Fitness Programs

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. This is a great form of exercise, so come out and try this form of dance!
Begins: Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Nov. 12           Time: 10:00 am   Intermediate Class
Begins: Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Nov. 12           Time: 11:00 am         Advanced Class
Fee: Members: $42.00 Non-Members: $50.00     Instructor: Sandy Nowell
*No class Sept. 24
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.

This class is a continuation of the Winter class — this class is full            *No class November 6

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, Sept. 10 – Dec. 17               Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time:  6:15pm for Beginners NEW and 7:00 pm for Advanced
Instructor: Karen Hooper
Fee: Monthly registration or $5.00 / night
*No class September 17

Beginners 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 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.

Session 1  Begins:  Monday, September 9 – October 21
Time: 11:15am
Fee: Members $30.00   Non-Members: $50.00
Location:  West Community Room
*No Class on Oct. 14

Session 2  Begins: Monday, October 28 – Dec 9
Time: 11:15 am
Fee: Members $30.00   Non-Members: $50.00
Location:  West Community Room           Instructor: Christine Curteanu
*No Class on Nov 11

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!
Begins:     Wednesdays, Sept.  11 – Oct. 30      Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time:        8:45 am – 9:30 am                              Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew
Fee: Members: $40.00   Non-Members: $60.00
Drop-in: $7.00 M  $9.00 NM
*FREE Demo class on Wednesday, September 4th – No Sign up required!

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.

Evening POUND® NEW
Begins: Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 29               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
*No class Sept. 17

*FREE Demo class on Tuesday, September 3 at 5:15 pm – No Sign up Required!

Seated POUND® 55+
Begins: Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30         Time: 9:45 am– 10:30 am
Location: West Community Room
Fee: Members: $35.00  Non-Members: $55.00
Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew

*FREE Demo class on Wednesday, September 4-No Sign up Required!

Active POUND® 55+
Begins: Thursdays: Sept. 12- Oct. 31     Time: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Location: Multi – Purpose Hall           Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew
Fee: Members: $35.00  Non-Members: $55.00

*FREE Demo class on Thursday, Sept. 5 – No sign up required!

*No drop-ins allowed in Seated or Active POUND classes.

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: Tuesday, Sept. 24- Nov. 19                  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, Sept. 25 – Nov 20          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

Senior Chair Yoga / Somatics NEW

This is a combination class for all levels. Melanie brings together the stability and body awareness of somatics with the strength and movement of yoga. With the use of a chair, participants work at their own pace building stability in their core while incorporating pain-free muscle contractions and releases of somatics. Participants will work with their own individual body mobility and flows through gentle movements and end in relaxation. Please see below for dates and pricing.

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. Please see below for fees of the classes.

Session 1:

Monday Class: Gentle Yoga
Begins: Monday, Sept. 23- Nov. 4                  Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am                                                   Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*No Class on October 14

Monday Class: Chair Yoga/Somatics (See class description below)
Begins: Monday, Sept. 23 -Nov. 4                    Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am                                                  Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*No Class on October 14

Friday Class: Stability Yoga
Begins: Friday, Sept. 20-Nov. 1                        Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am                                                     Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*No class October 11

Friday Class: Chair Yoga (See class description below)
Begins: Friday, Sept.  20- Nov. 1                      Location: West Community Room
Time:   10:15 am                                                Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
*No class October 11

Session 2:

*Monday Class: Gentle Yoga
Begins: Monday, Nov. 18- Dec. 16                  Location: West Community Room
Time: 9:00 am                                                    Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

*Monday Class: Chair Yoga/Somatics (See class description below)
Begins: Monday, Nov. 18 Ends: Dec. 16         Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:15 am                                                   Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

*Please note Monday Session 2 Gentle Yoga and Chair are only 5 weeks long.  Fee adjustment below.

Friday Class: Stability Yoga
Begins: Friday, Nov 8- Dec 13                         Location: West Community Room
Time:  9:00 am                                                   Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

Friday Class: Chair Yoga (See class description on pg 15)
Begins: Friday, Nov. 8-Dec. 13                         Location: West Community Room
Time:   10:15 am                                                Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

PRICES FOR EACH YOGA SESSION & Maximum Students Allowed are:

6 Week Fee – Members: $30.00 Non-Members: $50.00
5 Week fee– Members: $26.00 Non-Members: $46.00

Maximum: 14 Students (Gentle Yoga/Stability Yoga) 25 Students (Chair Yoga/Somatics)

**Please refrain from wearing perfume during Gentle, Stability, and Chair Yoga/Somatics classes.**

Floor 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.

Begins: Thursdays, Sept. 26 – Oct. 31            Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am                              Instructor: Melanie Hillaby
Fee: Members $40.00 Non-members $60.00

Prep to POUND 55+® – Melanie Hillaby NEW

Prep to POUND still fuses cardio interval training with drumming to provide a challenging, Heart-Pumping  workout. Prep to pound however is focused on learning what the safe forms are in the movements and how to maintain them through-out your workout. We take into consideration individual options while pounding to great songs in our own safe way standing or seated. This class offers more of an individual base adaption but still with challenging choreography for the mind. This class teaches individual members to listen to there bodies by adapting any movements as needed without loosing the opportunity to participate and still increasing their fitness while having fun! Helps with recovery, mental health, reduces blood pressure, builds muscle mass/bones strong, improves breathing and maintains immune functioning.

Begins: Thursday, Nov. 7- Dec. 12                  Location: West Community Room
Time: 10:00 am- 10:45 am                                Insturctor: Melanie Hillaby
Fee: Members: $30.00 Non-members: $50.00

Keep Fit – Aerobics and 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)
Begins: Tuesday, Sept. 24 –  Dec. 17              Location: Multi-Purpose Hall        Time: 11:00 am
Fee: $25.00

Thursday Combo (Aerobic & Strength/Flexibility Combined)
Begins: Thursday, Sept. 26 –  Dec. 19             Location: Multi-Purpose Hall       Time: 11:00 am
Fee: $25.00
*No class November 28

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.

Beginners Ball Room Dancing

Are you looking for a fun, low impact exercise where you can feel confident and active while meeting new people? Ballroom dancing  is a wonderful exercise for all abilities. This type of dance is very versatile with many versions including: The Foxtrot, The Jive, Waltz, Rumba etc. Dancing also creates many health benefits including: improved balance, strength, endurance, coordination, & flexibility, improved motor skills, improved cardiovascular and bone health, better memory, stress relief, better sleep, and increased social connectivity!
All dance movements taught in this class can be modified to suit different ability levels. Come to class dressed in comfortable shoes and clothes for easy movement! This class is for members ONLY. *Please sign up on beside the Front Reception Desk. Prices and times will be announced closer to October.

 


Contact Info

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(403) 329-3222

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