From Ashlynne Boven
We continue with our live Virtual SMART exercise classes on Zoom; schedule is as follows:
- Monday - Friday 9am - moderate/high intensity class
- Monday - Friday 1030am - moderate/low intensity class (seated class option available here)
- Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1pm - moderate/various intensities
There will be NO Virtual SMART exercise classes on the following upcoming holidays:
Family Day - Monday, February 15, 2021
Good Friday - Friday, April 2, 2021
Victoria Day - Monday, May 24, 2021
If you know of someone that is interested in joining us, please send them either of the following links to get started with one of our Kinesiologists!
Kin Leigh: https://calendly.com/leighb_rkin/meeting-with-leigh-bouchard-rkin
Kin Sarah: https://calendly.com/sarahc_rkin/meeting-with-sarah-cotton-rkin
Our Kinesiologists, Sarah and Leigh, are planning for the next round of Virtual Falls Prevention to start on Tuesday February 2nd, running Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm for 6 weeks. The sessions are free and open to anyone to attend. They are presentation style, informative and interactive and include some optional functional exercises at the end of each class.
Topics to be discussed can be found in poster below. No registration is required! Feel free to forward info on. Zoom link for the sessions: https://zoom.us/j/97402870609
Downloadable/sharable poster available HERE.
Snow, ice, and inclement weather pose safety risks, and it is essential to take extra precautions. If you are able to get out and about in the community, walk slowly, use small steps (mimicking a penguin helps!) and wear appropriate footwear with low, wide heels and good treads. If you have a mobility device but do not use it regularly, it is especially important to use it now to prevent a trip or fall. If you live in your own home, please ensure your doorstep, driveway, and sidewalk are clear of ice and snow to ensure the safety of volunteers and staff who may be picking you up or visiting your home. If you or someone you know needs help with snow removal services, please call our office at 519-772-8787, and we can help connect you with the services you need.
February is Heart Month, a time to spread awareness about heart disease and stroke prevention. Signs of a heart attack can vary and may be different for men and women, but common signs include chest discomfort (such as pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain, burning or heaviness), sweating, upper body discomfort (of the neck, jaw, shoulder, arms, back), nausea, shortness of breath, and light-headedness. Signs of stroke can vary, but common signs include face drooping, not being able to raise both arms, and speech that is slurred or jumbled. If you or someone you know experiences any of these signs, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. To learn more about risks and prevention, visit Heartandstroke.ca for more information.
Celebrating our success! Feedback from our virtual class participants:
- These classes give such a sense of community when we see our former classmates.
- The time of day is great - and I don't have to leave my house!
- The classes provide a regularity to COVID life.
- I love the variety of teachers!
- I love the fact that the classes are available 5 days a week.
- The facilitators are very knowledgeable and friendly.