Programs & Fitness

Embrace active living with our fitness classes and engaging programs!

We have something for everyone - whether you exercise multiple times a week, are just getting back on the saddle, or prefer to learn, socialize and be creative

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Come Alive with Our Programs

Enjoy a variety of classes for all fitness levels such as: Weights for Beginners, TRX, Spin, Power Walking & more!

Participate in casual, seasonal, or organized sports such as: Badminton, Table Tennis, Golf, Pickleball & more!

Experience balance and harmony with our classes such as: Gentle Yoga, Yang Style Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga for Seniors & more!

Move to the rhythm with classes such as: Beginner Line Dancing, Zumba, Nia, Moving to Heal & more

Channel your inner artist with classes such as: Paint & Chat, Watercolors, Introduction to Drawing, Collage, & more!

Find your people  and learn new skills with groups such as: Computer Club, Genealogy, Radio Club, Quilitng, & more!

Your LSCO Membership provides a discount and allows you to access members only clubs and classes.

Fitness Centre

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 The Fitness Centre is open to the public 35 years +

A variety of exercise machines, cardio equipment, free weights are available for individuals of all fitness levels to get a fantastic workout! For your safety, it is recommended that you schedule a free orientation to ensure you use the machines properly. Please ask at the Administration Desk.

For personal safety, individuals must complete an activity waiver before participating in activities. Drop In participants must be in good health and have knowledge of exercise equipment.

Please have your Fitness Centre Membership Tag when exercising in the Fitness Centre.

Fitness Centre Equipment

  • Abdominal Curl; Chest Press
  • Fly/Deltoid Raise; Lateral Raise
  • Lat/High Row
  • Leg Extension; Leg Press
  • Seated Row; Shoulder Press
  • Tricep Pull Down; Strength Machine
  • 2 Ellipticals 
  • 3 Treadmills
  • 2 Recumbent Bikes, 1 Upright Bike
  • 3 Vibration Trainers
  • Free weights, fitballs



Unlimited access to the Fitness Centre during hours of operation & FREE equipment orientation.

Memberships can be purchased up to 4 months at a time.

$25 / MONTH

$40 / MONTH



Unlimited access to the Fitness Centre for the day.

Please keep your receipt with you.





This pass can be used for Fitness Centre and Class Drop Ins

Pass expires 6 months from the date of purchase. No extensions. No cash value.



**Please note: Fitness Centre memberships cannot be purchased online and must be purchased in person at the LSCO.

Subsidies are available through the LSCO Welcome Policy and the City of Lethbridge Fee Assistance Program


Programs and Fitness Centre Etiquette

Be courteous when using the equipment. Please allow 30 minutes maximum on the cardio equipment.

Return weights and equipment after you are finished.

No food or drink (other than water bottles) is allowed.

Participants are strongly encouraged to work out in a “buddy system.“

Please clean equipment before & after each use with the antiseptic wipes provided.

Dress Code

Bare feet, stocking feet, sandals, and open toed shoes are strictly prohibited.
Shirts must be worn.
Gym (athletic) shoes must be dedicated solely for indoor use and should be non marking. Outside footwear must NOT be worn.
Clothing and belts with rivets and buckles that may damage seats and fabric surfaces are inappropriate. For safety, exposed wallet chains and key chains are prohibited.

Fitness Instructors

Steve Burger

Steve Burger

Steve has been practicing Tai Chi for over thirty years and teaching for the last ten years. Prior to retirement he taught high school art, photography, video production and commercial art. He has exhibited work in over seventy exhibitions and continues to work as an artist. Steve enjoys the outdoors and travel.


Elaine Jagielski

Elaine has been a fitness instructor since 1983 over which time she has taught a broad range of fitness classes in a variety of locations. She is also a Fitness Alberta Trainer of Leaders for over 30 years instructing certification courses through the College for up and coming fitness leaders. She has developed Yovascia which is a class that focuses on putting the body into a regenerative mode. Her interest is in assisting individuals to empower themselves to have the tools to be more responsible for their own wellbeing.

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Debbie Palmer

I have been a fitness instructor for about 30 years now. That sounds scary. But time sure flies when you are having fun. I have always loved music and dance so I decided to combine that with my love of health and fitness to become an instructor.
I started my fitness career teaching Aquatic fitness at the Uof L. That seemed like a good fit since I love the water. I expanded to "land" fitness the next year. And well the rest is history. I teach here ay LSCO and I have my own fitness business in Fort Macleod where I live. I teach all sorts of classes ... pilates, aerobic, strength training, boot camp and chair pilates for seniors.
As for my personal life, I have a wonderful husband Carl. We have been married almost 37 years now and still having fun. We love our trips to California? Oregon coast and actually anywhere there is water. I love the Ocean. Everything about it fascinates me. I love the creatures in it. I love listening to it. I love playing in it. I enjoy working in my yard and reading in my"still" time
I have learned so much over the years as an instructor. I have learned that life has its ups and downs but enjoyment and fun can always be found. If I can help people find the fun in exercise then I have done my job. I have learned that you should never say "I can't do that". It is amazing what people can do with motivation and support. I love a quote from Walt Disney .. " Sometimes it is fun to do the impossible"

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do Online Registrations Work?

Members and non-members can register online. Your membership is not linked to this database, please ensure your membership is up to date before paying the member rate.

If a program is listed as out of stock:
- The class could be full, feel free to call us to be put on a waiting list
- The registration period may be closed and the class has moved to drop in. Call us for more information

Paying for your online registrations

You will need a Mastercard or Visa to pay online. You do not need a PayPal account to pay for your order. 

  1. When you are ready, go to your cart and click the purple "Proceed to Checkout" button
  2. Fill out your information in the form. This helps us link your registration to your membership. If you plan on registering for classes online frequently, click the "create an account" box to avoid having to enter your information every time.
  3. Click "Proceed to PayPal". You do not need a PayPal account to pay. This is simply the platform used to process payments.
  4. If you do not have a PayPal account, simply choose "Continue as Guest"
  5. Enter your payment information and voila!

Credits & Refunds

  • Please ensure you are registering for the correct class. Due to the popularity of many of the classes, refunds cannot be given after the register by date.
  • Participants cancelling out of a class, prior to start date are subject to a $10 Administration Fee (must be with more than 49 hours notice).
  • Participants withdrawing with 48 hours or less, will not be given a credit or refund.
  • If requesting a refund or credit due to medical reasons (Doctors note required) after the class has begun, participants will be subject to a $10 Administration Fee. Refunds will be pro-rated for any classes attended.
  • If there is a waiting list for the class a refund will not be given.
  • Refunds will be given if LSCO cancels a course. Participants also have the option of taking a credit. Credits must be used in 12 months from the date given.
  • At times programs may be cancelled due to meetings, holidays, low attendance, special events, etc. Please watch for notices.