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

Free programs held by partner agencies
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: Ongoing
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. This program is in partnership with Circle of Care. There will be no classes from July 3-7, 2017 and from August 21-September 1st, 2017. Registration is closed.

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 Ongoing
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. This program is in partnership with Circle of Care. There will be no classes from July 3-7, 2017 and from August 21-September 1st, 2017. Registration is closed.

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
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. Program Fee: Free. Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance. This program is in partnership with Better Living.


Type B: CLASSES WITHIN THE VCHC HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM

Programs held by VCHC under the Health Promotion umbrella
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. Ongoing participation may be permitted, depending on demand i.e. wait list.

Program Classes under Type B:
Step it Up
Day: WEDNESDAYS
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date: April 12-Aug 23, 2017
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. Program Fee: Free. Total of 20 classes. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 Ext.171.Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance.


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

Programs held by VCHC under the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Program umbrella
Registration Criteria:
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-Sept. 18, 2017 (No class on: July 3, Aug 7, Sept 4, 2017)
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 exercises 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. Total of 20 classes. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 Ext.171. Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance. (No class on: July 3, Aug 7, Sept 4, 2017)

Mobility and Endurance—For Chronic Disease and Prevention
Day: TUESDAYS
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date: April 11-Aug 22, 2017
This program is 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 structured 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 personal exercise 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. Total of 20 classes. Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance.

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction and Coping Skills Group
Day: THURSDAY
Date: June 29-August 31, 2017
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
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. Total of 8 classes. Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance. Please note: no class on July 27 & August 24, 2017

Tai Chi for Health
Day: FRIDAYS
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance
Date:April 13-Aug. 25,2017
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. Program Fee: Free. Total of 10 classes. For more information or to register, please call Barbara at 905 303 8490 Ext.171. Location: VCHC Suite 206-CDC Entrance. 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 FOR FALL 2017 PROGRAMS:
1. Call the VCHC at 905-303-8490 Ext. 171 as of August 22, 2017 to register for fall and winter exercise education programs
2. Participants will be screened for eligibility, i.e. age of participant and program of interest.
3. Eligible participants will be invited to registration.
4. At registration, participants will: a) be screened by a Registered Kinesiologist to ensure participant is cleared for group exercise; b) complete registration forms.
Please note: Fitness instructors will not provide personal training

Exercise Education Flyer

Client Registration Form
Group Program Client Service Agreement
Waiver Form
Medical Clearance Form
Please Note:
Fitness instructors will not provide personal training.