Strong Start consultation
Take advantage of our Strong Start Program – a free, 30-minute consultation with a certified fitness attendant for members and students. You’ll get help with your fitness goals and discover activities that meet your needs, and that you enjoy, so you’ll be motivated to stay active.
Contact email@example.com to schedule your consult today!
Recreation Services promotes healthy lifestlye choices through unstructured, drop-in use of our recreation and fitness facilities. We currently offer over 800 hours per week of convenient gym, pool, ice-rink, court sport and studio times for informal recreation. Some of the activities that you can try during these times include:
- Court sports including tennis, badminton, squash, racquetball and table tennis
- Volleyball, basketball and walleyball
- Leisure skating and stick and puck skating
- Lane swimming and diving
- Circuit training
Forgot your shampoo? Lost your racquetball? Broke a skate lace? No problem. Our customer service desks carry a full complement of toiletries and sport equipment, including balls, birdies, skate laces, hockey pucks, and swim goggles and caps. Availability may vary by location.
Visit our customer service desk for details.
Certified Fitness Attendants
You can benefit from our fully certified and trained Fitness Attendants, who have a wealth of knowledge and are here to help you get the most out of your visit.
Learn more about our Fitness Attendants
All members and drop-in users are welcome to use our day-use lockers at no charge. Users can bring their own lock, and rental locks are available. Please remember that there is no overnight storage in these lockers, and we empty them at the end of each day.
The 15th of every month is Buddy Day! Members can bring a friend free of charge to join in a workout, swim, game of squash, fitness class or whatever it is you want to do! Your buddy will need to bring photo ID to enter the facility.
Membership freeze/medical hold
Members who have a 12-month membership may place a hold on their membership for 30, 60, or 90 sequential days for a non-refundable fee of $15 plus GST, payable at the time of your request.
- You can freeze your term twice every 12 months for a maximum of 3 months combined.
- You can notify us about a membership freeze up to the day you would like your hold to begin.
- A membership freeze cannot be back-dated.
- Freeze dates may not be adjusted once a request has been made.
- One membership freeze per application form.
- You can freeze your dependent, locker and towel memberships at no additional cost.
Medical hold: You can place a medical hold on your membership at no charge. A letter from a medical doctor is required within 30 days of the patient assessment to qualify. A medical freeze is available for all lengths of membership.
Upgrade and save
As a member, you can upgrade your membership to a longer contract within 30 days of your original purchase date and pay only the difference!
U of M Student Lifestyle Membership
Purchase a membership before you graduate and receive the student rate for a full year. After one year at the lifestyle rate, you will continue to receive a discounted alumni rate.
Do you have a routine where you visit our facilities during the day? You may be able to save on parking. Our parking lottery allows members to park for just $30/month near the Active Living Centre. That's less than $1.50 per business day! The parking pass is valid for a specific time every day, so this opportunity is an excellent fit for those members who stick to a routine.
To enter our parking lottery, complete the Parking Application Form and email it to Ashley.Rees@umanitoba.ca.
NIRSA Health and Wellness Passport Program
Visiting another school? Use their recreation centre for free when you travel!
Recreation Services is a participating member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Health & Wellness Passport Program. This program provides free access for faculty and staff that are Recreation Services members at the recreation facilities of other participating schools. Students may also qualify if they are both Recreation Services and NIRSA members.
To register, verify that the school you are visiting is a participating member and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting a Passport voucher. NIRSA staff will then email you a passport within two business days.