Fitness Programs

Clogging
Clogging is an American folk dance that is similar to tap dancing.  Clogging is done to almost any kind of upbeat music. Country and traditional bluegrass music are the most popular types of music for clogging.  The activity is a great form of exercise, so come out and try this form of dance.
Begins: Tuesday, Sept 12 Time: 10:00 am Intermediate Class
Begins: Tuesday, Sept 12 Time: 11:00 am Advanced Class
Fee: Members: $42.00 Non-Members: $50.00
Instructor: Sandy Nowell
Drop In Fee: $5.00 Members $6.00 Non-Members
Location: West Community Room

Line Dancing (AM Class)
Line Dancing is a relaxed and fun form of country and western dancing, and you don’t need a partner.  Also, it is excellent exercise for both body and mind. Just one stipulation – you MUST  enjoy music (The group dances to various music types, not just country)! Join in or just drop by to enjoy the music.
Begins: Wednesday, September 6
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Della Howg

 Social Line Dancing (PM Class)
Steps are simple and don’t involve dancing with a partner.  Basic line dance focuses on movement of the legs and feet with more advanced dances including the arms and hands.  Come join in for some fun and exercise.
Begins: Tuesday, September 12
Location: West Community Room
Time: 7:00 pm
Instructor: Karen Hooper
Fee: Monthly registration or $5.00 / night

Fitball
As a partnership between Nord-Bridge Senior Centre and Alberta Health Services, this group exercise class will involve a variety of movements intended to stimulate the mind & body by using a combination of tools, including fitballs, tennis balls and bodyweight resistance. Build confidence in your strength & balance while you challenge yourself within your individual level of fitness & coordination.
Begins: Wednesdays, September 27 – December 6
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: TJ Dunn (AHS)
Fee: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $55.00
Drop-in: Members: $4.00/class Non-Members: $6.00

Exercising with Arthritis
This is a group exercise class focusing on individuals with osteoarthritis.  The class is offered in a partnership between Alberta Health Services and Nord-Bridge.  The instructor TJ Dunn is a Kinesiologist with Alberta Health Services.  TJ will teach participants various strengthening and “range of movement” exercises.   Along with the exercises, an education component will be taught to help participants manage their chronic condition.
Begins: Tuesday, September 26 – December 5
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: TJ Dunn (AHS)
Fee: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $55.00
Drop-in: Members: $4.00/class Non-Members: $6.00

ZUMBA
Join Jeannie Williamson as she leads you through an hour of Zumba!  Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements.  Zumba uses a mix of Latin and International music to create a dynamic, exciting, fun and effective cardio workout!  This class is designed to utilze an interval training format, combining various rhythms with movements.  ZUMBA® is for all people, ages and fitness levels!
Begins: Thursdays, September 7
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Instructor: Jeannie Williamson
Fee: $8.00/class or purchase a session pass – please see instructor for details.

 Beginner’s Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi, a mind-body exercise is a recognized part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It has proven health benefits: Increased muscle strength and bone density, lower blood pressure, improved        balance, coordination and flexibility, reduced pain and stiffness, increased immunity, stress reduction and mental peace.  Tai Chi is slow, gentle, flowing and low impact.  This 6 week class will practice breathing and meditation techniques and a six form Tai Chi routine.
Begins: Mondays, Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 16, 23
Location: West Community Room
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Christine Curteanu
Fee: Members $25.00  Non-Members: $45.00 *No Class on October 9

Qigong
Qigong, a self healing art is a part of traditional Chinese medicine.  Qigong means “working with vital energy or life force”.  Qigong exercises improve memory, immunity, balance, coordination, circulation, bone density and overall mental health.  This six week class will practice mindfulness, meditation, breathing techniques and Qigong stretching exercises.
Begins: Mondays, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11
Location: West Community Room
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Christine Curteanu
Fee: Members: $25.00 Non-Members: $45.00

Yoga / Pilates
This class offers an opportunity for students to strengthen the body and mind connection. The instructor will explore aging, anatomy, meditation, breathing and relaxation. Asanas [postures adopted in performing hatha yoga] are slow gentle movements done in a non-intimidating, friendly manner. Participants are asked to wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat.  Pilates class focuses on increasing the strength of the ‘core’ muscle group.  Core muscles are the abdominals, glutes, and upper legs.  They are the key to stability, balance, good posture and also aid in the reduction of injuries.  All Pilates classes are beginner to intermediate friendly.

Seniors Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga is the term generally used to describe a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  Chair yoga has helped people with the symptoms of many health issues including: Hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, vertigo (medical), multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, clinical depression, and chronic pain.  Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available.  Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a Chair Yoga  class.  Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated, and prone postures.  Most of these classes use the chair only, due to the difficulty of getting down or up from the floor.

**Please refrain from wearing perfume during Yoga & Pilates classes.**

PRICES FOR EACH YOGA SESSION & Maximum Students Allowed are:

6 Week Fee – Members: $30.00 Non-Members: $50.00
5 Week Fee – Members: $27.00  Non-Members: 47.00
Maximum: 14 Students (Yoga & Pilates) 20 Students (Chair Yoga)

Session 1
Monday Class: Yoga
Begins: Monday, September 11 Ends: October 23
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am No Class on October 9
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Monday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Monday, September 11 Ends: October 23
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am No Class on October 9
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Wednesday Class: Yoga
Begins: Wednesday, Sept 13 Ends: Oct 18
Location: West Community Room
Time: 8:45 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Pilates
Begins: Friday, September 15 Ends: October 20
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Friday, September 15 Ends: October 20
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Session 2
*Monday Class: Yoga
Begins: Monday, October 30 Ends: December 4
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am No Class on November 13
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*Please note Monday Session 2 Yoga is only 5 weeks long.

*Monday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Monday, October 30 Ends: December 4
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am No Class on November 13
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*Please note Monday Session 2 Chair Yoga is only 5 weeks long.

Wednesday Class: Yoga
Begins: Wednesday, Oct 25 Ends: Nov 29
Location: West Community Room
Time: 8:45 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Pilates
Begins: Friday, October 27 Ends: December 1
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Friday, October 27 Ends: December 1
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Somatics
Somatics is a complement to any activity you participate in and helps improve your daily functional movements.  As you explore the movements of Somatics you are connecting the body and mind through movement and meditation. As we bring awareness to our bodies (Soma’s) we can then help  relieve pain, recover from injury, reduce stress and maximize flexibility. These exercises do not just address the body’s movement gateways as we walk and breath, but how we carry our stress and tension that leads into chronic neck, shoulders, hips and low back pain.  We as individuals view ourselves from the inside looking out otherwise the distinction between mind and body disappears. “We are our own best healers”.  Somatics is great for MS, Stroke recovery, chronic pain, migraines and much more.  Note: This class requires participants to do mat work on the floor. The instructor is able to assist participants getting down / up from mats.
Session 1 Begins: Thursday,  October 12 – November 30 (8 weeks)
Location: West Community Room Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Fee: Members: $60.00 Non-Members: $80.00
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

 

 


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1904 – 13th Avenue North, Lethbridge

(403) 329-3222

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