Exercise & Activity Classes

EXERCISE & ACTIVITIES 

For personal safety, individuals must complete a Waiver, Par Q, & PARmed-X Forms (if required). At times programs may be cancelled due to meetings, rentals, holidays, low attendance, special events, etc. Please watch for notices.

A body in motion tends to stay in motion, whereas a body at rest tends to stay at rest!

LEARN TO HOOP

Hula–hooping is not just for kids anymore! This new style, called “hooping”, is the latest fitness and dance craze. This class uses hoops that are specifically designed for adult beginners. Participants will safely and effectively burn calories, tone core muscles and improve balance, posture and stability. Class content will be adapted to suit all fitness levels; including those who have never been able to keep the hoop up!

When:
Session 1: Tuesdays, February 6 – March 6
Time:
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $45 NM
Instructor:
Erin Lix
Register by:
Thursday, February 1 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: Tuesdays, March 13 – April 10
Time:
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $45 NM
Instructor:
Erin Lix
Register by:
Thursday, March 8 (after this date add $5)

ACTIVE AGING STRENGTH & LOW IMPACT

These low impact classes will assist you to maintain, build and improve your balance, strength, cardiovascular fitness and overall health. A variety of exercise equipment will be used. All fitness levels welcome. Wear comfortable exercise clothes, indoor sneakers, water bottle, yoga or exercise mat and be ready to have fun! Note: Monday classes will end at 9:00 am.

When:
Session 1: Mondays & Wednesdays, January 8 – February 28
When:
(no class February 19)
Time:
8:00 – 8:50 am
Fee:
$75 LSCO M; $98 NM
Register by:
Thursday, January 4 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: Mondays & Wednesdays, March 5 – April 25 (no class April 2)
Time:
8:00 – 8:50 am
Fee:
$75 LSCO M; $98 NM
Register by:
Thursday, March 1 (after this date add $5)

CIRCUIT TRAINING

Participants will enjoy a variety of workouts during this 4–week session, offered twice per week. Including strength, cardiovascular training, flexibility and more. Classes are designed for those who are new to exercising with weights and those who have some experience (beginner & intermediate). Classes will be held in the Fitness Centre. Please note: you do not have to be a member of the Fitness Centre to register. Wear comfortable exercise clothing, indoor shoes; bring a water bottle.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

When:
Session 1: January 9 – February 1
Time:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: February 6 – March 1
Time:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Friday, February 2 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 3: March 6 – 29
Time:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Friday, March 2 (after this date add $5)

FITBALL & MORE

Participants in this class will work hard to improve core muscles, posture, coordination, cardiovascular fitness as well as strength and flexibility. Exercising with the fit ball will assist you to improve your balance and strength too! You must be comfortable getting up and down off the floor. A variety of exercise equipment (ex. weights, tubing) is also used. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Note: There may be a cancellation of a classes due to instructor availability. Participants will be notified in advance.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

When:
Session 1: January 9 – March 1
Time:
9:00 – 9:50 am
Drop In Fee:
$50 LSCO M; $96 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: March 6 – April 26
Time:
9:00 – 9:50 am
Drop In Fee:
$50 LSCO M; $96 NM
Register by:
Friday, March 2 (after this date add $5)

LINE DANCING

Individuals with line dance experience will be kicking up their heels learning some new dances, reviewing the old, having a few laughs and as a bonus will be getting exercise. Diane Holstine will be instructing line dance classes.

When:
Mondays, January 8 – March 26 (no class Feb. 19)
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$34 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

MORNING LINE DANCING

If you have been in the beginner class for a while or have had some line dance experience, but aren’t quite ready to join the advanced dancers, join us for some fun! If you can’t make it every week drop in when you can.

When:
Thursdays, January 11 – March 29
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$34 LSCO M; $60 NM
Drop In Fee:
$4 LSCO M; $6 NM
Register by:
Monday, January 8 (after this date add $5)

BEGINNER LINE DANCE

This is the perfect class for the beginner. Did you know studies have shown that dancing can be great help in areas of memory, balance, the cardiovascular system and vertigo? Now that’s reason enough for men and women to get their dancing shoes on.

