Community Exercise and Wellness Programs

Below is a list of Community Exercise and Wellness Programs offered by Brock Community Health Centre.  Please check our monthly calendar to confirm dates.

Community Based Exercise

This instructor-led class is a means of improving and maintaining functional performance through strength, balance and cardiovascular development.  This class will aid in the prevention of future injury, including those that may be the result of falls.  Exercises progress at the pace of the participants and at the discretion of the instructor.  No cost.

Dates:  Tuesdays and Fridays (ongoing)
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  Cannington Legion, 72 Peace Street, Cannington
Contact:  Jennifer Josephson     705.432.3322 / jjosephson@brockchc.ca

Community Based Exercise – High Intensity

Dates:  Tuesdays and Fridays (ongoing)
Time:  11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Location:  Cannington Legion, 72 Peace Street, Cannington
Contact:  Jennifer Josephson     705.432.3322 / jjosephson@brockchc.ca

Drumming For Health

Come together as a community to experience intergenerational recreation music making.  Participants will learn basic African hand drumming techniques and enjoy fun rhythm-based activities while creating songs together.  No previous drumming or musical experience is necessary.  Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  No cost.

Dates:  Tuesday mornings (ongoing)
Time:  11:00 am -12:00 noon
Location:  St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 383 Osborne Street, Beaverton (back door)
Contact:  Loretta Fernandes-Heaslip     705.432.3322 / lfheaslip@brockchc.ca

Falls Prevention Programs

Reduce your risk for falls.  A series of strengthening and balance programs that aim to increase muscle strength and body tone which helps to prevent falls due to an increase in stability.  This program is lead by a Physiotherapy Assistant.  Participants are encouraged to complete the 12-week Falls Prevention Program before attending the Falls Maintenance Program.  Registration is required.  No cost.

Dates:  Mondays and Thursdays (ongoing)
Times and Locations: 9:45 – 10:45 am (Sunderland Legion); 11:15 am – 12:15 pm (Cannington Baptist Church); 1 – 2 pm (Beaverton Legion)
Contact:  Jennifer Josephson     705.432.3322 / jjosephson@brockchc.ca

Guided Meditation

Learn to relax your mind and body to reduce stress, improve your breathing, help the healing process, and find calm and balance in your life.  Complement your path to health and wellness.  No experience is necessary.  All are welcome.  No cost.

Dates:  Friday mornings
Time:  10:00 -11:00 am
Location:  Program rotates between Sunderland, Beaverton, Manilla and Cannington every 10 week session.
Contract:  Loretta Fernandes-Heaslip     705.432.3322 / lfheaslip@brockchc.ca

Indoor Walking Program

Walk at your own pace, around the perimeter and/or between the aisles of the grocery store in a controlled environment all-year round.  Registration is required.  No cost.

Dates:  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (ongoing)
Time:  9:00 am
Location:  Fisher’s Your Independent Grocer, Beaverton
Contact:  Loretta Fernandes-Heaslip     705.432.3322 / lfheaslip@brockchc.ca

Kids in the Kitchen

This hands-on program will teach youth ages 8-18 the important life skill of cooking and the benefits of healthy eating.  Participants will learn how to make quick and easy healthy snacks and meals that can be made at home, such as fruit smoothies, muffins and nachos, while having fun!  Registration is required.  No cost.

Dates and Locations:
First Tuesday or Thursday of the Month (2 classes) – Beaverton, BEACAN Presbyterian Church
Second Tuesday of the Month – Sunderland Town Hall
Third Tuesday or Thursday of the Month (2 classes) – Cannington, Nourish Community Hub
Time:  3:30 – 5:00 pm
Contact:  Travis Dukelow     705.432.3322 / tdukelow@brockchc.ca

Line Dancing

This instructor-led line dancing class welcomes new and practicing line dancers to learn some fun line dances or just come for the great exercise and laughter.  Music is not limited to Country — dance to Top 40, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Blues, Funk, Latin, Irish, Swing and much more.  You don’t need a partner but you can bring a friend(s) and have a lot of fun!  No cost.

Dates:  Mondays (ongoing)
Time:  10:00 -12:00 noon
Location:  Cannington Legion, 72 Peace Street, Cannington
Contact:  Jennifer Josephson     705.432.3322 / jjosephson@brockchc.ca

Rejuvenating Yoga

This instructor-led class covers all the basics of yoga — gentle movements, deep breathing, stretching and flexibility postures.  Beginners to yoga are especially welcome.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  No cost.

Dates:  Mondays (ongoing)
Time:  10:00 -11:00 am
Location:  Program rotates between Sunderland, Beaverton and Cannington every 10-week session.
Contact:  Jennifer Josephson     705.432.3322 / jjosephson@brockchc.ca

Tai Chi (An Introduction)

Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi reduces stress and promotes a variety of other health benefits.  Free, introductory 10-week sessions are offered from time to time.  Please contact Loretta Fernandes-Heaslip at 705.432.3322 or lfheaslip@brockchc.ca to enquire.

Tai Chi Practice Sessions (Community-Led)

Looking to continue your tai chi practice?  Join these community-led tai chi practice sessions to maintain awareness of the body with gentle movements that harmonize breathing with careful coordination of arms and leg movements.  Registration is required.  No cost.

Dates:  Tuesdays and Fridays
Time:  1:30 – 2:30 pm
Location:  St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 383 Osborne Street, Beaverton (back door)
Contact:  Loretta Fernandes-Heaslip     705.432.3322 / lfheaslip@brockchc.ca