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YSurvive is Coming in February

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Keep your motivation going after the New Year with some friendly and healthy competition.

Yes YSurvive is back for its sixth year! This is a great way to meet new people, try new activities, shake up your routine and stick with fitness goals.

All YMCA Calgary members, volunteers and staff are welcome to join this fun event. Just stop by Member Services to register, get your t-shirt and be placed on a tribe with a captain. The tribe that earns the MOST points during the competition wins bragging rights and special recognition on the YSurvive Cup!

To earn points you can run, swim, lift weights, climb, shoot basketball, play badminton or participate in yoga and fitness classes. There will also be special challenges, themes and prizes!

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Registration starts in January and the competition runs February 2 through March 9. Watch for details in displays at all locations.


Free Demo Class Week!

Come into the Crowfoot YMCA during the week of September 2-6 and try out one of the following registered programs for free!

Fitness Programs:
Dance Fitness
Metabolic Conditioning: Tuesday 6:00-7:00am
Olympic and Platform Lifting: Tuesday 7:15-8:15am
Baby & Me H2O: Tuesday 3:00-3:45pm
My First Bootcamp: Tuesday 5:15-6:15pm
Yoga Active: Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
Hard Core: Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm
Tabata: Wednesday 6:00-7:00am
Swimfit: Wednesday 9:30-10:30am
Active Older Adult: Wednesday 11:30am-12:30pm
Fitness Kickboxing: Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm
Yoga Passive: Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Zumba: Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga Passive: Saturday 8:00-9:00am

Youth Programs:
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Indoor Soccer (6-7 years): Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm
Youth Yoga (6-13 years): Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:15pm
Floor Hockey (8-9 years): Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm
Active Y Kids (8-11 years): Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm
Backyard Games (2-3 years): Wednesday 10:30-11:15am
Homeschool Sports (6-8 years): Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Homeschool Sports (9-11 years): Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Preschool Sports (3-5 years): Wednesday 1:30-2:15pm
Volleyball (10-13 years): Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm
Badminton (10-13 years): Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm
Badminton (8-9 years): Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm
Y Skip (6-16 years): Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Y’D World of Sports (6-9 years): Thursday 4:00-5:00pm
Floor Hockey (10-13 years): Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
Active Y Kids (8-11 years): Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Cookie Monsters (3-5 years): Friday 11:00-11:45am
Homeschool Sports (12-15 years): Friday 12:00-1:00pm
Steve Nash Basketball (8-9 years): Friday 4:00-5:00pm
Steve Nash Basketball (10-13 years): Friday 5:00-6:00pm
Floor Hockey (6-7 years): Saturday 10:30-11:30am
Indoor Soccer (8-9 years): Saturday 11:30-12:30pm


Youth Programs at the Eau Claire YMCA

YMCA Calgary is dedicated to making sure our youth get the skills and experiences needed to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Through regular physical activity, organized sports, leadership and mentoring programs, YMCA programs will help develop you youth giving them a place to Belong, to Grow, to Thrive and to Lead.

Youth Programs include: Parkour, Soccer, Volleyball, Steve Nash Basketball, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Swim lessons, H20 Extreme, Recreational Swim Club

* Financial assistance is available.

Leadership Programs include: Jr. Lifeguard Club, Babysitting Certification, Leaders, Adventures, Leaders in Training, Active Y Kids.

* These programs are free of charge

Other options available for your youth to experience the Eau Claire YMCA –

Youth open basketball (supervised open basketball Saturdays 12-1pm)

Youth open badminton (Sundays 1-2pm)

Teen Night (ages 12-17 Fridays 7-10pm),

H20-Extreme (ages 8-12 Fridays 6-7pm).

Jr. Squash Drills (Ages 7-11 Saturdays 10-11am)

Aboriginal Active Life Drop-in (offered to Aboriginal youth ages 13 to 30, Tuesday evenings) For more information, contact the Aboriginal Community Outreach Coordinator at 403-537-1723.

*These opportunities are available free of charge for members and minimal drop in cost for non members.

For more information on these or any other programs please call – 403-269-6701


Adult Badminton Moving to Wednesday Nights at Crowfoot!

Adult Badminton at the Crowfoot YMCA is moving from Tuesday nights to Wednesdays to allow for an extra hour of fun!

Open Gym will now take place on Tuesday nights from 8:00 – 10:00PM while Badminton will take place 7:15 – 10:00PM on Wednesday nights.

Please check out our complete Fall 2013 schedule at  http://www.ymcacalgary.org/index.php?page=crowfoot_ymca

 


Badminton Clinic and Exhibition at the Eau Claire YMCA

The Eau Claire YMCA and it’s members were treated last night when internationally ranked badminton players Charmaine Reid and Nicole Grether, stopped by to share their passion.

Adult and youth players were treated to a 40 minute clinic learning the in’s and outs of badminton strategy from these Olympians and were then thrilled as the two players engaged in an exhibition game and skills demonstration. (It was unbelievable when they played with two birdies at the same time!)

Our own weight floor personality and badminton enthusiast Elysia Atkinson paired up with Nicole to play against Charmaine and her partner. What a thrill! She rocked it!

Eau Claire squash regular Tom Emerson, who was there with his three kids, thrilled the crowd by returning 3/5 of Charmaine’s powerful smashes – they travelled crazy fast! He might be switching to the badminton court after that great effort!

Did you know – during a game of badminton, players can experience more than 5 kms of movement, that’s more than during a tennis game and it’s a bigger court.

Did you know – badminton is the second most played sport in the world beaten only by soccer!

Thanks to everyone who came out last night and thanks to our great badminton role models and mentors Charmaine and Nicole!


May 22nd at the Eau Claire YMCA – Badminton Clinic and Exhibition

Join us on Wednesday May 22nd – 6-7:30pm for a badminton clinic and exhibition with world badminton players CHARMAINE REID & NICOLE GRETHER.

6-6:30pm – clinic with the pros to work on techniques and skills. (Space is limited to 24 players, 12 youth and 12 adult) Spaces will be drawn lottery style.

6:45-7:15 – exhibition game with CHARMAINE REID & NICOLE GRETHER

7:15pm – Question and answer session with CHARMAINE REID & NICOLE GRETHER

This is a free evening for YMCA Members. Please leave your name at Member Services for the draw if you are interested in participating.


YMCA Spring Summer Program Registration

Spring/Summer Program Registration is open

Spring Programs start April 1st – it’s not too late to register!

Members – February 25th 5:30am.

Non Members – Spring March 5th 5:30am

Non Members – Summer June 3rd 5:30am

Don’t miss your chance to register for your favorite programs.

Choose from:

Preschool – Swim Lessons, Variety, Sports, Tumble Time, Kangaroos and Climbers, Gym and Swim and much more.

Youth – Swim Lessons, Junior Lifeguard Club, H20 Extreme, Steve Nash Basketball, Parkour, Court Sports, Floor Hockey, Badminton, Handball, Indoor Soccer and more!

Adult – Yoga, Pilates, Fusion, Resistance Training for Triathlon, Kettlebell Bootcamp, Yoga for Runners, Tai Chi, Zumba, Xfit, Outdoor Bootcamps, TRX, Running programs, Boxer’s workout, Metabolic Conditioining, Triathlon Swim, Masters Swim, Learn to Swim, Stroke Improvement, Swim Fit and Aqua Boot Camp!


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