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HomeHealth & Fitness

Health and Fitness




• Activities are for members only unless otherwise indicated.

• Review the Cancellation Policy regarding paid activities.



Summer 2022

Registration begins is on Wednesday, June 22 at 10:00am.
Free Activities
Casual Croquet
Meets on the lawn near the woodshop.
May to September
Tues., 9:30-11:00am

When weather permits! If interested, please contact Dorothy at dsimons1@shaw.ca.

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Come and join a group who play a very casual version of ‘backyard’ croquet. We usually play for an hour and follow it up with coffee in the Conservatory.

Cycling Group
Meets in front of Brock House (or at different locations)
Thursdays at 9:30am

If you are interested, please contact the convenor David Morgan at davidmorgan@novuscom.net.

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Hiking Group
Saturdays  

To join a hike, click the specific hike from the list on the right, and contact the hike leader for details.

For more information about the hiking group, contact Margit at 604-224-6627.

Upcoming Events
List of Hikes
Pole Walkers
Meets in front of Brock House
Wednesdays at 10:00am-11:00am

To join, contact Mona at mjkriss78@gmail.com.

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Paid Activities
HW301 Chair Yoga (section 1)
Tent/Marquee
$40/4 weeks
Tue.,  Jul 5 - 26, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Register for series.


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Instructor: Allison Citynski.

Respecting physical distancing, this 60-minute chair yoga class will help you improve your strength, balance, concentration and flexibility. We start in the chair and include standing poses, breath work and yoga dance! Open to all levels in a safe and fun environment! 

HW302 Chair Yoga (section 2)
Tent/Marquee
$40/4 weeks
Tue.,  Aug 2 - 23, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Register for series.


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Instructor: Erica Levy.

Respecting physical distancing, this 60-minute chair yoga class will help you improve your strength, balance, concentration and flexibility. We start in the chair and include standing poses, breath work and yoga dance! Open to all levels in a safe and fun environment! 

HW303 Balance, Posture & Strength
Tent/Marquee
$70/7 weeks
Wed.,  Jul 6 - Aug 17, 9:15-10:15 a.m.

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Instructor Kate Maliha.

This is a moderate/challenging 60-minute class. Class begins with a low-impact cardiovascular segment, followed by exercises to improve balance, strength, posture, and body alignment, and ends with stretching. Folks who are at high risk for falls are not recommended to take this class. If in doubt, please contact the instructor through the office for more information.

HW304 Stretch & Strength
Tent/Marquee
$75/7 weeks
Wed.,  Jul 6 - Aug 17, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

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Instructor Kate Maliha.

This 75-minute mostly moderate-level class can be adapted to suit a variety of levels and physical limitations. The class begins with a short cardiovascular component that can be adapted for chair as needed. The last 2/3rds can be seated or standing, and includes ‘Brain Muves’ balance work, and exercises for strength, agility, stability, and stretching/mobility. The last part of the class is all seated and may include posture/body alignment, stretching, visualization, and deep relaxation. This class is suitable for all levels, including those with some mobility and balance restraints wishing to safely challenge themselves.

HW305 Tai Chi (Level 2)
Tent/Marquee
$60/6 weeks
Thu.,  Jul 7 - Aug 11, 9:50-10:50 a.m.

Register for series.


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Instructor: Kelly Maclean.

In this course, we will be continuing our study of the 24 Form. Participants should have some familiarity with the form up to "Grasp the Sparrow's Tail." This class is also suitable for those who have learned the entire 24 Form, but may be missing some parts, or would simply like to practice without having to start from the beginning.

HW306 Tai Chi (Level 3)
Tent/Marquee
$60/6 weeks
Thu.,  Jul 7 - Aug 11, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

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Instructor: Kelly Maclean.

In this course, we will continue to practice the 24 Form and it's mirror image. We will also forge ahead in our study of the 48 Form. We are almost half way through the 48 Form, having reached "Golden Rooster In this course, we will be continuing our study of the 24 Form. Participants should have some familiarity with the form up to "Grasp the Sparrow's Tail." This class is also suitable for those who have learned the entire 24 Form, but may be missing some parts, or would simply like to practice without having to start from the beginning. 

HW307 Monday Morning Yoga
Art Room
$80/6 weeks
Mon.,  Jul 4 - Aug 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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Instructor: Cheryl Prophet.

Practicing yoga reduces stress and pain and is effective in maintaining good physical and mental health, including increased energy, strength and mobility to name a few. This seniors’ yoga program is basic-level hatha classes and will include modifications and adjustments to help you feel comfortable and stable in your practice. All levels are welcome. Everyone can work at their level and pace. Please bring your own yoga mat to participate in this program.

