Sport and Fitness

Pickleball (Adult)

Pickleball is a unique paddle sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is a low impact sport that can be played at any pace.

Recreational Pickleball: This is a recreational program that will run 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) Jan 7 - June 28 1:30 to 3:30 pm. This program is for players who have some experience with the game and feel comfortable with their ability to play. Players can reserve a spot each day by calling the Centre after 9:00 am (call after 9 am Monday for Monday afternoon, after 9 am Tuesday for Tuesday afternoon, etc.).
Court is limited to 12 players. Once the 12 spots have been filled the court will be closed to others. This program is for participants to get together with others to enjoy a fun afternoon of Pickleball. Drop-In Fee is $3.00 or a punch cards for 10 visits are available for $20.00.  Age: Adult 
 Beginner Pickleball This is an instructional program for first time players as well as someone who is a novice and requires more instruction on the rules/and requires more instruction on the rules/and more confidence and experience with the game. The program will run for 4 weeks Jan 30- Feb 22, 2019 (Wednesdays and Fridays) from 12:30-1:30 pm. Group size will be limited to eight. Please call 902-463-9276 to put your name on the list.The program will be facilitated by instructor, John Brant. Drop-in fee$3.00

Tai Chi for Health           

Dr. Paul Lam developed the Tai Chi for Health program which has been shown by medical studies to improve health &wellness. Although this particular program was designed to benefit people living with arthritis, it offers health benefits for everyone. Improve your balance, posture, muscle strength & flexibility while having fun in a small group setting. 

Instructor:  June Trenholm
Starts: Monday Feb 4 - April 1, no class Feb 18
Cost:  $55.00 (8 weeks)
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Ages: Adult

 Introduction to Yoga  class is full
Gentle Beginner Yoga - explore the practice of yoga in a way specially designed for beginners of all shapes and sizes in a welcoming atmosphere. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottles, blanket, and yoga blocks (if you have them). 
Instructor: Deborah Skilliter
Starts:  Sunday Jan 27 - March 24 no class Feb 10
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Cost:  $65.00 (8 weeks)
Ages:  16+

 Bellyfit  class is full
 Bellyfit is a holistic experience for women that is inspired by Belly Dance, African Dance,Bhangara, Bollywood dance styles. Combined with yoga, pilates, and strenght training equipment. This class is a safe, fun, and effective fullbody workout for exercisers of all fitness levels. Please wear your favourite athletic shoes and workout clothes bring  water and a  yoga mat.

 Instructor:  Stephanie Nairn
 Starts:  Thursday Feb 14-April 4
 Time:  6:30-7:30 pm
 Cost:  $55.00 (8 weeks) 
 Ages:  16+


 LeBARRE  class is full

LeBARRE is a blend of traditional ballet practice, strength, training and pilates. In LeBarre you will work at your own barre to build strength, agility, and endurance, with an emphasis on lower body exercises. Squat, lunge, pile and curtsy your way to a strong base.  LeBARRE is a barefoot fitness class-be prepared to work in your bare feet or grippy "yoga" socks class.  Please bring a water bottle and a yoga mat.
 Instructor:  Kaycie Lane
 Starts: Tuesday Feb 5 -March 26
 Time:  8:00-9:00 pm
 Cost:  $55.00 (8 weeks) 
 Ages:  16+

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. This eight week session is designed for beginner-level and up. Throughout the session you will learn a wide variety of things: martial arts movements like kicks and dodges as well as basic acrobatics and musical elements. By the end of the session, you will be surprised at what you can do.

 Instructor:  Dane George
 Starts:  Thursday Feb 7 - March 28
 Time:  6:00-7:00 pm
 Cost:  $10.00 drop in fee
 Ages:  13+
 Top Hats and Roses 50+ Fitness 
Looking for a great fitness program for seniors? This program is low impact in nature and an excellent venue for those who have a balance or coordination issue. There are specific exercises for anyone suffering from arthritis. Various types of equipment are used and provided such as: tubing, balls and weights. Chairs will be provided for participants who find it difficult for some types of floor exercises to ensure they still benefit from the exercise. Every class ends with stretching, flexibility and relaxation exercises for the entire body. Exercise is done to music from the 50's to 80's! Fun is had by all and everyone is welcome. A schedule of the program is provided. Program runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Drop-in fee $5.00 or a punch card for 10 classes for $40.00.


Instructor:  Margo Butler

Dates: Wednesday January  2 - June  26, 2019


Nia Dance - Class is now full
 Nia (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) combines natural movements from three dance arts (Modern, Jazz, Duncan), three martial arts (Aikido, Tai Chi, Taekwondo) and three healing arts (Yoga, Feldenkrais, Alexander technique). It is a holistic barefoot movement practice that is guided by 'sensing inward' and 'feeling good'. Nia can help improve flexibility, mobility, agility, strength, and stability as well as encourage posture, grace, balance, coordination, cardiovascular and cognitive function, and self-confidence.


Instructor:  Margaret MacDonald

Starts: Sunday Jan 27 - March 24

Time:  6:30-7:45 pm

Costs: $65.00 (8 weeks)

Ages: 16+



This class is a drumming cardio-based workout that combines the sweaty fun of playing the drums with strength training in disguise for a one of a kind group fitness experience. No experience is required; just come ready to rockInstructor Kaycie Lane

Dates: Wednesday Feb 6 - March 27, 2019

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Costs: $10.00 drop in fee

Ages: 16+ 



North Woodside Community Centre
230 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 3R8

Phone: (902) 463-9276
Fax: (902) 463-1488

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