The Queens Park and Old Schoolhouse have fitness circuit amenities available to those who do not regularly go to fitness gyms.
Queen’s Park offers the following fitness circuits.
- parallel bars
- bar extension and sit-up bench
- push-up stand and monkey bars
- chip-up bars
- spring balance beam
- bounding bars
- self-weighted rower
Old Schoolhouse offers the following:
- warm-up and stretch station
- At Pul
- Ab crunch
- Air walker
- Air swinger
- Seated leg press
There are also fitness centers that offer regular fitness programs like the Canada Games and Fitness Center and the Queensborough Community Center Fitness Center
Canada Games Pool and Fitness Center
Downstairs Fitness Area
- 3,000 square foot space for available machines and equipment for a variety of fitness routines
- 20 station exercise circuits
- 12- piece Hammer Strength
- soft plyometric boxes, Precor stretcher, reverse lower back machine, AirFit bikes, agility ladder, battle ropes, two stretching areas, and slam balls
Main Fitness Area
- 5,000 square foot space equipment used for rehab and sports-specific training
- 35-piece section of cardio-vascular such as upright bikes, climb mills, steppers, self-propelled and traditional treadmills, and elliptical trainers.
- dedicated space for stretching
- Canada Games and Pool Fitness Center offers whirlpool and sauna sessions to relieve stress after a workout and an all-day lane swimming facility.
Important Things to Remember
Although parks and recreations are already open in New Westminster, government protocols are strictly enforced and should be observed at all times. The Provincial Health Officer is the authority when it comes to public health orders. They are constantly updating the health orders for the safety of Westminster residents.
First, wearing masks is mandatory in all public spaces. This public health order was last updated on September 28, 2021. Individuals ages 5 and above are required to wear masks in public areas, including recreation, sports, and fitness centers.
Other places where wearing of masks is required:
- Malls, shopping centers, coffee shops, and retail grocery stores;
- Liquor and drug stores;
- Government offices;
- Restaurants, bars, and pubs;
- Public transportation
Second, proof of vaccination is required to participate in recreational activities. Public health order released on September 13, 2021, requires individuals and patrons 12 years old and above to show proof of vaccination when participating in the following:
- Group fitness
- Fitness centers
- Group exercise (excluding swimming and skating
- Team sports
Other places where proof of vaccination is required:
- Indoor concerts, theater, and dance events with more than 50 people
- Events places for organized events with more than 50 people
- Spectator at indoor youth sporting events with more than 50 people
However, proof vaccination is not required for
- Activities with less than 50 participants for age 22 and above, except for sports, exercise, fitness, or dance activities.
- Swimming activities in Canada Games Pool
- Skating activities in Queen’s Park Arena and Moody Park Arena
- Children ages 0-21 sport and recreation programs
- Parents or guardians dropping off or picking up, assisting, or watching children under 22 years old.