South Side Gymnasium

Gymnasium & Outdoor Facilities


Temporary Fitness Centre – Military Use

The temporary fitness centre has been established at the RCAF Arena and will be available Thur, 17 Aug 17.
Access is limited to military members only.  Members not in uniform will be required to show ID.
Hours of operation will be as follows:
Monday to Friday 05h30 to 19h00; and
Saturday and Sunday 08h00 to 15h30   
CRA members will continue to have access to the satellite gym at the Rec Plex.  CRA prorated membership reimbursement will continue at the Rec Plex reception.  The extended hours of the Rec Plex will remain as follows:
Monday to Friday 0530 to 2130 hours; and 
Saturday and Sunday 0800 to 2000 hours 
Your continued patience is appreciated while we work to mitigate any disruption of services.   

South Side Gym Closure – CRA Memberships
Due to the damage caused by the electrical fire on 8 July 2017, it is anticipated that the SS Gym will remain closed for the next four months while repairs are made.  With the interruption of services, Civilian Recreation Association (CRA) members have continued access to the Rec Plex facility which now includes our outdoor pool.   Extended hours of operation will be from Mon-Fri, 0530-2130 hours and Sat & Sun from 0800-2000 hours. Membership will be required for access to the facilities.
Stay tuned to our website, Facebook and Instagram pages for programming changes (if applicable).  8 Wing Trenton appreciates your patience while we work to mitigate this situation. 
Based on the reduced services CRA members can elect to take the following options:

  1. cancel existing membership and receive prorated balance as reimbursement;
  2. continue membership using the modified rate plan; or
  3. new members will have an opportunity to purchase a modified rate plan. 

South Side Gymnasium
Located at 75 Anson Avenue (south side of the base)
Reception 613-392-2811 ext 7138

Monday - Friday: 0530hrs to 2130hrs
Sat - Sun & Holidays: 0800hrs to 2000hrs

Restricted access to CAF members and full-time 8 Wing employees Monday-Friday from 1130hrs - 1300hrs.

South Side Gym Features:

  • 2 basketball courts
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 9 badminton courts
  • 3 squash courts (available for use on a drop-in basis)

Also housed in the building is a fully equipped Strength and Conditioning room with over 45 pieces of aerobic/cardio fitness equipment.

Fitness Classes:
Fitness classes are held in the multi purpose room, spin studio or gym floor.

Sports Stores:
Sports equipment may be signed out by military members Monday to Friday between 0800hrs and 1500hrs.  Sports stores can be found just past the front reception desk at the South Side Gym, or by calling ext 4552.

Fitness Trail:
A 9 km gravel walking/jogging trail is located on the south side of the base and runs along the picturesque shoreline of the Bay of Quinte. Featured along the trail are workout stations with instructions for  use.
Starting point directly south-east of the Gymnasium. Maps are available at the South Side Gym reception desk or by calling ext 7138.

Soccer Pitch & Ball Diamonds:
Located at 65 RCAF Road
The Soccer Pitch and Ball Diamonds are available to CAF members, DND personnel and their family members. Facilities may be booked through the Arena Manager at local 4110.