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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. Classes description
  4. 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

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Registration Fees
Membership (unlimited access to classes)
  • Gives you access to both L'Orignal and Vankleek Hill classes
  • Expires at the end of each session and is non-transferable and non-refundable
Drop-in $12.00
Children with an adult (0-6 years old) [1] Free
Children with an adult (7-13 years old)[1] $2.00
Youth with an adult (14-17 years old)[1] $5.00

Youths are more than welcome to join the classes. However, adults have priority on registration and equipment use.

Classes Description

Adult Fit (Presently offered in Vankleek Hill)
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 Box 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 (Presently offered in Vankleek Hill)
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 (Presently offered in L'Orignal)
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 minimize 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.
Yoga Vinyasa (Presently offered in L'Orignal)
Medium to higher intensity class, but is very accessible to all levels. Vinyasa Yoga is inspired by Ashtanga Yoga and seeks to connect movement and breath making it a very active practice by flowing from pose to pose at a quicker pace. This Vinyasa flow creates a great cardio, strength, and mobility based practice to promote wellbeing: mind, body and soul. 

Always consult your physician or health care professional before performing any exercise, 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 #18

When? From Monday, April 8 to June 6, 2024

Where? Chalet Abri, L'Orignal (772, Front Road) and 36 Mill Street, Vankleek Hill 

Women doing aerobics
Cardio Fit

6:00 p.m.

Woman doing crunches
Adult Fit

10 a.m.

Women doing step aerobics

7:15 p.m.

Lady doing Yoga pose
Vinyasa Yoga

6:00 p.m.

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