The safety of our members, guests, and staff is what is most important. Each of us plays an important role in making the facilities a safe experience for all.

In light of new COVID restrictions to surrounding areas, we are no longer accepting any new memberships or pay as you go bookings for users outside of the Durham Region. We will still honour memberships and renewing memberships/ bookings from our current members, resident or non-resident.

Facility Safety Measures

We continue to follow stringent sanitation protocols for proper disinfection, operation and maintenance, as well as adding additional procedures to achieve a new level of cleanliness.

Enhanced Procedures & Protocols

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols. Throughout the day, cleaning staff will be focused on high touchpoints such as hand rails, and door knobs, and washroom facilities.  In the evening, each facility will be sanitized with a new disinfectant cleaning solution.
  • Cleaning staff dedicated to washrooms maintenance.
  • Removal of some hard-to-clean equipment.
  • Staggered sessions to permit time for cleaning between sessions. 
  • Spacing equipment a minimum of 2 metres or 6 feet apart.
  • Staff in each room to ensure equipment is being cleaned prior to & after use.
  • Cash free payments – with online reservation.
  • Pre-registered/reserved visit times.
  • Health Screening when booking sessions and once again upon entry to the facility.
  • A dedicated area with exclusive entrance and washroom facilities for adults 55+. 
  • Markings on the floors to remind guests of the physical distance required while waiting to enter/exit the facility and in fitness classes.
  • Increased hand-sanitizer stations.
  • Change facilities will be available for pool users. Other guests are asked to arrive ready to workout.
  • Class sizes and number of people in the health club areas are reduced to respect physical distancing guidelines and maintain group size limits as per provincial standards.
  • Reservations Required for facility use.
  • Common areas usually available for socialization will not be available at this time.
  • Signage for proper hand-wash techniques in public washrooms.
 
Safety Procedures for Guests

Health screening questionnaire & waiver is required before a reservation can be booked for gym/cardio/fitness sessions.

Guests experiencing any of the following symptoms are asked to refrain from using the facilities:

  • Have a fever over 38 Celsius or 100 Fahrenheit
  • Have a new cough or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat, hoarse voice and/or difficulty swallowing
  • Runny nose, sneezing or nasal congestion (in the absence of underlying reasons for symptoms such as season allergies and post nasal drip)
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • New smell or taste disorder
  • Unexplained fatigue/malaise
  • Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Have travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days
  • Have come into contact with probable or confirmed case of COVID-19

While in the facility, remember to:

  • Maintain a distance of 2 metres or 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Liberally use the sanitizers found at various stations within the facility.
  • Guests must arrive/exit wearing a mask and be prepared to wear it anytime physical distancing may be a challenge. CHDRC will follow the standards recommended by the Durham Region Board of Health.
  • Guests who have a medical exemption from wearing a mask must advise City staff in advance of attending the facility so we can make the necessary arrangements to serve them.

 


Health Club - Reservations Required

Health Club is open, including Cardio Rooms, Weight Room, and new 55+ Workout Area. Book your workout time in advance. Walk-ins not accepted.

Book online at pickering.ca/active keyword search Pickering Fit

  • CHDRC Members can book each calendar week up to 7 days in advance.
  • Pay as you go visitors can book 24 hours in advance.
  • No walk-in customers will be admitted.

Equipment Layout and  Image Gallery


Upper & Lower Cardio
Entrance: Front Main Doors of Complex
Equipment

Cardio Equipment:

  • 7 Motorized Treadmills (6 upper, 3 lower)
  • 2 Non-motorized Woodway Treadmills (upper)
  • 8 Ellipticals (4 upper, 3 lower)
  • 2 Upright Bikes (lower)
  • 2 Recumbent Bikes (lower)
  • 1 Hybrid Recumbent Bike (lower)
  • 1 Air Dyne Bike (upper)
  • 1 Rower (lower)
  • 1 Stepper (lower)
  • 2 Stair Masters (lower)
  • 2 Ascent Trainers (1 lower, 1 upper)
  • 1 SPARC Trainer (lower)

Machines – Upper:

