Each year, more than 7,800 students and 1,000 staff and community members use the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management's recreational facility at the University of Manitoba. The Faculty promotes sport and active living through various university and community programs for people of all ages. It has a long history of success in Intercollegiate Sport and prepares future kinesiologists, physical educators and recreation specialists, while producing knowledgeable consumers of physical activity.
To better accommodate these groups, the University of Manitoba is expanding its current recreational facility to create a world-class health, wellness and fitness centre.
The new 100,000 square foot Active Living Centre will house a state-of-the-art indoor running track, a 40-foot climbing wall, a social gathering area for students, a strength and conditioning room, a group workout area, 3 multi-purpose rooms and a space devoted to bringing together service providers from multiple disciplines (exercise physiologists, exercise psychologists, registered dietitians, athletic therapists, etc.) with researchers and graduate students to support people striving to begin or sustain an active lifestyle. Fundraising for this $45 million full-service physical activity and wellness facility is already underway with a significant commitment from government and is now focused on gaining donor and community support.