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Access to Care Project...

Clinic Construction Underway The first phase of construction is already underway on the Seven Oaks Access to Care Project. Work to renovate a portion of the existing hospital just west of the main entrance has been underway since December, with a second phase to build an innovative new medical clinic starting in March and projected to be ready to receive patients in the fall. Seven Oaks is pioneering a new integrated model of medical practice to connect the dots for patients between primary care, acute care and services for illness prevention, disease management and rehabilitation all under one roof. The clinic is being built to accommodate seven new family doctors. Once the physician group is in place, it will be up to those doctors to notify the community they are ready for patients.


One of the goals of the clinic is to improve access to primary care for the north part of Winnipeg by retaining more of the doctors that already train at Seven Oaks as part of the University of Manitoba Family Medicine Residents program at Kildonan Medical Centre. Some of the other unique aspects of the clinic include: • Integration with supports to prevent illness and hospitalization at the Wellness Institute • A  stronger connection with medical residents training at Kildonan Medical Centre • C  ontinuity between medical care in the community and in hospital Seven Oaks is working with Prairie Trails Medical Centre, a successful south Winnipeg medical practice,

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which is advising on design and organization for the clinic as well as recruiting the doctors. The clinic is part of an overall $7 million project that will transform the front of the hospital into a two storey atrium that will be a new main entrance and gathering place. The third phase of construction, to build the atrium and extensively renovate the main level of the hospital with new food services, a pharmacy and gift shop, won’t get underway until late spring. Detailed plans for the atrium area, which will extend from the current front entrance out almost to the driveway, are almost complete. When it opens in 2012, the new space will be a bright, welcoming area for visitors and patients to gather.

A 12 foot by 26 foot living wall – hundreds of plants mounted on a grid of planters to make a continuous green “wall” – will extend along the east side of the atrium, creating a healing environment with light and plenty of fresh air. A small water feature will be surrounded by comfortable seating nearby. Once it is built, the entrance and waiting area to the new clinic will be on the west side of the atrium. A new patient and visitor friendly information desk will be conspicuously sited with the atrium and a wide corridor will lead to the new food services area near where the current Tim Horton’s kiosk is located.

Seven Oaks has financing to go ahead, but is also seeking funds from the community. To support Access to Care call 632-3552 or, for more information, follow the link to a video about the project at

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The Wellness insTitute is a woohoo sponsor for a new conference that will bring Dr. Patch Adams to winnipeg and Seven Oaks Hospital this spring...

W hy The W Conference will be a unique event inspired by the idea that creating happy, balanced work environments yields results... not just happier employees but business results such as greater employee retention and engagement, reduced employee management costs, increased profit and return on investment. It's a philosophy that works well with the Wellness Institute's Workplace Wellness initiative, which provides a range of wellness and injury prevention services to all types of workplaces. As a sponsor and presenter at the corporate wellness event, the Wellness Institute hopes to encourage more workplaces to develop their own wellness plans.

W hat The event will take a whole person approach, focusing on heart, mind, body and spirit. Sylvia Yaeger, Wellness Institute Occupational Therapist, will deliver the opening, "Add Some W to Your Workplace!" Sylvia will inspire attendees to create fun and thriving workplaces with wow, wonder and woohoo. As a popular Workplace Wellness speaker, Sylvia has already addressed many groups with entertaining wellness messages about handling stress.


Day two of the event is highlighted by an exciting keynote speaker that has shown many the power of turning wacky into wonderful in his workplace. Dr. "Patch" Adams will host a two hour keynote workshop with net proceeds donated to the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. You may know Dr. "Patch" Adams from the Robin Williams movie about his life. If not, Patch is both a medical doctor and a clown, but he is also a social activist who has devoted 30 years to changing America's health care system and speaking about wellness. He believes that laughter, joy and creativity are an integral part of the healing process. As Founder and Director of the Gesundheit Institute, a holistic medical community that has provided free medical care to thousands since 1971, he has experience putting that belief into practice.

W oohoo After his workshop, Patch will make a guest appearance to clown and bring laughter to Seven Oaks Hospital patients. His talents as a street clown and collection of gags have brought smiles to young and old alike and are sure to brighten moods and entertain those in care.

To see a video of Dr. Patch Adams at work, clowning around, visit YouTube and search for "Patch Adams - Clowning Around." For more about Patch, visit or

W Confe r e nce The W Conference will be held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, May 10 and May 11. Tickets are available for just the keynote workshop with Patch Adams. For more information, or to register, visit

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Program Guide The Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks hospital is not just a medical fitness facility, but an organization dedicated to supporting complete wellness, disease prevention and rehabilitation in the community. Please check our our program guide for options to support your wellness.

Self-Management for Chronic Conditions 1. Lean, Keen, Kidney Machines! –10 weeks

An exercise program for people living with chronic kidney disease including all Renal Health Clinic patients and anyone on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. A $20 deposit due at first class is refunded if 80% of classes are attended. Exercise Only Option: for past participants. Call 631-3039 for details. Tue, Apr 26–Jun 28, 12:00-3:00 pm; Wed, Apr 27–Jun 29, 6:00-8:00 pm

2. Stroke Exercise Program – 8 weeks

A group exercise program for those who have completed their rehabilitation program. Must be able to walk with or without walking aide, or be accompanied by an attendant. Not intended as group therapy treatment. $200 a. Wed & Fri, Apr 27–Jun 17, 1:30-3:30 pm; Registration deadline: Apr 15 b. Wed & Fri, Aug 24–Oct 14, 1:30-3:30 pm; Registration deadline: Aug 12

3. Neurofit – 8 weeks

Neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Guillaine-Barre syndrome, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, post-polio syndrome and Huntington’s disease can affect your quality of life… and ability to stay active. This exercise program, led by an exercise specialist, builds the abilities needed for activities of daily life. Stay independent and in the best possible shape! $65/$60 Member Wed, Apr 20–Jun 8, 10:30-11:30 am; Registration deadline: Apr 6

4. Bone Matters – 6 classes

This activity-based program for those with or at risk of osteoporosis helps develop an effective, safe personal activity program. Guided by an exercise specialist. $60/55 Member Tue & Thur, Apr 19–May 5, 10:00-11:30am



Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Or are you managing well and wanting to stay that way? Come learn to manage your condition better and cope with the challenges that health problems create in our lives. To register call 632-3927. For leader training, call Dawn at 632-3922.

