Port Hope offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure programs for all ages delivered by our caring, experienced staff. We are proud to hold a designation as a Youth Friendly Community and HIGH FIVE Accreditation.
For all of our programming download our Municipality of Port Hope Leisure Guide.
Please see attached the complete details on all the Fall programs
FUNdamental Sport - A fun packed program for children to develop the skills needed to play different sports. You have to learn to kick before you can kick a winning goal! Children will learn a variety of skills and drills while developing their fine and gross motor skills.
Ukulele Beginner - Want to learn to play a fun and unique instrument? This fun program will teach the basics to playing a ukulele. You must provide your own ukulele.
Youth Ping Pong - Ping Pong is a fun and social activity for youth after school. Try challenges, games and tournaments.
Youth Pickle Ball - Come out and play some Pickle Ball. Equipment is provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own as wll. No experience necessary.
Cartooning - Cartooning will introduce participants to the style of drawing where humour and character creation are the main focus. Participants will learn basic cartooning techniques such as facial expressions and caricatures. The age in the leisure guide is wrong. This class is for children ages 8+
Mother/Daugther Fitness - Develop a Stronger Body and Deeper Connection with your daugther (6-16 yrs) with this effective & FUN fitness program that will allow you to connect with your daugther in a whole new way!
For all Youth programs visit our Youth and Activities page
Please click here for information on all Adult and Older Adult Fall Programs
Which fitness class is for you? Each class has five elements of fitness to consider when making your decisions. Each category is ranked from low, mid, high and it is the goal of the class, not your current self-evaluation.
Flexibility: overall range of motion
Cardio Intensity: overall increase in your heart rate
Strength: amount of power needed to lift/carry objects
Impact: amount of shock your body will absorb
Endurance: overall engergy level needed before tiring
The pass option will benefit participants who want to take more than 3 classes a week or who can't commit to a particular day and time. Purchase a pass and attend any of the fitness classes identified in the pass. A monthly calendar will be available with the select classes included in the pass. Classes may change month to month. Pick up your calendar at Town Park Recreation Centre or Jack Burger Sports Complex.
Fee: Adults $115.50 Seniors $75.12
Below is a complete list of our fitness classes and ranking.
Cardio Blast - All the exercises are based strictly on cardio. Participants do jumps, spot jumps, burpees and a number of other calisthenics.
Flexibility: high Cardio Intensity: high Stength: mid Impact: mid Endurance: high
Core Strength - Core strength training aims to target al the muscles groups that stabilize the spine and pelvis. Weak or poorly controlled muscles have been associated with lower back pain. This class will help strengthen your back.
Flexibility: mid Cardio Intensity: low Strength: low Impact: low Endurance: mid
Tai Chi - In a noncompetitive, self paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
Flexibility: low Cardio Intensity: low Stength: low Impact: low Endurance: low
Outdoor Circuit Training - Circuit training moves you from one strength exercise to another without stopping providing you with a high-intensity fat-burning workout. This program will utilize the new fitness equipment installed at Cavan Street Park and surrounding trails for cardio.
Flexibility: mid Cardio Intensity: high Stength: mid Impact: mid Endurance: high
Nordic Pole Walking - Come out and try Nordic Pole Walking with a trained group leader. Nordic Pole walking is an effective low-impact physical activity that incorporates more than 90% of body muscles with each stride. Need to bring your own poles.
Flexibility: low Cardio Intensity: mid Strength: low Impact: low Endurance: mid
Zumba - Cardio workout based on dance movements to all types of music styles. Improve your cardio endurance and flexibility while having fun.
Flexibility: mid Cardio Intensity: high Strength: low Impact: high Endurance: high
Dance for Joy - Geared toward older adults 55 yrs+. Dance and aerobic exercise at low impact and a comfortable pace.
Flexibility: low Cardio Intensity: mid Strength: low Impact: mid Endurance: mid
Muscle Strengthening & Conditioning Beginner - Using small weights and your own body weight, participants go through a series of exercises to help improve posture, strengthen muscles and learn to stretch correctly to benefit the entire body. This class is meant for beginners
Flexibility: low Cardio Intensity: low Strength: low Impact: low Endurance: low
Muscle Strengthening & Conditioning Intermediate - Using small weights and your own body weight, participants go through a series of exercises to help improve posture, strengthen muscles and learn to stretch correctly to benefit the entire body. This class is for participants who want a bit more of a challenge.
Flexibility: mid Cardio Intensity: mid Strength: mid Impact: mid Endurance: mid
Cardio Pump & Cardio Ball - We work together to increase your core strength and flexibility. Alternate weeks or cardio warm-up and free weights and cardio warm-up and Swedish stability ball works
Flexibility: mid Cardio Intensity: low Strength: mid Impact: low Endurance: mid
Gentle Yoga - Gentle relaxation techniques including breathing and stretching.
Flexibility: mid Cardio Intensity: low Strength: mid Impact: low Endurance: mid
Hatha Yoga - Build on your poses and strength using proper alignment and breath control. Helps to reduce stress and increase energy.
Flexibility: mid Cardio Intensity: low Strength: mid Impact: low Endurance: low
Heart Health - Having issues with arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes or your heart? Improve strength, flexibility and balance in this class.
Flexibility: low Cardio Intensity: low Strength: low Impact: low Endurance: mid
Mother/Daugther Fitness - Develop a Stronger Body & Deeper Connection with your Daugther with this effective & FUN fitness program that will allow you to connect with your daugther in a whole new way!
Drop in to any of the programs below during the time that works for you! Equipment available for these activities or bring your own.
Pickleball - A sport in which two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball (similiar to a whiffle ball) over a net.
Badminton - Geared to older adults. Low impact indoor sport in a fun, recreational and social atmosphere.
Indoor Shuffleboard - Geared to older adults. Try out your strength and coordination with this fun and social program.
Men's Activity Club (MAC) - Leave the ladies at home and join in the social men's club with billiards, cribbage, Texas hold'em, special events, coffee and goodies.
Ping Pong - A sport in which tow or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small paddle. We now have 3 tables!
Fun4Life - For people with special needs 18 yrs+. Offered by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Northumberland Family Respite and Community Living West Northumberland to enhance opportunities in physical activity and nutrition.
Walking Club - Go for a morning walk in the gymnasium in a safe climate-controlled environment. Bring your favourite music or chat with friends. This program is FREE!
Paint Night - Participate in this 3 hour workshop to create a masterpiece, enjoy some treats and socialize with friends.
Photography - A unique class on digital photography. Perfect for anyone who is looking to understand more about their digital camera and photography. You will learn exposure, composition, lighting and about camera equipment. You are required to bring your own DSLR camera.
For all Ruth Clarke programs visit our Ruth Clarke Activity Centre page