Wellness Series

Get active outdoors with the Wellness Series at the parks!

Enjoy new outdoor wellness activities at our beautiful parks this summer. Group sessions include yoga, open-water swimming, trail running, high intensity interval training (HIIT) and climbing sessions with OneAxe Pursuits! The 2024 Summer Wellness Series is open to ages 12+. Get your all-access pass today, or sign-up for single activities with our pay-as-you-go option.


Rates and Fees

Full-Series Pass

Get your full-series pass today to access 50+ wellness sessions this summer and exclusive offerings from our 2024 program sponsor, Arc’teryx!

  • Pass Price: $99.99 (or $79.99 for Conservation Halton members)

Single Sessions

If you prefer to try out single sessions, you can pay-as-you-go at $8.00/activity* (plus HST and gate fees for non-members). Follow the steps below to register for single sessions at parkvisit.ca:

  • Select the park location, date, and time slot of the event you want to attend
  • Add the number of participants
  • Toggle on “Wellness Series” to book the available session(s)
  • Complete your registration to pay-as-you-go!
  • Please Note: Rock-climbing cannot be purchased for a single session activity

Perks for Passholders

Conservation Halton is proud to present The Wellness Series — including exclusive perks for passholders. With an all-access Wellness Series Pass, you are able to attend any of our Wellness Series sessions. This pass allows you to enjoy outdoor fitness that’s good for your mental, physical, and social wellbeing. Passholders also get access to special offerings from Arc’teryx.


Activities Schedule

View our wellness schedule below or click here to download a calendar version.

Yoga in the Park Schedule

Bring your own yoga mat and water and meet us outside for an evening yoga class. These classes are for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced, and will take you through an hour of practice leaving both your body and mind relaxed.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Tuesdays
Junio 4 to Agosto 27, 2024
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Área 8 Área de Conservación

 

Open-Water Swim Schedule

Take your training to the next level by swimming in the lake at Area 8 Conservation Area. This fully supervised swimming course will give athletes the opportunity to get out of the pool and build up confidence and strength in open water. Perfect for experienced swimmers and those training for triathlons.

*Please note that this is not recommended for beginner swimmers.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Thursdays
Julio 4 to Agosto 22, 2024
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Area 8 Conservation Area
Sundays
Julio 7 to Agosto 25, 2024
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Área 8 Área de Conservación

 

What to expect at an open-water swim at Area 8 is like?

Provided by Sasha, Conservation Halton Lifeguard

Conservation Halton’s open-water swim is a great way to get experience swimming in an open-water setting. Whether you’re a triathlete, part of a swim team, or just looking for a way to gain experience swimming in open water, the open-water swim is a great way to improve your skills and experience. The open-water swim is always supervised by four lifeguards, there are two lifeguards on a motorized boat, one on a paddle board and one at the dock, all there to make sure that every swimmer is safe.

Before every open-water session, our lifeguards set up three buoys in a triangular fashion so that the open water swimmers have a proper course to follow. We ask that every open-water swimmer has a personal swim buoy so that they are easily visible for the lifeguards to see, as well as if a swimmer is to tired or in need of assistance, then they can hold onto their personal swim buoy to help them rest or help them get the attention of a nearby lifeguard.

If you’re looking for a fun way to gain experience swimming in a different setting, come to our open-water swim, we look forward to seeing you there.

Guided Trail Run

Our trail run coaches are excited to get you off the pavement and into the trail systems. These runs take place at several of our parks to give you courses that vary in terrain, elevation, and distance. You will be supported by your trail coach and group around you to push your running skills to a new level.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Cancelled: Miércoles, Junio 5, 2024

(will be rescheduled)

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Sábado, Junio 22, 2024 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Domingo, Julio 7, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Kelso Summit/Area 8
Miércoles, Julio 17, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Kelso Summit/Area 8
Miércoles, Agosto 7, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Sábado Agosto 10, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Looking to see if this is the right fit for you? Read below for more information from our trail running coach! 

