FIND A PROGRAM
We offer group classes in the Guelph, North Wellington, Centre Wellington and East Wellington communities. CLICK the tab ABOVE to find a list of times and locations for the classes being held.
Accessing VIRTUAL Exercise Classes
Join us for real time classes Via Zoom Monday through Friday! CLICK the tab ABOVE for a full list of online classes.
Wightman television Channel 6:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Low intensity @ 7:00am,
Moderate intensity @ 8:00am,
High intensity @ 9:00am
Falls Prevention series:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 9am.
COMMENTS FROM ADMIN
Participant Success Story
During COVID I knew that I was out of shape and needed to exercise. I had gone through chemotherapy prior to COVID so I had at least 4 years of inactivity to reverse. I tried doing the VON SMART Program aired on Wightman's Television but I felt I needed the incentive of belonging to a group. When I heard that the VON had a live class in Clifford, I signed up and have been attending ever since.
When I started the live classes in September 2022, it was difficult for me to complete 10 chair stands. Now, I can do up to 25, no problem. At the time I was only using 2lb weights during our strengthening exercises but I am now using 4lb weights. I have noticed a significance improvement in my arm strength when I put dishes away or lifting heavy objects around the house. Maybe in another few months, I will be able to increase to the 5lb weights.
In addition to increasing my exercise, I challenged myself watch what I eat. Since September 2022, I have lost 12lbs by making healthier choices in my diet. I receive encouragement from the other participants of our exercise group. We laugh and talk about our lives. I enjoy the social interaction with these ladies and also have enjoyed the Falls Prevention Sessions. Each session offers new information for me to think about.
Thank you VON, for these wonderful instructors and sessions. They make a world of a difference for the seniors in our community.