Program Description

ESS offers free exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and seniors in the Etobicoke 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.

COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE

Exercise and Falls Prevention classes are currently taking place virtually and over the phone, will some starting to take place in small, in-person groups.  Contact ESS for further information.  Older adult and senior community members are welcome to take part in all of our virtual and telephone health and wellness program offerings. View our virtual program schedule.

Watch this 50 minute at-home, seated and standing gentle exercise routine for seniors created by Cynthia, ESS Seniors’ Fitness Instructor. All that’s required is a chair and an exercise band if you have one.

Current programs:

General Exercise Classes: a combination of light cardio, strength and balance exercises to improve general mobility, endurance and balance.

Falls Prevention Classes: gentle classes for individuals who use mobility aids, have had a fall in the last 3 months, are new to exercise and/or want an overall body workout at a beginner’s pace.

Social Recreation: connect with other community members through conversation, activities and themed events.

Pre-registration is required.  All classes are funded by the Toronto Central LHIN.

Please call Intake 416-243-0127 ext. 503 for more information.

Fees

All classes are free, there is no cost to attend.

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Locations and Class Schedule

Our exercise and falls prevention classes are currently offered virtually and over the phone, with some classes now taking place in small, in-person groups. Contact us for more information. View our virtual program schedule.