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 ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

We're excited to announce that the Town of Ajax will be participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge from May 31 - June 16.

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is helping to strengthen communities through physical activity and sport because everything gets better when you get active.

We encourage all Town of Ajax residents to come out and support our Community Better event/program:

 Program Launch

  • Wednesday, May 29 - 6 - 8 p.m., McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive (west side of green space)

  • Join us for a variety of fun activities, get swag and learn more about the ParticipACTION app and get ready to start tracking all of your activity minutes!
  • Event is free and pre-registration is not required.

 Zumba® Party in the Square!

  •  Saturday, June 8 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Pat Bayly Square, 65 Bayly St. W.
  • Join us for an awesome Zumba® party for all ages! Wear your brightest athletic clothing and earn active minutes while having a great time!
  • Event is free and pre-registration is not required.

Before the event/program, remember to download the new ParticipACTION app so you can track your total activity minutes!

 Adapted Events for Individuals with Physical and Developmental Exceptionalities
 Sport Play for All!

Join in the fun! Try a new sport, meet new friends and do good for your body by getting active! A healthy snack will be provided. This event is for individuals aged 7 to 15*, with physical and developmental exceptionalities. Registration is required as this is a low-ratio event that will have Inclusion Support Staff on-site to assist in play. Must be able to participate in a 1:3 ratio.

*Consideration will be given to individuals older. Please note that this is not an allergy free zone.

Friday May 31, 2019
McLean Community Centre – Gymnasium
6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

 Register Now!

Meet the great outdoors!

Join us for an exciting scavenger hunt, hike and team building activities at the Greenwood Conservation Area. Enjoy the fresh air, meet up with nature and get the body moving. This event is for individuals aged 7 to 15*, with physical and developmental exceptionalities. Registration is required as this is a low-ratio event that will have Inclusion Support Staff on-site to assist. Must be able to participate in a 1:3 ratio.

*Consideration will be given to individuals older. 

Saturday June 1, 2019
Greenwood Conservation Area – Glenview #1
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  Register Now!

Zumba® Party!

This party is for youth aged 7 to 15*, with physical and developmental exceptionalities. Participants will get moving to the beat with music and movement fusing Latin rhythms with easy to follow moves. Have fun while improving motor skills, coordination and being active. Registration is required as this is a low-ratio event that will have Inclusion Support Staff on-site to assist individuals with movements, support and direction as necessary.

*Consideration will be given for older individuals.

Sunday June 2, 2019
McLean Community Centre – Fitness Studio
4 to 5 p.m.

 Register Now!

 

Membership Options and Fees

The Town of Ajax offers quality fitness memberships (Please Note: Family Swim & Skate and Family Active options are available as Annual Memberships only) at an affordable price, including:

Group Fitness

Our fitness experts will motivate you!

Group fitness classes are a great way to reach your fitness goals. Let our certified instructors show you how to build endurance, strength, and flexibility. We offer classes everyone can enjoy at any fitness level.

Visit our Group Fitness page for more information.

Current Promotions

 

May Membership Promotion - Get 1 Month FREE or FREE 3 Visit Trial

Do you know a post-secondary student returning home for the summer or someone who wants to try a Fitness & Health membership before they commit?

New customers get one month FREE with the purchase of a three month membership and/or a FREE 3 Visit Trial* during the month of May. 

Come in for a tour and meet our outstanding team and start your way to an active lifestyle.

Offer is available May 1 to 31, 2019.

*Current members do not quality.  Minimum of 18 years of age.  One FREE 3 Visit Trial per person.

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 NEW! Family Swim & Skate
Now you can swim and skate together as a family, as much as you want, during designated times, all year long! Includes up to five individuals living at the same address. Maximum of two adults. Children must be a minimum of 4 years old.
  • Unlimited swimming and skating during designated times
  • Only $28.42 per month
  • Payment plan option is available
  • Add on $35 for each additional child

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 Family Active Membership - $94.00 per month
Includes up to four people 13 years and older, living at the same address: 

*Prior to working out in the Fitness & Health Centre, 13 - 17 year olds must complete a Teen Weight Training Course, which is included with membership purchase.

 Fast Track to Fitness $175+HST. Save more than $50!
Includes:
  • Three month adult membership
  • One hour consultation and Fitness Appraisal with a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
  • One hour demonstration session of a personalized exercise program
 Save $80! Teen Weight Training Course (13-17 years)
Prior to working out in the Fitness & Health Centres (FHC), teens must complete a ten hour Teen Weight Training Course and learn how to:
  • Exercise safely
  • Choose appropriate weight and exercises
  • Understand basic anatomy

Save the $80 course fee with a 3-month Teen Fitness & Health Centre or Combo fitness membership. Register at either the Ajax or McLean Community Centre Customer Service Desks.

 Grade 5 Action Pass
Do you have a child currently enrolled in Grade 5? The Grade 5 Action Pass gets them unlimited FREE access to swimming and skating during designated public times. Grade 5 Action Passes can be picked up at the Customer Service Desk at the Ajax Community Centre, McLean Community Centre and Audley Recreation Centre.
Member Referral Program
  • Get one month added on your membership for each annual membership you refer
  • Bring a guest for a free visit to try our facilities
Two FREE Fitness Guest Passes to visit any City of Markham Fitness Centre:

 

Membership Benefits

Come for a free tour and discover our membership perks:

  • Daily 15-minute Ab Clinics
  • Free Exercise Workshops
  • Fruity Friday - free fruit giveaway one day each month
  • CLUB 100 - Annual celebration, prize awards and group photo for members who track 100+ workouts in a calendar year
  • Member Appreciation Days - free giveaways and other surprises

FITNews Monthly eNewsletter

Our FITNews newsletter is released each month and included at the top of this page. If you like one of the articles be sure to subscibe to FITNews and be the first to know about events, workshops, promotions, healthy living trends and the Exercise of the Month. 

