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Registered Fitness Classes

Did you know that in addition to the dozens of drop-in classes Trico Centre offers each month, there are also specialized group classes that you can register for?

Whether it’s in the pool, the fitness centre, or one of our fitness studios, exercising with your peers will help keep you fit, healthy, and accountable. Some of these classes take place more than once a day, so you can even pick the time that works best for your schedule. Yoga, weightlifting, aquafit, and more – make the resolution to try something new!

Spring/Summer programs are now viewable! Registration opens March 5th for members, and March 7th for non-members.

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*NEW* Building Better

 

Better Balance Program

Based off the AHS Move & Mingle, this program is designed to help you prevent falls, improve balance, stay strong and maintain independence. The exercises focus on core stability, balance and gait, muscle strengthening, and joint range of motion. This program is for adults 65 years of age and over. Please call 403-225-5561 to register.

Better Boomers

Move through life with spontaneity and confidence! Learn techniques and exercises to improve balance and safely build dense, strong bones – particularly around the wrists, hips and spine – even if you’ve already been diagnosed with osteopenia/osteoporosis. To register, please go to tricocentre.ca or call Guest Services at 403-278-7542.

Better Boner Program

We “erected” this program with the root goal to address Pelvic Floor rehab and function in men. About 1/4 men will have some dysfunction in life, at any time about 1/8 already do, but on average it takes 6 YEARS to diagnose. Learn proper contraction, relaxation and coordination of the pelvic floor and associated structures in the area. Proper function may result in improved performance in life, in sport; and of course, in bed. The stigma around men’s pelvic floors is “stiff”: demystify and destigmatize. “Get up” for this class, I know I “wood.”

Bone Builders

Focused on maintaining bone health, creating strength and power, and minimizing your risk of falling. This weight-room based class makes our seniors strong! Not to be confused with building boners.

Better Backs Program

Too much slouching over a desk? Stiff and sore from daily activities or lack there of? This solution can be a light rehabilitative class or a preventative measure. Better Backs can help strengthen back muscles and alleviate low back pain. In this 8-week series we look to release muscular tension and decompress the spine, while building functional strength through extension and rotation. Explore ways to help reduce back discomfort and to strengthen and increase flexibility.

 

Registered Fitness Classes

 

Women On Weights (WOW)

A safe comfortable environment for women to learn how to lift effectively. Dive into the do’s & don’t’s of the gym, and de-bunk many fitness, health and wellness myths. Build your foundations of breath, posture and connection; then build muscle/definition, strength & power. Machine exercise, free weights, cardio and core are all covered.

Run Club: Strength & Roll

After a week’s worth of running, take the time to do the drills and exercises you should but never do on your own. Includes rehab/pre-hab, power, stretching and rolling.

Golf Conditioning

Get the most out of your efforts on the green! For golfers of all levels, this functional training program is designed to improve the quality of your swing and your overall fitness while minimizing your risk of injury.

 

Registered Mind/Body Programs

 

Tai Chi/ Qi Gong

This is an effective and enjoyable way to improve flexibility, balance, coordination and relaxation. Qi Gong means “Energy work”. The Dharma Qi Gong forms help muscles and tendons become stronger, more relaxed and more flexible. Qi Gong and Tai Chi are gentle ancient Chinese exercise for modern people, can be practiced by people of all ages.

Chair Yoga

Have you hesitated to try yoga because it’s challenging to get down on the floor? Now a chair becomes your mat. Just about any pose that can be done standing, sitting or lying on a mat can be adapted to a chair. Class includes breathing, meditation, stretching, strengthening and lots of fun!

Pilates for the Pelvic Floor

A lack of pelvic floor awareness results in weakness that impacts musculoskeletal, urinary, reproductive and digestive health. It can contribute to back pain and sacroiliac/ hip instability and can affect anybody from the young and active to the older adult. In this class you’ll gain awareness and re-learn how to properly utilize this oft-neglected musculature. All genders welcome!

 

NEW Registered Adapted Fitness Series

 

Adapted Strength

A unique class for those with developmental disabilities. Using the TRX and other implements, safe and supported strength and fitness training is designed for increasing muscle tone and improving balance and function. Get stronger, get more active and get social! Aides are encouraged to assist where and when needed.

Adapted Yoga

This specialized class teaches those with special needs adaptive yoga/stretching. All abilities and all ages welcome! Modifications and alternatives are always given so that everyone feels success and comfort. Breathing and relaxation provide soothing to delicate nervous systems. Yoga poses and adapted stretching provide grounding, strength and balance improvements. Participants leave with the tools they need to deal with sensory stimulation and changes helping them to be successful in school, work, relationships and life.

Adapted Zumba

The adapted Zumba program is aimed at increasing physical activity levels and motor coordination in a fun and positive atmosphere. Open to those with additional physical, mental and/or emotional needs. Focusing on fine motor skills, following directions, and building confidence. The class will have all development aspects like team work, confidence, memory, and creativity. Aides are welcome and free of charge.

 

Baby and You (prenatal and postnatal)

 

Hypopressives & Core

Hypopressives is a specialized program of abdominal, core and pelvic floor conditioning/reconditioning. Great for all ages, Hypopressives features:

  • Eccentric contraction/ postural anticipatory muscles
  • Diaphragm lengthening
  • Decrease intra-abdominal pressure
  • No pressure on the pelvic floor
  • Increase vascular flow
New parents with PREMOBILE babies are welcome.

Baby & You AquaFit

Ease back into fitness and introduce your baby to water! This program is designed for caregivers and babies from 6 months to 2 years. Seated in a Dolphin Floater, an approved floatation device, your little one will be safely tethered to your side while you jog, strengthen and stretch in the water. Swim diapers with a plastic pant over top are required.

Note: This class may include one session with waves.

Baby & You Yoga

Targeted, gentle poses designed for the changing needs of your body and mind. This supportive class helps rebuild core strength, improve posture, increase energy levels and reduce symptoms of postpartum depression. Help your body heal! Pre-mobile babies recommended.

Baby & You: Strollercise

Meet new moms, enjoy the fresh air, and get fit! Enjoy a cardio and full body workout including hips, thighs, gluteals, core and some upper body. In poor weather, Spring classes may move indoors to the Trico Centre gymnasium. Please bring a blanket.

Baby & You Barre

This class focuses on posture, core strength and flexibility, and is inspired by a blend of dance, strength training and yoga. This class uses the barre, along with resistance bands, light weights and bender balls. The results? A long, lean, strong body. Pre-mobile babies recommended. Please bring blankets and carriers.

Prenatal Yoga

Our prenatal yoga classes go well beyond simply modifying yoga poses. We celebrate community and strive to make your pregnancy as comfortable as possible. Addressing any aches or pains in your body, expressing anxiety you may be experiencing and connecting with others in a safe space, all with the goal of making you feel more comfortable.
Stretch, strengthen and balance the pelvis, pelvic floor and all associated structures with the intention of encouraging your baby into a more optimal birthing position so you may have a more functional, less complicated birth and help quicken postpartum recovery
Safe for all trimesters and modifications are offered. Gentle targeted stretches, breathing, visualization and relaxation that make the birth experience easier and more joyful. It will get you ready physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth of your baby.

 

NEW Specialized Programs

 

Parkinsons & Neuro Rehab

This class is designed for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. The program focuses on specific, research-based exercises to help improve mobility, flexibility, balance, gait, cognitive functioning, overall strength and coordination, and mitigate symptoms. The classes include bodyweight exercises, functional circuits, stretching, and non-contact boxing drills.