Adult Seasonal Programs
Mooredale has more than just programs for children and youth. We have programs for adults too!
9:30 Workout – Mondays and Fridays (9:30 – 10:30am)
This class is practically an institution at Mooredale. Running on Monday, and Friday’s, the 9:30 Workout is an effective and efficient one hour full body workout, combining cardiovascular and strength training. Led by Rebecca Bell, an experience fitness instructor, who offers effective personalized attention that draws on her depth of knowledge and passion for body mechanics. The class includes 30 minutes dedicated to CARDIO FITNESS and 30 minutes of focused STRENGTH and FLEXIBILITY training.
Stretch Fusion – Wednesdays (10:30-11:30am)
This class offers a combination of dance and yoga based stretch movements. If you are looking to include flexibility based training into your fitness routine, if you are eager to improve your range of motion, or
if you are looking to feel the wonderful sense of ease that an hour spent mindfully stretching and releasing tightness, this class is for you! Instructed by Rebecca Bell
Pilates: A Core strengthening, Body Balancing, Surprisingly Challenging class: – Wednesday (6:30 – 7:30pm)
One of the great attributes of Pilates based training is its inherent goal of improving movement skills and therefore performance in sports and in life. In this 50 min. class, you will improve your balance and posture, strengthen your core muscles, and integrate movement throughout your body. The class includes both standing and mat focused exercise, and the addition of foam rollers and other types of equipment helps in building better movement patterns, increased muscle strength, as well as improving the neural connections involved in that outcome. Body and Mind working together to help make what you do in your workout applicable to the rest of your life!
Cardio Dance Fusion Tuesday at Mooredale (11:30 – 12:30pm) Thursday at Rosedale United Church (9:30 – 10:30am)
Cardio Dance Fusion led by Fraser McCarthy. He has been instructing Dance and fitness for over 20 years. Join us for a fun easy to follow class, set to popular music that gets the heart pumping! Followed by some
calisthenics that focuses on core and stretching.
Essentrics: The Dynamic Workout – Tuesday ( 6:00 – 7:00pm)
Essentrics® is a full-body stretching & strengthening program designed to tone the bod, decompress joints while rebalancing, lengthening & strengthening all 640 muscles. Regular practice boosts our energy & enhances our muscle tone, posture, flexibility & strength. Instructed by Suzanne Park. Visit their website for more information: https://essentrics.com/
Adult Karate – Mondays (6:30 – 8:00pm)
After many years of teaching karate to the children of Mooredale members, instructor James Greer from the Cold Mountain School has introduced Karate to any interested adults at Mooredale. Trained as a Second degree black belt, James designs and teaches karate programs that will be suitable for any fitness and skill level. Participants will progress through traditional Okinawan Karate and self-defense.
Yoga – Tuesdays (6:00 – 7:00pm)
James will be teaching an exploratory yoga program for beginners and those who would like to try other aspects of yoga. Students will be introduced to traditional Ashtanga primary poses, restoration, yin yoga, pranayama and doweling. The aim is to help students develop and advance their own practices as the become less stresses, healthy and strong. Participants can bring their own yoga mat or one will be provided.
Ravine Hike Saturdays May 7 & June 4 ( 9:00 – 12:00pm)
Sweet Joy Bake Club – Sunday (10:00 – 11:00) or Tuesday (6:00 – 7:30pm)
Pastry Chef Rita formerly of the Windsor Arms Hotel, began her journey at Mooredale with the children’s baking program – One Bowl Bake Club. Her infectious energy and in-depth baking knowledge make her classes unique. Now we are happy to offer a class for our adult members – Sweet Joy Bake Club! Participants can look forward to carefully curated lessons with only Rita Giallonardo original recipes. A balance between sweet and savory while always delicious – join us Sundays virtually or Tuesdays.
Chef Rita is also available for private booking or workshops – please inquire with program manager email@example.com
Spanish with Magic Languages – Spanish Lessons Monday – Friday (varying time slots) Our Spanish program is designed for students who want to learn Spanish in a dynamic way while absorbing the lively culture that comes with the language. Our private classes are made to meet your needs. We adjust the classes according to your level and your objectives. Whether you want to focus on casual conversation, professional or business needs. We will work on grammar, writing or technical vocabulary.
Spanish Language Travelling Workshop – Thursday Join us for an evening full of the beautiful Spanish language. Learn common travelling phrases and tips and tricks while travelling in Spanish speaking countries. This workshop is will include language content,
travelling information, photos, media which will make you feel like you are in Spain. It will also include a small tasting plate of Spanish wines and cheese for you palette to enjoy. Private bookings are also available.
French Language with Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo – Monday – Friday ( 4:00 – 8:00pm) Mlle. Juliana Giallonardo is back at Mooredale and is so excited to share her love of the French language through private lessons. For young children all the way to adults, Mlle. Juliana will tailor her teaching to each individual student whether she is helping with homework, prepping for exams, or just strengthening a French language competency.
Chess Club – Wednesday
Chess Institute of Canada is the only licensed Chess Curriculum in Canada, it challenges it participants to think differently, solve problems and to have fun learning the game of Chess. CIC has been a part of the
pre-school for a few years, so now we are offering this program to our school age and adult community members through a weekly Chess Club.
Mental Health First Aid Training – Thursdays ( 6:00 – 9:00pm)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the support provided to a person who may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis. Course participants will learn how to recognize signs that
a person may be experiencing a decline in their mental well-being or a mental health crisis and encourage that person to:
• Talk about declines in their mental well-being
• Discuss professional and other supports that could help with recovery
to improved mental well-being
• Reach out to these support
• Assist in a mental health or substance use crisis
• Use MHFA actions to maintain one’s own mental well-being
Steph Kersta registered psychotherapist will be facilitating this course, to find out more information please visit; https://www.mhfa.ca/en/home