Exercise & Activity Classes

2017 PROGRAMS  

  • PLEASE register early to avoid additional fees, cancellations and to secure your spot!
  • Credits or refunds will NOT be given once the class has begun.
  • Please ask for information regarding additional policies on cancellations, refunds, make up classes, credits, etc.
  • How do I register? In person, or call 403-320-2222.
  • How do I pay? By debit, cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.

Some members involved in LSCO’s programs and clubs choose not to participate during the summer months. This does not mean you have to. Many of the clubs require 2 people in the room for safety; all you have to do is contact another member to confirm whether they will be here or not.

ADULT ANNUAL PASS FEES

SENIOR 12 Month Memberships – Individuals 55 years +
•    Renewal: $50
•    New Member: $53

ADULT 12 Month Membership – Individuals 35 – 54 years
•    Renewal/New Member: $90

FITNESS CENTRE

2017 Fees
•    LSCO Member Fee: $18/month; $99/6 months; $180/12 months
•    Non Member Fee: $27/month

LSCO SUBSIDY

You may be eligible for financial assistance to join LSCO and participate in programs and classes. Please review the table below. For more information and to apply for assistance contact the Administration Desk.

WELCOME POLICY

This subsidy will be a service administered under Senior Supports. The following subsidies will be available to our members upon receipt of prior year income verification and current year’s fee assessment;

Welcome Policy

 

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.

“Use it or lose it!”

Introduction to URBAN POLING – NORDIC WALKING

If you would like to learn how to use poles to expand your walking experience register for this beginner class. Research states that some of the benefits of walking with the use of poles are that posture, stability and mobility will improve. Aerobic capacity will also increase. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes appropriate to the weather. If you do not have poles they will be supplied.

When:
Tuesday & Thursday, May 23 & 25
Time:
10:15 – 11:15 am
Fee:
$6 LSCO M; $12 NM
Register by:
Thursday, April 18 (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. Dropping in to this class is not permitted.

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays,  May 16 – June 8
Time:
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $60 NM
Register by:
Friday, May 12 (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!

When:
Mondays & Wednesdays, June 5 – 28
Time:
8:00 – 8:50 am
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $50 NM
Register by:
Thursday, June 1 (after this date add $5)

When:
Mondays & Wednesdays, July 5 – August 2
Time:
8:00 – 8:50 am
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $50 NM
Register by:
Thursday, June 29 (after this date add $5)

FIT BALL & More

Using the large stability ball and a variety of other exercise equipment, participants will work hard to improve balance, increase strength and flexibility. This class is for both women and men. Be prepared to have some fun and maybe sweat a little! Bring a water bottle, yoga/exercise mat, wear comfortable clothes and indoor footwear.

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 9 – June 29 (no class June 13 & 15)
Time:
9:00 – 9:50 am
Fee:
$35 LSCO M; $56 NM
Register by:
Monday, May 8 (after this date add $5)

GENTLE NIA

Gentle Nia is all things deliciously Nia – joy, pleasure, ease, grace, flexibility, agility, mobility but with less choreography and more focus on sensing joy and play. The Nia Technique has been around for 30 years and its blend of dance arts, healing arts and martial arts creates whole body healing and mobility.

When:
Thursdays, March 23 – June 8
Instructor:
Lise Schulze
Time:
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Fee:
$65 LSCO M; $97.50 NM
Drop In Fee:
$8.50 LSCO M; $12 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, March 21 (after this date add $5)

CLASSIC NIA

Classic Nia is a blend of Dance, martial and healing arts to create a soulful, healing, nourishing and enlivening practice of living in the body. The dynamic blend of movement forms, done to soul stirring music, will invite more ease, flow, expansion, well being and joy. Nia increases flexibility, agility, mobility, strength and stability and can be done at the level that feels right for you. No pushing or forcing.  Nia honors the bodies’ way. You can do it at high octane to get your fitness on OR you can take it to level 1 and enjoy self healing ~ or anywhere in between. Join Lise Schulze, certified 1st Black Belt, on a magical ride to unite body, mind, spirit. Allow yourself to remember the Joy of being Alive and feeling free in your body.

When:
Thursdays, March 23 – June 8
Time:
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Fee:
$65 LSCO M; $97.50 NM
Drop In Fee:
$8.50 LSCO M; $12 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, March 21 (after this date add $5)

LINE DANCING Experienced

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, April 24 – June 26 (no class May 22)
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$25 LSCO M; $37 NM; Drop In Not Permitted
Register by:
Friday, April 21 (after this date add $5)

LINE DANCING Thursday Morning

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, you may want to try this class.

