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Will there be more outlets added to the Women's Changeroom?

Our plan is to add additional power outlets in the Women's Changeroom to accommodate hair dryers, straighteners, etc.

Will there be wall-mounted hair dryers in the New Changerooms?

Due to safety reasons, wall-mounted hand dryers (mounted high) will not be installed in the new Changeroom, but we are looking into adding portable hair dryers in the future.

Will there be a weigh scale added to the Women's Changeroom?

A weigh scale has been added to the Women's Changeroom.

Will the multipurpose rooms in the new building also be free to use like the ones in the old building?

There are three rooms in the combined old and new sections of the Athletics Centre that are available for drop in if they are not booked.  Those rooms are room AC300 and AC302 in the W.F. Mitchell Centre and Studio 3202 in the new GGAC.  If you are interested in using the other studios, you should contact our facility booking office (contact information available under About Us section).  They would be happy to discuss with you what rates may be charged depending on the activity you are looking to do.

How do you get to your fitness classes once inside?

NRG Fitness Classes that take place in the new section of the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre are located on the 3rd floor.  To get to the 3rd floor, take the stair case at the end of the new changeroom hall.  From there follow the arrows to the 3rd floor.

Will there be shampoo and soap dispensers added to the showers?

Unfortunately we do not have any current plans to add shampoo and soap dispensers in the showers in the changerooms.

Can you print a full month swim schedule?

Unfortunately there is not a printable monthly Swim schedule.  Reason being, that our Rec Swim (all Recreation) hours are posted for the current week only (updated every Tuesday afternoon).  This ensures you are provided an up-to-date schedule.  But you do have the option to view a weekly calendar by going to the Sports & Clubs heading then click on "Recreation Calendar" heading.  This weekly calendar can be filtered by type of Recreation, by morning, afternoon, evening, or ALL day (by default it will filter to include ALL types of recreation and to the current week and time of day). 

Do you offer a Women's Only Swim?

We are currently unable to offer a Women's Only Swim due to the construction of the new entrance.  Completion of the new entrance is planned for this Spring, at which time there will be access to a private entrance to the pool, therefore the Women's Only Swim will be added back into the Drop-in Rec Schedule. | "Drop-in Rec & NRG Classes Happening Today".

Is there no more 3 pm length swimming?

Monday - Friday 3-4pm Swims do not run during Spring & Summer Semesters.  Please join us @ 7am, 11am or 7pm.

Is archery part of ur sport programs

Unfortunately we do not offer Archery.

Can u of g students open and teach a dance class in the athletic centre?

Conducting or soliciting for any form of business within the facility (i.e. private lessons, personal training, sales) is strictly prohibited.

How often do you clean the pools (specifically the red pool)? What can be done to make sure your pool facilities are clean?

We do have the University Housekeeping staff in overnight to clean our facility. As well, during the day, the lifeguard staff do make every effort to walk around the deck in between their shifts to pick up garbage where they can. Your concerns have been passed on and we hope this was a singular instance. 

We are looking at putting in a 3-pitch team - when do intramurals start?

Registration for Fall Intramurals begins Mon Sept 11th. Visit>Intramurals page for details.

Hello, I recognize that we pay about $120 in our tuition towards the Athletics Center. I was wondering what type of access we receive as students who pay tuition to the Athletic Facilities.

All registered full and part-time undergraduate students and full-time graduate students have paid their Athletics Base Membership within their academic registration fees. Your Base Membership includes access to the facilities for Drop-in Recreation FREE of charge.  You have the option to purchase the NRG Pass (includes access to new Fitness Centre & unlimited NRG Classes) as a Membership Add-on (additional fee applies).  You also have the option to register and pay the applicable fee for Personal Training Sessions, Nutrition Services and registered programming such as Group Personal Training and Skill Development Activities (such as Aquatics, Aquatic & Safety Certifications, Fitness & Yoga Certifications, Dance, Martial Arts, Sports & Excursion programs), Intramurals & Clubs as well as the option to purchase any other Membership Add-on's such as Locker & Towel Memberships. The Base Membership is not a pre-requisite for Certification Courses, the Aquamovability Program or Kids Programming.  Go to & Recreation to view full details.

hi sorry i forgot it's labour day holiday and the athletics closed earlier than normal times so i forgot my backpack in the activity locker. what should i do then?

You can pick up your belongings from Client Services.

As a potential student in the kin program at Guelph-Humber, are there any lifting programs I can join?

Currently the only Lifting programs offered are the Lunch Time Lift.  It runs in the Fall & Winter on Tuesdays 12:10-12:50pm.  Visit Group Personal Training page for details.

Hey! I was interested on joining the weekly classes for example tomorrow boxing class but I have no idea where and at what time? Do we have to register for classes beforehand? Also, where can I see the weekly class schedule? Thanks!

The purchase of the NRG Pass includes access to all the classes that sit within the NRG Class Schedule (attend any class, any time, any day, registration is not required for each class).  Other programming such as Group Personal Training or Skill Development Activities do require registration.

To view Drop-in Rec & NRG Classes, go to, then click Fitness & Recreation. On the Fitness & Recreation home page, you will see "Drop-in Rec & NRG Classes Happening Today" red banner (see image below). You can narrow your search by using the Calendar Filter - can choose a date, can choose type by selecting from the drop down menu: e.g. Fitness Classes, then click 'Filter' button. 

You can also view the NRG Calendar by going to Fitness/Wellness, then click on the NRG Calendar heading.  The calendar can be filtered by type of class, by morning, afternoon, evening, or ALL day (by default it will filter to include ALL class formats for that current day & time of day). 

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Where is the direct registration link to log into my account??

To link directly to CONNECT and login into your account, go to Useful Links on the bottom of the Fitness & Recreation home page. Go directly to Connect to login.

It says hot tub hours but closed when you get there?

Weekly, our Hot Tub is drained Wednesday evenings for cleaning and re-filled Thursday mornings. We will also close our hot tub when we host a swim meet. These closures are noted in our Weekly Recreation Calendar. If we do close last minute based on a chemical imbalance, we may not have an opportunity to post this notice online in a timely manner & apologize for any inconvenience.

How often are your pools tested for bacteria that can cause recreational water illnesses (RWIs)? When was the last time they tested positive? Thank you :)

Our pools are required to be tested every two hours that our facility is open for operation. If our disinfecting (Chlorine) and pH chemical readings are outside our ranges allowed by Ontario Regulations, then we do not offer programs. We have never had to shut down due to a RWI.