Sport and Fitness

Pickleball (Adult)

Pickleball is a unique paddle sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is a low impact sport that can be played at any pace.

Recreational Pickleball: This is a recreational program that will run 5 days a week (Monday-Friday)  1:30 to 3:30 pm. This program is for players who have some experience with the game and feel comfortable with their ability to play. Players can reserve a spot each day by calling the Centre after 9:00 am (call after 9 am Monday for Monday afternoon, after 9 am Tuesday for Tuesday afternoon, etc.).
Court is limited to 12 players. Once the 12 spots have been filled the court will be closed to others. This program is for participants to get together with others to enjoy a fun afternoon of Pickleball. Drop-In Fee is $3.00 or a punch card for 10 visits are available for $20.00.  Age: Adult 
Beginner Pickleball:  This is an instructional drop-in for the first time player as well as someone who is a novice and requires more instruction on the rules/ and more confidence and experience with the game. The program will run for 4 weeks  Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-1:30 pm. Group size will be limited to eight. The drop-in will be facilitated by a experienced Pickleball player. Please call 902-463-9276 and reserve a spot. Drop-in fee $3.00. Punch card of 10 punches will be available for $20.00.
Age: Adult

Tai Chi for Health           

Dr. Paul Lam developed the Tai Chi for Health program which has been shown by medical studies to improve health &wellness. Although this particular program was designed to benefit people living with arthritis, it offers health benefits for everyone. Improve your balance, posture, muscle strength & flexibility while having fun in a small group setting. 

Instructor:  June Trenholm
Starts: Monday 
Cost:  $56.00 (8 weeks)
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Ages: Adult

 Introduction to Yoga  
Gentle Beginner Yoga - explore the practice of yoga in a way specially designed for beginners of all shapes and sizes in a welcoming atmosphere. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottles, blanket, and yoga blocks (if you have them). 
Instructor: Deborah Skilliter
Starts:  Sunday 
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Cost:  $66.00 (8 weeks)
Ages:  16+

 Bellyfit is a holistic experience for women that is inspired by Belly Dance, African Dance,Bhangara, Bollywood dance styles. Combined with yoga, pilates, and strength  training equipment. This class is a safe, fun, and effective full body workout for exercisers of all fitness levels. Please wear your favourite athletic shoes and workout clothes bring  water and a  yoga mat.

 Instructor:  Jessica Goreham Penney
 Time:  6:30-7:30 pm
 Cost:  $56.00 (8 weeks) 
 Ages:  16+



LeBARRE is a blend of traditional ballet practice, strength, training and pilates. In LeBarre you will work at your own barre to build strength, agility, and endurance, with an emphasis on lower body exercises. Squat, lunge, pile and curtsy your way to a strong base.  LeBARRE is a barefoot fitness class-be prepared to work in your bare feet or grippy "yoga" socks class.  Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat.
 Instructor:  Jessica Goreham Penney
 Starts: Thursday 
 Time:  7:30-8:30 pm
 Cost:  $56.00 (8 weeks) 
 Ages:  16+

 Top Hats and Roses 50+ Fitness 
Looking for a great fitness program for seniors? This program is low impact in nature and an excellent venue for those who have a balance or coordination issue. There are specific exercises for anyone suffering from arthritis. Various types of equipment are used and provided such as: tubing, balls and weights. Chairs will be provided for participants who find it difficult for some types of floor exercises to ensure they still benefit from the exercise. Every class ends with stretching, flexibility and relaxation exercises for the entire body. Exercise is done to music from the 50's to 80's! Fun is had by all and everyone is welcome. A schedule of the program is provided. Program runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Drop-in fee $5.00 or a punch card for 10 classes for $40.00.


Instructor:  Margo Butler

Dates: Sept 4 - Dec 13, 2019


Nia Dance - 
 Nia (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) combines natural movements from three dance arts (Modern, Jazz, Duncan), three martial arts (Aikido, Tai Chi, Taekwondo) and three healing arts (Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique). It is a holistic barefoot movement practice that is guided by 'sensing inward' and 'feeling good'. Nia can help improve flexibility, mobility, agility, strength, and stability as well as encourage posture, grace, balance, coordination, cardiovascular and cognitive function, and self-confidence.


Instructor:  Margaret MacDonald

Starts: Monday 

Time:  7:30 - 8:45 pm

Costs: $66.00 (8 weeks)

Ages: 16+

 Stott Pilates-Mat Plus Props

The contemporary approach to the original Pilates method based on principles of exercise, science and rehabilitation. Stott Pilates focuses on having a neutral spine posture and generates a different sequence of exercises.The various props used such as: Mat Plus Props-Plus integrating the Fitness Circle, Flex Bands, bender Balls and Gliding Discs, into the Essential mat class will continue strengthening the  pelvic floor, core strength, posture, balance and much more.For all abilities.Bring your own mat, head pillow, and sitting blocks.


Pre-requisite: past Stott Pilates instruction

Instructor: Anne Campbell

Dates: Thursday 

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Cost: $66.00 (8 weeks) 





North Woodside Community Centre
230 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 3R8

Phone: (902) 463-9276
Fax: (902) 463-1488

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