Fitness Programs

Fitness Programs

Fitness Fees Zumba Class

Age Drop-In 10 Class 20 Class 30 Class
Youth 3-18  $3.00 $21.45 $42.00 $63.00
Senior 65+  $3.00 $21.45 $42.00 $63.00
Adult 19+   $4.00 $28.50 $56.00 $79.35

Fitness Classes
Pilates
Yoga
T'ai Chi Chih
Trailwalkers

Fitness Class Descriptions

Shallow Water Fitness
This low impact fitness class takes place in the shallow end of the pool. High Energy music combined with resistance exercises provide the participants with a cardio workout as well as development of muscular strength and endurance.

Deep Water Fitness
This no impact fitness class incorporates a high energy workout in the deep end of the pool. Flotation belts and hand floats are used to provide a well rounded cardiovascular workout. All levels of swimmers are welcome as the flotation belts help to keep participants afloat.

Aqua Jog
Aqua Jogging is exactly what it sounds like, it’s jogging in the water, but there is actually more to it than that. If you’ve suffered certain kinds of knee or leg injuries that keep you from running on land while you recover, aqua jogging can actually be an excellent alternative to help you stay fit. 

Strollercise
No more 'just pushing the stroller'. Strollercise is a great activity that will allow parents to be active while bonding with their child and socialize with other parents about the challenges of caring for a newborn. The workout consists of cardio (walking or jogging), lunges, squats, push-ups, tricep dips, core and more. Strollercise is energetic and motivating, this atmosphere is perfect for new parents and babies, just what you need.

Kettle Bell
This class is broken down to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. By their nature, kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, and increase grip strength. This class is suited to all levels from beginner to advanced as participants are encouraged to go at their own pace to suit their ability and needs. Come try this class out, it is the ultimate conditioning tool! 
 
Body Bar Fitness
Body bar fitness uses weighted bars, hand weights, stability balls and tubing to improve muscular strength and endurance. This class incorporates several styles of strength training to ensure a well-rounded workout.

Step Circuit
The emphasis of this class is on improving the cardiovascular and strength systems using a variety of movements and equipment. This class is suited to all levels from beginner to advanced as participants are encouraged to go at their own pace to suit their ability and needs. How much you sweat is up to you! Try one class and you will be hooked.

Gentle Gym
Gentle Gym is designed to improve the strength of all muscles, bones and joints. This fitness class is also ideal for improving the strength of the heart and lungs. Come out and meet new friends, get fit and have fun.

Gentle Water
Gentle Water takes part in the shallow end of our swimming pool. The beauty of a fitness class in water is that there is much less impact on bones and joints. Come out and meet new friends, get fit and have fun.

Zumba®
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked!

Zumba® Gold  - New
This class is designed for active older adults and those starting their fitness journey. Zumba® Gold combines easy to follow moves with Latin and an international rhythm to create a fun fitness class that is less intense than regular Zumba.

Aqua Zumba® - New
Aqua Zumba keeps the Zumba® Fitness workout party going in the pool. Aqua Zumba is low-impact and appeals to anyone who likes Zumba but doesn’t want to get as hot as in the land-based classes. Aqua Zumba is classic aqua aerobics with Latin flavor added. Eighty to ninety per cent of your body weight is displaced in the water when the water is at your chest level. Thus your knees, hips and back undergo less pounding when doing Aqua Zumba. At the same time, your body works four times harder than on land. Come get wet and have a blast.

Mixed Yoga
This Drop in class is designed for beginners and intermediates to work side by side practicing solid fundamentals, gaining a deeper awareness of your body while developing higher levels of focus, strength, flexibility and endurance. Modifications will be introduced to more complex poses allowing beginners to work at their own level.

 

H.G.R. Mews Community Centre Fitness Schedule -  Jan. 6 to April 17 (Winter Session), April 28 to June 27, 2014 (Spring Session)

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Shallow Water Fitness
9 to 9:50 a.m.
Aqua Zumba
10 to 10:50 a.m.
Shallow Water Fitness
9 to 9:50 a.m.
Shallow Water Fitness
10 to 10:50 a.m.
  Shallow Water Fitness
10 to 10:50 a.m.
      Strollercise -
10 to 10:50 a.m.
  Strollercise -
10 to 10:50 a.m.
Gentle Gym
10 to 10:50 a.m.
Gentle Gym
11 to 11:50 a.m.
Gentle Gym
10 to 10:50 a.m.
Zumba Gold
11 to 11:50 a.m.
  Gentle Gym
11 to 11:50 a.m.
Gentle Water
2 to 2:50 p.m.
Mixed Yoga
6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Gentle Water
2 to 2:50 p.m
 
  Body Bar
6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Zumba
6 to 6:50 p.m.
Kettle Bell
7:30 to 8:20 p.m.
   