Provided by Eric D’Arcy, NCCP Triathlon Coach

I have been a long-time runner/triathlete who discovered trail running over 10 years ago and have never looked back. I have run a variety of distances and love introducing people to the joys of trail running. I have been an endurance coach for over 15 years, the race director for 5 Peaks Trail Running Series and Crazy Cat Adventures, as well as a lover of both animals and snacks.

This is open to all levels of trail runners – from just starting out to experienced – this is a no-drop, social-paced run and we aim to accommodate all those attending. We will have someone leading the run and when possible, someone bringing up the rear, so that we all stay together. Distances will vary from 5-8 km. Trail shoes are recommended but not mandatory.

Escalada en roca

Outdoor Rock Climbing
Test your strength, endurance, and balance in a safe, facilitated space at Rattlesnake Point. Outdoor climbing sessions are open for all ability levels and will give you all the information and gear you need to test out climbing the rockfaces at the park.

This is a great way to try outdoor rock climbing on real rock. Ideal for the total beginner or experienced gym climber. A variety of easy to intermediate rock climbs will be set up for participants to try. Proper belaying and knot tying will be taught or reviewed as required.  All required safety equipment is provided.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Domingo, Junio 16, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Domingo, Julio 14, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Sábado, Agosto 17, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

*Available for Wellness Series Passholders only. Not available as a single session.

Want to learn more about these rock climbing sessions? Learn more about our instructors and session below! 

Provided by Frederick Schuett, OneAxe Pursuits

25+ years Rock Climbing Instructor/Guide 25+ years Ice Climbing Instructor/Guide 20+ years Mountaineering  Instructor/Guide 20+ years

 Frederick has been a professional guide and instructor in the climbing and rigging industry for over 20 years. Frederick has a passion for mountains and has been the Expedition Leader on several notable expeditions.

Frederick has worked with the University of Guelph’s Cliff Ecology Research Group as a Ropes Specialist and assisted in research along the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. He has also worked with Conestoga College to run climbing courses as part of the College’s outdoor programs. He has trained police, firefighters and military personnel on the rope skills required for each of their unique skill sets.

Frederick often works in the film industry, rigging unique rope stunts as well as training talent and stuntmen for films, television, and media stunts. Frederick has been behind many stunts for the film industry and world records. Past projects include: the first traverse over an erupting lava lake at Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia with Brazilian TV personality Karina Oliani; George Kourounis’ descent into Darvaza (the Gateway to Hell) in Turkmenistan with National Geographic; the first zipline descent to Benbow volcano’s lava lake in Vanuatu for Ultimate Volcano Expeditions; professional climber, Kevin Jorgeson’s media stunts climbing buildings around the world for Visit California and Sir Richard Branson’s urban zipline media stunt to launch Virgin Mobile. Several of these feats are featured in Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

HIIT in the Park

A fun outdoor boot camp style class aimed at helping you move and enjoy the outdoors even more! Come be active, challenge yourself, and have fun with friends using natural features and outdoor fitness stations to bring out the best version of you. HIIT in the Park classes are open to all abilities and fitness levels with options to increase the challenge to suit your goals.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Mondays

Junio 3-Agosto 26, 2024

6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Área 8 Área de Conservación

Looking to see if this is the right fit for you? Read below for a more information from our HIIT in the Park instructors! 

Jayme, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Hi everyone!

My name is Jayme. I’m an elementary school teacher and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I enjoy sharing my love of fitness with others through group training. I love finding new ways to move and challenge my body. I enjoy mixing up my training and doing a mix of resistance training, HIIT, cardio, and sports. I have been working with Conservation Halton for the last ten years and have enjoyed being part of the Recreation Programs and Outdoor Education teams. I am looking forward to leading HIIT in the Park this summer and sharing my love of fitness with you all!

HIIT in the Park is a great way to bring your movement outside this summer! These high-intensity interval training classes will be run using circuits. Get ready to sweat in the fresh air! All fitness levels welcome.

