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The ABC Fitness Group - Healthiest Winner, a choice based lifestyle management program

Welcoming all genders, shapes, sizes, and abilities!

Healthiest Winner is an inclusive and specialized lifestyle management program that encourages and supports your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle by:

  • Increasing your physical activity
  • Improving your nutrition
  • Meeting other people with similar goals

Get support in our supportive, nonjudgmental, community environment with our skilled, informed team and resources.

Healthiest Winner is a partnership between the Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Coastal Health.

What's included

With Healthiest Winner flexi-pass you get:

  • Scaleable group workouts led by accredited fitness professionals who make your exercise experience positive. Classes are held throughout the week at both Trout Lake and Hillcrest Fitness Centres
  • A variety of options to choose from; Land, Water or Wheels. Once you register for the program, select any or all of the physical activity options you want to attend – it all happens at your own pace
  • Educational workshops taught by health professionals on topics including: goal setting, healthy eating, and stress management
  • Support from the Healthiest Winner coordinator and team
  • Access to all of the Park Board’s 15 fitness centres, 9 pools, and 8 ice rinks

Workouts

Healthiest Winner workouts aren't meant to be grueling or punishing. They're structured to give you a framework that lets you interpret intensity. You'll notice many variations of similar exercises within the group, so choose what works for you and ask lots of questions.

All workouts include a warm up, followed by intervals of work and recovery, with a training focus on cardio, muscle strength, endurance, or flexibility. You're always free to opt out of an exercise if you're unsure or uncomfortable.

Group fitness training

Our group fitness training is designed specifically to gradually increase your activity and improve your health. They're led by qualified, experienced fitness professionals that specialize in making your exercise experience positive. Our workouts aren't meant to be grueling or punishing; they're structured to give you a framework letting you interpret intensity. You'll notice many variations of similar exercises within the group, so ask lots of questions and choose what works for you.

All group fitness training includes a warm up, followed by intervals of work and recovery, with a training focus on cardio, muscle strength, endurance, or flexibility. You're always free to opt out of an exercise if you feel unsure or uncomfortable.

Workshops

Our workshops cover topics like healthy eating, goal setting, stress management, and more. Our guest speakers are health and fitness professionals committed to providing current, evidence-based information. You may select any or all of the workshop options.

Team

Our trainers are passionately committed to making organized exercise accessible to all. Providing fun, effective, and inclusive classes and programs, we aim to encourage and support individual success in an inclusive community setting.

As registered personal trainers and group fitness leaders, we share a special interest in community health and wellness. Together, we bring a myriad of experience, skills, and knowledge along with specialty modules to enhance your exercise experience.

Sign up

  1. Attend an optional information evening to ask questions, learn about the program, and meet other new and returning Healthiest Winners, or contact kate.lee@vancouver.ca for more information.
  2. Register at:
    • Hillcrest Centre, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way
    • Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive
    • Kensington Community Centre, 5175 Dumfries St
  3. Fill out a physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q+) (168 KB).

Program fee

All Healthiest Winner group fitness and workshops are available with a valid Healthiest Winner Flexipass and registration on the Healthiest Winner attendance roster.

The Healthiest Winner Flexipass is the same price as Flexipass.

Limited resources? Learn about the Leisure Access Program for subsidized recreation.

Resources

Learn about:

  • The amount and types of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits
  • The recommended amount of time you should reduce your involvement in sedentary pursuits to reduce health risks

Read the Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) PDF file (1.28 MB)

Program schedule

The schedule is subject to change.

Day Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake
Monday Basic training
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Lifestyle workshops 
7:00pm – 8:00pm

   
Tuesday Basic training
11:15am – 12:15pm

Indoor cycling
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Recumbent training
7:15pm – 8:15pm
(By invitation only)
Basic training 
5:15pm – 6:15pm
Wednesday Basic training
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Vision journal

Series pilot
7:00pm – 8:00pm

   
Thursday

Basic training
9:00am – 10:00am

Basic training 
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Recumbent training 
7:15pm – 8:15pm
(By invitation only)
Basic training
5:15pm – 6:15pm
Friday     Yoga and relaxation
5:45pm – 6:45pm
Saturday Basic training
9:15am – 10:15am
Basic training (water) shallow
9:00am – 10:00am
Indoor cycling
8:15am – 9:15am
(Phone 604-257-6955 to reserve a seat) 
Sunday Basic training (water) deep
7:00pm – 8:00pm
   

Community centres with Healhiest Winner activities

Hillcrest Centre

Hillcrest Centre

Hillcrest recreation centre is located at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8680. Amenities include a dance studio, indoor cycling, indoor/outdoor pool, ice rink, fitness centre, gym, and cafe.

Kensington Community Centre

Kensington Community Centre

Kensington Community Centre amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, indoor pool, fitness centre, gym, playground, and seniors centre. The centre is located at 5175 Dumfries St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6200.

Trout Lake Community Centre

Trout Lake Community Centre

The Trout Lake Community Centre is located at 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-6955. Amenities include an arts studio, pottery studio, music room, performing arts studio, fitness centre, indoor cycling, gym, ice rink, and outdoor festival plaza.

What our Healthiest Winners say

"I have been attending the Healthiest Winner Program since January 2015 and it’s not an understatement to say that it’s changed my life dramatically. I was initially afraid to start the program, not just because it’s been many years since I’ve exercised, but also because I’m a trans* identified person. I can say from experience that it’s a very trans* inclusive program."

"I have tried other programs and this is the only one that I have been able to stick with. I am encouraged and motivated, particularly by seeing other participants at similar levels of fitness as myself, and by hearing other participants talk about how their fitness has improved since they began."

"The camaraderie and fun that we have also keeps me coming back. I have never experienced this in any other fitness program that I have attempted in the past 25 years."

Contact a Healthiest Winner Coordinator

kate.lee@vancouver.ca