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 for dates or call our Administrative Office at 705.432.3322.

Community Based Exercise

Led by a certified exercise instructor, this program offers a combination of strengthening and mobility training to increase or maintain levels of physical activity and prevention of chronic conditions such as osteoporosis.  This program is ongoing in Cannington 2 times per week on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Participants can join at any time.

Dates:  Tuesdays and Fridays (ongoing)
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  Cannington Lions Hall, 24 Laidlaw Street S., Cannington

Community Based Exercise-High Intensity

Led by a certified exercise instructor, this program offers a faster rate of music, heavier weights, and stretching and core body work on floor mats.  This program is ongoing in Cannington 2 times per week on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Participants can join at any time.

Dates:  Tuesdays and Fridays (ongoing)
Time:  11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Location:  Cannington Lions Hall, 24 Laidlaw Street S., Cannington

Country Line Dancing

Led by a certified line dancing instructor, this class offers traditional and non-traditional line dancing as a way to improve physical fitness, learn to think on your feet, and enjoy a healthy dose of laughter and social interaction.  The class is open to new and experienced line dancers of all ages.

Dates:  Mondays (ongoing – 6 week sessions with 2 week break in between)
Time:  10:00 -11:00 am
Location:  Cannington Legion, 72 Peace Street, Cannington

Drumming For Health

When we hear or play a rhythm, our breath frequency, muscle tone, and the concentration of oxygen in the blood changes.  Experience how this African drumming program creates an outlet for physical and mental exercise, improves mood and creates social unity through synchronization of musical rhythms.  The drumming for health program provides an inclusive and safe environment for creative expression, to learn how to play the drum and ensemble rhythms.  Mostly it’s an opportunity to have fun, to laugh and release stress.  Programs are led by community volunteers who have participated in facilitation training.  Program is welcome to all ages.  No previous experience is necessary.

Dates:  Tuesday mornings (ongoing)
Time:  11:00 am -12:00 noon
Location:  St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 383 Osborne Street, Beaverton (back door)

Falls Prevention 12-Week Introductory Program

Led by an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OT), this program is a series of strengthening and balance exercises that aim to increase muscle strength and body tone which helps with stability.  This program runs for 12-week series,2 times per week on Mondays and Thursdays and will be offered in Beaverton, Cannington, Sunderland and Leaskdale. Registration is required.

Dates and times are dependent on location.  Please call 705.432.3322 to inquire about registering for the next 12-Week Introductory Program..
Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Falls Prevention Maintenance

Led by a Physiotherapy Assistant, the Falls Prevention Maintenance program is available to participants who have completed the 12-week Introductory Falls Prevention Program and want to continue to develop their stability. Registration is required.

Dates and times are dependent on location.  Please call 705.432.3322 for more information.

Guided Meditation

The purpose of meditation is to quiet the mind which may also help quiet the body.  Meditation is a useful technique for managing stress and other symptoms such as pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath.  Meditation causes brain waves associated with relaxation to increase; this can cause blood pressure, heart rate and levels of stress hormones to drop.  These physiological changes reduce anxiety and increase blood protein levels in the body, indicating a healthy immune system.  Guided meditation is one type of meditation that can be practiced by anyone.  Join our group meditation program and learn to practice it on your own.  Everyone is welcome.  Registration is required.

Dates:  Friday mornings
Time:  10:00 -11:00 am
Location:  Program rotates between Sunderland, Beaverton, Manilla and Cannington every 10 week session.  Please call 705.432.3322 to register.

Indoor Walking Program

Walk at your own pace, and in a controlled environment all year round.  You can walk inside the store’s perimeter, and between the aisles.  Take your walk outside of the store if you need a change of scenery.  Talk to fellow walkers, watch for shoppers, and/or push a cart and shop for deals.
The employees at Your Independent Grocer are expecting you in the early hours of the day, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while the shopping traffic is low.  Extend “thanks” to Russell Fisher for graciously supporting this program.

Dates:  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (ongoing)
Time:  9:00 am
Location:  Fisher’s Your Independent Grocer, Beaverton

Kids in the Kitchen

Led by a Youth and Community Health Worker, this hands-on program will teach kids (ages 8-18) the important life skill of cooking and the benefits of healthy eating.  Participants will learn how to make quick and easy snacks and meals such as fruit smoothies, muffins and nachos that can be made at home, while having fun!  Classes are offered after school once a month in each community:  Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland.  Registration is required.  Please call 705.432.3322

Dates:  Tuesdays once a month
Time:  3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location:  BEACAN Presbyterian Church (Beaverton), Sunderland Town Hall, Nourish Community Hub (Cannington)

Rejuvenating Yoga

Led by a certified yoga instructor, experience the benefits of moving and stretching your body slowly with intention and attention to breath.  Some benefits include increasing flexibility, balance, and reducing stress.  Yoga has been used as a meditation technique for thousands of years.  The classes are geared towards beginners and intermediate participants, and open to all ages.  Registration is required.

Dates:  Mondays (ongoing – 6 week sessions with 2 week break in between)
Time:  10:00 -11:00 am
Location:  Program rotates between Sunderland, Beaverton and Cannington every 10-week session.  Please call 705.432.3322 to register.

Youth Life Skills

Led by a Youth and Community Health Worker, this hands-on program will teach youth (ages 8-18) valuable life skills that will increase their independence and confidence.  Participants will learn skills such as using various hand tools, meal preparation, how to tie a tie, how to sew a
button, using manners, budgeting, gardening, how to change a tire, and more!  Classes are offered after school once a month in each community:  Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland.  Registration is required.  Please call 705.432.3322

Dates:  Thursdays once a month
Time:  4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location:  BEACAN Presbyterian Church (Beaverton), Sunderland Town Hall, Nourish Community Hub (Cannington)