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In the past couple of decades, we’ve learned how exercise can help decrease your chances of developing heart disease and build bone density and strength. Physical activity improves your body’s ability to use oxygen, improves blood flow, increases your brain’s production of endorphins, and even helps take your mind off your worries!


Exercise can also increase your immunity to certain illnesses as it causes changes in antibodies and white blood cells. These days, lots of us are dealing with a level of stress that is unprecedented. Exercise slows down the level of stress hormones. Lower stress hormones may protect against illness.


According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.


Four fitness facilities in Newton have all adopted the strict protocols driven by the COVID-19 crisis. From online check-in, cleaning stations, touch-less check-ins, monitored social distancing, and limited attendance, they’ve made it possible to return to a healthy exercise regime. Some of the centres even offer online routines to work out at home with trainers you’ve come to trust.


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7093 King George Blvd Unit 401 | 604-329-2091
To exercise confidently and comfortably, Planet Fitness has the safety of its team and members as their top priority.


They have been working hard to provide you with the clean, sanitary, and judgment-free workout experience you love. They have added distance between machines, touch-less check-in, and cleaning stations throughout the club and have enforced capacity restrictions.


The facility is open 24/7, so if you’re an early bird or a night owl, there’s an opportunity to get time for your workout. Currently, there is an individual membership drive available now. You can join for as low as $15/mo with no monthly commitment for the base and $24 for the Black Card membership. Black Card members have many perks. A cardholder may exercise at Planet Fitness spots worldwide, have full use of the facilities, including tanning, hydromassage, and 50% off drinks.


You can also bring a guest anytime. They welcome you to try a day pass and check them out. Subscribe to the Planet Fitness Youtube Channel to get “Judgement Free Zone” 30 Minute workouts. Stay active with their trainers and even some surprise celebrity guests, or check out the live videos on their Facebook page.


6899 King George Blvd | 778-564-1601
Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness is committed to making your fitness goals safe and enjoyable. The facility has implemented protective measures, such as top-grade disinfectant and frequent cleaning, guided floor plans, partitions, and club signage, and pre-booking of time, so that the facility has the physical distancing required.


You can book up to three workouts at a time. If you feel more comfortable staying home right now – take advantage of the available exercise workouts for FREE on YouTube (search for Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness & She’s FIT! on Youtube). The Newton gym has over 100 pieces of cardio equipment, private TVs on the cardio machines, many large free weights, and machines. You can keep informed with the fitness newsletter that offers ways to stay in shape and maintain your healthy lifestyle and updates about the gym.


They are a complete co-ed fitness facility featuring the lowest membership prices in the industry. They have two membership levels, Regular, and Elite Plus (which offers access to all of the other nine club locations, and 25% off selected retail).


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7635 King George Blvd | 604-501-9601
Platinum Athletic Club is a one-of-a-kind fitness facility. It has some of the biggest selection of grips, handles, and different types of bars, unique machines, and workouts. You’ll find some of the best Elite personal trainers around.


Platinum Athletic Club has reopened, using all of the strictly monitored safety protocols of Fraser Health and WorkSafeBC. If you are a member, you can book your workout online at They ask that you limit your exercise to a maximum of 90 minutes.


They are open from 4:45 am-12 am. Although joining as a new member isn’t possible right now, new memberships may be available in September.


Newton Town Centre 7175 138 St | 778-565-2407
Anytime Fitness at Newton Town Centre is there for you during the COVID-19 crisis. They are open their usual time (24/7), but due to capacity limitations, it is necessary to reserve your time at the gym, which you can do online at


Membership at the gym includes two free personal training sessions and global access to more than 3,000 gyms, many of them local.


Visit them on Facebook as well! They have daily updates that will inspire you to get back on the treadmill, elliptical, or try a HIIT workout.


They are happy to accept new members and offer a 24-hour pass to discover what Anytime Fitness Newton has to get you started on a healthier you.