Fitness

Active living is an essential ingredient for a healthy lifestyle. It plays an important role in our overall well being. Physical activity can energize, heal, invigorate, strengthen, nourish, restore and stimulate. At Parkgate, we encourage everyone to participate in activities on a regular basis. There is something to do for everyone.

For all registered programs, you can register online, by phone or in person at the Parkgate front desk.  Please visit the Parkgate registration page for more details. Drop-in programs have either drop-in fee payable at the front desk or they require a membership.

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Programs offered by Parkgate Community Services Society

Chair Yoga 55+  Mild yoga for those who cannot fold themselves into a pretzel on the floor. Gain flexibility and strength and reduce stress through active breathing. Fridays: 9:45 -10:45am. Register for a full season or drop-in.

IMG_6376Parkgate Pacers (Walking Group) Join us for an hour walk around the community and the occasional trip to other sites of interest in a group. The group meets at the front entrance of Parkgate Community Centre and returns to Parkgate for tea/coffee.  Start times vary depending on the season of the year.  Call the Parkgate front desk to confirm: 604-983-6350. FREE, must hold valid Seniors’ Membership.

  • Monday and Thursday: October – April 1pm start, May – September 9:30am start.
  • Coffee social after for $1

IMG_0382Keep Well Program This program is operated by the North Shore Keep Well Society in partnership with Parkgate Community Services Society and North Vancouver Recreation & Culture. The program is designed to promote the health and the well-being of older adults living on the North Shore. The program offers mild exercises, massage and blood pressure checks. Guest speakers are invited to speak about health-related issues and topics of interest to seniors.

  • Tuesdays:  9:30-10:30am
  • 10:30-11:30am: blood pressure checks, massage and coffee service
  • Guest speaker: fourth Tuesday of each month
  • Coffee service (no coffee service in August)

SUREFEET:  Balance and mobility programs. This twice weekly program is designed for seniors to increase balance and mobility, self-confidence, and reduce the risk of falling. Participants re-train their bodies to provide more stability, increase core body strength and to develop skills for fall prevention.

  • Tuesday/Thursday
  • 1:30-2:30pm and 2:30-3:30pm (earlier class is for less mobile seniors)
  • Mary Hunter Hall

Drop-in Sport: $3 drop-in fee

Seniors’ Badminton:  Join other players in the Parkgate Gymnasium.  Learn basic strokes, rules, court play and etiquette, or just come down and play a social game.

  • Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10am – 12pm

Pickleball 55+: A game which combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, played with a hard paddle and waffle ball and with a net lower than most other raquet sports.

  • Monday 5:45 – 7:45pm
  • Wednesday 1:00 – 3:00pm
  • Friday 5:45 – 7:45pm

Fitness Programs offered by North Vancouver Recreation & Culture

Our partner, North Vancouver Recreation & Culture, operates the Fitness Centre and a majority of the fitness classes offered at Parkgate Community Centre. Follow the link for a full list of Registered Fitness Programs and Drop-in Fitness Classes offered by North Vancouver Recreation & Culture. Find your favorite in the Adult fitness classes or try one of the 50+ or 55+ classes or programs.

IMG_0937North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Membership Fitness – Seniors 65yrs & up includes access to drop-in fitness classes and weight room at Parkgate Recreation Centre.

Please note that some of the Specialty Fitness Classes require a speciality fitness membership and depending on the class, a physician referral is required or consultation recommended.

Click on the links for more information on North Vancouver Recreation and Culture memberships:

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a Seniors' Centre Membership to participate in seniors programs?

Yes. The annual membership fee is $30. All proceeds of this membership go directly to seniors’ programs and is a way of showing support for the Parkgate Seniors’ Centre.  As of January 2015 also all seniors attending drop in games programs at Parkgate will have to purchase an annual membership. Why?

  • Membership is only 8 cents per day.
  • Membership allows us to keep registration costs down.
  • Membership allows us to show community need in order to apply for funding.
  • Members receive the following benefits:
    • discounts on all registered programs, out trips, special events and lunches,
    • access to drop in games programs with coffee and baked goods (purchase punch card) and
    • members light lunch and learn.
Why do I need a fitness pass for some programs?

Some programs for seniors that operate out of Parkgate Community Centre are North Vancouver Recreation Commission programs. Programs like Cardio Rehab require a special membership, while others require a valid NVRC fitness membership.

What is included with a membership to Parkgate Community Services Society?

As a member of Parkgate Community Services Society you are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting and you will receive periodical newsletters. A healthy membership assists the society when it is seeking funding for programs and services. There are no obligations or costs associated with being a member of the society. To become a member of PCSS, please complete and return the Membership Application form to Parkgate Community Centre in person, by mail or fax.

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