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.

Walk 25

A fun, low impact, group virtual Walking program that incorporates simple, practical everyday movements. You will get 25 Minutes of activity geared to Older Adults.

Tuesdays & Fridays
April 6 - June 25, 2021
11:00 am

Cook-2-Gether: Tuesdays in the Kitchen! 

What better way to enjoy cooking, than by doing it with friends! Join us LIVE on ZOOM as we chop, dice, stir, sauté and create some delicious meals together! It is sure to be a fun time!

All you need to do is have the ingredients on hand and we will make it together from the comfort of our own kitchens! So excited to have you join us!

Check out our Monthly Newsletters for the Feature Recipe and Ingredients!

April 6 and 20, 2021
May 11 and 25, 2021
June 8 and 22, 2021
12:00 pm

Chair Cardio Drumming

Chair Cardio Drumming is an excellent way to have fun and get exercise while seated in the comfort of your home on ZOOM! Percussion and a rapid beat are linked to increased focus, higher-level thinking and enhanced decision-making skills by altering brain blood flow and brainwave frequencies.

You will enjoy all of the benefits of drumming to a fun playlist of favorite songs that you will enjoy and sing along to! All you need is a comfortable and sturdy chair, a set of drumsticks, a plastic container that fits between your legs and can flip upside down.

Mondays and Wednesdays
April 5 to April 28, 2021
2:00 pm

COVID-19 Vaccinations 

As the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccinations continues in the community, the number of questions being asked by our members continues to rise. In response to these, we have invited Natalie Philippe, RN/IA from the School Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease & Covid Prevention Division of Public Health Sudbury & District. Join us to find out which vaccine you should take, the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and how the rollout is being conducted. To register, please contact the ParkSide Centre at (705) 673-6227. 

April 8, 2021 
2:00 pm 

The Love/Hate Relationship We Have With Our Hearing Aids 

“What is my best case scenario?” Join Audiologist, Samuel Bruer as he takes you thru an engaging and practical session about all the ups and downs of using hearing aids and protecting our hearing as we age. 

April 9, 2021 
1:00 pm

Pain and Chronic Illness

Join Karine Legace, Physiotherapist for a focus on Mobility!

Parkinson and Mobility
April 15, 2021
2:30 pm

Stroke and Mobility
May 20, 2021

Pain and Mobility
June 17, 2021

Parkinson’s Mobility Program

Join Denise from Kinnect to Wellness for a low-impact exercise program 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
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sexuality In Aging 
Birgit Pianosi, Associate Professor, Gerontology
Laurentian University

We do not discuss sexuality enough when considering the lives of older adults. It is easy to assume that aging brings dramatic changes and that sexuality is not a topic that concerns older adults to any great degree. Sometimes, however, events bring about a dramatic shift in awareness and understanding. Sexuality is an aspect of human development often ignored at various stages of life, especially late life. With the aging of society, increased longevity, improved health, and rising affluence, the understanding of normal sexual development in aging humans becomes progressively more important.

April 12, 2021
1:00 pm

Introducing a new Presenter! Mr. Aubrey Millard 

Aubrey completed his Bachelors degree at McMaster University and his Masters degree at the University of Toronto, both in Psychology. He started out as a school psychologist and psychometrician for the Toronto Board of Education, before going into Guidance work at the secondary school level. Aubrey has been the Head of Guidance at Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School and at Espanola High School. He has worked a session for the Sudbury Algoma San (where he developed his interest in clinical hypnotherapy), and taught psychology extension courses for Laurentian University, and Guidance courses for the Ontario Ministry of Education. As a registered psychologist, Aubrey has taken advanced courses in clinical hypnotherapy from the Ontario Society for Clinical Hypnosis and the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.

As a naval reserve officer in addition to his shipboard and clearance diving duties, he also worked with alcohol and substance abuse programs, as well as smoking cessation programs, at the base hospitals in Halifax and overseas at our bases in Lahr, and Baden in Germany.

