Are you new to fitness, 45 and beyond, or just getting back into it? Then this class is for you. This is a functional aging circuit designed to keep you strong, flexible and mobile. As we age there is more to staying strong, healthy and fit than cardio and strength training. We want our bodies to move as safely, effectively and as pain free as possible. Over the course of our lives it’s likely that we will all experience some loss of strength, endurance and mobility. Whether you are healthy and want to prevent future problems or have a condition you are dealing with, this class will accommodate your needs. We will focus on functional movements, joint stability, range of motion, posture, balance and coordination.
This class offers a gentle, slower paced approach for those new to exercise or coming back from an injury or illness or those dealing with any type of health condition. Time will be taken to safely ease into exercise while learning proper techniques. This class may be done in or out of a chair. There will be lots of modifications and choices to fit your body and your pain free zone so that you can enjoy movement without straining your muscles or joints. The upbeat music and body conditioning moves will give you a well balanced mixture of functional movement to help improve strength, mobility, stability, flexibility, confidence and mood. You will feel empowered and on your way to living your best life! No experience with organized exercise or gyms is needed.
This class will slowly introduce you to various equipment and working out in a circuit. You will be moving from station to station with lots of guidance and help from your qualified Functional Aging Specialists. We will begin to work with dumbells, stability balls, balance pads, activmotion bars, bands and many more types of functional and fun equipment. There will be plenty of modifications and adjustments so that everyone is successful and working at their own pace. The components of cardio, strength, mobility, balance, posture and fall prevention are addressed. No matter what your fitness level this is the class for you. Beginners or those just starting back after time away from exercise are a perfect fit for this class. If you are ready to make activity and movement a part of your life, want to become healthier or are just looking for a place to start this class is for you. No experience needed.
Do you miss step aerobics or have you always wanted to learn? We are waking up our steps and putting on the groove in this class. Turn step your way to fun and fitness! Step has become “IN” again and it’s no wonder. It is a great cardio workout done to fun and lively music. Come and learn the basics and soon you will find you are seamlessly putting it all together into the best dance fitness workout ever. We will include a strength component and end with stretching. This class is for everyone. No experience or specific fitness level needed.
We will be using strength exercises in various types of intervals, timed bouts and fun and fab formulas to give you the best workout ever! Even though this is like a “friendly bootcamp” you can work at your own pace and we will supply the motivation and encouragement you need. Our novel equipment is not only functional but fun. We ensure your workout is well-rounded and to help prevent over-use injuries the formulas and program design are always changing. Come and work up a sweat and get in your cardio, strength, core and MORE!
This class is geared towards exercises that helps to reduce body fat, especially around the midsection. Enjoy this circuit-based class where you will be doing just the right amount of cardio (your choice of what type) to help burn fat, then performing specific whole body and isolated core/back strength and mobility exercises. The program deisgn in this class will help build muscle, reduce bodyfat and improve metabolism. If you are looking to strengthen your back this will be a great class for you. We will have fun using all types of large and small equipment. Work at your own pace.
This fun class offers significant cardio benefits while burning 25% more calories! It will increase your coordination, balance and bone density while providing 80% less impact on the joints than traditional cardio exercise. If you like music and aerobic dance, this class will have you rockin’ to the music while burnin’ up the calories. Everyone can learn and no experience is needed. Bring your own boots or we can rent you boots and get you all set up to get bouncing. Register ahead so we can get the appropriate boots ready for you.
In this class you will use the indoor water rowers and other types of cardio equipment as your instructor encourages you through time, speed, power, and distance while utilizing synchronization, sprints and intervals all performed at your own individual pace. You will then perform various GRAVITY strength and other strength and core exercises on the Total Gyms and other equipment. The Total Gym allows us to change exercises and resistance levels quickly and easily so that everyone works individually at their own pace….Group workouts with individual results! Enjoy an exciting and ever-changing workout to keep your body guessing about what’s coming next, delivering more results in less time, and all the while working functionally….as the body was meant to move in everyday life. All fitness levels welcome.
This class will mix things up! Be prepared to shake up your world by calling on all your muscles for strength, endurance, core and balance. This workout demands more from you and delivers more results! We will explore various ways to train using our unique and varied small and large equipment, including the Vectra Functional Trainer, medicine ball rebounder, body blades, body bars, ViPR’s and more.
