55+ It’s Your Day Recreation Programming

Seniors Recreation: Lady doing yoga, mixed group of men and women with arms raised, 2 women nordic walking

Join us at your local recreation centre and explore the new 55+ programs just for you - It’s Your Day!

What

Funded in partnership with the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund, 55+ It’s Your Day provides older adult opportunities to participate in physical movement programs, fitness classes, and educational workshops. Four locations will host a dedicated 55+ Day with a variety of drop-in and registered program options, once a week for approximately one year.

Who

For patrons ages 55+

Why

Our goal is to ensure older adults can recreate in a variety of environments while building social connections with fellow patrons.

How

Registered programs will be running on a 4-week basis and will allow a portion of the patrons to participate on a drop-in first come, first serve basis. Patrons can access drop-in programs through the use of the following memberships:

  • Non-Instructional programs: $3.05 per visit or,
  • Fitness programs: 1 hr/$4.23  30 min/$2.12 or,
  • Senior Participation Pass $43.70/ year or, 
  • Senior Centre Membership $33.85/year. Visit your local Senior Centre to purchase.
  • First visit is free!

Recreation Fee Assistance options are available to patrons or visit your local recreation centre for more information.

Senior Centre Members: Did you know you can use your pass to access the following swims?
 

Thursdays 11 am to 12 noon at Dalewood Recreation Centre
Fridays 12:30 to 1:30 pm at Stoney Creek Recreation Centre

Do you have an idea for a new program or would like more information about 55+ It’s Your Day?
 

Please contact the Program Coordinator:
Phone 905-973-0891 or email: katelyn.burns@hamilton.ca

 

Free Health & Wellness Workshop series


Wednesdays at Victoria Park

Memory & Movement - July 26
Interval Training for 55+ - August 2
Bones & Joints - August 9
Don't Let Diabetes Hold You Back - August 16
How to Stay Fit When You Have to Stay Home - August 23
Taking it Easy While Staying Fit Heart/Stroke/Hypertension - August 30

Fridays at Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Memory & Movement - July 28
Interval Training for 55+ - August 4
Bones & Joints - August 11
Don't Let Diabetes Hold You Back - August 18
How to Stay Fit When You Have to Stay Home - August 25
Taking it Easy While Staying Fit Heart/Stroke/Hypertension - September 1

Super Smoothie Workshop

Thursday August 24, 12:30 to 1 pm
Dalewood Recreation Centre

Free Outdoor Fitness Programs

A series of free fitness offerings for all ages across the city.
www.hamilton.ca/outdoorfitnessprograms


July 2 to 28, 2017 schedule

*Summer locations and schedules are subject to change 

Tuesday

Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
145 Magnolia Drive
Phone: 905-546-2554


7 to 9:30 am
Open Social - Free


7 to 9:30 am
Open Tech Help


8 to 9 am
Nordic Walking - $4.23/visit

Wednesday

Victoria Park Community Club House
516 King Street West
Phone: 905-546-3725


9:30 to 10:30 am
Nature Club/ Lawn Games - Free


10:30 to 11 am
Cardio Dance - Free


11 am to 12 noon
Chair Fit - Free 


12 noon to 1:30 pm
Open Social - Free


2 to 3 pm - Starting July 12
Health & Wellness Workshop Series - Free


3 to 4 pm
Open Tech Help - Free

Thursday

Dalewood Recreation Centre
1150 Main Street West
Phone: 905-546-4946
 


10 to 11 am
Lawn Games


11 am to 12 noon
Senior Swim


12 noon to 1 pm
Open Tech Help


12 noon to 3 pm
Open Social - Free


12 noon to 12:30 pm
Nordic Walking - $2.12/visit

1 to 2 pm
Functional Fitness - $4.23/visit

Friday

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
60 Albright Road
Phone: 905-546-4853


9:30 to 10:30 am
Chair Yoga - $4.23/visit


9:30 to 11 am
Senior swim


11 to 11:45 am
Waterfit - $2.20 or WF Pass


10 am to 12 noon
Open Tech Help


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cardio Beat - $4.23/visit


12 noon to 2 pm
Open Social - Free


2 to 3 pm - Starting July 14
Health & Wellness Workshop Series - Free


August 1 to September 1, 2017 schedule

*Summer locations and schedules are subject to change 
 Senior Pass refers to Senior Participation Pass or Senior Centre Membership

