Classes

Are you new to classes? We encourage you to try classes to change up your workout routine, to motivate you to take it to the next level and for plain old fashion fun!

Tips for class:

  • Don’t try and keep up with the instructor – they are teaching for all levels!
  • Keep your weights low or perhaps no weights at all just do the movements. Weight repetition can be taxing. Take it low & slow until you find “your” balance within the class.
  • Cardio can leave you huffing and puffing! That’s ok; simply march on the spot until you are ready to join in again.
  • Tell our certified instructors if you have any limitations so they can provide a modification.
  • Bring lots of water and a towel for sweating.

Classes are an amazing way to see your progress. It won’t be long before you realize you didn’t stop or you added a pound or two to your weights.

Fit Fab Fun – a mix of cardio, toning, core strengthening and stretching using chairs, resistance bands and more.  This class is designed specifically for a varying fitness level.

Cardio, Stretch & Joint Mobility – stay limber through a series of stretches and increase your joint strength & mobility.

Shape Shifters Circuits – This class is a circuit type class with a combo of resistance training, cross fit and overall athletic conditioning. This class is geared for all ages and abilities and will help shift and challenge your body.

Strength n Grit – This class is a combo of weights and cardio using a wide array of equipment (dumbbell/barbell/stability ball/resistance bands) that will be sure to test your strength!

Metabolic Burn – This class is a high intensity anaerobic workout that makes you feeling breathless. We will be doing lots of reps with as little rest as little as possible between sets.

Be Fit Bootcamp – This class is a total body workout geared for all ages and abilities using a variety of equipment to tone, improve muscle strength and endurance. It will vary with drops of cardio intervals, resistance training and calisthenics using your body weight such as push-ups and squats.

Morning Rush – High intensity interval training using body weight, weighted, and trx movements. Something for everybody!

Sweat And Refresh – 30 minutes of exercise followed by 30 minutes of stretching and breathing.

Flow Yoga – Using the poses of Power Yoga but in a flow style yoga moving from one pose right into another.

Hatha Yoga – A more relaxed yoga class with emphasis on breathing and stretching.

Power Yoga – Holding poses to strengthen all muscles.

Yin Yoga – Yin Yoga exercises the connective tissues of the physical body increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility while also allowing to release blockages in the energetic body.  Postures are done on the floor and held for 3-5 minutes each.  Breathe focus and body awareness is heightened as you work into a meditative state.  A wonderful compliment to more vigorous classes!

Gentle Yoga – A gentle approach to yoga with postures that are easier on the body.  Perfect for anyone looking for some good stretches without the strenuous work on the muscles.

Wake Up Yoga – a combination of breathing exercises, Sun-salutation Asanas (postures) & Energizing Kripalu/Kundalini Yoga techniques. There will be gentle yet challenging moves that will connect the body and mind for a charged-up start to the day!

Spin – Using spinning bikes, music and visualization techniques each participant is motivated to achieve their own goals.

Super Spin – Using spinning bikes, music and visualization techniques each participant is motivated to achieve their own goals.

You Spin Me Round – Using spinning bikes, music and visualization techniques each participant is motivated to achieve their own goals.

Turn It Up Spin – Using spinning bikes, music and visualization techniques each participant is motivated to achieve their own goals.

Cardio/Strength – Cardio & strength training mix giving you a full body workout with lots of variety and challenge.

Calorie Burn – Begin with an invigorating warm up to get your heart rate up and maximize your range of motion.  Intervals and circuits are always a favorite and then cool down with stretching and yoga holds.

Saturday Shake Up – Cardio & strength training mix taught by one of our instructors on a rotating schedule.

Note: our instructors always provide modifications and ensure proper form

Meet Emily Robinson, Certified Yoga Instructor. We are very lucky to have Emily part of our team. She is passionate about yoga and brings a wealth of knowledge when training beginner to advanced exercisers. Catch Emily on Monday nights 6:00-7:00pm and Sunday morning 11:00-12:00 for Yin Yoga! ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Amanda Bond, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor. Amanda is a familiar face since she subbed classes for us last year. Now, Amanda has her own classes and we are thrilled to have her on board. You can catch Amanda Tuesday mornings for spin 9:00-9:45am, Wednesday night Calorie Burn from 6-7pm and occasional Saturdays. Welcome Amanda!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight's 6:00 fitness class will be Spin with Charlene and not Cardio/Strength ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Laura Nickelo. Laura teaches Saturday morning Super Spin and she has a great following! Our members absolutely LOVE Laura's spin classes. If you haven't tried it, do it! Spin, or indoor cycling, is a great exercise for any level. You determine how agressive you want your workout to be and Laura makes it fun and motivating every week. See you Saturday at 8:45-9:30am!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet Julia O'Conner. Julia is one of our very talented yoga instructors at Strides. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish after training with Julia. Julia teaches:
- Flow Yoga Tuesday nights
- Power Yoga on Thursday monrings and
- Hatha Yoga on Saturday mornings
New Fall class schedule starts today! Pop in to pick up your fitness class schedule. see you soon!
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Phone: 902-883-3800
Fax: 902-883-3141

Email:
strides@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Hours:
Monday-Thursday:
5:30am – 10:00pm
Friday: 5:30am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 6:00pm