870 Portage Ave Mon, Mar 7–Apr 11 10:00am-12:30pm

6. Reh-fit Centre

1390 Taylor Ave Tue, Apr 5–May 10 1:00-3:30pm

Please visit or call 632-3927 for details on other dates and locations

Call 632-3900, visit us at , Classes & Programs, or stop by 1075 Leila Avenue to register unless other details are given.

Classes and programs are held at

the Wellness Institute, do not include parking and require registration, unless otherwise specified. Prices do not include applicable taxes. Pay parking available.

Refunds will only be issued up to one-week prior to the program start date and are subject to a $20 administration fee.

REHABILITATION SERVICES 10. Cardiac Rehabilitation – 16 weeks A program for people of all ages recovering from cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, bypass surgery or irregular heart rhythms. Live healthier through education and exercise. Studies show Cardiac Rehabilitation participants have improved recovery, fewer symptoms and feel better. Monthly day and evening classes. Live Longer, Live Stronger. To register or for details call 632-3907. $230 subsidy available

11. Pulmonary Rehabilitation – 8 weeks

FREE Program For Living Better With Any Chronic Condition – 6 weeks A Free

5. Klinic Community Health Centre

To Register

7. Access Transcona

845 Regent Ave Wed, Apr 6–May 11, 6:00-8:30pm

8. Rivergrove Medical Clinic

Do you have lung disease (emphysema, chronic Bronchitis, COPD or pulmonary fibrosis)? Do you have shortness of breath, use puffers, or use oxygen? Learn more about your condition and medications and manage more effectively with guided exercise sessions. Led by a Certified Respiratory Educator and Wellness Institute professionals. To register or for details call 632-3910. $225 subsidy now available! Tue & Thu, 1:00-3:00 pm

held at Wellness Institute, 1075 Leila Ave a. Wed, Apr 20–May 25, 1:00-3:30pm b. Thur, Apr 28–Jun 2, 6:00-8:30pm


9. Rady Centre

12. Kick Butt! Smoking Cessation

123 Doncaster St Mon, Apr 18-May 30, 12:30-3:00 pm Additional Locations & Dates to be Announced

Become smoke free with a proven program based on a Mayo Clinic model. Includes professional support plus Wellness Institute fitness facility access for three months. For details call 632-3907. $300

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CPR with AED certification

13. CPR HCP (Health Care Provider)

18. Asthma: You Can Control It!

$75/$65 Member a. Thu, Apr 7, 6:00-9:45 pm b. Thu, May 12, 6:00-9:45 pm c. Thu, Jun 9, 6:00-9:45 pm


Join Raquel Fernandes, Registered Respiratory Therapist & Certified Respiratory Educator, to learn how to take your inhalers effectively and get the most out of your medication. Tue, May 3, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

14. CPR HCP Recertification

$45/$40 Member a. Thu, Apr 7, 6:00-9:45 pm b. Thu, May 12, 6:00-9:45 pm c. Thu, Jun 9, 6:00-9:45 pm

19. The New “PMS” – 4 weeks (Pelvic Muscle Strengthening)

Diabetes Education 15. Diabetes/Pre-diabetes Q&A

23. Lessons Learned as a Patient Advocate


facilitated by


Where do I go now? What do I ask my healthcare provider? Choose your session: a. Tue, Apr 12, 10:30-11:30 am b. Tue, Apr 26, 10:30-11:30 am c. Tue, May 10, 10:30-11:30 am

Not just Kegels! Instruction and exercises led by a physiotherapist help to restore your core and pelvic floor. For women of all ages with bladder control issues, weak abdominals or back pain. Check your health insurance for coverage. $150 Tue, Apr 5-26, 7:00-8:30 pm

20. Talking Back


Is pain affecting your life? Learn about low back problems and ways to manage pain. Get tools from a physiotherapist to improve posture, flexibility, strength and body mechanics. In partnership with Creative Retirement. $25/$20 Member Thu, Apr 7, 1:30-3:30 pm

16. Power of Positive Thinking

21. Osteoporosis Series

Learn to use positive thinking to help reach your goals and feel great about yourself. Begin to recognize and stop negative thinking patterns and make the changes you need. $25/$20 Member Thu, Apr 28, 7:00-9:00 pm

17. The Full Breath

Explore the relationship between your breath, muscular tension, emotional experiences and thoughts with Dr. Darlene Tataryn. Promotes rest, relaxation, overall health and wellbeing and serves as an excellent meditation practice. $25/$20 Member Thu, Apr 14, 7:00-9:00 pm


Facilitated by the Osteoporosis Society of Canada, MB Chapter and the Wellness Institute a. How Strong are your Bones: Overview & Nutrition Thu, Apr 21, 6:00-8:00 pm b. Treatments and Supplements Thu, Apr 28, 6:00-8:00 pm c. Exercise Information Thu, May 5, 6:00-8:00 pm

22. Spring Detox!

Spring cleaning for your body cells... a healthy detox is adapted to your lifestyle and health issues. Homeopathic physician, Dr. Heather Cardona, talks about toxic burdens and dietary, herbal and homeopathic detox plans. $25/$20 Member Tue, Apr 19, 7:00-9:00 pm

