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, September 4- December 11   Time: 10:00 am Intermediate Class
Begins: Tuesday, September 4- December 11   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 5 – December 12
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 11:30 am
Instructor: Della Howg  *No Class on Oct 24 or Nov 7

 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 11- December 18
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 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  *No class on October 24- Housing Fair

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 25 – November 27
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 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 6- Dec 6
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. *No class on November 15- Sgt. Wilson Army Show

Tai Chi for Health, Balance, and Relaxation
Tai Chi, a mind-body exercise, is gentle flowing and low impact. This 6 week class will practice breathing and meditation techniques and a six form Tai Chi routine. 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.
Begins: Monday, Nov. 5 – Dec. 17   Time: 11:30am      Beginner Class
Fee:Members $25.00   Non-Members: $45.00  Instructor: Christine Curteanu
Location:  West Community Room    *No Class on November 12

Keep Fit – Adapted Aerobic Class *
This class is geared toward a gradual and safe improvement in fitness levels. Class instruction will focus on aerobic conditioning and toning, with a focus on increasing agility and balance. This is a fun, safe, enjoyable effective exercise class specifically designed for the active senior. Please see below for the fee for this class.
Begins: Tuesday, Sept. 11 – Dec. 4         Location:  Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 11:00 am                  *No Class Nov 27– Health Fair                   
*This class is FULL – Please watch for future dates

Keep Fit – Strength & Flexibility Class *
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.
Begins: Thursday, Sept. 13 – Dec. 6                Location: Multi-Purpose Hall                   Time: 11:00 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby                     *No Class Nov. 15 – Sgt. Wilson Army Show    
*This class is FULL – Please watch for future dates

Fee: Members $20.00 (September – December) *This class is for Members Only. The fee of $20.00 is for both the Tuesday and Thursday Class from Sept – Dec, 2018. For a complete workout, both Keep Fit Classes complement each other. 

NEW Keep Fit – Combo Afternoon Class
This is a combination of the above two classes on one afternoon taught by the same instructor.
Begins: Tuesday, Oct. 23 – Dec 4
Fee: Members $10.00
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
This is for Members Only, no drop-ins        * No class on Nov. 27—Health Fair

Gentle/Stability Yoga
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.

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 Gentle, Stability,  Chair Yoga 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 (Gentle Yoga and Stability Yoga) 20 Students (Chair Yoga)

Session 1
Monday Class: Yoga
Begins: Monday, September 10 Ends: October 22
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am No Class on October 8
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Monday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Monday, September 10 Ends: October 22
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am No Class on October 8
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Stability Yoga
Begins Friday, Sept 14 Ends: Oct 19
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Friday, September 14 Ends: October 19
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Session 2
*Monday Class: Gentle Yoga
Begins: Monday, October 29 Ends: December 3
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am   No Class on November 12
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*Please note Monday Session 2 Gentle Yoga is only 5 weeks long.

*Monday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Monday, October 29 Ends: December 3
Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am   No Class on November 12
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*Please note Monday Session 2 Chair Yoga is only 5 weeks long.

Friday Class: Stability Yoga
Begins: Friday, October 26 Ends: November 30
Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Chair Yoga
Begins: Friday, October 26 Ends: November 30
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.
*This class will be offered in February of 2019.*

Guided Meditation
Feeling stressed by life’s unpredictable events? Stress no more in this Guided Meditation with Ashley Kern, Program Coordinator at Nord-Bridge Senior’s Centre! We will be working on progressive relaxation, guided imagery, and mindfulness. Newcomers welcome to join, no experience required. This class will be done seated in a chair for 45 minutes, please wear loose clothing. My hope for the end is to feel rejuvenated, relaxed, and at peace. Sign up at Front Reception Desk, and ask Ashley for more information.
Begins: Wednesday, Oct. 3 – Dec. 5            Time: 9:00– 9:45 am
Location: South View Room
Fee: Members: $20.00    Non-Members: $40.00

POUND® 55+ – Melanie Hillaby
This energizing seated workout combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with Yoga and Pilates-inspired movements on a chair or standing. 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.

Active POUND® 55+
Begins: Wed., Oct 10- Dec 5           Time: 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Location:  Multi – Purpose Hall
*No Class Nov. 7- General Meeting

Seated POUND® 55+
Begins: Thurs., October 11- Nov 29      Time: 10:00-10:45 am
Location: West Community Room
Fee: Members: $32.00         Non-Members: $48.00
*This class is FULL-Please watch for future dates*