Century House is offering a men’s-only fitness class this fall.
Fit Fellows is an introductory exercise class using light weights, tubing and body weight to help men strengthen their muscles, build endurance and maintain bone mass. The one-hour class will finish off with stretching and relaxing.
The class, which is being offered on Thursdays from Sept. 21 to Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to noon, gives men aged 50 and up a chance to work out at their own pace. Classes are limited to 12 participants.
Shelly Schnee, recreation programmer at Century House, said the centre’s main fitness programs are dominated by women. She said the centre wanted to reach out to men who don’t normally join or haven’t thought of attending a fitness class or Century House.
“Also, hoping to attract men that need more fitness in their life,” she said in an email to the Record. “We have lots of fitness options here, sometimes it just takes trying something. Strength training is so important as we age, so learning some basic exercises that you could then do at home is really important.”
To register for the class, visit the front desk of Century House or call 604-519-1066. There’s a $10 registration fee and the class code is 159734.
While Fit Fellows is only open to men, Century House offers a variety of fitness programs for men and women aged 50 and up, including fitness, stretch and strength and exercise room drop-ins, a walking program, yoga and tai chi, as well as sports like badminton, pickleball, table tennis and carpet bowling.