Come join Nicole Leask and Jeannie Schweitzer for a 60 minute exercise class set to a variety of tunes including accelerated cardiovascular activity, range of motion, strength training, flexibility training. Participants may sit in a chair or stand depending on their level of comfort. You’ll be surprised at the gains you make from these ‘simple’ exercises you can do at your own pace.
September: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 AM-NOON at the Legion (Jeannie will teach Mondays starting Sept 18, Nicky will be running all other classes in September)
Fridays at the Legion TBA
Allen Stanton will be leading Brain Gym, which improves whole brain learning through movement and The Energy Routine which is designed to stimulate the vital energy systems of the body. We will move on to Balance and Core activities which stimulate Upper Body, Abdomen and Lower Body movements. We will be strengthening your Mind, and Body with simply, fun movements.
BALANCE, CORE STRENGTH AND BONE HEALTH - Registration Required
A class, geared towards the moderately fit, active senior.
Come prepared to work hard and have fun.Participants with Osteoporosis should consult with their GP prior to attending class.
If you have hand weights you are comfortable using please bring them along. Sponsored by Quadra Circle.
Sheelagh Elmitt is a retired Physiotherapist who is a strong advocate for the maintenance of an active lifestyle with all its holistic benefits.
Tuesdays Sept 12th - Dec 12th, 10-11:30 AM Quadra Community Centre Room 3
Zoom Chair Aerobics
Join Jane West for a 60 minute seated exercise class via Zoom from the comfort of your home. This class is set to modern music and includes accelerated cardiovascular activity, range of motion, strength training, flexibility training. There is also opportunity for light resistance training with small weights or resistance bands. Participants may sit in a chair or stand depending on their comfort.
Pre-registration will be required to get a ZOOM link for this class, TBA
Chair Yoga/ Qi Gong
Join a variety of instructors for this combination chair class. YOGA is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India and aimed to control and still the mind. QI GONG is a holistic system of health maintenance that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and focused intention. This is an excellent form of exercise for seniors because of its gentle and soothing nature.
Fridays 11-NOON LEGION (starting Sept 23) Fridays classe are Chair Yoga with Sara from Sound Seed Yoga until mid-October, Trinity will begin her combination Qi Gong/Chair Yoga classes mid-Oct to mid-December.
Ping - Pong is a lively game, yet it’s playable at the pace the competitors choose. In other words, because there are so many ways to benefit from the game, it’s not necessary to go full-tilt to enjoy it. The intensity of a good Ping - Pong game can be an excellent cardiovascular workout for seniors. Stiff muscles and tight ligaments are put to work, and strengthening them will help reduce the risk for falls.
Wednesdays Quadra Community Centre Main Hall, 3:00-4:30 PM starting Sept 13th and Ending December 13th
Somatics is a gentle, slow movement modality that relies more on awareness of muscle tension than exercise. It is a means of bringing back voluntary control of forgotten muscles that results in improved posture, pain relief and increased freedom of movement. It is done mainly lying down so participants need to be able to get up and down from the floor. The ability to lie on one's back and tummy is needed.
Thursdays Sept 21 - Dec 14 11:00-12:30 PM Quadra Community Centre, Room 3
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent or delay many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others. Choose from a variety of drop-in classes or pre-registered events. All classes are BY DONATION.
FOR ALL REGISTRATION CONTACT:
Seniors Activity Centre Coordinator