When:
Thursdays, January 11 – March 29
Time:
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Fee:
$34 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Monday, January 8 (after this date add $5)

MORNING EXERCISES

This program is ideal for individuals who would like to have the option of sitting in a chair or standing when exercising. Participants with limited mobility, arthritis, injuries, etc. however; everyone is welcome. You will work on strength and flexibility, within your limitations. Wear loose clothing and bring a water bottle.

When:
TBA
Time:
TBA
Fee:
TBA

SENIORS MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS CLASS

This 6 week class is designed for older adults to challenge and improve balance, coordination, strength and general fitness through martial art movements and exercises. You’ll learn a variety of strike (hand and foot) combinations and exercises from black belt instructors. Wear comfortable clothes and bare feet due to class being held on special mats. Waivers must be completed. Class will be held at C229 12 C Street North. Note: entry into the gym has stairs.

When:
Session 1: Saturdays, January 20 – February 24
Time:
10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee:
$36 LSCO M; $54 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, January 16 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: Saturdays, March 3 – April 14
When:
(no class March 31)
Time:
10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee:
$36 LSCO M; $54 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, February 27 (after this date add $5)

MORNING NIA

Nia is a dance–based fitness activity which also borrows from martial arts and healing arts. It is joyful movement medicine for body and soul; helps improve posture, balance, stability and it’s fun! Nia is beneficial for all ages and stages of health – you choose your own intensity level to participate. Wear clothing you can move in comfortably.

When:
Thursdays, February 1 – March 29
Time:
10:45 – 11:45 am
Fee:
$58.50 LSCO M; $88 NM
Instructor:
Jane Franz
Register by:
Friday, January 26 (after this date add $5)

MOVEMENT MEDICINE

Step in and dance your body beautiful! Nia inspired Movement Medicine is a celebration of the way your body moves. A blend of dance, sing a long music, martial and healing arts, that create a playful practice of loving and living in your body. Movement Medicine invites inspiration, exploration, ease and flow. Movement Medicine increases flexibility, breathe, agility, strength, and mobility. Join Andy Hertz, certified Nia Blue Belt, in a magical dance to compassionately condition your body, mind, and spirit.

FREE DEMONSTRATION CLASS January 11 at 5:15 pm. A wonderful opportunity to see what it is all about! Call 403–320–2222 to sign up at the Administration Desk.

When:
Thursdays, January 18 – March 29 (no class Feb. 22)
Time:
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Fee:
$65 LSCO M; $97.50 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 12 (after this date add $5)

EARLY RISER ZUMBA GOLD

Start your day right with a Zumba class designed with low impact moves and energetic music. Wear comfortable clothes, indoor footwear and bring a water bottle.

When:
Thursdays, January 18 – February 22
Time:
8:00 – 8:45 am
Fee:
$28 LSCO M; $38 NM
Instructor:
Nicole Stratychuk
Register by:
Monday, January 15 (after this date add $5)

ZUMBA Gold

This easy to follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It is an invigorating class held to upbeat music that provides modified, low impact moves for active older adults. Wear comfortable clothes, indoor footwear and bring a water bottle.

When:
Session 1: Tuesdays, January 16 – February 27
Time:
11:00 – 11:45 am
Fee:
$32 LSCO M; $42 NM
Instructor:
Nicole Stratychuk
Register by:
Thursday, January 11 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: Tuesdays, March 6 – April 24 (no class April 3)
Time:
11:00 – 11:45 am
Fee:
$32 LSCO M; $42 NM
Instructor:
Nicole Stratychuk
Register by:
Thursday, March 1 (after this date add $5)

 

MORNING TAI CHI PROGRAM

FREE TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION

Individuals who have always wondered what Tai Chi is all about will have the opportunity to learn more with Steve Burger. Call 403–320–2222 to sign up. Come wearing comfortable clothes and clean in door footwear. The demo will be held in Gym 2.

When:
Monday, January 8
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am

TAI CHI Beginner Class

This class is for you if you are new to Tai Chi or haven’t been practicing for a while. Wear comfortable clothing and inside footwear.

When:
Thursdays, January 11 – March 29
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, January 9 (after this date add $5)

TAI CHI Intermediate Class

Students who have taken the beginner class and are ready to learn additional steps are encouraged to register for this intermediate class.

