About the Club
To create an outstanding and authentic experience through our pride, passion & professionalism that enables our members to achieve their individual goals.
At the RC we believe that good people working towards a common goal can accomlish anything they set out to do. In this spirit, our goal is to be the very best at serving our members' needs. We make every action, every decision, with this goal in mind. To this end, we believe we can achieve our goal only if we fulfill the needs of our own staff. To our members - and our staff - we pledge continuous improvement.
We commit to giving our very best to you every day. Every day you get our best. Every day our best will be better.
Fitness, Yoga & Spin
We offer the most diverse line up of group exercise classes in Yellowknife and they're all included in your membership at no extra cost! During the winter season we run over 40 classes each week, including strength classes, cardio classes, Step, POUND®, and Spin. We also offer Yoga as part of your membership, with a variety of class styles including Yin, Hatha and Restorative. We have a variety of equipment in our fitness studio including TRX™, ViPR™*, BOSU™, stability balls, Rebounders and IndoRow WaterRowers. We have plenty of equipment for yogis too: bolsters, straps and a variety of blocks. These items can be found in the Solstice Yoga Studio.
Every month we offer Feature Classes at no extra charge to members. These events highlight specific classes and we invite participants to stay after class to socialize with a complimentary after-workout beverage, snack and a chance to win a draw prize. Throughout the year we offer specialty programming and workshops to help advance your knowledge, motivation and dedication to health.
Our fitness studio has hardwood flooring (replaced August 2013), wall to wall mirrors, natural light and a great sound system. We have a separate naturally lit Spin room with 27 bikes, and an HOV air-conditioning system. We also have the new addition of our beautiful Solstice Yoga Studio, equipped with hardwood flooring, a fireplace, wall to wall mirrors and plenty of natural light.
The Racquet Club has four regulation sized squash courts. From squash tournaments to league play, the Racquet Club has plenty of activities for squash members. Our Squash Pro, Jeff Hipfner organizes drop in nights and skills clinics on a regular basis. Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned player, Jeff can help you take your game to the next level. The RC also offers junior squash programming, from Munchkins (ages 4 to 7) to High Performance preparation for national tournaments.
Our annual Year End Tournament at the end of May/early June is the Club's premiere event. It's truly a not-to-be-missed event. Not only is it a chance for you to test your own mettle, it includes exhibition matches from top national players, fabulous prizes and social events throughout the week, culminating with our famous Lobsterfest on the Saturday evening.
Weight Rooms & Dedicated Cardio Room
The Racquet Club has a large, modern, naturally lit weight room with a variety of equipment, the majority of which has been replaced in the last two years. In 2017 we added another weight room equipped with 2 olympic lifting platforms, a Torque Fitness Lab, 10 foot ceilings, plenty of natural light and floor to ceiling mirrors. Our large, naturally lit cardio room has 9 treadmills, 5 elliptical trainers, 2 steppers, 2 rowers, 3 recumbent bikes, a Treadclimber, a Lateral X stepper, and a stretching area. We regularly fly a technician in from Edmonton to ensure that our equipment is functioning and well-maintained.