When:
Thursdays, May 11 – June 29 (no class May 4 or June 1)
Time:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:
$20 LSCO M; $29 NM; Drop In Not Permitted
Register by:
Tuesday, May 9 (after this date add $5)

LINE DANCING Beginner

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, April 27 – June 26
Time:
1:15 – 2:15 pm
Fee:
$22 LSCO M; $33 NM; Drop In Not Permitted
Register by:
Tuesday, April 25 (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. Register today. You will be so glad you did. Wear comfortable clothes, indoor footwear and bring a water bottle. Class is taught by Nicole Stratychuk.

When:
Tuesdays, May 2 – June 20
Time:
11:00 – 11:45 am
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $54 NM
Register by:
Monday, May 1 (after this date add $5)

When:
Tuesdays, July 4 – August 29
Time:
11:00 – 11:45 am
Fee:
$36 LSCO M; $48 NM
Register by:
Thursday, June 29 (after this date add $5)

 

TAI CHI & QiGONG

Please Note: There will not be Tai Chi for 2 weeks during this session (Steve Burgers classes); dates to be determined at which time participants will be notified.

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.

 

MORNING TAI CHI PROGRAM

TAI CHI Beginner Practice

This practice session is for individuals registered in the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced classes. The first day will be a demonstration for interested newcomers.

When:
Mondays, January 9 – May 15 (no practice February 20 & April 17)
Time:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Friday, January 6

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 12 – May 18
Time:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fee:
$55 LSCO M; $85 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, January 10 (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 10 – May 16
Time:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fee:
$55 LSCO M; $85 NM
Register by:
Monday, January 9 (after this date add $5)

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:
Wednesdays, January 11 – May 17
Time:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Fee:
$55 LSCO M; $85 NM
Register by:
Monday, January 9 (after this date add $5)

TAI CHI Practice

This practice session is for intermediate and advanced students.

When:
Fridays, January 13 – May 19
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Wednesday, January 11

 

YOGA & PILATES

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, May 1 – June 26 (no class May 22)
Time:
12:00 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$36 LSCO M; $48 NM
Drop In Fee:
$6 LSCO M; $7 NM (Pay prior to class at Admin. Desk)
Instructor:
June Dow

Register by:
As soon as you see this!

ACTIVE YOGA

The instructor will lead participants through an active style of fitness and yoga movements creating heat throughout the body. We will be moving up and down off of the mat. It is recommended that you dress in layers. You may want to wear breathable clothing, even crops and short sleeves to help you stay cool. Bring a water bottle & your mat. A variety of props will be used.

When:
Fridays, April 7 – May 26 (no class April 14 or May 5)
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Drop In Fee:
$6 LSCO M; $7 NM (Pay prior to class at Admin. Desk)

When:
Fridays, June 2 – 30
Time:
9:00 – 10:00 am
Fee:
$23 LSCO M; $30 NM
Register by:
Thursday, June 1

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, April 5 – May 31
Time:
9:30 – 10:20 am
Fee:
$22 LSCO M; $36 NM
Drop In Fee:
$3 LSCO M; $5 NM (Pay prior to class at Admin. Desk)
Register by:
Tuesday, April 4 (after this date add $5)

When:
Wednesdays, June 7 – July 26
Time:
9:30 – 10:20 am
Fee:
$20 LSCO M; $32 NM
Register by:
Monday, June 5 (after this date add $5)

GENTLE YOGA

With a few modifications to poses, individuals can participate in this gentle, calming  class. It is perfect for those who have not practiced for a while or those who enjoy soft flowing yoga movements and poses. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, blanket (if you like) and water bottle.

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 4 – May 25
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$64 LSCO M; $80 NM
Drop In Fee:
$6 LSCO M; $7 NM (Pay prior to class at Admin. Desk)
Register by:
Monday, May 3 (after this date add $5)

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 30 – June 29
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $65 NM
Drop In Fee:
$6 LSCO M; $7 NM (Pay prior to class at Admin. Desk)
Register by:
Monday, May 29 (after this date add $5)

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 4 – 27
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$36 LSCO M; $52 NM
Register by:
Thursday, June 30 (after this date add $5)

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 1 – 31
Time:
9:30 – 10:30 am
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $65 NM
Register by:
Monday, July 31 (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, May 2 – June 27
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$45 LSCO M; $63 NM
Instructor:
Melanie Hillaby
Register by:
Monday, May 1 (after this date add $5)

When:
Tuesdays, July 11 – August 29
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $56 NM
Register by:
Friday, July 7 (after this date add $5)

YOGA for MEN

Do you need some time just for you? Have you always wanted to try a beginner yoga class? Do you want to improve your balance? Do you want 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.

