WSAC “TRY IT DAYS” – Trying something NEW never grows old!

We are very excited to be offering a number of Try It Day classes.

  • Step 01: Please pre-register EARLY for your Try It Day classes at the front desk
  • Step 02: Sign up for our NEW Try It Day e-newsletter at our front desk OR
  • Step 03: Email us at info@weseniors.ca – Just write “Try It Day Enews” in the title of your email and we will make sure you get our monthly updates!

 

TRY IT DAY – DANCE CLASSES

Ballroom and Latin Beyond Basics
Tuesday, Feb 25th from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Clogging

  • Beginner level – Tuesday, Feb 25th from 3:45 pm – 4:40 pm
  • Intermediate level – Tuesday, Feb 25th from 2:45 pm – 3:40 pm
  • Experienced level – Tuesday, Feb 25th from 11:15 am – 12:10 pm

Line Dancing

  • Beginner level – Tuesday, Feb 25th from 4:45 pm – 5:40 pm
  • Beginner level – Wednesday, Feb 26th from 12:30 pm – 1:25 pm
  • Intermediate level – Wednesday, Feb 26th from 1:30 pm – 2:25 pm
  • Experienced level – Wednesday, Feb 26th from 2:30 pm – 3:25 pm

 

TRY IT DAY – FITNESS CLASSES

On Pace With Parkinsons – Thursday, Feb 13 from 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Have you been diagnosed with Parkinsons and unsure what one can do? Exercise is one of the top prescriptions to help keep people motivated and provide the strength needed to continue enjoying hobbies and opportunities in life. An instructor-led workout that delivers exercises best suited to abilities in a progressive manner to keep members moving!

 

Barre Fusion – Monday, Feb 24th from 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm
Barre Fusion is a program that will continue the benefits of a barre class and a cardio class. We will use Barre components to help with balance, posture, strength, control and body connection. As well, we will give you a cardio punch for the first half of class to ensure you get a well-rounded, impactful workout! There will also be occasional mat work involved, with the use of a variety of tools to help you reach your fitness goals.

Note: Yoga mat required.

 

Cardio Rhythm – Monday, Feb 24th from 3:00 pm – 3:55 pm
If you are looking for a workout that has it all, then this is for you! This program is designed to keep your heart rate up, get you moving and grooving, have fun learning different dance styles, while merging the benefits of various aerobic exercises throughout the program.

 

Seated Stretch Fit – Monday, Feb 24th 11:00 am – 11:55 am  OR Tuesday, Feb 25th 10:00 am – 10:55 am
Want to feel better with gentle stretching, but unable to use a floor mat? This class is for you! Total body stretching done completely in a chair, at your own pace, will promote improved circulation, flexibility, movement, & digestion in addition to overall feelings of wellness. Studies stress the vital importance of stretching – so join us & feel better!

 

Seniors Stretch Fit – Wednesday, Feb 26th from 9:00 am – 9:55 am
The perfect way to start the day! Gentle flexibility-inducing stretches done with easy progression, to soothing music. Studies prove that seniors benefit tremendously from stretching activities. Aging causes stiffness of joints & muscles, which frequently causes pain and poor balance, circulation, digestion, posture, & flexibility. The easy remedy is stretching!

This relaxing class is for everyone; it will involve standing & prone stretching; however, it can be done with modifications while seated.

Note: Yoga mat required.

 

Barre – Wednesday, Feb 26th from 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
The Barre method is a signature power fitness strengthening program that redefines the body by focusing on the gluteal muscles, leaning out the thighs, carving the abdominals & back, while sculpting the arms. Achieve a beautiful, healthy body while improving postural balance, flexibility, coordination, & grace.

Note: Yoga mat required.

 

Zumba Gold  – Friday, Feb 28th from 2:30 pm – 3:25 pm
Join the party! Terri has a passion for Zumba®! Zumba Gold® is a modified Zumba® class that focuses on all the elements of fitness (cardiovascular, muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance), but at a lower intensity.

Easy to follow choreography using Latin and World rhythms equals dance fitness classes that are fun, energetic & make you feel amazing!

 

 

TRY IT DAY – YOGA CLASSES

Yoga for Parkinsons – Monday, Feb 24th from 2:40 pm – 3:40 pm
Did you know that yoga is extremely beneficial for Parkinson’s disease (PD)? It helps to increase flexibility, improve posture, loosen tight, painful muscles and enhance the quality of life.

