Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness:

Cross Country Skiing                                                                      FREE LESSONS!

Laurentian Nordic Ski Club (LNSC) would like to invite the members of Parkside Centre to get outdoors this winter and enjoy cross country skiing. They hope to give you the skills you need to enjoy this amazing low impact exercise.  They will be offering a 2 hour ski lesson, with trail passes, instruction and rentals included.

There are trails available for people of all skill levels so register at the ParkSide today for this great activity. All you will need to do is sign-in when you arrive at the club.

February 5
February 19, 2019
9:30 – 11:30 am

Be Kind to your Mind

The Canadian Mental Health Association will be giving an informative talk which will review topics such as unhelpful thinking, feelings and behaviors. This seminar will also offer coping methods as to what we can do to maintain positive mental health. You must pre-register for this class!

January 10, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Getting the Most from your Healthcare Appointment                                         NEW!

This workshop prepares and empowers individuals to communicate more effectively with their health care providers to optimize their health. This workshop is for you if you answer YES to any of these questions:

  • Have you ever left a medical appointment feeling confused, forgetting details of your appointment?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by your medical needs?
  • Do you feel stressed, scared or anxious when you have a doctor’s appointment?
  • Have you recently been discharged from hospital and do not understand the answers to your questions?

You must pre-register for this class!

March 7, 2019
1:00 pm

Get Fit for Active Living

This program is designed to introduce you to physical activity. It includes three hours of exercise and education lessons and discussion each week. Exercise sessions include accelerated walking or other cardio respiratory activity, strength training using resistance tubing and hand-held weights, balance, & flexibility, and functional fitness training.  Classroom topics include: Benefits of Physical Activity, Exercise Adherence, Cardiovascular Endurance Exercise, Muscle Strength and Endurance, Flexibility, Stretching & Balance, Healthy Eating, Disease Prevention, and exercising at home or in the community. You must pre-register for this class!

Holy Redeemer Church
Wednesdays and Fridays
January 16 - March 8, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 pm
$30.00 members        $45.00 non-members 

Keep Fit for Active Living

This hour long exercise program is for active seniors and consists of a warm up, cardiovascular work, balance training, strengthening, stretching and cool down. Good athletic shoes and loose clothing are recommended. Please do not wear any strong scents. This fitness class is intended for those people who have completed the Get Fit for Active Living Program or for those who are currently participating in some form of exercise. You must pre-register for this class!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (No class February 18, 2018)
January 14 - March 29, 2019
9:30 - 10:30 am
$50.00 members         $80.00 non-members

Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that has been described as moving meditation because movements are slow, soft, relaxed. It is a non-contact, gentle exercise system with less impact than walking. Especially good for those who have not exercised regularly, Tai Chi is an excellent way to condition and tone your body. You must pre-register for this class!

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
January 14 - March 25, 2019 (No class on February 18, 2019)
$55.00 members         $75.00 non-members
Led by Ginette Rocheleau

Gentle Hatha Yoga                                                                                      

Gentle Hatha Yoga classes will consist of breathwork, guided imagery, basic asanas (poses), relaxation and meditation. The asanas help build flexibility, endurance, balance and strength. Yoga is therapeutic for anxiety, stress and depression and greatly improves general health and well-being. Classes are an hour long in order to provide time for relaxation.

Exercise mats will be provided, however, it is recommended that you please bring a regular yoga mat. You must pre-register for this class!

10:30 - 11:30 am
January 9 - March 13, 2019 
$45.00 members         $75.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon

Gentle Hatha Yoga - Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 2 Gentle Hatha Yoga is designed for those who have a good understanding of the basics of yoga postures, and have begun to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. The beginner level 2 student understands the relationship between breath and movement. You must pre-register for this class!

January 9 - March 13, 2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$45.00 members         $75.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon

Chair Yoga

If you have ever wanted to try doing Yoga and have challenges (or not), physical or other, then this class is for you! Certified in Lakshmi Chair Yoga, Parkside Centre member Marilyn Hurst is offering this class to those who have physical challenges, chronic pain or other conditions or to those who wish to expand and deepen their yoga practice. Breathwork, visualization and meditation will be taught and in the latter portion of the program, the use of small hand weights will be introduced. 

Yoga can be learned and practiced at any age. Learning Yoga in one’s senior years can add longevity, vitality, endurance, flexibility, strength and balance to your life. Imagine all this as well as an increased sense of well-being! Yoga is said to be the perfect exercise because it unites not only the physical aspects of a person, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional parts of us and as my chair yoga teacher said “Chair yoga is not for sissies! You can be challenged.” Come enjoy, laugh, have fun and get strong. You must pre-register for this class!

January 10 - February 14, 2019
Tuesdays andThursdays
9:30 - 10:30 am
$35.00 members         $55.00 non-members
Minimum of six people required.

Pilates                                                                                                                        NEW!

This 8 week course offers a balanced development and awareness of the body. Using a variety of equipment you will build on your current fitness level working on core strength, increasing flexibility and stretching for power. Linda Lalonde has over 17 years experience working with groups focusing on issues such as core strength, surgical rehabilitation, weight loss, muscle toning and general well-being. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire on your physical activity readiness during the first class. You must pre-register for this class!

