Keep your heart rate up and energy high in these classes designed to improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Cardio Dance: Dance and work out at the same time. From disco to the '60s to salsa to today's top hits, burn those calories while learning new and funky dance moves in this high-energy class.
Nia: A dynamic low impact cardiovascular program containing dance and martial arts. Class uses music to create inspiring imagery for the mind through movement integration. This holistic fitness program creates a new sense of well-being for all ages and fitness levels.
Zumba®: Mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.
Strength Training Classes
Tone and build muscle in classes designed to help you achieve strength goals.
Muscle Conditioning: This class offers a safe and effective strength workout (no cardio) to build bone mass, increase muscle strength and improve muscle tone. This format is suited to all fitness levels.
Pilates I: Offers a functional approach to strength and flexibility training with exercises created to strengthen abdominal and back muscles while developing pelvic stability and abdominal control. Pilates increases flexibility and strength, improves posture and coordination, and harmonizes mind and body.
Mind & Body Classes
Relax, meditate, stretch or sweat in through our variety of classes to increase your mind body connection.
Yoga – Gentle: This class guides participants through gentle yoga poses. Yoga philosophy and breath and body awareness are emphasized. Lying, sitting, and standing poses are included. Participants should be aware that poses are gentle but can be challenging. Please bring your own yoga mat to class.
Yoga: A non-competitive approach to physical fitness utilizing strength, balance, flexibility, and stamina. Proper body alignment, breathing and relaxation techniques are taught throughout the program. Please bring your own yoga mat to class.
Yoga - Power: An athletic high energy yoga. Participants will work up a sweat while grooving through this class, building strength and endurance while stretching to create space in the body. Please bring your own yoga mat to class.
Yoga - Yin: A slower paced 75 minute practice. Poses are held for a longer period of time typically 3-5 minutes to to target the connective tissues rather than focusing on the larger muscles. Uses mind body focus and promotes blood circulation.
Total Body Workout Classes
Join a low or high intensity class and work all your muscle groups so you feel great from head to toe.
Barre: Class uses a combination of postures inspired by Pilates and Yoga. Designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance. Class may incorporate light handheld weights and bands. Typically sock foot or bare feet worn in class however active shoes are welcome.
Core Strength & Stretch: Balance your way to a stronger, more toned physique. Target your essential core muscles to improve posture, alleviate back pain, improve your overall muscle strength and be less prone to injury and falls.
Low Impact: This class includes a cardio segment followed by light to moderate conditioning exercises. A great class for someone looking for a low impact on the body. *You may go down to the mat during this class.
Body Weight Boot Camp - Designed to elevate your heart rate with cardio, core and strength drills. This high-intensity training will push your whole body. Minimal to no equipment required to participate.
STRONG Nation: Created by Zumba® Combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synched to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. *Dance choreography is not included in this class.
Access all virtual fitness classes with a Return to Fit membership or register for an individual class
Participants and members must pre-register for their class
All Zoom classes are in meeting style that allows participants to interact with each other and the certified fitness instructor
You have the option to turn off your audio and video
Technicians are available in every class to provide assistance
In-person fitness classes are available for Return to Fit members only
In-Person Fitness Classes
Only Return to Fit members have access to Markham Fitness Centres while we gradually reopen (No walk-ins, drop-ins, or day passes)
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the program to ensure adequate time for the COVID-19 screening process
Once the screening process is completed and the program has started the doors will be locked. Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 safety guidelines we are unable to accommodate late comers as access to programs must be strictly controlled
Members must pre-book all workout sessions and fitness classes
Members must arrive and leave in their workout attire
Members must leave personal belongings in designated spaces
Change rooms, sauna, whirlpool, lockers and showers are not available
Washrooms are available if necessary (it is recommended that participants limit the use of the washrooms while at the fitness centre)
Bring a reusable bottle filled with water (water filling stations are not available at all locations)
Bring your own yoga mat, strap and/or block to your fitness class. Unfortunately, mats cannot be provided at this time.
Weights will be provided but you may bring your own if you prefer
If I am not a Markham resident can I register and pay for virtual classes?
Yes! Virtual fitness classes are open to everyone ages 14 years and older. Register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I see other participants during classes?
Yes! You will be able to connect and chat with other fitness participants. You also have the option to turn off your audio or video. All classes are scheduled through Zoom in a meeting style format and a technician will be on every call to assist you.
Can I access fitness classes if my membership is on hold?
No. Get access to all fitness classes with a Return to Fit membership or register for a specific class.
Can I convert my fitness class registration into a Return to Fit