24. Aging Eyes

Take care of your eyes! Outreach nurses of Misericordia Health Center’s Ophthalmology Program answer questions and talk about eye problems that may occur with age, such as cataracts, glaucoma, floaters and retinal detachment. In partnership with Creative Retirement. $15/$10 Members Thu, Apr 14, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Emotional Health 25. Anxiety: Real, Disabling & Treatable

soothe aches


Visit our Certified Massage Therapists

Call 632-3900



Join the Anxiety Disorder Association of MB to explore problems such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and others. Discover treatment resources and how to help someone with anxiety. a. Thu, Apr 14, 7:00-8:30 pm b. Tue, May 10, 10:00-11:30 am

26. Bipolar Disorder: Signs & Symptoms


Learn about the signs and symptoms and hear some personal success stories of individuals living and dealing with Bipolar Disorder. Tue, Apr 26, 7:00-9:00 pm

27. Recovery & Empowerment


for people with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Learn how someone with a mood disorder can get their life back. Tue, May 3, 7:00-9:00 pm

28. What are Mood Disorders?



Become more engaged in your own health care. Dawn White, author of “Finding Your Voice: Our Journey with Cancer through the Health Care System,” will share her experiences and lessons learned while navigating the health care system. Her book is meant to guide patients and caregivers to be more involved in their care. a. Sat, Apr 9, 10:00-11:00 pm b. Tue, May 10, 7:00-8:00 pm


An overview of Depression, Bipolar Illness, Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, PostTraumatic, Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety. Tue, Apr 12, 7:00-9:00 pm

29. A.S.I.S.T. – 2 days Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

This skills-building, interactive workshop prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Recognized by the WRHA, RCMP, Winnipeg City Police and Canadian Military. Certificate upon completion. $250 a. Sat/Sun, Apr 9/10 8:30-4:30 pm b. Thu/Fri, Jun 2/3 8:30-4:30 pm

To Register call 632-3900 or visit (Registration & refund policies on Page 4)

Spiritual Wellness 30. Introduction to Meditation

Research shows meditation is an effective way to counteract stress, manage pain and enhance wellbeing. Experienced meditator, Judith Burch, introduces easy exercises to help you quiet the mind and “go with the flow”. $35/$30 Member Mon, May 2, 7:00-9:00 pm

31. Mindfulness Meditation

“Mindfulness” is a Buddhist word for a moment to moment awareness. By helping you discover the extraordinary in the ordinary, it has proven to be a powerful antidote to stress. Experienced meditator, Judith Burch will teach easy ways to be more mindful in daily life for greater peace and well-being. $35/$30 Member Mon, May 9, 7:00-9:00 pm

32. Guided Imagery

Use the power of imagination to enhance your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Simple exercises help you relax, promote healing and enhance wellness. Led by experienced meditator Judith Burch. $35/$30 Member Mon, May 16, 7:00-9:00 pm

Outdoor Wellness  or Outdoor Wellness options check F or contact Paul at 632-3931

33. Intro to Duathlon/Triathlon

Have you thought of trying a triathlon or duathlon? Come for a rundown of what to expect, how to prepare and a test trial of the course for May’s Tuesday duathlon series. Bring your bike and running shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at Bird’s Hill Park, East Beach entrance $8 Tue, Apr 19 & 26, 5:30 pm

34. MS Bike Tour

Join Team Iron Legs for our eighth MS Bike Tour, Riding Mountain Challenge. Ride 140 km over two days with a team of staff and Wellness Institute members. For details contact Paul. Sat/Sun, Sept 10-11

35. 4th Annual Assiniboine Paddle

Meet at the Wellness Institute to paddle the Assiniboine with awesome scenery and (hopefully) beautiful weather. Unwind with a barbeque back at Wellness. Canoes, transportation (to and from drop site) and lifting are covered. $35/Add $5 for BBQ Sat, June 11, 8:00 am

36. What Kind of Bike Do I Buy?

If you’re new to cycling and want to start off right, the specialists from Bikes & Beyond will show and tell what kinds of bikes there are (and which is right for you). Includes some talk about safety and cycling clothing. $5 Tue, Mar 22, 6:00 pm

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS 37. Exercise & Arthritis:

Discover the benefits of physical activity for arthritis and programs and services available. Join in a tai chi demonstration. Learn about the Joints in Motion program and chances to visit an exciting destination for a trek or marathon. Thu, Apr 27, 1:30-3:30 pm

38. Older Adult Independence Day – Week – Year! NEW

Do you want to live in your home longer? Be strong and healthy enough to manage stairs and carry your groceries? Lift your grandchildren? If your goal is to live independent longer, this class is for you! Learn exercises you can do at home to improve your balance, coordination and, most importantly, your strength. In partnership with Creative Retirement. $15/$10 Member Tue, Apr 12, 2:15-3:30 pm


Take Action to Prevent Falls!

Reduce your risk of falling – tips on being active, taking care of your health and improving your balance and coordination. Thu, Apr 14, 1:00-2:30 pm



All are welcome at these weekly programs.

Bridge & Cribbage Wed until May 18 1:00-3:00 pm


41. Cooking for One or Two

Learn how to organize your shopping, meal planning, and recipes to make cooking easy and enjoyable. $25/$20 Member Mon, Apr 4, 7:00-8:30pm

42. Bone Up on Calcium

Foods other than milk contain calcium. Find out how to include calcium rich foods and recipes into your lifestyle. $25/$20 Member Tue, May 10, 7:00-8:30 pm NEW 43. Vegetarian Eating: More than a

Caesar Salad & Asparagus

Find out how to choose your daily foods to get all the nutrients you need. Recipes included. $25/20 Member Tue, May 24 7:00-8:30 pm


The Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba (ALCOA) is looking for those of you with a zest for living. This Ambassador orientation covers options to take part in a Speakers Bureau or Steppin’ Up with Confidence Program. Find out more about promoting healthy, active aging. Grumpy people need not apply! Tue, Apr 12, 1:00-2:30 pm

40. Stay on Your Feet

Wellness Institute dietitian Carolyn Somerville presents:



Like to run a marathon in an exotic location?

