ARCFIT allows our members to heal and strengthen their bodies. Programs are beginner-friendly and can accommodate high-performance athletes.

How does it work?

ARCFIT starts with meeting Aurora Recovery Centre’s personal trainer Eddie by appointment for an initial assessment, which takes about 20 to 30 minutes.

Our personal trainer will create a personal program and give specific exercise prescriptions to our members. While our members are welcome to their own workouts, members need to follow their own program faithfully to see the best possible results.

Throughout our members’ training, their programs and assessments will be updated every two weeks. They are welcome to also get a before and after picture.

There are only three rules for ARCFIT that allow our members to fulfill their personal goals.

These rules are:

  • Make everyone feel welcome.
  • Celebrate each workout.
  • Clean up after yourself.


Fitness Assessment and Re-assessment/Personal Training

ARCFIT assessments include biometrics, body composition, postural analysis, strength tests, flexibility tests, and aerobic VO2 tests. Members receive their ARCFIT Exercise Program, reflecting their personal fitness goals. They are expected to follow these programs while re-assessing bi-weekly.

ARCFIT Group Exercise Classes

ARCFIT offers group classes so members can explore different activities and try new things. The group classes have a minimum of two members at a time. If a class is canceled, our personal trainer will open that time for a private training session, which may include personal training or a specialty program.

Specialty programs include:

  • ArcoYoga
  • Dance (Jazz, Hip Hop, Hula, Haka, and Ballet)
  • Kickboxing Drills (pad work)
  • Chi Kung
  • Recoup and Recovery
  • Acrobatics
  • Circus and Balancing


Grinds, Complexes, Cleans and Ballistics.  Members use their hundreds of muscles at once while working to burn fat and increase core strength.

Kung Fu

Members use the most ancient of structured spiritual warrior training to work on their conditioning, flexibility, and they learn the techniques of Shaolin Kung Fu.


This class is one of the best total body workouts because it’s great cardio and toning class that has no impact. This makes it safer for our members’ joints. Because of the water pressure, it’s the only workout that feels like someone is getting a message.


Our personal trainer Eddie teaches our members jazz, tap, breakdance or salsa partner dancing, hip hop, hula, haka, and ballet.

Group Circuit: Fatburn

This is a short, 15 to 20-minute class that high-intensity interval training, which burns fat and builds muscles in short bursts of exercise.

Nutrition Workshop

Eddie hosts a monthly nutrition fundamentals workshop for all members.

Recoup and Recovery Rehabilitation

If members are recovering from an injury, the recoup and recovery session is a personal fitness session that helps them find their baseline. This is member-specific training that builds on existing strengths. It addresses prior injuries and conditions. A kinesiologist supervises any existing physiotherapy prescriptions.

Scientific Stretch

Flexibility keeps our bodies strong and less prone to injury. This class allows members to learn the proper way to stretch and maximizes efficiency and effectiveness.


Members and Eddie turn the ARCFIT studio into a world-beat fitness dance gall to burn calories to some of the latest beats.

Aurora Recovery Centre’s philosophies are consistently reflected in the way we value our members and staff. Everything we do is in the interest of our members’ recovery for life.

Aurora’s treatment process is built upon a member-first culture and stands on three pillars that reflect our philosophy toward our members’ recovery: Heal, Connect and Recover.

From initial contact with Aurora, you begin to experience our Member-First Culture. Our highly experienced Addiction Specialists help you navigate the complex, emotional decision to admit to treatment.