New fitness studios at the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre!

Join us for an open house with free fitness classes, a kids zone, tours, and more!
Friday, March 24, 2017

UPEI’s Department of Athletics and Recreation invites you and your family to an open house to celebrate the grand opening of new fitness studios in the Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre! The open house runs 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 1.

The new studios include a new, two-storey 2,400 square-foot activity training centre, which features a lower floor to accommodate general fitness classes and an upper-level training area equipped with stationary bicycles and interval training capabilities. The new studios are available for private fitness classes, such as spin and yoga.

“We are excited to showcase our newly renovated fitness studios in addition to welcoming the general public into our facilities,” said Chris Huggan, Director of Athletics and Recreation. “We want as many families and individuals to come see and experience what we have to offer in a quality venue and fitness centre and our programs and services including fitness classes, recreational programming, event hosting and our Panther Academy programs.”

Use of the fitness centre during the open house will be free. Join us for a tour of the facility at 10:30 am and noon, and take part in free fitness classes in the new studios. The gym will feature a Kids Zone with camp counsellors, face painting, and activities to entertain the kids while parents explore the facilities.

Information will be available about all of the programs and services at the UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre. Community memberships will be available!

The new fitness studios are made possible in part by generous support from the Government of Canada.

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