Fitness

Bay Seniors offers fitness classes for members of the Association. Classes are carefully designed for seniors, are low impact and can be performed at your own pace, with a welcoming and sociable atmosphere!

Aerobics

Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness).
Benefits:
  • Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improved mood
  • Improved aerobic capacity
  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Improved flexibility, balance and agility
  • Improved muscle strength and
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Aids sleep
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Reduces risk of falls
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Helps regulate blood sugar and lower blood pressure
  • Social engagement
Schedule:

When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00AM-11:00AM throughout the year. Wednesdays only during July and August.

Where: Bay Community Centre, 11 Station Road, Head of the Bay

Cost: $2 per class
 
Registration: Email fitness@bayseniors.ca or call the Seniors’ office at 902-820-3334
 
Note: For those who are less mobile, recovering from an injury or surgery, there is a chair aerobics class which is held in conjunction with the White Caps at the Seabright Legion on Mondays from 12:00-12:45PM, also for $2 a class.  Members of Bay Seniors are welcome to stay after the class and join in the White Caps activities which range from Bingo, Darts, card games, lunches and more.
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Tai Chi

Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is a low-impact exercise, and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it suitable for varying ages and fitness levels.
Benefits:
  • Decreased stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improved mood
  • Improved aerobic capacity
  • Increased energy and stamina
  • Improved flexibility, balance and agility
  • Improved muscle strength and definition
  • Social engagement
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Reduces risk of falls
Schedule:

When: Mondays at 10:00AM to 11:30AM. 10-week sessions are held every fall, winter and spring

Where: St. Nicholas Church Hall on Westwood Blvd., Upper Tantallon

Cost: $25 per 10 week session
 
Registration: Email fitness@bayseniors.ca or call the Seniors’ office at 902-820-3334
TaiChi

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ADDRESS
Unit 1 – 5229 St. Margaret’s Bay Road
Upper Tantallon, NS
B3Z 4R9
(Located inside the SMB Community Enterprise Centre)

PHONE
(902) 820-3334

EMAIL
info@bayseniors.ca

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