For Immediate Release
The Reh-Fit Centre is planning an ambitious addition to the 80,000-square-foot medical fitness facility -- a state-of-the-art outdoor fitness space -- with plans to open later this season.
Reh-Fit Open Air, a 7,000-square-foot outdoor space, will be home to a variety of programming, including boot camps, group fitness classes, training, and outdoor recreation as well as specialty outdoor fitness equipment to support the not-for-profit’s mission of enhancing the well-being of Manitobans.
Due in part to the pandemic, fitness centres around the world are moving to the great outdoors to serve clients through the additional mental health benefits of outdoor exercise as well as enhanced safety. For Reh-Fit, a large part of the focus is on increasing accessibility.
Sue Boreskie, CEO of the Reh-Fit Centre, says, “We envision this new space as another step toward creating a Reh-Fit campus for fitness and well-being. We want to inspire people to get active and stay active. We are determined to think outside the box and make physical activity safe and enjoyable for our community.”
The project has received funding support from Maple Leaf Construction, the Province of Manitoba’s Building Sustainable Communities Program, The Winnipeg Foundation’s Stabilization Grant, and the City of Winnipeg’s Community Incentive Grant Program (John Orlikow - City Councillor, River Heights/Fort Garry Ward). This new outdoor space is a part of the first expansion phase of the Centre’s 10-year vision.
Construction for the first phase of the project is expected to be completed later this season.
The Reh-Fit Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization that enhances community well-being by providing innovative programs and services through assessment, education, and exercise in a supportive environment. As Canada’s first certified medical fitness facility, the Centre has helped thousands of Manitobans to build healthy lifestyle habits that improve their quality of life through regular physical activity.