When:
Tuesdays, January 9 – March 27
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $60 NM
Instructor:
Steve Burger
Register by:
Monday, January 8 (after this date add $4)

TAI CHI Advanced Class

If you have completed Steve’s Intermediate class and are ready to move on register for this class. Advanced students should also register.

When:
Wednesday, January 10 – March 28
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $60 NM
Instructor:
Steve Burger
Register by:
Monday, January 8 (after this date add $5)

TAI CHI Practice

Note: There is not an instructor available for this practice session. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome to participate for a small fee.

When:
Fridays, January 12 – March 30
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Wednesday, January 10 (after this date add $5)

QiGONG

Qi means “life energy” and gong means “work”; together Qi Gong means working with life energy. The exercises are designed to improve flow and quality of qi and harmonize mind, body and breath, thereby increasing overall health. The class will practice various QiGong exercises such as Tai Chi/QiGong 18 form, five animal frolics and meditation for mind relaxation. The techniques can be adjusted for individual fitness levels and/or limitations.

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9 – March 29
Time:
10:15 – 11:15 am
Fee:
$85 LSCO M; $105 NM
Instructor:
Dave Scotland
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

YANG TAI CHI 6 and 10 FORMS

Yang 6 and 10 Tai Chi are short forms taken from Yang 24 form. Each form takes approximately 1.5 minutes to perform once and can be completed in an area of 8 by 4 feet. The form is ideal for beginners and those that do not have enough time to commit to performing longer forms. The 6 form emphasizes proper stances and stepping. The 10 form consists of a balance of both left and right, upper and lower body movements. Applications of techniques will be demonstrated and other related Tai Chi exercises practiced.

When:
Wednesdays, January 10 – March 28
Time:
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $72 NM
Instructor:
Dave Scotland
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

 

YOGA & PILATES

CHAIR YOGA

This is a unique style of yoga that adapts yoga positions and poses using a chair which replaces the yoga mat. The participant is able to warm up the body safely and perform yoga poses with more support and stability. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions.

When:
Wednesdays, January 10 – March 28
Time:
9:35 – 10:25 am
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $48 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

GENTLE YOGA

Middle–aged adults and senior citizens can use yoga techniques to slow the aging process. With a few modifications to poses and a respect for the physical limitations of the body, individuals can easily participate in a healthy and active yoga session. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Plan on practicing barefoot or wear nonslip socks.

When:
Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9 – March 1
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$72 LSCO M; $108 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 6  – April 26
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$72 LSCO M; $108 NM
Register by:
Friday, March 2 (after this date add $5)

SATURDAY FLOW YOGA

This morning class will leave you feeling peaceful and grounded with a blend of heat building, strength, balance and stretching while mindfully linking breath to movement. A variety of props may be used. Dress comfortably so that you can move freely. Bring your water bottle a yoga mat and any other prop you may like to use. All levels welcome.

When:
Saturdays, January 20 – February 24 (no class Feb. 17)
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$30 LSCO M; $40 NM
Instructor:
Corrine Janzen
Register by:
Wednesday, January 17 (after this date add $5)

YIN YOGA

This challenging class is intended for those who have already practiced yoga. Yin Yoga focuses on the joints and connective tissue, especially in the hips, lower back and spine. Most of the poses are seated and last for 3–5 minutes, making the practice deeply meditative. Poses calm the mind, improve flexibility and joint mobility, decrease stress and anxiety, help balance energy (chi) in the internal organs through energy movement and meridian stimulation. Yin Yoga is a good compliment to other forms of vigorous exercise. Bring your yoga mat, a firm blanket and anything else you will need to be comfortable. Class will be held in Room A/B.

When:
Mondays, February 5 – April 23
When:
(no class February 19 & April 2)
Time:
9:00 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$85 LSCO M; $125 NM
Instructor:
Karen Toohey
Register by:
Tuesday, January 30 (after this date add $5)

MONDAY MORNING YOGA

Whether you are new to yoga or are familiar with the practice, this class yoga will help you develop balance, strength and flexibility without feeling overwhelmed or confused. In this class we will take our time to get into postures focusing on the basics. We will combine yoga postures and breathing exercises to strengthen the body, reduce stress and calm the mind. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a blanket, water bottle and yoga mat. Props may be used. This class will be lead by different instructors.

