Strength and Cardio

Monday, Wednesday and Friday @8am Summer session – Monday and Thursday
Leader: Angela Kimmett
This program includes low impact cardio fitness along with strength, balance and core training. Participants are trained in functional fitness using weights, bands and body weight, incorporating range of motion and muscle strengthening that mimics the demands of active daily living. No mat or floor exercises.

 

Nordic Pole Walking

Monday @9:00 Weather Permitting summer session – Thursday 8:15
Leader: Lillie Normand & Christine Peets
This is an outdoor activity that will continue through the Fall/Winter season, weather permitting. Class will consist of a brief warm-up, a walk and upon completion of the walk, a stretch and cool-down. Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact exercise that provides the highest benefits for health, wellness and fitness for people of all ages and fitness levels. Anyone who suffers from diabetes, who’s overweight or has high blood pressure and has been encouraged by their physician to exercise, this is the activity for you.  The basis is simple. Normal walking utilizes muscles in the lower half of the body while pole walking adds the use of your upper body muscles, your arms, back, shoulders and neck. Pole Walking turns your walk into a whole-body activity. Numerous clinical studies show the vast benefits of pole walking, especially among seniors. Poling contributes to faster weight loss, better cardiovascular health and better posture.  Poling even helps people recovering from knee or hip surgery to get moving again through the support from the poles.

 

Beginner Strength

Monday and Friday@10:00am                              Tuesday @12:30pm
Leader: Lynda Whalen/Kayla Grillet                      Leader: Ruth Graham
Class is aimed at increasing the functional mobility and physical activity of the participants with the use of bands and light weights. The program is ideal for adults with any health limitation, with modifications made for osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, or injury. There is no mat or floor exercises; chairs are utilized for support.

 

Zumba Gold

Monday and Thursday @11:00                             located offsite at KL Fitness
Summer Session – No Thursday class
Leader: Tricia Cammarrt
This class is perfect for older adults that love to dance. The class introduces easy to follow choreography that focusses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Classes focus on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave feeling empowered and strong. Just keep smiling and move! This activity requires prepaid registration.

 

Yoga Flow

Monday @10:00                        located offsite at KL Fitness
Leader: Tricia Cammarrt
This is a Yoga program that follows the format of a traditional fitness class. There is a warm-up, a work phase and then mat work and cool down. This is a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. This is designed for beginners or those who have never done Yoga before and would like to start. This class should improve overall health, energy and vitality, reduce stress, improve posture, increase strength and overall fitness.

 

Step and Pump

Tuesday @9:00am
Leader: Mary Van Baal
Step aerobics is a form of aerobic power distinguished from other types of aerobic exercise by its use of an elevated platform (the step). The height can be tailored to individual needs by inserting risers under the step. Step aerobics helps burn calories and fat. It also helps to reduce stress, promote restful sleep, strengthen muscles and gives the body a more streamline appearance.  This class combines aerobic step with weight training.

 

Tone & Sculpt

Tuesday and Friday @ 11am Summer Session – on hold
Leader: Bonnie McTaggert
This class is designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture, coordination and will energize you utilizing exercises based upon pilates, yoga and strength training.

 

Yoga

Tuesday @10:00 – 11:30                           located offsite at KL Fitness
Leader: Wendy Lavigueur
Thursday @10:00 – 11:30                          located on-site
Leader: Barbara Roch
Yoga is designed to enhance circulation, improve flexibility, and calm your nervous system through exercise and efficient breathing techniques. Focus is on flexibility, meditation and breathing.

 

Line Dancing

Tuesday @2 – 3:30pm                                located off-site at KL Fitness
Leader: Doris Dube           Summer Session – Joan van de Bogart, on site
Line dancing is choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows without regard for the gender of the individuals, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. No Partners Needed. Come and join the fun!

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday Beginner class @9:30              located off-site at Trinity United
Intermediate @10:30             located off-site at Trinity United Church
Leader: Dorothy Day         Summer Session – on hold
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise consisting of 108 movements. Men and women of all ages can practice these non-strenuous, flowing and relaxing movements to regain their natural health and remain in good physical condition. It relieves stress, improves concentration, perception and balance.

 

Stay Fit for Golf

Wednesday @9:00am     Summer Session – on hold
Leader: Janet Hayley
For all those avid golfers that have had to put away their clubs as the season ends we are offering a fitness class that will maintain, or perhaps improve, your stamina, flexibility, and core strength. By participating in this class, you will be better able to pick up your clubs and enjoy your golf game without all of the initial aches and pains. Higher fitness levels also reduce recovery time, thereby letting golfers enjoy more frequent rounds of golf. The repetitive nature of the golf swing predisposes golfers to injury and a conditioning pro-gram can alleviate this problem.

 

 

Chair Yoga/Gentle Exercise

Wednesday @10:00am
Leader: Barbara Roch
Class focusses on flexibility, and strengthening of limbs, breathing exercises and relaxation utilizing a chair.

 

Dynamic Stretch

Thursday @9:00
Leader: Christine Peets
This class will enhance your strength, fexibility, and balance. Following a five-minute warm-up, we will do 20 minutes of strength training using our own body weight, free-weights, resistance bands, and stability balls. We will then switch to 20 minutes of dynamic stretching, which will elongate muscles while also strengthening them. These exercises will be done on mats, with the use of chairs and occasional props, e.g. resistance bands. We will end with a five-minute cool-down.

 

Men’s Fitness

Thursday @11:10 – 11:50  located off-site at Zeal Health & Fitness Studio
Leader: Jeff Cammarrt
This offering is specifically and comprises a 30 minute weight program with a 10 minute stretch. Weights and stability balls are utilized with some mat work.

 

Muscle Madness

Friday @9:00am
Leader: Kimberley Sledz
This activity is for those who wish to challenge themselves, to improve their all over fitness and have fun while doing so. Program strategies include High-intensity interval training (HIIT), Kick Boxing, Stability ball and Core strengthening through a variety of exercises. These short, intense workouts provide improved athletic capacity and condition, improved glucose metabolism, and improved fat burning. Mat and floor exercises are included.