Fitness - Spring/Summer 2019

Registration for Spring and Summer 2019 opens at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.  Click here for online registration and registration policies.

URBAN Pole Walking

Learn how to incorporate Urban Poling Nordic walking into your personal fitness plan with Susan Yungblut, Physiotherapist and Certified Urban Poling Instructor. Experience how this activity can improve posture, increase upper body and core strength, provide an enhanced cardiovascular workout while reducing impact on the lower back, hips, knees, ankles, and feet, and be SOCIAL and FUN at the same time! Following a brief introduction and demonstration, you will be sized for Urban Poling poles.  You will warm up, take an invigorating 40-minute walk, and cool down together.  Poles provided, though you are welcome to bring your own if your prefer.

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8

Instructor: Susan Yungblut

Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

May 28 and June 4 (2 weeks)

Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

$15

 

VINYASA Flow Yoga

Re-connect with your mind and body in this active yoga practise. Each class includes breath awareness, postures, and the linking of both. A variety of standing and seated postures, balancing poses, backbends, twists, and inversions will be linked to create a flow or “vinyasa.” Good form and alignment is emphasized.
Instructor: Peter Kusovac was certified as a yoga instructor in 2003. He continues to train with Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Yogi Vishvketu and others and integrates these experiences in his teaching.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 10 - June 19 (11 weeks)
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Intermediate)
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)

Class cancelled April 10 - Make-up class June 26
$103
July 3 - August 21 (8 weeks)
Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$75

HATHA Yoga

Balance mind and body with physical exercises or “asanas"; controlled breathing and the calming of the mind through relaxation. This class is suitable for both new enthusiasts as well as the more experienced. The postures and breath increase strength and flexibility, improve posture, reduce stress, and leave the participant feeling more youthful and energized. Building inner and outer strength while applying principles of alignment, this class allows students to stay safe and feel challenged, yet successful.
Instructor: Michelle Guffie, as an experienced and certified yoga instructor, Michelle strives to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for each individual. Michelle enjoys enabling you to connect in each posture to whatever level suits you best.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 6 – June 22 (10 weeks), no program April 20 May 18
Saturday, 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$94

YIN Yoga

Yin Yoga is known as “the practice of quiet power”. All postures are practiced on the the floor and are generally held for a long period of time, usually three to five minutes. Props are used to support the body so as to release tension along with breath. Students of yin experience an increased ability to calm the body and mind and a dramatic increase of flexibility when practised with consistency. The deep relaxation that is often experienced in yin is very restorative and can lead to a greater sense of well being.
Instructor: Rebekka Cook came to yoga from being a gymnast as a child, flexibility was always part of her life. After being injured in her teens she was searching for something else and she found yoga was the perfect “fit”.  Rebekka believes yoga is something you take with you day to day, providing the tools (such as breath) to help ease emotional states.
Her favourite type of yoga is Yin though that was not always the case. When she first started to practice felt she needed the physical movement because she was not ready to “face herself.” Eventually she found that once she stopped chasing her thoughts she was able to settle into her body and allow herself to relax and accept where she was in the present moment.
Rebekka also teaches at PranaShanti Yoga Centre, Movati Athletic and Elevate Yoga.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 16 – June 18 (10 weeks), 
Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
$94

April 15 – June 17 (8 weeks) - CANCELLED!
Monday, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
$75

July 9 – August 20 (7 weeks), 
Tuesday, 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
$66

TAI Chi Qi Gong

Enjoy a gentle way to tone and strengthen your body as well as improve concentration, coordination and balance. A self healing art that combines gentle movement and meditation to enhance the mind/body connection and assist in healing. This 3000-year-old practice is believed to prevent illness, reduce stress and integrate mind, body and spirit.
Instructors: Spring session shared by Hiromi McPhail and Gloria Goodine
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 10 – June 19 (11 weeks), 
Wednesday, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$103

POUND ®  Fitness -NEW!

POUND® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming Pound into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Youth over the age of 12 may register with an attending registered adult.  The youth price, for youth ages 12 to 15 years, will be half of the adult cost.  Youth registration is listed under Adult programs.
Instructor Valérie Pariseau is a CanFitPro Fitness specialist  in POUND®, Zumba and Yoga. She has over 15 years of experience in fitness and feels blessed to be able to motivate people in achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8

Lady Evelyn School gym, 63 Evelyn Ave

March 28 – April 25 (5 weeks),

Thursday 7:15 – 8:00 p.m.

$47

PILATES

There’s a reason Pilates has become so popular – it works. This unique form of exercise is designed to improve the overall strength and agility of the body. It's a great workout that focuses on abdominal and back strength, spinal alignment and joint mobility to improve posture, relieve pain and prevent injury.

This class will be a mix of classic Pilates mat work Magic Circle and band work incorporated. In some cases, these props are used to increase the challenge and in other cases the props are used to decrease difficulty and enable the participant to develop the technique needed to eventually do the exercise unassisted, safely and correctly reaping the benefits for the whole body.

Instructor: Pam Forth is a well-known Pilates teacher in Ottawa having over 25 years of training and experience in the fields of dance, Pilates, osteopathy, Yoga Tune-up © and soma-therapy.  Pam has over 18 years of teaching experience  top-level certification with world renowned Dianne Miller.  She opened her downtown studio in Ottawa, called FORTH PILATES, in 2001 which was very successful and allowed her to start a teacher’s training program that has certified many Pilates teachers in Ottawa and around the world. It is her passion for movement and dedication to continue the lifelong study of the human body that inspires and captivates so many of her clients.
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

New dates - April 15 - June 24 (9 weeks), no program April 22 and May 20
Monday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$84
July 3 - August 14 (7 weeks)
Wednesday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$66

  • Pilates - Pam Forth

BODY Sculpting by ESSENTRICS ® -NEW!

