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Exercise Programs and Classes

Innisfail / Penhold

Movers and Groovers (Online)

Movers and Groovers is a follow-along exercise program for adults led by Brad, a PCN Exercise Specialist, focusing on resistance exercises, balance exercises, and stretching in order to help you improve your muscular strength and endurance, balance, and flexibility. Normally an in-person program in Innisfail, Movers and Groovers will be held online for the time being. Join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00-11:00am on Zoom:

Click here to join Movers and Groovers! (Meeting ID: 871 159 2750)

No registration is required. Simply click the link or use the meeting ID listed above each day to join. The only equipment you will need is a sturdy chair. Resistance bands are used for some exercises however if you do not have one you can perform the exercises without one. As this is a general exercise program, and all participants have different levels of fitness, it is completely up to you how much exercise you want to do each day. You can follow-along for the entire hour or stay for a smaller portion, perform all the recommended repetitions of an exercise or less, or even leave certain exercises out that you are unable to perform for one reason or another - you choose what is appropriate for you!

Supervised Exercise Program (Penhold)

Are you interested in exercising in a gym but aren't quite sure what to do or how to use the equipment? Do you have a chronic health condition (e.g. high blood pressure) that you want to improve through lifestyle changes such as exercise? Do you want to prevent the onset of chronic health conditions and stay fit and healthy as you age? This program may be for you!

The supervised exercise program runs out of the Penhold Fitness Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:00am. An Exercise Specialist will provide you with an individualized exercise program and teach you how to perform it safely in a gym setting. As you gain confidence in doing your exercise program you will become more independent and able to exercise in the gym with less supervision. The Exercise Specialist will continue to work with you over time by progressing and updating your exercise program while continuing to supervise you in the gym to a lesser extent. The goal of this program is to improve your health and fitness while helping you become comfortable exercising independently. The supervised exercise program is run in partnership with the Penhold Fitness Centre. The only cost of the program is the cost of membership to the gym - $20/month for those aged 55+. Please call Brad at 403-227-3356 ext 2125 if you are interested or for more information.

Indoor Walking Group (Penhold)

Walking is one of the most common exercises recommended, especially for older individuals. It can be difficult to walk as much as you would like during the winter - cold temperatures and slippery surfaces make it less safe to do outdoors. It is important to stay active, however, and it is also a great way to see others and socialise.

Join Brad, an Exercise Specialist with the PCN, and others at the Penhold Multiplex walking track on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning November 3, 2020, from 11:00am-12:00pm for a walk! The Penhold Multiplex has partnered with the Wolf Creek PCN to offer this walking group for free! We meet on the walking track around 11:00am. There is an elevator to bring you to the second floor if needed. No registration is required but we do take attendance each day.

All are welcome regardless of your current level of fitness and walking ability. While the walking group goes for an hour it is completely up to you how much you want to walk. You may start at 10 minutes and gradually increase how long you walk for over a period of weeks and months. That's fine! You may also bring walking poles (with rubber feet), walkers, canes, or any device to assist you. The walking track goes around the top floor of a hockey rink so there are seats available if you need to sit down for a break.

What do you need? Because the track encircles a hockey rink it is cool. We recommend dressing warmly, in layers, so that you can remove a piece of clothing as you warm up while walking. Clean shoes are required. A water bottle is also a good idea. Masks are not mandatory however if you intend to walk close to another individual in order to socialise while you walk it is recommended. The decision is up to you. Please be respectful of others and their space if they are not as comfortable as you with being in close proximity.