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The Active Living program is designed specifically for people living with any type of chronic condition. Our trained and talented instructors are careful to offer modifications which address the individual needs of participants, while ensuring that all of the major components of a fitness class are included.
NEW! The JCC is now offering it’s popular Active Living classes both virtually on Zoom ($25/month) and in-person within the facility ($36 for a 12-class pass). Choose the option that works best for your lifestyle and location or select both options for maximal flexibility.
Email LeAnne Crane for more information on our Active Living membership and be sure to check out our membership FAQs to the right of this page!
Great to be back from Victoria. I appreciated the balance and injury prevention exercises you have us working on. The weather was wet, cold, and windy in BC. There were many slippery roads, sidewalks, and steps we had to maneuver on our trip and your instructions/training really helped. I didn’t slip once! The standup-sit down exercises are making a difference in preventing injuries when retrieving things that have fallen plus just getting in and out of vehicles. All skills we all need! Thanks for your training. –– Donna M
Active Living Coordinator and Personal Trainer
Born in Edmonton and the oldest of three children, LeAnne grew up in the same house for all her school years. Heading to college, she moved to Calgary to take…read more
This class is geared toward adults who are looking for a gentler approach to fitness. The warm up and strength training are done while seated. Because weight baring exercise is so important, walking, posture (against a wall) and balance (holding on to a dance bar) will be done standing.
Features walking, seated and standing movement for the cardio component. Strength, balance and flexibility training are done seated or standing behind a chair. Come join us for a functional fitness class to help with the various activities of everyday living.
This class is for adults with a chronic condition who are looking for a little more challenge, but still want a low impact class that is easy on the joints The entire class is done standing and will offer various formats to keep it interesting.
Gentle Chair Yoga*
Bring out your inner Yogi! This class will have you doing all of the wonderful things in traditional yoga, but in a gentler way. We get it – some days, getting down on the ground is not easy. We want your body to feel amazing and safe through guided stretches and yoga flows while you sit comfortably in a chair.
Enjoy music and movement in this fun class. Most choreography is done seated with an option to stand for those who prefer. No dance experience necessary.
Indoor / Outdoor walking with activator poles. A great prescription for overall health, wellness, and rehabilitation for EVERYONE. The use of specially- designed activator poles improves your balance, core strength, posture, and reduces impact on joints. Poles provided by the JCC for your use in each class.
*These are now GroupX classes that are perfect for Active Living participants as well as JCC members. They can be attended with a JCC membership OR an Active Living Class Pass.