Monday & Friday @11am
Leader: Susan Crevier
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 health limitations, with modifications made for osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, or injury. There is no mat or floor exercises; chairs are utilized for support
Strength and Cardio
Tuesday and Friday @7:45am
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.
Step and Pump
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.
Core & Strength
Monday, Wednesday & Friday@9:00am
Leader: Kimberley Sledz
A dynamic full body strength class incorporating with the focus on core training utilizing weights, bands, and mat work. Core strength exercises strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. A strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities.
Essentrics Gentle Stretch
Leader: Christine Peets
This class will enhance your strength, flexibility, and balance. These exercises will be done on mats, with the use of chairs and occasional props. A dynamic workout inspired by the teachings of Miranda Esmonde-White that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean, long muscles. A workout that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body. You may experience some muscle fatigue during or after the class.
Essentrics Tone & Stretch
Leader: Christine Peets
Each class will be comprised of a mix of standing and floor (mat) exercises that will simultaneously strengthen and stretch all 650 muscles. Essentrics improves posture, balance, flexibility, and body awareness. The exercises also help with pain relief and weight loss. All exercises are done in bare or socked feet. Those with chronic pain issues are better suited to Dynamic Stretch.
Leader: Tammy Miller-Toledo
Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises.
It is a holistic system of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi), translated as “life energy”
Wednesday 9:30am-10:15am – located offsite at Zeal
Leader: Jeff Cammarrt
Located off-site at Zeal Health & Fitness Studio
This offering is specifically for our male members and comprises a 30 minute weight program with a 10 minute stretch. Weights and stability balls are utilized with some mat work.
Beginners @9:30am – located off-site at Trinity United
Intermediates @10:30am – located off-site at Trinity United
Leader: Dorothy Day
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.
Tuesday @10:00am-11:30am – located offsite at RC Legion, Mill St
Leader: Wendy Lavigueur
Thursday @10:00am-11:30am – located on-site
Leader: Mary Lynn Cotton
Yoga is designed to enhance circulation, improve ﬂexibility, and calm your nervous system through exercise and efﬁcient breathing techniques. Classes can accommodate all levels of student experience & understanding. Please bring your own mat.
Chair Yoga/Gentle Exercise
Leader: Mary Lynn Cotton
Class focuses on flexibility, and strengthening of limbs, breathing exercises and relaxation utilizing a chair. Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild back bends. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, and a sense of well-being.
Thursday @11:00am – located offsite at RC Legion, Mill St
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!
Line Dancing Not Available
Tuesday @2-3:30pm – located off-site at RC Legion, Mill St
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.
Nordic Pole Walking
Monday @9:00am – Outdoors, Weather Permitting
Leader: Lillie Normand & Christine Peets
This is an outdoor activity that continues year round, 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 is 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.