January 15 - March 5, 2019
9:30 - 10:30 am
$50.00 members         $80.00 non-members

Keeping Healthy in the Winter by Dr. Veronique NiesingNEW!

Dr. Veronique Niesing is a Naturopathic Doctor with a practice on Lorne Street in Sudbury. After her presentation you will be in a better position to make sure that you stay as healthy as possible through the cold winter months. You must pre-register for this class!

January 24, 2019
1:00 pm

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Disease                                                                         NEW!

Public Relations and Educational Supervisor Jessica Bertuzzi-Gallo from the Alzheimer Society will be giving a seminar that provides basic but important knowledge and awareness of what Alzheimer’s disease is and how it’s related to dementia. Participants will learn about the common signs and symptoms of the disease as well as communication strategies. You must pre-register for this class!

Thursday                                                                                                                                                              January 31, 2019                                                                                                                                                  1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Minds In Motion

The Parkside Centre is joining with the Société Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin to present this community-based social program that incorporates physical and mental stimulation for people with memory problems and their care partners. This 8 week, once weekly program consists of about an hour of physical activity and an hour of meaningful social activity. This program is a wonderful way for people with memory problems and their care partner to have fun together and establish new friendships with others living the same experiences. Please call 705-560-0603 to register.

January 14 - March 11, 2019 (No class on February 18, 2019)
1:00 - 3:00 pm
$40.00 per couple

Zumba Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Zumba Goldis a fun and exciting program!  It is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, or people who may be limited physically. Zumba Gold is done at a lower intensity, not as fast, but certainly just as fun. The same great Latin styles of music and dance are used. 

January 8 - March 26, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5.00 per class

Zumba Gold Toning                                                                                                 NEW!

A program tailored for active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning and light weight activity. Zumba Gold-Toning blends the Zumba party you love at a slower pace with a redefining total body workout using Zumba Toning Sticks to shake up those muscles!

This class will help to prevent a dramatic reduction in muscle mass, muscle strength, atrophy and sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass). Walk in ready to have a blast and tone up, leave exhilarated and empowered!

January 11 - March 29, 2019
10:00 - 10:45 am
$5.00 per class

Parkinson’s Mobility Program
This exercise program is designed to benefit those diagnosed with Parkinson's. The program focuses on improving posture, range of motion, muscle strength and endurance, as well as flexibility, relaxation, balance and coordination. This progressive program will greatly enhance one's quality of life while preventing the negative side effects of inactivity to help with the symptoms of this neurological disease. Participants must be able to ambulate on their own without supervision.

Mondays and Thursdays
January 7 - March 14, 2019 (No class on February 18, 2018 for Family Day)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Led by Denise Maki and Tina Treitz

Urban Poling

The Parkside Centre has hosted free urban poling/ nordic walking classes in partnership with the Rainbow Routes, Trails4Life Program for the past two years. We will continue to support this activity this winter, but please make sure that you are wearing cleats or traction devices on your shoes once the snow comes. Urban poling uses 90% more muscles than just walking and turns walking into full body workout! It improves your posture, balance and stability! This is a low-impact work-out that reduces impact on knee and hip joints and is great for rehabilitation. Meet the group at Bell Park, the Elizabeth Street entrance. No classes if the weather report is calling for freezing rain.

January 10 - March 28, 2019
1:00 pm
Free admission!

Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You                                                                              NEW!

Did you know that Diabetes can harm your feet? It’s important to take special care of your feet when you have diabetes to insure long standing health. This innovative program is specially designed for people with diabetes, and will teach the skills you need for daily foot care and health if you or your loved one is affected by diabetes. Join Mary Anne Egan for this informative presentation.
You must pre-register for this class!

February 25, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Would you like to talk?

Sometimes we just want to talk; it helps us think! Dr. Sidney Bergersen is a retired Psychologist and a member of the ParkSide Centre. Sid is interested in offering himself as a listener to other members of ParkSide should they wish to talk to someone in private. Discussions will be held in confidence.

There is a charge of $60.00 per discussion session payable to the ParkSide Centre. If a member finds this cost to be beyond his or her means, John Richer, Manager of the ParkSide Centre, should be approached to explore options.

To book an appointment to meet with Sid, please register at the Front Desk

Available meeting times:
Monday and Thursday
January 7- March 28, 2019
1:30 pm or 3:00 pm

Foot Care Clinics                                                                                          FREE ASSESSMENT!

Foot Care can make all the difference in the quality of an individual’s life. For many it can be the key to keeping active and social. Cindy Currie-Jones RPN Certified Foot Care Nurse will be at the Parkside Centre to address any concerns you might have with your feet. Her services include an initial assessment and consultation, including nursing history of clients general health as well as presenting foot concerns, gait assessment to prevent current or future problems, applied nursing foot care management of nails and soft tissue, ingrown nails, routine nail care, corns, callouses, warts, heel pain and bunions.

Cindy also specializes in high risk screening for diabetic neuropathy (loss of sensation in feet). If you are interested in this service, please contact Cindy at 705-561-6062 to book an appointment for your free initial assessment. Future appointments will be arranged between you and Cindy.

Blood Pressure Clinics

Is that a sun burn or high blood pressure?  If you are concerned about your blood pressure or are just interested in knowing what it is, Cindy Currie-Jones will be taking a break from her foot care appointments on Wednesday mornings to check this out for you.