When:
Mondays, January 15 – March 26 (no class Feb. 19)
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$60 LSCO M; $80 NM
Register by:
Thursday, January 11 (after this date add $5)

WEDNESDAY MORNING YOGA

Yoga helps to improve physical & mental well being, using a combination of poses, breathing & visualization exercises. Participants will work towards increasing strength & flexibility. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Pending instructor availability classes may not be held (February 7, 14, 21). Participants will be notified. All levels welcome.

When:
Wednesdays, January 10 – March 28
Time:
10:00 – 11:00 am
Fee:
$60 LSCO M; $80 NM
Instructor:
Leigh Monette
Register by:
Monday, January 8 (after this date add $5)

HIDDEN LANGUAGE HATHA YOGA

This gentle and meditative style of Hatha Yoga takes the asanas (poses) far beyond a series of physical exercises and respect the body as a spiritual tool. The asanas are practiced to help us understand the psychological and symbolic meanings and help us understand how each asana can increase spiritual awareness. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper for writing personal reflections.

When:
Fridays, January 12 – March 23 (no class Feb. 9 & 16)
Time:
10:15 – 11:15 am
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $59 NM
Instructor:
Leigh Monette
Register by:
Wednesday, January 10 (after this date add $5)

YOGA for MEN

Have you always wanted to take a yoga class? Do you want to improve your balance? Are you stiff and thinking about how nice it would be to be able to bend over and tie your shoes without straining now and as you age? How about your coordination? If yes or a maybe is being contemplated then register for this class. Skip Cooper will lead you through a very comfortable sequence of movements and stretches. Register today; you will be glad you did! Props maybe used. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

FREE CLASS Wednesday, January 3: 8:30 – 9:30 am

When:
Session 1: Wednesdays, January 10 – February 28
Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee:
$38 LSCO M; $57 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, January 9 (after this date add $5)

When:
Session 2: Wednesdays, March 7 – April 25
Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee:
$38 LSCO M; $57 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, March 6 (after this date add $5)

YOGA Noon Hour

Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing, you will benefit greatly by attending this class. The breath becomes an important component of Vinyasa yoga. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, blanket, water bottle and any other props you may like to use.

When:
Tuesdays, January 9 – March 27
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$72 LSCO M; $90 NM
Instructor:
Melanie Hillaby
Register by:
Friday, January 5 (after this date add $5)

YOGA BLEND

Participants will enjoy this class as workouts vary weekly to improve concentration, flexibility, balance and more using a variety of props. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, water bottle and any other props you may like to use. All skill levels welcome.

When:
Thursdays, January 11 – March 29
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$72 LSCO M; $90 NM
Instructor:
Melanie Hillaby
Register by:
Monday, January 8 (after this date add $5)

ACTIVE YOGA

Throughout this lively yoga inspired practice we will work to create heat, build strength, balance and flexibility while being conscious of the breath. You should be comfortable flowing up and down off the mat during the practice. A variety of props may be used. Wear comfortable clothes; bring a yoga mat & water bottle.

When:
Wednesdays, January 10 – March 28
Time:
4:45 – 5:50 pm
Fee:
$60 LSCO M; $78 NM
Register by:
Monday, January 8 (after this date add $5)

ACTIVE YOGA & STRETCH

Individuals participating in this class will move through a series of poses to help improve balance, strength, and flexibility while being conscious of the breath as we move. At times we will be moving up and down off the mat; options are given and all participants are encouraged to do what is right for them. A variety of props may be used. Wear comfortable clothes; bring a yoga mat & water bottle.

When:
Fridays, January 12 – March 30 (no class Feb. 16)
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$60 LSCO M; $78 NM
Register by:
Thursday, January 4 (after this date add $5)

PILATES PLUS

This class involves a series of classical pilates exercises performed on a yoga mat. Each exercise emphasizes breath, core conditioning, and body awareness. We will pay special attention to alignment and form. Light weights, resistance tubing and other props may be used to add strength and stretch work. Wear comfortable workout clothes, bring a yoga mat, and water bottle.

