Weight Room

New Reserved Drop In System

Due to new regulations which limit group sizes and enhanced safety protocols, Saanich Parks & Recreation will be offering Reserved Drop In time slots for Weight Room use. These sessions will be 1.5 hours in length and will allow for a 30 minute heavy cleaning period in between. Reserve  time slots as early as 8 a.m. seven calendar days in advance. 

Steps to Reserve a Weight Room Time Slot

  • Click the Live on-line calendar link below for any Saanich Centre
  • Ensure the Calendar displayed is for Fitness Drop In: Weight Room
  • Select the Saanich Centre of your choosing in the filters
  • Scroll to date desired
  • Click on session of choice and add to cart


Video instructions

  • Visit Reconline
  • Create an account or sign in to your account
    • Hint – If have previously registered for programs with Saanich, you will already have an account.  Please enter your email address as your user name and click on forgot password.
  • Click on the Activities Tab at top of page
  • Click on Health and Fitness under Activities Tab
  • Select the Location of your choice: Saanich Commonwealth Place, Cedar Hill, Gordon Head, or G.R. Pearkes
  • Enter the dates of your preferred work out time
    • Hint – you can fine tune by time as well to reduce selections
  • Add to wish list or cart
  • Get ready to get fit!

Updated Public Health Order:

Masks must be worn in all public and common areas of Saanich Recreation Centres and Parks Facilities. Participants must wear a mask while participating in all activities. All adults must wear a medical or non-medical mask that covers the nose and mouth. Face shields are not an accepted substitute.

Cedar Hill:


Gordon Head:

Saanich Commonwealth Place:

Use the weight room if you are 16 years and older.
Teens aged 13 -15 years can use the weight room after completing a free weight room orientation.  Call your centre of choice to book your orientation.

We offer single admission, 10x and 25x access passes for adults, seniors and students.

Weight Room Features

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

  • 4 Treadmills
  • 2 Elliptical trainers
  • 1 Recumbent bike
  • 1 Arm ergometer
  • 1 Upright bike
  • 1 NuStep cross trainer (1 more availabe on evenings and weekends)
  • 1 Functional Trainer
  • 1 Smith machine
  • Cable cross over
  • Leg press
  • Leg extension
  • Leg curl
  • Vertical bench
  • Vertical row
  • Lat pull down
  • Shoulder press
  • Full range of free weight equipment including benches and hand weights - 3 marked spaces for free weight use
  • No stretching available during the weekdays - 3 spots open on evenings and weekends


G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre

  • 5 Treadmills
  • 3 Elliptical trainers
  • 3 Up-right bikes
  • 1 Stepper
  • 1 Step Mill
  • 2 Recumbent bikes
  • 10 Strength training stations
  • 1 Multi-purpose dual cable machine
  • 2 Keiser indoor bikes
  • Full range of free weight equipment including squat rack, benches, 3lb - 100lb dumbbells, kettle bells and more


  • 149 Sq.m weight room with vaulted ceilings overlooking the arena
  • Friendly, qualified staff
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking

Gordon Head Recreation Centre

  • 6 Tread mills
  • 6 Elliptical trainers (variety of models)
  • 2 Upright bikes & recumbent bikes
  • 1 Nustep bike
  • 2 Rowers
  • 1 Stepper
  • 1 Step mill
  • 4 Separate stretch spaces with balls, mats, body bars
  • Wheelchair accessible equipment
  • Full range of free weight equipment including benches and hand weights


Saanich Commonwealth Place

  • 17 strength training apparatus and various benches: 2 squat racks, 1 smith machine
  •  UMAX dumbbell sets 5lbs-110lbs for a total body workout
  • Extra 1- 15 lbs dumbbell sets
  • 4 Precor treadmills + 5 Woodway treadmills
  • 4 Upright bikes
  • 2 Recumbent bikes
  • 2 Keiser spin bikes
  • 4 Life Fitness Cross Trainer ellipticals
  • 1 Matrix Cross Trainer elliptical
  • 1 Arc trainer
  • 2 Concept II rowing ergometers
  • 1 Matrix stepper
  • 1Matrix Step mill
  • 1 Nu Step
  • Stretching area
  • Kinesis wall: 2 Modules Alpha & Delta; state-of the-art weighted pulley system suitable for sport specific and rehab training
  • Fully wheelchair accessible


  • 697 Sq.m of air conditioned space
  • Natural light with windows overlooking the pool and outdoors
  • Filtered, chilled water fountains
  • Free parking
  • Friendly, qualified staff
  • Health and rehabilitation services available

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