39. Wanted: Active Men & Women 55+


Thu until May 19, 1:30-3:30 pm

Living Well 44. Swing Into Spring: Improve your Golf Game!

Join Tim Shantz, Certified Athletic Therapist and Personal Trainer, to learn how to add power, distance and speed to your swing! Take home exercises to put you at the top of your game. $15/$10 Member Thu, May 5, 1:00-3:00 pm

45. Growing Mushrooms at Home

Learn to “plant” spawn to grow Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms on oak, birch and poplar logs. Grow Kits available to purchase. $15/$10 Tue, May 4, 7:00-8:00 pm

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WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS 47. Waist Management – 11 weeks

Are you having trouble losing weight and keeping it off? Join our Weight Loss Coaches to develop habits that will allow you to achieve a healthy weight for life. Let this supportive group program help you overcome your barriers! $350. Registration deadline: Apr 11

Walmart Pharmacy presents the Annual Diabetes Event at the Wellness Institute

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Live & Laugh

with Diabetes


Sunday, April 17th 12:30 – 4:00 pm featuring:

Joy Pape, RN CDE

President, EnJOY Life!

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Phyllis Shulman Professional Comedian & Emmy Award Winner

Admission by Donation

a. Apr 27-Jun 29, Mon & Wed, 6:00-8:00 pm

48. Pound the Pounds – 10 weeks

Weight no longer! Choose from an array of options to fit your weight loss needs. Build your package today. Registration deadline: Apr 4 Core Program $175: 75 min/week Weigh in, meal plan and classes with a dietitian, behaviour coach & personal trainer Core + Exercise Program: $260 Core Program plus two supervised exercise sessions per week with a 10-week Membership Exercise: Tue & Thu, 5:30-6:45 pm (starts Apr 12) Core + Weekly Meal: $275 Core Program plus a healthy meal at the end of each class to eat in/take home Core + Exercise Program + Weekly Meal: $360 The complete approach to weight loss

Choose your Core Classes: Mon, Apr 11-Jun 27 a. 4:00-5:15 pm OR b. 5:30-6:45 pm 49. Fitter.Firmer.Faster. Weight Loss Challenge – 10 weeks

Get Fitter.Firmer.Faster. on a team led by certified personal trainers. Weekly fitness challenges and weigh-ins help get you motivated while Super Sessions show you how to keep it off. Must be able to exercise at an intense level. Registration deadline: Apr 4, $215/$125 Member

Also Join Us For: • Diabetes Foot Care • Exhibits and Samples • Prize Draw: $600 value

Choose a Class, Choose Your Team: Team A: Mon, Apr 11-Jun 13, 5:30-7:00 pm Team B: Mon,Apr 11-Jun 13, 7:00-8:30 pm Team C: Wed, Apr 13-Jun 15, 5:30-7:00 pm Team D: Wed, Apr 13-Jun 15, 7:00-8:30 pm Team E: Sat, Apr 16-Jun 18, 7:45-9:15 am All-Team Dates & Super Sessions (SS): Kick Off: Sat, Apr 9, 9:00-10:00 am Nutrition SS: Tue, Apr 12, 5:30-6:30 pm Behaviour Change SS: Tue, May 10, 5:30-6:30 pm Wrap Up: Sat, Jun 18, 9:00-10:00 am Winning team members each receive a Wellness Institute gift certificate. Must participate in at least six supervised exercise sessions to qualify for final weigh in.


To Register call 632-3900 or visit

Boot Camps for Every Body

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Spring IndOor Boot CampS Fitter.Firmer.Faster Boot Camps

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Melt unwanted pounds, tone up and energize with us in a power-packed strength endurance and agility based boot camp with a motivating team format based on our popular weight loss challenge.

50. Get Fitter.Firmer.Faster at Noon: 12:00-12:50 pm Program Location Camp Days Session a. Wellness Institute, Gym Floor Mon/Wed/Fri Apr 4-Apr 29

Fee $165

Summer OutdOor Boot CampS please prepare for the weather. Fitter.Firmer.Faster Boot Camps – 4 weeks Join us outside for the same power-packed boot camp based on our popular weight loss challenge.

51. Get Fitter.Firmer.Faster in the Morning: 6:00-7:00 am Program Location Camp Days Start Date (Choose 0ne) a. Wellness Institute Mon/Wed/Fri May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3 b. Bunns Creek Centennial Park Mon/Wed/Fri May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3 c. Park City West CC (Transcona) Mon/Wed/Fri May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3

Fee $195 $195 $195

52. Get Fitter.Firmer.Faster at Noon: 12:00-12:50 pm Program Location Camp Days Start Date (Choose 0ne) a. Wellness Institute Mon/Wed/Fri May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3 b. Bunns Creek Centennial Park Mon/Wed/Fri May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3

Fee $165 $165

53. Get Fitter.Firmer.Faster After Work: 5:30-6:30pm Program Location Camp Days Start Date (Choose 0ne) a. Bunns Creek Centennial Park Mon/Wed/Fri May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3 b. Park City West CC (Transcona) Mon/Wed/Fri May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3


Wellness Institute Personal Trainers can help members and non-members with a program that fits your schedule, targets your personal goals and builds on your fitness level. Whether your goal is to lose weight, train for an event or sport, or learn to adapt exercise to your health condition, they can help! Every trainer is a certified professional with many having added specialties such as athletic therapy, pre/post natal exercise, weighlifting coaching or chronic disease experience. Learn how to speed your progress, overcome plateaus and see results! Find out more about personal, partner or group training sessions by calling 632-3900 or visiting our website at

Fee $195 $195

Mom & Stroller Bootie Camp – 4 weeks Shake your bootie back into shape and connect with other moms, whatever your fitness level! Bring baby (and stroller) for an energizing workout with intervals of power walking, strength training and flexibility.

