Sport and Fitness

Pickleball (18+)

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 Jan 8 - June 28, 2018, 1:30-3:30 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 for the Monday-Friday time, 
 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 cards for 10 visits are available for $20.00.  Age: 18+ 

 Tai Chi for Health           

 Dr. Paul Lam developed the Tai Chi for health programs, shows 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:  Deidre Dacanay
Starts: Thursday April 26-June 21, 2018  no class June 7.
Beginner:  6:30 pm-7:30 pm 
Cost:  $55.00 (8 weeks)
Ages: 16+

 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 April 29-June 24, 2018   no class May 20th 
Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost:  $65.00 (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 strenght training equipment. This class is a safe, fun, and effective fullbody 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 
 Starts:  Thursday April 26-June 14th, 2018
 Time:  6:30-7:30 pm
 Cost:  $55.00 (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 curtsey your way to a strong base.  LeBARRE is a barefoot fitness class-be prepared to work in your barefeet or grippy "yoga" socks class.  Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat.
 Instructor:  Jessica Goreham Penney 
 Starts:  Thursday April 26 - June 14, 2018
 Time:  7:30-8:30 pm
 Cost:  $55.00 (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:  Samantha Smith

Dates: January 8th - July 13th, 2018


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, co-ordination, cardiovascular and cognitive function, and self-confidence.


Instructor:  Maggie MacDonald

Starts: Sunday April 29-June 24, no class May 20    Class is full

Added class 

Thursday April 26 - June 14, 2018  (8 weeks)

Time: 6:15 - 7:30 pm

Cost $65.00

Age: 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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