Squash

We have five international squash courts for recreational play located at the Ajax Community Centre. Learn about squash programs, lessons, drop-in times and round robins. 

Personal Training

Train with our motivating, professional fitness staff certified to design programs specific to your needs. Individual and group rates  available. 

Craig Daynard

Being a 20 yeaPhoto of Craig Daynardr veteran in the fitness industry, Craig can accommodate many different populations, including injuries, weight loss, strength, sports and more. Credentials include:

  • NEW! Registered Kinesiologist 
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP,CPTN.M)
  • Honours BPHE Degree
  • Post Rehab Specialist (CPTN)
  • Certified in the Healthy "HEART WISE" Program
  • Certified PREP Appraiser (Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police)

Dustin

Dustin's interests include bodybuilding, gaining strength and size. He is highly motivated and feels that everyone has something that will motivate them to become healthier and happier. Dustin specializes in pushing past plateaus. He has a passion for exercise, is very approachable and welcomes all of your questions. Credentials include:

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (canfitpro)
  • Fitness & Health Promotion Diploma
  • NCCP Multisport Certified

Linda Calla

With many years of customer service experience, Linda draws her energy from sharing her experience and knowledge with her clients and watching them reach their goals. Credentials include:

  • Certified Personal Trainer (canfitpro)
  • Advanced Exercise Nutrition (canfitpro)

Peter Golebiowski

Peter's training approach is posture and performance oriented. Everything comes back to exercising efficiently and translating efforts in the gym to performance in the real world. Credentials include:

  • Fitness and Health Promotion  Diploma (Humber College)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP)
  • Certified AED & CPR with First Aid

Wayne Kumano

Do you require strength, speed and agility for competition? Is weight loss your goal? Are you tired of the same workout routine? Wayne provides his clients with knowledge, support, guidance and motivation which he believes are important factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Credentials include:

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP)
  • Sports Administration Diploma
  • National Coaching Certification Program
  • Twist Sport Conditioning Certification
  • YMCA Individual Conditioning

New Members Welcome and Etiquette

Welcome to the Town of Ajax Fitness & Health Centres. We are sure that you will enjoy our exceptional facilities, outstanding programs and professional staff. Your Fitness Team is committed to assisting you to reach your fitness and active lifestyle goals.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology accredits our fitness facilities. This accreditation guarantees highly skilled staff, exceptional programs and outstanding service. All of our fitness staff are Certified Personal Trainers. We are here to give you an exceptional fitness experience. Please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.

Your Fitness & Health Centre membership allows you access to both the Ajax Community Centre and the McLean Community Centres. Your membership also includes unlimited skating and swimming during public swim/skate times.

With every new member you refer to our Fitness & Health Centres for a One Year Membership, add a one month extension to your membership. You are welcome to bring a guest in for ONE complimentary workout. You must accompany your guest during their visit in the Fitness & Health Centre. Guests must provide photo identification (i.e. Driver's License) when signing in and must be 18 years of age or older.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve our services and make your experience a better one.

Yours in fitness & health,

Mike Margach

Fitness & Health Centre Supervisor 
Town of Ajax
Phone: 905-619-2529 ext. 7517
FAX: 905-428-2809
michael.margach@ajax.ca

Members Etiquette

CAUTION: The equipment in the Fitness & Health Centres may present hazards which can lead to serious injury. If you are unsure on how to use a machine, or notice that it is not functioning properly, please request the help of the Fitness & Health Centre Consultant on duty.

Etiquette:

  • Please leave all personal belongings in a locker; locks can be rented or purchased from the Reception Desk; lockers are for day use only; locks will be removed if left on lockers for more than 24 hours.
  • You can put your membership on hold. Please see our Customer Service Staff for details.
  • All members must have their membership cards visible while using the Fitness & Health Centre. All members must scan their membership card at the Reception Desk at every visit.
  • You will be asked to leave if you are not wearing proper, clean, athletic attire (shirt, indoor athletic shoes, shorts/athletic pants) for health and safety reasons; no outdoor footwear is permitted in the Fitness & Health Centre or Fitness Studio.
  • All weights must be returned to their original location to:
    • Reduce trip hazards
    • Prevent others from moving weights heavier than they can safely lift
    • Free equipment for the next person to use
  • Please wipe off equipment after use; paper towels and disinfectant are provided.
  • No children are permitted in the Fitness & Health Centre's Member Change rooms.
  • Please allow fellow members to "work-in" as necessary during your workout.
  • Please ask the Fitness & Health Centre staff for assistance as required.
  • At the discretion of Recreation and Culture staff, membership privileges may be suspended or revoked. The Town of Ajax "Code of Conduct", located in the main reception area of the Ajax and McLean Community Centres, states the behaviours expected of facility and program users as well as Fitness & Health Centre members. 

 Sauna Safety:

  • Take a shower before going into the sauna.
  • We recommend users sit on a towel.
  • Do not leave towels unattended in the sauna.
  • Do not shave in the sauna.
  • Do not spray or pour water or other liquids on to the sauna rocks.
  • Keep conversation and noise level to a minimum.
  • Be respectful of others personal space.

People on prescription drugs or suffering from certain medical conditions such as pregnancy, high/low blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and obesity should consult their physician before using the sauna.

Locations and Hours of Operation

Ajax Community Centre

75 Centennial Drive

Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (5 p.m. July to August)

 

McLean Community Centre

95 Magill Drive

Monday to Friday 5:15 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 6:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.