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Free fitness at UM Jan. 6-10

December 18, 2019 — 

Are health and wellness at the top of your mind heading into 2020? If so, you’re likely looking for fun and affordable fitness. 

Jan. 6-10 marks UM Recreation Services‘ bi-annual free week event. Get a head start on your health and fitness by experiencing the Active Living Centre and Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (Bannatyne Campus) for free. This includes sampling over 60 popular instructional classes at no cost at all.  

Free classes throughout the week include martial arts, mind-body, dance, group fitness, climbing and aquatics.

You might have questions. We have answers:

How can I access the sport and recreation facilities like the pool or the Active Living Centre?
Visit the customer service desk with your photo I.D. Pre-registration isn’t required.

How can I take one of your instructional programs like Karate, Yoga or Ballroom Dance at your Fort Garry campus location?
Aim to arrive an hour prior to the start of the program you’re wanting to take and visit our free week table to obtain a program ticket. Once all tickets for a particular class have been given out, no additional space will be offered. Programs requiring tickets are identified on our schedule above. Please note that program tickets will not be issued more than an hour to the start of the class.

How can I take one of your group fitness classes?
We recommend that you arrive at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the group fitness class to ensure a spot in that class. Tickets aren’t required to take a group fitness class, however it’s up to the instructor to determine when the class is full.

I’m not a student or staff member at the University of Manitoba. Can I still attend free week?
Free week is open to the general public. We encourage all members of the community to take advantage of the different active living opportunities we have available.

Visit to learn more about Recreation Services’ many options to stay active (and warm) this winter.



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