Weight training

Weight training in Vancouver

Weight training uses weights, equipment, and gravity to build muscle strength. It can help you strengthen your bones, improve your balance, raise your metabolism, and reduce body fat.

Vancouver's Park Board offers weight training to all ages and skill levels. Get a free consultation, work with a personal trainer, register for a program, or join a drop-in session at a community centre near you.

COVID-19 restart: fitness centres

September 13, 2021: Proof of vaccination is required to participate in some programs and events. Entry into recreation centres does not require proof of vaccination, but will be required for some programs and activities. Come prepared with your official proof of vaccination and government-issued photo ID.

Learn about venues, programs, and events that require proof of vaccination (46 KB)


September 7, 2021: Online registration for fitness sessions will not be required. Patrons may drop in on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To accommodate essential cleaning closures, fitness participants will be required to exit the change rooms. Cleaning schedules will vary by site and can be checked on individual facility pages.

Find a fitness centre near you

Most fitness centres are open. We’re working with community centre associations to reopen the remaining fitness centres.

Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces for those 12 years and older, even if you are vaccinated. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at the front desk.

Register for recreation programs and services

Our registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.

Register for activities

Find a fitness centre for weight training

Fitness centres

Find information about our 25 fitness centres; their services, amenities, equipment, costs, location, and more.

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Personal training

Get one-to-one attention at Vancouver Park Board recreation facilities with a personal trainer; stay on track or move your workout up a level. Find out which centres have personal trainers and how you can sign up.

Fitness classes

Get fit and feel great at the Vancouver Park Board's recreation facilities. Find classes, see drop-in schedules, and learn about the various fitness program options available.

Weight training equipment

The following weight training equipment is available at many community centres: 

  • Dumbbells (3-80 lb)
  • Olympic bars and plates
  • Power squat racks
  • Glute-ham raise
  • Captains chair
  • Adjustable benches
  • Cable racks
  • Pec/Rear Delt. Fly Machine
  • Exercise Balls
  • Medicine Balls
  • BOSU Trainers

To find out the equipment available at a specific location, contact the community centre or fitness centre directly.

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