Facility

Facility

We’re taking our community to a higher level of fitness, health and well-being!

Valley Fitness Centre is owned and operated by the Valley Fitness Society. The Society is a registered non-profit organization. VFC is the only indoor fitness facility in the greater Invermere area. Our qualified staff is accredited by the British Columbia Parks & Recreation Association.

In 1984, the facility built by the Invermere Inn opened, and was operated by private contractors until 1987. The Valley Fitness Society was formed in 1987, and registered in 1988. The Society leased the facility from the Invermere Inn until 1994 when it purchased the facility through a combination of a mortgage, government grant and debentures. By 2001, the mortgage was repaid; by 2005, outstanding debentures were repaid as well.

What “non-profit” means for you: all profits earned are put right back into improvements to VFC. We want to keep our members happy and coming back for years to come! As a non-profit organization, we welcome grants and private donations to purchase new equipment, and make other improvements to our Centre.

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 Our studio was renamed the Georgina Dubois Studio in 2012.  Georgina DuBois was born on March 18th, 1942 in Ontario and resided in Windermere from 1951.  Georgina was one of the founding Mothers of the Valley Fitness Society and worked for many years as the Manager of the centre.  Georgina also served on the board of directors and volunteered countless hours of her time towards the improvement and success of the VFC.  Without her tireless input the Valley Fitness Centre would not be here.  Her familiar face in the classes, amazing sense of spirit and vitality will be very much missed as we continue to remember Georgina.

Georgina Nyline DuBois

March 18th 1942 – October 31, 2012

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Celebration of Life – Georgina – by Kyla Brown photography
http://www.kylabrownphotography.com/ – (click on photo to go here)

Women Only Room

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Enjoy some time away from the crowd in this exclusive Women Only space.  Here we have a treadmill, weights, elliptical machine and strength equipment. You can plug in your ipod with your tunes to get you motivated!  We have a workout posted for you to follow – or use your own.  This space is currently provided free of charge with your membership.

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I have been going to VFC on and off for the last 3 years. It is a great environment where everyone who uses it and works there treats everyone like one big team. I encourage anyone wanting to workout to try out VFC – where everyone makes you feel welcomed and positive.

Jon - Valley Fitness Centre Member