Helping our community meet their recreation goals
Dalhousie a wide array of sport and recreational facilities, including Dalplex, Sexton Gym, and the Langille Athletic Centre in Truro, to suit the needs of students, faculty, staff, and commmunity users. Whether you’re brand new, you’ve been a member for a while, or you’re thinking about joining and want to see what we have to offer, come by for a FREE building tour of any facility.
TIP: Bookmark our SCHEDULES page for facility availability (includes pool, fieldhouse, courts, group fitness classes, and more).
We offer more than 200 pieces of strength training equipment in the fitness hall on the second floor of the fitness centre, including a complete range of weight training equipment (resistance machines, free weights, squat racks, etc.), as well as an area for stretching, mat work and core training exercises.
Over 70 pieces of cardio equipment are located in the fitness hall on the second floor of the fitness centre, including treadmills, ARC trainers, elliptical machines, upright and recumbent bikes and more.
Members can walk, jog, or run Dalplex's two-lane, synthetic rubber compound surface, track.
High Performance Centre
A designated space for athletes, teams, and small group training, the High Performance Centre is a space members can use to get a more focused workout. This space is open for use by members Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 4pm to 8pm and Sundays from 9am to 1pm.
Dalplex features four multipurpose fitness studios: two large studios of which have a capacity of about 60 people per class, and two small studios have a capacity of about 20 people.
Our group fitness classes include spin! The Spin Studio is located on the lower level of Dalplex, outside the entrance to the men's/women's locker rooms. Space is limited (max 18 ppl/class) but members can pre-book their bike by calling 902-494-6818.
Children's Soft Play Area
A temporary soft-play area for pre-school age children is now open and ready for use in the space formerly occupied by the Cardio Plus Centre. Note: this area is unsupervised and children must be accompained by an adult at all times.
Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic
The Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic offers physiotherapy services to our Dalhousie community, and the general public (physician referral not required). All patient care is provided under the supervision of a licensed physiotherapist.