54. Mom & Stroller Bootie Camps: 1:30-2:20 pm Program Location Camp Days Start Date (Choose 0ne) a. Bunns Creek Centennial Park Mon/Wed May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3 b. Park City West CC (Transcona) Mon/Wed May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 3

Fee $90 $90

Perfect Fit Boot Camps – 4 weeks Whether getting married or graduating, you want to look fabulous in the dress. Get that perfect fit with workouts that burn fat, tone muscle and energize. Join with your wedding party to save $10 each!

55. Get the Perfect Fit at Noon: 12:00-12:50 pm Program Location Camp Days Start Date (Choose 0ne) a. Wellness Institute Tue/Thu May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2

Fee $110

56. Get the Perfect Fit After Work: 5:30-6:30 pm Program Location Camp Days Start Date (Choose 0ne) a. Wellness Institute Tue/Thu May 3, Jun 7, Jul 5, Aug 2

Fee $130

(Registration & refund policies on Page 4)

Conquer your personal barriers to weight loss with a weight loss coach: 632-3900 Spring 2011 8

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Kids’ Health

Qualifies for the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit includes all our 8-week+ kids’ fitness classes & 5-day camps



57. Wee Move – 8 weeks

A traditional martial art that uses the whole body to build confidence, respect, commitment and physical condition.

An introduction to music and movement for toddlers. Session Day Time Age(yrs) Apr 9-May 28 Sat 9:30-10:00am walking-2½

Fee $48

Enhance motor skills with jumping, hopping, climbing, throwing, running, balancing, and dancing. Session Day Time Age(yrs) Apr 9-May 28 Sat 10:00-10:45am 2½-4

Fee $48

59. Wee Swim – 10 weeks

Parent and tot will enjoy swimming in our warm water pool, focusing on movement, fun and gaining comfort in the water. Session Day Time Age(yrs) a. Apr 16-Jun 18 Sat 12:00-12:30 pm 6 mo -2 ½ b. Apr 16-Jun 18 Sat 12:30-1:00 pm 6 mo -2 ½ c. Apr 14-Jun 16 Thu 4:50-5:20 pm 6 mo -2 ½

60. Gym & Swim – 10 weeks

64. Karate Kids I – 10 weeks Session Apr 5-Jun 7

Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Tue 6:00-7:00 pm 8-12 $85

65. Karate Kids II – 10 weeks

Fee $60 $60 $60

An Intermediate level, for children with a minimum of yellow belt. Session Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 11:30-12:30 pm 8-11 $85

66. Youth Karate – 10 weeks

A more advanced class for youth with a minimum of yellow belt. Session Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 10:30-11:30 am 12-17 $85

No class Apr 22

A semi-structured hour of fun for children and their parent, including gym activities and swimming in our warm water pool. Session Day Time Age(yrs) a. Apr 8-Jun 17 Fri 5:30-6:30 pm 2-3 b. Apr 8-Jun 17 Fri 6:45-7:45 pm 4-5

63. Little Tigers Karate – 10 weeks

Parents are encouraged to participate with the child (no added cost). Session Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Apr 5-Jun 7 Tue 5:15-6:00 pm 5-7 $60

58. Mini-Movers – 8 weeks

Fee $80 $80



A performance highlighting the students achievements will be held during the last class. Costumes not required.

61. Mini Indoor Soccer – 8 weeks

67. Parent & Tot Dance – 10 weeks

Keep active with soccer drills and activities! Session Day Time Age(yrs) a Apr 13-Jun 1 Wed 1:00-1:45 pm 4-5 b. Apr 14-Jun 2 Thu 5:15-6:00 pm 3-5

Fee $60 $60

Fee $55

68. Preschool Ballet – 10 weeks

A fun intro to movements and positions, with rhythm, songs and games. Session Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 11:30-11:55 am 3-5 $55

TEEN FITNESS 62. Teen Spin & Stretch – 8 weeks

Focuses on coordination, movement, music, and FUN! Session Day Time Age(yrs) Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 11:00-11:25 am 2-3

Get your heart pumping with a great weekly spinning workout followed by a full body stretch. Gain endurance, strength and flexibility. Session Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Apr 12-May 31 Tue 7:00-7:45 pm 12-17 $70

69. Beginner Ballet – 10 weeks

Develops the foundations for ballet technique in a fun, active way. Session Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 12:00-12:45 pm 4-6 $65

the active kid’s

birthday party!

Kids will enjoy an active theme... You’ll enjoy the easy planning! Our no clean-up parties make everyone smile. Includes a party coordinator and private party room. For details visit Call 632-3913 to book!


To Register call 632-3900 or visit (Registration & refund policies on Page 4)

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Medical Masters in training... Calling all future doctors and nurses! The Wellness Institute's unique Medical Masters summer camp lets kids enjoy a positive hospital experience, get a sense of the many different jobs in health care and learn about their own health in an active way. With the help of Seven Oaks Hospital's generous health care staff, children ages eight to twelve get a kid friendly experience in a range of areas. Activities popular with past campers included bringing a stuffed animal to the Cast Clinic for a cast, giving dolls an x-ray in Diagnostics and wheelchair races with Rehabilitation Services. Learning is tied in with the fun. For example, kids discover the dangers of smoking while testing their lung capacity at the Respiratory Clinic. Beyond the hospital, the Medical Masters get to try some healthy cooking classes with a dietitian and develop a personal fitness plan with exercise specialists at the Wellness Institute. As with all the summer camps available, there are plenty of opportunities for active play with sports and swimming time woven into the themed activities. Other camps include Mighty Mites, Sports of all Sorts, Krafty Kids, Kid Fit, Theme Week and Planet Wellness. All camps welcome kids of all abilities and encourage a safe and peanut-free day camp environment.

