Minus icon Plus icon Plus icon Print Icon
  •  

Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex 

Re-opening Guidelines for VOLLMER FITNESS CENTRE Members

fitness centre welcome back video thumbnail

What to Expect When you Return to the Fitness Centre Video

 As we re-open our facilities, please note that many changes have been made to ensure safety of our staff and members.  

The Town of LaSalle follows the guidelines and recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
and the Region’s Medical Officer of Health, along with the recommendations provided by the Fitness Industry Council of Canada.

Reservations

  • You must pre-register to use the fitness centre or to participate in a fitness class
  • Click here to register,  or call 519-969-7771, ext. 0.
  • Walk-in participation and visitors will not be permitted
  • Workout allocations are pre-determined in one-hour blocks during regular fitness centre hours:

  Monday - Friday Timeblocks:
6:00am-7:00am
7:30am-8:30am
9:00am-10:00am
10:30am-11:30am
12:00pm-1:00pm
1:30pm-2:30pm
4:00pm-5:00pm
5:30pm-6:30pm
7:00pm-8:00pm
8:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday/Sunday Timeblocks:
7:00am-8:00am
8:30am-9:30am
10:00am-11:00am
11:30am-12:30pm
1:00pm-2:00pm
3:30pm-4:30pm
5:00pm-6:00pm
6:30pm-7:30pm

Reservations can be scheduled up to one week prior. Space is limited.

Before Leaving Home:

  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill or have symptoms of COVID-19

  • Bring your face covering, as you will be required to wear it while in the facility
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of your workout time
  • Early entry into the facility will not be permitted
  • Bring your own mat and water bottle
  • Water fountains and refill stations are not available at this time
  • Remember to leave your valuables at home

When You Arrive:

  • You will be required to wear a face covering upon entering the facility 
  • Please enter through the main sliding doors, located closest to the outdoor clock tower
  • Markers will be set up outside, to provide visual cues to encourage physical distancing
  • You can check in as early as 15 minutes before & up to 10 minutes after your scheduled start time  however, you will only be permitted access to the building during this time frame
  • Early or late arrival will  not be permitted Please note that the main sliding doors will remain locked at  all other times

COVID-19 Screening and Waiver:

  • Before entry, you will be greeted by a staff member for screening

  • Individuals will not be allowed to enter the building if they:

    • Are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19

    • Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days

    • Have returned from travel or been in contact with someone who has travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days (US essential workers are exempt)

  • On your first visit, you will be required to provide a signed copy of the Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19.  This document will be emailed to you at the time of registration. 

After Main Door Check-in:

  • You are required to use hand sanitizer which is provided at the entrance/exit of the facility
  •  Arrive already dressed for your workout as change rooms and showers are not available
  • Cubbies, a coat rack, a key rack and a public washroom are available on the 2nd floor
  • Lockers are not available and we are not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Only dry, clean indoor shoes are permitted in the fitness centre

Fitness Centre Use:

  • You must scan your membership card upon arrival, for contact tracing purposes
  • A disinfectant spray bottle will be provided to you for use throughout your workout
  • Please sanitize your equipment. Paper towel dispensers are located throughout the fitness centre
  • Face coverings required in all common areas of the fitness centre including when 
    entering/exiting the area
  • Your face covering can be removed during exercise while you remain physically 
    distanced from others
  • Food and drink, with the exception of water, is not allowed and protein bars will not be for sale
  • Leave the fitness centre promptly at the end of your scheduled time and exit the building
  • Your cooperation is required to allow for proper sanitization and preparation for the next users
  • Workouts are limited to one hour

Fitness Classes:

  • Individual spaces on the floor have been measured out & marked to ensure physical distancing
  • You may remove your face covering once you are inside a marked space
  • Please remain within this marked space for the duration of the class
  • You must wear your face covering once the class is done & keep it on until you exit the building
  • Please exit the building without unnecessary delay
  • Please note that you must bring your own mat if you wish to use one, mats will not be provided

Here’s what we’ve been working on, to keep you safe:

  • We have increased cleaning for high contact surfaces and touch-points throughout the facility and are following the cleaning guidelines suggested by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).
  • We have limited access to the facility by requiring appointments and restricting the capacity to ensure enough space to allow patrons to remain two metres from one another.
  • We have identified specific entrances and exits for the facility and have outlined traffic flow to encourage physical distancing.
  • We have implemented COVID-19 screening of all patrons prior to entering the building, those who do not meet our requirements will not be permitted entry.
  • We have implemented the mandatory wearing of face coverings
  • We have rearranged fitness equipment to allow for physical distancing and have removed equipment
  • that is difficult to sanitize
  • We have measured out and marked individual spaces on the floor (6 ft apart) to ensure physical distancing in our fitness classes
  • We have scheduled workout times to allow sufficient time for sanitizing the entire fitness centre between scheduled workout times
  • We have installed additional touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the facility
  • We have taken measures to provide each fitness centre user with a personal disinfectant bottle
  • (confirmed to be effective against SARS-CoV-2) for use during their workout, we ask that you sanitize your equipment both before & after use, these bottles will be sanitized between uses
  • We have scheduled additional staff to assist with new COVID-19 standards
  • We have continued to offer virtual options for fitness classes 
  • We have waived the fee for members who wish to place a hold on their membership