When:
Mondays, January 15 – March 26 (no class Feb. 19)
Time:
12:00 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$55 LSCO M; $69 NM
Instructor:
June Dow
Register by:
Thursday, January 11 (after this date add $5)

 

SPORTS

TUESDAY & THURSDAY NOON ADULT BASKETBALL

Here is your opportunity to play basketball twice a week for a reasonable price during the lunch hour! A great way to relieve stress and get some exercise before heading back to work or to whatever the afternoon holds. Shower facilities are available so no need to worry about not being fresh for the rest of the day! Register at the Administration Desk. Pay for 4 months of basketball and save! Monthly option available.

When:
January 2 – April 26
Time:
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Fee:
$120 (4 months)
Instructor:
$40 (per month)
Drop in Fee:
$6 per day

BEGINNER BADMINTON

If you have not played badminton for quite some time or are interested in learning how register for this 7 week program. Wear comfortable exercise clothes and inside gym shoes. 30 minutes of instruction followed by play time until 12:00 pm.

When:
Thursdays, January 11 – February 22
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$10 LSCO M; $20 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, January 9

PICKLEBALL FOR BEGINNERS

If you are interested in learning the game of pickleball register for this 4 week course. Some equipment will be supplied. Bring a water bottle; wear comfortable exercise clothes and clean, indoor court shoes. Fee includes additional practice time (ask the instructor for times). Please complete an Activity Waiver Form upon registration.

When:
Session 1: Wednesdays, January 10 – 31
Time:
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 5

When:
Session 2: Wednesdays, February 7 – 28
Time:
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Friday, February 2

 PICKLEBALL

Pickleball players can purchase passes to play a number of times through the week. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable exercise clothes and clean, indoor court shoes. Some equipment is supplied. **Note: Levels of ability vary, as a result it seems that individuals that have been playing for some time attend earlier in the day; beginner and intermediate play usually begins at 3:00 pm. This however, does not mean that you can not attend at another time.

When:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Time:
7:30 – 9:30 am

When:
Mondays & Fridays
Time:
1:00 – 4:50 pm

When:
Tuesdays (January, February & March)
Time:
10:00 – 11:55 am

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time:
1:15 – 4:50 pm

Yearly Fee:
$120 LSCO M
Monthly Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM

Drop In Fees must be paid prior to playing.

Drop-In Fee:
$2.50 LSCO M; $3.50 NM

Fees are not pro–rated. Note: A few times a year that the gym is not available due to special events, tradeshows, holidays and floor re-surfacing.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

For personal safety, individuals must complete a Waiver, Par Q, & PARmed-X Forms (if required). At times programs may be cancelled due to meetings, rentals, holidays, low attendance, special events, etc. Please watch for notices.

BADMINTON

Everyone of all skill levels are welcome to play badminton weekdays however; many have been playing for awhile and at times, games become more competitive. Beginner players should come Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00 am for instruction. Drop in fee $2.50 members, $3.50 for non-members. Pay at the Administration Desk prior to playing.

When:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
11:10 am – 12:30 pm
When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$66 & LSCO membership

KEEP FIT

Staying active is important at any age. Start your day by participating in this gentle keep fit program. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to exercise at your own level. LSCO volunteers lead this 50-minute class. Wear comfortable clothes and clean, non-marking indoor footwear. Drop in fee is $2. Pay at the Administration Desk. 

When:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
10:00 – 10:50 am
Fee:
$22 & LSCO membership

 

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE

Both men and women are welcome to participate in this low impact style of dance. Wear comfortable clothes and non-marking soled shoes. Drop in fee is $3.

When:
Fridays
Time:
10:15 – 11:45 am
Fee:
Weekly donation & LSCO membership

TABLE TENNIS

A great active game for eye hand coordination and individuals of all skill levels. Let us know if you need instruction and arrangements will be made. Bring your own racquet. Begins Jan. 6. Drop-in fee is $2. Pay at the Administration Desk prior to playing.

When:
Monday & Friday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
When:
Wednesday, 2:45 – 4:25 pm
Fee:
$44 & LSCO membership

TAI CHI

LSCO Members with a great deal of Tai Chi experience may be interested in joining this Tai Chi session. Practice with swords and fans will be included. If you are unsure whether this is a good fit for you leave your contact information and you will be contacted.

When:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee:
$17 & LSCO membership