Luk Tung Kuen Association

Luk Tung Kuen is a set of health exercises which consist of 36 forms. Our group is dedicated to healthy lifestyles through physical fitness & social activities.

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Yuan Ji Dance

Chinese Yuan Ji dance is a mixture of martial arts, physical therapy, meditation, dance and Tai Chi exercise. This dance promotes health and wellness for all.

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Seniors’ Strength & Stretch

Developing and maintaining muscle strength and joint health is key for older adults. For those who want to improve their functional strength and stability, this chair-based strength program is designed to improve muscular strength, bone density, posture, range of motion, and flexibility.

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FAB Fitness for ALL FAB

Fitness for All 55yrs+ provides a variety of fitness class styles specifically geared towards getting older men and women to become active and participate in sport programming. Join this sampler program that indulges participants into finding their very own favourite fitness activities while engaging in a healthy lifestyle.

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Balance & Stability Fitness Level 1

For those who have balance, stability or mobility challenges, this progressive exercise class includes balance assessments, gait-precision skills & activities, static & dynamic balance training, strengthening and postural restructuring exercises. It is designed to improve balance, stability, strength, and mobility. “Stay on Your Feet” (Vancouver Coastal Health) will be provided to all participants during the first class. No drop-ins permitted.

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Tranquility NEW!

Designed for those who require stress relief, are recovering from surgery, injury, cancer treatments, musculoskeletal challenges or have low fitness levels, Tranquility is a full body meditative & mindful exercise class that will release muscular tension,improve range of motion and flexibility, balance and stimulate peripheral sensation. Tranquility is a 60-minute class that includes elements of tai chi, yoga, core stability and balance exercises, myofascial stretch release techniques, self-massage, posture & alignment awareness and breathing exercises.

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Fall Prevention – Awareness and Risk Reduction

Is falling a normal part of the aging process? Do you know what risks you may face that cause falls? Learn what risk factors are associated with falling, learn how to prevent falls and leave with exercises that can be done at home to aid in preventing falls. “Stay on Your Feet” (Vancouver Coastal Health) will be provided to all participants.

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Minds in Motion

Chinese Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for people living with any form of early stage dementia along with a family member, friend or other care partner. The program is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Gentle exercises are followed by social activities designed to be enjoyed in pairs. Coffee, tea and light refreshments are provided. Care partners must attend. Registration fees include the cost of the person living with dementia and one care partner. Start at any time and pay a pro-rated registration fee. Minds in Motion™ 為早期腦退化症患者與其家屬、朋 友,或照顧者而設。是項活動是與阿 滋海黙症協會共同合辦。项目包括: 先進行簡易的運動,繼而有輕鬆的互 動遊戲;有茶點供應,倍伴者必須在 場。接受中途報名,可按時調整收 費。

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Pole Walking Advanced

Join us for 1 1/2hr of brisk, 5-7kms of pole walking once a week around the neighbourhood. Pole walking is a total work-out to gradually build arms, legs and core muscles. Walk is followed by a 15min stretch. Bring your poles or rent a set. Walk for health, chat and have fun while walking. ParQ+, waivers and emergency contact information is mandatory for all polers. Meet you in the lobby of KCC.

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ActivAge 1

Functional Fitness/ Adaptable Skills All registrants MUST be approved by Michelle Stebnicki Seniors Programmer at Killarney CC ActivAge is a 3-month group led physical activity program for adults aged 65 and older, who are not regularly active, to introduce participants to the benefits of physical activity and reinforce their commitment to incorporate it into their daily lives. ActivAge is led by BCRPA registered Fitness Leaders with the Older Adult specialty. There are two ActivAge options that run concurrently. Option 1: The focus in on functional fitness and adaptable skillsOption 2: Incorporates fitness, sport and a wider variety of activities. Each option runs once a week for one hour over 12 sessions.The unique aspect of this program is that alongside physical activity specifically tailored for older adults, ActivAge also encourages social interactions and overall health. The maximum number of participants per ActivAge program option is 12. All registrants MUST be approved by the Seniors Programmer at Killarney CC.

