Anne Parr PRO TRAINER 

   
Senior Specialist

Thunder Bay 55 Plus

Metabolic Pole Walking Spring April 6, June 8, 2022

Day: Wednesday
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm 

 OUTDOOR CLASSES - will begin Thunder Bay 55 Plus


NOTE: April 6 cancelled due to snow/Rain - power out.


1st class - April 13th - June 15 


Other Updates:

1. Punch cards: Friendly reminder the Spring Session has started today and we have brought back our punch cards, for fitness classes they are $70(hst included) for 10 classes and can be purchased at the front desk. The following classes are excluded from punch cards: Strength in Motion, Low Impact Aerobics, Simply Stretching and Keep Moving with Parkinson’s).

2. Credits – Winter Session: Credits for the winter session are coming, they are taking a bit longer as our PerfectMind IT Support needs to manually make the credits, technology is great when its on our side. If anyone asks, please let them know they will be receiving their credits with an email update to follow ASAP (hoping by the end of the week).

The City of Thunder Bay mask mandate will now be replaced by a strong masking recommendation effective Monday, May 2, for most areas of the Corporation. Direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario continues to require masking in Long Term Care and public facing areas of Transit. While each of you may make the decision that is best for you, we do strongly recommend wearing a mask as an added layer of protection at this time.

Individuals who develop COVID-19 symptoms, test positive, or are identified as a close contact have additional masking requirements.

· Individuals identified as close contacts are to wear a well-fitted mask, physical distance and maintain other public health measures for 10 days following their last exposure. (Note: Household contacts would have ongoing exposure until the end of the symptomatic/positive individual’s isolation period. This means a household members last exposure date is the last day of the individual’s isolation period (i.e. if the symptomatic/positive individual has to isolate for 5 days, the household close contact is to wear a mask in public settings for the 5 days during the individuals isolation period, plus an additional 10 days, for a total of 15 days)).

· Individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or test positive are to wear a well-fitted mask for a total of 10 days after the date they tested positive or developed symptom (whichever is earlier/applicable).

Thank you for your patience and compliance as we navigate the changes the pandemic brings.  Please continue to practice respect in all your interactions as we all have differently levels of comfort.


Thunder Bay 55 + 

New Policies and procedures: Now, we directly register and process payments on the spot  Refund policy If you are ever asked about a refund for withdrawing from your classes, here is our policy for your information. We ask that participants please speak to the office staff or call the Centre (684-3066) before the beginning of the THIRD class to receive a full refund. Refunds for medical reasons only will be granted after the second class and will be pro-rated. Full Refund (will only be issued for the following reasons): If a participant is withdrawing before the first 2 classes; or if the class has to be cancelled; then a full refund will be issued using the original method of payment. If registration was paid for using a credit card, a refund will be issued back to the same credit card and can take up to 2 weeks to process. If a registration was paid for using cash, cheque or debit, the refund will be in the form of a cheque from the City of Thunder Bay and it can take approximately 2-3 weeks to process.  NO refunds will be issued if the withdrawal brings the number of people in the class below the minimum number needed to run the class.  NO refunds will be issued for Punch Cards that have been used. They are good for 1 full year from time of issue. Thank you

You can call  the registration  Hotline at 625-8463. This will alleviate some of the congestion at the front desk.


Other classes to consider:             Thunder Bay 55 + Pole Walking Aqua Extravaganza   New this Fall Bender Ballugust 


Pole Walking - Metabolic Training 

                     

Every Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30 pm      

Course Description:  We will be learning how to use walking poles, with proper techniques,  Specific Warm-ups for pole walking,   Learn to train heart - how to progress regardless of level, training to your metabolic rate, always include, cool down and proper stretching.

We will go to a variety of places and discuss as a group each to form the best plan.

Note: some modifications will be address to ensure all comfortable with where we will be going each week.

The walks will be progressive with proper technique and form always looked at.  Working in pairs or small groups for safety. As confidence increases will work on challenges to increase speed, time with perfect form and distance. 


Open to all interested in a walking program that makes a difference, has a social aspect for FUN and Safe


Will cover the introduction to walking poles, proper height for each individual, warm-ups & cool downs, proper techniques for both feet legs and arms.  How to elevate heart to your metabolic rate.  This will help decreasing fats, increasing cardiovascular & muscular strength and endurance safely.  
Will go out side for the pole walking discovering new walking trails around the centre and city.  Dress for the weather.  Improves upper body strength & increased heart rate.  


 FTF Level – C

• Improve your walking endurance as you discover new walking trails


Thunder Bay 55 + 

Refund policy If you are ever asked about a refund for withdrawing from your classes, here is our policy for your information. We ask that participants please speak to the office staff or call the Centre (684-3066) before the beginning of the THIRD class to receive a full refund. Refunds for medical reasons only will be granted after the second class and will be pro-rated. Full Refund (will only be issued for the following reasons): If a participant is withdrawing before the first 2 classes; or if the class has to be cancelled; then a full refund will be issued using the original method of payment. If registration was paid for using a credit card, a refund will be issued back to the same credit card and can take up to 2 weeks to process. If a registration was paid for using cash, cheque or debit, the refund will be in the form of a cheque from the City of Thunder Bay and it can take approximately 2-3 weeks to process.  NO refunds will be issued if the withdrawal brings the number of people in the class below the minimum number needed to run the class.  NO refunds will be issued for Punch Cards that have been used. They are good for 1 full year from time of issue. Thank you

Two Thunder Bay forestry students develop hiking app

This class will assist the two developers in creating more path for the app.  

Benefits of using poles great website for hiking, walking balance and mobility   Nordic Walking

Learn the basics:

Warm-ups

Benefits

Foot posture & stride

Proper pole height (centre has each will be set up name one poles so will always be ready for you.

- proper body alignment & techniques 

- heart rate

- setting goals

Cool downs & stretching 

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New Policies for 2022

1. Class sizes have been increased slightly. We are not opening up the classes to the same full capacity as before to ensure we are keeping our staff and participants safe and comfortable. Please see below for examples on increased numbers.

a. Fitness Room: 12

b. Auditorium: 25

c. Craft Room 1: 16

2. Try a class on us and punch cards are not accepted at this time.

3. We are not allowing in person registration at this time. Participants can:

a. Call the registration hotline: 625-8463

b. Register online: https://cityofthunderbay.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn?returnUrl=%2FContacts%2FContact

4. Vaccinations are mandatory to enter the facility and therefore to attend our programs

5. Masks must be worn at all times unless when participating in a fitness class. When moving around the room staff and participants must wear a mask.

Important Dates:

1. November 26 – Participants can see registered programs online but cannot register

2. December 1 – Registration Day starting at 8:30am

3. Holiday hours: the 55 Plus Centre will be closed Dec 24, 27-31 and January 3

4. January 10 – first week of programming

As always let me know if you have any other questions or need further clarification. J

Thanks,

Kaitlin Trevisan

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Herself

Program & Marketing Coordinator (Older Adults)

Recreation and Culture Division

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre

700 River St

Thunder Bay ON P7A 3S6

Office: (807)684-2795

Cell: (807)627-9867

kaitlin.trevisan@thunderbay.ca