Weekly Fitness Class Descriptions – listed chronologically
Fitness at the Uplands – Winter Session – January to March, 2024
Cardio Classes These are in-person classes, held in the upstairs Lounge at the Uplands Rec Centre.
Cardio Muscle Works... Monday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m; Instructor: Karen Hagen
Kick off your week with cardio intervals and a total body muscle workout designed for all ages and abilities. This class has cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and an extra long stretching component. If you have an injury or are new to exercise, our Fitness Coach Karen Hagen can easily modify any movement to make sure you still get the calorie burn, weight loss and strength or toning results you’re looking for. Come and experience a variety of exercises and formats that will ensure your Monday morning workout is a challenging one that gives you lots of energy for the week ahead. Participants are required to bring their own mats.
Cardio, Core & More... Wed ams 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Instructor: Val Hampton-Mumford
Specifically designed for the active 50+ enthusiast who seeks a well-rounded workout, or those new to fitness or recovering from injury. Each session will contain all components of fitness, including warm-up, cardiovascular workout, muscular strength & endurance (M.S.E.) exercises, a core-focused segment, conducted mainly on the floor, & a good stretch at the end of the workout. This class may improve flexibility, balance & postural alignment, help maintain bone density & reduce pain associated with arthritis. But foremost, this workout will be functional & a bunch of fun! Participants are required to bring their own mats.
Zumba Dance Workout... Wednesday evenings 7:30-4:30 p.m; Instructor: Rahmi Diomande
Zumba exercise classes are "fitness parties" that blend Latin and world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout. No dance experience required. If you are interested in Zumba or are already a Zumba lover, please join Akiko for this fun class. No equipment is needed. Just bring exercise shoes, water and your enthusiasm!
Move and Lift... Friday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m; Instructor: Karen Hagen NEW
Interval based, non stop workout fun! A combination of cardio and strength will take your workout to the next level. This full body all-inclusive class will challenge cardiovascular capacity, power and strength safely. Options and modifications will be introduced as required. Participants are required to bring their own mats.
Yoga Classes These are in-person classes, held in the upstairs Lounge at the Uplands Rec Centre.
Yoga Flow... Monday evenings 7-8 pm; Instructor: Veronica Thai Start your week off with a rejuvenating yoga flow. You'll flow through a variety of poses to explore flexibility, strength and balance. This is good for people who want to energize, open up and stretch out the body. All levels welcome - variations are always provided to make this class as gentle or challenging as you need. Participants are required to bring their own mats.
Mobility and Balance for Seniors … Tuesday afternoons 1:30-2:30 pm; Instructor: Susan Dumont Gentle introduction of poses and movement to alleviate stiff joints, tightness in muscles, and to increase overall strength, balance & social interaction. If you experience limited or painful joint mobility, this class is for you as chairs are used to support the practice.
Yoga for Strength & Mobility... Sat mornings 10-11 am; Instructor: April Borne This traditional Iyengar yoga practice focuses on breath work, mobility, strength and achieving the correct alignment for your own body and needs, using different yoga props. Asanas will be held longer in this class. All levels welcome. Participants are required to bring their own mats.