Weight Room

Weight Room Schedules

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre:

GR Pearkes Recreation Centre:

Gordon Head Recreation Centre:

Saanich Commonwealth Place (SCP):

Getting Started in the Weight Room: Orientations & Pass Options

Weight room orientations are designed to familiarize you with our facilities and provide an introduction to the basics of strength training. We recommend that all users receive an orientation, and require one for some participants:

  • Weight room orientations are optional for those 16 years and older
    • Teen/adult (16+) orientations are $15
    • Older adult (60+) orientations are free
  • Weight room orientations are required for youth 13-15 years-old
    • Youth orientations for Saanich weight rooms are free
    • Youth orientations to qualify for regional recreation center weight room access are $15 and must be booked in advance 
    • Weight room usage is not permitted for those aged 12 and under

Please refer to each centre’s weight room schedule for schedules, booking instructions and contact information.

Access to the Saanich weight rooms is included with your single admission or Access Pass. Click here to review available pass options.

Weight Room Etiquette
To ensure that everyone feels comfortable using the weight rooms, please review these weight room etiquette expectations prior to your visit. 

Weight Room Features

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

  • 5 Treadmills
  • 3 Elliptical trainers
  • 1 Climbmill
  • 3 Recumbent bikes
  • 1 Arm ergometer
  • 2 Upright bikes
  • 2 Keiser spin bikes
  • 2 NuStep cross trainers
  • 2 Rowers
  • 1 Functional Trainer
  • 1 Smith machine
  • 2 Steppers
  • 1 Lateral machine
  • Cable cross over
  • Leg press
  • Leg extension
  • Leg curl
  • Vertical bench
  • Vertical row
  • Lat pull down
  • Shoulder press
  • Rear Deltoid and Pectoral Fly
  • Adductor/Abductor
  • Full range of free weight equipment including benches and hand weights
  • Stretching area

Amenities

G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre

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

Amenities

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

Gordon Head Recreation Centre

  • 6 Precor treadmills and 2 Woodway treadmills
  • 6 Elliptical trainers (variety of models)
  • 2 Upright bikes
  • 2 Recumbent bikes
  • 2 Nustep 
  • 2 Concept II rowing ergometers
  • 1 Stepper
  • 1 Matrix step mill
  • Separate stretch space for up to 2 people
  • Medicine balls, stability balls, mats, Bosu, body bars & rollers
  • 14 strength training apparatus and various benches: 1 squat rack, 1 smith machine
  • UMAX Dumbells 5-75lbs for a total body workout
  • Hex Dumbells 2-12lbs
  • Kinesis; state-of-the-art weighted pulley system suitable for sport-specific and rehab training
  • Shuttle system
  • Wheelchair accessible equipment

Amenities

  • 400 Sq.m of air conditioned space
  • Natural light with wondows overlooking the pool and outdoors
  • Chilled water bottle fill-station
  • Friendly qualified staff
  • Free parking
  • Health and rehabilitation services currently not available

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
  • 5 Precor treadmills + 5 Woodway treadmills
  • 4 Upright bikes
  • 2 Hybrid bikes
  • 2 Recumbent bikes
  • 2 Keiser spin bikes
  • 4 Life Fitness Cross Trainer ellipticals
  • 2 Matrix Cross Trainer ellipticals
  • 1 Arc trainer
  • 5 Concept II rowing ergometers
  • 2 Precor steppers
  • 1 Matrix Step mill
  • 3 Nu Steps
  • Stretching area
  • Kinesis wall: 4 Modules Alpha & Delta; state-of the-art weighted pulley system suitable for sport specific and rehab training
  • Fully wheelchair accessible

Amenities

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

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