Donation offers new programming at Gallagher Centre Water Park

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Water Bikes during fitness class in the water

Starting this fall season, new Aqua Cycle programming will be offered at the Access Communications Water Park. This programming was made possible by a monetary donation from Total Care - Nursing in the Home LTD., located in Clarenville, NFLD., which is owned and operated by Yorkton area resident Phyllis Fitzpatrick and her family.

An avid Aquacize participant, Phyllis donated over $17,000 to the City to cover the purchase cost of eight water bikes, specifically designed for Aqua Cycle programming. At an Aqua Cycle unveiling event, Mayor Mitch Hippsley expressed the City’s gratitude, saying “Thank you for going out of your way, to give out of pocket, to make other people’s lives even better, and to contribute to the City of Yorkton.” He continued, “It is people like Phyllis, and her family, which truly make Yorkton a place where good things happen!”

Aqua Cycle is an incredibly low-impact exercise and activity program that has many benefits. Jessica Resler, Aquatic Coordinator for the Water Park explained “By using the water’s natural resistance during the work out you burn more fat in less time, while still being kind to your joints and muscles. Other benefits include improved balance, cardiac endurance, and blood flow, reduced stress, improves sleep quality, and most importantly, it’s fun!”

Moving Forward
Aqua Cycle programming will be offered in addition to other aquatic fitness programs such as Aquacize and lane swimming, and will be scheduled regularly throughout the week. Preregistration is encouraged to secure a spot in the program. Information, schedules, and registration details are available online at

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For further information contact:
Taylor Morrison
Gallagher Centre General Manager
Recreation & Community Services
City of Yorkton