This class is all about total body integration to gain strength and flexibility while using functional movements in all planes and positions. All movement starts with the core, so if you want better balance, more control, ease of movement, integrated strength and endurance, then this class is for you! Tone up that mid-section, strengthen the lower back, find more mobility and flexibility and even stretch and roll those tight spots. We will engage our entire core with fun moves using unique equipment in various body positions and planes of movement. Total body integration exercises and isolated movements will be combined to give a total body workout that ensures every movement works the core. We will call on pure core to balance, stabilize and move us. We will end with a mobility stretching sequence to keep us limber and flexible for all of our everyday and recreational activities. All levels welcome. No experience necessary.
This class will help you keep doing what you love! It combines the gentle mobility exercises of yoga, chi gong and mindful movements and can be done with or without a chair for sitting or support. We will add in various brain and body movements using the concepts of Ageless Grace and other proven Brain Training methods based on neuroplasticity. We will activate all 5 functions of the brain - analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination. This unique combination gives a total body/mind program with anti-aging benefits….improvements in muscle and joint mobility, stability, and strength, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, bone density, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance, fall prevention, pain reduction, confidence, memory, concentration, recall and focus. You will live with more safety, control, comfort and ease. This class is ideal for all those wanting to gently improve stamina and strength while stimulating brain function so you can live your best life no matter your age or circumstance.
We are going to challenge our brains and our bodies with various types of training for an all-round, complete fitness program. We will be doing specific exercises to enhance brain functions while doing physical exercises. This class will have sections for helping train the brain for short term memory, attention/focus, decision making, problem-solving and planning. This isn't your usual fitness class! Stay physically fit and mentally sharp for life and have fun while doing it! This is the professional fitness training of the future…where neuroscience and exercise science meet.
Easy, gentle and relaxing poses combine with simple energizing poses to relax and refocus your mind and body after a busy week. Poses will be done both standing and on the mat. Every class will include a few restorative poses to bring a deep level of relaxation to the mind and the body. Meditation along with breath-work and other techniques help trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for balancing the body and bringing its response system back into balance. Holding onto stresses of daily life not only creates tension in the physical body, but also negatively affects our energy body. Experience the free flow of prana, or life force energy, as you take time to peacefully relax and de-stress. Each class is different and may include singing bowls, mudras, chakra chimes and essential oils. Leave the cares and stresses of the week behind and leave ready to enjoy a weekend full of peace and calm.
Feel the whole body synergy of this pure pilates, total body workout that concentrates on the core. The principles of Breathing, Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Flow and Balance are built into every move. We incorporate resistance bands, weighted balls, stability balls, gliding discs, fitness circles and various sizes of small stability balls. The training method of Select Stabilization is used to place our bodies in the most efficient bio-mechanical position for optimal results while reducing stress on joints. The small stability balls gives a workout that is up to 408% more effective than ordinary crunches. This means you achieve results much faster than with traditional ab workouts! This is a total body workout with every move engaging the core. All levels welcome. No shoes required. Please bring water.
This calming mindful movement session combines pilates, yoga, elements of dance and QiGong to gently guide your body to move as a harmonious and synchronistic unit, where all movement is initiated from the core. Improve your function and flow, strengthen and integrate your deep muscular system and balance and relax your body, mind and spirit. The workout will provide a combination of breath, fluid movements, strength, balance and deep core work to enhance flexibility and total body strength. Some Bellyfit may be introduced for flow, core and spice! The session includes standing movement patterns, floor sequences and a relaxing five minute meditative journey combined with a mudra, mantra or color to aid in the mind/body experience. This class will leave you feeling refreshed, re-focussed, and able to re-establish your intuitive movement and improve your daily activity and sleep patterns. No experience is necessary. Mini stability balls and weights may be used. Socks or bare feet are preferred.
This is a good opportunity to learn about yourself while experiencing a different meditation each week in a caring, accepting and nonjudgmental environment. There are many reasons to meditation from wanting a calm mind, stress reduction, lowered health risks, finding purpose, easier decision making, leading a more heart centred life, to focussing on goals and aspirations. Each person will find what they are searching for. All aspects of meditation will be discussed as well as answering questions and group discussions on topics of interest. We will explore different meditations and music so you can find what best suits your goals and brings you comfort and peace. Learn simple breathing techniques, self-healing methods, energizing and mindful practices. Learn how to manage thoughts, anxiety, fears, depression and more with mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques. Enjoy a peaceful, calming and yet uplifting experience with other like-minded people. Through music, singing bowls, chakra chimes, discussion, meditation and mindfulness techniques we will each find peace and harmony and a greater understanding of ourselves and our lives. Our techniques are science-based and lead by a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. You can choose to sit in a chair or on a meditation mat with cushions. No experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome.
