Fitness - Winter 2019

Participants must be 16 and up to attend adult programs.

Registration for Winter 2019 is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

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

February 25 – March 25 (5 weeks), 

Monday 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.  (Beginner/Intermediate), $47

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 (enquire at info@OttawaEastCAG.ca for our family rate)
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

January 10 – March 7 (6 weeks), no program January 24, February 14, February 28

Thursday 7:45– 8:30 p.m.

$57

TRY IT FOR FREE - January 10 - pre-registration required here

BETTER Body Boot Camp

Better Body Bootcamp 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 Bootcamp 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
January 7 – March 4 (8 weeks), no program February 18
Monday, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$96
January 9 – March 6 (9 weeks), 
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
$108

Class cancelled January 23 - make-up class March 20

Class cancelled February 13 - make up class March 27

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.

Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Instructor: Christine Johnson

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
January 8 – March 26 (12 weeks) 
Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
$85
January 28 – March 28 (12 weeks) - Cancelled!

Thursday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

$85

VINYASA Flow Yoga

Re-connect with your mind and body in this active yoga practice. 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
January 16 – March 27 (11 weeks)
Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Intermediate)
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$103

Class cancelled February 13 - Make-up class April 3

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. In this yoga class, you will discover classic asana sequences, detailed instruction, and breathing and mindfulness techniques. The postures presented in this series are powerful, fluid and will help to safely and effectively enhance your strength, flexibility and balance.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
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
January 19 – March 30 (10 weeks), no program February 16
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 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 the breath. Students of yin experience an increased ability to calm the body and mind and a dramatic increase of flexibility when practiced 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
January 8 – March 26 (12 weeks) 
Tuesday, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$113

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.
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 program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
January 7 – March 25 (11 weeks), no program February 18
Monday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$103

  • Pilates - Pam Forth

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.
Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Instructor: Hiromi McPhail

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

January 7 - March 25 (11 weeks) - Cancelled!

no program February 18

Monday, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$103

January 9 - March 27 (11 weeks), no program March 13
Wednesday, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)

$103

Class cancelled February 13 - Make-up Class April 3

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 by using a variety of equipment. These exercises combined with stretch will ensure improved flexibility, mobility and stability as well as increased metabolic rate, lean muscle mass and muscle strength.
Instructor: Hiromi McPhail

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
January 9 – March 27 (12 weeks)
Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$85

Class cancelled February 12 - Make-up class April 3
January 11 – March 29 (12 weeks)
Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$85

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 was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has always enjoyed music and dance. She is happy to be part of diverse organizations that promote health, fitness and well being and where, five days a week she helps people have fun while exercising and learning her incredible Latino hot moves.

Minimum number of participants for the program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street

January 10 – March 28 (12 weeks),

Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., $113

Class cancelled February 14 - Make-up class April 4
January 7 – March 25 (10 weeks) - Cancelled!

no program February 18, March 11

Monday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., $94

(Re-) TREAT-Yourself!

Ring in the new year by wringing out the old with a detoxifying yoga class with CAG yoga instructor Peter Kusovac. This class will stimulate circulation and digestion through breath work and twists. Burn off some of that holiday excess!
Following the yoga class, kick-start your new year nutrition goals with a hand's on cooking lesson guided by plant-based chef and nutritionist, Amy Longard.  Working with others you'll create a healthy, wholesome plant-based meal that you'll be able to recreate at home.  Amy will tell you how to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet and explain which foods support your body's natural ability to detoxify.  You'll enjoy the delicious meal along with fellow yogis and engage in an interactive discussion about goal setting for the year ahead.  The meal will be gluten free and vegan. Please inform CAG of any allergies no later than one week prior to the lesson.
After a satisfying and healthy lunch Fatima Saeta (Registered Massage Therapist from Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic on Main Street) will lead you through an hour on techniques of stretching and self-massage that will set you up with some excellent self-care practices for the new year.  Work on your shoulders, back, neck, hips and legs and learn how massage and stretching can also boost your immune system.
Finish up with a relaxing and restorative Yin yoga session with Rebekka Cook. We promise you will leave feeling relaxed and with a strong sense of well being.

Participants should come comfortably dressed for yoga, perhaps with a warm sweater and/or blanket, and prepare to feel nurtured!

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street
January 12 (1 day)
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

$95

Single Class Fitness Pass

Passes are available to attend a single class of any of the fitness classes where space permits. Pre-registration is required. Please bring your receipt to class as proof of purchase. Passes can only be used in the session for which they are purchased. Vouchers are non-transferable and no-refundable.

$18/class Better Body Boot Camp

$14/class for Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Zumba, Pound Fitness and Body Sculpting

$11/class for Strength and Tone and 20-20-20

Registration for Winter 2019 is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.


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