  • Cybex Multiuse Cable System
  • Leg Abduction
  • Leg Adduction
  • Triceps Extension
  • Chest Fly/Rear Delt
  • Chest Press (dual axis)
  • Lat Pulldown/Cable Row
  • Bicep Curl
  • Glute Kickback
  • Torso Rotation
  • Prone Leg Curl
  • Assisted Chin-up/Dip
  • Dual Axis Row/Rear Delt
  • Shoulder Press
  • Seated Leg Extension

Accessory Equipment – Upper:

  • Medicine Ball Rack
  • Stability balls & Bosu balls
  • Wobble boards
  • Mats
  • Equalizers
Weight Room
Entrance: Front Main Doors of Complex
Equipment

Cardio Equipment:

  • 1 Stepper
  • 1 Non-Motorized Woodway Treadmill
  • 1 Rower
  • 1 Spin Bike
  • 1 Elliptical
  • 2 Recumbent Bikes

Machines:

  • 2 Smith Machines
  • 1 Squat Rack
  • Hack Squat
  • Plate Loaded Leg Press
  • Shrug Machine
  • Atlantis Multiuse System: Lat Pull-down
  • 2 Life Fitness Cable Systems
  • Captain’s Chair

Accessory Equipment:

  • 2 Dumbbell Racks
  • 2 Barbell Racks
  • Synergy System with kettle bells & landline press bar
  • 6 Benches (4 incline, 1 flat, 1 decline)
  • Medicine Ball rack
Small Group Training Room
Entrance: Front Main Doors of Complex, access through Weight Room (2 person max) 
Equipment 

Machines:

  • Total Gym – Core Trainer

Accessory Equipment:

  • Medicine Ball Rack
  • Stability Balls & Bosu Balls
  • Mats
  • 1 Step & Risers
  • Equalizer bars
  • Mobility sticks
  • Plyo box x 2
  • Wobble boards & Dyna discs
55+ Workout Area (Open Mon-Fri from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Entrance: Outside Doors of West Salon (north side of complex) 
 Equipment

Cardio Equipment:

  • 1 Rower
  • 1 Nu-Step
  • 1 Non-Motorized Woodway Treadmill
  • 2 Upright Bikes
  • 2 Recumbent Bikes
  • 2 Ellipticals
  • 1 Stepmill Stairmaster
  • 2 Ascent Trainers
  • 1 Hybrid Recumbent Bike

Machines:

  • Abdominal (Crunch)
  • Seated Leg Curl
  • Back Extension
  • Rotary Hip (Flexion & Extension)
  • Dual Axis Pulldown (Lats & Deltoids)
  • Lateral Raise
  • Chest Fly
  • Seated Leg Press

Accessory Equipment:

  • Medicine Ball Rack
  • Weight Rack (dumbbells)
  • Stability Balls & Bosu Balls
  • Wobble Boards & Dyna Discs
  • 3 Benches (2 incline, 1 flat)
  • Mats

 Need Help booking?
See instructions below or view the walk-thru demo
  1. Visit pickering.ca/active
  2. Login to your account (all current members already have an account. Pay as you go customers will need to create one)
  3. In the Search for Activities by Keyword(s) field, enter: Pickering Fit
  4. Select the area you would like to attend (ie. weight room, cardio annex, 55+ area)
  5. Select Add to cart
  6. Select Enroll Now
  7. Ensure the correct family member has been selected in the drop-down list and select Continue
    1. If you plan to attend the facility every day at the same time, use the Block Booking section to select the time slot you would like, and select all days of the week, then press Show on Calendar button
    2. If you plan to attend the facility only on specific days, scroll down to the calendar section, and then choose your time slot for the corresponding day(s) you would like to attend.
      Please Note:  Only one time slot per area can be selected each day.  If you register for more than one slot, your additional slots will be withdrawn by staff at our discretion. Click Add to my Cart button
  8. Complete all questions in the Health Screener
  9. Press Continue
  10. Enter your initials on the waiver, click Finish. You’re all set!
  • CHDRC Members can book up to each calendar week up to 7 days in advance.
  • Pay as you go visitors can book 24 hours in advance.  
  • No walk-in customers will be admitted.

Note:  New 55+ Area is open 12:00pm-5:00pm (last booking is at 3:45pm)

Fitness Classes - Reservations Required

You must book your fitness classes in advance. Refer to our group fitness page for schedules

Visit pickering.ca/active keyword search Pickering Fit for class options.

