Choose Your Fitness Route
Our Group Fitness Classes include Yoga, Weight Loss, Tai Chi, Dance, Golf Fit, and more!
Group Fitness Classes
The Vitality Series
Functional movement training to improve how you feel, decrease pain, and enhance quality of life. This series is designed to increase in difficulty and allow progression as fitness levels improve.
Level 1: Restore
If you have difficulty standing, walking, and weight bearing as a result of an injury or chronic condition, then this is your starting point. This class focuses on restoring joint range-of-motion and full body mobility, improving posture, and tolerance to weight bearing. The class alternates between seated and standing activities and participants improve their posture and walking pattern.
Level 2: Rejuvenate
If you have been inactive for a while and want a challenging class that is safe yet effective, this is the class for you. This class consists of light strengthening activities interspersed with walking and stepping intervals. The strength exercises are performed with dumbbells, bodyweight, resistance bands, and TRX. Each class begins with a gentle warm-up and wraps up with balance exercises and a standing stretch routine. All exercises are performed in a standing position to accommodate anyone who is unable to get down to floor level. The format of the class allows participants to work at their own pace and the instructor is able to modify any activity to accommodate limitations such as pain and/or injuries.
Level 3: Invigorate
This class has a similar format to the Rejuvenate class but is more challenging. Participants are given the option to perform some exercises on mats, therefore getting up and down from the floor is an asset.
Level 4: Thrive
This class is set up as a circuit. Participants will move through a series of stations and perform strength exercises for a timed interval. The class begins with a dynamic warm-up and finishes with stretching and mobility activities.
Level 5: Excel
This is is a fast-paced circuit style class consisting of functional/movement activities designed to improve your strength, coordination, and endurance. Participants complete a dynamic warm-up followed by specific strengthening and mobility exercises that target typically weak muscles and stiff joints. A comprehensive stretching routine closes down each session.
Level 6: Grit
This is the highest intensity class in our Vitality Series. Grit is a fast paced circuit class that uses stations to combine cardio, interval, and functional strength training. The exercises are geared toward everyday movements and can be modified for beginners and more experienced participants to provide a challenging workout for everyone! This class is designed to increase cardiovascular fitness and lean muscle mass. First time participants should arrive 10 minutes before class to complete paperwork and a brief movement screen. During class participants will be given specific recommendations regarding exercise adaptations.
Relaxation & Recovery
A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, and/or standing using the chair for support. It will help deepen flexibility, improve balance, stability, strength, and coordination along with strengthening personal body awareness.
Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise comprised of gentle, flowing movements that promotes serenity, mental clarity, and longevity. The health benefits of tai chi are numerous, including stress and pain management, muscular strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. It is a low impact class for minimal stress on muscles and joints, suitable for participants of any fitness level.
If you're looking to add some relaxation into your workout routine, try our Soothing Stretch class. We will use a combination of restorative poses, props, stretching, and meditation to relieve tension and calm your body from the inside out. Whether you need help quieting your mind, or recovering from a tough workout, this class can be beneficial for anybody.
Golf Rehab (October - April)
This class is for anyone who needs to work on the rehabilitation of an injury, and to increase strength or flexibility to play their favourite sport. We address common swing issues and improve the functional movement of your golf-muscles. You will have the opportunity to hit balls in every class at our indoor driving range area.
Golf Fit (October - April)
This class is for golfers who want to maintain or increase their off-season flexibility, strength, and rotational power (clubhead speed) for their golf swing. It is set up as a circuit, and in the warm-up we address common golf-conditioning issues to improve the functional movement of your golf-muscles. You will have the opportunity to hit balls in every class at our indoor driving range area.
Golf Fit Elite (October - April)
The golfers in this class have a handicap below 10 and/or a high degree of fitness. This class is designed to focus on golf-related strength and rotational power for performance. Golf Fit Elite is set up as a circuit, and in the warm-up we address common golf-conditioning issues to improve the functional movement of your golf-muscles. You will have the opportunity to hit balls in every class at our indoor driving range area.
Golf Fitness Assessment
This is a physical screen to identify any physical limitations that may be influencing problems with your golf swing - including any imbalances or injuries, flexibility or mobility issues, and weaknesses. A fitness program can be recommended to address limitations, including a brief assessment of your golf swing.
Private Golf Lessons
Lessons are booked privately with Ann Holmes, golf professional. Lessons can be scheduled for one person (30 minutes) or two - eight people (55 minutes), and can address any aspect of the game - from pitching, chipping, irons, hybrids, to fairway woods - and at any level, from beginner to advanced.
Other Group Fitness Classes
This class is for breast cancer survivors who would like to become more physically active. The class is designed to improve full body strength and mobility with a focus on correct upper body movement and reducing the risk of lymphedema. This class is appropriate for anyone who has not been physically active for several years. This class is not choreographed and designed to allow individual participants to work at their own pace.
If you are looking to become more active and lose some weight, this is the class for you. Set up as a circuit, participants will move through a series of timed stations, performing strength and cardiovascular exercises. The class begins with a dynamic warm-up and ends with a comprehensive stretching routine.
