Alternative Exercise

Alternative Exercise

  • Strike a Pose (Yoga)

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    Start your Saturday morning off right! You’ll be introduced to Yoga foundations, breathing and stretching techniques. The focus is on learning some basic postures, how to relax and stretch, and how to “Strike a Yoga Pose.” Youth will have fun discovering moves and poses for relaxation. For youth 11 to 15 years.

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  • Energy Dance

    • Program Type:
    • requires program registration or drop in fee
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    Don’t like the thought of exercising but can’t face the music? Try this approach! It’s so much fun, you won’t even realize that you are exercising! It’s a friendly dance class that people with a wide range of fitness levels and dance abilities can enjoy. Using a variety of musical styles for inspiration, the class

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  • Yoga For Every Body

    • Program Type:
    • requires program registration or drop in fee
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    This is a relaxing and friendly class that offers lots of modifications so you can tailor each yoga pose to your own needs. Through this class, you’ll connect with your inner rhythm, increase physical strength and flexibility, improve balance and coordination, reduce stress, and develop resilience to help you cope with the everyday ups and

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  • Mind & Body Stability Yoga

    • Program Type:
    • requires program registration or drop in fee
    • Program Run By:
    • Jack Purcell Recreation Association

    Moving deliberately and dynamically while connecting breath with movement, you’ll strengthen and energize the whole body and calm your mind through various yoga poses, breath work and meditation. Spring Special Offer: Purchase a 10-Visit Pass for $110.00 (+ HST). You can use it over the duration of the session to drop into any Yoga class. (Passes

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  • Chronic Pain

    • Program Type:
    • Requires aqua fitness membership or drop-in fee
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This program is a building block to the Aqua Therapy program and includes a warm up, stretching, mobility exercises, flexibility and a warm down.          

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  • Tai Chi

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This is a gentle, peaceful way to tone and strengthen your body, as well as improve concentration, coordination and balance.

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  • Aqua Therapy

    • Program Type:
    • Requires aqua fitness membership or drop-in fee
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    This program is a building block to the Aqua – Lite program and includes a warm up, stretching, mobility exercises, flexibility, toning, light cardio (water walking) and a warm down.  This program is ongoing throughout the year and clients can participate in one class per day. For more information, see staff or call 613-564-1027.  

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  • Yoga for Persons with a Visual Impairment

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Designed for adults who have a visual impairment or low vision, an all-levels Hatha Yoga class allows each person to start where they find themselves most comfortable, and strive for growth in their strength, endurance and flexibility in both body and mind in a positive, nurturing environment.

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  • Yoga

    • Program Type:
    • Requires program registration
    • Program Run By:
    • City of Ottawa

    Various stretching, breathing techniques and concentration exercises are used to improve body functions leading to greater confidence and relaxation skills.

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  • Youth Night – February 24

    Movie Theatre Night

    Lights Camera…..ACTION! Join us for movie night!!! BYO-Blanket!

  • Youth Night – March 3

    Pool Party

    POOL PARTY!!!! WIPEOUT!!! It may be cool outside but it will be HOT HOT HOT in our heated pool!

  • Zumba XPlosion – Class Cancellation

    Zumba Xplosion scheduled for March 1 has been cancelled. The make-up date for this class will be on March 29.
    We apologize for any inconvenience.
    Please contact the front desk for further details.

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