Get Moving in 2021 With Free Online Exercise Classes!


In partnership with the boutique physiotherapy and fitness experience offered by Ottawa’s Movement Union, PAL Ottawa is extending its popular series of gentle online exercise classes. They will continue to run every Monday from 5 pm to 5:45 pm until March 29.

You can register now for these classes HERE. Please note that when you register, you need to sign up for each date you will be attending.

Geared for folks aged 55+, they’re the perfect antidote for covid fatigue, the winter blues, and the post-holiday blahs. While exercise has countless benefits for people of all ages, including a healthier heart, stronger bones and improved flexibility, for those aged 55+  there are additional benefits. Indeed, regular exercise reduces the risk of chronic diseases, lowers the chance of injury, and can even improve one’s mood.

The classes are led by one of the region’s top personal trainers, Movement Union co-founder Stuart Maskell. Certified as an Exercise Therapist and working in a physiotherapy environment for over 14 years, he has gained the  knowledge necessary to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness. His talent for clear,  concise cuing helps him to paint a movement picture that is easy for all fitness levels to understand.

Stuart decided to dedicate his life to fitness and coaching based on his years spent rowing on the St. Lawrence River as a member of The Brockville Rowing Club. In 2002 he built on his skills obtained from the rowing club weight room and began studying the work of Joseph Pilates. This was a dramatic shift in the way Stuart looked at the way humans move.

​In 2004 Stuart devised his own Movement Method and began to teach it in group formats. To this date he has taught over 15,000 classes. He has coached at CSIS and RCMP, numerous physiotherapy clinics, and has been trusted to work with several past US Ambassadors. He has also worked with NHL athletes and Olympians from the sport of rowing, downhill skiing and equestrian.

When you’re in hands as experienced as these, exercise online will be accessible, fun, and invigorating. To register for these free sessions, click HERE.

PAL Ottawa works to provide affordable housing and community supports for arts workers aged 55+ in the National Capital region.