Fitness - Winter 2020

Participants must be 16 years and up to attend adult programs unless otherwise specified.

Registration for Winter 2020 is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.

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, back bends, 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 8 – March 25 (12 weeks)

Wednesday, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Intermediate)
$113


January 8 – March 25 (12 weeks)

Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$113

Classes cancelled January 22 - Make-up class April 1

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: Yuko Suzuki
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street


January 11 – March 21 (10 weeks),
no program February 15
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 this was not always the case. When she first started to practice, she 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 7 – March 24 (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 and 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 8 – March 25 (12 weeks),

Wednesday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$113

Class cancelled February 5 -Make-up class April 1

BODY Sculpting by ESSENTRICS ®

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, she was most recently 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


January 6 – March 23 (11 weeks), 
no program February 17
Monday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  (Beginner/Intermediate)
$103

Class cancelled February 10 - Make-up class March 30

ZUMBA ®

Join us for this 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 9 – March 26 (12 weeks)
,
Thursday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$113

Class cancelled January 9 - Make-up class April 2

Class cancelled January 30 - Make-up class April 9

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 3,000 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
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street


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anuary 8 - March 25 (11 weeks), no program March 18
Wednesday, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Beginner/Intermediate)
$103

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 body weight, tubing, hand weights, stability balls, skipping ropes, BOSU, and much, much more to create a unique program every time you attend. The program is specifically designed for women.
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 6 – March 9 (9 weeks),
no program February 17
Monday, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$117

January 15 – March 11 (8 weeks), no program February 26
Wednesday, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
$104

Class cancelled January 15 - Make-up class March 25

 

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.

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


December 20 - January 3 (3 weeks)

Holiday Strength and Tone
Friday, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
$21


January 8 – March 25 (12 weeks)

Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$85


January 10 – March 27 (12 weeks)

Friday, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
$85

Cardio-Strength-Core Blast (previously 20-20-20)

This class will give you the total body workout you are looking for. Forty minutes of cardio and strength intervals, followed by twenty minutes of core exercises.  You are guaranteed to improve your strength, muscle tone and flexibility.

Minimum number of participants for course to run: 8
Instructor: Christine Johnson
Old Town Hall, 61 Main Street


January 7 – March 24 (12 weeks) 

Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
$85

ZEN Boot Camp - Cancelled!

Our Zen Boot Camp incorporates functional movements, resistance training and drills from conventional fitness workouts with the fluidity and movements of yoga. Improve your core strength, muscle tone and flexibility while working on your cardio and circulatory health. The movements are creative, fun and challenging, with cues to breath built in to help you achieve your best results.

Instructor: Leigh Anthony Brethour. Leigh began his fitness career as a competitive athlete mainly focusing on football.  He followed a passion for teaching others, and became a yoga instructor. Over the years, he developed a strong following and continued to grow his personal practice. As his fitness journey continued, he came back to his athletic roots and rediscovered the benefits of high intensity and strength training.  Leigh is excited to share his passion for exercise and personal growth through this new Zen Boot Camp class.

Minimum number of participants for program to run: 8
Brantwood Park Fieldhouse, 39 Onslow Crescent

January 9 – March 12 (10 weeks)
Thursday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$125

Single-Class Fitness Pass

Please register online and bring your receipt to class as proof of purchase, or register in-person at Old Town Hall (61 Main Street). Pre-registration is required.

Passes may only be used for the session in which they are purchased and if space permits. Passes are available starting on the day prior to the start of the session.

$18/class Better Body Boot Camp, Zen Boot Camp

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

$11/class for Strength and Tone and Cardio-Strength-Core Blast (previously 20-20-20)

 

Registration for Winter 2020 is open now. Click here for online registration and registration policies.


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