Exercise, Wellness & Falls Prevention
Exercise is important as we age in order to build and maintain functional abilities needed for daily life activities. When we improve our strength and balance we reduce our risk of falls and improve our quality of life. Information and education provided at any of our Physical Activity exercise classes will empower you to adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle!
LIFE (Living Independently through Fitness and Education): One hour fitness classes led by trained volunteers/fitness instructors. Each class consists of all components necessary to improve cardio, respiratory levels, muscular strength and balance. The goal of these classes is to build and maintain functional abilities needed for daily life activities.
Yoga: Gentle yoga classes designed specifically for seniors. Focus is placed on proper breathing and gentle postures. Postures strengthen the body and promote flexibility and balance. Breath work calms the nervous system, reduces stress and improves the mind body connection.
Ball Exercise: Gentle exercise for seniors performed using a fitness ball. Using a fitness ball is a great way to improve posture and body awareness, as well as balance.
Nordic Poling: This aerobic exercise is as effective as cross-country skiing, yet as easy and convenient as walking. Nordic Poling is a full body, cardio-muscular exercise engaging the arms, back, stomach and legs. It involves walking with two specially designed fitness walking poles. By using your entire body, Nordic Walkers work smarter, not harder, towards a healthier lifestyle. Nordic Poling is easy to learn and is suitable for seniors of all fitness levels!
Other programs include fitness centre, hiking, education sessions and CHAP Blood Pressure Clinics.
Exercise programs, education sessions and CHAP Blood Pressure clinics are offered throughout Stratford and Huron County.
Office/Scheduling Hours – Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Full schedule available through the newsletter.
To register for this program please call 1-844-482-7800 or register in person at one of the classes.
Available to older adults and adults with special needs in Huron/Perth County.
Most classes are free. Call 1-844-482-7800 for more details.