Fitness Programs


For the safety of all fitness class participants the centre requires you to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire or PAR-Q before participating in any fitness class. This form will only need to be completed once a year. The questionnaire is available at the front desk or you can ask to have one emailed to you in advance, or Click HERE.

Fitness Room

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At this time, fitness room access is by appointment. A fitness orientation will be required upon your first visit to the fitness room. You will be required to sanitize (supplies provided by the centre) each piece of equipment you've used before the end of your appointment so it's ready for the next member.





**NEW** SUMMER SESSION YIN YANG YOGA

Thursdays, July 4th – August 22nd from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This class begins with some traditional yoga poses in a gentle soft flow. Benefits are many, assisting with flexibility, strength, endurance and balance in this beautiful combination of breath, meditation and movement.
For the second portion of practise we slow things down, focusing on the deep tissue, our connective tissue in a series of Yin Yoga postures. We move to the “inside”, focusing on our breath and learn to “let go”.
So good for the body, mind, and spirit!

COST: $60 members/$80 non-members DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
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Balance, Step & Strength

Mondays, April 8th – June 17th from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
(No class May 20th)

This course is for anyone wanting to increase muscle strength, build bone mass and improve balance. The instructor will lead you through easy to follow exercises and progressive balance work to increase muscle strength and improve balance.


Register
Mondays, September 9th – December 2nd (No class Sept. 30th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th) from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Register: Sept-Dec
COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members



Chair Fitness

Mondays, April 8th – June 17th from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
(No class May 20th)

Are you looking for a light cardio and strength building class that can be done in a chair? This beginner class uses a fun mix of chair exercises and standing exercises using your chair for support, allowing you to work at your own pace. No floor work in this class.


Register
Mondays, September 9th – December 2nd (No class Sept. 10th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th) from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Register: Sept-Dec
COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members


Floor Curling

Wednesdays, April 10th - June 12th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Easy to learn and Easy to play. Floor Curling is an ideal game for those who no longer wish to curl on the ice. There is no sweeping and it is warm! Floor Curling is perfect for promoting flexibility, increased range of motion, and circulation.

Cost: $25 members/ $33 Non-members
Drop-in $3 members/$5 non-members



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Wednesdays, September 11th – December 11th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Register: Sept-Dec


Slow Flow Yoga

Wednesdays, April 10th – June 12th from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Slow and gentle movement following traditional yoga poses. This is toned down for older adults. Modifications for each and every pose are offered if you cannot do a particular pose or you can only go to the place in the pose that is right for your body. It is a beautiful all body breath and movement class that will assist in maintaining flexibility, agility and balance. We work on the muscular part of the body. It is important to move parts of the body that have arthritis, help control motor skills for Parkinson's disease, also for Dementia this is brain work. Keep all parts of the body moving for optimal health.

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COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register: Sept-Dec
COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members



Movement and Meditation

Mondays, April 8th – June 17th from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
(no class May 20th)

Moving mindfully through gentle poses relaxes the body and mind, preparing you to sit comfortably for a 30 minute meditation practice that follows. Connect with your breath, release tension, reduce stress and improve your well-being. A chair will be used to allow for an accessible practice, where you are welcome to bring a mat for the meditation portion if you choose.

Register
Mondays, starting September 9th– December 2nd (No class Sept. 10th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th) from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Register: Sept-Dec
COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members

Zumba Gold with Julia

Tuesdays, September 10th – November 12th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This modified dance fitness program is specifically designed, providing a workout that promotes cardiovascular health, flexibility, and overall well-being.
Zumba Gold incorporates low-impact dance moves that are gentle on the joints while still offering a fantastic workout. The choreography is modified to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. You can groove to the rhythm, burn calories, and improve cardiovascular fitness without putting excessive stress on your body.