  • CHDRC Members can book each calendar week up to 7 days in advance.
  • Pay as you go visitors can book 24 hours in advance.
  • No walk-in customers will be admitted.
    Group Fitness Studios A, B, C
    Entrance: North Entrance Doors

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our studios the number of participants will be limited to the following:

    Studio A - 8 people (12 ft. apart)

    Studio B - 8 people (12 ft. apart)

    Studio C - 8 people (12 ft. apart)

    (designated space has been allotted using floor markers to further help patrons maintain physical distancing during class)

    • All group fitness classes must be registered for ahead of time as per the instructions above. Walk-ins will not be permitted at this time.
    • Patrons are required to bring their own equipment for yoga/pilates classes including mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps as the City will not be able to provide this equipment at this time.
    • Some pieces of equipment that cannot be easily disinfected have been removed from the studios such as bands, ankle weights, gloves, etc. 
    • Class start and end times have been staggered to promote physical distancing in between classes.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their equipment before and after usage. There will also be time allotted between each class to allow for thorough disinfection of all equipment by staff.
    • Masks are not required to be worn during class but must be worn while entering/exiting the building.
    • Fans are not permitted to be on during class for the time being.
    • Patrons can sign up for multiple classes in a day however you will be required to exit the building and re-enter for the subsequent class in order to allow for cleaning as well as to be checked in by staff at the entrance.
    • In an effort to accommodate group fitness members who may not feel ready to return to in-studio classes we will be continuing to offer virtual fitness classes for active group fitness members via our Pickering Fit Group Fitness Members Facebook page. If you are an active fitness member and would like to join the group please go to facebook.com/groups/pickeringfit
     

    55+ Fitness Studio (East Salon)

    Entrance: North Entrance Doors

    All 55+ group fitness classes will take place in our designated 55+ Area located in the East Salon. Participants will enter through the North entrance doors of the facility.

    In order to maintain physical distancing in our 55+ classes the number of participants will be limited to the following:

    8 people (12 ft. apart)

    (designated space has been allotted using floor markers to further help patrons maintain physical distancing during class)

    • All group fitness classes must be registered for ahead of time as per the instructions above. Walk-ins will not be permitted at this time.
    • Patrons are required to bring their own equipment for yoga/pilates classes including mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps as the City will not be able to provide this equipment at this time.
    • Some pieces of equipment that cannot be easily disinfected have been removed from the studios such as bands, ankle weights, gloves, etc. 
    • Class start and end times have been staggered to promote physical distancing in between classes.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their equipment before and after usage. There will also be time allotted between each class to allow for thorough disinfection of all equipment by staff.
    • Masks are not required to be worn during class but must be worn while entering/exiting the building.
    • Fans are not permitted to be on during class for the time being.
    • Patrons can sign up for multiple classes in a day however you will be required to exit the building and re-enter for the subsequent class in order to allow for cleaning as well as to be checked in by staff at the entrance.
    • In an effort to accommodate group fitness members who may not feel ready to return to in-studio classes we will be continuing to offer virtual fitness classes for active. group fitness members via our Pickering Fit Group Fitness Members Facebook page. If you are an active fitness member and would like to join the group please go to facebook.com/groups/pickeringfit

 Need help booking?

See instructions below or watch the walk-thru demo

  1. Find a Class: visit pickering.ca/fit to view the Group Fitness Class Schedule

  2. Reserve your spot at pickering.ca/active

  3. Check the “I’m not a Robot” box. Click Sign In.

    If you do not have an account click on Create an Account.

  4. Enter Email address. Enter password. Click Login.

  5. Under Online Services – Click on Register for Activities.

  6. Search by Class Name or type in Pickering Fit Online Reservation to see all the group fitness classes that are available to sign up for. Click Search

  7. Once you have found desired class. Click Add to Cart.

  8. Select Family member to enrol from drop-down menu. Click Next.

  9. Review COVID-19 Health Screener and Fitness Waiver link and click on check box. Click Next.

  10. Click option Proceed to Shopping Cart. Review course details. Click Check Out. If you wish to sign up for additional classes click on Add to Cart & Continue Shopping.

