Exercise Education Program

Presently, the VCHC offers 4 Types of Physical Education Programs:

Type A: Free programs held by partner agencies
Type B: Programs held by VCHC under the Health Promotion umbrella
Type C: Programs held by VCHC under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management program umbrella
Type D: Space requests from community


Type A: FREE CLASSES HELD AT THE VCHC BY PARTNER AGENCIES

Better Living Community and Health Services, offers the Breathe Better Program. For more information or to register, please call 416-447-7244 Ext. 618.

Circle of Care, offers the Light Exercise Classes for seniors 65+ years of age. For more information or to register, please call 416-635-2900 Ext. 141.

Registration Criteria: These programs are free of cost and can be attended on an ongoing basis. Participants registered in Type A programs are welcome to attend Type B + C programs.

Program Classes under Type A:
Class A: Light Exercise for Seniors 65+ Years of Age
Day: TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS
Time:Tuesday from 12pm-1pm and Wednesday from 10am-11am
Location: VCHC Suite 106
Date:Starting September 13, 2016
Program Fee: Free.
Light chair exercises for seniors who are 65 years of age and older. For registration please call Rose from Circle of Care at 905-303-5838 Ext. 3156. Program Fee: Free. This program is in partnership with Circle of Care

Class B: Light Exercise for Seniors 65+ Years of Age
Day: TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
Time:Tuesday from 1pm-2pm and Friday from 9:30am-10:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date:Starting September 13, 2016
Program Fee: Free.
Light chair exercises for seniors who are 65 years of age and older. For registration please call Rose from Circle of Care at 905-303-5838 Ext. 3156. Program Fee: Free. This program is in partnership with Circle of Care

Breathe Better Level 1 & 2
Day: TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
Time: TUESDAYS: Level 1: 2:30pm-3:30pm; Level 2: 3:30pm-4:30pm, THURSDAYS: Level 1: 10am-11am Level 2: 11am-12pm
Location:VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date:Ongoing
Program Fee: Free.
Free exercise class to help you stay healthy, active and independent. Level 1 is low intensity, mostly seated exercises. Level 2 is medium intensity, some standing exercises. Suggested for individuals who have experienced limited activities due to shortness of breath or have mentioned by doctor you are at risk for COPD or CHF. For registration please call Serena at 416-447-7244 Ext.618.This program is in partnership with Better Living.

 


Type B: CLASSES WITHIN THE VCHC HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM

The Total Body Conditioning Program at Maple Community Centre –  Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes.

Registration Criteria: Participants registered in Type B programs are welcome to attend Type A+C programs. Participants can attend programs once per week per cycle. 1 Cycle is 20 classes. Ongoing participation may be permitted, depending on demand i.e. wait list. 

Program Classes under Type B:
Total Body Conditioning at Maple Community Centre—Activity Room 5
Day:MONDAYS
Time:Beginners Mondays Class A: 9am-10am | Intermediate Mondays Class B: 10am-11am
Location:Maple Community Centre
Date: April 10-June 19, 2017 (No class on: May 22, 2017)
Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes.
Using dumbbells, resistance bands and your own body weight, this 60 minute total body workout helps participants develop strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and balance while burning calories! We start with a light warm up and dynamic stretching routine to warm up all the muscle groups. This is followed by a total body circuit that combines cardio and strength training stations that keep you moving and motivated for the next exercise! This is followed by a cool down and static stretching routine. All exercises are performed standing, some seated and/or using a mat. We take water breaks after every circuit. Please bring a water bottle and dumbbells to this class. At the end of the program participants will learn safe and proper exercise techniques that can be used towards achieving their personal exercise goals. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 Ext.171.

Step it Up
Day: WEDNESDAYS
Time:6:30pm-7:30pm
Location:VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date: April 12-June 14, 2017
Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes.
This class incorporates standing and stepping exercises to push your fitness and confidence to the next level. A variety of strength training equipment is used including dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls and steppers. Cardio machines such as the treadmill, elliptical, rower and recumbent bike are incorporated in the exercise routine. At the end of the program participants will learn safe and proper exercise techniques that can be used towards achieving their personal exercise goals. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 ext.171.

