We have several unique and fun fitness classes that help keep us active and enjoy the best years of our live. These classes are tailored for our age group and mobility levels. Check out the ones that are the right fit for you. Come on out and enjoy the unique opportunities that await.

Please note that pre-registration is required at this time. 

 

pilatesPilates:

Instructor: Dianne Matak
Date & Time: Wednesdays and Fridays 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (pre-registration required)
Location: 2nd Floor Studio
Level: Beginner/intermediate, low-impact and low/medium intensity. Not recommended for arthritis or Osteoporosis

Description of the class:

A variety of exercises include muscle endurance, stretch and relaxation. Equipment used: mats, stability balls, weighted balls, small balls, light hand weights.

 

 Miranda group 2 Essentrics thumbnail  Essentrics

Instructor: Jeannette Matak
Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Location: Trinity United Church
Level: For All Levels

Description of the class:

ESSENTRICS® is a dynamic, weight-free fitness program that strengthens the muscles in the elongated position; quickly creating a long, lean and rebalanced body. The unique fluid movement of ESSENTRICS® slenderizes and tones the abs, waist, thighs, arms and back, while improving posture, flexibility, agility and strength.

This revolutionary fitness technique goes beyond changing the look of your body it strengthens the muscles eccentrically, a concept opposite to the conventional, concentric view of strengthening. With the systematic use of techniques like rotational movement, PNF and isometrics, ESSENTRICS® pulls the joints apart & empowers every muscle in the body. It is an easy to follow, lifelong workout that benefits people of all ages and fitness levels who seek not only strength and flexibility, but also injury prevention and recovery

ESSENTRICS® Technique has been developed by Miranda Esmonde-White, two time NY Times bestselling author of Forever Painless and Aging Backwards.“.

Learn more about Essentrics

As a low impact, equipment-free class, it is a perfect fit for everyone. It will rejuvenate you, making you feel energize, healthy and help maintain a youth like endurance.

Functional Strength and Balance

Instructor: Fran Betts
Date & Time: Mondays 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. (pre-registration required)
Location: Trinity United Church
Level: beginner, arthritis and Osteoporosis friendly, special considerations or conditions welcome

Description of the class: 

This exercise program is for older adults, who are new to exercise, or returning after an absence. Strength, balance and relaxation are incorporated to maintain/improve balance, bone health and functional mobility.

  Circuit

Instructor: Dianne Matak
Date & Time: Tuesdays 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. (pre-registration required)
Location: 2nd floor studio
Level: suitable for beginners, arthritis friendly. Not recommended for severe Osteoporosis

Description of Class:

Timed segments of exercise from 7 to 10 minutes. Equipment used such as steps, weights, stability balls, small balls, weighted balls, and kettle bells (weights). Includes activities of low impact, step, stability ball work, muscle endurance, stretch and relaxation.

 Chair Yoga

Instructor(s): Sandra Maltby-Mills and Jeannette Matak
Date & Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 p.m. (pre-registration required)
Location: Trinity United Church
Level: Beginners and all abilities welcome, options and alternatives provided, encouraged to work at appropriate level

Description of the class:

All abilities are welcome. This class includes both sitting and standing with your chair. Gentle stretching, strengthening and breathing practices are introduced. We explore and learn about the power of our mind/body connection and the healing powers of mindfulness. You are guaranteed to be deeply relaxed when you finish.

Step:

Instructor: Dianne Matak
Date & Time: Currently not being offered
Location: 2nd Floor Studio
Level: Beginner/intermediate, low-impact and low/medium intensity. Not recommended for arthritis or Osteoporosis

Description of the class:

Step class (if not familiar with step – It uses a bench with pods to adjust step height. Assorted moves are performed stepping up and down.) Uses weights and includes a warm up and cool down with stretching.

Urban Poling:

Instructor(s): Fran Betts (Jeannette Matak)

Date & Time: Currently not being offered
Location: Wallaceburg District Secondary High School, 920 Elgin, St Wallaceburg.
Level: Introductory

This is a free program.  You are able to sign out poles if you need them at the WAAC’s office. Also please make sure that you have registered at the Wallaceburg Service Centre for your free walking pass.

Description of the class:

When the interest is identified, two 60 minute classes are held. The first class explains the muscle response to walking with the poles and the appropriate technique after being fitted with either the Fitness or the Activator poles. The second class provides appropriate warm up and cool down exercises and tips for walking on alternate surfaces and terrains.