He conducted Stress Management programs for the Mississauga Family services for several years, as well as independent group programs for Quit Smoking and Weight Control.

Since retiring several years ago he and his wife have been living on their 32 sailboat, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean and sailing northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea before returning to sail the east coast from Newfoundland to Honduras and the west coast from Alaska to Costa Rica. He loves the north and had been living in Elliot Lake the past few years.

Stress Management - Presented by Aubrey Millard 

This three-part program will discuss stress, what it is, what it does to the body, and provide deep relaxation strategies to effectively deal with stress and its effects. This is not just a seminar about stress, but also a workshop whereby participants will be asked to use progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, guided mental imagery, and forms of meditation and self-hypnosis during the sessions, and to practice such on a daily basis between each.

All sessions will end with one or more of such relaxation exercises. Each session will review and build upon the material learned in previous sessions. This program wants active participants who want to learn and practice stress control techniques not only during this program, but also as part of their lifestyle.

April 22, 2021
April 29, 2021
May 6, 2021
3:00 pm

Weight Control - Presented by Aubrey Millard 

This seminar is intended to give people some strategies for controlling their weight problems. It will focus on a few psychological strategies using relaxation, mental imaging, and eating techniques to gain more control over eating habits. This does not advocate any particular diet system, but is compatible with many weight loss diets or other weight control programs. When people learn relaxation strategies they can gain more control over their eating and exercise lifestyles.

May 11, 2021
3:00 pm

Breathwork & Breathing

Breathwork is rejuvenating; it is a gentle workout for your inner body. An energy practice you can do, anytime, that helps to get things flowing and moving. It helps with your anxiety and mental wellbeing. It is both nurturing and a proven science.

April 20 - June 8, 2021
11:00 am
$40.00 Minimum 6 Registered for the Class to Proceed
Instructor: Anna Le-Grie from Awakenings

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
April 27 - June 24, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Instructor: Marilyn Hurst

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga increases your flexibility, stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues be-tween 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.

Please call us for start dates.
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$40.00 (A minimum of 8 people are required for this class to run.)
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.

Please call for start dates.
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$40.00 (Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)
Led by Kim Price

Chair Fitness

Stay fit in the comfort of your own home while sitting down! Chair fitness gives you the support you need while you focus on flexibility, posture and progression to a stronger, healthier you. Understanding and working with your unique abilities. Having the option of standing or sitting during the 40 minute workout gives you the freedom to mix it up.

What do you get? 
- Full body workout
- Cardio Stretch
- Core builder
- Low back stability
- All around Strength
- Posture correction
- Injury prevention
- Confidence 

Have a seat with Linda, your personal fitness coach. 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
April 6 - May 26, 2021
2:00 pm 
$55.00 per person (Minimum 8 people registered for class to proceed.) 

Timberwolf Golf Lessons

The Parkside Centre has teamed up again with the Timberwolf Golf Academy to provide Parkside members with golf lessons at a discounted rate. This is the most cost efficient method to get professional coaching regardless of skill level and it is a fantastic opportunity to meet other golfers in a non-intimidating setting.

There will be a maximum of eight participants to allow for plenty of personal attention from the instructor. Coaching topics include equipment, fundamentals, full swing, short game, rules and etiquette. There will also be an on-course lesson to ease the transition from the driving range to the course and to improve your course management skills. Classes will run for 4 weeks, Every Tuesday at 1:30. Register with The Parkside Centre by calling 705-673-6227.

June 1 - June 22, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 pm
$113.00 includes HST

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 intensi-ty, not as fast, but certainly just as fun. The same great Latin styles of music and dance are used.

10:00 am - 11:00 pm
$5.00 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!

10:00 am - 10:45 am
$5.00 per class

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.

April 7 - June 23, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am
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.

April 7 - June 23, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Led by Dawn Condon