Stay fit and creative on Tuesdays at noon on Instagram LIVE @CityBrampton.
BRAMPTON, ON (July 23, 2021) – 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 Brampton Recreation instructors, open to people of all ages and abilities.
These free, fun, family-friendly, short classes take place every Tuesday at noon @CityBrampton on Instagram LIVE. Simply check the schedule, don your workout gear or gather your craft materials, and follow along from your device.
Mark your calendar – don’t miss the Desk Decompress session on July 27. Coming up in August, make thank you cards and mini journals, complete a 10-minute meditation and a cardio fusion class, and more! Click here for the full schedule.
Meet your Rec at Home instructors!
“Some of the classes I enjoy teaching are: 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.
Recreation is important to me because allows me to create positive and enjoyable experiences for our community. Recreational activities are so important for everyone’s physical and psychological well being. They are an essential process that help refresh and reinvigorate the mind, body, and soul. I love to be able to provide this opportunity in our centres as well as virtually!
My favorite thing about Brampton is its diverse community. I’ve been able to connect with so many amazing people, and learn every day!” – Maria Rapalini, Active Living Programmer
“The focus of the classes I offer 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.
Recreation is essential in the development of kids today, it’s where you can create friendships that can last a lifetime, meet positive role models, learn amazing life skills, stay active, get your first job, and so much more. It creates opportunities and helps you get involved in your community. Recreation to me means a safe space for anyone and everyone to enjoy and create a positive and healthy lifestyle.
My favourite thing about Brampton is its vibrancy; residents have the unique opportunity to meet people and experience cultures from every corner of the world and create positive relationships they would have never had the chance to create otherwise!” – Eliza Joseph, Integrated Service Programmer
“I am a Yoga Instructor who studied under the Himalaya Yoga Valley Goa, and have 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 is important to me because it creates an opportunity for us to nurture our health, and connect with others.
My favorite thing about Brampton is that there are so many diverse people in our community, and I love learning and sharing with them.” – Jordan Aguiar, Active Living Programmer
“My areas of focus are in 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.
Recreation is important due to the opportunity for socialization, community building, and sharing experiences and stories with one another. Recreation helps build strong, healthy communities.
My favourite thing about Brampton is the food. There are many delicious multi-cultural restaurants.” - Aleshia Ali, Recreation Programmer
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