Fitness Programs

*PLEASE NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19.*

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, January 14 – June 2                                  *No class March 24
Time:    10:00 am (Intermediate)                                    Time:11:00 am (Advanced)
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, as well as an excellent exercise for both body and mind. Some experience required. This is a continuation of the Fall 2019 class but there is still room for more dancers. Please come and join us in the fun in the Multi-Purpose Hall!

Begins:    Wednesday, Jan 8 – June 24                             Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time:      11:15 am                                                                   Instructor: Della Howg
*No class March 4 or June 3

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, January 7 – May 26                            Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 7:00 pm                                                                    Instructor: Karen Hooper
Fee: Monthly registration or $5.00 / night
*No class April 7

Tai Chi Club *NEW
Tai Chi, a mind-body exercise, is gentle flowing and low impact. This is for anyone interested in practicing Tai Chi and has previous experience, this is not for beginners. They will practice breathing and various techniques. Many benefits include, 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. This club is for Members Only and payment for this class is $20.00 for the year and can be paid at the Front Reception Desk. This club will be every Monday starting May 4 at 11:15 am in the West Community Room. Any questions, please speak to Ashley Kern, Program Coordinator.

ZUMBA GOLD® *NEW
Join Sheila Mulgrew as she leads you through 45 minutes of Zumba GOLD®! This is for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

Session 1
Begins:     Wednesdays, January 15                                Ends: April 1 *No class March 4
*FREE Demo class on Wednesday, January 8th  – No Sign up required

Session 2             
Begins: Wednesdays, April 8                Ends: June 17
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall               Time: 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Fees: Members: $40.00   Non-Members: $60.00

Exercising with Arthritis
This is a group exercise class focusing on individuals with osteo-arthritis. 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: Tuesdays, January 21– March 24                             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/class

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, January 22– April 8                               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/class

Evening POUND® and Day POUND 55+ with Sheila! NEW
This energizing  workout combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with Yoga and Pilates-inspired movements from a chair or standing. Evening POUND and POUND® 55+, uses 1/4lb drumsticks engineered specially for exercising. This drumming exercise works the shoulders, biceps, triceps, forearms and back. You will increase your rhythm, timing, coordination, speed, agility, and endurance. This work out is easily modifiable and appeals to all ages and abilities. Please bring your own yoga mat for all POUND classes and wear indoor shoes.

Tuesday Evening POUND®
Session 1
Begins: Tuesdays, January 14                                                       Ends: March 24

Session 2
Begins: Tuesdays, March 31                                                           Ends: June 9
Time:    5:15 pm – 6:00 pm                                                            Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee:    Members: $40.00                                                                 Non-Members: $60.00
Drop in Fees: Members: $8.00/class                                           Non-Members: $10.00/class
Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew                       *Please bring your own yoga mat to this class

*FREE Demo class on Tuesday, January 7 at 5:15 pm – No Sign up Required!

Tuesday Active POUND® 55+
Session 1
Begins: Tuesdays, January 14                                                          Ends: March 24

Session 2
Begins: Tuesdays, March 31                                                             Ends: June 9
Time:    9:00 am – 9:45 am                                                              Location: Multi – Purpose Hall
Fee:     Members: $35.00                                                                  Non-Members: $55.00
Drop in Fees: Members: $5.00/class                                           Non-Members: $7.00/class
Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew                         *Please bring your own yoga mat to this class

*FREE Demo class on Tuesday January 7 at 9:00 am – No sign up required!

Wednesday Seated POUND® 55+
Session 1
Begins: Wednesdays, January 8                                                        Ends: March 18

Session 2
Begins: Wednesdays, March 25                                                         Ends: June 3
Time:   9:45 am – 10:30 am                                                               Location: West Community Room
Fee:     Members: $35.00                                                                   Non-Members: $55.00
Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew                           *Please bring your own yoga mat to this class

Keep Fit – Tuesday Aerobics and Thursday Aerobic & Strength Training
Want to tone and shape your muscles? This class is geared to develop muscular strength and endurance. Light hand weights and resistance bands will be utilized in this class. No impact functional exercises will focus on strengthening independence in daily living activities. Please see below for fees. This class can be done either standing or seated.

