City launches virtual fitness classes: Two-week pilot period for recreation members

(Barrie, ON) – Starting December 7, the City of Barrie will offer virtual, livestreamed fitness classes to existing recPASS members as a pilot program.

For the first two weeks, virtual classes will be open to current recPASS members only. Registration is now open atplay.barrie.ca. Starting December 21, virtual classes will be open to all recreation users with an online account onplay.barrie.ca. 

“We're committed to offering unique ways for our community to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which right now is more important than ever," says Mayor Jeff Lehman. “Our staff have been hearing from our members and residents that they'd like to see alternative, virtual options, and we've delivered on this with online fitness programming you can participate in safely from the comfort of home." 

Participants can choose from a variety of different instructors and fitness activities, including Bootcamp and Zumba. If successful, the City plans to rollout additional virtual recreation program offerings in the months ahead.

The City reminds all recreation program participants that if they have registered for a class (either in-person or virtual) but cannot make the time, to cancel through their online account before the class starts, which allows others to take the space.

More information about the reopening of the remainder of the City's recreation and community facilities will be shared as it become available. The City continues to follow the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit's guidelines on the safe reopening of facilities.

For more information on the current status of the City's recreation facilities and programs, visit barrie.ca/RecUpdates. Visit barrie.ca/services to confirm the current status of all City services.

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Media Contact
Melanie Rumley
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4578
melanie.rumley@barrie.ca