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Pilates Infused Core at the Eau Claire YMCA

Looking for core training that steps outside of the traditional crunch and plank?

Pilates Infused Core integrates the concepts and exercises from Pilates with fitness theory and principles to create a 3 dimensional challenge for the core. Using props and your own body weight, exercises are taken outside of the traditional context and brought to new light!

Join Jennifer Wednesdays 6:35-7:35pm and experience core training like never before. Starts October 30th.

for more information and to register please call 403-781-1684.

 


Eau Claire YMCA 25th Anniversary 80’s DJ Workout

Join Lisa and the gang for a fun filled, rockin 80’s DJ inspired workout in the main gym.

12:05-12:50PM

On Wednesday September 25th, we will combine all three noon hour classes into an action packed, music inspired, main gym workout.

Get it all strength, stabilization and cardiovascular training.

SEE YOU THERE! And don’t forget to dress in your best 80’s gear.


Fall Registered Programs start today!

Looking to supplement your current fitness program?

Want to try something new?

Need a new Challenge?

YMCA registered programs start today. Join a 7-14 week program and experience the benefits of progression and adaptation in your workouts.

Kettlebell
Kettlebell

So many options available for preschool, youth and adults!

Don’t miss out! Register today! Visit member services or view our program guides.

 


Fall Registered Programs start today!

Looking to supplement your current fitness program?

Want to try something new?

Need a new Challenge?

YMCA registered programs start today. Join a 7-14 week program and experience the benefits of progression and adaptation in your workouts.

Kettlebell
Kettlebell

So many options available for preschool, youth and adults!

Don’t miss out! Register today! Visit member services or view our program guides.

 


This Summers hottest workout trends – how does Calgary compare?

I took some time to look around at what to see what was hot this summer in fitness.  I happened across an article from New York about trends and thought, I wonder how close Calgary is to being on top of current trends…..I was pleasantly surprised!

XFIT –International trend Crossfit, even has it’s own Crossfit Games competition–it’s not a fad. So whether it is the Crossfit brand, Brick Crossfit workout or the YMCA’s own XFit classes, this workout  advocates a mix of aerobic exercise, body weight exercise, gymnastics, and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement,” with the stated goal of improving fitness. Workouts are typically short and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. Not for the weak of heart, Crossfit offers intensity with results.

Eau Claire YMCA – Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm and Thursdays
12:05-1:00pm Starting July 2nd.

Outdoor Bootcamps are a great way to get outdoors and get fit this summer. These interval based workouts are also a great way to get ready for the popular obstacle based races that have grown in popularity over the past few years like Spartan Races.

Check with your local YMCA Branch for times and dates for Outdoor Bootcamps closest to you. Summer programs start July 2nd.

Indoor Cycle Classes– Whether your goal this summer is a triathlon, fondo or Spartan races, indoor cycling offers great training opportunities and advantages. High intensity coupled with minimal impact on joints, indoor cycling runs rain or shine during the summer months!

Drop in cycle classes run all year long, check with your branch for scheduled days and times.

The last trend mentioned in the New York article is Bike Share, similar to the Car2go idea. This trend is growing wheels in Calgary according to the article in the Calgary Hearld (see link below). Until this concept really takes off, take your own initiative and book one day a week and cycle in. Even if your commute is extensive, Calgary has one of the best bike path systems in the country. Enjoy a beautiful ride, stay fit and be kind to the environment. See the link below to plan your route.

Sources:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidtao/2013/05/05/5-must-watch-fitness-trends-for-the-summer/

http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2013/06/06/who-needs-a-bike-share-calgary-companies-offering-their-own-bikes-for-staff-and-customers/

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Pathways/Calgary-pathways-and-bikeways-map.aspx


Drop In Classes at the Eau Claire YMCA for Easter Weekend

Please note the following classes at the Eau Claire YMCA for the Easter Weekend

Friday March 29th – 12:05-1:00pm Zumba Demo! (Facility Hours 7am-7pm)

Saturday March 30th – 9:30-10:30am Hi Low

Saturday March 30th – 10:30-11:00am Muscle Works

Sunday March 31st – 10:00-11:00 am Hi Low

Sunday March 31st 11:00-11:15 am Awesome Abs

Happy Easter!


XFit at the Eau Claire YMCA

Join us for more XFit this spring at the Eau Claire YMCA. Metabollic conditioning is one of the hottest trends in fitness right now and we have lots of classes to help you get fit, be active and challenge yourself to new levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm

Thursdays 12:05-1:00pm

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

Classes start the week of April 1st

For more information or to register please call 403-781-1682.


Kettlebell at the Eau Claire- Fridays at 12pm – is Full!

Our Kettlebell program starting Friday Feb 8th is now full!

Please watch for the next program in Spring of 2013!

Kettlebell

Please call 403-782-1682 for more information!


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