Brampton’s free recreation classes being broadcast on Instagram Live

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Published July 23, 2021 at 6:45 pm

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The City of Brampton’s virtual recreation platform Rec at Home has transformed into a weekly, live series of free fitness and craft sessions with trained instructors, open to people of all ages and abilities.

These fun, family-friendly, short classes take place every Tuesday at noon on Brampton’s Instagram Live account, @CityBrampton. Participants can check the schedule, don workout gear or gather craft materials, and follow along from any device.

Desk Decompress session is the next class, on July 27. In August, classes including making thank you cards and mini journals, completing a 10-minute meditation and a cardio fusion class. Visit here for the full schedule.

Here are the Rec at Home instructors.

Active learning progammer Maria Rapalini enjoys teaching TRX suspension training, barre, kettlebell, boot camp, and treadmill.

“My approach to fitness is variety, enjoyment, and balance. I believe that to create healthy habits we have to be able to enjoy the activities we participate in and keep them fun. I enjoy being able to provide safe, enjoyable, and dynamic workouts for all ages, abilities, levels, with a focus on physical and mental health.”

Eliza Joseph, integrated service programmer said the focus of her classes is easy-to-follow and fun arts and crafts for everyone.

“What I enjoy about arts and crafts the most is that it makes me feel like a kid again and it provides a creative outlet for me to bring something beautiful into the world. You get to work with so many amazing colours and can really pull elements from nature to create something awesome. I also love how arts and crafts can be done by anyone at any age and it can be a very therapeutic activity, especially in our busy lives today.

Jordan Aguiar, an active living programmer, is a yoga instructor who studied under the Himalaya Yoga Valley Goa, and has been practicing yoga for 12 years.

“I try to focus on creating an environment where everyone feels comfortable and welcomed, and where they can be themselves while bettering their health. Fitness for me is about learning about yourself and your body. Moving your body, meditating, and practicing a healthy lifestyle is a great way to love yourself, and respect your body and life we have ahead.”

Recreation programmer Aleshia Ali’s areas of focus are dance fitness, conditioning, and mobility.

“In arts, I enjoy DIY projects, home decor, and DIY skin care. I enjoy fitness as a form of stress relief and joyful movement. I enjoy art to also de-stress and use my creativity.

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