Pilates

Levels I and II

**NEW PROGRAM**

Functional Beginning Pilates

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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

Calabogie ON

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 April 12th

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.

General Fitness

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.

Exercise At Home

Before exercising to our video’s, please read the disclaimer below.

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Exercise Video Disclaimer

Enjoy exercising with our online videos. Before starting, please read and acknowledge the following.

The Wellness Natural Health Centre Video Content is available for informational and educational purposes only.

Wellness Natural Health Centre hosts these online exercise video sessions to promote online learning, have some fun, try something new and challenge yourself. These sessions are “use at your own risk,” so please do not exercise beyond your capacity. Clear space, wear proper shoes and take all necessary safety precautions before participating. Always consult your medical doctor before starting any new exercise program.

Wellness Natural Health Centre and Susan Veale hereby disclaim any and all liability to any party for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental, or other consequential health-related issues arising directly or indirectly from any use of the Video Content, which is provided as-is and without warranties.

Stay active and improve and maintain balance, strength and mobility.

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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.

Alex S.

Happy Exercisers

I am coming up on three years of doing Pilates with Susan and am still thoroughly enjoying it. I feel my body strength still increasing and am amazed that I’m able to do things now that at the beginning seemed utterly impossible.

Linda B.

I love Pilates for the simple reason that it provides me with a total body workout in an hour. I am active in several other activities such as running and hiking, and Pilates is a perfect complement to both.

Sharon L.

Just a quick note, thank you.  These last few weeks have done so much for me.  I am beginning to see my progress.  It is fantastic.

Donna L.

I am a firm believer now in the benefits of Pilates. A few years back, I would have said, no way. I enjoy yoga felt it was good enough. Pilates joins both stretchings of Pilates but also muscle strengthening. My core has never felt such a good work out, and after each class, I feel energized.

Veronica E.

I’ve been attending Back Fitness & Stretch classes and Pilates for the last two years. It is such a great feeling putting your body through the tortures that Susan calls fun. Attending Susan’s classes makes it easier to get into a routine with a group of people.

Larry B.

Thanks for another great workout. I can’t believe how much my walking stride has improved since I started these classes. My stride is longer, and my feet are no longer shuffling. I am now very mindful of my movements and my areas of weakness.

Sharon N.

I have been a member of Susan’s senior exercise program for eighteen months following hip replacement surgery. This bi-weekly exercise program has improved my mobility and stamina way beyond my expectations.

Dwyene M.

Terrific class! Not overly strenuous but challenging and fun

Marie K.

Exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity. Keep joints, tendons, and ligaments flexible, making it easier to move around and decrease your chance of falling. Reduce some of the effects of ageing, especially the discomfort of osteoarthritis. Contribute to mental well-being and help treat depression. Help relieve stress and anxiety. Increase energy and endurance. Improve sleep. Help maintain an average weight by increasing your metabolism (the rate you burn calories).