PARC Programs

We are again offering in-person programs, additional programs will be added based on demand.

PARC hosts several activities and offers a number of programs throughout the year. Programs include adaptive fitness and exercise programs, yoga, wheelchair ballroom dancing, wheelchair table tennis and RMT massages. Most of the programs are free of charge for PARC participants. Read on for detailed descriptions of the programs and activities:

Power Circuit

Power Circuit class is a small group exercise program (up to 8 participants), which consists of a number of resistance exercises and boxing elements. The main focus of the class is to build muscle strength, raise endurance and enhance general cardiovascular fitness. The class runs in a fun, supporting, and motivating atmosphere:

  • Wednesday 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The number of spots is limited, and they are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information please contact Milly.

Adaptive Spin Class

Adaptive Spin Class is a group exercise program that provides an excellent form of aerobic exercise that benefits the cardiovascular system and strengthens the upper body. PARC offers adaptive spin classes twice a week:

  • Thursday 1:15pm – 2:00pm
  • Friday 2:00pm – 3:00pm

The number of spots is limited, and they are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information please contact Milly.


Stretch&Relax class is a gentle class that focuses on stretching, mobility exercises, and relaxation techniques to relieve muscle tension and promote overall well-being. If you wish to add some healthy stretching and relaxation practices to your exercise routine, you won’t regret joining this class. For more information please contact Milly.

  • Friday 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Langara College and VCMT RMT Massage

PARC has partnered with Langara College and Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT) and their Registered Massage Therapy Program (RMT). Langara and VCMT RMT students offer free 60-minute massages to PARC participants. Massage sessions are supervised by a qualified RMT instructor and help alleviate various muscle and joint issues. Massage sessions take place once a week:

  • Monday 12:30pm – 1:45pm (VCMT)
  • Monday 2:00pm – 3:15pm (VCMT)
  • Monday 3:30pm – 4:45pm (VCMT)
  • Tuesday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (Langara)
  • Tuesday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Langara)
  • Tuesday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (Langara)

You can sign up for massage sessions in PARC or by phone (604) 675-8814.

Wheelchair Table Tennis

PARC has two table tennis tables, which are available to all PARC participants twice a week:

  • Monday 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Paddles, balls and an adapted tool for picking up balls are provided.

Wheelchair Dance

Wheelchair dancing fuses together wheelchair users and standing partners in dance. The social is hosted by Fuse Wheelchair Dance.

No experience or partner is required and all abilities are welcome. Come out and learn wheelchair partner dancing. For more information please contact Milly or Fuse Wheelchair Dance.

Fitness Classes

ICORD offers lunchtime fitness classes in the PARC multipurpose room. Classes are taught by certified Stott Pilates instructor Kayla Schibli and combine mat pilates and core strengthening with a variety of exercises targeting all parts of the body. Classes take place twice a week:

  • Tuesday 11:50am – 1:00pm
  • Thursday 11:50am – 1:00pm

Classes are designed for staff, but everyone is welcome to join. Mats and props provided. Very reasonable rates. Please email Cheryl if you are interested.

Community organizations

If you are interested in opportunities outside of ICORD and PARC, please consult Spinal Cord Injury BC’s Resource Centre.