Summer camps for kids aged five to twelve run from July 4 to September 2, with registration starting April 1. For details, call 632-3900 or visit

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Program Guide

Adult Fitness NEW

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FREE and specially priced Adult Fitness Programs, including yoga, aerobics, karate and more!

70. Bust-a-Groove Dance – 8 weeks

Shake it off! Let loose, have fun, learn steps, follow the leader and move to your own beat! This low-impact dance party doesn’t feel like exercise! If you can go for a night on the town with the girls, you can Bust-a-Groove. Bring an open mind, comfortable shoes, a bottle of water... and come as you are! Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 19-Jun 14 Tue 7:00-8:00 pm $105/$75 .

71. Zumba Gold – 8 weeks

All the exciting Latin dance rhythms of the original Zumba adjusted for active older adults or anyone that needs a gentler version. With a focus on the basics, it’s so easy to follow that everyone can do it! Indoor shoes only. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 9-May 28 Sat 2:15-3:15 pm $80/$45

72. Zumba Dance – 8/10 weeks

This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class blends Latin and International music and movements. No dance experience is needed for the easy-to-learn moves with cardio and muscle toning benefits! Indoor shoes only. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 13-Jun 15 Wed 8:35-9:35 pm $100/$55 b. Jul 6-Aug 24 Wed 8:35-9:35 pm $80/$45

73. Belly Fit – 4/8 weeks

A beginner-intermediate fitness fusion for women! Begin with easy-to-learn moves infused with Belly Dance, Bollywood, Bhangra and African Dance. Then tone up with pilates core work and finish with a yoga-inspired stretch. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 9-May 28 Sat 1:00-2:00 pm $80/$45 b. Apr 5-May 24 Tue 5:30-6:30 pm $80/$45 c. Jun 7-Jun 28 Tue 6:00-7:00 pm $40/$23

74. Line Dancing Beginner – 6 weeks

New music, old music, country and rock, line dancing is fun and a great way to exercise. Indoor shoes only. No partner required. No class Apr 30. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 9-May 21 Sat 11:45-12:45 am $42/$24

75. Tough Enough – 10 weeks

Work and play hard without choreography. Sport drills, power moves,weights, plyometrics, martial arts, core work and more. Look for updates posted at the front desk and our website

76. Back To Basics Fitness Class – 13 weeks

Learning is easy in this non-intimidating, relaxed atmosphere using low impact, step aerobics and weights. *Low Impact † Step Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a* Apr 5-Jun 28 Tue 6:30-7:25 pm $122/ FREE. b† Apr 7-Jun 30 Thu 7:30-8:25 pm $122/ FREE.

77. PACE™ – 11/13 weeks

Exercises are designed to maintain or improve joint mobility, balance, endurance and coordination for those with arthritis. No class Apr 25, May 23. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 4-Jun 27 Mon 1:00-2:00 pm $55/ FREE. b. Apr 7-Jun 30 Thu 1:00-2:00 pm $65/ FREE.


78. Summer PACE™ – 8 weeks Continue to maintain or improve through the summer. No class Aug 1. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Jul 4-Aug 29 Mon 1:00-2:00 pm $40/ FREE.

79. Live Longer, Stronger (Formally Golden Sneakers) – 10 weeks A wide range of activities from low impact aerobics and strength training to yoga/pilates inspired stretching will improve your energy and abilities for daily activities. Try new kinds of equipment while gaining confidence. GREAT for beginners of all ages! Should be able to get down on the floor. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 5-Jun 7 Tue 1:00-2:00 pm $50/ FREE.

80. Karate Beginner: All Ages – 10 weeks This martial art uses only the body to promote fitness, self-defense and confidence. Learn blocks, punches, strikes and kicks. Session Day Time Fee (NM/SM/M) Apr 5-Jun 7 Tue 7:00-8:00 pm $120/$60/ FREE.

81. Karate Continuing – 10 weeks Ready to move on? Previous experience required. Session Day Time Fee (NM/SM/M) Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 9:30-10:30 am $120/$60/ FREE.

82. Tai Chi/Taijiquan Beginner – 10 weeks This ancient Chinese exercise is for all with slow, gentle movements designed to help restore and maintain overall wellness. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 12-Jun 7 Tue 10:05-11:05 am $95/ FREE. b. Apr 12-Jun 7 Tue 6:00-7:00 pm $95/ FREE.

83. Iyengar Yoga Beginner – 10/12 weeks With prescribed movements and a variety of props, this practice stretches the body and improves flexibility and mobility. No class Apr 25, May 23. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 4-Jun 27 Mon 9:00-10:15 am $110/ FREE. b. Apr 4-Jun 27 Mon 5:15-6:30 pm $110/ FREE. c. Apr 5-Jun 21 Tue 7:15-8:30 pm $132/ FREE. d. Apr 6-Jun 22 Wed 10:30-11:45 am $132/ FREE. e. Apr 7-Jun 23 Thu 6:45-8:00 pm $132/ FREE.

