Member clinics

Keep up to date with the latest in nutrition and fitness information with our member clinics. 

Each month we invite leading experts in nutrition, disease prevention, exercise and more to talk about the health and lifestyle issues you care about. 

Available to all members, free of charge, find upcoming clinics below. Please register with Member Services 604 895 5777. Non-members $10. 


THE GUT BRAIN CONNECTION

Until recently, we didn’t know how much our gut and brain interacted. Some people thought that our brains controlled everything we did, consciously and subconsciously. They were wrong! It’s now well established how much our gut controls our overall health and mental well-being. Could your depression, anxiety, brain fog, memory loss, etc be linked to your digestive health? Come and find out!

Tuesday, September 18
5:15 - 6:15 pm, 4th floor 
Instructor: Heather Woodruff, CNP 


EAT FOR YOUR DNA 

Imagine having a roadmap to your body’s health. Modern DNA testing can provide you with a view into your unique genetic makeup in health areas you can do something about! From a simple cheek swab, you can learn about the nutrition, supplements, exercise and other wellness factors that are right for you and help you build a personalized diet, fitness and wellness plan customized to your unique body. By knowing your DNA, you can empower your health.  

Thursday, September 27
5:15 - 6:15 pm, 4th floor
Instructor: Natalie McCrae


REnew and restore SERIES

The perfect class to relax and rest deeply. The class will begin with a a slow-paced practice that prepares the body with gentle, supportive stretching, to enhance flexibility and calm the nervous system. The remainder of the class will be focused on breathing exercises and meditation techniques to help cultivate stillness, awareness and reduce the effects of daily stress - a great way to balance out a busy and active lifestyle.

Thursdays, October 4 - November 8
11:00 - 12:00pm, Studio 1
Instructor: Regan Courtney


Sitting does not have to be the new smoking

Learn how posture-related neck and shoulder issues, particularly as they relate to ergonomics and an aging workforce impacts your general wellbeing.  This session will discuss common causes, conditions, postural cues, ergonomics tips, and a couple of useful exercises to keep your body healthy throughout your life.

Thursday, October 11
12:15 - 1:15 pm, 4th fl
Instructor: Helen Ries


Why All Women Should Lift Weights

By avoiding the weight room you are missing out on some key health and fitness benefits. Weight training helps to create balance and stability to prevent falls and injuries, improves your posture, builds your endurance and functionality, boosts your confidence and mood, slows down the aging process, supports brain function and makes you a stronger and faster person.  In this lecture  Leila will explain how weight training supports us in achieving an overall lean, functional, healthy body.  She will explain how to get started on a basic routine and how to tailor your weight training to your goals.  If you have wanted to start weight training, but need some added motivation- this talk is for you!

Monday, October 15
5:15 - 6:15 pm, 4th floor 
Instructor: Leila Mazhari


Flip Turn Clinic

Guaranteed to flip you upside down. Attention will be given to flip turn technique and timing. Participants will be coached through a swim workout after practicing flip turn skills. Drills will be incorporated into the workout to maximize flip turn correction. Come out and learn a new skill and get a great workout. Pre-Requisite: able to swim a minimum of 25 meters continuously and are comfortable in deep water. 

Wednesday, October 24
6:30 - 7:30 pm, Pool
Instructor: Lifeguard


Exercise is medicine - Breast cancer

The session will discuss protocols for an exercise program during and after breast cancer treatment and an update on current thinking. In 1995 Dr. Don McKenzie did a research at UBC with 20 breast cancer survivors to understand if the movement of the arms which had lymph nodes removed generated lymphoma. These ladies trained in a dragon boat for 3 months. As a result of the research none of them developed lymphoma. After 23 years it has been demonstrated the benefits of exercises for breast cancer. As an output of this research it was born Abreast In A Boat (the first breast cancer dragon boat team) that inspired other 200 similar teams around the world since then.

Thursday, November 8
12:15 - 1:00 pm, 4th floor 
Instructor: Dr. Don McKenzie


IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILTY AND MOBILITY

Training all joints in the body the same way every time will increase the risk of pain and injury, and  eventually decrease your performance. This Mobility vs Flexibility workshop will invite you to think about your exercise routine and what might be ideal for you. 

Thursday, November 22
5:15 - 6:15 pm, 4th floor 
Instructor: Ayda Ersoy


Flip Turn Clinic

Guaranteed to flip you upside down. Attention will be given to flip turn technique and timing. Participants will be coached through a swim workout after practicing flip turn skills. Drills will be incorporated into the workout to maximize flip turn correction. Come out and learn a new skill and get a great workout. Pre-Requisite: able to swim a minimum of 25 meters continuously and are comfortable in deep water. 

Tuesday, December 18 
7:15 - 8:15 pm, Pool
Instructor: Lifeguard