If you are no longer able to attend a class that you signed up for, please cancel your registration by clicking on My Account, followed by Historical Transaction List. Find the class you no longer wish to attend and click Withdraw.

Note:
If your membership includes access to group fitness classes, there will be no charge for registering for the class. If you are not a member or your membership does not include access to group fitness classes, you will be charged the drop-in fee for the class.

Class reservation is available up to 7 days in advance, with the option to reserve for multiple classes in a day.

Only patrons who are signed up for a class will be permitted to attend and enter the facility.

Class sizes are limited and class availability is subject to change based on demand.

Patrons who are found to be abusing the Online Reservation System, i.e. repeatedly signing up for classes and not attending them, are at risk of having their reservation privileges revoked and membership suspended.

Phone In Reservation for Members Only
Available Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Call 905.420.4621

Please note that spaces are limited and while phone reservation is available, the best option is online registration as it is the quickest way to secure your spot in a class.

 

Swimming Pool - Reservations Required

Book online at

pickering.ca/active keyword search swimming

Lane swim

Monday - Friday between 6:15 am – 5:00 pm

  • Single lane, 45 minute time slot, pre-booking required.

Open Swim

Monday - Friday from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday from 12:30 pm - 3:45pm

  • Double lane, 45 minute time slot, pre-booking required
    Swimming Pool 
    Entrance: North Doors

    Masks are required for entering and within the building, but must be removed for showering and swimming

    Please be respectful of the aquatic staff and other swimmers by following physical distancing guidelines

    The diving board and small pool remain closed. Please bring your own equipment. Flutterboards, fins, goggles, etc. cannot be borrowed at this time.

    All existing admission policies remain in place. Recreational Swim Information

     

     Need Help Booking?

    See below or See the walk-thru demo

    Visit pickering.ca/active

    Login to your account (all current members already have an account. Pay as you go customers will need to create one)

    In the Search for Activities by Keyword(s) field, enter: Swimming

    Select the area you would like to attend (ie. Lanes or Diving Well) for which type of swim you would like (i.e. Lane Swim or Open Swim)

    Select Add to cart

    Select Enroll Now

    Ensure the correct family member has been selected in the drop-down list and select Continue

      • If you plan to attend the facility every day at the same time, use the Block Booking section to select the time slot you would like, and select all days of the week, then press Show on Calendar button
      • If you plan to attend the facility only on specific days, scroll down to the calendar section, and then choose your time slot for the corresponding day(s) you would like to attend.
        Please Note:  Only one time slot per area can be selected each day.  If you register for more than one slot, your additional slots will be withdrawn by staff at our discretion. Click Add to my Cart button

    Complete all questions in the Health Screener

    Press Continue

    10. Enter your initials on the waiver, click Finish. You’re all set!

      • CHDRC Members can book each calendar week up to 7 days in advance.
      • Pay as you go visitors can book each calendar week up to 24 hours in advance.  
      • No walk-in customers will be admitted.
     

 

Squash and Racquetball Courts - Not Available - Closed (as of Nov 23)

  • Members can book online at prc.gametime.net up to one week in advance.
  • Non-members can book up to 24 hours in advance by calling 905.831.1730.
  • Payment must be debit or credit card, no cash. 
Squash & Racquetball
Entrance: Front Main Doors
  • Squash courts 1-4 are available to book. Courts will be cleaned between bookings. Singles play only. Please bring your own equipment. Racquets, balls and eyewear are not available at this time.
  • Racquetball Court 7 is available to book. Courts will be cleaned between bookings. Singles play only. Please bring your own equipment. Racquets, balls and eyewear are not available at this time.

Tennis Courts - Reservations Required - Singles Play only (no doubles) (as of Nov 23)

Members will be able to start reserving courts starting Monday, September 28 at 6:00 am

  • Members can book online at prc.gametime.net up to one week in advance.
  • Non-members can book up to 24 hours in advance by calling 905.831.1730.
  • Payment must be debit or credit card, no cash

Child Supervision is currently not available. Change rooms are available to swim guests only. In addition, as per provincial guidelines, the saunas and whirlpool will remain unavailable.

Amenities and programming will vary and be consistent with governmental orders and guidelines. We appreciate your help and understanding as we work through this time together.