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Member Alerts

Filming in Studio 2

Studio 2 is reserved for instructor recordings on the following days and times. Please feel free to use Studio 1 or other spaces in the facility during these reservations. 

  • November 26, 8:00 - 8:45am
  • November 27, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • December 1, 9:30 - 10:30 AM & 12:15 - 1:15 PM

Note - dates and times are also subject to change, please reference the posted signage outside of Studio 2 for current blockings. 

Steam Room & Hot Tub Policy Update

The steam room capacity is limited to one person for a maximum of 10 minute use at a time. This does not apply to members of the same household, who can use the steam room together (effective immediately). 

As of Friday, November 26 masks are no longer required when using the hot tub. 

Mandatory Mask & Proof of Vaccination

As of you may know, the provincial health officer (PHO) has issued the following health orders that apply to our fitness facilities. 

Masks will again be mandatory in indoor public spaces throughout BC, regardless of vaccination status, as of August 25, 2021. For the Health + Fitness Centre and the Fitness + Racquet Club this means:


Additionally, starting October 24, by order of the PHO, proof of full vaccination will be required to access our facilities.  


To access the facility, on your first visit please be prepared to provide the following.

  • proof of full vaccination via the BC Vaccine Card 
  • a government issued photo identification (driver’s license, BC Services Card, or passport)

You will also be asked to sign a paper consent form allowing staff to change your membership status/access. This change to your account implies that you have proof of vaccination. When the proof of vaccination requirement is lifted by the provincial government, the record on your account will be deleted along with the consent form.

FOR NON-MEMBERS (including punch card holders)

Starting October 24, please be prepared to provide the following with EACH facility visit until the proof of vaccination requirement is lifted by the provincial government. Please allow extra time with your visits for the verification process. We thank you for your understanding and patience. 

  • proof of full vaccination via the BC Vaccine Card
  • a government issued photo identification (driver’s license, BC Services Card, or passport)

For more information on BC’s proof of vaccination requirement and/or to obtain your BC Vaccine Card, please visit gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.  

Back to (Almost) Normal Operations

In Stage 3 of BC’s Restart plan, our fitness operations have returned to near-normal as per below. 
As we move forward together, we understand and respect that our members will have different comfort levels and personal situations. Please show kindness and compassion in your conduct, respecting others’ personal space as you move through the facility and work out.  

Registered Programming 

  • YWCA Swim Programs, Squash Training, Pilates Reformer, and other registered programming have resumed. Enquire with Member Services 604 895 5777 or 604 681 0178

Gym & Pool Access

  • Booking is not required, drop-in at your convenience 
  • Reduced capacity has been removed 

Group Fitness Classes

  • Booking for fitness classes will continue for now with a maximum of 20 participants per class. This class size will provide a more comfortable transition for members/instructors. The capacity will increase over time
  • Drop-ins will be permitted if space is available
  • Indoor Cycling have resumed indoors in Studio 2 
  • Aquafit classes have resumed in the pool 
  • You can book up to one week before any class by emailing bookings@ywcavan.org or as a member you can register online via MyClub!
  • No limit to the number of class bookings 

Court Access

  • Game play for singles and doubles in effect
  • Spectators permitted
  • Sanitize the court door handle after playing 
  • Drop-in Squash for members only on Mondays, 6 - 7:30 PM. For more details, see our squash programs.

PHO Guidance & Best Practices at Health + Fitness Centre/Fitness + Racquet Club 

  • As per the indoor mandatory mask order starting August 25, 2021, masks must be worn at all times in common areas of the Health + Fitness Centre and the Fitness + Racquet Club. Masks can be removed when exercising, showering, swimming or using the steam room (with a limit of one person at a time) 
  • Proof of full vaccination will be required as per the Provincial Health Order to access fitness facilities 
  • Stay home when you are feeling unwell
  • Wash hands frequently 
  • Return and sanitize equipment after use
  • Respect personal space - 2m physical distancing no longer required 
  • Consider other people’s situation - be kind, be calm 
  • Let us take care of conflicts. Things won’t always be perfect and conflicts can arise, the rule of thumb is to walk away from the situation and let us know through Member Services or comments@ywcavan.org 

We hope to see you soon! Thank you for your patience and kindness through this journey. We are grateful to truly to be open with your support.

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Class/Instructor Changes

For temporary changes e.g. substitute instructor or class for the day please check the specific date on the schedule.  Changes will be posted as soon as possible.  We recommend checking before your visit. 

See class schedules