This one-hour, individualized small group personal training focuses on balance, mobility and flexibility. Each person is encouraged to work within their safe and comfortable limits using guidance and instruction from the trainer. Chairs are available for sitting and for balance assistance. Upper and lower body strength is addressed in each training session with the goal of improving everyday functioning while reducing pain and increasing movement. We will be introducing weights and various types of unique small equipment to help each person reach their goals. If you are new to exercise; want additional, personalized help; feel safer in a smaller, professional environment or are facing physical challenges, this is the small group personal training session for you. You will be with the same 4 people for the duration of your six-week session.
This 30 minute GRAVITY personal training session uses our commercial Total Gyms, (which is incline bodyweight training) for a total body workout. Each person has their own Total Gym machine for the entire session and exercises are changed smoothly and continuously. There is no time for boredom as exercise variety is kept high. Each person’s goals and limitations are taken into consideration in the program planning through to implementation. This small group focusses on over-all strength, endurance and core. Unilateral and bilateral work along with isolation and total body integration exercises improve overall toning and muscular definition with the added bonus of injury prevention. You will be with the same 4 people for the duration of your six-week session.
“Gentle small group personal training has been a perfect fit for me, mentally & physically. I’ve been “listened to” in regards to my specific injuries & weaknesses. The class itself offers strength training, at my own level and balance/agility work, which is so important as we age. I Love Meta Fitness for all the specific classes they offer! And, the trainers are Awesome!
“The gentle small group personal training at MetaFitness has been a huge payoff for my mental health. I have become physically stronger, more balanced and flexible. The gentle small group trainers personalize each session and have a creative and flexible plan to help us be successful in a relaxing, mindful atmosphere. It’s awesome to celebrate each success with others in the small group. I am grateful for the great luck and opportunity to be around people who help me grow.
Please register ahead. If you want to lose weight with a workout designed especially for your unique needs, then join our class right now! This class is suited to those with larger bodies who want to exercise in a quiet, safe and non-judgmental environment. This is a beginners workout where we will build a foundation of strength, balance and core along with endurance. We will be working on building success and gaining confidence while doing exercises that are progressive, functional and best of all beneficial to everyday life. We won't be going up and down to the floor and we won't be working until we drop! What we will do is have fun, enjoy movement and learn exercises to build our successes in a positive and inspiring environment.
This class is a combination of strength and cardio exercises using the TRX, DB, Kettlebells, Bands and Bodyweight to get you toned and reduce muscle loss during or after weight loss. Suitable for anyone wanting to lose weight, maintain muscle and optimize their body fat reduction. Work at your own intensity. All levels are welcome. Modifications and alternatives will be given so everyone is successful.
The 1st step is to talk to your doctor about becoming more physically active.
The 2nd step is to contact MetaFitness for your FREE consultation and one month of Unlimited FREE classes.
Prescription to Get Active is dedicated to improving the health of Canadians by providing an impactful program and making physical activity the most powerful prescription given.
The goal of the program is to support individuals to become more active, to equip physicians and their health care teams with the tools to educate their patients on the importance of physical activity and to partner with recreation facilities to provide accessible spaces within all communities.
Physicians and their health care teams identify patients who are:
The 1st step is to talk to your doctor about becoming more physically active.
Do you have a chronic illness, injury, disease or movement disorder that makes moving and exercising a challenge? Have you finished physio and now need a safe and professional environment to continue strengthening? Feel secure knowing our certified Personal Trainer is leading you through a program that is suitable for you while you continue to progress. We will work on range of motion, easy movement patterns, gentle strength and cardio, as well as mobility, balance and flexibility. You are encouraged to work at your own pace and rest as needed. Don’t let your circumstances define who you are. Join us in an accepting, friendly and professional environment where we care about your progress AND we have fun! The small group offers support and encouragement so everyone leaves successful and happy. No experience necessary.