NEW! Controlled Strength – Queen Charlotte

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New and redesigned fitness programming for 2021, Abbey Weisbrot is ready for a strong start to the new year! Join Abbey on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for a low impact, fitness class designed to focus on developing balance and strength. This class will concentrate on core and stability while incorporate the use of free weights for building strong and toned muscles. This class is designed for a variety of fitness levels. Come join us and start 2021 strong and in control! All activities designed in accordance with BCRPA Indoor Low Intensity Group Exercise: A Fitness Leader Guide for Reducing Intensity.

Date(s): Feb 16, 18, 23, 25, March 2, 4, 9, 11 (4 weeks)

Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday

Time(s): Tuesdays: 6pm – 7pm, Thursdays: 7pm – 8pm

Location: Queen Charlotte Community Hall, Main Hall

Instructor: Abbey Weisbrot

Cost: $112 ($14/class, 8 classes)

A minimum of 10 participants is required for this class to run. Sorry, this is a registered program only for residents. No drop-in’s permitted at this time.

Can you only make one class/week? You can share your spot with a friend! Purchase the full ticket ($112) and indicate who you’re sharing with. You both can’t show up to class on the same day, but can alternate who goes to Tuesday/Thursday sessions, keeping things flexible. Please indicate both names in the registration, as applicable.

Are you ready to exercise? Participants must complete a PAR-Q form before starting any fitness program. Participants will be provided this document. This document will help you decide if you should consult your doctor before becoming more physically active.

Cancellation Policy: 

  • If registration cancellation occurs 5 days (120 hours) prior to the start of the first class, 100% of the cost of registration will be refunded.
  • If registration cancellation occurs 2 (48 hours) days prior to the start of the first class, 60% of the cost of registration will be refunded.
  • If registration cancellation occurs after the start of the first class, but before the start of the second class, 30% of the cost of registration will be refunded.
  • If registration cancellation occurs after the start of the second class, the cost of registration will not be refunded.
  • If a participant is unable to attend a class due to illness or the presence of COVID-19 symptoms, the cost of the class will be returned upon request in writing to Haida Gwaii Recreation.



Abbey is passionate about accessing healthy mental and physical connections to body movement. Her love for physical activity truly began when she was introduced to activities like hiking and sea kayaking. As a guide and outdoor enthusiast, she’s learned that physical activity and movement contribute greatly to positive mental health. Her interest to share the joy of exercise with others motivated her to become a certified personal trainer through the British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association.



  • Participants can show up to class at least 15 minutes before start (5:45pm on Tuesday, 6:45pm on Thursday). Please give enough time for the instructor to complete daily verbal screening, attendance, and to complete any required forms.
  • Participants must complete a health check, waiver, Assumption of Risk Form, and Declaration of Compliance form on the first day of class. Failure to do so means participants will not be permitted entry.
  • Participants must complete active daily screening before entry.
  • Participants are expected to distance (minimum 3m) prior to class and during. We encourage participants to wear a non-medical mask until they are in situated in their designated workout area, to remove during activity, and to replace if going to the washroom or leaving the program.
  • We ask that participants avoid aggregating in entryways. If you’d like to catch-up before or after class, outside is safest, while maintaining distance.
  • Participants must use the hand sanitizing station at the front entrance but are also encouraged to wash their hands before and after the activity.
  • Hand hygiene and physical distancing will be encouraged.
  • Handshaking & hugging is discouraged.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat to the class. Other equipment (i.e. bands, mats) will be assigned to each participant for the duration of the program and stored on-site in labelled bags, distributed by the instructor before start of class.
  • Equipment that may be used (e.g. bosu balls) will be cleaned & sterilized between use.
  • Instructor will clean high-touch surfaces before and after the start of class (e.g. door handles, chairs).
  • Instructor will manage complete record-keeping and report daily attendance and any incidents to the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Instructor will provide verbal direction as opposed to hands-on. They will wear a mask at all times, if not exercising.
  • Participants must stay home if they show any symptoms (e.g. cough, fever, fatigue).
  • Class may be cancelled by instructors if they show symptoms.
  • In the event of a participant or instructor showing symptoms during the program, the participant will be asked to remove themselves from the program and seek medical advice. Beyond daily screening, is not up to our staff to do temperature checks, testing or contact tracing. This is the role of the health authority.

Staying safe is a shared responsibility. These procedures and our combined efforts help to lower the risk of spreading COVID-19, but there is still a risk. Please do your best to abide by these new procedures to ensure we can recreate safely and respectfully together on Haida Gwaii.



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