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Be More Active

Be More Active (BMA) is a program that provides an opportunity for accessible and affordable physical fitness classes for residents of Champlain and surrounding areas.

On this page

  1. Program description
  2. Registration and fees
  3. Covid-19 conditions
  4. Classes description
  5. Schedule

What Is “Be More ACTIVE”?

We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know that it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life? We do!

Our program offers a variety of weekly, affordable fitness classes that are local and designed to ensure that all levels of physical fitness can participate. A partnership with FitLife Gym enabled us to ensure that our classes are instructed by certified trainers who offer our participants information about health and wellness and help them meet their fitness goals.

Program descriptions

With the help of the Ontario Government, the Parks and Recreation Department developed “Be More ACTIVE” which is a program that provides an opportunity for accessible and affordable physical fitness classes for residents of Champlain and surrounding areas.

Since its start in 2018, Be More ACTIVE has become more than just a fitness program but rather a state of mind! Our goal is to encourage our community to stay active whether it’s by a visit to one of our eight parks, taking a stroll on the Prescott and Russell Recreational Trail, benefiting from free public skating and pick-up hockey at our arena or even going cross-country skiing on 18 km of trail that runs through our township!   There are many opportunities to “Be More ACTIVE!” with us! So what are you waiting for?

Registration and Fees

By email ( or call 613-678-3601

Drop-in are allowed if the maximum capacity isn't reached. Punch card are also available, you can purchase a number of classes at a discount with a Punch Card rather than paying a drop-in.


Registration Fees
Drop-in $9.00
10-entries punch card $60.00
20-entries punch card $120.00
Youth with an adult (12-17 years old)* $2.00

*Youths from 12 to 17 years old are more than welcome to join the classes. However, adults have priority on registration and equipment use.

Punch Card

Punch Cards are excellent for those who have unpredictable and sporadic schedules. Rather than paying our drop-in rates each time or making a monthly commitment, you can purchase a number of classes at a discount with a Punch Card.


Your punch card expires after each session; they are not transferable to the next session.

Bring 2 friends for free

Your punch card will allow you to bring 2 friends for free; we want to encourage new members.


Pre-registration is mandatory. You must pre-register so we can have your punch card prepared and ready for you.

  • Punch cards have been created so that if a class has to be cancelled for any reason you can easily attend one of our other classes that week.
  • The card will allow you to attend another class if you happen to miss a week.
  • Please call 613-678-3601 or email: to register or to add more classes to your punch card at any time.

Covid-19 Conditions and Procedures

 General Rules
You must show your enhanced QR code and ID to participate.
  • The maximum number of people allowed is 25 (excluding the instructor/ trainer or coach).
  • Hands must be sanitized upon entering the facility.
  • Masks are mandatory upon entering and exiting the facility. You may remove your mask while engaging the physical activity.
  • Sign-in the Contact List in the Hall before each class, for record and attendance purposes.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters (6 feet) must be respected at all times.
  • Participants should not share any personal items (ex:. water bottles, mats. weights, towels)
  • Staff will disinfect all used equipment and the Hall after each class.

The Township of Champlain’s COVID-19 Conditions and Procedures must be followed at all times; failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the facility. The Participant agrees that by visiting the Township of Champlain owned properties, the participant voluntarily assumes all risk including any risk of injury, loss, damage and possible exposure to a communicable disease including COVID-19.

Individuals that did not pass the covid self-assessment screening will not be allowed in the facility or participate in the program.

Classes Description

Adult Fit
Lower to medium intensity class that will keep your body moving, making sure to provide alternative movement for sore or aging bodies. The class includes a warm-up, cardio exercise, small weights circuits and a full body stretch to cool down. 
Medium to higher intensity class, Boot camp is type of group exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenics and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training.
Cardio Boxe Fit
Medium to higher intensity class that will get your heart rate up and your entire body moving. Many movements are inspired by kickboxing and is sure to improve metabolism, coordination, flexibility, strength, confidence and endurance. 
Cardio Fit
Medium to higher intensity class that mixes traditional fitness movements and body weight   exercises. It will help endurance, build muscle, increase core strength and all in a motivating group atmosphere.
Roll & Release
Lower intensity class that uses small massage balls to target tight muscles, release tension, eliminate pain, increase mobility and circulation. During this class, your body is supported by the wall, the floor or a chair and movements are adapted for all fitness levels. * A yoga mat is required.
Senior Skate
Once a week, ice time has been reserved for senior members of our community with a goal to stay active and enjoy a social, recreative skate at the Vankleek Hill Arena.
Stroller Skate
Once a week, ice time has been reserved for parents and their children of our community with a goal to stay active and enjoy a social, recreative skate at the Vankleek Hill Arena. Strollers are welcome on the ice."
 Step Fit
Medium intensity class of step aerobics that will build your cardio, burn calories and keep your mind and body moving. It incorporates simple routines and the use of light weights.  This class will strengthen your arms, legs, gluts and mid-section.  Total Body Fitness with Warm Up/Cool Down. *Steps are provided. 
Yoga Ashtanga
Medium to higher intensity class, Ashtanga Yoga offers a sequence of postures that are done in a continuous, fast-paced motion making this form of yoga a great cardio work out. In addition, it will strengthen your body, clear your mind, improve balance, flexibility and coordination. *A yoga mat is required.
Yoga Hatha

Hatha Yoga can help you relieve stress, and help you become stronger, more flexible and connect with your body and mind. Hatha can also minimise the symptoms of conditions like anxiety or depression by promoting mindfulness and introducing regular exercise and meditative practice into your routine.*A yoga mat is required.

Yoga Strala
Medium intensity class, Strala Yoga is the synergy between body, soul and spirit and regular practice helps to increase body, muscle and deep tissue strength and balance.  Yoga is good for everyone. It is a 60 minute class plus 30 minute meditation (optional).  Classes in Vankleek Hill are now 50 minutes so the next class starts on time. *A yoga mat is required.

Always consult your physician or health care professionnel before performing any exercice, especially if you have any chronic and/or recurring condition, and/or if you are pregnant, nursing or elderly. You perform at your own responsibility and at your own risk.

Spring Session #11

When? From January 31 to April 7, 2022

Where? Vankleek Hill Community Centre, 36 Mill Street


Three ladies doing yoga poses
Hatha Yoga

6:00 p.m.

Woman doing crunches
Adult Fit

Monday - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m.

Woman doing yoga stand
Ashtanga Yoga

6:00 p.m.

Group doing a step class

6:30 p.m.

Women ice skating with her baby in a stroller
Stroller Skate

10:00 a.m. (FREE)

Two seniors ice skating
Senior Skate

9:00 a.m. (FREE)

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