Fitness Programs


For the safety of all fitness class participants the centre requires you to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire or PAR-Q before participating in any fitness class. This form will only need to be completed once a year. The questionnaire is available at the front desk or you can ask to have one emailed to you in advance, or Click HERE.

Fitness Room

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At this time, fitness room access is by appointment. A fitness orientation will be required upon your first visit to the fitness room. You will be required to sanitize (supplies provided by the centre) each piece of equipment you've used before the end of your appointment so it's ready for the next member.






Beginner Line Dance

Mondays, January 10 – March 27 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (no class February 20)

Learn basic dance steps while exercising your body and mind by dancing to all kinds of music (not just country). Line dancing is a great way to have fun and enjoy the music without a partner. We welcome beginners and experienced dancers. Please bring water and wear shoes with a low or flat heel, without too much grip, to allow you to turn and glide as you dance.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
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Balance & Strength

Mondays, January 16 – March 27 from 9:00 – 10:00 am

This course is for anyone wanting to increase muscle strength, build bone mass and improve balance. The instructor will lead you through easy to follow exercises and progressive balance work to increase muscle strength and improve balance.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register


Chair Fitness

Mondays, January 16 – March 27 from 10:15 – 11:15 am

Are you looking for a light cardio and strength building class that can be done in a chair? This beginner class uses a fun mix of chair exercises and standing exercises using your chair for support, allowing you to work at your own pace. No floor work in this class.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register


Shuffleboard

Tuesdays, May 3rd - June 21st from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Some knowledge of the game is required as there is no instructor available at this time. Easy to learn and Easy to play. Rules are provided.

Cost: $25 Members/ $33 non-members
Drop-In: $3 Members/ $5 non-members

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Floor Curling

Wednesdays, September 14th - December 21st from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

**Wednesdays starting January 18th – March 29th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Easy to learn and Easy to play. Floor Curling is an ideal game for those who no longer wish to curl on the ice. There is no sweeping and it is warm! Floor Curling is perfect for promoting flexibility, increased range of motion, and circulation.

Cost: $25 members/ $33 Non-members
Drop-in $3 members/$5 non-members

Register

Register: Jan-Mar.


Slow Flow Yoga

Wednesdays, January 18 – March 22 from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Slow and gentle movement following traditional yoga poses. This is toned down for older adults. Modifications for each and every pose are offered if you cannot do a particular pose or you can only go to the place in the pose that is right for your body. It is a beautiful all body breath and movement class that will assist in maintaining flexibility, agility and balance. We work on the muscular part of the body. It is important to move parts of the body that have arthritis, help control motor skills for Parkinson's disease, also for Dementia this is brain work. Keep all parts of the body moving for optimal health.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register

City of Winnipeg (COW) Recreation Passes - Fall 2022

City of Winnipeg Passes will be on sale until August 31, 2022 with the passes having a start date of October 1st, 2022

Please print and fill out the following form (by clicking on the button below), and either bring it to the Centre in person or mail it to us, with enclosed payment, to:

St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre
3 – 203 Duffield Street
Winnipeg, MB
R3J 0H6

COW Pass Form

Zumba Gold Toning

Wednesdays, January 18 to March 22 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Zumba is dance fitness. Gold refers to beginners and older active adults. Toning means that we will use light weights every second song to help build our muscles. Ditch the Workout - Join the Party. No experience required. Please bring water and wear shoes without too much grip to allow you to turn and glide as you dance.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members

Register



Yin Yoga

Mondays, January 16 – March 27 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm (no class February 20th)

Yin Yoga is a slower pace style of yoga that incorporates principles of traditional Chinese medicine with asanas or postures. Yin Yoga consists of fewer poses which work the connective tissue of the body; the tendons, ligaments and fascia. Working these parts of our bodies assists individuals with arthritis, stiffness and assists with mobility issues. Yin Yoga is a practice that helps to control breath, teaches a deeper breath which calms body and mind.

