Get started on your fitness journey by attending a campus fitness class or orientation to the weight room. Specialize your workout with a fitness evaluation or personal program design. Occupational fitness testing and fitness instructor certification courses also available.
*NEW* Community Group Fitness Packages
Are you interested in attending weekly ongoing Campus Group Fitness Classes or On Campus Community Classes?
Our monthly packages include not only the awesome Group Fitness Classes of your choice but also include an Open Campus Parking Pass, Free Fitness Centre Access and MHC pricing for Fitness Services.
With your Open Campus Parking Pass you can access all our awesome services on campus anytime during hours of operation without paying for parking! Come experience MHC: the Vera Bracken Library, Bookstore, Common Grounds Coffee Shop, Cafeteria, Crave, Cultural Centre, Ehresman Theatre, Sunrise Rotary Trail and a variety of indoor and outdoor lounge areas.
Contact Amy prior to your first class to register for this offer, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Group Fitness Classes
Session 1: April 16 - May 11
Session 2: May 13 - June 8 (No class May 21)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 13: click here to register
Fees for all participants types:
$40/4 week session or $70 for both sessions
Check out the schedule here!
Download directions to the fitness studio here.
January 15 - April 13, 2018 (no classes Feb 19-23 & Mar 30)
Join us this Winter for Group Fitness on campus!
NEW REGISTRATION REQUIRED: click here to register
FREE for MHC students & employees
$5 drop-in for alumni and $10 drop-in fee for community participants and parking fees as posted.
Check out the schedule here!
Download directions to the fitness studio here!
The Be Fit for Life Centre partners with a variety of community organizations to deliver specialty programming.
Active Aging Sessions
Pop-in for a session or email email@example.com for contact details
*Stretch & Strengthen
The MHC offers a variety of Wellness Challenges and Initiatives throughout the year. MHC students, employees, alumni and community members are all welcome to participate.
Biggest Winner Competition
January 22 – April 15, 2018
We are so excited for our upcoming Fitness Challenge in the Winter Semester – Biggest Winner Competition. This is a take on the Biggest Loser type comps but with a positive BFFL spin. We don’t want the focus to be on weight loss but more on creating healthy habits and consistent physical activity to improve body composition. There will be an opportunity to win cash prizes for those who commit to their goals (create and track healthy habits throughout the challenge). There will also be cash prizes awarded to the top female and male who make the most changes in their body composition (fat loss and dry lean mass gain) relative to their starting point. The cash prize amounts are based on percentage of entry fees collected, so encourage your friends to join to increase the money pot!
Please note that participants off-campus can fully participate, as workouts can be done on your own or in any fitness facility. Workouts and tips will be shared in a private Facebook Group, accessible from any location. Pre & Post Body Comp testing will be scheduled for both Medicine Hat and Brooks Campus locations!
Join us for some healthy competition this New Year in a fun, positive environment.
Start the registration process here: BFFL Enrolment Form
For more info, contact Kayla Repas by email: Krepas@mhc.ab.ca
Winter Walk Day
February 7, 2018
Join Albertan’s on February 7 in getting more active outdoors! Register as an individual, family, team, group, school or workplace. Register at www.winterwalkday.ca
Join a local walk, view the links to the posters below for details:
A physical fitness evaluation is an assessment of an individual’s current level of fitness. An assessment will help guide the development of a personalized fitness program and establish a baseline for future comparison.
Body Composition Analysis – NEW!
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 Metabollic Rate are all identified. Check out this link for more info on the system.
Book an Appointment
View the fitness services poster to choose an appointment or package that best suits your needs.
To book an appointment, contact Kayla Repas by email.
Weight Room Orientation
Looking for a basic orientation to the weight room? Check out this FREE resource!
Resistance Tubing Workouts
Resistance bands and resistance tubing are a low cost option to strength training. View an upper body resistance tubing workout here and a lower body resistance tubing workout here.
Stability Ball Exercises
Stability Ball exercises challenge balance, strength, range of motion and core strength. View the stability ball poster for exercise options.
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 PARE Medical Release Form
Medicine Hat College 2018 PARE Dates:
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8 a.m.
The A-PREP can be a very challenging test to successfully complete if you haven’t trained specifically for it. We strongly encourage applicants to come prepared for this stage of the process in an effort to minimize delays.
A-PREP has three separate components:
Become a Core De Force LIVE! Instructor
Saturday, April 14. 2018
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Teach others how to throw MMA-inspired punches, kicks, and HITT combos that sculpt total-body definition – no equipment needed.
View more details and register here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amy at 403-504-3548.
Registration deadline is two weeks prior to course date (Min. 4 participants)
View the current poster here.
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.
Wednesday, February 28, March 7, 14 and 21, 2018
Wednesday evenings: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. $300 + GST; S103
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
FRI, SAT & SUN, Mar 23-25, 2018
FRI: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM / SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, $320 + GST; S103 & H131
This course includes topics such as Anatomy, Physiology, Training Principles, Resistance Training Technique, Program Design, Practical Sessions, Equipment, and Special Considerations.
FRI, SAT & SUN, Apr 20-22, 2018
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.
FRI, SAT & SUN, May 4-6, 2018
FRI: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM / SAT & SUN: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, $320 + GST; S103
The Medicine Hat College is an exam site for the AFLCA. Registration for exams is through the AFLCA office. For exam dates and exam prep resources, click here.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*Our hours are flexible and can be changed to accommodate your schedule.
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