PROGRAMS, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS


The RCYC Fitness Centre will be offering a number of programs, seminars and workshops throughout the year to keep you informed, challenged, and motivated! Keep an eye out for more details around the Club and in the Kwasind and Hiawatha.

Our diverse selection of specialty programs are designed with a specific goal in mind. Whether you're looking to improve your nutrition habits, prepare for the ski or sailing season or learn how to dance, these programs will help you achieve your desired results.

For more information please contact fitness@rcyc.ca or call the Fitness Desk at 416.967.7245 ex. 241.


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Fall

Fitness

LECTURE: Functional Range Conditioning – Flexibility vs. Mobility
In this lecture, we will look at the difference between flexibility and mobility. Discover how a traditional strength coaches journey from simply wanting more flexible hamstrings led to a complete paradigm shift in strength training and range of motion.

SPEAKER:
Chris Waggoner
FLMP, CSEP-CPT, EIMC, KETTLEBELL
 
DATE: 
Monday, October 15th at 7:00 pm
 
COST: 
Complimentary
 

Cuban Style Salsa Dancing
Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce, suggesting a mixture or a "fusion" of dance & music styles from African and European origin. Salsa is normally a partner dance, although there are other forms like Solo (shines) and Rueda de Casino.

In this program, students will learn timing, basic steps, and simple turn partners. No previous dance or Salsa experience required.

SCHEDULE: 
Tuesdays  7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

DATES: 
October 30th – December 4th (6 Week Program)

COST: 
$122.00 - Fitness Section Members
 

W.O.W. (Women on Weights)
The best way to empower a female is to make her strong! Join us for 6 weeks to proper weight lifting techniques and improved strength and power.

SCHEDULE: 
Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DATES:
November 7th - November 28th (4 Week Program)

COST: 
$80.00 - Fitness Section Members
 

Fit Body, Fit Brain
Brain plasticity and somatics: One of the best ways the brain can regenerate itself, is by doing specialized, complex movements that incorporate both left and right sides of the brain. This series of exercises challenges various centres of the brain to form new pathways to master the movement. Come train your body and your brain.

SCHEDULE: 
Sundays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

DATES: 
November 18th – December 9th (4 Week Program)

COST: 
$80.00 Fitness Section Members

Nutrition

Sugar Reset
Keeping your sugar intake in check and balancing blood sugar levels is not an easy thing to do. Especially when sugar is hidden in everything from breakfast cereals to salad dressings. But left unchecked, sugar can contribute to a number of health issues. We all know the importance of managing blood sugar when it comes to preventing and managing diabetes, but it also has a significant impact on energy levels, weight loss and even our hormone levels.

If you think you need a little sugar check, this guided 4-week program will help you rebalance your system and feel great! You will be provided with education and tools to slowly and manageably balance your blood sugar levels. Reboot, reset, and lose a few pounds before the holidays kick in!
 
DATES:
November 5th – December 2nd

COST:
$290.00 Fitness Section Members

Wellness

Meditation
In this 6-week program, we will discuss the how’s and whys of meditation. After preparing with some simple stretching and breathing, we will learn the tools for training your attention for meditation. This will integrate the different components to complete the experience. The program is open to all members. No prior experience is required. Chairs are available.

SCHEDULE:
Saturdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

DATES: 
October 20th - November 24th (6 Week Program)

COST:
$122.00  Fitness Section Members
 

LECTURE: Dr. Sheldon 
The topic of this lecture is 'The Science of Memory.' More details to follow. 

DATE: 
Monday, October 29th at 7:00 pm

COST:
$20.00 (Early Bird Price - Before October 15th)
$25.00 (After October 15th)
$35.00 (Non-Member)
 

LECTURE: Neuroplasticity 
One of the best ways the brain can regenerate itself is by doing complex movements that incorporate both left and right sides of the brain and challenge the various centres of the brain to complete the movement. It allows the brain to continuously learn through movement. The brain also expends calories while learning something new. Studies have shown that complex movements have a better rate of staving off Alzheimer’s and dementia better than sodoku. We know we need to keep our bodies fit. Come and learn how to keep your brain fit as well.

SPEAKER: 
Jane Husak
CALA, CAN-FIT CPT/FI,
YTT ADVANCED LEVEL D, ORCA, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

DATE: 
Monday, November 12th at 7:00 pm

COST:
Complimentary

Winter

Fitness

Primal Movement Patterns
This 4 week program focuses on the primal movement patterns of the human body: Squat/Lunge, Push/Pull, Hinge/Twist. Whether you are a beginner or a high-performance athlete looking for a refresher it’s always good to go back and re-learn the basics. Mastering these movements is crucial to laying a solid foundation for your training.