HW308 Zumba
Tent/Marquee
$40/4 weeks
Tue.,  Jul 5 - 26, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Instructor: Asal Nikoopour.

Zumba Gold© is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a lower-intensity workout. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

HW309 Creative & Expressive Dance Class
Begg Room
$60/6 weeks
Wed.,  Jul 6 - Aug 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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Instructor: Cheryl Prophet.

Experience the joy of moving in an expressive and creative dance class, accompanied by an eclectic music playlist. You will be guided to explore and create your own unique expressive movement in a class that is playful and fun. No experience is required-everyone can dance!

HW310 Invigorate me Pilates for Seniors
Begg room
$70/7 weeks
Fri.,  Jul 8 - Aug 19, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

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Instructor: Hanne Vieira.

This series is designed to get your health back on track with low impact Pilates exercises to tone, connect and release tension.

 

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We will use an elastic band to build strength, improve posture and learn stabilization to prevent injuries and body pains. All levels welcome.

Pilates increases mobility, flexibility and helps building bone density. It is the best rehabilitation program to keep you feeling strong and invigorated.

 

Participants will learn to use their inner resistance to build strength; stabilize their bodies and move within a healthy range of motion.

Learn to release aches and pains through gentle exercises and stretching using somatic principals.

 

Through teaching the Pilates method, students will learn the fundamentals to optimize posture, endurance and balance. They will learn to better engage their muscles during any activity such as walking, climbing, sitting.

 

(10 min gentle warm-up, 40 min exercises, 10 min stretch and release).



Spring 2022

Registration date is on Thursday, March 24th at 10:00am.
Free Activities
Casual Croquet
Meets on the lawn near the woodshop.
May to September
Tues., 9:30-11:00am

When weather permits! If interested, please contact Dorothy at dsimons1@shaw.ca.

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Come and join a group who play a very casual version of ‘backyard’ croquet. We usually play for an hour and follow it up with coffee in the Conservatory.

Cycling Group
Meets in front of Brock House (or at different locations)
Starting April 14th 
Thursdays at 10:00am

If you are interested, please contact the convenor David Morgan at davidmorgan@novuscom.net.

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Ride 1. Scheduled for Thursday, April 14th. Seawall Ride. Start time 10 AM at Brock House. We will bike to Science World via Seaside. From there we will go to Stanley Park at Beach Avenue and have a look at the Heron’s nests. We proceed to the Georgia Street entrance to Stanley Park, around the park on the seawall to Pipeline Road. Down Pipeline Road to Beaver Lake and through trails to the Rose Garden. After the Rose Garden we go to Ceperley Park for picnic lunch. After lunch we go back along Beach Ave and over Burrard Bridge. The ride ends at the south end of Burrard Bridge. The ride is about 30 km. mostly flat and mostly paved. Email davidmorgan@novuscom.net or the ride leader Ian Cumming if you plan to attend.

 

Ride 2. Tentatively Thursday, April 21st. Richmond Dyke Ride. Start time 10 AM at Richmond Olympic Oval on the Dyke. We travel west on the Dyke to Terra Nova Rural Park then south on the Dyke to Garry Point Park. We go through Steveston and along the river to Finn Slough. After that we return to Steveston and with possible lunch at Britannia Brewing. After lunch we return to the Olympic Oval via Railway. A flat ride about 30 km, paved and gravel. Email davidmorgan@novuscom.net or the ride leader(TBA) if you plan to attend. Many will drive to the start point. The start point is a short ride from the Lansdowne Metro station allowing one to get there by transit.

 

Ride 3. Tentatively Thursday, April 28thCherry Blossom Ride – Description to follow. 

Pole Walkers
Meets in front of Brock House
Wednesdays at 10:00am-11:00am

To join, contact Mona at mjkriss78@gmail.com.

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Hiking Group
Saturdays  

To join a hike, click the specific hike from the list on the right, and contact the hike leader for details.

For more information about the hiking group, contact Margit at 604-224-6627.

Upcoming Events
List of Hikes
Paid Activities
HW201 Chair Yoga
Tent/Marquee
$60/6 weeks
Tue.,  May 17 - June 21, 11:30-12:30

Register for series.


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Instructor: Erica Levy.

Respecting physical distancing, this 60-minute chair yoga class will help you improve your strength, balance, concentration and flexibility. We start in the chair and include standing poses, breath work and yoga dance! Open to all levels in a safe and fun environment! 

HW202 Balance, Posture and Strength
Tent/Marquee
$60/6 weeks
Wed.,  May 11 - June 15, 9:15-10:15
Register for series.
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Instructor: Kate Maliha

This is a moderate/challenging 60-minute class. Class begins with a low-impact cardiovascular segment, followed by exercises to improve balance, strength, posture, and body alignment, and ends with stretching. Folks who are at high risk for falls are not recommended to take this class. If in doubt, please contact the instructor through the office for more information. 