Total Body Conditioning at Maple Community Centre— Activity Room 5
Day:FRIDAYS
Time:Intermediate Class D: 11am-12pm
Location:Maple Community Centre
Date: April 21-June 23, 2017
Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes.
Using dumbbells, resistance bands and your own body weight, this 60 minute total body workout helps participants develop strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and balance while burning calories! We start with a light warm up and dynamic stretching routine to warm up all the muscle groups. This is followed by a total body circuit that combines cardio and strength training stations that keep you moving and motivated for the next exercise! This is followed by a cool down and static stretching routine. All exercises are performed while standing using the wall or a chair when/if required. We take water breaks after every circuit. Please bring a water bottle and dumbbells to this class. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 ext.171.


Type C: CLASSES WITHIN THE VCHC CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Multiple exercise education programs are offered at the VCHC – Fee: 1.00/class.

Registration Criteria: Any 1 program of 20 classes can be attended once a year between April 1-March 31. Participants registered in Type C programs are welcome to attend Type A + B programs, depending on wait list.

Program classes under Type C:

Energize with Exercise
Day:MONDAYS
Time:2:15pm-3:15pm
Location:VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date:April 10-June 19, 2017 (No class on: May 22)
Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes.
For individuals who are looking to begin exercising or incorporate light activity in their day with a focus on improving chronic disease management or preventing onset. This 60 minute total body workout develops strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and balance. Participants will use their body weight and/or strength training equipment including resistance bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls and stability balls. Cardio machines such as the treadmill, elliptical, rower and recumbent bike are incorporated in the exercise routine. The instructor will provide modifications for exercised if needed. At the end of the program participants will learn safe and proper exercise techniques that can be used towards achieving their exercise health goals. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 Ext.171.

Mobility and Endurance—For Chronic Disease and Prevention
Day: TUESDAYS
Time:6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date: April 11-June 13, 2017
Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes.
Great for participants who are simply seeking to move better with a focus on improving chronic disease management or preventing onset. Participants will improve joint mobility, relieve muscle tension, manage and/or prevent pain and injury. This class integrates a structures dynamic warm up, mobility drills using body weight, resistance bands and mats, as well as static stretching. A meditation/relaxation component and light cardio exercises are also incorporated. At the end of the program participants will learn safe and proper exercise techniques that can be used towards achieving their exercise health goals. Water breaks are encouraged after every circuit. Please bring a water bottle. Instructor will provide modifications for exercises if needed. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 Ext.171.

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction & Coping Skills Group – For Chronic Disease and Prevention
Day:THURSDAYS
Time:9:00am – 10:30am
Location:VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date:April 13-June 1,2017
Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes.
Through education and training, participants will be able to learn ways to better manage their conditions physically, psychologically and socially, with less stress, more internal control and joy. Great for individuals who want to improve management of chronic disease or prevent onset. For more information and to register please call Barbara at 905-303-8490 ext. 171.

Tai Chi For Health
Day: FRIDAYS
Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date:April 21-June 23, 2017
Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes
Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body. The Tai Chi for Health program is easy-to-learn, safe, and, as shown by scientific studies, effective. The classes are recommended for people who want to improve their balance, coordination and harmonize the body and mind. Great for individuals who want to improve management of chronic disease or prevent onset. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 ext.171.This program is in partnership with the City of Vaughan.


Type D: FREE SPACE

The VCHC will consider requests for free space for group activities from the community. A formal agreement with the group will be signed to clarify roles and responsibilities.


HOW TO REGISTER:
• Call the VCHC at 905 303 8490 Ext.171 after February 22, 2017
• Participants will be screened for eligibility, i.e. age of participant and program of interest.
• Eligible participants will be invited to registration.
• At registration, participants will be a) screened by a Registered Kinesiologist to ensure participant is cleared for group exercise; b) complete registration forms; c) pay program fees.
• Once the registration date and time has been scheduled with the participant, registration forms can be downloaded below or obtained at the VCHC at time of registration.
VCHC Registration Form
ParQ Medical Clearance Form
VCHC Waiver
Group Program Service Agreement

Please Note:
Fitness instructors will not provide personal training.

Please click here for the Physical Education Program Flyer

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