Seniors Fitness and Wellness

Fitness

Barre Moves

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $101.50
  • 7:15 pm–8:15 pm
  • 14 sess.
  • 2746355

Strengthen and soar in this unique exercise class that combines elements of ballet, Pilates, functional movement and stretching to challenge the core, tone muscles and have fun.

Boot Camp: Urban Outdoor Workout

  • Jul 3, 2019 – Aug 21, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $58.00
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2748889

Develop greater fitness and strength using body weight and the urban structures at Minoru Park a unique workout done in the fresh air. Meet at the Together Statue

Cardio and Strength

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday, Friday
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am

Pump it up for a total body workout with low impact cardio moves followed by a functional strength routine.

Chair Fitness

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • $66.00
  • 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746154

Manage chronic conditions and pain better with simple exercises learned in this basic fitness class designed for older and physically-limited adults.

Chair Fitness

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $66.00
  • 12:40 pm–1:40 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746150

Manage chronic conditions and pain better with simple exercises learned in this basic fitness class designed for older and physically-limited adults.

Dance and Tone

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday
  • 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Shake, sway and shimmy to popular dance music followed by resistance training for an overall body shape up.

Exercises for those with Parkinson’s Disease

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $61.60
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 14 sess.
  • 2743421

Improve function and reduce some of the physical limitations with instructor-led exercises taught specifically for those with this degenerative neurological disorder.

Please note: No class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Fit4Life

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $87.00
  • 9:00 am–10:00 am
  • 15 sess.
  • 2748337

Develop a base of strength while improving cardio, balance and agility in this unique total body workout

Please note: No class scheduled on Oct 31, 2019

Fitness and Mobility Exercise Stroke Recovery (FAME)

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • $161.10
  • 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2743723

Improve fitness and mobility through an evidence-based exercise program designed for those recovering from a stroke. This small group class led by a certified exercise professional includes functional strengthening, agility, balance and stretching exercises and is suitable for anyone who has experienced a stroke and can safely stand for five minutes, walk 10 metres (even with assistive devices) and can communicate with the instructor. Medical screening is required before registration.

Call 604-238-8010 for details.

Fitness and Mobility Exercise Stroke Recovery (FAME)

  • Nov 5, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • $150.35
  • 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • 14 sess.
  • 2743726

Improve fitness and mobility through an evidence-based exercise program designed for those recovering from a stroke. This small group class led by a certified exercise professional includes functional strengthening, agility, balance and stretching exercises and is suitable for anyone who has experienced a stroke and can safely stand for five minutes, walk 10 metres (even with assistive devices) and can communicate with the instructor. Medical screening is required before registration.

Call 604-238-8010 for details.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 27, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Thursday
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 27, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Gentle Fit

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Thursday
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am

Increase confidence, improved balance, core stability and strength with a well-balanced, low intensity workout.

Joint Moves

  • Sep 3, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $35.20
  • 10:20 am–11:10 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745370

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Joint Moves

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $35.20
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745365

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Joint Moves

  • Oct 29, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $35.20
  • 10:20 am–11:10 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745368

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Joint Moves

  • Oct 31, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $35.20
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am
  • 8 sess.
  • 2745371

Increase range of motion, strength and flexibility in these trainer-led classes designed for people with arthritis seeking ways to minimize stiffness and pain.

Osteofit for Better Bones

  • Sep 9, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Monday, Friday
  • $114.40
  • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
  • 26 sess.
  • 2745374

Improve balance and muscular strength to help protect against possible fractures in this program designed specifically for those living with osteoporosis.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Outdoor Walking: Nordic Poles

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Oct 25, 2019
  • Friday
  • $46.40
  • 12:30 pm–1:15 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2746145

Turn walking into an even greater aerobic and muscular conditioning workout with specialty poles. Poles are available for use during class.

 

Pilates Yoga Fusion

  • Sep 8, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019
  • Sunday
  • $121.65
  • 9:30 am–10:30 am
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746354

Sculpt, tone and stretch in this enjoyable and refreshing blend of mind-body practices.

Sit and Be Fit (Mandarin and Cantonese)

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $66.00
  • 11:15 am–12:15 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746156

Reduce and better manage chronic conditions and pain with simple exercises learned in this basic fitness class designed for older and physically-limited adults. Course conducted in Mandarin and Cantonese.

SportMedBC Learn to Run 10k

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $89.00
  • 8:30 am–10:00 am
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746382

Utilize a combination of running and walking to gradually increase strength and stamina. This 13-week program is coached by trained leaders and is a good preparation for an injury-free 10k distance.

Stay Steady

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • $66.00
  • 11:00 am–11:55 am
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746174

Build strength and confidence to help stay safe, active and independent with specially-designed balance and mobility exercises taught by a qualified exercise specialist.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Stay Steady

  • Sep 9, 2019 – Dec 16, 2019
  • Monday
  • $57.20
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746175

Build strength and confidence to help stay safe, active and independent with specially-designed balance and mobility exercises taught by a qualified exercise specialist.

