phys·i·cal lit·er·a·cy noun : Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.

At the Canada Games Centre, we strive to provide the best programs and services possible to improve physical literacy for all – from the very young to the young at heart.

Following the Sport for Life (S4L)’s guidelines for physical literacy, we continue to add and improve programming every season.

November Wellness Workshops

Singing & Mantra as Meditation

November 14th
Thursday, 8am-9am
Members FREE, Non-Members $8 (plus tax)
Online registration code 330100
Location: 2nd Floor Fitness Studio

Led by your favorite yoga teachers, you’ll be taken through a repetitive mix of yoga movements, sounds, and mantras to induce a meditative state. Let your worries and stress be carried away on a river of sound, leaving you with feelings of serenity and peace. Enjoy some call-and-response, soothing melodies, and a good dose of OM.

Yoga Inversions & Arm Balances

November 17th
Sunday, 12pm-1:30pm
Members FREE, Non-Members $8 (plus tax)
Online registration code 330545
Location: Dance Studio

Inversions are the most powerful group of yoga postures. When we turn our bodies upside down, we are literally turning our world upside down. This 90-minute workshop is about learning to break down the fundamental components of basic inversions. Here you will be given the chance to conquer the fear of falling, develop strength and flexibility, and grow your ability to concentrate.

Women’s Self Defence

November 22nd
Friday, 6pm-8pm
Members FREE, Non-Members $8 (plus tax)
Online registration code 330521
Location: 2nd Floor Fitness Studio

Women’s Self Defense is a program designed to teach basic skills and thinking around protecting yourself while providing a cardio toning workout and building confidence. Learn body positions, defensive techniques, punches, kicks, knees, blocks and evasions for different situations and how to use the strength of your own body and mind.

Fall Nutrition Programs Starting Mid-October 2019

If the old saying “you are what you eat” makes you a little worried about what you might be, then we can help! CGC Exercise Specialist and Professional Dietitian (candidate), Ryan Lane is getting ready to lead you through a series of programs to help you take the guess work out of nutrition:

Adult Nutrition

4 weeks | October 29th-November 19th
Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

4 weeks | October 29th-November 19th
Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm

Members $32, Non-Members $40 (plus tax)
Online registration code 330730
Location: Boardroom

This 4-week program focuses on adults who are looking to increase their basic understanding of nutrition. The series will cover topics such as the basics of eating and why we do it, label reading, outside influences on our eating habits (social media, marketing, etc.), weight loss basics, as well as the importance of being able to recognize misinformation in the digital age.

Holiday Adult Nutrition

December 3rd
Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm

December 3rd
Tuesday, 7pm-8pm

Members $8, Non-Members $10 (plus tax)
Online registration code 330731
Location: Boardroom

This one-hour session will focus on nutrition during the holidays; a time when it is difficult to show restraint in the face of so much delicious food. Ryan will focus on how to prepare delicious but healthy meals for diverse populations as well as the practice of intuitive eating and proper goal setting in preparation for the classic New Year’s dilemma.

Family Dynamics of Food, Weight Loss Basics and Nutrition Myth Busting

Stay tuned for these dates in the Winter 2020 Program Guide!

Fall 2019 Program Guide

Fall Registration Dates

Online: August 6th, beginning at 8:00am
In-person: August 8th, beginning at 8:00am

Online: August 13th, beginning at 8:00am
In-person: August 20th, beginning at 8:00am

Click to view the Fall 2019 Program Guide