Alternative Exercise

Alternative Exercise

  • Yoga For Teens

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

    Start your week off right! Teens 11-15 years old are invited to come and learn how to strike a proper yoga pose. This class introduces yoga foundations, breathing and stretching. The focus is on learning some basic postures, how to relax and stretch. Teens will have fun discovering moves and poses for relaxation.

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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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  • Yoga Mind & Body Stability

    • 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. PLEASE NOTE: You can register for a Yoga class any time during the session. Fees are prorated. Fall Special Offer: Purchase a 10-Visit Yoga Pass for $110.00 (+

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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. Intermediate Level 9:00 – 10:00 am Beginner Level 10:00 – 11:00 am.

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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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  • After School Registration

    Any After School Program registration requests received after August 21st are being held and reviewed for approval by the Children and Youth Programs Coordinator. All registrations will be processed in sequence, depending on the program numbers and staffing, with delayed start dates commencing as soon as possible. In general, please allow for a minimum of up to two weeks processing time.

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