HW203 Stretch and Strength
Tent/Marquee
$75/6 weeks
Wed.,  May 11 - June 15, 10:30-11:45
Register for series.
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Instructor: Kate Maliha

This 75-minute mostly moderate-level class can be adapted to suit a variety of levels and physical limitations. The class begins with a short cardiovascular component that can be adapted for chair as needed. The last 2/3rds can be seated or standing, and includes ‘Brain Muves’ balance work, and exercises for strength, agility, stability, and stretching/mobility. The last part of the class is all seated and may include posture/body alignment, stretching, visualization, and deep relaxation. This class is suitable for all levels, including those with some mobility and balance restraints wishing to safely challenge themselves.

HW204 Tai Chi - Level 1
Tent/Marquee
$70/6 weeks
Tue,  May 5 - June 16, 10:00-11:00
Register for series.
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Instructor: Kelly Maclean.

In this course, we will be continuing our study of the 24 Form. Participants should have some familiarity with the form up to "Grasp the Sparrow's Tail." This class is also suitable for those who have learned the entire 24 Form, but may be missing some parts, or would simply like to practice without having to start from the beginning.

HW205 Tai Chi - Level 2
Tent/Marquee
$60/6 weeks
Tue,  May 10 - June 14, 8:45-9:45
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Instructor: Kelly Maclean.

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise, a martial art, and moving meditation, based on the principle of the interplay of Yin and Yang. Slow and graceful movements improve balance, coordination, and well-being. Emphasis on proper alignment promotes Qi flow through the body, and sustained concentration makes this an excellent exercise for the mind as well.

HW206 Tai Chi - Level 3
Tent/Marquee
$70/7 weeks
Thu,  May 5 - June 16, 8:45-9:45
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Instructor: Kelly Maclean.

In this course, we will continue to practice the 24 Form and it's mirror image. We will also forge ahead in our study of the 48 Form. We are almost half way through the 48 Form, having reached "Golden Rooster Stands on One Leg."

HW207 Monday Morning Yoga
Begg Room
$80/8 weeks
Mon.,  April 25 - June 20, 9:30-10:30

Register for series.

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Instructor: Into Yoga


Basic-level Hatha yoga class to help you maintain good physical and mental health. Instructor: Into Yoga. 


Practicing yoga reduces stress and pain and is effective in maintaining good physical and mental health, including increased energy, strength and mobility to name a few. This seniors’ yoga program is basic-level hatha classes and will include modifications and adjustments to help you feel comfortable and stable in your practice. All levels are welcome. Everyone can work at their level and pace. Please bring your own yoga mat to participate in this program.

HW208 Tuesday Morning Yoga
Begg Room
$80/8 weeks
Tues.,  May 3 - June 21, 10:30-11:30

Register for series.

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Instructor: Into Yoga


Basic-level Hatha yoga class to help you maintain good physical and mental health. Instructor: Into Yoga. 


Practicing yoga reduces stress and pain and is effective in maintaining good physical and mental health, including increased energy, strength and mobility to name a few. This seniors’ yoga program is basic-level hatha classes and will include modifications and adjustments to help you feel comfortable and stable in your practice. All levels are welcome. Everyone can work at their level and pace. Please bring your own yoga mat to participate in this program.

HW209 Zumba Tuesdays
Tent/Marquee
$80/8 weeks
Tue,  May 3 - June 21, 10:00-11:00

Register for series.

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Zumba Gold© is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a lower-intensity workout. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

HW210 Zumba Fridays
Tent/Marquee
$60/6 weeks
Fri,  May 20 - June 24, 10:00-11:00

 




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Zumba Gold© is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a lower-intensity workout. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

HW211 Line Dancing
Begg Room
$80/8 weeks
Thurs,  April 28 - June 16, 9:30 - 10:30

Register for series.


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Hi, I'm your line dancing instructor.  I began teaching line dancing back in 1989 and have been teaching many classes ever since then. I have taught classes from beginners to advanced, but more recently it has been mostly beginner or improver classes. When I first began the classes were huge and the ages varied, but lately it has almost always been seniors. I have taught thousands of dances and apart from scheduled classes I have taught on cruise ships, at conventions, weddings, birthday parties, special line dance events and charity events. I have also traveled across Australia and New Zealand teaching line dances. Presently I am teaching 3 beginner/improver classes every week So I feel I am well qualified to teach line dance classes.


I am a retired elementary teacher and a senior myself. I have truly enjoyed teaching line dances and have also enjoyed all the many people I have met and the friendships I have made over the years.


I hope this info will give you some idea about who I am.


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