Join us for real time classes Via Zoom Monday through Friday!
9:00am Moderate 45 mins - Bridget
11:00 am Moderate/high 45 mins - Tanya
9:30 am High intensity 60 mins - Danielle
10:30 am Low Intensity 45 mins - Kerry/ Danielle
10:30 am Moderate Intensity 45 mins - Brita
9:00 am Moderate 45 mins - Bridget
11:00 am High Intensity 60 mins - Tanya
9:30 High Intensity 60 mins - Chantelle
10:30 Moderate 45 mins - Brita
9.00 am – High Intensity 60 mins- Bridget
11.00 am - Moderate/High 45 mins - Tanya
If you would like to join us for any of these classes please email:
New Exercise Classes On YouTube
VON SMART Exercise Wellington County
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We offer group classes in the Guelph, North Wellington, Centre Wellington and East Wellington communities. CLICK Below to find a list of times and locations for the classes being held.
Our 6 week educational program will discuss various topics regarding health, wellness, and how to reduce the risk factors for falls. In this class seniors will also learn how to get up from a fall. CLICK ABOVE to learn more.
A certified instructor will come into the home and teach a number of gentle exercises over a 6 or 12 week period. CLICK ABOVE to find out more information.
February is National Heart Health month and the Guelph/Wellington SMART team has put together a challenge for you. We are inviting you to take small steps, in four main aspects of your life, towards improving your heart health and quality of life that will last a lifetime!
Sometimes when we think of making positive changes for our health we can be discouraged, thinking of;
The key to making lifestyle changes that will benefit your heart health today and everyday is to realize what works for YOU! Some people thrive on routine, schedules and predictability, where as some love variety and change, not sticking to any one thing for very long. Both of these are great options, just plug in the positive choices that inspire and motivate you. Making big, changes expecting fast results in your health outcomes are often unrealistic and not sustainable.
I heard a quote recently from a celebrity that has always struggled with excess weight. She was commenting that attaining and maintaining a “bikini body” was not worth the emotional cost and unpleasant restriction of being on a diet for the rest of her life. She decided to eat whatever she wants and be content with being overweight and out of shape. It is sad to know that somehow with all the resources available to her she had still been misguided. Healthy choices should be just that, healthy choices. Adding good things to your life that you can enjoy life long, that will push out some of the unhealthy choices just because there is not room for everything. A healthy weight is a happy side effect of a healthy lifestyle and should not be our only and ultimate goal. It takes a lifetime of making healthy choices everyday to maintain a healthy weight and cannot be attained with a short-term solution, and a healthy weight should not be defined by body shape or appearance.
There will be days that are maybe not so positive, that’s ok too. Be kind to yourself and celebrate every small win. Today I had potato chips and sat on the couch, but yesterday I had water instead of a coke with my lunch and tomorrow I am going for a walk with a friend. Keep piling on the good choices and soon they will become your everyday style.
Even one positive choice on one day is a step towards better health. What will you choose today?
Step outside and enjoy the morning sun, have a glass of water with lunch, remember to take your medications as prescribed, or spend a little time with a friend that makes you smile!
COMMENTS FROM ADMIN
Physical (Social) Distancing:
The concept of 'social distancing' has been passed around as the key activity every community member should undertake to help stymie the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, health experts actually indicate that the term 'physical distancing' more accurately describes what is required of each of us. Limiting the amount of time spend physically present with other people also limits the risk of the virus being spread and transmitted. Cancel group events, such as weddings and birthdays, and do not allow visitors inside your home. Only head outside your home when absolutely necessary, such as to obtain groceries or head to work. If you do have to enter into public spaces, do not engage in physical contact, such as hugging, shaking hands, or letting other people pet your dog. Instead, keep a 'pool noodle's' distance (2 metres, or 6-8 feet) apart from others at all times.
However, there are still many ways you can maintain social contact with family, friends, and neighbours, without having to see them in-person. Consider making phone calls to loved ones, or using digital applications such as Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facetime, or Facebook Messenger to enjoy face-to-face communication. Even as we must distance ourselves for our collective physical health and safety, we should still reach out to one another for our collective mental and emotional wellbeing!
For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html
Stay informed about what we’re doing and how this may affect our programming on our COVID-19 Webpage. https://www.von.ca/en/covid-19
Accessing VIRTUAL Exercise 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.