COVID-19 Update for Exercise Class Participants

In response to the declaration by the Government of Ontario requiring all non-essential services to shut down, the University will be complying with the order effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice. During this time, essential staff will continue to work remotely. We remain committed to supporting our exercise program and leadership training course participants. We appreciate your patience as we attempt to identify the best ways to do that. If you have any questions not covered by the information below please email us.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will exercise classes and programs resume?

The health and safety of our members and staff is our top priority and we will continue to follow the advice and recommendations of federal, provincial and local health authorities regarding COVID-19 issues. With a focus on the health of our members and staff shaping our decisions, we will not resume in-house exercise programming until it is safe to do so. We anticipate that exercise classes and programs may resume beginning in September at the very earliest.

What is happening to my pre-paid membership fees and personal training sessions?

Participants who have pre-paid for exercise classes will be credited automatically for their memberships, effective April 1, 2020. The credit will be extended for the length of your membership once classes resume. For example, if classes resume in September, participants who had three months remaining (April, May, June), will have September, October and November added to their membership.  

Pre-paid personal training sessions will not expire. They can be booked once the CCAA reopens, at no additional cost. For example, participants who had six personal training sessions remaining on their account will still have six remaining when personal training sessions resume, excluding personal training sessions that took place virtually during April.

I want to stay active at home. Can the CCAA help?

During these challenging and unique times, we remain committed to helping you incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. We have developed a series of Active at Home videos to help you remain active while practicing physical distancing. We also will share exercise videos, tips and motivation through our regular CCAA newsletter.

What is the status of the CCAA at Elborn College?

Most of the office and research spaces and all of the exercise areas are set up. We are redeveloping our exercise/activity classes given the changes to the size, number and configuration of the studio spaces at our new site in Elborn College. We are tackling the multiple challenges associated with running exercise/activity classes for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are particularly focused on putting in place several measures and safety protocols designed to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our members, our staff, our students and our faculty in order to run safely in-person exercise/activity classes when university-imposed COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Please visit our photo album on Flickr to take a tour of photos showing the participant areas including the reception area and the two exercise studios. Our new space also features three participant washrooms, a shower, a fitness appraisal office, dedicated research space, work space for researchers and students, and a small compliment of lockers.