Get started on your fitness journey by attending a campus fitness class or orientation to the weight room. Specialize your workout with a fitness evaluation or personal program design. Occupational fitness testing and fitness instructor certification courses also available.
Join us this semester for Group Fitness on campus!
FREE for MHC students & employees
$5 drop-in for alumni and $10 drop-in fee for community participants and parking fees as posted.
NEW Group Fitness Classes at our Brooks Campus! Learn more on our Brooks Campus Recreation page.
*NEW* Community Group Fitness Packages
Are you interested in attending weekly ongoing Campus Group Fitness Classes or On Campus Community Classes?
Our monthly packages include not only the awesome Group Fitness Classes of your choice but also include an Open Campus Parking Pass, Free Fitness Centre Access and MHC pricing for Fitness Services.
With your Open Campus Parking Pass you can access all our awesome services on campus anytime during hours of operation without paying for parking! Come experience MHC: the Vera Bracken Library, Bookstore, Common Grounds Coffee Shop, Cafeteria, Crave, Cultural Centre, Ehresman Theatre, Sunrise Rotary Trail and a variety of indoor and outdoor lounge areas.
Contact Amy prior to your first class to register for this offer, email email@example.com
The Be Fit for Life Centre partners with a variety of community organizations to deliver specialty programming.
Active Aging Sessions
Pop-in for a session or email firstname.lastname@example.org for contact details
Fun and Fitness at the Strathcona Centre
*Stretch & Strengthen
MHC offers a variety of Wellness Challenges and Initiatives throughout the year. MHC students, employees, alumni and community members are all welcome to participate.
Biggest Winner 2019
Mark your calendars: January 21 - April 12, 2019
Winter Walk Day - February 6, 2019
Organize your own walk:
Create your own poster and promote to friends, family, co-workers, teams or groups. You can even walk as an individual. View fillable poster here.
Participate in a BFFL walk:
View the poster here.
A physical fitness evaluation is an assessment of an individual’s current level of fitness. An assessment will help guide the development of a personalized fitness program and establish a baseline for future comparison.
Body Composition Analysis – NEW!
Track your progress with baseline and follow-up Body Composition Analysis using the non-invasive InBody System. Body Fat, Segmental Lean Mass, Total Body Water and Basal Metabolic Rate are all identified. Check out this link for more info on the system.
Book an Appointment
View the fitness services poster to choose an appointment or package that best suits your needs.
To book an appointment, contact Kayla Repas by email.
Weight Room Orientation
Looking for a basic orientation to the weight room? Check out this FREE resource!
Resistance Tubing Workouts
Resistance bands and resistance tubing are a low cost option to strength training. View an upper body resistance tubing workout here and a lower body resistance tubing workout here.
Stability Ball Exercises
Stability Ball exercises challenge balance, strength, range of motion and core strength. View the stability ball poster for exercise options.
Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE)
The PARE is an occupational test used to assess a person's ability to perform the physical demands of police work. It is used in the selection process of RCMP applicants, as part of the graduating criteria for cadets at Depot and throughout the career of RCMP Regular Members. The PARE is used by several law enforcement agencies throughout Canada. Applicants must obtain PARE certification by completing the obstacle course and push/pull sections in 4:45 min or less before the Regular Member Selection Interview (RMSI). It is important to prepare for the physical demands of the PARE.
Click here for the PARE Manual
Click here for PARE Medical Release Form
Medicine Hat College 2018 PARE Dates:
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 8 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at 8 a.m.
The A-PREP can be a very challenging test to successfully complete if you haven’t trained specifically for it. We strongly encourage applicants to come prepared for this stage of the process in an effort to minimize delays.
A-PREP has three separate components:
Become a fitness leader! For AFLCA certification process info, please contact the AFLCA office 780.492.4435. For information specific to courses offered at Medicine Hat College and to register, email email@example.com or call Amy at 403-504-3548.
Registration deadline is two weeks prior to course date (Min. 4 participants)
View the current poster here.
This course is the pre-requisite for certification in the four specialty areas and includes anatomy, physiology, active living, adult learning communication and principles of fitness.
Wednesday, January 23, 23; February 6 & 13, 2019
Wednesday evenings: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. $300 + GST; S103
This course includes topics such as Anatomy, Physiology, Training Principles, Resistance Training Technique, Program Design, Practical Sessions, Equipment, and Special Considerations.
Pre-requisite: Exercise Theory Course
FRI, SAT & SUN, March 1 - 3, 2019
FRI: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM / SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, $320 + GST; S103 & H131
A course covering topics specific to leading fitness classes for the aging population. This course provides an overview of the changes which occur in the body as it ages and the considerations required when planning and leading fitness classes for older adults. Topics covered include: nutrition, physiology of aging, sociology of aging, common disorders, and risk management.
FRI, SAT & SUN, March 29 - 31, 2019
FRI: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM / SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, $320 + GST; S103 & B201
Group Exercise Fundamentals with Portable Equipment Designation
This course will teach you the skills necessary to effectively lead group exercise programs. Portable Equipment explored may include: steps, dumbbells, fitness balls, body bars, elastic resistance, etc.
FRI, SAT & SUN, April 12 - 14, 2019
The Medicine Hat College is an exam site for the AFLCA. Registration for exams is through the AFLCA office. For exam dates and exam prep resources, click here.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*Our hours are flexible and can be changed to accommodate your schedule.
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