Fitness

Paid Fitness Classes

*For all of the courses below, current 2024 memberships must be paid in order to receive the membership discount.

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, Jan. 9 – June 4
Time: 10:30 am *New 45 min classes (Beginner/ Intermediate)
Time: 11:15 am *New 45 min. Classes  (Advanced)
Fee:      Members: $42.00 Non-Members: $50.00
Drop In Fee: $5.00 Members $6.00 Non-Members
Location: West Community Room
Instructor: Sandy Nowell

 

Line Dancing with Diane
Line Dancing is a relaxed and fun afternoon with a variety of music and is an excellent exercise for both body and mind. These classes are meant for all levels (please see below). Please wear non marking footwear and bring your water bottle. Please come and join us in the fun every week! NEW Absolute Beginners is for those that have no previous line dance experience and are just wanting to learn the basics.

Monday AM Intermediate Class Begins:  Jan. 8 (throughout year)  *No class Feb. 19, Apr. 1, & May 20
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time:   10:00 am—11:30 am
Fee: Drop in: $4.00 Members $5.00 Non Members

Monday PM Beginners Class
Session 1 Begins: Jan. 8 – Mar. 25 *No class Feb. 19
Session 2 Begins: Apr. 8 – June 24 *No class May 20 CANCELLED
Location: West Community Room
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fee: $40 for Members $50 Non Members (no drop ins allowed Max. 12)

Thursday Advanced Class Begins: Jan. 11 (throughout year) *No class on June 6th
Location:  Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Fee:  Drop in: $4 for members $5 non members

 

Evening Line Dancing with Karen
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, Jan. 9- May 28
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 7:00 pm
Instructor: Karen Hooper
Fee: $5.00 / night

 

NEW 24 Form Tai Chi Yang Style with Bylinda Mason
Tai Chi, a mind-body exercise, is gentle flowing and low impact. Participants will learn the 24 Tai Chi Yang, along with Qigong 18 Form (Shi Ba Sh). By the end of the 10 weeks participants will be able to perform the 24 Form Tai Chi Yang Style with confidence. 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. Previous knowledge of Tai Chi is required to take this class.

Begins: Tuesday, Jan.  9 – Mar. 12
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 12:45 pm—1:45 pm
Fee: $25.00 Members $45.00 Non-Members *No drop ins allowed

 

NEW Beginners Tai Chi with Bylinda Mason
Tai Chi, a mind-body exercise, is gentle flowing and low impact. This is for beginners. Participants will learn the basic steps and hand movements of Tai Chi along with proper warm up and cool down exercises. By the end of the 10 weeks participants will be able to perform the Simplified Tai Chi Chuan 10 Yang Style and Sun Style. 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. Some knowledge of Tai Chi is recommended but not necessary.

Begins: Tuesday, Apr. 16– June 18
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 12:45 pm—1:45 pm
Fee: $25.00 Members $45.00 Non -Members *No drop ins allowed

 

NEW Exercises with Arthritis
This is a group exercise class focusing on individuals with osteo-arthritis. The Instructor will increase “range of movement” exercises done seated and standing. Along with the exercises, an education component will be taught to help participants manage their chronic condition.

Begins: Tuesday, Feb. 6- June 4 * No class Feb. 27, & Mar. 26
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Time: 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Donna Tiefenbach
Fee: Members Members: $50.00 Non Members: $70.00

 

NEW YMCA Beginners Pickleball
This is the newest partnership between Nord-Bridge and the Cor Van Ray YMCA on the west side of Lethbridge. This is a recreational group for  beginners looking to gain more experience in the game of pickleball. All equipment is provided so come and meet new people while getting some exercise in! No drop ins are allowed so please pre- register for this session starting January 5th online at www.nordbridgeseniors.com or through the YMCA at www,lethbridgeymca.ca.  We are also looking for a spring/ summer convener to help lead this program once a week. If interested please contact Ashley at 403-329-3222.

Begins:    Wednesday, January 10th – June 5th
Location    Cor Van Ray YMCA
Time:    6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor:    Patrick Lapointe & Maurice Aubin
Fee:    Nord-Bridge Members ONLY: $100.00 or FREE for YMCA members

 

Keep Fit – Tuesday Aerobics, Combo, and Thursday 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
Begins: Tuesday, Jan. 9 Ends: June 18  *No class Mar. 5 & 12
Time: 11:00 am Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee:   $45.00

 

NEW Tuesday Afternoon Combo Keep Fit– Cardio & Strength
Begins: Tuesday, Jan. 9 Ends: June 18  *No class Mar. 5 & 12
Time: 2:00 pm Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee:   $45.00

 

Thursday Strength & Flexibility
Begins: Thursday, Jan. 11 Ends: June 20 *No class Mar. 7 & June 6
Time: 11:00 am Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee: $45.00

This class is for Members Only with no drop-ins. $45.00 is for each Tuesday morning/
afternoon or Thursday morning class. For example, for those who wish to register for ALL Tuesday morning, afternoon, and Thursday morning Keep Fit classes, the cost will be $135.00 to register in all three classes. Please note: participants will have the option to use ZOOM online. Please let us know when registering if it is for in-person or online.

