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Testimonials

Fitness

Ellie E
May 11, 2023

Cardio Strength Fusion has given me confidence to challenge myself with other strength training to compliment my work in Cardio Strength.

My instructor Andrew Schindle is so innovative and passionate when he develops new ways to either modify or kick the exercises up a notch. I love the variation in equipment he has acquired to keep the class moving forward, fun and challenging. As well as the mind body and spirit affirmations at beginning of the class. Nice touch!

I highly recommend this program for middle age or older adults as well, as those folks that are just getting back into fitness.

Margaret M
May 6, 2023

I have attended Andrew's Fit and Flex classes at the HHC centre for several years ..in fact since he started in Headingley. It would be hard to find a more dedicated and concerned Fitness Instructor than Andrew. He is diligent about keeping up with any new information that comes his way, takes ongoing and further instruction and tests himself, makes sure that each individual understands not only what to do, but how and why the routines work. He regularly brings in new information about how practical to our daily lives the activities are, and even tries to make sure that we enjoy the music used and that we all have had some input in that! I have attended these types of classes for the best part of 40 years and Andrew may be the best Instructor I have ever had!

Bettyann O
May 6, 2023

Here's the recipe for our terrific Cardio-Strength Fusion classes. Mix a dollop of friendly people, a knowledgeable instructor with a generous measure of wit and good humour, a pinch of laughter, and lots of exercises with variations to meet each person's needs and abilities. Mix it all together and that's what gets dished out at Cardio-Strength Fusion classes with Andrew. Come and join the fun!

Heather M
May 5, 2023

Fit & Flex
Andrew is always expanding his repertoire of exercises and his knowledge of seniors' fitness is impressive.

Susan R
May 5, 2023

I had been attending our Instructor, Andrew’s Cardio classes in Charleswood, and when I moved to Headingley in summer of 2021 was so pleased to learn he taught here as well. Andrew is a well qualified instructor. He always has our best interest in mind when instructing. Gives explicit instruction and shows routine before we try it, always watching that we are executing right moves. At beginning of class gives us a little Heath lesson regarding falls and about our knees, hips etc. Very helpful! Andrew asks class from time to time for our fed back and is always pleased to implement our requests and talk them over with us. Andrew refreshes our exercise routines, which I especially like, challenges my abilities to do more. I’m 76 years young and would not be as fit and strong as I am without the help of Andrew’s classes.

Sandra A
May 5, 2023

The fit and flex program is a perfect fit for me. It incorporates cardio, strength, balance and stretching .I always feel better after and the social aspect is very important as well. I would recommend giving it a try. Our instructor, Andrew is very knowledgeable and well aware of our abilities and limitations.

Bonnie B
May 4, 2023

I highly recommend the Fi t& Flex program!! I have been participating in this program for many years now and Andrew always makes it new and challenging. He creates great exercise programs and pairs them with the perfect tunes to make it a fun workout!!

Yoga

Linda N
May 12, 2023

The thing about yoga is that it is a practice and there is absolutely no one better at it than the other (No judging) & Emily makes that clear throughout her classes. The stretches, the poses, the breathing, and the everything else in between is all at your own pace and your own ability. I’ve been practicing yoga for 18 years doing a very similar routine to the one Emily teaches and the yoga has helped me get out of a very dark place at one time.After that time, I continued with yoga mostly at home a couple days a week until MHRD offered a class on Monday evenings. I used to have hip, back, neck and shoulder issues. After 1 hour of Emily’s class, I go home feeling so much better and usually have a much better sleep and we all know how important sleep is for our health. When I have missed a class, my body and my mind definitely notice the difference. Emily also gives some 5-10 minute stretches(while watching TV at home) to do during the week or when we are in between sessions. Those 5-10 minutes make a world of difference to start out your day or help with a better sleep. I have an ongoing shoulder issue, but Emily tweaks any of the poses as to not injure it more(very accommodating to each specific person and their needs). I guess in a nut shell, once you’ve tried yoga with Emily, (it takes a few months of practice to feel comfortable) you’ll realize the benefits for your body and mind. When you stop doing it, that’s when you really realize how important it is to keep it up.

Kelly M
May 9, 2023

This year I started taking Leanne's Thursday morning yoga classes with my neighbors who had taken it last year & I love it! Leanne is a great instructor; friendly, experienced & conscientious. She's always checking in to see what she can do for us to improve our experience. I find it has been very helpful with my balance, my flexibility, my mind and my daily movements! It's also a very friendly atmosphere & the facility is great! I've met nice folks from the community & even gained a walking buddy!

HeatherM
May 5, 2023

Gentle Yoga with Lorraine
I always feel relaxed and rejuvenated after Lorraine's classes. I appreciate her gentle and informative teaching style.

Gentle Flow Yoga

LeAnne is a knowledgeable and experienced instructor. She has really helped me to progress with my yoga.

Lisa L
May 5, 2023

I was very satisfied with the Monday evening yoga program offered in Sanford this year. I think the instructor offered a number of modified moves and varied each class to keep it interesting and therapeutic. She is sociable and motivating as the class lead. Unfortunately due to a recent injury I was unable to attend the spring session but I plan to attend again in the fall if it is offered and I am healed. My daughter attended in the winter and is attending now and is equally enjoying the experience.

Kelly D
May 5, 2023

I have enjoyed my Yoga experiences with Emily for many years I have progressed easily with Emily’s patient and nonjudgmental assistance The classes are always being changed up so we are doing a different set of practices each week while incorporating the basics The atmosphere is friendly and I find it enjoyable.

Barbara & Bob L
May 4, 2023

My husband and I have been attending the gentle yoga at the centre for a few years now. We enjoy the classes very much. The room is lovely with the light from the windows and just a nice size for the number in class. Leanne, the instructor is very good. She knows her postures and is very good at explaining them to the class. We hope the centre will continue to offer these classes.

Parent & Child

Sue k
May 19, 2023

I’ve really enjoyed attending Wiggle Tales with my Granddaughter. Sydney does a great job!

Tara P
May 10, 2023

I can't say enough goodthings about the kids programs and instructors with the MHRD. As a parent, I'm always looking for activities that my children will enjoy and that will help them grow and develop, and I have found that and more with them!

The programs are engaging, educational, and most importantly, fun! My kids are always happy with what they have learned and eager to go back. And what really sets these programs apart are the amazing instructors. I have had the pleasure to know Laura and Kirsten for many years now. They are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and great with kids. They have a real talent for making learning exciting and accessible, and my kids love them.

I have seen my children develop new skills, gain confidence, and make new friends through these programs. I am so grateful for the positive impact they have had on my family. I would highly recommend MHRD to any parent looking for high-quality kids programs with amazing instructors.