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Exercise

Helping our patients make positive lifestyle changes.

Our Clinical Fitness and Lifestyle Department (working closely with our Nutrition Department) assists patients in making positive lifestyle changes.

Our consultants see individuals on a one-to-one basis and facilitate group sessions on various topics including:

  • weight management
  • exercise motivation
  • diabetes management
  • fall prevention
  • And more

Our exercise specialist - Allura Weber, B. Kin

Allura Weber, B. Kin. is our exercise specialist here at the Regina Community Clinic. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Regina and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.

Her focus is on trying to incorporate physical activity into her client’s lives by finding activities that they enjoy. Through motivation, individual and group programs and professional instruction, her clients are able to improve their health and wellness.

Who can use the exercise department? How much does it cost? And do I need a referral and/or appointment?
  1. Yes, you will require a referral. With a doctor's referral anyone can use the exercise department.
  2. The service is free.
  3. We request you book appointment times.  

 

What fitness equipment is available in the Clinical and Lifestyle Department at RCC? Is it wheelchair accessible?

A wide variety of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment is available to patients in our Clinical and Lifestyle Department  - some are wheelchair accessible such as the recumbent stepper and arm bike. 

Once you have had an initial assessment with our Exercise Specialist you may have access to the following equipment:

  • 3 Treadmills, 2 Recumbent steppers
  • Recumbent bicycle , Arm bike
  • Vibration Trainer
  • Universal gym, free weights and dumbbells
  • Resistance bands
  • Raised physiotherapy bed for stretching and core exercises
  • Foam rollers
What are the exercise hours? When is administrative support available?

Exercise hours are  Monday to Friday 8:30-11:45 am and 1:00-4:30 pm 
Hours are adjusted for Statutory holidays and when the exercise specialist is away.

The exercise administrator is available mornings, Monday to Friday 8:15-12:00 pm.

Fall Prevention Exercises for Balance and Strength

Some more exercises for you!

Chest Press

 

Preparation: Lay with your back flat against a bench or on the floor with your knees bent towards your glutes.

Execution: Using dumbbells, or water bottles in either hand, start with your elbows stacked above your shoulders and wrists stacked with the elbows. Lower the weights so your elbows bend and the weights are in line with your chest. Push upwards so your elbows extend and the weights meet above your chest.

Comments: This movement can also be performed seated using a resistance band. Loop the band so it is around your back and under your armpits. Start with your arms bent, and then extend them outward. Complete this movement 8-10 times for 2-3 rounds.

 

Push-Ups

 

Preparation: Begin in a table top position with your hips stacked on top of your knees, and your elbows directly under your shoulders. Extend your legs outward so you are now on your hands and toes.

Execution: Bend your elbows so your chest lowers towards the ground, and push back up to the starting position. Complete this movement 8-10 times for 2-3 rounds.

Regression: This movement can also be performed in a modified position from your knees, bench, or the wall. Remember to keep your back straight and body in line.