Older adults practising yoga and exercise with trainers.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

We are now accepting registrations for UW KINnection 2020. Please email Emily McLaughlin if you are interested in learning more.

Do you have osteoarthritis, low bone mineral density, osteoporosis or just want to learn more about bone health?

Participate in an interactive event with kinesiology students at the University of Waterloo!

Sign up for a free two-hour one-on-one session with a kinesiology student, where they will assess some aspects of your physical function, including strength, posture, balance, and flexibility, and teach you some new strength and balance exercises. You will go home with your results and a booklet on exercise from Osteoporosis Canada.

If you have attended in the past, we can progress your exercises or teach you new ones.

This event does not replace consultation with a health care provider or certified exercise professional. It is an opportunity for our kinesiology students to practice their skills.

Event details

Session times will be offered on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE), in the Toby Jenkins Applied Health Research Building, 340 Hagey Boulevard, North Campus, University of Waterloo. Registration is limited per session:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

During the session, you will participate in:

  • Medical history and physical activity questionnaire
  • Resting heart rate, blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference
  • Grip strength, 30 sec chair stand test, walking speed tests, balance tests, stair climb test
  • Posture check, flexibility and tips on alignment
  • Action planning with Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Learn how to do some or all of the following with good form, tailored to ability: squat (sit-to-stand, body weight squat, squat with weights), hinge, push-up (wall, counter or on floor), shoulder press, pull down or row, step-up, weighted carry, and planks or side planks.

You can choose to opt out of any of the above. You will receive a booklet with your results, and information to help you understand what they mean.

If you answer Yes to any of questions on the registration form or have a medical condition that might influence your ability to participate in exercise, you will be asked to consult your physician prior to attending the event.

You will have to confirm the information from the Get Active Questionnaire is accurate and provide Consent the day of the event. We will have registered physiotherapists, kinesiologists and exercises professionals at the event.

If you have questions, please contact Emily McLaughlin.  

This event is hosted by the Department of Kinesiology and the Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE) at the University of Waterloo. This event is in partnership with the Osteoporosis Canada and the A.R. Kaufman YMCA.

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