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ActivAge 2

Incorporates Fitness, Sport, Activities All registrants MUST be approved by Michelle Stebnicki Seniors Programmer at Killarney CC ActivAge is a 3-month group led physical activity program for adults aged 65 and older, who are not regularly active, to introduce participants to the benefits of physical activity and reinforce their commitment to incorporate it into their daily lives. ActivAge is led by BCRPA registered Fitness Leaders with the Older Adult specialty. There are two ActivAge options that run concurrently. Option 1: The focus in on functional fitness and adaptable skills. Option 2: Incorporates fitness, sport and a wider variety of activities. Each option runs once a week for one hour over 12 sessions. The unique aspect of this program is that alongside physical activity specifically tailored for older adults, ActivAge also encourages social interactions and overall health. The maximum number of participants per ActivAge program option is 12. All registrants MUST be approved by the

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Chronic Pain

Self-Management Program The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a free six-session workshop. The workshop helps people living with chronic pain and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life. Participants receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain companion book and the Moving Easy CD. Participants should attend all six sessions to get the maximum benefit. The CPSMP is offered by the University of Victoria with resources from the BC Ministry of Health.

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Chronic Condition Self-Management

Cantonese Participants of this six-session program will gain systematic knowledge and practical skills on how to effectively manage your health and optimize your life style. With the support of your group, you will learn and constantly practice setting goals, taking actions and solving problems to benefit your quality of life. Caregivers are welcome. Registrants are required to take 5-6 sessions.

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Brain Building Bootcamp

Come out and join in this fun and interactive afternoon of trivia, spelling bee, word & number games and brain teasers.

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Bellydance

Geared for the bellydancer that wants to keep learning! This class will help you take your dancing to the next level. Learn to layer your moves, practice drills, fun combinations and have a great time. For further information please contact Karime at karimekuri1@gmail.com

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Brazilian Swag Dance NEW!

Brazilian Swag class is a program that explores the Brazilian culture through dance. This class is an hour long, which begins with a stretch, followed by a warm-up, a breakdown of the basic steps and a short choreography that is presented at the end of the class by all students. You will learn new rhythms and diving into the Brazilian culture. Classes are all levels where you can expect to push your limits and gain physical strength

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Line Dancing Beginners

Come out and join our friendly group of dancers in the new seniors centre. It’s good fun and great exercise with a wide variety of music; rumba, cha cha, waltz and 2-step. Learn and practice the dances in a friendly, social atmosphere. Beginners: If joining the class after the 3rd week of lessons you must know some basic steps and terminology.

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International Ballroom Dancing

Learn how to ballroom dance International Style and feel like a pro on the dance floor! Waltz and Cha Cha, Tango and Rumba, Foxtrot and Swing, and much more! Spend the afternoon having fun and learning new dance moves, developing rhythm and confidence with meeting new friends.

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Senior & Adult Social Dance

Put on your dancing shoes and come Fox Trot, Waltz and Rumba to old time music! No partner required! Beginners are welcome. Refreshments will occasionally be available. Please note the early end date.

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SIRvivor Prostate Cancer Survivors ExerciseNEW!

A group-based exercise program for men with prostate cancer. This 12 week program is led twice/week for 60 minutes by a BCRPA-registered Fitness Leader with additional cancer exercise training. Classes will address the needs of men with prostate cancer & will include resistance training, flexibility, balance and aerobic exercise

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Pathways 2 Health for Adults & Seniors (P2H) (Formally known as the Killarney Stroke Recovery Group)

A weekly social, wellness program for adults and seniors. Join us for chair & stability exercises, walking techniques, current events, armchair travel, word games, board and card games, trivia, health education and FUN! Meet in Seniors Lounge at 9:30am.

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P2H Workshops

Seniors Pathways to Health (SPWH) monthly Workshops are offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for an additional cost of $1.90/per P2H member $4.76/P2H non-member.

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Walking Club

Come and enjoy scenic walks throughout Metro Vancouver. All participants walk from 5-8km per outing. This is a great activity to keep one moving. The walks are designed for people of all ages and are guided by Simon Yan. All walks happen rain or shine, please be prepared for the weather.No session Sep 2

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Body Conditioning NEW!

For mature individual who want to strengthen muscle and build their flexibility. This is a good complement class for cardio fitness class. Chair exercises are an option.

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FAME for Stroke NEW!

