Fitness Centre

In following the Province of Alberta Relaunch strategy,
the Abbey Centre will be re-opening June 19, 2020.


The Fitness Centre at the Abbey will open on Friday, June 19, 2020 with the following conditions.

  • Hours of operations will be from 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Mon - Friday and 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Sat & Sun.
  • The facility is open exclusively to Abbey Centre members and local residents (including Lacombe County)
  •  Access to the facility will be for 2-hour intervals of a maximum of 100 people. After the two hours, the facility will close down for a half hour in order to sanitize and prepare for the next 2-hour interval of 100 people. Doors will lock after 100 people have entered.
  • Fitness Studio 1 will house cardio equipment in order to accommodate 6 ft. distancing
  • Fitness Centre users will be given disinfectant wipes in order to clean the equipment after each use

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.

Julia, our fitness program has put together several work out routines you can do at home. See below for details.

Whether your motivation is to stay in shape, build muscle or burn calories, the Border Paving Fitness Centre can help you do just that.

With over 7,000 square feet of state-of-the-art fitness and weight training equipment provided by Matrix, the Fitness Centre will provide you with the necessary environment and tools that you need to meet and exceed your goals.

NEW Equipment Now Here

New equipment has been installed in the Border Paving Fitness Centre  is waiting for you to give it a try.  Equipment includes:

  • Cardio Equipment
  • Hack Squat
  • Plate Loaded Vertical Bench Press
  • Glute Trainer/Hip Thrust
  • Glute Machine
  • Weight Tree
  • Yoke Bar
  • Sled Machine
  • Soft Pylo Boxes
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • S-Force
  • Airbike
  • Tire Flip

We can't wait for you to try them out. See you soon!

Equipment Orientations (not available until Stage 3)

Anyone wanting to get familiar with the Centre's fitness equipment can book a free equipment orientation by contacting Guest Services or 403.885.4039.

Scheduled Orientation Times (effective until Sept. 1, 2020)

Monday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 


Youth aged 12 - 17 years are required to have an orientation before accessing the Fitness Centre or Running Track.

Youth 12 - 13 years of age must be accompanied by the adult who will be using the fitness centre or track with them and are required to be in close proximity of the adult at all times.

Please book your orientation in advance. Check with Guest Services for available time slots. Max. 6 people per time slot.

The Fitness Centre is not always staffed; use of the Fitness Centre and equipment is at your own risk.

Fitness Equipment Orientation Cancellations

Please follow us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute cancellations or changes.

Personal Training (not available until Stage 3)

Looking for a personal trainer to get you going or keep you on track? The friendly, certified personal trainers that are available will develop a fitness program that is specific to you.

Learn more about our personal trainers and rates

External trainers are also welcome. Please contact the Fitness Centre to sign up.


Equipment Maintenance

Guide rod maintenance will be completed every Friday morning/early afternoon.  The smell may irritate some users.  Please adjust your workout accordingly.