 

 

Karen Duff (Fit4Adventure)

Canfit Pro Certified Personal Training Specialist, Professional MTB Instructor (PMBIA), NCCP Level 1 – Skills & Tactics

Fit4Adventure started its fitness journey in Septiembre 2012. Fit4Adventure focuses on strength & endurance training delivering innovative workouts to improve your cardio, coordination, balance, flexibility and your core engine. I offer 3 distinctive training options: *Fit4Sport conditioning will dial in your fitness to become faster, stronger & more competitive in your sport. *Fit4Life will focus on improving your own personal fitness & health to take on life’s everyday adventures. *Fit4MTB coaching sessions are tailored for beginner to strong intermediate riders who would like to improve their skills, fitness & gain confidence on their mountain bike. In addition, race preparation and strategy is also offered. Functional training in the gym is key to building & maintaining strength, power, endurance, balance and core strength for sport specific or everyday fitness! I have a passion for fitness! I enjoy shredding the trails with friends as I do racing. I have competed in many endurance races including mountain bike and adventure racing. I have completed: *Epic Israel (3 day stage MTB race) *BC Bike Race (7 day stage MTB race) *Quebec Singletrack Experience (6 day Stage race) *Crank The Shield SSM (3 day stage) *Multiple adventure races in Ontario (Storm Racing).

My sessions accommodate all fitness levels and will be scaled to meet each participants level. Modifications will be provided. Functional training using a variety of equipment, including dumbbells, Bosu balls, battle ropes, slam balls, medicine balls and a variety of core specific exercises.

Yoga in the Park Schedule

Bring your own yoga mat and water and meet us outside for an evening yoga class. These classes are for all levels of experience from beginner to advanced, and will take you through an hour of practice leaving both your body and mind relaxed.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Tuesdays
Junio 4 to Agosto 27, 2024
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Área 8 Área de Conservación

 

Open-Water Swim Schedule

Take your training to the next level by swimming in the lake at Area 8 Conservation Area. This fully supervised swimming course will give athletes the opportunity to get out of the pool and build up confidence and strength in open water. Perfect for experienced swimmers and those training for triathlons.

*Please note that this is not recommended for beginner swimmers.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Thursdays
Julio 4 to Agosto 22, 2024
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Area 8 Conservation Area
Sundays
Julio 7 to Agosto 25, 2024
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Área 8 Área de Conservación

 

What to expect at an open-water swim at Area 8 is like?

Provided by Sasha, Conservation Halton Lifeguard

Conservation Halton’s open-water swim is a great way to get experience swimming in an open-water setting. Whether you’re a triathlete, part of a swim team, or just looking for a way to gain experience swimming in open water, the open-water swim is a great way to improve your skills and experience. The open-water swim is always supervised by four lifeguards, there are two lifeguards on a motorized boat, one on a paddle board and one at the dock, all there to make sure that every swimmer is safe.

Before every open-water session, our lifeguards set up three buoys in a triangular fashion so that the open water swimmers have a proper course to follow. We ask that every open-water swimmer has a personal swim buoy so that they are easily visible for the lifeguards to see, as well as if a swimmer is to tired or in need of assistance, then they can hold onto their personal swim buoy to help them rest or help them get the attention of a nearby lifeguard.

If you’re looking for a fun way to gain experience swimming in a different setting, come to our open-water swim, we look forward to seeing you there.

Guided Trail Run

Our trail run coaches are excited to get you off the pavement and into the trail systems. These runs take place at several of our parks to give you courses that vary in terrain, elevation, and distance. You will be supported by your trail coach and group around you to push your running skills to a new level.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Cancelled: Miércoles, Junio 5, 2024

(will be rescheduled)

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Sábado, Junio 22, 2024 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Domingo, Julio 7, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. Kelso Summit/Area 8
Miércoles, Julio 17, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Kelso Summit/Area 8
Miércoles, Agosto 7, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Sábado Agosto 10, 2024 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Looking to see if this is the right fit for you? Read below for more information from our trail running coach! 