Dancing for Brain Health
A light yet engaging somatic based movement class for individuals with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, as well as those undergoing stroke recoveries. This class strives to improve participants’ neural activity, balance, and coordination. Beginning with a seated warm up and progressing to center activities and across the floor, we will explore patterns through space and rhythmic qualities. Bring your spouse, caregivers, and/or exercise partners to enjoy this experience together!
Grandkids & Grandparents Class
This Physical Literacy class is all about having fun together while learning and practicing Fundamental Movement Skills! These skills are not only crucial for a child’s development, but are beneficial for individuals of any age, so this class will be valuable for both the grandkids and their grandparents. This class combines learning life-long skills, increasing overall health and fitness through movement, having fun with a variety of engaging and accessible activities and games, and spending quality time with family!
Private Therapeutic Kinesiology
Tracie has been working in the field of rehabilitation for over 15 years, and over these years has noticed a gap in care when moving from the clinic to the gym. As a Kinesiologist and Certified Exercise Physiologist, she can provide the guidance needed to cross that gap with fewer injuries and an increased likelihood of success for a full recovery. Tracie will provide a personalized program tailored to your individual goals which will address aspects of mobility, strength, and injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Certified Athletic Therapists (CAT(C)s) are experts in treating injuries to the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, and joints), including injury prevention, assessment, emergency and acute care, rehabilitation and re-conditioning. With the help of an Athletic Therapist; you will minimize the time lost at work or play when you are injured or receiving surgery; correct your bio mechanics before that nagging injury gets you down; begin your first outing of the season with confidence your body can handle it; and extend your quality of life years. For more information on our Athletic Therapist, please visit Craig's website: AlpineAthletics.org
Private Personal Training
Work privately with a CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer for workouts designed specifically for you. Your program will be tailored to help you achieve your goals, while taking into account your level of fitness and any other health-related constraints.
Private Health Coaching
Work privately with Ann to achieve a higher level of health. You will learn and integrate the various dimensions of health together - including fitness, nutrition, and habits. In collaboration with your health coach, you will develop the tools needed to be successful while enjoying an individualized, organized, and supportive plan developed for you.
Class Placement Assessment
Book a Class Placement Assessment with one of our CSEP-Certified Personal Trainers for a class recommendation based on your personal health status. These 30 minute assessments include joint range-of-motion analysis, physical fitness analysis, and a personal class recommendation based on your individual health requirements.
Full Physical Assessment
If you have more serious health issues, book a Full Physical Assessment with our CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist. These 60 minute assessments include a thorough physical analysis, with more in-depth assessments for more complicated areas, and you will go over your health history in detail, so we can make a well-informed recommendation on your next steps.
Please contact us to find out which of our Specialty Workshops we will be running next. Topics include Pelvic Floor Health, Self-Myofascial Release (rolling), Foot Care, Upper Back, Shoulder & Neck Care, Hip & Knee Care, and more!
Effective June 24th - August 30th, 2019
NEW Fall Schedule!
Effective Sep. 3rd, 2019
How much does this cost?
Either sign up for one of our full 13 Week Sessions to reserve your spot in your favourite classes, or buy a Punch Card to drop-in whenever you want!
13 Week Sessions
Fall: September, October, November
Winter: January, February, March
Spring: April, May, June
Purchase a Punch Card for July, August, & December
What's Your Level?
Start at Level 1, and move up after you finish a 13 Week Session or a 20 Punch Card. Every time you move up a level you save on classes!
13 Week Sessions
Pricing for Other Services
Private Health Coaching
Full Physical Assessment
Class Placement Assessment
The Perks of Being an AHS Participant...
All of our fitness professionals have the highest level of expertise in the industry, with Standard First Aid, CPR Level-C, and AED training (there is an AED on site).
We provide Referral and Medical Clearance Forms for our members to take to their doctor to have signed. This form, along with the receipts from AHS can be used on your tax returns as a health care expense.
Ann Holmes teaches free interactive Health Seminars in our kitchen. Worksheets will be given out for reflection.
Everyone is encouraged to stay after class and use our Community Kitchen; enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee!
YOUR HEALTH JOURNEY
You did it! You made the decision and commitment to get healthier. Let’s look at some of the components of health and set some goals around your health journey.
BASIC FITNESS PRINCIPLES
Cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition … what do these mean and why are these concepts important as we age?
Health is a habit. This session is for you to learn more about yourself, how you can get unstuck, and form healthier habits.
BLUE ZONES -
PRINCIPLES OF LONGEVITY
What are the lessons from the people and cultures around the world with the longest-living people? Learn about these concepts and how you can incorporate them into your life (and community) for a longer, more fulfilled life.
According to Katy Bowman, “we currently live in a world where “life” is mostly sedentary, and “exercise” is the one or two hours a day we set aside to fit in some movement.” Let’s talk about why movement matters and how we can fit more opportunities to move into our daily lives.
Come and learn the basics about protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals. Figure out why we need these nutrients and how to get them from food.
LIVING WITH VITALITY
Is there a secret formula for lifelong vitality? Come and learn about the key wellness areas for health through your years, and get some practical ideas about what to do today to ensure a good quality of life.
Topics for Cooking and Fueling: Healthy Swap-Outs, Desserts & Treats, Juicing & Blending, Meal Planning & Preparation, Healthy BBQ's
Special Topics: Aging, Hormones, Caregiving, Trends & Myths, Travel Tips, Advanced Nutrition