Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness:

Diabetes Self-Management Program
The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop that helps people with diabetes to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with diabetes. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions course book. Participants must pre-register for a workshop and are encouraged to attend all six sessions.

In the workshop, you will learn how to:

  • use the skills needed for day-to-day management of diabetes and related symptoms
  • prevent low blood glucose
  • prevent or delay complications
  • plan low fat meals and read nutrition labels
  • communicate effectively with your health care team
  • manage medications
  • stress management
  • planning and problem solving

The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a licensed program developed and researched at Stanford University. It follows a standardized format that is proven to help people learn to better manage the symptoms of diabetes. It is considered a best practice program in self-management.

April 16 - May 28, 2018 (No class on May 21, 2018)
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Led by Marie Perrier and Pauline Pasierowski
Free Admission!

Chronic Pain Self Management

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop that helps people with chronic pain to better manage their symptoms and their daily lives. The workshop provides information and teaches practical skills. It gives people the confidence and motivation they need to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain. It is FREE to participants, and participants receive for free the Living a “Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” course book. All participants must pre-register for a workshop. We suggest participants attend all six sessions if possible. The more sessions attended, the more benefit!

April 17-May 22, 2018

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 Spring. 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.

April 5 - July 26, 2018
10:30 am
Free admission!

Introduction to Kayaking                                                                             MEMBERS ONLY!
Sudbury Canoe Club

Have you always wanted to learn about kayaking but never knew where to start? Well this program is perfect for you. The Parkside Centre has partnered up with the Sudbury Canoe Club to offer a special introductory program for Parkside Members. There are many reasons why people have made kayaking one of the fastest growing sports such as outdoor enjoyment, healthy exercise, a great way to spend time with friends, solitude, fishing, challenge, adventure, etc. This is a great way to enjoy one of Sudbury’s greatest resources, Ramsey Lake. You will also get the chance to experience the new Northern Water Sports Centre where the dry land portion of the class will be held.  The on the water training will be held at the Sudbury Canoe Club when it is warmer.

Saturday June 2, 2018 Dry land portion from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Friday July 6, 2018 On water portion from 9:00 to 11:00 am
$25.00 members

Nutrition talk by Dr. Kaillie Doucette                                                         NEW!

Dr. Kaillie Doucette is a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Sudbury, Ontario. Her mission is to make healthy living simple, realistic, and sustainable.

Dr. Doucette will present a seminar on nutrition, and the foods that you can try that may be a little unfamiliar to you, but are excellent nutrition choices. Register at The Parkside Centre for this free seminar and come away with new insights into the foods you eat

May 3, 2018
1:00 pm

Golf Lessons                                                                                                  Members Only!


The Parkside Centre has teamed up again with the Timberwolf Golf Academy to provide Parkside members with golf lessons at a discounted rate. This is the most cost efficient method to get professional coaching regardless of skill level and it is a fantastic opportunity to meet other golfers in a non-intimidating setting. There will be a maximum of eight participants to allow for plenty of personal attention from the instructor. Coaching topics include equipment, fundamentals, full swing,
short game, rules and etiquette. There will also be an on course lesson to ease the transition from the driving range to the course and to improve your course management skills. There are two times to choose from this year! Register at The Parkside Centre.


May 8 - May 29, 2018
1:00 - 2:15 pm or
2:15 - 3:30 pm
$113.00 includes HST

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 contact Janet Cimino to register at (705) 524-2024 ext 255.

April 16 - June 4, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 pm
$40.00 per couple

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.

10:30 - 11:30 am
April 4 - June 13, 2018  
$40.00 members          $70.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon

Wednesdays                                                                                                    NEW SUMMER CLASS!
July 4 - 25, 2018
10:30 - 11:30 am
$20.00 members          $35.00 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.

April 4 - June 13, 2018
11:30 - 12:30 pm
$40.00 members          $70.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon

This beginner Pilates class is designed to introduce low-impact exercise to help gain flexibility and build core muscular strength. It will emphasize proper postural alignment, muscle control, core strength and stability ensuring proper posture and movement patterns. The participants will gain improved core strength and stability, improved posture and balance, and improved flexibility. This class will incorporate mindful movement paying attention to physical body sensations and mental awareness. It will also provide practice ensuring a connection with the mind and body with a more enhanced feeling of connection.

Instructor: Nicole Cameron R.N., 200-RYT, Aerial, YIN, Zumba, FIS, Pilates

Nicole is a Registered Nurse for over 23 years. She has knowledge and experience in a variety of health-care environments, including medical, rehabilitative, and fitness-based. From a young age, Nicole has been passionate about movement, through dance, sports, and fitness. She is: experienced in weight training, including teaching a resistance-based fitness class; a certified and licensed Zumba instructor; and a registered Yoga and Mind/Body instructor also trained in Aerial Yoga and YIN. Nicole is a designated Fitness Instructor Specialist through CanFitPro. Nicole is always striving to improve so she can share her own journey with whoever will welcome her. She has an amazing spirit that brings life and love to all who surround her. Participants should bring a pair of socks, yoga blocks and resistance bands.

April 17 – June 19, 2018
9:30 am – 10:30 am
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members

Men’s Core Fitness

Build up your core strength before your summer sports schedule gets into full swing. Nicole Cameron is a designated Fitness Instructor Specialist through CanFitPro. Nicole has been teaching core fitness and stabilization classes for several years. Nicole will focus on strength and flexibility to ensure that you can tackle all of your favourite summer sports with a strong body and improve your overall game. The core is in the region of the hips, the spine and where the centre of gravity is located. Within this area we have groups of muscles which help to stabilize the spine during movement, as well as muscles which help to produce such movement. These muscles can act as an isometric or dynamic stabilizer for movement, transfer force from one extremity to another, or initiate movement itself. Whether it is your golf swing, baseball, soccer, or any physical sport that requires movement this class will help you get to the next level with the support of a strong and stable core. Participants should bring a pair of socks, yoga blocks and resistance bands.

Thursday April 19-June 21
9:30am to 10:30am
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members

Chair Yoga (Tentative)

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.

Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am
May 1 – June 14, 2018
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members
Minimum of six people required.

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.

Parkside Centre
Tuesdays 10:00 -11:30 am
Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
April 3 - June 7, 2018
$40.00 members          $70.00 non-members

Holy Redeemer Church
Wednesdays and Fridays
April 11 - June 1, 2018
1:30 – 2:30 pm

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.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
April 9 - June 15, 2018 (no class on May 21, 2018)
9:30-10:30 am

Tuesday, Thursday 
July 10 – August 16, 2018
9:30 - 10:30 am
$50.00 members          $80.00 non-members

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. 

April 3 - June 26, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$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
April 9 - August 27, 2018 (No class on May 21, July2 or August 6, 2018)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Led by Denise Maki and Tina Treitz

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.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
April 9 - June 18, 2018 (No class on May 21, 2018)
$55.00 members          $75.00 non-members
Led by Ginette Rocheleau

Would you like to talk?

Dr. Sidney Bergersen is a retired Psychologist and a member of the Parkside Centre. He previously ran a psychological practice in Sudbury for a number of years. Dr. Bergersen (he likes to be called Sid) is interested in offering himself as a listener to other members of Parkside should they wish to talk to someone in private. All discussions would be held in confidence.

There is a charge of $60.00 per session, payable to The Parkside Centre. If a member finds this to be beyond his or her means, John Richer, Manager at The Parkside, should be approached to explore other options.

To schedule an appointment to meet with Sid, please register at the front desk.

Monday and Thursday,
April 9 – June 28, 2018
1:30 pm and 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.