Designed specifically and proven to improve fitness, mobility and strength for people after stroke living in the community. This small group class (1:4 instructor to student ratio) includes functional strengthening exercises, agility, fitness and balance exercises. Suitable for people – at any time after stroke – who can stand for 5 minutes, walk for 10 meters (even with a walking aid) and communicate with the instructor.

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Dai Yin Yang Sheng Dong NEW!

This art is widely recognized as an excellent health improvement exercise for both the internal organs and the external muscles and joints. It is suitable for all ages, including seniors.Space Permitting – Drop-in Fees: $8.00

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Brain Training Cognicise

Did you know that Mild Cognitive Impairment could start as early as age 40? It is best to start training your brain at an early age. This class focuses on dual task training, physical exercise and cognitive function. You’re body and brain will be vividly led towards an active FUN-ctional workout! Instructor Keiko has been working with Alzheimer Society of B.C. and she is a Coordinator of Vancouver Brain injury Association Northshore location

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Found Sound Rhythm Beyond the DrumNEW!

Discover the Power of the Pulse in this fun and engaging activity! Your creative genius will be ignited with glee as we experiment grooving and jamming using body percussion, voice and whatever is in the room. This is your chance to let your imagination go wild finding percussive sounds and making music out of anything – be it a paper cup and a spoon, or an old washboard and a chop stick, or the dog’s squeaky toy. Feel free to bring your own percussion instruments. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. If you have a heartbeat, you will discover your Inner Rhythm in this class!

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Mindfulness NEW!

Explore your mind, body, and emotions through movement and music, experiencing relaxation and the possibility to be fully present without the normal habits of being overly reactive or overwhelmed by the external circumstances around us. No experience required

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Laughter & Rhythm Yoga for the Mind & Soul NEW!

Laughter is the best medicine. Rhythm is Yoga for the mind. This combo creates a hilarious hour of connection to your inner child that leaves you feeling happy, filled with joy and connected to new friends. This course involves guided laughing exercises and rhythm games to engage mind and body, with a focus on creativity and fun.No experience necessary. All ages

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Chair Yoga

Gentle yoga moves while in a seated position will benefit your joints and muscle areas and help reduce the pain from arthritis, osteoporosis, previous injury, stiff joints and so much more. Stretching, deep breathing & meditation techniques are incorporated into this workout and will leave you with a feeling of connected BODY+MIND+SOUL.

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Hatha Yoga

This class is a slower paced practice designed to align the body and calm the mind. Standing and seated postures are held for some time to create heat within the body, build strength and stamina, improve balance, lengthen muscles for improved mobility, and practice mind-body awareness.

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Morning Flow Yoga

This class is a great way to get yourself moving in the morning! Building on the classic sun salutation sequence, this practice will get the body warm and the mind focused enabling a more productive and fulfilling day. Each class will end with a short guided meditation.

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Sunday Morning Hatha Yoga NEW!

We will move through a series of invigorating postures, coupled with breathing exercises and insights about the energetic body. The class will bring your physical body and mind in balance and leave you feel energized for the day

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Pilates

Enhance postural alignment, coordination and flexibility with mat exercises suitable for all levels. Develop your core strength, tone your entire body and finish the class feeling refreshed and energized.

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Zumba GoldZUMBA®

Gold is a low impact dance – fitness class for beginners and seniors that uses zesty latin music, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Rock n’ Roll, (including Twist and Charleston), with easy to follow moves to create a dynamic and fun fitness class. Zumba® Gold strives to improve your balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly the heart. It is a “feel happy”workout that is great for both the body and the mind.

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Refit Dance Workout

This class is geared for the older participant or those new or returning to fitness as it’s a fun, easy to follow, low impact aerobics class. This class involves dance components that work your heart, lungs and challenges your coordination & brain fitness.

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Walking Soccer

The concept of walking Soccer maybe new in Canada; however, is already quite popular in the UK where it is aimed at keeping people aged 50 and over active who are not able to play the traditional game due to mobility issues or past injuries. There are a few adaptations made to the game, such as no running and participants are allowed to use activator poles or a cane for balance. Walking soccer is played in the gym on a smaller court. Benefits of walking soccer include: increased cardiovascular endurance, increased balance and coordination, psycho-social well-being, increased confidence, motivation to exercise, opportunities to make new social connections, and opportunities to reclaim athletic identities.

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