Fitness & Wellness

Fitness & Wellness

The ParkSide Centre is pleased to offer a wide variety of health and wellness programs to help keep you active and healthy and build flexibility and strength.

Chronic Pain Self-Management

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop that helps people with chronic pain to manage their symptoms and their daily lives better. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive the Living a “Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” course book free. All participants must pre-register. The more sessions attended, the greater the benefit!

Chronic Pain Self-Management will be starting in September but Dates and Times are yet to be finalized.

Minds in Motion

The Parkside Centre is partnering again with the Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin to present this community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with memory problems and their care partners. This program is a wonderful way for people with memory problems and their care partner to have fun together and establish new friendships with others living the same experiences. Please contact Stephanie Moncion for the link to this Zoom program (705) 524-2024 Ext 269.

Gentle Hatha Yoga                                                                                  
Gentle Hatha Yoga classes will consist of breath work, guided imagery, basic asanas (poses), relaxation and meditation. The asanas help build flexibility, endurance, balance and strength. Yoga is therapeutic for anxiety, stress and depression and greatly improves general health and well-being. Classes are an hour long in order to provide time for relaxation.

Wednesdays
September 9 - November 25, 2020
10:30 am - 11:30 am
$45.00 members     $75.00 non-members                  
Led by Dawn Condon

Gentle Hatha Yoga - Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 2 Gentle Hatha Yoga is designed for those who have a good understanding of the basics of yoga postures, and have begun to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. The beginner level 2 student understands the relationship between breath and movement.

Wednesdays
September 9 - November 25, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45.00 members     $75.00 non-members                  
Led by Dawn Condon

Chair Yoga

If you have ever wanted to try doing Yoga and have challenges (or not), physical or other, then this class is for you! This class is offered to those who have physical challenges, chronic pain, and other conditions or to those who wish to expand and deepen their yoga practice. Breathwork, visualization and meditation will be taught and in the latter portion of the program, the use of small hand weights will be introduced.

Yoga can be learned and practiced at any age. Learning Yoga in one’s senior years can add longevity, vitality, endurance, flexibility, strength and balance to your life. Imagine all this as well as an increased sense of well-being! Yoga is said to be the perfect exercise because it unites not only the physical aspects of a person, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional parts of us and as Marilyn’s chair yoga teacher said “Chair yoga is not for sissies! You can be challenged.” Come enjoy, laugh, have fun and get strong.

Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 am – 10:30 am
September 29 – November 19, 2020
$35.00 members     $55.00 non-members
Led by: Marilyn Hurst

Pilates          

This 8-week course offers a balanced development and awareness of the body. Using a variety of equipment you will build on your current fitness level working on core strength, increasing flexibility and stretching for power. Linda Lalonde has over 17 years’ experience working with groups focusing on issues such as core strength, surgical rehabilitation, weight loss, muscle toning and general well-being. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire on their physical activity readiness during the first class.

The participants must purchase a foam roller for this class, preferably 36 inches and firm. Rollers can be purchased online or at Wal-Mart, Marshall’s, Canadian Tire and Costco.

Wednesdays
September 21 – November 16
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$50.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(requires minimum of 8 people for this class)

Good Posture Program                                                                 

Did you know that for every inch the head moves forward in posture it can add an extra 40 lbs of strain on your neck and upper back? Imbalances can affect your entire body and cause serious stress for the rest of your life.

Join Linda in an 8-week Good Posture Program to re-educate your daily posture habits. We will focus on muscle flexibility, joint motion, alignments, endurance, balance and core control. Good posture demonstrates confidence, balance, pain free movement and enhanced quality of overall health.

Bring: water bottle, yoga mat and foam roller (can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Marshall’s, Canadian Tire and Costco.)

Wednesdays
September 23 – November 18, 2020
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
$50.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)  

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga increases your flexibility, stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. Poses or asanas are held for a longer period of time 3-10 minutes typically.

Tuesdays
September 15 – November 17, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
$40.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)
Led by Kim Price

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga, which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. Restorative yoga is a type of yoga known for its relaxing, calming and healing effect.

Both restorative and Zin classes are suitable for all participants wanting to try and these classes will expose you to both styles. The props that participants can use are a yoga mat, bolsters, blocks and blankets. If they do not have these props things from their homes can be used like towels, books and large pillows.

Wednesdays
September 16 – November 18, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 pm
$40.00 members                $75.00 non-members
(Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)
Led by Kim Price

Zumba Gold
                                                                                  
Zumba Gold is a fun and exciting program! It is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, or people who may be limited physically. Zumba Gold is done at a lower intensity, not as fast, but certainly just as fun. The same great Latin styles of music and dance are used. 

Tuesdays
September 8 – December 22, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$3.00 per class

Zumba Gold Toning                                                                                 
A program tailored for active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning and light weight activity. Zumba Gold-Toning blends the Zumba party you love at a slower pace with a redefining total body workout using Zumba Toning Sticks to shake up those muscles!

This class will help to prevent a dramatic reduction in muscle mass, muscle strength, atrophy and sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass). Walk in ready to have a blast and tone up, leave exhilarated and empowered!

Thursdays
September, 2020
10:00 am - 10:45 am
$3.00 per class

Parkinson’s Mobility Program

This exercise program is designed to benefit those diagnosed with Parkinson's. The program focuses on improving posture, range of motion, muscle strength and endurance, as well as flexibility, relaxation, balance and coordination. This progressive program will greatly enhance one's quality of life while preventing the negative side effects of inactivity to help with the symptoms of this neurological disease. Participants must be able to ambulate on their own without supervision.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 1 - November 30, 2020 (No class on Sept 7 or October 12, 2020)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Led by Denise Maki and Tina Treitz
$55.00 members                $75.00 non-members

Urban Poling

The Parkside Centre has hosted free urban poling/ Nordic walking classes in partnership with the Rainbow Routes, Trails4Life Program for the past two years. We will continue to support this activity this winter, but please make sure that you are wearing cleats or traction devices on your shoes once the snow comes. Urban poling uses 90% more muscles than just walking and turns walking into full body workout! It improves your posture, balance and stability! This is a low-impact work-out that reduces impact on knee and hip joints and is great for rehabilitation. Meet the group at Bell Park at the Elizabeth Street entrance. The instructor has completed the urban poling seminar on Covid-19 and can lead a one-on-one lesson if required.

Thursdays
September 10 – November 26, 2020
11:00 am