Provided by Eric D’Arcy, NCCP Triathlon Coach

I have been a long-time runner/triathlete who discovered trail running over 10 years ago and have never looked back. I have run a variety of distances and love introducing people to the joys of trail running. I have been an endurance coach for over 15 years, the race director for 5 Peaks Trail Running Series and Crazy Cat Adventures, as well as a lover of both animals and snacks.

This is open to all levels of trail runners – from just starting out to experienced – this is a no-drop, social-paced run and we aim to accommodate all those attending. We will have someone leading the run and when possible, someone bringing up the rear, so that we all stay together. Distances will vary from 5-8 km. Trail shoes are recommended but not mandatory.

Escalada en roca

Outdoor Rock Climbing
Test your strength, endurance, and balance in a safe, facilitated space at Rattlesnake Point. Outdoor climbing sessions are open for all ability levels and will give you all the information and gear you need to test out climbing the rockfaces at the park.

This is a great way to try outdoor rock climbing on real rock. Ideal for the total beginner or experienced gym climber. A variety of easy to intermediate rock climbs will be set up for participants to try. Proper belaying and knot tying will be taught or reviewed as required.  All required safety equipment is provided.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Domingo, Junio 16, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Domingo, Julio 14, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Sábado, Agosto 17, 2024 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area

*Available for Wellness Series Passholders only. Not available as a single session.

Want to learn more about these rock climbing sessions? Learn more about our instructors and session below! 

Provided by Frederick Schuett, OneAxe Pursuits

25+ years Rock Climbing Instructor/Guide 25+ years Ice Climbing Instructor/Guide 20+ years Mountaineering  Instructor/Guide 20+ years

 Frederick has been a professional guide and instructor in the climbing and rigging industry for over 20 years. Frederick has a passion for mountains and has been the Expedition Leader on several notable expeditions.

Frederick has worked with the University of Guelph’s Cliff Ecology Research Group as a Ropes Specialist and assisted in research along the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. He has also worked with Conestoga College to run climbing courses as part of the College’s outdoor programs. He has trained police, firefighters and military personnel on the rope skills required for each of their unique skill sets.

Frederick often works in the film industry, rigging unique rope stunts as well as training talent and stuntmen for films, television, and media stunts. Frederick has been behind many stunts for the film industry and world records. Past projects include: the first traverse over an erupting lava lake at Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia with Brazilian TV personality Karina Oliani; George Kourounis’ descent into Darvaza (the Gateway to Hell) in Turkmenistan with National Geographic; the first zipline descent to Benbow volcano’s lava lake in Vanuatu for Ultimate Volcano Expeditions; professional climber, Kevin Jorgeson’s media stunts climbing buildings around the world for Visit California and Sir Richard Branson’s urban zipline media stunt to launch Virgin Mobile. Several of these feats are featured in Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

HIIT in the Park

A fun outdoor boot camp style class aimed at helping you move and enjoy the outdoors even more! Come be active, challenge yourself, and have fun with friends using natural features and outdoor fitness stations to bring out the best version of you. HIIT in the Park classes are open to all abilities and fitness levels with options to increase the challenge to suit your goals.

Fecha Tiempo Ubicación
Mondays

Junio 3-Agosto 26, 2024

6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Área 8 Área de Conservación

Looking to see if this is the right fit for you? Read below for a more information from our HIIT in the Park instructors! 

Jayme, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Hi everyone!

My name is Jayme. I’m an elementary school teacher and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. I enjoy sharing my love of fitness with others through group training. I love finding new ways to move and challenge my body. I enjoy mixing up my training and doing a mix of resistance training, HIIT, cardio, and sports. I have been working with Conservation Halton for the last ten years and have enjoyed being part of the Recreation Programs and Outdoor Education teams. I am looking forward to leading HIIT in the Park this summer and sharing my love of fitness with you all!