Aqua Zumba
8 to 8:50 p.m.
Zumba
7:30 to 8:20 p.m.
Step Circuit
7 to 7:50 p.m.
Shallow Water Fitness
8 to 8:50 p.m.
Shallow Water Fitness
8 to 8:50 p.m.
 
  Shallow Water Fitness
8 to 8:50 p.m.
Aqua Zumba
8 to 8:50 p.m.
Zumba
8:30 to 9:20 p.m.
   
  Deep Water Fitness
9 to 9:50 p.m.
  Aqua Jog
9 to 9:50 p.m.
 

 

Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre Fitness Schedule - Jan. 5 to April 18 (Winter Session), April 27 to June 27, 2014 (Spring Session)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Deep Water Fitness
9 to 9:50 a.m.
  Deep Water Fitness
9 to 9:50 a.m.
  Deep Water Fitness
9 to 9:50 a.m.
Body Bar
7 to 7:50 p.m.
Deep Water Fitness
2 to 2:50 p.m.
Zumba Gold
10 to 10:50 a.m.
Deep Water Fitness
2 to 2:50 p.m.
 
Zumba
8 to 8:50 p.m.
  Body Bar
7 to 7:50 p.m.
   
  Deep Water Fitness
8:30 to 9:20 p.m.
Zumba
8 to 8:50 p.m.
Deep Water Fitness
8:30 to 9:20 p.m.

 

Pilates
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen and balance the entire body. The practice of Pilates movements, coupled with focused breathing patterns, has proven itself invaluable not only as a method to improve overall fitness, but to increased lung capacity and circulation. Please note you must pre-register for all Pilates classes. Registration will not be accepted after the second class of each session. 

Beginner Pilates
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Dates: Jan. 7 to March 25 (12 classes - Winter)
Dates: April 8 to June 10 (9 classes - Spring)
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:45 to 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $84 (Winter) $63 (Spring)

Intermediate Pilates*
Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Dates: Sept. 12 to Dec. 12 (14 classes)
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:45 to 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $98

Location: H.G.R. Mews Community Centre
Dates: Jan. 9 to March 27 (12 classes - Winter)
Dates: April 10 to June 12 (9 classes - Spring)
Day: Thursday
Time: 5:45 to 6:35 p.m.
Cost: $84 (Winter)  $63 (Spring)

*Must have previous Pilates experience.
 

Yoga
Please note: Registration will not be accepted after the second class of each session.

Mixed Yoga
This class is designed for beginners and intermediates to work side by side practising solid fundamentals, gaining a deeper awareness of your body while developing higher levels of focus, strength, flexibility and endurance. Modifications will be introduced to more complex poses allowing beginners to work at their own level.

Location: H.G.R Mews Community Centre
Dates: Sept. 11 to Dec. 11 (14 classes)
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 to 7:20 p.m.
Cost: $98

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre (McNiven Place)
Dates: Sept. 11 to Dec. 11 (14 classes)
Day: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Cost: $122.50

Beginner Yoga
Yoga refers to traditional physical, mental and spiritual disciplines originating in ancient India. There are many styles of yoga being taught and practiced today. All styles are based on the same physical postures called poses. This class is recommended for the beginning student of any age and fitness level. Learn a solid foundation of yoga poses plus the awareness to develop an informed, safe and precise yoga practice.

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre (McNiven Place)
Dates: Jan. 5 to March 23 (Winter - 12 classes)
Dates: April 6 to June 8 (Spring - 9 classes)
Day: Sunday
Time: 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $105 (Winter)  $79 (Spring)

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre (McNiven Place)
Dates: Jan. 6 to March 24 (Winter - 11 classes)
Dates: April 7 to June 9 (Spring - 8 classes)
Day: Monday
Time: 6:45 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $96 (Winter) $70 (Spring)

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre (McNiven Place)
Dates: Jan. 9 to March 27 (Winter - 12 classes)
Dates: April 10 to June 12 (Spring - 9 classes)
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $105 (Winter) $79 (Spring)

Intermediate Yoga
Embrace a yoga class that develops the skills learned in Beginner Yoga. Our Instructor teaches participants how to improve upon the postures learned in beginner yoga and in addition, learn more challenging postures. Beginner Yoga experience is required.

