Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre

fitness centre

We are proud to offer a facility that caters to the on-campus lifestyle. Our staff are welcoming and enthusiastic to introduce members to our new facility. We are happy to support the hiring of students from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta.

The Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Center (Hanson FLC) is a brand new facility in the Physical Activity and Wellness Center (PAW Center) after 22 years in our old location.

Our new facility contains a wide variety of fitness equipment, including:

  • 76 new cardiovascular equipment,
  • 3 large synergies stations for multi-training
  • 14 new squat racks
  • free weights, and
  • resistance training machines

Guidelines for accessing and using the Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre


WHERE A MASK IN ALL PUBLIC SPACES - Except when participating in vigorous physical exercise. Avoid touching your face.

Masks WILL NOT be provided by the facility.

Arrival & Check-in

Please arrive a maximum of 5 min prior to your appointment to avoid large gatherings outside of the facility.

Upon arrival please check in with staff at the fitness desk to confirm the appointment and completion of screening.

Using the Equipment

All patrons will be given a towel and spray bottle for personal use throughout their workout. All patrons will be expected to wipe down equipment before and after use.

  • Towels can be discarded into the dirty laundry bin at the end of each appointment and bottles will be returned to be sanitized by staff and prepared for the following appointments.

Some equipment has been removed from circulation including all portable equipment previously available at the fitness desk. Please refrain from moving equipment around the facility as it has a designated orientation to comply with AHS guidelines.

Throughout your workout please be courteous to other users and maintain proper physical distancing at all times.

Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre Hours

Adjusted Hours (Summer 2020 / Covid-19)
Monday to Friday: 7 AM to 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 9 AM to 4 PM

Van Vliet Complex is CLOSED on Statutory Holidays: New Year Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Monday, Remembrance Day, Christmas Break

For information about fitness or nutrition programs, please contact:

1-300 Van Vliet Complex, Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre
Ph: 780.492.7114
E: fitness@ualberta.ca

Fitness and Lifestyle Supervisor
Ph: 780.492.9854