Tuesdays at 12:00pm – located off-site at RC Legion
Leader: Tricia Cammaart
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.
Thursdays at 12:00pm
Leader: Wendy Lavigueur
Chair yoga is a great way for older adults to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga. It also makes yoga accessible to more people. The benefits of chair yoga for older adults includes loosening and stretching painful muscles, reducing chronic pain, decreasing stress, and improving circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps lower blood pressure, protects joints, and builds strength and balance.
Strength & Core – Paused until further notice
Monday and Wednesdays @8:45 – 9:45am
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.
Monday @10AMLeader: Mary Van Baal
We’ll begin with some gentle warm-ups, progressing into slightly more invigorating exercises. The main part of the workout will consist of moves that can be done at YOUR level: just stepping on the floor or using steps (with or without risers), depending on your fitness level. There will be added repetition so that there aren’t a lot of quick changes to the actions. Your heart will benefit from the moves depending on your exertion. There will be no work on the mat. We’ll conclude with balances and standing stretches.
Cardio Hearty Hearts
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 Kick Boxing
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.
Ball, Core ‘n’ More
Leader: Mary Van Baal
Starting with a variety of warm-up moves, we will then begin to focus on the ball for more warm-up then other exercises that will maintain or improve your upper and lower body muscles. Core work will be done both with the ball and with exercises on the mat. This is based on the Tone and Sculpt class. Sometimes we’ll incorporate the use of equipment like weights or stretch bands. We’ll end with stretch exercises and a relaxation technique.
Essentrics ABC: AGING BACKWARDS
Leader: Christine Peets
This is a dynamic, flowing, stretching and strengthening program that draws on Tai Chi, ballet, and physiotherapy, geared to anyone who needs a gentler approach to exercise, including seniors. Participants will loosen tight muscles and stiff joints; increase flexibility, mobility, and strength; relieve pain; improve posture and balance; and have more energy. The class is done in bare or socked feet, standing on yoga mats for stability and using chairs, resistance bands, and yoga props for support.
Qi Gong – Not running in January
Tuesday & Friday @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”
Casual 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.
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.
Beginner Weight lifting
Leader: Margo De France
Beginners Weight Training. A strength class that works the upper and lower body using free weights together with mat work. There is also a sitting option. The moves are slow and controlled. You will participate in strength building exercises that will increase muscular endurance and assist in increasing muscle mass that we lose as we grow older.
Wednesdays at 12:00pm located off-site at RC Legion
Leader: Tricia Cammaart
Looking for an exciting way to blend strength, flexibility, and overall health? If you said yes, then this is for you! Fusion is a fun, effective and safe class blending Yoga/Fitness, Pilates, Barre and Tai Chi! It is a fun and creative functional training program for the mind and body. This class will be 45 minutes long and will feature a Tai Chi and Yoga Fit style warm-up, then move into standing Barre and Pilates work, we will then make our way down to the mat for more Pilates with a core focus and finish off with a Yoga Fit and Pilates cool down