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 14 and Nov 11, 2019 due to statutory holidays.

Stay Strong

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday, Friday
  • 10:30 am–11:30 am

Improve range of motion, balance and strength with cardio and flexibility exercises in this gentle fit class.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, Saturday
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, Saturday
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, Saturday
  • 9:15 am–10:15 am

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Total Body Conditioning

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm

Work with a variety of resistance equipment for a head- to-toe strength and endurance routine.

Urban Workout Remixed

  • Sep 4, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $52.20
  • 5:15 pm–6:15 pm
  • 9 sess.
  • 2746348

Run, jump, climb stairs and get strong in this outdoor workout that is a remix of the classic Urban Workout previously held at Minoru.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Monday
  • 11:45 am–12:45 pm

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • 12:15 pm–1:00 pm

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga

  • Mar 11, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019
  • Thursday
  • 7:15 pm–8:15 pm

Lengthen, breathe and relieve stress while balancing the body with gentle yoga poses.

Yoga: Chair

  • Sep 5, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $78.15
  • 11:15 am–12:15 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746177

Find length in the spine in this unique fitness program that opens the hips and moves the shoulders and necks. This class is recommended for people with mobility challenges.

Yoga: Yin Style

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $121.65
  • 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746331

Practice stretching the connective tissues and holding poses longer for better balance, stillness and calmness.

Zumba

  • Sep 7, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
  • Saturday
  • $108.75
  • 11:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746362

Move to zesty Latin and international music in this dance fitness program that offers a great cardiovascular workout with easy-to-follow routines

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Zumba

  • Sep 12, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $94.25
  • 7:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746356

Move to zesty Latin and international music in this dance fitness program that offers a great cardiovascular workout with easy-to-follow routines

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Zumba

  • Sep 12, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $94.25
  • 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • 13 sess.
  • 2746357

Move to zesty Latin and international music in this dance fitness program that offers a great cardiovascular workout with easy-to-follow routines

Please note, there is no class scheduled on Oct 31 and Dec 5, 2019

Zumba: Gold

  • Sep 6, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • $78.15
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746315

Move gently in this class with low impact exercises designed for older adults with slight mobility issues. Experience all of the fun, zesty Latin music and easy-to follow routines of traditional Zumba! All fitness levels welcome.

Zumba: Gold

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $78.15
  • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
  • 15 sess.
  • 2746314

Move gently in this class with low impact exercises designed for older adults with slight mobility issues. Experience all of the fun, zesty Latin music and easy-to follow routines of traditional Zumba! All fitness levels welcome.

Health and Wellness

Azlheimer’s: Life After Diagnosis

  • Sep 21, 2019 – Sep 21, 2019
  • Saturday
  • Free
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747238

This informative session on Alzheimer and other forms of dementia includes: diagnosis, how to work with the health care system, how to access different community programs and services, the importance of planning for the future as early as possible and strategies for living well with dementia. Those with dementia, care partners and family members are welcome to attend. Registration required.

Caregiver Series: Life in Residential Care

  • Oct 24, 2019 – Oct 24, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747245

Learn ways to improve visits with a person with dementia living in residential care along with strategies for working more effectively with a care team and acting as patient advocate. This workshop is presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC and is for caregivers only. Registration required.

Caregiver Series: Transition to Residential Care

  • Oct 3, 2019 – Oct 3, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747246

Learn about accessing residential care, facility considerations and strategies for a smoother transition for a loved one with dementia. This workshop is presented by the Alzheimer Society of BC and is for caregivers only. Registration required.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop

  • Nov 8, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
  • Friday
  • Free
  • 10:00 am–12:30 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2745334

Learn coping strategies to help take control or better manage pain and to work more effectively and confidently with health care providers. Caregivers are welcome. Program offered by Self-Management BC, University of Victoria and the BC Ministry of Health. Registration required.

Diabetes: What you need to know

  • Oct 30, 2019 – Oct 30, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746848

Learn who is at risk, the warning signs and how healthy eating and physical activity can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Free with registration required.

