*** COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE ***
Due to the heightened risk of exposure of the virus in group settings, our Falls Prevention and Exercise Classes are currently suspended until further notice. Older adult and senior community members are welcome to take part in our virtual exercise programs while we are closed due to COVID-19. Click to view our virtual program schedule. You are also welcome to join in on our other virtual Health and Wellness programming listed in the schedule. Please call Intake 416-243-0127 ext. 503 for more information.
If you are facing an urgent challenge, please call 416-243-0127 and we will get back to you as soon as we are able. Please refer to this page for further agency updates and COVID-19 resources. We encourage you to sign up for our eNews system to receive our updates directly.
ESS offers free weekly exercise and falls prevention classes for seniors throughout the community. Classes are provided at different levels to suit your fitness needs and abilities. They are led by certified senior fitness instructors or Registered Kinesiologists who understand the importance of staying active and preventing injury and falls.
Our exercise programs are developed to encourage older adults and seniors aged 55+ to become more active, participate in a social network, reduce the risk of injuries and falls, as well as enhance self-esteem and independence. All classes include a light cardio component and are designed to increase balance, strength and flexibility.
We offer various types of classes based on your personal needs:
General Exercise Classes:
Group classes led by certified seniors’ fitness instructors or Registered Kinesiologists. These classes combine light cardio, strength and balance exercises to improve general mobility, endurance and balance. For adults 55+.
Falls Prevention Classes:
Gentle group exercise classes led by Registered Kinesiologists for individuals who use mobility aids, have had a fall in the last 3 months, are new to a group exercise class and/or want an overall body workout at a beginner’s pace. For adults 55+.
* Pre-registration is required for all classes *
All classes are funded by the Toronto Central LHIN.
Stay Fit is a 12-15 week exercise program which takes place twice a year. This program is ideal for people who prefer to commit to a short-term exercise program. Classes take place weekly during the duration of the program. This program is funded by the City of Toronto.
* Pre-registration is required *.
For further information about our classes and programs, please call our administrative office at 416-243-0127.
FeesAll classes are free, there is no cost to attend.
Locations and Class Schedule
Our exercise and falls prevention classes are offered at multiple locations year-round. Click here to view the class schedule. Please note this schedule is subject to change. NOTE: Our in-person classes are currently suspended due to the virus.