Monday and Friday@10:00am Leader: Lynda Whalen
Tuesday @12:30pm 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
Monday, and Thursday @8am in September
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday @8am starting October
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.
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.
Leader: Kimberley Sledz
This activity is for those who wish to challenge themselves, to improve their overall 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 fat burning. Mat and floor exercises are included.
Core & Strength
Leader: Janet Hayley
This class was previously known as “Stay Fit for Golf” and continues many of the same exercises. The focus of this class is overall strength and 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. Strong core muscles make it easier to do many physical activities.
Thursday @11:10 – 11:50 – 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.
Tone & Sculpt
Tuesday and Friday @11am
Leader: Bonnie McTaggert
This class is designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture, balance and coordination. You will be energized utilizing exercises based upon pilates, yoga and strength training. There are floor exercises.
Tuesday @10 and Thursday @9:00
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.
Beginner class @9:30 – located off-site at Trinity United
Intermediate @10:30 – 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 @10:00 – 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. Classes can accommodate all levels of student experience & understanding.
Chair Yoga/Gentle Exercise
Leader: Barbara Roch
Class focusses 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 backbends. 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.
Monday and Thursday @11:00 – located offsite at KL Fitness
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!
Tuesday @2 – 3:30pm – located off-site at KL Fitness
Leader: Doris Dube
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 @9:00 – 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.