 

Gentle Somatics Stretch & Release with Melanie!
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, a lifted bed, or on the floor. *Please note if a lifted bed is needed, please notify us at the time of registration, as there are limited lifted beds available.

Wednesday Class:
Session 1 Begins: Wednesday, January 10   Ends: February 28
Session 2 Begins: Wednesday, March 20    Ends: May 1
Session 3 Begins: Wednesday, May 8        Ends: June 19
Time: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Location: West Community Room
Fee:$45.00       Non-Members: $65.00

 

Indoor Walking Club
This walking club gives members that have limitations an opportunity to build cardio in a social environment. This program is a fun, social yet challenging class that incorporates movements and balance exercises in a functional and safe manner. Put on your walking shoes and please join us inside at Nord-Bridge!

Session 1 Begins: Wednesday, January 10 Ends: February 28
Session 2 Begins: Wednesday, March 20 Ends: May 1 CANCELLED
Session 3 Begins: Wednesday, May 8 Ends: June 19 CANCELLED
Time:    2:30pm – 3:15 pm
Location: West Community Room
Fee:Members: $35.00        Non-Members: $55.00 Max. 12
Instructor: Melanie Hillaby

 

Pilates
Learning to use proper breathing to stabilize and support the body. Adapted core Pilates works on increasing core/torso strength without your typical crunches. We concentrate on gentle safe functional movements to keep your body safe and our participants living an active lifestyle. Pilates can be done from a chair without worrying about trying to move on and off the floor. Props will be incorporated but not mandatory. Member are encouraged to work at their own pace while enjoying a bubbly fun atmosphere.

Session 1 Begins: Thursday, January 11  Ends: February 29
Session 2 Begins: Thursday, March 14    Ends: April 25
Session 3 Begins: Thursday, May 2  Ends: June 13
Time: 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Fee: Members: $40.00  Non-Members: $60.00
Location: West Community Room

 

ZUMBA GOLD®
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: Tuesdays, January 9  Ends: February 27
Session 2 Begins: Tuesdays, March 5    Ends: April 23
Session 3 Begins: Tuesdays,  April 30   Ends: June 18
Time: 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee: Members: $40.00  Non-Members: $60.00
Drop in Fees: Members: $7.00/class Non-Members: $9.00/class

 

NEW Evening Gentle Barre
Gentle Barre is a low- impact fitness class which focuses on full body muscle endurance using elements of Ballet, Pilates and Yoga movement.  This workout targets the smaller muscle groups using a combination of light hand held weights, resistance bands, bender balls, gilders ( to name a few) to improve strength, balance, mobility and flexibility. This class is suitable for everyone with a wide range of options and modifications available. All fitness levels welcome. *Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and comfortable workout attire.*FREE drop in on Jan. 9th!

Session 1 Begins: Tuesdays, January 16   Ends: March 5
Session 2 Begins: Tuesdays, March 12     Ends: April 30
Session 3 Begins: Tuesdays, May 7  Ends: June 25
Time: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Location: Multi-Purpose
Fee: Members: $50.00  Non-Members: $70.00
Drop in Fees: Members: $9.00/cl  Non-Members: $11.00/cl
Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew

 

Active POUND® 55+ with Sheila!
This energizing  workout combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with Yoga and Pilates-inspired movements from 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. Please bring your own yoga mat for all POUND classes and wear indoor shoes. Rip Stix will be provided.

Session 1 Begins: Wednesdays, January 10  Ends: Feb. 28
Session 2 Begins: Wednesdays, March 6     Ends: May 1 *No class Apr. 3
Session 3 Begins: Wednesdays, May 8    Ends: June 26
Time: 8:45 am – 9:30 am
Location: Multi-Purpose
Fee: Members: $45.00   Non-Members: $65.00
Drop in Fees: Members: $8.00/cl     Non-Members: $10.00/cl
Instructor: Sheila Mulgrew

 

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. 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.
*Offered in person ONLY.

