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Workout Wednesday – 10 Minute Low Impact Cardio

In this video Meredith guides you through a fun, fat-burning, 10 minute Latin cardio routine!

Low impact cardio is always a great way to build up your cardiovascular system and get your heart rate up to healthy levels. Of course adding fun and exciting music always adds to the the energy as well. In this video we’re combining the enjoyment of Latin rhythms with some of our favorite Latin influenced movements to give your full body a great cardio workout.

This is an intermediate level workout so make sure you only do movements that you are comfortable with and at the pace that works best for you. Always keep water close by and don’t forget to have fun:)

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Workout Wednesdays – Gentle Wall Exercises

Steve Bottrill of the VON is back with another exercise video. In today’s video, he demonstrates fun and easy exercises that utilize the wall. This is a stand up style of exercise that is great for seniors and those with challenges.

Video via Steve Bottrill

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Workout Wednesdays – 10 Minute Low Impact HIIT Workout

Join Schellea for a 10 Minute beginner Low Impact HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout for weight loss! This is a full body standing workout, suitable exercise for beginners and women over 50. Lose weight with this quick 10 minute high intensity, fat loss workout no equipment workout. It’s the perfect at-home, indoor workout!

Video via fabulous50s
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Fancy Footwork and Cardio Exercise in a Chair

Join Steve Bottrill for a Sit to Fit seated workout! This video will take you through a seated exercise routine that incorporates cardio and some fancy footwork to help you maintain cardiac strength and muscle tone.

Video via Steve Bottrill

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Low Impact Cardio Workout With Weights with Meredith

Low impact cardio is a great way to get your heart rate moving in a way that doesn’t add much stress on your joints and muscles. It’s also easy to achieve in the comfort of your own home with very little room. However, don’t let the “low” part fool you, this is an intermediate level workout which is sure to get your hear rate up and the blood pumping.

In this routine Meredith is utilizing wrist weights for resistance but this can easily be substituted using dumbbells, water bottles or any kind of light weight resistance you have in your home. We recommend only using a lighter weight due to the quicker movements involved in this routine.

Remember to always keep your water close by and never force any movements that cause you pain and discomfort. You can always modify this workout as a seated routine as well to adjust to whatever level of fitness you are comfortable with.

Video via Senior Fitness With Meredith

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Standing Abs Workout

We think you will really enjoy this 10 minute STANDING ABS indoor workout for women over 50! Join Schellea Fowler for a low impact workout that helps reduce belly fat and create a flatter stomach. This ab-toning workout is suitable for beginners and seniors. it’s very doable but still challenging enough to burn belly fat and tone your abdominal muscles, and it is so beneficial to be doing some form of physical exercise every single day, so why not get a more toned tummy while improving your overall health?

Video via fabulous50s

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Outdoor and Zoom Exercise Classes in July

UPDATE!!!!

We have not had enough participants register for the July sessions. Rather than cancel the classes, we will be pushing the classes back by 1 week to allow for an extension for registration. As such, the new registration deadline is now Friday, July 9th by 4pm.

All classes will now be pushed back 1 week and start the week of July 12 instead of the 5th. Jeannette will still not be available the week of the 19th.

The new dates are as follows:

Original Message:

Yes, you read that right! While we may not be able to have you back in the Centre yet, we are able to offer exercise classes outside and over Zoom!

We are so excited to be able to get our members participating in our exercise classes again! The WAAC will be offering four different outdoor classes; Urban Poling, Essentrics, Chair Yoga, and a Low Impact fitness class designed specifically for older adults! In the case of light rain, classes will be held under the concession pavilion. In the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms, a make-up class will be scheduled.

We are also thrilled to be able to offer our first every ONLINE classes, with our new dance instructor, Karen Parent! These classes will take place on the Zoom platform and can easily be done from the comfort of your own home!

Contact Victoria either by phone at (519) 627-6224 or by email at srcentre@kent.net to register or for more information. Registration closes this Friday, July 2nd 9th. Please note that classes must have a minimum of 7 participants to be held.

Outdoor classes

Urban Poling with Fran Mondays, 10:30-11:30
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members

Poles can be signed out from the Centre. Call to reserve your set today!

Essentrics with Jeannette
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 20th
Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members

Please bring your yoga mat. It is also recommended that you bring a blanket to put between your mat and the ground.

Chair Yoga with Jeannette Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 21th Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members.

Please bring your own lawn chair.

Low Impact Senior Fitness with Jeannette
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30
There will not be a class July 22nd Class will run for 3 weeks
$12 for the month for members.

All outdoor classes will be at Glen Mickle Park from 10:30am to 11:30 am

Zoom classes


Zoom classes will include full instruction, videos of the steps (both to the music and to count) for you to practice between classes, and a full video of each class. The videos will only be accessible to those who have registered in the class via a private link.

Salsa Fitness with Karen
*New Class*
Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members No partner required!

Line Dancing with Karen Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30
Class will run for 4 weeks
$16 for the month for members

The Centre has a very limited number of tablets available to loan if needed.

Meet Our New Instructor

Karen Parent is a retired high school teacher, mother of 5 and grandmother to 11 grandchildren.
Karen is the co-owner of Rhythm of the Night Dance Studio in Chatham. She and her husband, Randy, have been teaching ballroom dance for more than 15 years, first as assistant teachers for Opal Ballroom Dance before opening their own studio when their teachers retired. When Karen discovered there were a lot of women out there who wanted to dance, but couldn’t find willing partners, Karen added Salsa Fitness and Line Dancing to the studio’s class lineup.
Welcome to the WAAC, Karen!

