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.

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.

Easy Chair Exercise with Ball with Steve Bottrill

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 Steve’s cat!

Video via Steve Bottrill

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

15 Minute Everyday Workout with Meredith

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 and will get you body warmed up, loosened up and feeling great! This exercise video includes low impact cardio moves along with great balance work and ends with core/abs work along with some great stretching to finish off strong.

As always, only do movements that you feel comfortable and never force anything that causes you pain of discomfort. Remember to take breaks when you need to and keep your water close by.

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.

Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong Routine

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 Kircher

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

Seated HIIT Workout with Meredith

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 that has great benefits when it comes to heart health.

Usually, HIIT style workouts consist of  “Time On” and “Time Off” periods where you work for a certain period and then rest for the other using a timer. This gets your heart rate up and keeps your body engaged. For this routine Meredith is also using a timer and will lead you through each movement which you can also use weights as options. For this routine since it is an “At Home” workout we will be using water bottles for weights.

This is an intermediate level workout so remember to only do movements that are comfortable for you and never force any movements that may cause you pain or discomfort. Always keep water close by and have a great 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.

Coordination Exercise with Steve Bottrill

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 arm moving forward into the water, the other circling backwards at the same time before it moves forward for the next stroke. Steve applies opposing body mechanics principles into a great routine that you can do in under 20 minutes to help improve your coordination.

Video via Steve Bottrill

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

We are REOPENING!

We are so excited! The Reopen Planning Committee met Thursday afternoon and decided that we are going to resume exercise classes and pool, as well as open the fitness rooms again! Keep reading to see how we are working each program.

POOL

Sessions will run from 8:45am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday, at a cost of $2.00 per session. We are allowed up to a maximum of 8 people (4 per table).

FITNESS ROOMS

The exercise rooms will be open from 8:45am to 3:45pm, Monday to Friday, at a cost of $1.00 per session. Note that due to changes in government spacing regulations, only 1 person is permitted in the small fitness room (with the rowers) and 2 people in the larger fitness room (with the treadmills) at a time.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Classes are scheduled as follows:

Please note that several weeks ago the Ontario government changed spacing requirements for sports, fitness, and exercise from 2 metres to 3 metres for Levels Red, Orange, and Yellow. This means that exercise classes held at WAAC can only accommodate a maximum of 8 people and must have a minimum of 7 participants for classes to be held. As Trinity Church has a larger space, exercise classes held there must have a minimum class size of 8 to go ahead and a maximum of 10 participants are allowed in order to comply with social distancing requirements as in the fall.

ALL PROGRAMS

Due to the high demand and limited space, registration is required for pool and the fitness rooms. Both preregistration and prepayment is required for exercise classes. Please either call Victoria in the office at 519-627-6224 or email her at srcentre@kent.net to reserve your spot. Your spot is not confirmed until a response is received from the office. Last minute registration for pool and exercise rooms may be accommodated, provided space is available, but members who register in advance will take precedent, so save your spot today.

All participants must also read and sign the relevant Participant Protocols document prior to playing. Victoria can either email a copy to you or provide you with one in the office.

We look forward to seeing everyone again!

Standing Abs And Core Workout For Seniors

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)!

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.

Beginner Cardio Workout At Home For Seniors

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 routine specifically designed with seniors in mind.

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.

Easy Leg Workout with Steve Bottrill

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 the comfort of your own home.

Video via Steve Bottrill

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

Fitness Classes

The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is open for Fitness Classes in the New Year!  Join our talented, certified instructors and get moving! Our upcoming sessions run once a week for 4 weeks in January. Pre-registration is required. Classes fill up fast, so contact the Centre today to reserve your spot.

Mondays:

1:00 – 2:00          Chair Yoga with Sandra*

2:30 – 3:30          Functional Strength and Balance with Fran*

Tuesdays:

8:45 – 9:45          Circuit Training with Dianne

Wednesdays:

8:45 – 9:45          Pilates with Dianne

8:45 – 9:45         Chair Yoga with Jeannette*

10:30 – 11:30     Essentrics with Jeannette*

Fridays:

8:45 – 9:45          Pilates with Dianne

Click here for class descriptions.

Cost is $16 for WAAC members, $32 for non-members. All classes must have a minimum of 8 participants each to be held, maximum of 10 due to COVD-19 restrictions.

Call 519-627-6224 or email srcentre@kent.net today!

*This program is being held at Trinity United Church, 750 Wellington St, Wallaceburg