Pass increases fitness access

The Black Creek Community Association (BCCA) has come up with a solution to eliminate the biggest challenge for fitness room users

The Black Creek Community Association (BCCA) has come up with a solution to eliminate the biggest challenge for fitness room users.

The challenge: limited open hours for the fitness room.

The solution: an access card system where pass-holders can swipe their way into the building between 6 a.m. and midnight, 365 days a year.

Jerry Griffin on the Board of Directors came up with the access card idea in the summer.

With a background in the fitness industry, Griffin has brought a fresh new vision and many ideas for the fitness room.

“The biggest limitation of the fitness room was the restriction of the hours for users. The access system is used in other gyms and it seemed like the perfect fit to provide the opportunity for people to work out on their schedule, not the staff schedule,” notes Griffin.

The BCCA is a charitable, not for profit community centre that offers a wide array of programs and has a wonderful fitness room facility.

The Association is always striving to meet the needs of the community and to be more accessible for members.

As a result of a strategic planning session in the winter, a subcommittee was formed to explore ways to increase usage and better promote the existing facility.

The Board of Directors was quick to support the idea and it just took a few months to have the system installed and get everything up and running.

The access card system was scheduled to launch in January but the excitement in the community has lead to an earlier start.

“We have had such enthusiastic response from our members and it was important for us to get everything ready before the holidays as our hours are even further reduced through the holidays,” says Executive Director, Kris Johnson.

New members are already joining because of the pass and existing pass-holders are already enjoying Friday evening and Sunday workouts for the first time.

The access card pass is available to any members of the BCCA with a fitness pass of at least three months in duration.

A membership to the Association is $15/year and three-month passes are $75 and other passes lengths are available.

There is no additional charge for the access pass other than a $10 refundable card deposit.

The fitness room has several cardio machines, dumbbells and a variety of weight training equipment and users have access to the showers and change rooms.

Free orientations of the fitness room are available for members.

For more information about the fitness room and a chance to win two Mount Washington lift passes, give them a call at 250-337-5190 or visit www.bccaonline.ca.

The BCCA’s office hours are from 9:00 am to 1 p.m., Monday to Saturday, as well as 4-8 p.m., Monday to Thursday.

Just Posted

28 townhouses on the way to 525 Dogwood

Council approves latest phase of development, but not before expressing traffic concerns

Diver discovers possible historic anchor off Campbell River

The rusted, barnacle-encrusted anchor was wedged into the bottom off Quadra Island… Continue reading

Cold weather puts pressure on homeless shelters in Campbell River

Salvation Army and Sobering Centre offer a total of 40 beds

SRD chair, CAO to respond to 32 letters from Cortes Island

Board votes for responses in light of delegations being turned down

Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

All school districts in business this morning but officials warn another 5-10 centimetres today

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read