Tuesday

Sir Allan MacNab Recreation Centre
145 Magnolia Drive
Phone: 905-546-2554


7:30 to 9:30 am
Open Social - Free


7:30 to 9:30 am
Open Tech Help - $3.05 or Senior Pass


8 to 9 am
Nordic Walking - $4.23/visit

Wednesday

Victoria Park Community Club House
516 King Street West
Phone: 905-546-3725


9:30 to 10:30 am
Nature Club/ Lawn Games - Free


10:30 to 11 am
Cardio Dance - Free


11 am to 12 noon
Chair Fit - Free 


12 noon to 1:30 pm
Open Social - Free


2 to 3 pm
Health & Wellness Workshop Series - Free


3 to 4 pm
Open Tech Help - Free

Thursday

Dalewood Recreation Centre
1150 Main Street West
Phone: 905-546-4946
 


10 to 11 am
Lawn Games


11 am to 12 noon
Senior Swim - $3.05 or Senior Pass


12 noon to 1 pm
Open Tech Help - $3.05 or Senior Pass


12 noon to 3 pm
Open Social - Free


12 noon to 12:30 pm
Nordic Walking - $2.12/visit

1 to 2 pm
Functional Fitness - $4.23/visit

Friday

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre
60 Albright Road
Phone: 905-546-4853


9:30 to 10:30 am
Chair Yoga - $4.23/visit


9:30 to 11 am
Senior swim - $3.05 or Senior Pass


11 to 11:45 am
Waterfit - $2.20 or WF Pass


11 am to 1 pm
Open Social - Free


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cardio Beat - $4.23/visit


1 to 2 pm
Open Tech Help - $3.05 pr Senior Pass


2 to 3 pm
Health & Wellness Workshop Series - Free

Best FIT for you

Find the class that best describes your current fitness level:

Introductory
Never participated in group fitness (sedentary lifestyle) or returning due to a break in fitness or injury (within one year).

Progressive
Active two or more days per week (i.e. personal fitness routine or group fitness), can participate at a moderate intensity level.

Performance
Active three or more days per week. Avid participation at a high intensity level.

Choose which element you want most in your workout at a low, mid, or high level:

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconFlexibility
Overall renage of motion

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconCardio
Overall increase in heart rate

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconStrength
Amount of power needed to lift

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Amount of shock your body will absorb

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconEndurance
Overall energy level needed before tiring


Chair Yoga

Yoga done with a chair and some standing exercises. Increase your flexibility through stretching all of the muscle groups in your body.

Best FIT: Introductory

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconMid

Functional Fitness

Fitness for everyday life, focusing on balance and coordination for prevention of falls and/or muscle strains, mobility, stability and agility to help with everyday activities.

Best FIT: Introductory

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconLow

Cardio Beat

Cardio based class that uses pool noodles and stationary stability ball to complete drumming like movements.

Best FIT: Introductory, Progressive, Performance

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconMid

Nordic Walking

Walking program assisted with poles. Poles are provided on site on a first come, first serve basis.

Best FIT: Introductory, Progressive, Performance

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconHigh

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconMid

Chair Fit

Using a chair as equipment to gain maximum workout with low impact. Breathing practices, core, upper & lower body strengthening, cardio, balance exercises.

Best FIT: Introductory

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconHigh

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance iconMid

Cardio Dance

Dance based group fitness. Continuous dance rou-tine with a range of movements to motivating music.

Best FIT: Introductory, Progressive

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Flexibility iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance icon Mid


Non-Instructional Programs

Open Gym
An unstructured gym time open to 55+ patrons and their grandchildren of any age.

Open Social
Free coffee or tea, cards and board games! Bring your grandkids!

Open Tech Help
Bring in your smart phone or tablet and a staff will be there to help answer any questions.

Lawn Games
Join us for a variety of outdoor games such as bocce, ladder golf and much more. Bring your grandkids!

Nature Club
Early morning meeting to discuss hints and tips of gardening.

Pickleball
A recreational sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Senior Swim
A recreational swim emphasizing fun, fitness and relaxation.

Health & Wellness Workshop Series
Free workshop series highlighting personal betterment with small physical activity components. New topics every week!

 

Ontario Provincial Government LogoFunded in partnership with the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund