Fitness at the Uplands – Fall Session – Sept to Dec, 2022
Weekly Fitness Class Descriptions - listed chronologically
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 yoga mats.
Zumba Dance Workout... Thursday afternoons 3:30-4:30 p.m; Instructor: Rahmi Diomande
Join Rahmi for this Zumba class that will feel more like a party than a fitness class! This fun workout will keep you smiling while you sweat the whole way through, and you will leave the class feeling awesome. Rahmi is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold (slower pace with verbal cuing) and Strong Nation by Zumba. These different Zumba certifications give her the ability to provide a welcoming and inclusive class for anyone. Options are given throughout the class to enable everyone to work to the level they are comfortable with, and to ensure the well-being of all. This fun class is an environment where you can put aside stress, fear, and judgment, and just feel healthier and enjoy the moment. No equipment is needed. Just bring your enthusiasm.
Total Body Tabata... Friday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m; Instructor: Michelle Hines
A total body workout that incorporates 20 seconds of hard work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Other mini-interval drills will be added throughout the class to keep it fresh and exciting. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome as you can work at your own pace for 20 seconds without going “all out”. Lots of options and modifications will be introduced. This is a judgement-free, super encouraging class. Participants are required to bring their own mats.
Yoga Classes These are in-person classes, held mainly 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 … Tues afternoons 1:30-2:30 pm; Instructor: Paola Castillo
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.
Candlelight Wind-Down Flow... Thurs eves 7-8 pm. Instructor: Veronica Thai
Rest, relax and release tension in your body after a long day. You’ll be guided through a yoga flow to stretch the parts of the body that tend to get tight after a long day – like your neck, back, shoulders and hips. You’ll complete the wind-down in a candlelit room with restorative yoga, breathwork and a long soothing savasana to leave you feeling calm and relaxed. All levels welcome. Participants are required to bring their own mats.
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.