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Durham Region Enters Red-Control Zone  

As announced today by the Ontario Government, Durham Region will be moving into Red–Control under the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework in effort to keep our region safe and lower the contact of COVID-19. We understand this new zone may cause uncertainty, so we wanted to confirm our position and next steps with you as quickly as possible.  

Effective Monday: The facility will be closed to Members with the following restrictions:  

Under the new restricted numbers for facilities, we have made the following difficult but necessary decision for our membership to go on hold effective Monday November 23, 2020 at 12:01am. No payments will be withdrawn and you will receive further communication from our Membership Experience Team in the coming days. Due to new limitations on numbers, it will not be feasible for this area of our facility to remain open during this red-restrict zone time.  

The following programs will continue to operate within their maximum capacity numbers, adhering to all Durham Region Health Department health & safety protocols as well as with the respective provincial guidelines for their program.  
  • Post Rehabilitation 
  • Academy for Student Athlete Development 
  • Personal training 
  • Virtual Classes and programs 
  • Thrive 
  • EmployAbilities (virtual) 
  • Leadership in Training (virtual) 
  • Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Pathways 

Members, We Are Here For You! 

We understand that these are difficult times. We want to remind you that there are alternative options to staying active with us as a member:  

AC Virtual World: Online classes:  

The new virtual membership gives each facility’s members access to new videos released weekly to encourage physical activity from Abilities Centre personal trainers and classes. Following the need to provide more accessible virtual options for at home physical activity. Classes include Strength and Mobility, Functional Fitness and for youth, You. Me. We. Move!  

A virtual membership gives you access to new classes weekly from Abilities Centre, plus our partners from the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Follow the link below to learn more and purchase a virtual membership for only $19.99! Sports Complex Classes | Abilities Centre Whitby 

Personal Training:

Continue your fitness journey by booking a one-on-one session with one of our personal trainers. Our personal training staff will challenge, motivate, and guide you through an instructional program designed specifically for your goals. Contact us to set up your own time for you in a safe and clean environment.    

Please note we are continuously monitoring the situation and may implement additional protocols to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff. We thank you for your dedication and support to our facility.  

These are unprecedented times, and we are incredibly grateful for the continued support from our staff, members, participants and community. We will emerge from this stronger and look forward to operating back at full capacity once we are permitted to do so.  

Please visit this link to learn more about the public health measures you need to follow:  

Thank you and please stay safe. 
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