Women's Only


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Women's Only Programming at UTM

Our women’s only programming and hours are designed to encourage women of all athletic abilities to access our facilities and programs. Whether you’re just learning to use equipment or looking to join a group fitness class, our women’s-only hours provide a comfortable, inclusive and encouraging atmosphere while supporting other women.

Drop-in Programs

Monday   Tuesday       Wednesday   Thursday   Friday      
Women's Only Cardio Dance
Women's Only Indoor Cycling

Women's Rec Swim-Pool

Women's Only Boot Camp XPRESS

Women's Rec Swim -Pool

Women's Aquafit

7-9PM Women's Rec Swim-Pool (lanes 1-4)

Fitness -VIA (Visually Isolated Area)

Fitness-VIA (Visually Isolated Area)

Please note - women's only swim programming is not offered during July and August

Registered Programs

Program Type Dates & Times

Swimming Instruction:

Absolute Beginner - Level 1

  • Dates and Times:  January 7 - March 25, 2019
  • Mondays: 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM, 8:10 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Dates and Times: January 9 - March 27, 2019
  • Wednesdays: 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM, 8:10 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Pool

Swimming Instruction:

Basic Swim - Level 2
  • Dates and Times:  January 7 - March 25, 2019
  • Mondays: 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM, 8:10 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Pool
Wen-do: Women's Self Defense Course
  • Dates and Times: January 29th
  • Thursdays: 6:00 PM - 9:00pm
  • Location: Spigel Hall

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Why offer women's only fitness?

Women's only fitness is a targeted needs-based program designed to ensure equitable participation in physical activity. The program is aligned with University policies, guidelines and statements on equity, diversity and excellence.

While women currently constitute over half of UTM’s student body, they continue to be under-represented in most forms of physical activity. Our usage statistics show that while female participation in particular facility spaces is low during regular hours, it increases notably during time scheduled for women only. Women's only classes are therefore one of several strategies implemented by the Department to optimize participation, reduce barriers to being active, and foster inclusivity across culture, religion and ability level.

The Department of Recreation, Athletics & Wellness strives to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive, atmosphere for all students and members in all our facilities. Women's only classes reflect the mission of the Department and its commitment to the provision of opportunity.