Services

Fitness Services

Important Update:

Government grants that support the Be Fit for Life Centre (BFFL) and Alberta Sport Development Centre - Southeast (ASDC-SE), are no longer available which will result in the closure of these organizations at Medicine Hat College, effective Feb. 12, 2021.

CAMPUS GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Winter 2021: January 18 – April 1

(10 weeks - no classes Family Week: Feb 15-19 or Good Friday: Apr 2)

Join us for group fitness on campus! Noon and after work classes are FREE for MHC students and employees, thanks to support from the Mental Health Grant. Virtual options also available.

VIEW WINTER SCHEDULE*


2021 WINTER WELLNESS CHALLENGE
January 18 – March 15, 2021
(8 weeks)

 

Start the New Year off right – Learn new healthy habits weekly for personal development and improved health! Multiple packages available including personalized options for fitness program design and nutrition coaching. View the poster for details or for more information please contact Kayla at krepas@mhc.ab.ca


Registrationr equired by calling 403-529-3844 or at the following links:

 

2021 Winter Wellness Challenge Course number: 140002

2021 Winter Wellness Challenge PLUS Personal Exercise Program Design Course number: 140003
2021 Winter Wellness Challenge PLUS Nutrition Coaching
Course number: 140004
2021 Winter Wellness Challenge PLUS Fitness & Nutrition Package
Course number: 140005


Current MHC students, employees and alumni can use discount code MHC15 for 15% off


ACTIVE AT HOME

MHC BFFL YouTube Channel Playlists:

Printable Trackers
Does tracking your activities or meal planning help you stay on task? Try out these tools to support you in your goals:

Would you Rather BFFL Workout

It’s your choice, pick a move from each pair in the Would you Rather Workout and click the link for a video demonstrating each exercise.


YOGA ADVENTURE
  • Located on campus in the Be Fit for Life fitness studio (Rm H131, portables behind the H building and beside the tennis courts on the north side of campus).
  • This is an adapted class encouraging floor and supported postures.
  • Registration required and $1/hr parking
  • Thursdays 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., dates will be posted on the registration link as they become available.

STRETCH & STRENGTHEN
  • Located on campus in the Be Fit for Life fitness studio (Rm H131, portables behind the H building and beside the tennis courts on the north side of campus).
  • This exercise class is for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson Disease, Stroke and others that may need adaptation.
  • Registration Requiredand $1/hr parking
  • Thursdays 2 - 3 p.m., dates will be posted on the registration link as they become available.

URBAN POLING

  • Did you know? Urban pole walking burns 20-26% more calories than regular walking and works 90% of muscles including your core.
  • Book an orientation to Urban Poling: $60 for a 30 minute session. Grab your friends and share the cost! Email: befitforlife@mhc.ab.ca to book.
  • Borrow a set of poles from the MHC Fitness Centre. For more info on purchasing your own poles, view pole price list.


FUN & FITNESS

Active Aging Sessions
  • Offered in partnership with the City of Medicine Hat Seniors Services
  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings
  • For session dates and to register, please contact the Family Leisure Centre

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT


BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS
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.


FITNESS CENTRE ORIENTATION
Looking for a basic orientation to the Fitness Centre? Check out this FREE resource!
RESISTANCE TUBING WORKOUTS
Resistance bands and resistance tubing are a low cost option to strength training.

STABILITY BALL EXERCISES
Stability ball exercises challenge balance, strength, range of motion and core strength.

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 the Get Active Questionnaire. If you answer yes to any question, book an appointment with your doctor to complete the PARE Medical Release Form.
  • Click here for PARE Medical Release Form

View the Registration Link for upcoming dates or email befitforlife@mhc.ab.ca

AFLCA FITNESS LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION
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 befitforlife@mhc.ab.caor call Amy at 403.504.3548.

Medicine Hat course dates are listed at the Registration Link.

Registration deadline is two weeks prior to course date (Min. 4 participants)


EXERCISE THEORY COURSE
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.


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. Pre-requisite: Exercise Theory Course


RESISTANCE TRAINING SPECIALTY
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


FITNESS FOR OLDER ADULTS
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. Pre-requisite: Exercise Theory Course

Contact Us

Amy Risk Richardson
Wellness Coordinator
Tel: 403.504.3548
befitforlife@mhc.ab.ca

Office Hours*
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

*Our hours are flexible and can be changed to accommodate your schedule.