Fitness Programs

Fitness Programs

  • Group Fit

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

    The exercise program is based on the principles of interval training, metabolic resistance training and high intensity interval training [HIIT]. These exercise concepts are scientifically proven to help people lose weight, burn body fat and increase strength. And they can be tough–but it’s always up to you how hard you want to push. This workout

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  • Run & Train for a 5K

    In this program we will run and train for a last week 5-KM (3.1 mile) “race”.  It is a foundation program of the Galloway Method, which includes run-walk-run training.  Join us for some fun outside as well as great cardio! Make-up runs due to extreme inclement weather will be added at the end of the

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  • Body Blast – Core Strong

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

    In this all-inclusive, dynamic, and multifaceted class, you’ll improve your overall fitness level, including your strength and flexibility. This hour-long cross training class uses a mix of interval training and circuit training formats that incorporate elements of endurance training, calisthenics, and strength training to help develop overall body fitness. The last part of the class

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  • Zumba® International Flavours

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

    You’ll experience a fun dynamic cardio and core workout with high-caloric expenditure that’s set beyond the four basic Latin Zumba® rhythms (Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia and Reggeaton) to incorporate African, Indian and Caribbean rhythms as well as belly dance, tango, quebredita and others. The dance moves will get your heart pumping and your body moving. Expect

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  • Short Circuit

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

    Try out this workout, which challenges your body by keeping your muscles, cardio levels and endurance off balance. This is an evolving program that improves your fitness level by making frequent changes or short circuiting the routines. Our bodies adapt to things quickly, so it’s important that your workouts change constantly to stay one step

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  • Total Body Workout 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, this aerobic workout includes a warm-up, followed by low- and high-cardio sets, controlled movement and strengthening exercises. It finishes with floor work and relaxation.

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  • Weight Room

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

    Our qualified staff can assist you in developing a personalized conditioning and strength-training program. Our weight room includes a Universal Station, a Basic Power Trainer (a seated cycle using arms and legs), an Equalizer 1005 (a barrier-free 5-station workout unit), treadmills, a Lifecycle, a Stairmaster, a Scifit machine, duplex pulleys, a vertical leg press, a

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  • Fitness

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

    Stay fit through stretching, muscle strengthening, flexibility and a gentle aerobic workout.

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  • Personal Training

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

    This includes an equipment orientation and personalized weight-training consultation. A personal program is designed to suit the user’s needs. By appointment only.

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  • Youth Night- June 1

    Jack Purcell’s Family Feud
    The survey says…… team up with your friends and play JP’s version of the classic T.V Game show Family Feud.

  • Tennis Class Cancellation

    Tennis classes (Beginner and Intermediate) scheduled Tuesday, May 22 are cancelled.

    Make up classes will be on Monday, May 28th.

    All make up classes will be held on the courts behind the Jack Purcell community centre.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

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