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Get Active at UM on National Health and Fitness Day

Bring your family and friends to try our sport and rec facilities for free.

May 24, 2024 — 

UM’s Recreation Services team is excited to welcome the community to our Get Active Open House on Saturday, June 1, to celebrate National Health and Fitness Day. The event opens the doors to UM’s fitness and recreation facilities at the Active Living Centre, Frank Kennedy Centre and the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre. This event welcomes everyone from the community to experience UM’s sports and recreation facilities for free.

The open house showcases membership benefits, provides access to fitness facilities, and helps build community both on and off campus. The facilities will be open to the community for free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with various activities will be scheduled throughout the day. 

“Our goal is to encourage the community to come together, move their bodies, and connect with others who share similar interests,’ says Tanya Angus, director of Recreation Services at UM.

“We believe in the power of physical activity and social interaction to enhance well-being. Our Get Active open house is not only about showcasing what we have to offer in terms of programs and facilities but also about creating a sense of belonging and community.”

The facilities will be open to the community for free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and a variety of activities will be scheduled throughout the day.  Get Active is open to all ages and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to recreational activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Fort Garry Campus (430 University Cres)

The Active Living Centre, Frank Kennedy Centre, and Joyce Fromson Pool facilities are free for the public to use throughout the day. Please see the schedule of activities to plan your visit.

Active Living Centre fitness floor

All-day access from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those 15 and over. If you’d like to learn more about the spaces, we’re hosting two group tours of our facilities.

Tours start at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Meet at our customer service desk give minutes before the start time to take a tour of the facilities.

Group fitness

Try a fitness class led by one of our certified instructors. All fitness and experience levels are welcome. Participants must be 17 and older to attend.

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • Abs & Glutes:  Second floor, Dance Studio
  • Cycle Xpress: Third floor, Cycling Studio
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Yoga Flow: Second floor, Multipurpose Studio 264
  • Zumba: Second floor, Multipurpose Studio 274

Open gymnasium

Pick up a racket and try out some court sports. In the morning, the Brown Gym on the second floor will be open to play pickleball and badminton. In the afternoon, drop-in volleyball.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Pickleball/Badminton
    • Bring your own or rent a racquet. Balls/birdies can be purchased and other equipment can be borrowed from the customer service desk.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 pm
  • Volleyball
    • Equipment can be borrowed from the customer service desk.

Mini U games

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Bring your children, grandchildren or other young ones aged 5-12 in your life for games led by our Mini U team. Games take place in the Brown Gym on the second floor.

Recreational swim

2:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Take advantage of lane swimming in our 25m pool with six lanes or enjoy the deep end. A guardian must accompany minors in the pool and bathing suits are required.

Climbing wall

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Try out our 35-foot climbing wall on the third floor of the Active Living Center. All climbers must pre-register, and equipment is available at the wall.

Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (030-Brodie Center – 727 McDermot Avenue)

Fitness floor and Gymnasium

 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Guests must be 15 and over to use the fitness floor facilities and guests below the age of 15 must be accompanied with a guardian when using the gymnasium.

Group fitness

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
  • Zumba: Studio

Join us!

Please remember to bring indoor shoes, clothes to be active in, and photo ID. All guests will be required to complete our gym waiver to access our spaces.

While you’re at the gym, you can enter to win a 4-month membership from UM Recreation Services.

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