SCHEDULE: 
Satudays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

DATES:
January 12th – February 2nd (4 Week Program)

COST: 
$80.00 - Fitness Section Members
 

LECTURE: Muscle Activation Technique
A Neuromuscular Approach to Joint Health - The Foot, Hip & Knee | The Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) is a relatively new manual therapy that assess, treats and restores the body from compensation patterns. Learn how MAT can help reintegrate your neuromuscular system to help prevent and decrease risk of injury, pain, and overuse this season.

SPEAKER: 
Gabe Aube-Frenette
CPTN, M.A.T.

DATE:
Monday, January 14th at 7:00 pm

COST: 
Complimentary 
 

Build a Better Back
Experience greater awareness of how core strength, flexibility and postural alignment are an integral part of a healthy back. This 6-week program will incorporate strength work using balls, bands and weights as well as yoga postures and breath work. A strong body begins with a healthy back!

DATES:
January 20th – February 24th (6 Week Program)

COST: 
$122.00 Fitness Section Members
 

LECTURE: Strength Training for The Aging Population
The importance of strength training basics for an aging population in terms of maintaining muscle mass, bone density and mobility. Dispelling common myths associated with lifting weights.

DATE:
Monday, February 11th at 7:00 pm 

COST: 
Complimentary 

Nutrition

Digestion & Weight Loss
A healthy metabolism starts in the GI tract and good digestion is critical to successful weight loss.  Inflammation, bloating, and constipation are just a few signs your system isn’t functioning properly and needs to be addressed.  Furthermore, as the body cannot properly absorb vitamins and minerals, poor digestion can contribute to several disease conditions.  
 
Learn the benefits of good digestion by experiencing them for yourself in this 4-week program.  By gradually incorporating the 3R approach (Remove, Restore and Repair), we can get you on the path to feeling great inside and out.
 
DATES:
February 4th – March 3rd

COST:
$290.00 Fitness Section Members

Wellness

LECTURE: Dr. Sheldon 
The topic of this lecture is 'The Concious Brain.' More details to follow. 

DATE: 
Monday, January 28th at 7:00 pm

COST:
$20.00 (Early Bird Price)
$25.00 
$35.00 (Non-Member)

Spring

Fitness

Yoga Excercise Therapy 
This program covers basic anatomy and exercises for the rehabilitation of common areas of concern such as ankles and feet, knees and legs, hips and back, and head, neck and shoulders. We will also address some basic neurology as it pertains to nerve issues and how to address pain due to musculoskeletal issues with self care. This course will take your yoga practice up a notch with therapeutic exercise and education.

SCHEDULE: 
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DATES: 
March 27th - April 17th (4 Week Program)

COST: 
$80.00 Fitness Section Members
 

Spring to Life Yoga 
Combining roughly half an hour each of Progressive/Guided Relaxation, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama (Yogic Breathing techniques) and Meditation will help you shed the winter, get centered for spring, calm the nervous system and practice peace.

DATE:
Sunday, April 14th  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

COST: 
$30.00 Fitness Section Members

Nutrition

Spring Cleanse
This program is designed to carefully walk you through an elimination of the most aggravating foods such as wheat, sugar and yeast and will leave you feeling full of energy with a spring in your step! Take the ultimate challenge and eliminate all potential offenders or tailor it depending on what you feel you are able to achieve.

Elimination does not have to mean starvation. In fact, there are several ways to incorporate clean eating into your lifestyle that leave you feeling satisfied. At the end of the program, we would work together to create a maintenance protocol based on your individual experience so you can continue to feel great throughout the summer, and well beyond!
 
DATES:
April 23rd – May 19th

COST:
$290.00  Fitness Section Members

Wellness

More information coming soon. 

Special Events

2018/2019

Hats off to Halloween!
Wear your best costume hat or headpiece to class on October 31st for a chance to win a prize. 

Date: Wednesday, October 31st 
 

5 DAYS OF FITMAS 
Join us for 5 days of festive specialty programming from guest instructors to new concepts and holiday themed classes. The fitness section will also be available for FREE to all active RCYC members on these dates! Happy Holidays from the Sports Department!

Dates: Decemeber 10th – December 14th
 

Valentines Day Partner Stretch
This Valentine’s Day come together for some relaxation and healing stretch. Join us for a one hour class where you will learn techniques of facilitated stretching and Thai Massage to share with your spouse, partner, friend or loved one.

Date: Thursday, February 14th at 7:00 pm