Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am
Based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO”, Let’s Move Let’s Dance! is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance exercises that create a dynamic, exciting workout that will tone your muscles and your body. The routines feature aerobic fitness with a combination of fast and slow moves that address the physical needs of older adults and the unconditioned beginner. Non-supported moves and hair-based options are also available. Let’s Move, Let’s Dance! is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for the body and mind.
Claudia creates and designs her own choreography.
Tuesday 10:45am – 11:45am
A group exercise program for older individuals who have had a stroke or have limited mobility. The class was developed by UBC and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. It is specifically designed to improve muscle strength, balance, and general mobility, including walking. It includes elements of strength training, heart fitness, flexibility, balance and overall quality of life coordination. Sessions are easily adaptable, no matter your mobility issue and will help you improve your strength as well as improve your overall quality of life.
IF YOU HAVE ARTHRITIS OR BACK PROBLEMS, YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS SPECIALLY CUSTOMIZED EXERCISE CLASS. IT WILL HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTHEN, RANGE OF MOTION AND INCREASE ENDURANCE .YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SITTING OR STANDING ROUTINES THAT HELP YOU TO RELIEVE STIFFNESS AND IMPROVE POSTURE.
Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
By Tanya Comeault
Drums Alive is a new fitness program offered at the Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre that includes several aspects of good health and the components of wellness – physical, mental, emotional and social by combining the rhythm of drums with a passion of dance. It allows for expression and creativity, as well as provides the participant with an impressive degree of fitness and, most importantly, it is fun!
“This is a totally new fitness experience Gwen Secter is offering to the community” said Marilyn Regiec, Executive Director. “It’s a great opportunity to explore your creativity through music and movement: you can melt away all your stress after a challenging day at work!”
The connection between drumming and movement has numerous physiological and psychological benefits such as building sensory and motor coordination and muscle sense awareness which are especially important for active older adults.
Brenda Moberg, the Certified Drums Alive instructor at Gwen Secter, is 65 and is now a certified group fitness instructor. Brenda leads participants though a fun-packed session to music with a
‘Latin’ flavour followed by relaxing ‘wellness’ movements.
Drums Alive is being promoted in schools as Mathematics-in-Motion, in the Medical community as Therapy Beats, and in Nursing homes, Assisted living centers and Independent living centers as Golden Beats. Pink Beats was developed to connect cancer survivors and supporters in an uplifting and inspiring experience.