Senior Specialist

Ladies Aquatics

Spring 2022 LU Pool AQUA Fit

Summer July 4th - August 26  (-No class Aug 1 - 5th) 
 Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 8:15 am to 9:00 am. 

 Registration options:
  • Summer Class Pass 
  • 10 Class Pass - $100 for 10 classes 
  • Drop In - $12 a class.
  • Note: add HST 
Passes can be purchased at any time at the Athletics Front Desk. 
You can contact them via email at to set up an appointment for purchase.

IMPORTANT: All facility users must have the Enhanced Ontario Vaccine Receipt with QR code to enter the facility, along with photo ID. Self-screening must also still be completed every time coming into the facility on the Lakehead Mobile Safety App. 

Thanks,  Anne Parr PRO TRAINER FIS  807-630-9528

More information contact Lakehead Athletics Facility Staff
Phone: 807-343-8585

Contact: Anne Parr 807-630-9528    call or texted thank you.

Water exercise Benefits:

  • modality 
  • safe non impact little - no gravity based controlled
  • effective improves daily functions. 
  • increases faster recovery from running or over use from training 
  • no sweat workout
  • buoyant-resistive environment
  • range of motion enhanced 
  • falling is minimized.  
  • Circulation enhanced 

Why Water & What to Expect

Complete workout all components -warm-up cardio - metabolic -strength / resistance training, cool down with dynamic stretching 

  • opening up joints, releasing tension in muscles ,breath work and more.  
  • Work at your own pace and intensity options for all in every class.  
  • Experience a workout better than using weight training, high cardiovascular - low impact.  Increase cardiovascular abilities, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility and much much more.  
  • Work this into your schedule for the best workout you can experience.  
Safe for those with arthritis, recovering from injuries, cancer, heart,  joint 

Why Aquatics is important?

  • Heals the Body Mind and Spirit
  • Impact is less on injured knees, back, arthritis and much more.
  • Balanced workout all muscles are work together providing a complete workout cardiovascular, muscular endurance and strength.
  • Flexibility of all joints
  • Like Yoga messages all organs for better healing and conditioning.


Information from Aquatic Fitness & Therapy

  • Water buoyancy helps to protect recuperating knees, ankles and hips.
  • Great for overweight individuals looking for exercise, but unable to walk far enough out of the water to effectively burn calories.
  • Aquatic exercise reduces pain and increases flexibility.
  • Water supports and massages the body as you exercise.
  • All of the benefits of land exercise-without the sweat.
  • Reduced blood pressure, stress and risk of injury.
  • Often recommended following surgery to minimize postoperative swelling
  • Burn more calories during and after exercise.
  • More Fun!!

Who Benefits? Everyone Who Tries It! 
What Are The Benefits Of Exercising In Water?
  What's New in Aquatic Research?

Aqua Certifications 

IMPORTANT: All facility users must have the Enhanced Ontario Vaccine Receipt with QR code to enter the facility, along with photo ID. Self-screening must also still be completed every time coming into the facility on the Lakehead Mobile Safety App. 

Follow-up  CJ Saunders Fieldhouse
933 Oliver Rd.  807-343-8585


While the province's Chief Medical Officer of Health recently announced that Ontario will drop its masking requirement on March 21, our Lakehead University community is reminded of Ontario universities' collective decision to maintain their respective masking and COVID-19 vaccination policies until at least the end of the winter term.

This decision is aimed at minimizing uncertainty and any potential disruptions to our students, faculty, staff, and the communities around our campuses in keeping with our ongoing efforts to keep our campuses as safe as possible for everyone

Please note that in order to attend AquaFit class, you must be fully vaccinated and also complete a daily self assessment prior to entering the facility. 
  • For your proof of vaccine, you can either bring with you your receipt from your 2nd dose, you can complete the Lakehead University Vaccine Passport online and print the approval screen, or you can complete the3 vaccine passport through the Lakehead Mobile Safety App
  • For the COVID-19 daily self assessment, please either complete it through the Lakehead Mobile Safety App (available on iPhone and Android), or complete it online and print your results.  

CJ Saunders Fieldhouse 

Lakehead Thunder Bay Athletics Facilities Reopening on Monday, Jan. 31

Lakehead's Athletics department is excited to announce that it will be reopening its spaces on our Thunder Bay campus on Monday, January 31, in accordance with the Province's recent announcement to relax COVID restrictions in gyms and similar facilities. Further details will be shared later this week about facility access and usage.

Message for Instructors: Classroom Daily Screening Checks

As we welcome back our students to our campuses and instructional spaces, daily screening through the Lakehead Mobile Safety app for all our university community members is essential.

Prior to arriving on campus, everyone is required to complete a daily COVID screening. Only those who pass their daily COVID screening are permitted access to Lakehead University premises.

Instructors are encouraged to ask their students to present their daily screening badge prior to beginning class. You may choose to do this in a variety of ways, such as upon entry to the room or by walking around to individual spots to see the badge displayed on their desk.

In addition to daily screening checks taking place by instructors, we will also have various checkpoints set up across both campuses.

Get Vaccinated and Get Your Booster on our Campuses

We encourage everyone to get vaccinated if you haven't already done so, and to get your COVID-19 booster as soon as it is made available to you.

Student Health and Wellness (Thunder Bay) is offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to eligible Lakehead students, faculty and staff while continuing to offer 1st and 2nd doses of the vaccine. Appointments can be made by emailing To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit

Lakehead Orillia has arranged to have Ontario's GO-VAXX bus on our Orillia campus on February 8, 2022. Appointments can be booked through the website or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 starting at 8:00 am on February 7, 2022.

If you have any concerns about the vaccine, you are encouraged to contact your health-care provider to make an informed decision.

Complete your COVID-19 Daily Screening (Questions have been updated!)

There are several ways to do this:

  1. Lakehead University's Mobile Safety app - Be sure to double check the COVID-19 daily screening questions on our Lakehead Mobile Safety App. The questions have been revised in accordance with public health's latest information and guidelines.
  2. A web browser from any computer
  3. If you do not have access to Lakehead's Mobile Safety app or a computer, you must visit Security Services and complete a COVID-19 screening before proceeding to your destination on campus AND have a paper or digital copy of your vaccination status on you at all times
  4. Visitors to Lakehead University premises may also use a valid Ontario Vaccine Certificate with its scannable QR code. This new option only applies to visitors and not to Lakehead University students, faculty, or staff.

    If you are hosting one or many to our campuses, the Province of Ontario has developed an official mobile app you should use to scan the QR codes of your guest(s), whether presented to you on a mobile device or a paper copy. Click here to learn more about and to download the Verify Ontario app for your iOS or Android device.

Update your Lakehead Mobile Safety App

From time to time, it's a good idea to check if your Mobile Safety App is up to date. To do so, go through the following steps after opening the app:

  1. Select "Campus"
  2. Scroll down and select "About / Preferences"
  3. Scroll down and select "MyData Update"
  4. Select "Check for Updates"

Masking Recommendations

Masks are one of the most effective means to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, in addition to physical distancing, regular hand washing, and being fully vaccinated.

The Province of Ontario currently mandates the use of masks and face coverings in indoor areas of all businesses and organizations, including post-secondary institutions, except for the following exemptions as defined by public health.

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