Fitness and Personal Training

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Find your fit! Peterborough Recreation offers a wide variety of group fitness options for all ages and abilities.

  • You can drop-in to try a class, register for a session, or become a member.
  • Variety of class options for all fitness levels.
  • Fun programs are our focus! Zumba, Aqua HIIT, Yoga, Barre, Salsa classes and more are offered each session! 
  • Personal training and special packages are offered at the Centre, including group training, intro to personal training, and more.
  • Our fitness staff are trained and qualified through nationally recognized fitness programs, such as CanFitPro.

Did you know? You can participate in our group fitness classes without a membership. Registration remains open throughout the session for all fitness classes.

Drop-in fitness schedule

Click on the link below to view the current drop-in schedule for land and aqua fitness. Paper copies of the schedule are available at the Sport & Wellness Centre.
Drop-in fitness schedule

Personal Training

Our trainers are certified in a variety of specialized areas. They can build a program specific to your needs. Click on Meet our Trainers below to see each trainer's expertise and qualifications to find the best fit for your needs. Do you have questions about Personal Training? Fill out our contact form and the Fitness Coordinator will be in touch.

Contact form

Some areas of expertise include:

  • Fitness over 50
  • Form and technique education
  • Women's fitness
  • Concussion management
  • Exceptionalities & Special Olympic training
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Foot wear and foot health
  • Exercise for knee and hip replacements

Working with a personal trainer can:

  • Help motivate you and maximize your time
  • Provide techniques and nutritional information
  • Help you reach or maintain a healthy body weight
  • Help you increase muscular strength and endurance
  • Help you increase energy and stamina
  • Help you reduce stress and anxiety
  • Teach you safe and proper exercise techniques

“A recent study suggests that exercising with a trainer can improve your strength up to 45 percent more than exercising without supervision, and can help you achieve your goal up to 30 percent faster.” ~ American College of Sports Medicine

 Meet our Trainers


Nuri"I want to inspire people. I want someone to look to me and say, because of you I did not give up."

Areas of Expertise

  • Older Adult Exercise
  • Weight Loss and Management
  • Post-Joint Replacement Rehabilitation and Conditioning 
  • Injuries Prevention and Rehabilitation


  • Bachelor of Physical Education, majoring in Physiotherapy
  • Personal Training Specialist - canfitpro
  • Older Adult Specialist - canfitpro
  • Health Weight Loss - canfitpro
  • Active Aging - canfitpro


Rachael"Fitness, health and well-being are a never-ending journey. Your goals should be ever-evolving. Find an activity you love. Challenge yourself regularly. Reward yourself often!"

Areas of Expertise 

  • Fitness Foundations and Lifelong Movement
  • Holistic and Balanced Approach to Fitness Training
  • Muscular and Aerobic Conditioning
  • Passive and Facilitated Stretching and Range of Motion
  • High, Low and Varied Intensity Interval Training and Circuit Training


  • Bachelor of Kinesiology - York University
  • Personal Training Specialist - canfitpro
  • Fitness Instructor Specialist - canfitpro
  • Level 1 Thai Yoga Stretching for Fitness Professionals - Navina
  • Muscular Conditioning, Interval Training, Tempo Training in Water - CALA
  • New Balance Procare Fit Specialist (footwear and foot health)

Personal Training Rates


Personal Training rates at the Sport & Wellness Centre
Number of sessionsLengthRate

6 sessions

30 minutes each

$165 Member

$197.50 Non-Member

12 sessions

30 minutes each

$315 Member

$365.50 Non-Member

18 sessions

30 minutes each

$415 Member

$502.50 Non-Member

24 sessions

30 minutes each

$515 Member

$675 Non-Member

36 sessions

30 minutes each

$675 Member

$885 Non-Member


Special Packages

Youth Get Started Program
If you are 12 to 14 years old this program is for you. Completing this program gives you access to the fitness centre. Have one our certified personal trainers cover the basics of gym etiquette and show you how to use the equipment in a safe and effective way. The trainer will also develop an individual program for you based on your needs and goals.
Specialized Training
We can come to you. Ask us about team training, aquatic training, or workplace wellness and how we can meet your fitness needs or the needs of your group. Contact the Fitness Coordinator for more information.
Intro to Personal Training (1 hour) $35 for members, $53.25 for non-members

Benefit from a trainer’s expertise! A trainer of your choice will provide education, and motivation for your specific goals. Meet with a trainer today for a consultation, lifestyle and fitness assessment that includes an InBody analysis. InBody is a non-invasive body composition analysis that provides a detailed breakdown of your weight in terms of muscle, fat and water. Get the full report to assist you in track you results. 

 Fit for Life (90 minutes) $78.25

Our certified and motivating personal trainers will develop a personalized program to help you reach your goals. Make the most of your time and invest in you today. This program includes a consultation, fitness assessment that includes an InBody body composition analysis report and custom program developed and lead by the trainer of your choice.

 Group Training  $120 

Want to train with your own group or team? Form a group of under 10 and have one of our fitness professionals customize the sessions based on your groups’ goals. Ideal for teams, families, friends, wedding parties, team building or groups preparing for a competition or event. A cost-effective way to train, have the motivation of a group and an individualize workout plan. A minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 10 are required for group training.

 Aquatic Personal Training 
One on one personal training in the water provides a customized workout program utilizing the magical properties of the water. Whether you need fitness related exercise or sport specific training, our qualifies trainers can help you reach your goals. See value packages for pricing.

Affordable Programming Options

Do you need financial assistance? Program discounts are available for eligible clients based on income level. Learn more about our program subsidy and apply online by clicking on the link below.

Program Subsidy Application