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Who can benefit?

People with various mobility and activity levels, who are interested in maintaining and improving their strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance.

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Service Overview

Join our free, live classes, and work on your aerobic, balance, strength, and stretching exercises! Our experienced instructors will guide you through fun, gentle exercises to help you:

  • Improve management of chronic conditions
  • Increase strength to prevent falls or decrease their severity
  • Increase your independence through maintenance of fitness and mobility
  • Enhance emotional and social wellbeing
  • Improve your mental health
  • Contribute to your overall health and wellbeing!
 

Service Details

If you would like to participate in one of our virtual exercise classes, simply click on one of the two links below, and one of our staff Kinesiologists will schedule a time to chat with you.

Meet with Christina, R.Kin.

Meet with Marisa, R.Kin.

We are currently offering free, live classes on Zoom Monday-Friday:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9:00 a.m.: (1 hour, moderate-high intensity)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 10:30 a.m.: (45 minute, moderate-low intensity, seated class available)

Tuesday/Thursday, 1 p.m.: (45 minutes, varying intensity)

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  • Group classes are offered two to three weekdays each week per site.
  • One-on-one sessions are available in-home for those unable to attend group sites.
  • Classes are offered in Cambridge, Kitchener, North Dumfries, and Waterloo.
  • This is a free service.(45 minute, moderate-low intensity, seated class available

SMART™ Group Exercise Classes                                         SMART™ trained Gentle Exercise facilitator staff lead FREE 45-60 minute group classes two to three days per week, per location in Cambridge, Kitchener, North Dumfries and Waterloo. Classes are also offered virtually. No referral required. This is a free service.

Click below to see our monthly class calendar as we are opening more in-person exercise locations.

SMART™ In-Home sessions                                              SMART™ trained Gentle Exercise facilitator staff support clients with in-home exercises 2-3 days per week for maximum 6 weeks and transition to group programming virtually or in the community. Referral required. 

Download the form here

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These classes are great for day to day life. They really improve the quality of life as you get older. I’m 89 years old now, and I wouldn’t be without these programs.

RON

Client: Gentle Exercise Class

FAQ

  • Where do I find an exercise or fall prevention class?

Class locations and schedules can change, to find a class close to you in Kitchener, Waterloo or Cambridge give us a call at      519-772-8787 or email us at physicalhealth@cscmow.org to get the latest information or check our monthly class calendar.

  • What is the difference between exercise classes and fall prevention classes?

Exercise classes are led by our SMART™(Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) trained Gentle Exercise staff. Classes range between 45-60 minutes in various community locations throughout the Region. Our classes are also provided virtually for those who prefer the comforts of their own home. Each class includes a warm-up, aerobic endurance, cool-down, balance, strength and flexibility movements. All classes can be done seated or standing.

 Fall prevention sessions include a variety of education topics followed by some exercises with a focus on balance and lower body strength. These classes are delivered by our Registered Kinesiologist 2x/week for 6 weeks or by request. Sessions can be done in-person or virtually.

  • How much does it cost to attend an exercise or fall prevention class?

There is no cost to join an exercise or fall prevention class, they are free!

  • Do I need to register for a class?

Registration is not required, if you are interested in attending an exercise or fall prevention class please join in on the day(s) and time(s) they are scheduled.

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