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. Locations will host a dedicated 55+ Day with a variety of drop-in and registered program options, once a week for approximately one year.

Why

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

How

Patrons can access drop-in programs through the use of the following memberships:

  • Fitness programs: 1 hr/$2.14  30 min/$1.07 or,
  • Senior Participation Pass $45.10/ year

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

Who

For patrons ages 55+

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


October 1 to December 3, 2018 schedule
Senior Pass refers to Senior Participation Pass
WF Pass refers to Senior Waterfit Pass

Print-friendly calendar schedule

55+ It's Your Day! October 1 to December 3 (PDF, 616 KB)

Monday

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


9:30 to 11 am
Leisure Swim 55+ - $3.30 or Senior Pass


12 noon to 1 pm
Open Social - Free


11 to 11:45 am
Waterfit - $2.40 or WF Pass


1 to 2 pm
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.14/visit

Wednesday

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Drive
Phone: 905-546-4880


9 to 10 am
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.14/visit


10:30 am to 11:15 pm
Waterfit - $2.40 or WF Pass


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Open Social - Free


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Painting and Drawing (Bring your own Supplies) - $2.14/visit


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


10 to 11 am
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.14/visit

 

Thursday

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


10 to 11 am
Cardio Dance - $2.14/visit


11 am to 12 noon
Leisure Swim 55+ - $3.30 or Senior Pass


12 noon to 12:30 pm
Nordic Walking - $1.07/visit


12:30 to 3:30 pm
Open Social - Free


1 to 2 pm
Functional Fitness - $2.14/visit

Friday

Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West
Phone: 905-546-2196


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cardio Beat - $2.14/visit


12:30 to 1:30 pm
Leisure Swim 55+ 


1 to 2 pm
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.14/visit


12 noon to 3 pm
Open Social - Free

 

December 4, 2018 to January 6, 2019 schedule
Senior Pass refers to Senior Participation Pass
WF Pass refers to Senior Waterfit Pass

Print-friendly calendar schedule

55+ It's Your Day! December 4, 2018 to January 6, 2019 (PDF, 617 KB)

All 55+ It's Your Day programs will be cancelled December 24 to January 1. Enjoy the holidays!

Monday

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


12 noon to 1 pm
Open Social - Free


1 to 2 pm
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.14/visit

Tuesday

Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
150 Violet Drive, Hamilton
905-546-4284


10 to 11 am
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.14/visit


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
905-546-2196


1 to 2 pm
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.14/visit

Wednesday

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Drive
Phone: 905-546-4880


9 to 10 am
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.14/visit


11:30 am to 1 pm
Open Social - Free


11:30 am to 1 pm
Open Tech Help - Free


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


10 to 11 am
Tai Chi Fundamentals - $2.14/visit


Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West, Stoney Creek
905-546-2196


10:15 to 11:15 am
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.14/visit


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.14/visit

 

Thursday

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


10 to 11 am
Cardio Dance - $2.14/visit


12 noon to 12:30 pm
Nordic Walking - $1.07/visit


12:30 to 3:30 pm
Open Social - Free


1 to 2 pm
Functional Fitness - $2.14/visit

Friday

Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King Street West
Phone: 905-546-2196


11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cardio Beat - $2.14/visit


1 to 2 pm
Cardio Balance and Strength - $2.14/visit


12 noon to 3 pm
Open Social - 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 range 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


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

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Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconLow

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Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

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Cardio Beat

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

Best FIT: Introductory, Progressive, Performance

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Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconLow

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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

Tai Chi Fundamentals

Learning the fundamentals of Tai Chi to enhance your daily functional fitness. Focus on balance and flexibility by completing gentle arm and heel to toe movements. Breathing techniques and mindfulness will be practices through controlled movement which will aid in gradual muscle development and endurance progression. Please note that no particular style or number of movements/sets is practiced.

Best FIT: All Fitness Levels

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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 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

Cardio, Balance & Strength

Intensity progression in each area of cardio, balance and strength. Exercise target areas: core, arms, legs, shoulders, neck and back.

Best FIT: Progressive

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Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Cardio iconHigh

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Strength iconMid

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Impact iconLow

Best FIT For You Fitness Series - Endurance icon Mid


Social Programs

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

Painting and Drawing
This drop-in program will allow you to discover your artistic talent and learn new techniques. Receive guidance from your instructor using any material you prefer (watercolour, oils, pencil etc.) in an environment that allows all levels to excel. Please bring your own supplies.

 

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