Top view of fitness equipment including weights and a mat

Find the right class for you. We offer many classes to fit your needs and abilities. Our instructors are certified specialists with extensive training.

The Ontario Government announced the province is temporarily moving to a modified Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen. As of Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the Jack Burger Sports Complex and the Town Park Recreation Centre will be closed until the end of the provincial order. We are in the process of contacting user groups, and registered participants. As always, we thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate these mandates.

a picture of a virtual fitness class

Free Virtual Fitness Classes 

We will be offering some free virtual fitness classes during this provincial closure.  Registration is not required.  You can just join the class by using the zoom link provided.

Virtual Class Descriptions and Links 

 

 Free Virtual Fitness descriptions and schedules

Find a free virtual fitness class that fits your interest. 

For these classes you will be required to have a laptop, tablet or device with a camera and microphone to participate in these classes. 

Cardio Strength Workout - Low/Moderate Intensity

Get your cardio on and participate in this cardio and strength class. You will need a mat, water and weights if you have them.  If you don't have weights you can use items from your home such as soup cans.  Please wear running shoes for safety.

Tues January 11 and 18

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Join Cardio Strength Workout - Low/Moderate Intensity

Meeting ID: 856 7694 0521
Passcode: 911180

Cardio Strength Workout - High

Get your cardio on and participate in this cardio and strength class. You will need a mat, water and weights if you have them.  If you don't have weights you can use items from your home such as soup cans.  Please wear running shoes for safety.

Monday January 17 and 24

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join Cardio Strength Workout - High

Meeting ID: 880 4997 2940
Passcode: 506329

Somatic Yoga

Somatic Yoga is based on functional movement similar to Feldenkrais. The class will include somatic movement and yoga postures.  

Thursday January 13 and 20

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join Somatic Yoga

Meeting ID: 837 0483 2200
Passcode: 569356

For a self guided outdoor fitness experience, visit the Fitness loop and Cavan Street fitness park

fitness loop sign

The fitness loop is approximately 2 km in length. It includes 6 physical activity stations from Barrett Street Bridge to Riverside Park, as well as 2 activity parks: the Cavan Street Fitness Park and Riverside Park.

The Cavan Street fitness park is located at the Barrett Street Bridge. The park includes: Chest press, Air walker, Leg press, Cycle, Bars, Cross trainer. The fitness equipment is made for those age 13 years and older.

Riverside Park is located across from the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors and has outdoor ping pong, chess, twister, corn hole and more.

Visit the Fitness Loop page for more details.

Programming Guidelines

We are members of some important initiatives that play a part in our programming. 

Heart Wise Exercise

The Municipality of Port Hope runs Heart Wise Exercise programs.

Heart Wise Exercise Program Goals and Guidelines
 Heart Wise Exercise programs:
  • Encourage regular, daily aerobic exercise
  • Incorporate a warm-up, cool-down, and self-monitoring during each session
  • Encourage exercise with different intensity levels
  • Accept participants with cardiovascular and chronic disease
  • Offer health screening
  • Have a documented emergency plan

All participants need to complete a Get Active questionnaire before their first class. Bring your copy with you and give it to your instructor.  The Get Active questionnaire is provided by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology which is a national voluntary organization composed of professionals interested and involved in the scientific study of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, fitness, and health.

Age-Friendly Community

The Municipality of Port Hope is recognized as an Age Friendly community. 

What makes a community Age-Friendly?

 An age-friendly community (AFC) is a community where policies, services and physical spaces are designed to enable people of all ages to live in secure and accessible physical and social environments. AFCs contribute to good health and allow people to participate fully in society throughout their lifetime. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities project developed eight domains of AFCs. These domains outline the physical and social aspects of communities that contribute to independent and active aging.

The Municipality of Port Hope is recognized as an Age-Friendly Community through the World Health Organization, and was Awarded the Ontario Age-Friendly Recognition Award in 2018 through the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

Discover the recommend physical activity guidelines.

Adults 18 to 64 Years

It is recommend by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology that adults accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Examples of moderate intensity include brisk walking or bike riding. Examples of vigorous intensity include jogging and cross-country skiing.

It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week.

Older Adults 65 Years and Older

It is recommend by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology that older adults accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more. Examples of moderate intensity include brisk walking or bike riding. Examples of vigorous intensity include cross-country skiing and swimming.

It is also beneficial to add muscle and bone strengthening activities using major muscle groups, at least 2 days per week.

Those with poor mobility should perform physical activities to enhance balance and prevent falls.