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Exercise Room Fall of 2019 Can you believe it spring is less than a month away? What a great time to think about getting fit for the summer and build up our core muscles. Dreaming of kayaking or canoeing on our waterways? Come on in and tone your muscles before hitting the open water, and...
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Serving the community for over 45 years, we will continue to stay true to our beginnings and be an intricate part of our community. Members and non-members will continue to enjoy fun and energetic exercise classes, adventurous bus trips, wonderful and unique workshops, crafting and games. #A_Great_Place_To_Go #WAACentre #Wallaceburg #Join_us #Making_History
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Good morning to our valued members! The Centre had reopened this past Monday for dining, pool playing, and using the fitness equipment. Now it’s time to get our exercise classed going! We started registration on Wednesday for those who had their April classes canceled due to the lockdown and we are now opening registration for...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Today Steve guides us through a gentle chair exercise with a ball. You can use any lightweight ball you have around the house for this exercise routine. After a quick warmup, Steve leads you through several ball exercises. He closes the workout with some breathing techniques. Keep an eye out for a surprise visit from...
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In this exercise video, Meredith is guiding you through a great workout routine that you can do everyday or days when you’re short on time and are looking to get a quick session in. This workout is aimed towards our beginner level but don’t let that fool you! This is a great routine for anyone...
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This gentle exercise video combines Tai Chi and Qi Gong with a variety of adaptations to help make the routine safe and comfortable for you. Developed by the therapists in Toronto Rehab’s LEAP Service (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain), this routine is great for starting a gentle exercise program at home. Video via Cara...
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In this exercise video Meredith will be guiding you through a great seated HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style routine using optional weights for resistance. HIIT workouts are a great way to build up both your cardiovascular system and muscle strength. It combines the best of both worlds into a shorter, yet more intense workout...
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Steve Bottrill is back with this awesome seated exercise. It’s a great workout that focuses on your coordination through using 2 opposing moves that work not just your body, but your mind too! Intimidated by the thought of opposing moves? Don’t be! We use opposite movement all the time. Think of how you swim. One...
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Meredith is back with another workout! This time she is working our abs and improving our core strength with this intermediate level exercise video. The best part of this workout is that it is designed to do without needing to get down on the floor (or struggling to get back up after like I do)!...
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Last week we received an email from merry old England from a fan of our website. She told us about how much she loved Meredith’s workout videos. After that, how could we not post another great video from Senior Fitness with Meredith? In this video, Meredith takes you through a great 20 minute beginner cardio...
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Steve is back! Steve Bottrill has been featured in some of our workout videos in the past and we have always had rave reviews about his videos. So when he reached out to let us know he had posted a new one, we had to share it with you. Enjoy this easy leg workout in...
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David-Dorian Ross Could Tai Chi actually heal back pain? That would be a strong claim, but in 2106 a team of researchers from the Stanford University Medical School found that SEATED TAI CHI significantly reduced back pain – even for people with sever spinal cord injuries. What was really interesting about the study was that...
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“No pain – just gain greater ability to move. These simple movements will help you relieve knee stiffness. Tai Chi helps prevent the #1 cause of death in people over 60 – falling. In this “Tai Chi Over 60 – Relieve Knee Pain” video, I’ll teach you a simple Tai Chi combination that will help...
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