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Silver Series & Specialized Programs

Silver Series programs are designed for older adults seeking to improve or maintain a healthy, vibrant and active lifestyle. All programs are taught by certified fitness professionals in a supportive and encouraging environment.

With a wide range of offerings, you are bound to find a class you will enjoy! A limited number of reserved parking spaces are also available near The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER for Silver Series participants with mobility concerns.

While we are currently limited in our ability to hold in-person Silver Series classes and programs, we invite you to join URec's team of certified trainers and exercise experts in a virtual setting. Virtual Silver Series is ideal for past or current participants of AXON, APEX, Body & Bones, Happy Hearts, Silver Strides and EXCEL.

Session II of Virtual Silver Series classes gets underway Nov. 2 and continues until Dec. 17, 2020. Stay active, stay healthy & stay safe! 

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Silver Strides

Walking is one of the simplest ways to become more physically active and fit! All walking sessions are led by a Certified Personal Trainer and take place on the indoor walking track. Each session includes walking time, assessments, education on proper walking mechanics and balance training.

Silver Pilates

Garda has skillfully dissected the Pilates repertoire to work with the aging body. In this simple and fun class you will learn how to move the body in an appropriate manner, enhance core strength and stabilization, build better balance and physical confidence. Come prepared to have fun! This class is for all levels. Modifications will be offered when needed.

Silver Yoga

Work at your own pace while learning about the power of breath and movement. Individuals will build strength while improving balance. Participants will leave the class feeling light and relaxed.

This class is for all levels. Modifications will be offered where needed.

Specialized programs

Specialized programs are geared specifically for various chronic conditions. Participants will be asked to have their doctor fill out a program specific PAR Med X form:

All programs include pre- and post-testing, which is used as a measurement for improvement to monitor progress throughout the series.

APEX

The Apex program provides participants with a safe environment in which they can be physically active. Each class includes cardiovascular exercises along with strength training exercises.

All exercises are led by a CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) and a CSEP Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). Pre and post program testing is completed and is used as an objective measure for improvement throughout the program.

A.X.O.N

The A.X.O.N program is designed to provide individuals who are experiencing physical complications due to a neurological condition a safe place to be physically active. Each class incorporates exercises that will help to build and/or maintain upper and lower body strength as well as balance.

All exercises are led by Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) certified staff. Pre and post testing is completed and is used as an objective measurement for improvement.

Body & Bones

Body & Bones is led by BoneFit trained (by Osteoporosis Canada) and CSEP certified staff.

It consists of a three day per week progressive program that includes resistance exercises and functional training. Days 1 & 2 will consist of full-body strengthening exercises and core conditioning, using body weight, light handheld weights, stability balls and elastic bands. Day 3 will focus more on balance and flexibility work.

In previous programs, Body & Bones conditioning participants saw an increase in grip strength, lower body strength, range of motion of the hips and shoulders, and improved balance. These findings have strong correlations to the maintenance of an independent lifestyle and the prevention of a functional decline. Upon completion of the program, past participants also recorded an increase in quality of life.

Classes are tailored to meet the physical needs of each individual participant.

This program is designed for older adults who have osteoporosis or osteoarthritis and are looking for a full-body strengthening program.

Survive & Thrive: Post Cancer Exercise Program

Survive & Thrive is led by a CSEP CEP and Cancer and Exercise trained staff. The program aims to empower and improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer. This 7-week exercise program will focus on improving strength, endurance, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility in a fun, supportive group atmosphere.

The instructor will guide you through appropriate exercises and will modify or progress movements based on abilities and energy levels. The program aims to provide physical benefits but also provide a positive social support network with others who have similar health experiences. The program is open to individuals who have completed cancer treatments.

Happy Hearts

Fitness, fun and function! Our experienced and talented instructors teach cardiovascular movements, interval training, overall strength training, balance and flexibility. Designed for: Older adults who are looking to maintain or improve their fitness level in an enjoyable and supportive atmosphere.

Check back later for Happy Hearts Strength Training, Happy Hearts Fitness and Happy Hearts Yoga classes

Discounted pricing available for joining more than one Happy Hearts program.

Note: All prices are subject to HST.

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