Levels I and II
Functional Beginning Pilates
Functional Mobility is a person’s physiological ability to move independently and safely in various environments associated with daily living activities, including transitioning from one position to another.
This class starts on the mat to introduce Pilates movements emphasizing strengthening the core, providing stability, and increasing the spine’s flexibility and the associated soft tissues. As the class progresses, movements focus on transitional movements and transferring weight while lying and sitting on the mat. The emphasis on improving joint flexibility and core strength allows for better overall conditioning and performance.
September to June Indoors
St. Andrew’s United Church
Summer Months Outoors
Barnet Park. Calabogie ON
Based on Joseph Pilates’ original rehabilitative exercise system known as “Contrology,” Pilates is a series of exercises designed to strengthen and lengthen the abdomen’s core muscles, back and hips while improving overall flexibility.
2021 Spring Session Begins
These classes focus on using the breath to create a movement for soft tissue
Back Fitness & Stretch
Designed for individuals who feel tension and tightness in their body or those who experience chronic back or neck pain, these smooth movements provide gentle stretches to increase flexibility and encourage awareness of painful areas.
Senior's Falls Prevention
Heart Wise Designated
Provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health, the “Falls Prevention Program” is offered twice weekly in Calabogie to those over 65. Sitting on a chair, this class encourages slow, focused movement designed to increase strength for the shoulders, arms, hips, legs and feet.
From bruises to fractured bones, falls by those over the age of 65 due to poor balance, weak muscles or diminished range of motion account for a high percentage of emergency visits and hospital stays. Studies have shown, exercise programs for this age group reduce the incidence of falls.
The Falls Prevention Programs help seniors stay healthy, active, and mobile. If you are 65 years of age or older, you can join Falls Prevention classes offered free of charge.
Low Impact Cardio
Low Impact Cardio is a 30-minute workout designed to increase your heart rate with soft impact movements. This “on your feet” class will help strengthen your heart and your hips and legs with safe and controlled actions.
Stay active and improve and maintain balance, strength and mobility.
I am a 72-year-old senior who has had two knee replacements and was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Before attending Susan’s classes, I was extremely stiff and sore every morning just getting out of bed, and even small chores were difficult. After attending exercise classes for only a short time, my flexibility and stamina began to return, and now I find my quality of life has improved tremendously. For those of you men and women who have knee, back, and hip problems, I cannot overemphasize how helpful these exercise classes will be to you. You don’t have to be in pain every day and tearing your stomach up with painkillers. There is a better way, and your quality of life will improve through Susan’s exercise class. Yes, there are days when you will experience some stiffness and fatigue but trust me, these classes will get you through it, and the bad days will become more infrequent. If you are contemplating or have had knee or hip surgery, you need to participate in this program: the better shape you are in, the quicker and easier the rehabilitation. It has and continues to help me so much through my experience.