Program Description

We offer free virtual, telephone and in-person 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 and are led by certified senior fitness instructors or Registered Kinesiologists.

All classes are designed to increase balance, strength and flexibility, to build self-esteem and maintain independence, and reduce the risk of injuries and falls. They are offered in a group setting with other peers in your community.

Our virtual and telephone group program schedule:

ESS health and wellness virtual program scheduleDownload our virtual program schedule.

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.

COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE

We’ve resumed some of our in-person classes.  Returning clients will be notified when a space is available. If you are a new client, please call to be placed on a waiting list for in-person classes. At this time, we will continue to provide our virtual programming as well.  Please contact us for further information.  We welcome you to take part in any of our virtual and telephone health and wellness recreational community programs. 

Although restrictions in the province have been lifted, ESS continues to follow Toronto Public Health best practice guidelines due to the vulnerable population we serve. We continue to screen clients for COVID-19 symptoms and we strongly encourage clients to wear a mask while in program until further notice. Please contact ESS at 416-243-0127 for current program information.

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.

Eligibility

Open to adults ages 55+.

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 in select onsite locations in Etobicoke. View our virtual program schedule. Contact us for more information or to register at 416-243-0127 ext. 503.