84. Iyengar Yoga Continuing/Mixed Level – 10/12 weeks New moves and poses. Yoga experience needed. No class Apr 25, May 23. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 4-Jun 27 Mon 10:30-11:45 am $110/ FREE. b. Apr 4-Jun 27 Mon 6:45-8:00 pm $110/ FREE. c. Apr 6-Jun 22 Wed 9:00-10:15 am $132/ FREE. d. Apr 7-Jun 23 Thu 5:15-6:30 pm $132/ FREE. e. Apr 9-Jun 25 Sat 8:30-9:45 am $132/ FREE.

To Register call 632-3900 or visit (Registration & refund policies on Page 4)

NM = Non-member Rate SM = Select Time Member Rate M = Member Rate

Park City West

Community Club 85. Kundalini Yoga Mixed Level – 9/10 weeks

A powerful form of yoga that stimulates wellbeing with simple techniques. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 6-Jun 8 Wed 6:45-8:00 pm $110/ FREE. b. Apr 8-Jun 10 Fri 10:30-11:45 am $99/ FREE.

86. Hatha Yoga Gentle/Mixed Level – 9/10 weeks

A selection of our professionally-led programs held at Park City West Community Club at 115 Sanford Fleming Road as part of our commitment to community wellness.

For Kids... at Park City West

The union of physical, mental and spiritual aspects promotes balance while improving flexibility. All levels welcome. No class Apr 22. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 6-Jun 8 Wed 5:15-6:30 pm $110/ FREE. b. Apr 7-Jun 9 Thu 10:15-11:30 am $110/ FREE. c. Apr 8-Jun 10 Fri 9:00-10:15 am $99/ FREE.

Keep active with soccer drills and activities! Our popular Kids Club program with a new location! Session Day Time Age(yrs) Fee Apr 12-May 31 Tue 5:45-6:30 pm 3-5 $60

87. Body Bliss – 13 weeks

For Adults... at Park City West

Enjoy a mind/body workout that blends flowing movements for strength, balance, flexibility and core strength with a finale of deep relaxation. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 6-June 29 Wed 12:05-12:50 pm $66/ FREE. b. Apr 7-June 30 Thu 6:30-7:25 pm $88/ FREE.

90. Mini Indoor Soccer – 8 weeks

91. Fitter.Firmer.Faster Group Training – 8 weeks

Tone up and energize in a power-packed strength, endurance and agility based workout in a motivating group format. Registration Deadline: Apr 4 Session Day Time Fee Apr 12-May 31 Tue 7:00-8:00 pm $120 (For more adult fitness at Park City West, check out our boot camps on page 8)

MFC Fitness Leader Certification 88. Fitness Theory

Learn the theory behind fitness classes, including fitness and lifestyle, anatomy, physiology, exercise design and prescription. This course will give you the knowledge to proceed to the practical modules.




* includes $111 manual, study and exam guides.

3 Sessions Apr 14 Apr 16 Apr 17

Day Time Thu 6:00-10:00 pm Sat 8:00 am-5:00 pm Sun 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Fee (NM/M) $275/$255

89. Resistance Training

Learn to design and instruct beginner and intermediate resistance training programs for group settings such as weight room supervision and group training classes. Training principles and safety will be priorities. Must have completed MFC Theory Course. * includes $55 manual 3 Sessions Day Time Fee (NM/M) May 5 Thu 6:00-10:00 pm May 7 Sat 8:00 am-5:00 pm $220/$200 May 8 Sun 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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ways we care Let us care for you with a range of treatment options including chiropractic, physiotherapy, athletic therapy, urotherapy, acupuncture, active release and orthotics. Located in the Wellness Institute. Non-membera welcome. No referrals needed. Treatments may be covered by your health insurance plan.

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Program Guide NM = Non-member Rate SM = Select Time Member Rate M = Member Rate

Stott Pilates

If you have an injury or condition which requires additional attention or modification, a private lesson may be necessary.


Mat Pilates

Specially designed equipment accommodates your abilities from post rehab treatment to a dynamic full body challenge! Ideal for those seeking to decrease neck or back pain or increase strength in the shoulders or hips.

This series of exercises focus on abdominal conditioning and full body flexibility. Simple changes to your way of movement will improve core stability and may result in a flatter stomach and decreased back pain.


92. Reformer Pilates for Osteoporosis – 9 weeks

Finally, a suitable exercise program for those with osteoporosis. Using the basics of STOTT Pilates on reformer, you can build balance, core strength, joint mobility and endurance. Small classes ensure the support you need. (Private session may be recommended for added modifications.)

Session Apr 12-Jun 7

Day Time Tue 9:30-10:10 am

Fee (NM/M) $118/$102

93. Beginner Reformer – 9/10 weeks

No reformer experience required.*No class May 23. Session Day Time a. Apr 11-Jun 20 Mon 6:30-7:30 pm b. Apr 14/Jun 9 Thu 10:45-11:45 am

99. Beginner Mat – 9/10 weeks

No previous exposure to Pilates. *No class May 23. Session Day Time a. Apr 11-Jun 20 Mon 7:45-8:45 pm b. Apr 12-Jun 14 Tue 7:15-8:15 am c. Apr 13-Jun 8 Wed 10:45-11:45 am d. Apr 13-Jun 15 Wed 6:00-7:00 pm e. Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 9:00-10:00 am

Fee (NM/M) $100/$85 $100/$85 $90/$77 $100/$85 $100/$85

100. Continuing Mat – 9/10 weeks

Fee (NM/M) $175/$150 $158/$135

Still mastering the exercises or joining from a home video program? Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 13-Jun 8 Wed 9:30-10:30 am $90/$77 $100/$85 b. Apr 13-Jun 15 Wed 7:15-8:15 pm $100/$85 c. Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 10:15-11:15 am

94. Continuing Reformer – 8/9/10 weeks

For those who are still mastering the essentials. *No class May 23. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 11-Jun 6 Mon 10:45-11:45 am $140/$120 $158/$135 b. Apr 12-Jun 7 Tue 10:15-11:15 am $175/$150 c. Apr 12-Jun 14 Tue 7:00-8:00 pm $175/$150 d. Apr 13-Jun 15 Wed 5:00-6:00 pm

