Your Summer Guide to Tait McKenzie

Posted by Rebecca Denyer on June 20, 2017

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Whether you’re looking to get in shape, bond with friends or learn new fitness skills, Tait McKenzie is the place to go! You can choose between the free, basic membership or the $15 per academic year fitness student membership, making Tait McKenzie a more affordable option than most Toronto gyms.

Group Fitness Activities

If you decide to go for the fitness membership, there is a good variety of group drop-in fitness classes to keep you busy! Check out the summer schedule, which runs from May 15 to August 18 2017.

Tait’s Fitness Centre where students are using gym exercise equipment.


Summer Swim Times

Summer is the perfect time to go to the beach and bask in the sunlight. But on those rainy days, know that there is an alternative swim destination at Tait!

There are designated times for leisure swims as well as lane swims so make sure you check the schedule to find what you are interested in prior to stepping out of the house.

Access to the pool can be attained with the basic or fitness membership. More information can be found on the York Lions Spring/Summer 2017 Recreation Guide.

The swimming pool at Tait with students participating in a lesson.


Casual Recreational Sports

Looking to play a great game of pickup soccer in between summer classes? Tait McKenzie is hosting free pickup basketball, soccer and badminton games throughout the summer! From May 1 to August 31, stop by Fieldhouse East and West during the designated times to meet new friends who are as passionate about the same sport as you are.

For more information, visit the York Lions Spring/Summer 2017 Recreation Guide.

The front entrance of the Tait McKenzie building.

Ensuring that you get enough exercise is vital in maintaining your mental and physical health. It helps decrease stress, improve concentration and increase your energy. So, grab that gym bag, put on your running shoes and check out all the great events that Tait Mackenzie has going on this summer at York University. Your mind and your body will thank you for it!

Interested in learning more about athletic opportunities at York University? Be sure to check out Breanna’s post about free summer PKIN courses!

Do you have student fitness tips to share for the warmer months? Leave your recommendations in the comments below or tweet us at @YorkUStudents!

Rebecca Denyer
Rebecca Denyer

Rebecca Denyer is a fourth year Political Science and Communications Studies double-major at York University. She lives on coffee and Broadway soundtracks and is often found strolling the aisles of second-hand bookstores.

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    Hi Rebecca, Thank you for the blog post. I am wondering if you know about any other outdoor pickup sports that happen in and around campus, given that there are so many fields! Do people organize pickup soccer, for example? Thank you!