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Dodgeball team at Trout Lake

The ABC Fitness Group - All bodies community fitness group

Welcoming all genders, shapes, sizes, and abilities!

The ABC Fitness Group is an inclusive, specialized, and choice based lifestyle management program developed to encourage and support your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle by helping you:

  • Increase your physical activity
  • Improve your nutrition
  • Meet other people with similar goals

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

The ABC Fitness Group is a partnership between the Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Coastal Health.

Program schedule

The schedule is subject to change.

Monday

Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake

Basic training:
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Health and wellness workshop:
7pm – 8:30pm
(Select Mondays)

No programs scheduled Walking group for guys:
9:30am – 10:30am

Tuesday

Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake

Basic training:
11am – 12pm

Indoor cycling:
6:15pm – 7pm
(New format)

Recumbent training:
7:15pm – 8:15pm
(By invitation only)

Basic training:
5:15pm – 6:15pm

Health and wellness workshop:
7pm – 8:30pm
(Select Tuesdays)

Wednesday

Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake
Basic training:
5:45pm – 6:45pm
No programs scheduled No programs scheduled

Thursday

Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake

Basic training:
9am – 10am

Walking soccer pilot:
5:45pm – 6:45pm

Health and wellness workshop:
4:30pm - 6pm
(Select Thursdays)

Recumbent training:
7:15pm – 8:15pm
(By invitation only)

Basic training:
5:15pm – 6:15pm

Friday

Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake
Sledge hockey:
5:15pm - 6:30pm
(As equipment allows, priority to those with a disability, arrive 15 minutes early to prepare)
No programs scheduled

Indoor cycling:
(Phone 604-257-6955 to reserve a seat)

Yoga and relaxation:
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturday

Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake
Basic training:
9:15am – 10:15am
Basic training (water) shallow:
9am – 10am
Intro to indoor cycling:
9:30am – 10:30am 

Sunday

Hillcrest Kensington Trout Lake

Walking water sports pilot:
2pm – 3pm

Basic training (water) deep:
7pm – 8pm

No programs scheduled No programs scheduled

 No basic training or walking water sports on statutory holidays or statutory weekends. Single class drop ins welcome using a fitness centre drop in.

Resources

Read the Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) (1.3 MB)

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

Community centres with Healhiest Winner activities

Hillcrest

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

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

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