101. Intermediate Mat – 9/10 weeks

You’ve mastered the essential exercises, now you’re ready to move on. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Apr 12-Jun 14 Tue 6:00-7:00 pm $100/$85 $90/$77 b. Apr 14-Jun 9 Thu 9:30-10:30 am

95. Men’s Only Reformer – 10 weeks

Packed with simple moves that boost your traditional training program while challenging your core and improving spinal alignment. Suited to recreational or serious athletes with strength training OR Pilates experience. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 10-Jun 12 Sun 10:45-11:45 am $175/$150

96. Intermediate Reformer – 8 weeks

You’ve mastered the essentials and are ready for more. *No class May 23 Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 11-Jun 6 Mon 9:30-10:30 am $140/$120

97. Power Reformer Continuing – 9 weeks

102. Ultimate – 10 weeks

Get the best of both! This complete session maximizes training potential with the best exercises from mat and reformer for a combo that leaves no muscle overlooked! Not recommended for those new to pilates. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 13-Jun 15 Wed 8:15-9:15 pm $135/$118

Summer Pilates 103. Continuing Reformer – 6/8 weeks

Short on time? Try this quick, 45 min lunch time workout! Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 14-Jun 9 Thu 12:05-12:50 pm $118/$102

For those who are still mastering the essentials. *No class Aug 1. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Jul 4-Aug 15 Mon 6:30-7:30 pm $105/$90 $140/$120 b. Jun 28-Aug 16 Tue 7:00-8:00 pm $140/$120 c. Jun 29-Aug 17 Wed 5:00-6:00 pm

98. Athletic Conditioning Mixed Level – 10 weeks

This beefed-up but simplified selection of total body moves challenges your core and can improve sport performance. For those who are experienced in pilates or are already active. Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) Apr 9-Jun 11 Sat 10:45-11:45 am $175/$150

104. Beginner Mat – 8 weeks

No previous exposure to Pilates. Session Day Time Jun 29-Aug 17 Wed 6:00-7:00 pm

Fee (NM/M) $80/$68

105. Continuing Mat – 6/8 weeks

Still mastering the exercises or joining from a home video program? Session Day Time Fee (NM/M) a. Jul 4-Aug 15 Mon 7:45-8:45 pm $60/$51 $80/$68 b. Jun 29-Aug 17 Wed 7:15-8:15 pm

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Teaching Role Growing An increasing academic presence at Seven Oaks Hospital is helping to attract doctors and maintain high standards for medical treatment. Seven Oaks has been a training centre for family doctors since Kildonan Medical Centre, a teaching clinic for medical residents, was established at the hospital shortly after the hospital opened in 1981. Residents at KMC receive out patient training at the clinic, but also see patients in hospital, and do Intensive Care and Emergency Department rotations at the hospital. Both Seven Oaks Emergency and KMC also participate in training for foreign medical graduates. Later this year an Academic Surgery Unit will be developed at Seven Oaks, with 3 surgeons on the faculty locating to the site to strengthen the surgical rotation for Family Medicine residents. That’s a first for community hospitals in Winnipeg. Having an academic presence is valuable to the hospital because it tends to create an imperative to keep up with the latest standards in practice.

“The best way to ensure good care is to teach someone. It forces you to be current in best practices,” Chief Medical Officer Ricardo Lobato de Faria said. Dr. Tunji Fatoye, KMC Clinic Manager says that it’s important to expose Family Medicine residents to surgery as part of their training and to have that capability at one site is a great opportunity. “Not every Family Doctor is going to do Operating Room assists or endoscopy (when they graduate) but being involved in outpatient surgery here is very valuable because the residents are involved (with patients) at the assessment stage, not just in the O.R.,” Fatoye said. That will help the doctors once they are in practice because they will understand better which patients to refer for surgery and improve their relationship with specialists, he said.

Seven Oaks’ Emergency already has had a strong focus on training, including for medical residents and foreign medical graduates, but also training for Physician Assistant students and Nurse Practitioners. Lobato de Faria says that even when there were shortages for ER doctors he felt it was important to maintain the teaching role even if that meant coping with teaching and increased patient volumes at the same time. “In the end it paid off... we established a great relationship with doctors who wanted to come and work here,” he said. Dr. Fatoye says that traditionally specialists and academic medicine have been located at large tertiary care facilities like Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital. Some consideration is now being given to locating some services closer to the communities they serve, but it’s still quite new, not exactly a trend. “Seven Oaks is always forward looking,” he said. “We try something and other people look at it, and say ‘that’s working.’”

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Free Program Series Gear up to walk or run by signing up for one or all of these free programs. 107. Essentials of Running

From basic training principles to how to avoid overtraining, learn the essentials of a walking or running program. Take home a 5k/10k training program that will help you meet your fitness goals. Wed, Apr 6, 7:00-8:30 pm

108. Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

106. Entry Fee: $15 MRA Member Rate: $12 Kids’ Fee: $5 Join us to raise awareness for the power of lifestyle change by taking steps to walk or run or simply live better through our Commit to Get Fit Free Program Series. All ability levels welcome. Register in person, by fax or online through the Manitoba Runner’s Association:

Learn about sleep and sleep problems, tips for improving sleep and the effects of various drugs on your sleep with a Safeway Pharmacist. Wed, Apr 13, 7:00-8:30 pm

109. Stress & Your Body

Learn about the damaging effects of stress on your body and practical ways of managing it with a Safeway Pharmacist. Wed, Apr 20, 7:00-8:30 pm

Plus visit our web site to download a free Ready to Run Training Guide!

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