Exercise Programs


CCAA & City of London Senior Fitness Classes

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In 2022, the CCAA and the City of London began working together to deliver exercise classes that enhance the health and well-being of community-based people aged 55+. These 10-to12-week programs have continued to expand since they began in September 2022. Over 130 individuals registered to participate in six classes at three locations during the spring 2023 session.

Participants who enroll in these programs benefit from regular comprehensive functional fitness appraisals conducted by CCAA staff and students. These assessments take place at the beginning and upon completion of each 10-12 week session. They allow for changes in cardiovascular health, muscular strength, flexibility, agility, balance, and overall well-being to be monitored over time.

City of London-CCAA partner programs are led by CCAA certified instructors and consist of 60-minute group activity classes two or three times per week. They are designed to introduce and practice meaningful movement that will enhance mobility and function and include exercises that target strength, cardiovascular conditioning, mobility, and balance.

Registration for the next session opens Nov. 28, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. Set your reminders to avoid disappointment!

NEW! Winter CoL-CCAA Schedule and Information

Classes run two or three times per week and are led by CCAA trained and certified Seniors' Fitness Instructors. New fall classes or class times are listed in bold.

Location Level Dates Days Time Learn More
Canada Games Aquatic Centre 1 Jan 8-Mar 27 MWF 9:00-10:00 a.m. Register
Canada Games Aquatic Centre 2 Jan 8-Mar 27 MWF 10:15-11:15 a.m. FULL
Carling Heights Community Centre 1 Jan 8-Mar 27 MWF 2:15-3:15 p.m. Register
Carling Heights Community Centre 2 Jan 8-Mar 27 MWF 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register
Earl Nichols Arena 1 Jan 8-Mar 27 MWF 10:15-11:15 a.m. Register
Earl Nichols Arena 2 Jan 8-Mar 27 MWF 9:00-10:00 a.m. FULL
Lambeth Community Centre 1 Jan 8-Mar 27 MWF 12:15-1:15 p.m. Register
Medway Community Centre 1 Jan 9-Mar 28 TTH 1:00-2:00 p.m. Register
Medway Community Centre 2 Jan 9-Mar 28 TTH 2:15-3:15 p.m. Register

Level 1 & 2 Options

Classes are available for two different levels of functional mobility:

  • The LEVEL 1 program is designed for older adults who have not engaged in an exercise routine recently or feel that their mobility is challenged in some or all components of functional fitness (strength, cardiovascular conditioning/stamina, flexibility, and balance).
  • The LEVEL 2 program is designed for older adults who are regular exercisers or feel that they currently have a moderate (very few limitations) to high level of functional mobility.

Save the Date! City of London Key 2024 Program Dates

Session Schedule Visible Online Registration Begins Session Dates Session Length
Winter Nov. 20 Nov. 28 @ 8:30 a.m. Jan. 8 - Mar. 25 12 weeks
Spring Apr. 8 - Jun. 17 11 weeks

CoL-CCAA Partner Class Locations

Classes are offered year-round at the following City of London facilities:

Fall 2023, new CoL-CCAA partner class sites!

Summer-only classes are offered at:

Looking for more options?

Some other programs offer periodic functional fitness assessments administered by the CCAA. These assessments measure the major components of fitness for older adults. The information provided by the assessments can enhance senior fitness programs by making the instructor and older adult aware of current levels of functional fitness.