Update for the Fall/Winter 2017 Session:



SPRY in the Hills is a community (NHCA) program for anyone 55+, which takes place in Vivo’s child minding room. The room is large and light, and ideal for up to 50 participants for 55+ exercise classes and social sessions.

Exercise Sessions:



SPRY will be hosting fitness/exercise sessions for all those aged 55 and better on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 pm . The program is designed to suit everyone, regardless of ability. You can even do some gentle exercise in a sitting position.

The Fall 2017 exercise program consists of 27 exercise sessions and 26 social sessions from September 12, 2017 through to December 14, 2017, and only costs $35!

Please note: if you are only taking part in the social time and games, you DO NOT need to register/pay for this exercise program.  You will however need to purchase an NHCA Membership. 

How to Register:

All you need to participate in SPRY is:

  • A valid NHCA membership (If you don’t have a valid membership, you will be prompted to purchase one prior to registering).  NHCA memberships are only $20 (Single or Senior) or $30 (Family or Associate). They are valid for one year, and you can easily make back the membership cost (and more!) at local stores and restaurants with our Member Discount Program.   Note: our Senior Membership begins at age 60.  If you do not live in the Northern Hills area, please purchase an Associate Membership.
  • To register for the SPRY exercise program

To pay for your program fee, you can do this online here, or you can come by the NHCA office in Vivo, or you can pay at the next SPRY session (cash/cheque only).

  • Sign a waiver

If you register online, the waiver is included in your registration. You will be asked to sign a paper copy at your first SPRY exercise session.


If you are a low income senior, please register in person at the NHCA office for a 20% discount off the program fee. Please bring your City of Calgary Fee Assistance card or Fair Entry approval letter.


About the Social & Games Hour:

Social time is important. Where better to catch up with friends new and old, but over a coffee at SPRY? Engage with others in some fun games, and keep your brain active and healthy. Don’t know how to play Mexican Train, but maybe like Mah-jong? Bring along your tiles and teach others how to play! Social time is scheduled after the exercise class on Tuesdays in September from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm; and beginning in October, on Tuesdays and Thursdays; from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.  Please check the schedule for special double social sessions. The schedule is printed in the community newsletter, the Northern Edge News, will be posted on the noticeboard outside the NHCA office, and is available below.



  • Memberships are non-refundable.
  • SPRY program fees paid in advance are refundable up to 14 days before the program start date. No refunds will be given after that date, except in the case of critical illness / injury which prevents participation of the registered participant, and will be pro-rated if exercise sessions have already taken place.
  • See our Purchase and Refund Policies page for more information.


For more information about the program, please contact: seniors@northernhills.ab.ca


SPRY In The Hills – Fall/Winter 2017

LOCATION: Child Minding Room at Vivo (by the northwest entrance)



SPRY will break for the holiday season.  A new session will start again in January.  Please check your community newsletter in December or January for information .