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Full Body with Weights Workout

In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through a refreshing full body workout using weights that benefits from both sitting and standing positions. This is an intermediate level routine and incorporates all areas of the upper and lower body as well as core. Utilizing the body’s position in both a standing and seated position, Meredith uses light weights to add extra resistance to every move which helps give you a more beneficial workout.

Video via Senior Fitness With Meredith

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Seated Tai Chi Exercises

Today’s exercise video comes to us via David-Dorian Ross and walks us through a 15 minute Tai Chi exercise specifically designed to be done from a seated position. This allows those with mobility issues to participate in this relaxing, meditative martial art. It isn’t limited to those with mobility issues. Anyone can do this Tai Chi video. I have, and I love it!

Video via David-Dorian Ross

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Seated Knee-Strengthening Workout

Steve Bottrill of the VON is back again with another great chair workout. This one is targeted to strengthening your knees – and who doesn’t need that? Follow along as Steve warms up your muscles and then leads you through exercises specifically designed to work on your knees, allowing you to regain or maintain knee health.

Video via Steve Bottrill

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Stretch and Strengthen with Meredith

Today’s exercise post is a 2-for-1 special! Below are two beginner level stretch and strengthen exercise videos with Meredith of Senior Fitness with Meredith. Why two? Because one video works on your feet and ankles while the other targets your wrists and hands. I personally feel a little lopsided if only the one set of joints gets a bit of a workout while the other gets nothing. Anyone else feel the same way? And when it comes to mobility, we want to ensure we are taking care of all of our extremities. Even though there are 2 videos this week, they have a total run time of under 40 minutes, making this a great workout routine.

Video via Senior Fitness With Meredith
Video via Senior Fitness With Meredith

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Gentle Chair Yoga Routine

Developed by the therapists in the Chronic Pain Service (now called the LEAP Service) at Toronto Rehab, Rumsey Centre, this 25 minute chair yoga routine was created to provide you with a gentle exercise option that is chronic pain friendly. Remember that finding ways to keep moving everyday is one of the best ways to manage your pain!

Video via Cara Kircher

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Seated HIIT Workout with Meredith

Last week, we brought you a low-intensity Chair Yoga workout. Today we are turning up the dial and bringing you a High Intensity Interval Training workout with Meredith. This exercise routine is designed for seniors at an intermediate level. It is a seated workout and requires no equipment, which makes it accessible for almost everyone.

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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Gentle Chair Yoga

We are back today with another video released by therapists in the Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service. The gentle chair exercises are designed with 3 variations that will help you work within your therapeutic window. Square breathing and alternate nostril breathing exercises are also included.

Video via Cara Kircher

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. The WAAC is not responsible for any injuries that may result.

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Seating Upper Body Stretch and Strengthen

Stretching and Strengthening exercises are important to maintain flexibility and movement, especially as we age. Join Steve Bottrill as he takes you through an upper body workout designed to help with functionality. These exercises are done from a seated position, so almost everyone can do them too!

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. The WAAC is not responsible for any injures that may occur.

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Walking Cardio with Meredith

In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy to follow walking at home cardio workout using light weights (optional) perfect for beginners or senior. You can also use it as an add-on to another one of our videos for a more advanced challenge.

This routine is all standing but can also be substituted as a seated workout and incorporates a full body routine. This workout is meant to get both your heart rate up and build strength, endurance and flexibility. Since this is a “walk at home” style workout you can also do this routine anywhere you have open space in your home!

Video via Senior Fitness With Meredith

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. WAAC is not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur while undertaking these exercises.

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30-min Chair Yoga Dance Class

Are you ready to Dance? Enjoy 8 different dances from different eras and genres that will keep you moving and feeling GREAT with certified yoga therapist, Sherry Zak Morris! Chair Yoga Dance is a wonderful way to get your daily dose of movement while having lots of fun! And you are working your brain and soothing your spirit while your body fills up with life force energy! Grab a water bottle, pace yourself, and let’s keep moving!

Video via YogaJP

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program.

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Upper Back Posture Exercise with Steve Bottrill

Today’s exercise has the popular Steve Bottrill walking you through some great exercises that will help with your upper back posture. To participate in this routine, you will need a small ball that you can place in the arch of your back. Don’t have a ball? No problem! Just use a rolled up towel. Steve will have you stretching and sitting and standing straighter in no time!

Video via Steve Bottrill

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program.

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Walk At Home Workout with Meredith

In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy–to–follow beginner walk at home workout! This is a beginner level workout but can still be challenging for anyone at any level. This routine uses no equipment and can easily be done in the comfort of your own home. This workout incorporates the best of cardio exercising and range of motion movements that will be sure to leave your whole body feeling great afterwards. Remember to only do movements that you are comfortable and keep a chair close by if you would like extra stability during your session.

Video via Senior Fitness With Meredith

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program.

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Chair Exercise Higher Intensity with Steve Bottrill

Today Steve Bottrill has us doing a higher intensity workout. Because this exercise takes place while sitting in a chair, it is still safe for many seniors who are concerned about balance to take part while really getting your heart rate going. This video features a lot of cardiovascular movements and include shoulder movements and stretching.

Video via Steve Bottrill

You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program.