Did you know that people who engage in moderate to vigorous exercise on a regular basis are at a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer and other diseases?

The CCAC wants YOU to lower your chances of developing cancer and other diseases and that is why we need you to GET OUT THERE & MOVE! with us at Mount Royal Park this Saturday May 11th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

With the goal of advocating healthy lifestyles and cancer prevention, despite one’s age or background “Sortez! Bougez!” / ‘Get Out There & Move,’ will encourage participants to become more physically active in order to reduce their chances of developing colorectal cancer and other diseases.

Individually or within a team, participants will engage in various athletic outdoor activities of their choice, either on their own (walk, jog, bicycle, hike etc.) or by enrolling themselves in one, two or all of the offered classes or group activities – the sky is the limit!

Trial and Error

Try out as many activities as you can to see what works for you and add the ones that you enjoy into your weekly exercise routine.

Some of our planned group activities include:

Boot Camp:

Join instructor Phyllis Frost for her body blasting boot camp that is guaranteed to get participants to break a sweat and push their limits.

Boot Camp is a type of outdoor group exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. While there are a variety of styles of fitness boot camps, most are designed in a way that pushes the participants harder than they’d push themselves and, in that way, resemble a military boot camp.

Exercises include; sprints, push ups, plyometric and interval training with little rest in between sets.

Yoga:

Instructor Kim will be teaching a 1 hr Hatha Yoga class specially designed for the developing yoga practitioner, it is slow-paced, gentle and focused on breathing and meditation. This is a good form of yoga for beginners to learn poses, relaxation techniques and become comfortable with yoga.

Ancient Yogis believe that for man/woman to be in harmony with the environment, one must integrate the body, the mind, and the spirit. For these three to be integrated, emotion, action, and intelligence must be in balance.

Yoga exercises improve circulation, stimulate the abdominal organs, and put pressure on the glandular system of the body, which can generally result to better health.

Bicycling:

Join David as he leads a group through the beautiful bicycling trails of Mont-Royal. Cycling is one of the best all-around activities for improving health, it is easy to do and can be adapted to physical level.

Here are some of the reasons why you should get your wheels moving:

• Good for your heart – improves cardiovascular fitness and decreases risk of coronary heart disease
• Good for your muscles – tones and builds your lower body muscles (calves, thighs and butt)
• Good for your waistline – ramps up your metabolism and burns a lot of calories
• Good for your lifespan – great way to increase longevity
• Good for coordination – combines feet, hands and body weight movement
• Good for your mental health – proven study
• Good for your immune system – strengthen your immune system and increases general health

Kickboxing:

Join former Canadian champion Herby for a kickboxing class, guaranteed to knock you out – in a good way of course!
The class will begin with 5-10 minutes of warming-up, skipping and stretching techniques. Participants will then partake in different kickboxing drills with a partner or with Herby. The class will finish with push-ups and abs exercises.

Kickboxing has been on the exercise scene for many years and it is no wonder why with all of the amazing health benefits tied to it. By combining martial arts and heart pumping cardio, kickboxing provides a high energy workout that helps quickly melt away fat, while toning and strengthening core muscles at the same time.

Kickboxing is also a great activity to pick up some valuable defense moves or let out any pent up aggression or stress. Skip the beer after a hard day’s work by opting for a healthier way to get out some of the day’s frustrations out of your system.

Pilates:

Join Kim again for a one hour Pilates class that helps condition the body, while building flexibility, muscle strength in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment developing a strong core and improving coordination and balance.
By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.

In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency.
Although a gentle workout for the most part, pilates is also very challenging and can definitely make you break a sweat.

Try a class to help develop a stronger core (flat abdominals and a strong back), gain long, create an evenly conditioned body, improve sports performance, and prevent injuries and last but not least get you to learn how to move efficiently.

Zumba:
Instructors Vered and Lauren’s Zumba class will get you up off your feet and dancing – what better way to exercise. Zumba Fitness® is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party” that is downright addictive.

Once selected activities are completed, participants will reconvene in the beautiful Pavillon du Lac-aux-Castors to pick up their healthy free lunch kit. CCAC staff and educators will be on-site answering questions and handing out information on colorectal cancer, its prevention and the importance of getting screened for this disease.

For more details on the event or bios on our guest instructors please visit our website.

RAIN OR SHINE THIS DAY IS ON!!!