Fitness and Recreation

Welcome to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Fitness and Recreation.

We offer a range of programming and facility use designed to enrich your health and well-being and engage with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic community. We strive to enhance your wellness journey by offering low barrier activities in an inclusive environment.

Move your body, find moments of tranquility, and connect with the Sask Polytech community!

Fitness
Mindfulness
Intramurals
Personal Consultations

Move your body 24/7. Anywhere. Anytime. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers fitness classes, both online and in-person.

Can’t make a live Zoom workout? No problem. Check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic Fitness On-Demand, our YouTube channel, where you can get an awesome workout in on your own time. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Moose Jaw

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Circuit
12:30 - 12:50 p.m.

Spin & Strength 
12:10 – 12:30 p.m.

 

Circuit
12:30 - 12:50 p.m.

Spin & Strength 
12:10 – 12:30 p.m.
 

Regina

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

HIIT Cardio
11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adele

 

Introduction to Kettle Bells
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Instructor: Amanda

Spin
11:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adele
 

Core Blast
12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adele

  Spin
12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Adele
Mobility 
12:10 – 12:50 p.m.
Instructor: Adele

Saskatoon

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
HIIT Cardio
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. 

Spin
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. 

HIIT Cardio
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. 

  HIIT Cardio
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. 

These classes are offered LIVE through ZOOM weekly. Our wellness instructors will guide you through an energizing workout utilizing body weight; no equipment required. Join us!

Spring semester schedule: January 15 - April 15*

*excluding statutory holidays and campus closures

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

Strength and Intervals
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Instructor: Duane
Register

 

Strength and Intervals
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Instructor: Duane
Register

 
HIIT Cardio
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. 
Instructor: Ellen
Register
 

HIIT Cardio
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. 
Instructor: Ellen
Register

  HIIT Cardio
12:10 – 12:50 p.m. 
Instructor: Ellen
Register
 

 

 

Noon-hour Yoga
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah
Register
 

Gentle Yoga
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Brandee
Register

       

 

Mindfulness

Our offerings are intended to guide you through moments of tranquility and mind body connection. Sessions are offered through Zoom.

Schedule: January 10 - June 15, 2022*

*excluding statutory holidays and campus closures

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
         
     

Mindfulness Moments 
12:00 - 12:20pm
Guided by Sask Polytech Counselling Team 

Yoga 
12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah 
 
Gentle Yoga
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Brandee
 

 

   

There are many apps that offer moments of tranquility and aimed at supporting mental health.  Consider exploring one of these to get you started.

  • Insight Timer- offers over 14,000 FREE offering focused on meditation, yoga, and sleep.
  • Headspace- refer to the app as a personal trainer for your mind. It has offers cute animations. There are some great free meditations to help you learn how to meditate. For access to all tools there is a monthly fee.
  • Stop, Breathe, Think. -A friendly, simple tool to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. Contains free and for purchase tools. All profits go to Tools for Peace, which inspires people of all ages to develop kindness and compassion in everyday life.

Your breath is effective technique to ease the mind and develop a sense of inner calmness.  Explore meditative breathing:  

Saskatchewan Polytech students are welcome to connect with the Sask Polytech Counselling Team for additional resources and supports. Help reduce your stress by taking time to slow down and be present with what is. Our Mindful Moment videos guide you through moments of self-reflection and mind body connection. We welcome your suggestions for future mindful practices.

Intramurals, Challenges and Open Gym Time

Sak Polytech Fitness and Recreation offers a variety of ways to stay active and social through throughout the school year.  Stay active on your own time with a wellness challenge or join in schedule fun with intramural and open gym time. 

 

Intramurals is a fantastic way to stay active and destress, while meeting new friends and sharing lots of laughs. All skill levels are welcome, and no cost to participate.

Bonus: you have a chance to win an Intramural Champion t-shirt and other fun prizes!

Intramural League

Registration is required.

Intramural Leagues run for six weeks and require registration. Team and individual registration are welcome. All registrants will be contacted with league details prior to start date.

Intramurals Begin February 28th

Registration is open until February 27, 2022.

Games schedule begins at 4:30 p.m.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

Badminton
4:30pm

Register

Cricket
6:30pm

Register

Floor hockey
4:30pm

Register

Volleyball
4:30pm

Register

3-on-3 Basketball
4:30pm

Register

Stop by and enjoy some fun. A variety of sporting equipment is available for you. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to drop in and make new friends!

*Scheduling subject to change without notice. Check-in at the Fitness and Recreation office for details.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7 - 8:30 p.m. 7 - 8:30 p.m. 7 - 8:30 p.m. 7 - 8:30 p.m. 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The purpose of wellness challenges is to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours in a supportive environment. An incentive can also be encouraging. Check out each challenge to see what incentive is offered.

Cross Campus Challenge (September)

Run. Walk. Bike. Swim. Get active with Sask Polytech for your chance to win great prizes!

10,000 Daily Step Challenge (January)

Step into the New Year with their 10,000 daily step challenge! For the month of January, the goal is to document how many steps you take each day and log your weekly total. Prizes up for grabs and accomplishment badges awards!

Personal Consultations

Are you looking for motivation, function movement exercises and individualized program designs to help achieve your personal fitness goals? Our certified fitness and wellness professionals’ team are here to assist.

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Chris Knoop (Moose Jaw campus)

Chris has represented the fitness industry for over 10 years in the province of Saskatchewan.  He holds a Kinesiology Degree from the University of Regina, and is a Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified- Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT).

