Improved bone density is probably the number one health reason to lift weights as a woman. By working out with moderately heavy weights bone density will be increased and your risk of developing osteoporosis and fractures related will be reduced. Be sure to choose a weight that is not too light. Choose a weight that allows 10-12 reps of an exercise but no more Your last 2 reps should feel difficult. If you feel like you can do up to 15 reps then the weight is too light for that exercise. As you perform a strength training exercise, the muscle pulls on the bone, stressing it slightly. The body then lays down more calcium in the bone to repair the stress, therefore improving the density and strength of it. This is extremely important for menopausal women looking to maintain bone health at a time when estrogen lessens and bones can weaken as a result. It is also important for young women in their late teens and early 20′s who can develop a strong baseline bone density level by adding strength training to their workouts. The stronger your bones are prior to menopause, the less risk of osteoporosis for you after. You can also strengthen bone through impact activities such as running but as we age those activities become less comfortable. Another reason to add weight training to your list of things to do regularly.
Thursdays at 6 pm in the Fitness Corner Studio!
No dance experience necessary! Dance & be fit!
- 8 week session beginning July 3rd
- FREE for members!
- Non-members pay $60 plus HST
- Click here to pay online!
Taught by Holly Yeo
Saturday, June 21 at 8:30 am
Meet at Fitness Corner (737 Elgin St.) or Fitness Corner South (497Meadow Lane) cycle (we do not supply bikes) to our other facility along the rail trail to attend class (Cardio Muscle Mix 9:15 am at Fitness Corner and BUFF 9:15 am at Fitness Corner South) then bike back to where you started!
Come out and enjoy getting active!
Classes are Free!
All are welcome!
Bring a Friend!
If it is raining the ride is cancelled but classes will still run!
Longest Day of Play is a community based challenge designed to encourage Canadians to be more active.
Moms in Motion Stroller Class!
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 am
Starts June 10 – for 6 weeks
- meet at the Fitness Corner Exogym
- Member Price: 1 Day: $35 • 2 Days $55 (plus HST)
- Non Member Price: 1 Day: $55 • 2 Days $75 (plus HST)
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP ONLINE or call 519-832-6651.
A fitness class that allows mom to work out with her baby. Also suitable for expectant mothers.
Have more kids? Babysitting is available!
This 1 hour class incorporates cardio, core work and light muscle conditioning. Babies must be at least 6 weeks old. Moms should bring a baby carrier or sling, baby blanket, appropriate shoes and water bottle.