Gym equipment

Workout Bookings

During the COVID-19 pandemic, workouts must be booked in advance. 

Members may hold up to 4 bookings at a time and book 3 hours to 8 days in advance with a maximum of 1 per day.  

All bookings allow you a total of 75-minute stay in the Health + Fitness Centre with the exception of the 90-minute gym bookings. Class (45 or 60-minute) and pool (30-minute) bookings are a portion of the 75-minute stay where you can use the remaining time in the gym without having to book a gym workout. At the Fitness + Racquet Club, all gym workouts are 90 minutes. Please limit your time in the locker room and account for this time in your 75-minute stay. 

Monthly members can self-book online through MyClub. Online bookings must be made at least 3 hours in advance.

Please read our COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan before your visit.

Booking Requests & Changes

To book within three hours of your desired workout/class time, email bookings@ywcavan.org for availability.  If you need to change or cancel your bookings, don't sweat it. Give us at least 24 hours notice (or as much time as possible) via bookings@ywcavan.org to cancel your spot and offer it to others. Thank you for NOT being a no-show! 

The pool currently has six swim lanes. Members have their own lane for 30 minutes and can use the gym for up to 45 minutes before or after a pool reservation without needing to book the gym.  

Please account for your time in the locker room to shower and change for a total of 75 minutes in the facility. Use of the hot tub/steam room must be within the pool reservation time and are booked as a pool lane. Check out the pool booking timetable.  

Please follow the pool procedures below.  

  • Arrive on deck no more than five minutes before your reservation 

  • Stand on the north end of the pool (by the ramp) on the numbered floor marker that corresponds to your lane booking and wait for the lifeguard’s cue to begin your session 

  • Use the hook on the wall at the end of your pool lane to hang your towel. Your flip-flops can also be left there   

  • Steam room and hot tub use must be within your 30- minute reservation time. Maximum of three people in the hot tub and one in the steam room 

  • Leave promptly at the end of your reservation time - be sure to dry off before entering the change room after you shower  

  • Spend time in the locker room sparingly as there is limited capacity. Note women’s 1st floor locker area can accommodate two people changing at one time, please use the 2nd floor when possible 

SWIM LANE WAITLIST - The online waitlist for swim lanes is not in use. Please do not put your name on the list. Check the booking site for availability.  

NO-SHOW & LATE CANCELLATION FEE - In an effort to reduce the number of unused lanes and meet the demand for the pool, no-shows or late cancellations (less than 3 hours) for lane bookings will be charged a $10 fee, effective January 23, 2021. 

Your gym workout includes access to the entire floor. There are 75- and 90-minute workouts available. Be sure to observe the capacity limit in each area, and use an alternate area until space opens up. Please keep the hallways clear to ensure physical distancing.  

  • Cardio room - 21 people 

  • Co-ed weight room - 8 people 

  • Women's only - 6 people (available for co-ed use Monday to Friday, 11:45am - 1:00pm)  

  • Stretch area - 4 people (quiet area/non-vigorous exercise only) 

  • Studio 1 Workout - 9 people (one person per workout areas as marked by the floor decal)

  • Fitness + Racquet Club (FRC) - 20 people 

 For gym workouts at  Fitness + Racquet Club, select the location drop-down field when you self-book. Check out the gym booking timetable at the Centre and FRC

Currently all group fitness classes are held at the flagship location on 535 Hornby Street. Classes are 45 or 60 minutes long and are limited to 15 participants. 

Drop-ins are not permitted.

To cancel your class booking, email bookings@ywcavan.org so your spot can be offered to others. Your courtesy is appreciated.

Interested in accessing squash and racquetball courts?

Email memberservices@ywcavan.org to add court access to your membership for an additional $30/month, which includes towel service. You will need a SportyHQ account to make your court bookings. 

Single court access is also available for $5 per booking, per person.  Email bookings@ywcavan.org to book your single court access.