Cardio ClassesThese are in-person classes, held in the upstairs Lounge at the Uplands Rec Centre.
Boomer Bootcamp...Monday mornings 9:30-10:30 am; Instructor: Karen Hagen Kick off your week with a BOOT, as in this morning Bootcamp workout, designed for all ages and abilities. This class has cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and stretching. 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...Wednesday mornings 9:30-10:30 am.; 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.
Total Body Tabata...Friday mornings 9:30-10:30 am; 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 in the upstairs Lounge at the Uplands Rec Centre.
Candlelight Yoga & Relaxation... Thursday evenings 8-9 p.m; Instructor: Veronica Thai Unwind with a one-hour restorative yoga session and embark upon a relaxing candlelit journey to give relief to your muscles, bones and joints. Gentle poses are held for longer periods, allowing time for release of tension. As the body softens, there is also focus on creating a serene environment in the mind for complete relaxation. This practice will transition you to a peaceful mindset that will allow for better sleep. Participants are required to bring their own mats.
Gentle Yoga…Thursday afternoons 1:30-2:30 pm; Instructor; Larissa D’Silva Daily movement is vital for overall health and wellness. We’ll focus on finding balance between strength and flexibility to encourage the joints’ full range of motion. Stretch, strengthen, core/balance exercises and breathwork will support a gentle, well-rounded practice. All ages and levels welcomed.
Mobility and Balance for Seniors …Tuesday 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.
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.
Yoga for Strength & Mobility ... Saturday mornings 10-11 am; Instructor: Monica Espinosa 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.