ToG Rec Services wishes you a happy and healthy 2016! Print Article Font Size
It’s a new year and a great time to take on those resolutions to be more active! The ToG Recreation Services team is here to help!

Golden offers everything you need to get and stay active and has a plethora of opportunities for everyone. There are a variety of services being delivered through the private sector, not-for-profit groups and your municipal recreation department.

“The ToG Recreation Services team has spent the last year building our new Universal Recreation Program pricing platform to help make it easy to access drop in programs,” states Jordan Petrovics, Manager of Recreation Services. “This new platform goes way beyond a simple pricing structure; it also gives the public an opportunity to host new programing in facilities like the Rec Plex. So no matter how ambitious your new year’s resolution might be, we have the ability to help your reach that goal.”

The Guidelines
Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines say that adults need at least 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.
Moderate intensity means you’re working hard enough to raise your heart rate and includes activities like walking briskly and water aerobics. Vigorous intensity means you are working at a seven or eight out of 10 of your personal capacity. For adults, it’s fast walking, jogging or running, swimming laps, bicycling 10 miles per hour or faster, jumping rope or hiking uphill.

ToG Public Programs in Golden
There are many safe, fun, affordable and worthwhile programs hosted by ToG Rec Services. With our Universal Pass Program a $130-membership - or $5 drop-in fee – gets you access to any drop-in activity offered at the facilities. That includes badminton, volleyball, basketball, a just-for-fun, co-ed adult soccer night, European Football, Winter Walking and Aquafit. In addition, the pass grants access to Arena programs like drop-in shinny, Parent and Tot Skate, Public Skate and our newly launched family drop-in puck-and-stick hour, held on Wednesdays.

Our longest running program, Winter Walking provides a warm, bright and safe alternative to walking on the snow and ice. Friendly dogs are welcome on-leash. Music, lots of places to rest and many welcoming friendly faces are some of the things you can expect.

For a great low-impact exercise program, combine your Winter Walking with Aquafit at the Ramada hotel pool. You can do both with a punch pass or use your Universal Pass! Our friendly instructors weave cardio, strength, flexibility, tai chi and yoga movements into the workouts. Where else can you get so much variety in one single session?

Making a Change
Change can be difficult, so it’s just a matter of planning and being kind to yourself.

“It’s ok to show up late if you can’t get off work early enough to make the start of a program. It’s ok to wear shorts and a shirt in the pool if you’re worried about wearing a bathing suit. And it’s ok if you can’t quite meet the guidelines right from the start,” says Recreation Services Coordinator Kim Bryan. “It’s important to not get discouraged. Listen to your body. Every step, every minute counts.”

The Recreation Services team can help you find something you love! Contact us at 250-344-2271 or email