The scientific studies support hatha yoga for persons with PD, improves the functional mobility and how a person with PD walks. Yoga improves balance, thus may also reduce the far fear of falling, which can also help keep people with PD active in the community. The calming effect of yoga (by enhancing parasympathetic output) may lessen perceived stress, enhance relaxation, and benefit sleep.
In this class we will use chairs for seated and standing postures, but it is open for people who can get down on to the floor as well. The instructor will give variations and options.

 

Deep Relaxation With Tune Up Balls – Feb 25th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy this class of gentle guided movement and self-myofascial release. We will use tune up balls to relax and stimulate tense muscles while improving circulation. This class will also incorporate some gentle yoga poses and guided relaxation to leave you feeling balanced and relaxed.

Note: A yoga mat and the ability to get down and up from the floor is required

CLICK HERE to watch a youtube video on how Tune Up Balls work!

 

 

Develop Flexibility Through Yin Yoga

  • Tuesday, Feb 25th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Feb 25th from 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Do you feel that your joints are very stiff? Do you wish to gain some flexibility in your hips, shoulders, knees, ankles, etc. without risking injury? This is the right program for you. Yin Yoga is designed for developing flexibility in rigid joints through moderate stretch applied to specific joints sustained for a duration of 1 to 3 minutes. As you relax in a pose, the gravity will slowly develop flexibility. Week by week you will be amazed to discover the flexibility you achieve.

Note: Members must be able to get down on the floor onto the mat.

 

Next Level Yoga – Tuesday, Feb 25th from 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
This class is at the intermediate and beyond level. The class will begin with warm ups and Sun salutations, followed by postures, to bring strength, flexibility and balance to both the body and the mind. This class is good for anyone who wants to take their practice to be next level, not just physically but also mentally, progressing from effortless practice.

Note: Yoga mat required. This class is for members well beyond beginner level who can get down to and up from the floor independently.

 

Advancing Yoga – Wednesday, Feb 26th from 1:50 am – 2:50 pm
Are you ready for the next step in your Yoga practice – to get stronger and more flexible while learning to manage daily pains and ailments?

Come try Advancing Yoga, instructed by a 1500 hour yoga certified master. In this class we will expand your yoga practice through many forms of yoga, utilizing a multitude of modifications that will suit the needs from beginners to the most advanced yoga student.

Note: A yoga mat and the ability to get on the floor independently is required for this course.

 

 

Yoga for Stress and Anxiety – Wednesday, Feb 26th from 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Movements of yoga improve the strength, flexibility and balance of the body while the breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques calm the mind.

The uncomfortable symptoms of panic and anxiety, such as feelings of tension tightness and pain sensitivity are eased by yoga postures by stretching, lengthening and balancing the muscles. Meditation, visualization and breathe awareness can help with letting go of unwanted thought patterns and bring tranquility to the entire being. Join Neeru to help make a difference in your world – you will work on reducing stress and anxiety symptoms, leaving you feeling much more balanced and refreshed.

 

Yoga for Arthritis – Thursdays, Feb 27th from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Yoga is one of the best exercises for seniors with arthritis. Since arthritis restricts movement and yoga increases range of motion, yoga is a natural antidote to arthritis. Yoga loosens the muscles, while increasing flexibility and balance, which helps prevent falls and increases blood circulation. Yoga strengthens the joints, reduces pain, improves joint flexibility and helps them to function normally. Each session will include some pranayama (yogic breathing), light yoga exercises and relaxation. The program starts with simple stretches and gradually advances to more difficult poses.

Note: Yoga mat required.

 

Gentle Yoga Beginner – Friday, Feb 28th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gentle Yoga is an easy, adapted & slower moving style of yoga. The poses are repeated several times in a flowing series to get the full benefit without straining or forcing. No long holds or straining to touch your toes in this class. You will stretch, tone & strengthen the whole body as well as practice breathing exercises, mindfulness & relaxation. Great for everybody but amazing for the older adult.

 

Yoga for Balance & Wellbeing – Friday, Feb 28th from 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Yoga has so many benefits, and nurturing balance is a pivotal one: balance not just for fall prevention but balance in overall health. Some of the benefits of yoga include improved flexibility, muscle tone and strength, greater range of motion of the joints, more body awareness, greater calm and ease of being, and increased well-being.

Note: Yoga mat required.