Healthy Aging: Falls Prevention

  • Oct 21, 2019 – Oct 21, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746271

Explore the common causes and risks of predictable and preventable falls that are the leading cause of injury and hospitalization. This session is presented by health professionals from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Bone Health

  • Nov 13, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746344

Understand some of the physiological factors behind osteoporosis and steps to increase bone density from a holistic health perspective. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Dementia

  • Oct 23, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746342

Learn about some of the underlying aspects of Dementia and how the disease is approached from a holistic health perspective. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Diabetes

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Sep 25, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746329

Understand the physiological process behind Diabetes and the underlying contributors to insulin resistance from a holistic health perspective. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Holistic Health Series: Thyroid

  • Nov 27, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746346

Discover some of the many functions of this important gland and how it is intricately connected to overall health and to other systems in the body. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Hypertension and Activity (Mandarin)

  • Oct 7, 2019 – Oct 7, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2745650

Understand the positive impact and health benefits active living has on blood pressure and get tips on how to get started and stay motivated. Registration required. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Hypertension and Nutrition (Mandarin)

  • Sep 30, 2019 – Sep 30, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2745648

Learn how to make healthy diet changes that can lower blood pressure in this interactive workshop led by a registered dietician. Registration required. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Hypertension and Stress Presentation (Mandarin)

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Sep 23, 2019
  • Monday
  • Free
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2748537

Learn how stress affects health as a risk factor for hypertension, complete a Stress Index and find out three effective ways to manage symptoms. Registration required. This course is conducted in Mandarin.

Living Well with COPD: Workshop 1

  • Nov 7, 2019 – Nov 7, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746852

Manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) better by developing ways to stay healthy, finding out what makes breathing worse and by learning the proper way to use an inhaler. This two part workshop series is presented by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) clinicians. Registration required.

Living Well with COPD: Workshop 2

  • Nov 14, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
  • Thursday
  • Free
  • 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746853

Build coping strategies for shortness of breath due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) including body positions and breathing techniques. In a group setting, learn why exercise is so important for those with this chronic lung condition. This two part workshop series is presented by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) clinicians. Registration required.

Living Well with Dementia

  • Sep 23, 2019 – Nov 25, 2019
  • Monday
  • $106.56
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2747698

Connect and keep active with other seniors experiencing early to mid-stage dementia through brain games, trivia, arts activities and exercise in a safe, social setting. Caregivers welcome.

Meditation: Cool the Fires of Anxiety and Stress

  • Sep 17, 2019 – Oct 22, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $40.50
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2746405

Enjoy this integrated class that combines deep breathing techniques, guided meditation and gentle stretches to enhance wellbeing, reduce worries and improve inner peace, health and quality of life.

Meditation: Cool the Fires of Anxiety and Stress

  • Oct 29, 2019 – Dec 3, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $40.50
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • 6 sess.
  • 2746406

Enjoy this integrated class that combines deep breathing techniques, guided meditation and gentle stretches to enhance wellbeing, reduce worries and improve inner peace, health and quality of life.

Meditation: Cool the Fires of Anxiety and Stress (Try-It Session)

  • Sep 10, 2019 – Sep 10, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • Free
  • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746402

Enjoy this integrated class that combines deep breathing techniques, guided meditation and gentle stretches to enhance wellbeing, reduce worries and improve inner peace, health and quality of life.

Naturopathic Medicine: Introduction

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 9:30 am–11:00 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746325

Learn about this distinct primary health care system that emphasizes prevention, treatment and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods that support the body’s natural ability to heal. This session is led by a naturopathic doctor. Registration required.

Qigong for Health: Beginner

  • Sep 25, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • $51.80
  • 8:50 am–9:50 am
  • 10 sess.
  • 2747014

Maintain health, increase vitality and experience inner peace and healing with this ancient form of Chinese medicine that includes gentle physical movements, breathing techniques and meditation led by a certified Qigong instructor.

Qigong for Health: Beginner (Try-It Session)

  • Sep 11, 2019 – Sep 11, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 8:50 am–9:50 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2747004

Maintain health, increase vitality and experience inner peace and healing with this ancient form of Chinese medicine that includes gentle physical movements, breathing techniques and meditation led by a certified Qigong instructor.

Reduce the Fear: Learn from a Peer

  • Dec 4, 2019 – Dec 4, 2019
  • Wednesday
  • Free
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am
  • 1 sess.
  • 2746837

Listen to senior peers describe the preparation and experience of undergoing common surgical procedures such as cataracts surgery. This is an opportunity to ask questions to gain confidence about pending surgeries.

Wellness Connections

  • Sep 24, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
  • Tuesday
  • $170
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2743655

Connect with others in this outreach program designed to reintegrate frail, at risk and isolated seniors back into the community. Price includes special programming, lunch and transportation.

Registration and intake interview required. Call the Seniors Wellness Coordinator at 604-238-8460 for details.

Wellness Connections

  • Sep 26, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
  • Thursday
  • $170
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm
  • 8 sess.
  • 2743656

Connect with others in this outreach program designed to reintegrate frail, at risk and isolated seniors back into the community. Price includes special programming, lunch and transportation.

Registration and intake interview required. Call the Seniors Wellness Coordinator at 604-238-8460 for details.

For program registration:

  1. Online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.richmond.ca/register

  2. By phone by calling the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

  3. In person at recreation and cultural facilities. Note: debit, cheque and cash are also accepted when registering in person