Community Health And Wellness Workshops - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Community Health And Wellness Workshops

2021 Virtual Workshops-Supporting your health and wellness at home.

Please note that all workshops will be hosted on ZOOM. Time will be included at the end of each workshop for questions and answers. Workshops are free for YMCA members & non-members. 

Please complete the online registration form to register for April Workshops:

2 Part Series

Fridays, 9-10:30 am

April 9 & 16, 2021


Speakers: Katelyn Corke R.Kin & Meagan Meade R.Kin

For many of us walking has become our primary form of exercise. But what does it mean to walk well? Attend this two part workshop to better understand and explore walking through simple, intentional exercises. You will also leave with tips and tricks to change up your walking routine.



April 19, 2021


SHOULDER PAIN: Anatomy, Interventions, Exercise

Speaker: Dave Patterson R.Kin

Shoulder issues can range from simply bothersome to quite painful and debilitating.  What are some of the most common injuries of the shoulder and how do we treat them?  Come learn about shoulder issues and the types of exercises and interventions that are appropriate for such conditions.



April 26, 2021

11:30 – 1:00 PM


Speaker: Meagan Meade R.Kin

Get a fresh perspective on how your posture can affect your health. Attend this workshop to gain insight into what posture is, how it affects us and take away some practical tips, tricks and exercises to support beneficial postural positions. To get the most out of this workshop have a broomstick, open wall space to stand against and a stable chair ready.



May Workshops

Registration information below


6:30 - 8:00pm

May 5, 2021

Osteoarthritis & Exercise 

Speaker: Dave Patterson R.Kin

Do you have arthritis? Pain, stiffness and questions? Join us for this workshop to discuss osteoarthritis and the role of exercise in arthritis management. Includes tips on what to do, and how to get started with exercise at home.



6:30 - 8:00pm

May 10, 2021

Nutrition for Bone Health

Speaker: Chelsea Allen, RD

Did you know that 1 in 5 men and 1 in 3 women will experience a broken bone due to osteoporosis during their lifetime? Join Registered Dietitian Chelsea Allen, for a presentation about eating well to maintain healthy bones throughout adulthood! Learn about foods that may be harmful for your bones, nutrients that are important for healthy bones and how to get enough, and tips for choosing the right supplements for your needs.



6:30 - 8:00pm

May 17, 2021

Urban Poling

Speaker: Katelyn Corke R.Kin

When was the last time you took your Urban Poles for a spin? Join our certified Urban Poling instructor to get a refresh on how to set up your poles for optimal performance, check in on your technique and learn how to use your poles for balance and strength options. This workshop is appropriate for both newbie and veteran pole walkers alike. We use the Urban Poling brand poles but the exercises will work with almost any type of walking poles!



9:00 - 10:30am

May 31, 2021

Core Strengthening

Speaker: Meagan Meade R.Kin

Ready to expand your abdominal strengthening options beyond the sit up? Learn how to better protect your spine through effective, efficient and safe options that will help to stabilize your whole body. Gain confidence and strength in your day to day and recreational pursuits with a strong and stable core.


How to Register for Workshops in Three Simple Steps:

1. Use the "Click to Change Date" button to select the date of the workshop you wish to register for.

2. Click on "Filter by Location" and select Virtual Wellness Workshops.

3. Select the workshop that you are interested in, and fill out the form if you are a non-member or simply log in if you are an existing YMCA member.