Fitness and Wellness


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 partners to have fun together and establish new friendships with others living the same experiences. Please contact Jessica Bertuzzi-Gallo to register at 705-524-2024 ext 232.

January 15 - March 12, 2018 (No class on February 19, 2018)
12:30pm - 3:00pm
$40.00 per couple

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 1 hour ski lesson, with trail passes and rentals (optional) for the day and all for free!

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.

January 8 - February 26, 2018 (weather dependent)
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Pain Management without Medications                                                                  NEW!

The Parkside Centre has a 3rd year nursing student, Breanne Steven, who is on a placement with us until mid-February. Through her work with the Centre, Breanne has assisted us in leading some of our falls prevention and fitness programs and has heard firsthand about the aches and pains people deal with on a daily basis. In response,
Breanne will be offering a presentation about pain management and how we can try to reduce our physical pain through exercise, hot/cold therapy and more.
Participants must preregister for this class.

Feb 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free admission!

Pilates                                                                                                                         NEW!

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.

January 23 - March 27, 2018
9:30 am – 10:30 am
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members

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.

January 10 - March 28, 2018
10:30 - 11:30 am
$40.00 members          $60.00 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.

January 10 - March 28, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
$40.00 members          $60.00 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. 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 ourselves. 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
January 4 - February 1, 2018
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members
Minimum of six people required.

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
January 15 - March 26, 2018 (no class on February 19, 2018)
$55.00 members          $75.00 non-members
Led by Ginette Rocheleau      

28 Day Gratitude Journey                                                                                       NEW!
28 Days to start living each day in Gratitude.

Come join us once a week during the month of February for meditation, music, and creative visualization, to anchor deep gratitude. Allow true abundance, peace, and joy to be part of your daily life.

Grateful already? Wonderful! Bring it to share.

Every thought, word, action we think and do, is a message sent to ourselves and out to the world. Discovering true gratitude has the potential to lighten the hurt, reduce anxiety, increase stamina, and bring us an abundant life.

Bring a Journal for keeping track of your success. Weekly guidance will be given to practice for the week.
Participants are required to attend each week. This is important for the group and as an individual to experience lasting results. Follow up support between classes and after the 28 days will be made available. You can expect positive change, clearer awareness, deep insights, and spontaneous joy. Your instructor will be Jaylene Hamilton, a Certified Master Teacher and a ParkSide Centre member.

February 5 - 26, 2018 (No class on February 19, 2018)
6:15 - 7:45 pm
$30.00 member           $40.00 non-members

Urban Poling                                                                                                             FREE!

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. Urban poling uses 90% more muscles than just walking and turns it into a full body workout! It improves your posture, balance and stability! This is a low-impact workout that reduces impact on knee and hip joints and is great for rehabilitation.

January 11 - March 29, 2018
1:00 pm Bell Park at the Elizabeth Street entrance

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 and Thursdays
January 23 - March 15, 2018
10:30 - 11:30 am
$40.00 members

Holy Redeemer Church
Wednesdays and Fridays
January 10 - March 2, 2018
2:00 - 3:00 pm
$40.00 members

Keep Fit                                                                                 

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. The class will be led by ParkSide member Janet Curry.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
January 15 - March 28, 2018 (no class on February 19, 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. 

January 9 - March 27, 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
January 4 - March 29, 2018 (no class on February 19, 2018)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Led by Denise Maki and Tina Treitz, Kinesiologists

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.

Sid would charge a fee of $60.00 per session of one hour. If a member finds this to be beyond his or her means, Sid or John Richer, Manager, should be approached to explore other options.

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

Monday and Thursday
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 and 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 a client’s 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 toenails, routine nail care, corns, calluses, 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.

Blood Pressure Clinics

Is that a sunburn 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.