A workout that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body. This is a full-body technique that works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process.

Instructor: Pam Forth is a well-known Pilates teacher in Ottawa having over 25 years of training in many different movement modalities. A lover of learning, most recently she was certified in Essentrics ™ created by Miranda Esmonde-White, a New York Times best seller author of Forever Painless well known for Classical Stretch and Aging Backwards that can be seen on PBS. As a former modern dancer she has found the Essentrics a wonderful way to move the body in a fluid motion while conditioning all the muscles in the body in a safe and gentle way.
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

April 8 – June 17 (9 weeks), no program April 22 and May 20

Monday 6:25 – 7:25 p.m.  (Beginner/Intermediate), $84

ZUMBA

Ditch the workout and join the party! Come join us for Latin-inspired dance fitness classes that dancers and non-dancers alike can easily master. This cardio-based dance class incorporates easy to follow steps that anyone can learn. The workout will target legs, arms, core and butt, as well as the most important muscle in the body – your heart!
Instructor: Carolina Izaguirre Campos
Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 11 – June 20 (11 weeks), 
Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

$103 

April 8 – June 17 (9 weeks) - Cancelled!
Monday, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

$84 

July 4 – August 22 (8 weeks), 
Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$75

 

ZEN Boot Camp

A unique fitness class combining the Zen of yoga with the high intensity aspect of boot camp. It's the perfect blend of strength, mobility, flexibility and cardio in one cued to breath.  This class is based on the premise of constantly changing your routine to never do the same workout twice.  You will learn to do a variety of exercises that you have not done before in a safe manner while pushing yourself to the edge of your comfort zone.  While suitable to beginners who are serious about their fitness, the class is ideal for athletes and those looking to add extra power and explosion to their weekly routines.  While not compulsory, it is best suited for those who have a current athletic practice to draw on as this class will challenge you through a mixture of traditional boot camp exercises, boxing and dynamic 'rebel' yoga.   We focus a lot on core work as its the essence of athleticism and the physical manifestation of belief in yourself.  Come explore your creative side and have fun!

Instructor: Leigh Anthony Brethour
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 6 – May 11 (5 weeks) - CANCELLED!
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
$60

May 21 – June 25 (6 weeks),
Tuesday, 7:30  – 8:45 p.m.
$72

BETTER Body Boot Camp

Better Body Boot Camp is a fun, dynamic and challenging workout that incorporates functional movement, coordination, agility drills, cardiovascular and resistance training, core strength development, postural awareness and flexibility education. The workouts are designed to suit all levels and can be adapted to meet your fitness level and goals at any stage of the program. This boot camp incorporates bodyweight, tubing, hand weights, stability balls, skipping ropes, BOSU, and much, much more to create a unique program every time you attend.
Instructor: Katie Ireland’s involvement in the world of fitness training spans two decades. As a competitive athlete and dedicated professional, Katie has focused on hard work, sharing her passion with others and always keeping in touch with the latest trends in fitness. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Lady Evelyn Alternative School, 63 Evelyn Avenue
March 25 – May 6 (5 weeks), no program April 22
Monday, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Note, the May 6 class will be held in Brantwood Park from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
$60
April 3 – May 1 (5 weeks), 
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
$60

BETTER Body Boot Camp in the Park

Better Body Boot Camp is a fun, dynamic and challenging workout that incorporates functional movement, coordination, agility drills, cardiovascular and resistance training, core strength development, postural awareness and flexibility education. The workouts are designed to suit all levels and can be adapted to meet your fitness level and goals at any stage of the program. This boot camp incorporates bodyweight, tubing, hand weights, stability balls, skipping ropes, BOSU, and much, much more to create a unique program every time you attend.
Instructor: Katie Ireland’s involvement in the world of fitness training spans two decades. As a competitive athlete and dedicated professional, Katie has focused on hard work, sharing her passion with others and always keeping in touch with the latest trends in fitness. Katie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University.
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent
May 13 – June 17 (5 weeks), no program May 20
Monday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$60
May 8 – June 19 (7 weeks), 
Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$84
June 24 – July 29 (5 weeks), no program July 1
Monday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$60
June 26 – July 31 (6 weeks), 
Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$72

STRENGTH and Tone

If you are looking to strengthen and tone then this is the class for you. Let us help you build muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment. These exercises, combined with stretching, will ensure improved flexibility, mobility and stability as well as increased metabolic rate, lean muscle mass and muscle strength.
Instructors: Spring session shared by Hiromi McPhail and Christine Johnson
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 10 - June 19 (11 weeks) 
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$78
April 12 - June 21 (10 weeks), no program April 19
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$71
Instructor: Hiromi McPhail
July 3 - August 21 (8 weeks) 
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$57
July 5 - August 23 (8 weeks) 
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$57

20-20-20

This class will give you the total body workout you are looking for. Sweat through 20 minutes of cardio, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of stretching and core work. ... You are guaranteed to improve your strength, muscle tone and flexibility.
Instructor: Christine Johnson
Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Instructor: Christine Johnson
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
April 9 - June 18 (11 weeks)
Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
$78

SINGLE Class Fitness Passes

Please register online and bring your receipt to class as proof of purchase, pre-registration required. It is faster to register at home online than at the front desk.  Passes can only be used in the session in which they are purchased and if space permits. Passes go on sale starting the day prior to the start of the session.
$18/class Better Body Boot Camp
$14/class Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba, POUND Fitness, Body Sculpting
$11/class Strength and Tone and 20-20-20, space permitting
Vouchers are non-transferable, non-refundable and only for the session in progress.

 


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