Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness:

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 Deborah Ullman to register at (705) 524-2024 ext 236.

February 15 - April 5, 2017
12:30pm - 3:00pm
$40.00 per couple

Laurentian Nordic Ski Club                                                                        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. We hope to give you the skills you need to enjoy this amazing low impact exercise.  We 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.

January 16 - February 27, 2017 (weather dependent)
2:30 pm

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.

Some mats are available, however, it is recommended that you please bring a regular yoga mat.

10:30 - 11:30 am
January 11 - March 29, 2017
$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 12 - March 30, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 pm
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon                                               

Chair Yoga (Session 1)

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 most perfect exercise because it unites not only the physical aspects of a person, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional parts of ourselves.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
January 5 – February 2, 2017
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members
Minimum of six people required.

(Session 2)

February 3 - March 31, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 am
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members
Led by Dawn Condon           

The Joy of Meditation                                                                     

Become a "Spiritual Mastermind" with a golden journey of guided meditation. Spiritual Awakenings teacher, Anna Le Grie, will be on hand one hour per month to lead this program that will include a "rewiring of the mind" for better wellness, sleep and peace of mind. It will also enhance your psychic abilities and rapidly develop your inner vision and remote viewing. Full course registration recommended for this class.

January 9, 2017
February 6, 2017
March 6, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Members $10.00 a class          Non-members $15.00 a class
(Minimum of 6 required to run the course)

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 16 - March 27, 2017 (no class on February 20, 2017)
$55.00 members          $75.00 non-members
Led by Ginette Rocheleau     

Introduction to Soul, Mind, Body

“Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow,” Dr. Zhi Gang Sha

What is the real secret of healing? What is the key to transforming any aspect of your life, including relationships, prosperity and health, and achieving inner joy and peace? It is Soul power or soul over matter.
During this powerful, interactive and experiential workshop you will be given an introduction to Soul mind Body Medicine.  You will learn how to use the power of the soul to heal yourself and transform your life.

  • That the soul can heal
  • How to invoke Soul Power with Say Hello Healing
  • How to use the Four Power Techniques (Body Power, Soul Power, Sound Power and Mind Power) simultaneously for optimum healing.
  • Universal Meditation – a breakthrough healing practice for life transformation.
  • One-Minute Healing.


February 6 and 27, 2017
March 13 and 27, 2017
6:15 pm
$5.00 per day

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 work-out that reduces impact on knee and hip joints and is great for rehabilitation.

January 12 - March 30, 2017
10:30 am

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
January 16 - March 13, 2017 (No class on February 20, 2017)
Mondays 10:00 -11:30 am
Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am
$50.00 members          $80.00 non-members

Holy Redeemer Church
Wednesdays and Fridays
January 11 - March 3, 2017
2:00 - 3:30 pm

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.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
January 16 - March 31, 2017 (no class on February 20, 2017)
9:30 - 10:30 am
$50.00 members          $80.00 non-members

Zumba Gold                                                                                                 

Zumba Gold is 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 10 - March 28, 2017
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 5 - March 30, 2017 (no class on February 20, 2017)
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, 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.

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.