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. *Offered in person ONLY
*Please find session prices below:

Session 1

Monday Class: Gentle/ Stability Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Monday, Jan. 8   Ends: Feb. 26
Time: 9:00 am  *No class Feb. 19

Monday Class: Chair Yoga (8 Weeks)
Begins: Monday, Jan. 8   Ends: Feb. 26
Time: 10:30 am  *No class Feb. 19

Wednesday Class: Gentle/ Stability Yoga (8 Weeks)
Begins: Wednesday, Jan. 10 Ends: Feb. 28
Time: 9:00 am

Wednesday Class: Chair Yoga (8 Weeks)
Begins: Wednesday, Jan. 10 Ends: Feb. 28
Time: 10:30 am

Friday Class: Chair Yoga (8 weeks)
Begins: Friday, Jan. 12 Ends: Mar. 1
Time: 10:30 am

 

Session 2

Monday Class: Gentle/ Stability Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Monday, Mar. 18 Ends: May 6
Time: 9:00 am  *No class Apr. 1

Monday Class: Chair Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Monday, Mar. 18 Ends: May 6
Time: 10:30 am *No class  Apr. 1

Wednesday Class: Gentle/ Stability Yoga (7 Weeks)
Begins: Wednesday, Mar. 20 Ends: May 1
Time: 9:00 am

Wednesday Class: Chair Yoga (8 Weeks)
Begins: Wednesday, Mar. 20 Ends: May 1
Time: 10:30 am

Friday Class: Chair Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Friday, Mar. 15 Ends: May 3
Time: 10:30 am *No class Mar. 29

 

Session 3

Monday Class: Gentle/ Stability Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Monday, May 13                 Ends: July 8
Time: 9:00 am  *No class May 20 & July 1

Monday Class: Chair Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Monday, May 13                 Ends: July 8
Time: 10:30 am         *No class May 20 & July 1

Wednesday Class: Gentle/ Stability Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Wednesday,  May 8 Ends: June 19
Time: 9:00 am

Wednesday Class: Chair Yoga (7 Weeks)
Begins: Wednesday, May 8 Ends: June 19
Time: 10:30 am

Friday Class: Chair Yoga (7 weeks)
Begins: Friday, May 10 Ends: June 21
Time: 10:30 am

*PRICES FOR EACH YOGA SESSION & Maximum Students Allowed are:

8 Week Fee – Members: $45.00 Non– Members: $65.00
7 week Fee – Members: $40.00 Non – Members: $60.00
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Maximum: 14 Students
(Gentle Yoga/Stability Yoga) 20 Students (Chair Yoga)

**Please refrain from wearing perfume or any scented products during any exercise class**

 

 

NEW Gentle Yoga with Donna!
This is a functional, gentle yoga class. The intention of this class is to enhance mobility, and flexibility through slow gentle movement. Some poses will be flowing; moving one pose gently into another. Other poses will be still, allowing for strength and stretch. This class is for any level, and modifications will be offered for any pose that simply is not feeling right.  Some of the poses will be standing, some on the floor, or on a chair.  *Please bring a yoga mat to class.

Session 1 Begins: Friday, January 12   Ends: March 1
Session 2 Begins: Friday, March 8   Ends: May 10 *No class Mar. 22 & 29
Session 3 Begins: Friday, May 17  Ends: July 5
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: West Community Room
Fee: Members: $40.00  Non-Members: $60.00

 

 

NEW Yin & Yoga Nidra  with Cheris!
YIN YOGA is a slow-paced, therapeutic style of yoga. Yin postures are more passive postures, held for a few minutes. In this class we will explore the postures in seated, lying down positions as well using the wall for support. YOGA NIDRA is a form of guided meditation that allows you to scan your body and tap into a state of consciousness as the mind settles in a place between wakefulness and sleep (15 minutes of Nidra = approx. 1 hour of sleep). We will combine these two to create a more relaxing and releasing yoga practice throughout the body and mind. *Please bring your own yoga mat to this class*

Begins: Wednesday, Jan. 10 Ends: Feb. 21
Time: 5:45 pm– 6:45 pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall
Fee: Members: $45.00  Non-Members: $65.00

 

NEW Golden Fit in Partnership with the YMCA
Experience fitness and functional movements in our Golden Fit class.  This class is designed for seniors with focus on functional fitness, strength, balance, and flexibility through the use of various equipment and can be easily modified for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle to class.

Session 1 Begins: Monday, January 8  Ends: Mar. 4  *No class Feb. 19
Session 2 Begins: Monday, March 18 Ends: May 13  *No class Apr. 1
Time: 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall of Nord-Bridge
Fee: Members: $40.00  Non-Members: $60.00

 

 

NEW Bridge Trekkers Indoor Walking Group
Welcome to Bridge Trekkers!  This indoor walking group is offered by Be Fit for Life at Lethbridge College, the YMCA and Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre. Move your walks indoors when the weather turns cold.  Meet at Lethbridge College on Mondays at 11:30 am from January 8– April 17, the YMCA on Wednesdays at 11:30 am and once a month, join a bonus class at Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre. We’ll provide tips for walking and overall wellness too. Bring a friend or make a new one!

Dates at Nord-Bridge: Tuesday, Jan. 30, Feb. 27, & Mar. 26
Time: 3:15 pm — 4:15 pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall of Nord-Bridge
Fee: $30.00 for members and non-members (please register through the Lethbridge College by calling 403-382-6919. Nord-Bridge will not take any registrations)


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