Tuesday Adapted Aerobics (toning, conditioning, increased agility and balance)
*This class is FULL
Begins: Tuesday, January 7 –  June 16
Time: 11:00 am                                                                                       Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee: $25.00

Thursday Combo (Aerobic & Strength/Flexibility Combined)
Begins: Thursday, January 9 –  June 11
Time: 11:00am                                                                                         Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee: $25.00                                                                                        *No class January 23, June 4 and 18

This class is for Members Only with no drop-ins. $25.00 is for each Tuesday morning or Thursday morning class. For example, for those who wish to register for both Tuesday morning and Thursday morning Keep Fit classes, the cost will be $50.00 to register in both classes.

Tuesday Seated/ Floor Somatics *NEW
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.  This is easily modifiable and can be done seated in a chair or on the floor.

Begins: Tuesday, January 7                                                                      Ends: February 25 (8 weeks)
Time:    10:00 am – 10:45am                                                                    Location: South View Room (Beside the pool room)
Fee:    Members:$40.00                                                                            Non-Members: $60.00
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby                                                                      Maximum Participants: 9

Tuesday Balance and Beyond with Melanie Hillaby *NEW
This is a gentle chair based class that any level of fitness ability can participate in safely. The focus is on balance, strength, and coordination in a fun, guided class. Participants will learn to connect with their bodies, build physical and mental strength and mobility.

Begins: Tuesday, April 28                                                                            Ends: June 16
Time:   10:00 am                                                                                           Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee:     $40.00 Non-Members: $60.00                                                    *Max of 20

Yoga with Melanie Hillaby
Gentle Yoga Offers an opportunity for students to strengthen the body and mind connection. The instructor will explore aging, anatomy, meditation, breathing and relaxation. Vinyasa yoga focuses on guiding the movements through the breath. Slow gentle movements are done in a non-intimidating, friendly manner and modifications are always offered by the instructor. Participants are asked to wear loose clothing & bring a yoga mat. Stability Yoga class focuses on increasing the strength of the ‘core’ muscle group.  Core muscles are the abdominals, glutes & upper legs. They are the key to stability, balance, good posture & aid in the reduction of injuries.  All classes are beginner to intermediate friendly.
Senior 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 find session prices below*

Session 1
Monday Class: Gentle Yoga *This class is FULL
Begins: Monday, January 6             Ends: Feb 24               Time: 9:00 am                  *No Class on Feb 17

Monday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Monday, January 6            Ends: Feb 24                Time: 10:15 am                 *No Class on Feb 17

Tuesday Class: Stability Yoga *NEW THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED*
Begins: Tuesday, January 7            Ends: Feb 18                Time: 10:00 am    
*Only yoga class in the Multi-Purpose Hall

Friday Class: Stability Yoga*This class is FULL
Begins: Friday, January 10            Ends: Feb 21                 Time: 9:00 am

Friday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Friday, January 10           Ends: Feb 21                  Time: 10:15 am

Session 2

Monday Class: Gentle Yoga
Begins: Monday, March 2              Ends: April 20               Time: 9:00 am                *No class April 13

Monday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Monday, March 2              Ends: April 20               Time: 10:15 am

Tuesday Class: Stability Yoga *NEW
Begins: Tuesday, March 10             Ends: April 21                 Time: 10:00 am
*Only yoga class in the Multi-Purpose Hall

Friday Class: Stability Yoga
Begins: Friday, Feb 28                     Ends: April 17               Time: 9:00 am              *No class April 10

Friday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Friday, Feb 28                    Ends: April 17                Time: 10:15 am               *No class April 10

Session 3

Monday Class: Gentle Yoga
Begins: Monday, April 27               Ends: June 15                Time: 9:00 am               *No Class on May 18

Monday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Monday, April 27              Ends: June 15                  Time: 10:15 am              *No Class on May 18

Friday Class: Stability Yoga
Begins: Friday, April 24                 Ends: June 5                     Time: 9:00 am

Friday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Friday, April 24                 Ends: June 5                     Time: 10:15 am

PRICES FOR EACH YOGA SESSION & Maximum Students Allowed are:

7 Week Fee – Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $55.00
Maximum: 14 Students (Gentle Yoga/Stability Yoga) 25 Students (Chair Yoga)

**Please refrain from wearing perfume or any scented products during Gentle, Stability, and Chair Yoga classes.**

*Tuesday Stability Yoga class is the only yoga class in the Multi-Purpose Hall

 

 

 


Contact Info

1904 – 13th Avenue North, Lethbridge

(403) 329-3222

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