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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does my membership include?
    Membership at VRC Fitness includes full use of the facility. All members have access to the courts, pool and hot tub, and the cardio and weight machines. In addition to the facility, all new members receive a one month unlimited tanning package and a free orientation and program design with a personal trainer. As a member, you also receive discounts not only at the VRC Fitness proshop (including tanning and racquets), but at a number of partner business around town. Check out member benefits for more details.
  2. I’m new to working out — how do I work the machines?
    All membership comes with an orientation session. In this session you will be shown how to work equipment in the gym, be given a program to get you started towards your fitness goals, and have any of your questions answered by a qualified personal trainer. You can also come to the front desk with any questions about equipment you may have.
  3. Do you have personal training?
    VRC Fitness offers a variety of personal training options to fit your goals, schedule, and budget. All of our trainers are certified by the BCRPA.
  4. Do you have drop-ins?
    VRC is a member-only private facility. As a result, at this time we do not allow outside drop-ins. However, members may bring in guests for a drop-in fee.
  5. How old do I have to be to become a member?
    Membership at the gym is permitted from 14 onwards provided you are sponsored by a member over the age of 19. Members under the age of 16 may be restricted to certain areas of the gym.
  6. Can I bring a guest?
    The first Saturday of every month is free guest day from 5PM–10PM and all members can bring up to 4 guests each. Every subsequent Saturday is half-price guest night from 5PM–10PM. If your guest is a member of your immediate family they receive free admission on Sundays from 10AM–5PM. On all other days the guest fee is $11.00 + tax which can be refunded after membership purchase. Guests are permitted to use the entire facility for the entire day, and may re-enter the facility in that day.
  7. I want to try racquetball/squash — Do you guys rent racquets?
    VRC provides racquet, ball and goggle rentals for $1.99. Copies of the rules for both games are available at the front desk.
  8. This is my first time doing Group Fitness — is that okay?
    Group fitness classes are included in all memberships and are a great way to fit in your exercise while meeting others and having a fun time. Classes can be modified for all levels of fitness, and anyone is welcome to join in. If it is your first time attending a class we would appreciate you arriving a little early to introduce yourself to the instructor.
  9. What are the age restrictions for childminding?
    VRC Tots takes any children ranging in age from newborn to 10 years of age.
  10. What are the busiest times at the fitness club?
    The peak hours at VRC are from 9AM–10AM and 4PM–6PM. However, we have instituted a membership cap of 2500 members to be sure that there is always enough equipment for everyone.