You must come with your own yoga mats. Yoga blocks are optional for this class.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
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Chair Yoga

Thursdays, January 19 – March 23 from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Chair Yoga is a beneficial form of yoga for any fitness level from active seniors to those recovering from an injury or anyone simply wanting a smart blend of yoga and fitness. Benefits include low impact on joints, improved flexibility and stress reduction. Regain and strengthen your best body in this beautiful blend of yoga and fitness.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register


Come As You Are

Tuesdays, January 17 – March 21 from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Just starting out in fitness? This class is for you! A fun and easy low-impact class incorporating a warm up, a light cardio component and strength training in a supportive atmosphere. Everyone is welcome – whatever your current fitness level!

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register


LUNGtivity

Mondays, January 16 – March 27 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm (no class February 20th)

Community Based Exercises for people suffering from lung conditions including COPD and Long COVID. Doctor referral not necessary. Class will be 45- 60 min and includes warmup, cardio portion seated or standing, stretches and cooldown with meditation and community smiles.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: There are no drop-ins available for this program.
Register


Minds in Motion

Tuesdays, January 24 – March 14 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

We’ve partnered with the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba to bring you this fitness and social program for people experiencing early-mid stage dementia. Please attend with a friend, family member or caregiver. A certified fitness instructor will lead a fitness portion of the class. An Alzheimer Society facilitator supports the social time for the program. Fee covers participant and guest.

COST: $75 members/$95 non-members
DROP-IN: $10 members/$13 non-members
Register


St. James Lawn Bowling Club has partnered with St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre to bring a members only discount of 50% off their regular registration fee.

Regular annual membership is $60, special for members of St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre in 2022 is $30.

This is a great way to get muscle strengthening, a gentle way to get active. Recommended for those with Parkinson’s, early stage dementia, cancer, hip replacement, arthritis or other aging ailments, exercise repairs the body. Outdoor play is annually from June 1st to September 15th. Indoor carpet bowling in the winter months.

Membership includes:
4 bowls
locker
Name tag
Free Instructions
Players can play every day or selected days
Just show up 30 minutes before and play.

Monday 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m.
Sunday 12 Noon

The host matches players and teams so a new players gets to meet and play
with a variety of players. All playing for fun and fellowship.

Contact the centre at 204-987-8850 to get registration information.


Pickleball


You must be a member of the St. James Assiniboia 55+ centre to play in our Pickleball program. All new players to our Pickleball program must register in the Novice level or speak to the Program Coordinator before registering for Intermediate. If a Novice player wants to move up to Intermediate, you must go through the self-assessment steps (found on our website) before advancing. If you are new to Pickleball you must go through our training before registering in our Novice level.


Before registration please read the Pickleball Code of Conduct which can be found HERE


If you are interested in learning about the game of Pickleball or if you are a current player interested in some extra training, workshops or if you would like to purchase drop-in tickets, call the centre to speak with Paula, our Program Coordinator or you can email your request to Paula.
If you are not a SJA55+ Member and/or recent returning SJA55+ player, you must contact the Program Coordinator, before registering in the Pickleball program.


Winter Session: Intermediate
(Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
LOCATION: ***Sturgeon Heights Community Centre
210 Rita Street***

Intermediate - 10:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Intermediate - 11:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m.
Intermediate – 1:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Intermediate – 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

If your preferred time slot becomes full, please continue to register in an open spot and contact the Program Coordinator with your request to join a different group.


Winter Session: Novice
(Wednesdays & Thursdays)
LOCATION: **Westwood Community Church, 401 Westwood Drive**

Novice - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.




***WINTER REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 16th***


**if you RE CONSIDERING MOVING FROM NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE, Please use the Self-Assessment Tool before registering in the intermediate level.**
Intermediate Winter Session runs from January 4th - March 31st, 2023

Cost: $90 (must be a member of the 55+ Centre)
Register: Winter Intermediate

Novice Winter Session runs from January 4th - March 30th, 2023

Cost: $60 (must be a member of the 55+ Centre )
Register: Winter Novice




Pickleball Self-Assessment Tool

Pickleball Self-Assessment Tool

The Self-Assessment Tool can be viewed HERE.