Fitness at BCAK
Exercise, Yoga and Qi Gong are held in BCAK’s multi-purpose room at 110-650 Dalton Ave. The entrance is at the west end of the building. Please enter through the side door.
Morning exercise classes are open to breast cancer survivors with a current paid up BCAK membership, evening classes are open to all members. To become a member please, visit our Membership Page.
All participants require the approval of their physician to participate in our exercise classes.
Participation is for survivors first. Not only are classes for fitness but also a support group for those affected by breast cancer. Registration for classes is required as we have limited space and, only those registered will be notified of any last minute cancellations due to weather or illness.
If you are interested in joining the class, we kindly ask that you first contact our office so that we can put you in touch with our Fitness Coordinator, Willie Kyer.
Exercise Class Schedule
Monday 10:30am - 11:30am with Tim Bell. Focuses on joint movement, breathing techniques and strength training through isometric exercises. There is no cardio component in this class.
Tuesday 10:30am - 11:30am with Sharon Allen. A traditional mixed fitness class beginning with cardio, strength training, balance and stretching.
Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm with Elizabeth Cochrane. Focuses on all around strengthening, balance, and toning.
Wednesday 10:15am - 11:00am with Jane Martin. Focuses on general toning, balance, stretching.
Thursday 10:30am – 11:30am with Tim Bell. Focuses on joint movement, breathing techniques and strength training through isometric exercises. There is no cardio component in this class.
Qi Gong (pronounced Chi gong) is a practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.
With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts and philosophy, Qi Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi (chi), which can be translated as “intrinsic life energy”.
Typically, Qi Gong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow, stylized repetition of fluid movement.
The goal is a calm state with visualization of guiding Qi through the body. No special clothing or equipment is required.
Monday 1:00 - 2:00 with Marilyn Picard. Open to all members
10 Benefits of Qi Gong Practice
*Loosens muscles *Improves balance *Strengthens organs *Improves posture *Strengthens nerves
*Builds bone density *Reduces pain *Improves memory *Improves circulation *Builds immune system
Yoga is a practice that combines stretching, controlled breathing and relaxation. It helps to lower blood pressure, improve heart function, reduce stress and calm body, mind and spirit.
Yoga is one of the only approaches to health that assists in keeping your body healthy, strong, and flexible while simultaneously providing mental clarity and emotional well-being.
Available to any level of experience, we combine ancient tradition with innovation. If you come, breathe, and try your best, you’ll notice immediate benefits.
Regular Yoga Classes
Wednesday 11:15-12:15 with Pam Ferner
Thursday evening 6:00pm - 7:00 pm with Adrienne Frandsen
Friday morning 11:00am – 12:00pm with Tina Beaudin
BCAK has been very fortunate to have formed a partnership with Aspira Senior Living, the parent company of The Royale and with that comes the privilege of using Royale's swimming pool.
Swimming is a wonderful and beneficial exercise for breast cancer survivors and we meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We offer two sessions during the winter months; a gentle aqua fit for mobility challenged ladies and a more intensive and cardio program for those who wish to enjoy a good workout.
During the summer months we have one class only.
At the moment we are only allowed 10 in the pool maximum but we hope, when Covid regulations for gyms and sports are lifted, that we might be able to squeeze a few more in each class.
If you are interested, let us know immediately. Call the office at 613 531-7912 and leave a message for Lynne Funnell.
NOTE: New stricter COVID protocols are in place including a rapid antigen test before entering the pool.
Thursday afternoons from 1:30 - 3:30 with Jane Martin.
The Royale Senior Residence
2485 Princess Street
Thursday 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Free swim: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:45pm - 3:45pm
During the free swim you can do laps, or play around with the pool toys and just relax.