Consequences of not complying with protocols

Just like shopping is different and going to school is different, the activities at the Vollmer Complex are different too.  We understand that everyone is anxious to get back to using the facility in in familiar ways; however, the Town of LaSalle has an obligation to abide by a number of guidelines in place for recreational facilities that have been declared by the Ontario Government and/or the Windsor Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).  The safety of our staff and patrons is our top priority.

It is imperative that patrons support our efforts to keep our staff and users safe.  This includes ensuring that you are:

  • following COVID protocols such as face coverings and physical distancing
  • respecting time limits in the fitness centre and/or pool and/or change rooms
  • cleaning up your garbage
  • not bringing food or beverages into the facility (other than water)
  • being respectful to everyone

We have experienced some issues with non-compliance and as a result will we be taking progressive measures for individuals in the following manner:

  • First Offence: verbal warning
  • Second Offence: written warning
  • Third Offence: one(1) week suspension from facility
  • Subsequent offences will immediately result in additional suspension time

When appropriate we will use progressive measures, however, the type of discipline imposed may depend on the nature of the problem and may result in immediate suspension.  Refunds will not be issued in the event of a suspension.

We appreciate your support and cooperation as we navigate these challenging times together.

Welcome Back picture and link
Welcome Back - A Message from The Vollmer Centre

we are reopening the fitness centre video thumbnail pic

Reopening Announcement Video

 

Welcome Back - Fitness Centre Reopening Guidelines Cover

Welcome Back - Fitness Centre Reopening Guidelines
Assumption of Risk and Liability Waiver

Pool Reopening Information

Workout Block, Pool and Fitness Class Schedule

Click here to register for programs

Strength Training

The award winning Hoist Roc-It line of circuit equipment offers the benefits of unrestricted joint movement along with core enhancing benefits.

Cardio Equipment

State of the art cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bikes and stepper will enhance your fitness routine.

Indoor Walking/Jogging Track

Our climate controlled 123 M track is a great option for cross training with walking or jogging.  Available to members only.

Group Exercise Classes

Expand your fitness routine with one of our various fitness classes including Zumba, group cycle, boot camp, aqua fitness and more. Click here for a list of current group exercise classes. Space is limited in some classes, and will be first come first served. Non-members can buy a Flex Pass (10 class pass).

Sports Performance Training

Our sports performance training will help athletes get better, faster and stronger. Personalized training sessions are lead by qualified trainers. This is ideal for individuals and teams. Prices start as low as $3 an athlete.

Therapeutic Pool

Our 20 M pool has options for lap swimming, water walking/jogging against a current and open water swim practice with the wave action. A soft walk floor mimics sand and helps to improve balance and stability.

Amenities

Our change rooms are equipped with everything for your changing and showering needs. Lockers are available for day use. The family change room is fully accessible with a power lift and adult change table. Hot tub and sauna are available. Locks, swim diapers, swim caps and goggles are available for purchase at the front desk.

Staff and SupportFitness staff working out

Highly qualified staff are always on duty, can answer your questions and help you reach your fitness goals. New members are provided with a full orientation and fitness program.

Safety

Our facility is equipped with Automated External Defibrillators and highly trained staff. A top of the line alarm and 911 system ensures prompt action in the event of an emergency.

Memberships

There are many options available to meet your membership needs. We offer packages for students, adults and seniors for 3, 6 and 12 months.

Gold Package - starting as low as $36.43 per month

  • Unlimited access to the fitness centre and indoor walking/jogging track
  • Unlimited access to lap swim/train/water walking, masters and leisure swim times
  • Unlimited access to aquatic fitness programs
  • Unlimited access to adult group exercise
  • Unlimited access to fitness and senior skating
  • Complimentary admission to recreation swims
  • Complimentary admission to recreation skates

Silver Package - starting as low as $32.77 per month

  • Unlimited access to the fitness centre and indoor walking/jogging track
  • Unlimited access to lap swim/train/water walking, masters and leisure swim times
  • Unlimited access to aquatic fitness programs
  • Unlimited access to adult group exercise
  • Unlimited access to fitness and senior skating

Bronze Package - starting as low as $28.81 per month

  • Unlimited access to the fitness centre and indoor walking/jogging track

Junior Fitness Members

Workout in our state of the art fitness centre Monday to Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and after 6 p.m. with an adult or guardian (they must remain in the fitness centre). Price includes access to cardio and strength training equipment and mandatory orientation. Junior Fitness Memberships are available for youth between the ages of 12 and 15. There are 6 and 12 month options available.