Register
Register: Sept-Dec
COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members




Yin Yoga

Mondays, April 8th – June 17th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (no class May 20th)

Yin Yoga is a slower pace style of yoga that incorporates principles of traditional Chinese medicine with asanas or postures. Yin Yoga consists of fewer poses which work the connective tissue of the body; the tendons, ligaments and fascia. Working these parts of our bodies assists individuals with arthritis, stiffness and assists with mobility issues. Yin Yoga is a practice that helps to control breath, teaches a deeper breath which calms body and mind.

You must come with your own yoga mats. Yoga blocks are optional for this class.

Register
Mondays, September 9th – December 2nd (No class Sept. 10th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th) from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register: Sept-Dec
COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members


Chair Yoga

Thursdays, April 11th – June 13th from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Chair Yoga is a beneficial form of yoga for any fitness level from active seniors to those recovering from an injury or anyone simply wanting a smart blend of yoga and fitness. Benefits include low impact on joints, improved flexibility and stress reduction. Regain and strengthen your best body in this beautiful blend of yoga and fitness.

Register
Thursdays, September 12th – November 14th from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Register: Sept-Dec
COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members


Zumba Gold Toning with Karen

Wednesdays, September 11th – November 13th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Zumba is dance fitness. Gold refers to beginners and older active adults. Toning means that we will use light weights every second song to help build our muscles. Ditch the Workout - Join the Party. No experience required. Please bring water and wear shoes without too much grip to allow you to turn and glide as you dance.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register


BALANCE, STEP & STRENGTH

Fridays, September 13th – November 15th 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This course is for anyone wanting to increase muscle strength, build bone mass and improve balance. The instructor will lead you through easy-to-follow exercises and progressive balance work to increase muscle strength and improve balance. This session we will be introducing a “step” portion into your workout. This will be a progressive exercise starting with no more than 10 minutes slowly building up to more throughout the classes.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-member
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Pickleball

You must be a member of the St. James Assiniboia 55+ centre to play in our Pickleball program. All new players to our Pickleball program must register in the Novice level or speak to the Program Coordinator before registering for Intermediate. If a Novice player wants to move up to Intermediate, you must go through the self-assessment steps (found on our website) before advancing. If you are new to Pickleball you must go through our training before registering in our Novice level.


Before registration please read the Pickleball Code of Conduct which can be found HERE


If you are interested in learning about the game of Pickleball or if you are a current player interested in some extra training, workshops or if you would like to purchase drop-in tickets, call the centre to speak with Paula, our Program Coordinator or you can email your request to Paula.
If you are not a SJA55+ Member and/or recent returning SJA55+ player, you must contact the Program Coordinator, before registering in the Pickleball program.


Intermediate
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
LOCATION: ***Sturgeon Heights Community Centre
210 Rita Street***

Intermediate - 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Intermediate - 11:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Intermediate – 1:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Intermediate – 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

If your preferred time slot becomes full, please continue to register in an open spot and contact the Program Coordinator with your request to join a different group.


Novice
(Wednesdays & Thursdays)
LOCATION: **Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive**

Novice - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



**if you RE CONSIDERING MOVING FROM NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE, Please use the Self-Assessment Tool before registering in the intermediate level.**


Intermediate Spring Session Session
April 3rd - June 28th
Cost: $90 (must be a member of the 55+ Centre)
Register: Intermediate (Spring)
Novice Spring Session
April 3rd - June 27th

Cost: $60 (must be a member of the 55+ Centre)
Register: Novice (Spring)

**FALL SESSION - Registration opens August 19th at 8:30 A.M.**
Intermediate Fall Session Session
September 4th-December 30th
Cost: $120 (must be a member of the 55+ Centre)
Register: Intermediate (Fall)
Novice Fall Session
September 4th-December 19th

Cost: $80 (must be a member of the 55+ Centre)
Register: Novice (Fall)




Pickleball Self-Assessment Tool

Pickleball Self-Assessment Tool

The Self-Assessment Tool can be viewed HERE.