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. Starts Tuesday January 7th - June 26th, 2020. 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 April 29-May 22, 2020 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 Better Function           

Tai Chi for Better Function is based on a modified form of Tai Chi that has been used internationally to improve abilities such as balance and agility. Several years ago, the form called Tai Chi for Arthritis, developed by Dr. Paul Lam in Australia was recognized by the Centre for Disease Control in Atlanta as a good way to address the fall crisis. The form taught at the Centre has been further modified by local Physiotherapists and combined with other movement and balance strategies.

Instructor:  June Trenholm
Starts: Monday April 27-June 22, 2020 no class May 18
Cost:  $56.00 (8 weeks)
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Ages: Adult

 Yoga - with mini stability balls (All levels)
This class provides a well rounded yoga practice that focuses on poses that build strength and flexibility in a mindful way. The additional use of a mini exercise ball in the practice further enhances posture, strength and core stability. Options are provided so that everyone can practice in a manner that honours their body. The class includes a relaxing guided Savasana. This class is appropriate for beginners and those with yoga experience. Please bring a yoga mat, water and a blanket if desired.
Instructor: Patricia Power
Starts:  Tues April 28-June 16, 2020
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Cost:  $66.00 (8 weeks)
Ages:  16+

 Bellyfit is the world's only standardized, holistic fusion of Fitness, Bellydance and Yoga exclusively for women of all ages and fitness levels. Please wear your favourite athletic shoes and workout clothing, and bring a water bottle and a yoga mat.

 Instructor:  Jessica Goreham Penney
 Starts:  Thursday April 30-June 18, 2020
 Time:  6:30-7:30 pm
 Cost:  $56.00 (8 weeks) 
 Ages:  16+



Using the LeBert Equalizers as your own personal barre. LeBarre combines balance, agility and resistance training with Pilates for a cardio-based barre fitness workout. LeBarre is a barefoot fitness class-be prepared to work in your bare feet or grippy "yoga" socks. Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat.
 Instructor:  Jessica Goreham Penney
 Starts: Thursday April 30-June 18, 2020
 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:  Margot Butler-Miller

Date:  Friday January 3rd - June 29th, 2020


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 April 27-June 22, 2020 no class May 18

Time:  7:30 - 8:45 pm

Costs: $66.00 (8 weeks)

Ages: 16+






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

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

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