Zumba

Tuesdays 11:15am & Thursdays 10:45am –  located off-site at RC Legion
Leader: Michelle Banks

Zumba is a fitness program that uses music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness.

Strength & Core

Monday & Wednesdays @9:00am
Leader: Kimberley Sledz 

A dynamic full body strength class with a focus on core training utilizing weights, bands, stability balls 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.  

Cardio Hearty Hearts

Monday @11am
Thursday @9am

Leader: Wanda Amey

This motivating class is geared to all abilities and fitness levels and is aimed at increasing the overall functional mobility and endurance of participants. The class starts with a gentle warm-up, followed by a fun, low impact aerobic segment geared to maintaining a strong cardio-vascular system, and improving balance and coordination. Motivating music keeps the class fun and keeps participants working within their fitness level. Although the class is geared to level 1 fitness participants, more challenging modifications are offered for those participants who want to work a little harder. Hand weights are used to strengthen muscles and joints.  Balance training is a part of every class. Chairs will be available if needed for extra support, although most of the class is performed standing. The class concludes with a gentle stretch to improve joint mobility, and leaves participants feeling refreshed! No mat exercises. 

Cardio and Core 

Tuesday @11:00
Instructor: Wanda Amey

This class is much like the regular Cardio Hearty Hearts class however it does include some additional floor/mat work.

Cardio Kick Boxing

Friday @9am 

Leader: Meighen Hodgen, Diamond Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts 

Cardio kickboxing is a group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout. Boxing gloves are encouraged but not mandatory. Available for purchase at Diamond Fitness.    

Tone & Sculpt

Tuesday & Friday @9am
Leader: Bonnie McTaggart 

This intermediate level, osteoporosis- friendly class is focussed on strength, flexibility, balance, and co-ordination. Participants will stretch and strengthen their major muscle groups through range of motion exercises using hand weights and exercises performed on floor mats. Stability balls, used for the warm- up, add interest and fun to the class. Strengthen your core while protecting your back. After the workout, you will feel stronger and more graceful. Come out, enjoy the background music and give it a try! 

Essentrics ABC® ZOOM – Offered in person also

Friday @10:15am
Leader: Christine Peets 

Essentrics® is a dynamic stretching and strengthening program that draws on the flowing movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy.  The Aging Backwards® program, geared to anyone who needs a gentler approach to exercise, will improve flexibility, mobility, range of motion and balance. Each class will restore, rebalance and rejuvenate your entire body. Exercises are performed standing in bare feet or socks, with options for floor work, using a chair, and occasional props. Participants may wish to bring their own mat.  

Essentrics ABC

Monday @10am
Leader: Christine Peets 

Essentrics® is a dynamic stretching and strengthening program that draws on the flowing movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy.  The Aging Backwards® program, geared to anyone who needs a gentler approach to exercise, will improve flexibility, mobility, range of motion and balance. Each class will restore, re-balance and rejuvenate your entire body. Exercises are performed standing in bare feet or socks, with options for floor work, using a chair, and occasional props. Participants may wish to bring their own mat.  

Qi Gong

Tuesday & Thursday @10am
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”  

Tai Chi

Monday and Wednesdays @10am– located off-site at RC Legion
Leader: Duanne Gilbert & Neil Hopper 

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. 

Fitness for Men 

Monday & Wednesday @9am – located Diamond Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts
Leader: Meighen Hodgen 

Join this group especially for the gents. The Men’s Fitness group meets at Diamond Fitness twice weekly to run through a circuit training designed to be adaptive to your potential. Multiple stations are provided to ensure that all areas of the body are targeted for strength and balance. 

Yoga 

Tuesday @9:30am-11:00am– located offsite at RC Legion, Mill St.
Leader: Wendy Lavigueur 

Yoga will 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. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body.  

Nordic Pole Walking  

Monday @9:00 – Outdoors, Weather Permitting
Leader: Lillie Normile  

This is an outdoor activity that continues year-round, weather permitting.  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.