"Whether you have a fitness goal in mind, or looking improve your overall physical wellbeing, I can help you get there. I look forward to connecting with you."

 

 

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Duane Banman (Regina campus)

Duane’s education includes a degree in Anatomy from the University of Saskatchewan, registered massage therapist from the Western College of Remedial Massage Therapy and recognition with the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) as a Certified Exercise Physiologist. He has worked at Sask Polytech for 10 years and he’s been involved in the health and fitness industry for just over 30 years.

"Making a change and trying something new can be scary, and that is exactly why you should try it!”

 

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Kelly Wells (Saskatoon campus)

Kelly is a Kinesiology Graduate from the University of Saskatchewan. He has been coaching and training every day and elite athletes since 1998. Kelly has been teaching with Sask Polytech for the past 10 years.

"Whether you need guidance, education or a good ol' kick in the pants, we are here to help you on your fitness journey.”

 

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Grant Turner (Prince Albert campus)

Grant combined a bachelor’s degree studying the Social Determinants of Health and a passion for physical activity pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Performance Training from Sheridan College, followed by a master’s in Human Movement from A.T. Still University. It was when working with Muay Thai athletes (a martial art from Thailand) as an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach that he began to be fascinated by the underexplored connection between physical activity and mental health. He was inspired to pursue a Graduate Diploma in Psychosocial Rehabilitation from Douglas College and is now taking courses in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University.

"No topic is off limits. I am here for you and your wellness journey, wherever that takes you! Consultations, personal training, group training and intramurals are all a part of how he will try to enrich your experience here at Sask Polytech.”

 

 

To book an appointment, please complete the required fields below.

A member of our certified wellness professionals team will contact you directly to determine a mutually agreeable date and time.

Request personal consultation

 

 

 

Wellness services is developing online and in-person programming for Fall 2021. Sign up for wellness emails to receive updates on programming, classes, events, contests, and more happening throughout the year.

 

 

Upcoming events

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Facilities, hours and more information

Saskatchewan Polytechnic main campuses have a fully equipped fitness centre offering a wide range of cardio equipment, free weight areas as well as assorted loaded weight and cable stations to enjoy a well-rounded opportunity to move your body.

The Moose Jaw, Prince Albert and Saskatoon main campuses have a gymnasium equipped with a variety of sporting goods and netting equipment utilized for intramurals, open gym times. There is also a selection of equipment for personal sign out.

Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre is a hop, skip and a roll from the Saskatoon Campus (Idylwyld Dr.) with pools, diving boards, drop-in swimming, and aqua-fitness programs. Visit the Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre webpage for full details on services available to you.

View the Moose Jaw Campus tour.

  • Fitness centre weight room (main entrance)- Room 4.122
    • Fitness centre- cardio
    • Fitness centre- stretch area
  • Gymnasium Room 4.122

View the Regina Campus tour.

  • Fitness centre entrance and main office- Room 128
    • Fitness centre- Weight Room
  • Yoga Room- Room 110

View the Prince Albert Technical Building tour.

  • Fitness centre- Room E135
  • Gymnasium and main office- Room B100

View the Saskatoon Campus tour.

  • Fitness centre (cardio) – Room 116
  • Weight Room and Main Office- Room 118
    • Weight Room 2
  • Gymnasium – Room 110

Fitness and Recreation is excited to welcome you back! We appreciate your patience and understanding as we gradually return to full operations.  Please see below for details what our return to on campus operations looks like at each location! 

*Hours of operation are subject to change.

For more information, contact Wellness Services (wellness@saskpolytech.ca)

Fall/Winter semester hours :

Monday to Sunday

6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Fall/Winter semester hours:

Monday to Sunday

6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Fall/Winter semester hours:

Monday to Sunday

6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Fall/Winter semester hours:

Monday to Sunday

6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

As of January 1, 2022, Sask Polytech students, employees, alumni, Sask Polytech Students’ Association and their families will be able to access all City of Saskatoon Leisure and Aquatic Centres for a 20% discount from standard rates for general admission (single tickets) and LeisureCard monthly passes. Family member discounts apply to immediate family members purchased with Sask Polytech student, employee or alumni admission. This new discount replaces the previous agreement whereby these groups could access the Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre at no charge. 

Note: Proof of Saskatchewan Polytechnic affiliation is your access pass. Please read specific instructions below for students, employees and alumni.

To show your status as a current student, please log into mySaskPolytech.ca on your mobile device and select Sask Polytech ID Number to show leisure centre staff along with current photo ID that matches the name in the top right of the mySaskPolytech portal. Sask Polytech students may not use an expired Sask Polytech ID card to access the discount.
To show your status as a current employee, please log into mySaskPolytech.ca on your mobile device and select Sask Polytech ID Number (above the link to your timesheet) to show leisure centre staff along with current photo ID that matches the name in the top right of the mySaskPolytech portal. Sask Polytech employees may not use an expired Sask Polytech ID card to access the discount.

Sask Polytech alumni photo ID cards issued in previous years will be accepted as proof of Sask Polytech affiliation. If you do not have an alumni photo ID card, email alumni@saskpolytech.ca providing your name, program and year of graduation. Once confirmed, you will receive an email confirming your affiliation. The email along with photo identification that matches the name on the email will be required to access the facility.

Questions or comments?

Please email wellness@saskpolytech.ca.

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