HIIT in the Park is a great way to bring your movement outside this summer! These high-intensity interval training classes will be run using circuits. Get ready to sweat in the fresh air! All fitness levels welcome.

 

 

Karen Duff (Fit4Adventure)

Canfit Pro Certified Personal Training Specialist, Professional MTB Instructor (PMBIA), NCCP Level 1 – Skills & Tactics

Fit4Adventure started its fitness journey in Septiembre 2012. Fit4Adventure focuses on strength & endurance training delivering innovative workouts to improve your cardio, coordination, balance, flexibility and your core engine. I offer 3 distinctive training options: *Fit4Sport conditioning will dial in your fitness to become faster, stronger & more competitive in your sport. *Fit4Life will focus on improving your own personal fitness & health to take on life’s everyday adventures. *Fit4MTB coaching sessions are tailored for beginner to strong intermediate riders who would like to improve their skills, fitness & gain confidence on their mountain bike. In addition, race preparation and strategy is also offered. Functional training in the gym is key to building & maintaining strength, power, endurance, balance and core strength for sport specific or everyday fitness! I have a passion for fitness! I enjoy shredding the trails with friends as I do racing. I have competed in many endurance races including mountain bike and adventure racing. I have completed: *Epic Israel (3 day stage MTB race) *BC Bike Race (7 day stage MTB race) *Quebec Singletrack Experience (6 day Stage race) *Crank The Shield SSM (3 day stage) *Multiple adventure races in Ontario (Storm Racing).

My sessions accommodate all fitness levels and will be scaled to meet each participants level. Modifications will be provided. Functional training using a variety of equipment, including dumbbells, Bosu balls, battle ropes, slam balls, medicine balls and a variety of core specific exercises.

Wellness Series FAQ

The all-access Wellness Pass (for ages 12+) costs $99.99 + HST, or $79.99 + HST for current Conservation Halton members. Click here to purchase your pass.

Your Wellness Series Pass grants you access to over 50 scheduled wellness sessions throughout the summer, including instructor-led yoga, HIIT in the Park (boot camp-style classes led by Certified Personal Trainers), trail running, and rock-climbing sessions as well as supervised open water swimming. Regularly scheduled activities include:

  • Yoga in the park (instructor-led, at Area 8)
  • HIIT in the Park (instructor-led, at Area 8)
  • Trail running (instructor-led, available at Rattlesnake Point, Area 8/Kelso Summit and Crawford Lake)
  • Open-water swimming (supervised, available at Area 8)
  • Rock climbing (led by OneAxe Pursuits, available at a Rattlesnake Point)

Wellness Series passholders also gain access to in-store deals through our program sponsor Arc’teryx. Passholders will be emailed directly about these exclusive offers!

No, you will not have to reserve a park visit! We will be using a simple booking system this year for our Wellness Series passholders. All of our Wellness Series passholders that book their classes will be entered in to win prizing throughout the season.

 

 

Yes! For non-passholders looking to access individual sessions, register online by selecting the park and date followed by the activity under “Wellness Series”. Each session is $8.00 (+ HST) in addition to the park gate fee.

 

Please note rock climbing sessions are available for Wellness Series Passholders only.

Bookmark this page to keep the program schedule at your fingertips (we may add to it from time to time). For Wellness Series passholders, you can also expect to receive a weekly reminder email as a prompt to mark your calendars and head to the right park for program sessions.

While Wellness Series sessions are scheduled to run rain or shine, we will notify passholders and single-session registrants if an activity must be cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions (e.g., thunder and lighting, risk of imminent storms) or wet/muddy park conditions that could prevent activities from running safely.

Our rock climbing sessions are led by One Axe Pursuits. They will provide all of the climbing and safety gear needed. Wear active clothing and close-toed shoes for these sessions!

We recommend bringing water to each session to stay hydrated. Sunscreen and bug spray are also strongly recommended. Participants are required to bring their own mat to yoga in the park and must wear closed-toe shoes for rock climbing sessions.