Top Shape Fitness is once again offering the “Let’s Get Moving” group classes in collaboration with Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project. These one-hour classes are open to everyone and are especially adapted to individuals living with chronic kidney disease.
Classes are offered twice a week for 6 weeks (12 sessions total):
- Tuesday/Thursday from 2pm to 3pm, starting March 4
- Wednesday/Friday from 2pm to 3pm, starting March 5
The classes will take place in a comfortable environment at McNabb Recreational Centre located at 180 Percy Street. The facility is wheelchair accessible and parking is free.
The cost is $130 including taxes. If you’re a dialysis patient, you are eligible to apply for an Alive to Strive fitness grant! Visit our Grants page for how to apply.
To register, contact Top Shape by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-236-3670.
If you’re feeling a little unsure that this is for you, here is a testimonial from Kim, a previous participant, that we hope will encourage you to join us!
My name is Kim and I have been on dialysis since 2004. I presently do home hemodialysis. When my social worker suggested I might like to join the “Let’s Get Moving” group, I was scared. Scared I wouldn’t be able to do the exercises and also to be honest, scared I would be the worst in the class. I hadn’t done any exercises in more than five years and in my mind, below beginner level. I spoke with Marie-Eve and my nurse who both reassured me that the class was designed for our abilities and to not worry so I went. I am so happy I overcame my fear and joined the class. Our trainers have modified the exercises to each person’s ability; it’s nice to talk to other dialysis patients. I have become more confident that I can do more with my body. I even took my dog for a short walk up and down the street! I don’t know who was more shocked, me or the dog! It’s a great Group. Come join us!
November 7th 2013
Everyone has to start somewhere. This could be your start to feeling better!