When:
Wednesdays, May 3 – June 28
Time:
8:30 – 9:30 am
Fee:
$32 LSCO M; $48 NM
Register by:
Tuesday, May 2 (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:
Thursday, May 11 – June 29
Time:
12:05 – 12:55 pm
Fee:
$40 LSCO M; $56 NM
Instructor:
Melanie Hillaby
Register by:
Monday, May 9 (after this date add $5)

YOGA Mondays

A wonderful way to begin the week is by practicing yoga. We hope you join us and enjoy the variety of styles and teachers. At times we will be moving up and down off the yoga mat. No need to register just come!! However, if you would like to secure a spot in the class register at the Administration Desk. If you have not been active for a while or not done yoga before you will be asked to complete a waiver.

When:
Mondays, May 1 – June 5 (no class May 22)
Time:
9:15 – 10:15 am
Fee:
FREE

YOGA Wednesdays

Start your day with this yoga practice. You will be guided through a series of poses, breathing techniques, movements to help improve joint mobility, strength and flexibility. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a yoga mat, water bottle a blanket/pillow if you like additional comfort.

When:
Wednesdays, until May 31
Time:
10:00 – 11:15 pm
Drop In Fee:
$6 LSCO M; $7 NM

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, March 3 – April 28 (no class April 14)
Time:
10:15 – 11:15 pm
Fee:
$27 LSCO M; $36 NM
Instructor:
Leigh Monette

Register by:
Wednesday, March 1

 

SPORTS

SENIORS 55+ GOLF EVENT

Join us in celebrating Seniors Week by registering for this fun golf morning held at Evergreen Golf Centre, 5225 24th Ave. S. It does not matter if you have golfed a lot or a little. New!! Registrations will be done online at: evergreengolfcentre.com, at Evergreen Golf Centre or by calling them at 403-329-4500.

When:
Friday, June 9
Time:
Check in at 9:00 am, golf to follow
Fee:
$30/person (includes golf, light lunch, prizes)
Register by:
Thursday, June 8

NEW! NEW! NEW! GOLF FOR SENIORS 55+

Are you interested in receiving golf lessons? Then join one of these classes held at Evergreen Golf Centre. Please bring your golf clubs. Space is limited; register soon!

Ladies Level 1

We will review the basics and give one on one tips to help improve your skills and swing, helping to make you even more comfortable on the golf course. Perfect for the beginner or for those who haven’t golfed in awhile.

When:
Wednesdays, June 7 – 28
Time:
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Fee:
$35 LSCO M; $40 NM
Register by:
Monday, June 5

Ladies & Gentlemen Level 2

This advanced class is for the seasoned golfer. Your swing will be analyzed and the lesson will include time on the golf course.

When:
Thursdays, June 8 – 29
Time:
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Fee:
$35 LSCO M; $40 NM
Register by:
Monday, June 5

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.

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays – MAY
Time:
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Fee:
$15/person
Daily  Drop-In:
$2.50 LSCO M; $3.50 NM

PICKLEBALL FOR BEGINNERS

Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:30 pm is the perfect time for beginners to come and practice and have a game or 2. If you do not have a month pass please pay the drop in fee at the Administration Desk prior to playing.

PICKLEBALL

Avid players can purchase passes to play a number of times through the week. Please note: Experienced/advanced players usually play early mornings and early afternoons, beginner/intermediate players usually play afternoons starting at approximately 3:00 pm. Bring a water bottle, wear comfortable exercise clothes and clean, indoor court shoes. Some equipment is supplied. Note: A few times a year that the gym is not available due to, special events, tradeshows, holidays and floor re-surfacing. Pickleball is CANCELLED Friday afternoon May 4 & 5.

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

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

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time:
1:15 – 4:50 pm
Yearly Fee:
$120 LSCO M
Monthly Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Drop-In Fee:
$2.50 LSCO M; $3.50 NM

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

PICKLEBALL

Avid 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: A few times a year that the gym is not available due to, special events, tradeshows, holidays and floor resurfacing. Dates will be posted. Fees are not pro-rated.

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

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

When:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time:
1:15 – 4:50 pm
Yearly Fee:
$120 LSCO M
Monthly Fee:
$15 LSCO M; $30 NM
Drop-In Fee:
$2.50 LSCO M; $3.50 NM

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