Fitness

B-Fit for Seniors (Currently Not Offered)

This program is especially designed for older adults to improve their cardiovascular activity, flexibility, range of motion, balance, coordination, muscle strength and endurance, all while having fun to great music. The first 30 minutes of the class will consist of a warm-up, a very low impact cardio workout, a cool-down and gentle stretching, followed by muscle conditioning using resistance bands and finishing with nice stretching and relaxation.

Instructor: Silvina Holzman bio
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General Muscular Strength Conditioning Class (Currently Not Offered)

Participants will get a full body workout designed to hit every muscle group, using a variety of portable equipment such as Dynabands (must supply own resistance bands), hand weights & body weight exercises. Modifications & alternate exercises will be provided if participants cannot do floor work.In addition, participants will be introduced to some variety in formats ocasionally (circuits, MITT).

Instructor: Suni Matthews

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PAL/FGMBC Pickleball 55+ Mixed (Currently Not Offered)

Pickleball is a paddleball sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net.

Convener: Jerry Johnstone

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Yogalates: All Levels (On-Line)

Yogalates is a challenging and active class combining the strengthening of the whole body, including the core while stretching and using breathing techniques to leave you feeling energized and strong.  Please tell the instructor if you have any injuries.

Instructor: Stefanie Baranowski

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Older Adults Resistance/Weight Training (On-Line)

This one hour class is designed to slow down the loss of muscle mass and strength, which comes as a natural result of the aging process.

The class starts with a warm up and quickly moves into strength training where exercises are performed for all the large muscle groups. A combination of body weight and hand weights are used to do the varied exercises with a variety of games played to work on balance, coordination and reaction time. The last part of the class is used to stretch out and relax all the muscles in the upper and lower body and bring our heart rate back to its normal level.

The major benefit of this class is the building of stronger muscles and bones. Other benefits include better health, improved fitness, better self-esteem and feeling more energetic. This class will keep you active which is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle.

Instructor:  Monique Bohemier  

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Seniors Fitness (Not Currently Offered)

This 60-minute class will help you to stay healthy and independent through exercise that will challenge your cardiovascular system and balance as well as your muscle conditioning through strength training and stretching exercises. This class will start with a warm-up, pre-cardio and cardio exercises, followed by muscle conditioning and balance exercises and will conclude with a cool down and relaxation. Heart rate will be monitored at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of each class. Participants should wear comfortable shoes that provide good cushioning and support, such as running or walking shoes. No sandals or open-toed shoes allowed.

Instructor: Eleanor Single bio
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Zumba for Seniors (On-Line)

Zumba for Seniors is an exciting low-impact dance exercise class which combines Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow steps such as cha-cha, mambo, salsa and much more! It is designed for the beginner exerciser and active older adults. IN Fall 2020, program is offered Tuesdays at 11:30 am and Thursdays at 1 pm.

Instructor: Christy Rae    

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PAL Urban Poling

Urban poling (also known as Nordic walking)—think cross-country skiing without the skis—has toning, calorie-burning and posture benefits that have made it popular in Europe for decades and a new workout favourite in Canada. Just grab your poles and go!

Poles provided by PAL (limited supply). A deposit is required.

Convenor: Sandra Sukhan

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