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre (McNiven Place)
Dates: Jan. 5 to March 23 (Winter - 12 classes)
Dates: April 6 to June 8 (Spring - 9 classes)
Day: Sunday
Time: 8:15 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $105 (Winter)  $79 (Spring)

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre (McNiven Place)
Dates: Jan. 6 to March 24 (Winter - 11 classes)
Dates: April 7 to June 9 (Spring - 8 classes)
Day: Monday
Time: 8:15 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $96 (Winter) $70 (Spring)

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre (McNiven Place)
Dates: Jan. 9 to March 27 (Winter - 12 classes)
Dates: April 10 to June 12 (Spring - 9 classes)
Day: Thursday
Time: 9:15  to 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $105 (Winter) $79 (Spring)

Power Yoga
Power Yoga is a challenging and vigorous class that builds strength and flexibility through a series of inter-linking and challenging movements. This class is designed for participants with several years of intermediate yoga practice.

Location: Airport Heights Community Centre
Dates: Jan. 8 to March 26 (Winter - 12 classes)
Dates: April 9 to June 11 (Spring - 9 classes)
Day: Wednesday
Time: 8:15 to 9:45p.m.
Cost: $126 (Winter) $94.50 (Spring)

Adults of all ages Fitness Programs
These classes are ideal for adults looking for a slower pace or for people with limited range of motion or reduced mobility.

T'ai Chi Chih Joy through Movement
A series of 20 gentle movements that promote serenity and a greater sense of well-being. T’ai Chi Chih Joy Through Movement is not a martial art form but rather a "moving meditation". With regular practice of T’ai Chi Chih, participant benefits may include enhanced relaxation, increased energy, improved balance, improved flexibility and circulation, improved sleep, regulation of blood pressure, cholesterol and metabolism, enhanced mental clarity and relief of arthritic pain and discomfort.

Location: H.G.R Mews Community Centre
Dates: Jan. 13 to March 3 (Winter - 8 sessions)
Dates: March 24 to May 26 (Spring - 8 sessions)
Day: Monday
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Cost: $66 (Winter) $66 (Spring)

Location: Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre Trailer
Dates: Jan. 13 to March 3 (Winter - 8 sessions)
Dates: March 24 to May 26 (Spring - 8 sessions)
Day: Monday
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $66 (Winter) $66 (Spring)

For more information on Fitness & Lifestyle Programs please call (709) 576-8499, (709) 576-8631 or e-mail: recreation@stjohns.ca.

Trailwalkers
Hiker walking along North Head Trail, Signal Hill
Trailwalkers is a free program that runs on Wednesdays from May to October. This program is designed for anyone who loves to walk. Weekly walks are scheduled at a designated trail in the City. A group leader will be there to meet you but you are free to
walk at your own pace or with a small group. It's a great way to see the City's parks and trails, be active and meet new friends. All abilities are welcome. Dress appropriately for the weather and please bring along a flashlight.  All walks run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Date Walk Location Meeting Place
April 30 Mundy Pond (2.0 km) Meet at H.G.R. Mews Community Centre gravel parking lot
May 7 Long Pond Trail (2.8 km) Meet at the Fluvarium parking lot
May 14 Quidi Vidi Lake (3.8 km) Meet at the Quidi Vidi Lake boathouse
May 21 Southlands Trail (2.0 km) Meet at the beginning of Tree Top Drive
May 28 South Brook Trail (3.0 km) Meet at the Bowring Park gravel parking lot
June 4 Rennie's River Trail (2.9 km) Meet at the Memorial Dominion parking lot
June 11

MUN Visitor Walk (2.0 km)

Meet at the Fluvarium parking lot
June 18 Heritage Loop Walk (2.7 km) Meet at the Basilica Church parking lot
June 25 Kent's Pond (1.5 km) Meet at the Holiday Inn parking lot

Dates: Wednesdays, from July 2 to Aug. 27, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date Walk Location Meeting Place
July 2 Virginia River trail (3.8 km) Gravel parking lot across the road from Legion on the Boulevard (Quidi Vidi Lake)
July 9 Prince Philip Parkway (3.0 km) Meet at the Arts and Culture Centre parking lot (near library)
July 16

Kent's Pond to Confederation Bldg.
(3.8 km)

Meet at the Holiday Inn parking lot
July 23 Mundy Pond (2.0 km) Meet at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre parking lot
July 30 Rotary "Sunshine" Park (3.0 km) Meet at the parking lot on Bennett's Road
Aug. 6 No Program No Program
Aug. 13

Bowring Park - South Brook trail (3.0 km)

Meet at the west gate entrance off gravel parking lot
Aug. 20 Long Pond (2.8 km) Meet at the Fluvarium
Aug. 27 Quidi Vidi Lake (3.8 km) Meet at Boathouse parking lot