of the City’s Restoring Richmond Plan, a careful and phased approach to restoring recreational and community programs, services and amenities that were placed on hold back in March. While the City encourages people to be active and enjoy the benefits of physical activity and social connectivity, it also wants to ensure any restoration is done safely and strictly adheres to public health and WorkSafeBC guidelines.
Updates to the City’s Restoring Richmond Plan will be shared via the City website at richmond.ca/covid19 and social media channels as they are confirmed.