Step up your game with one of our new fitness & wellness classes at Saddletowne YMCA in 2016:
Obstacle Race Training
This is a great class to take whether you are looking for a program that will challenge you in different ways, push you past a fitness plateau or help prepare you for an actual Obstacle Race for the first or fiftieth time! This class will cover muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, balance, agility and grip strength with a variety of drills that will take you out of your comfort zone and drive your fitness to the next level. In addition to studio, track and weight floor work, certain classes may include workouts on the climbing wall, in the swimming pool or outdoors to improve your fitness in a range of environments and modalities.
Mondays | Starts Jan 11 | 5:30-6:30pm | M $90 NM $126 | 9 classes | Barcode# 107157
Wednesdays | Starts Jan 13 | 6:30-7:30pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107158
Fridays | Starts Jan 15 | 10:30-11:30am | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107159
Are you passionate about sports? Do you want to build strength and stamina to improve your game? This class will provide sports-based exercises and drills to help you increase muscular strength & endurance, coordination, agility, quickness and stability to improve your sport performance. Exercises and drills will be determined based on the interests and needs of the group, according to their sport(s) of preference.
Thursdays | Starts Jan 14 | 7:00-8:00pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107161
Fridays | Starts Jan 15 | 5:15-6:15pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107163
Sundays | Starts Jan 17 | 5:30-6:30pm | M $90 NM $126 | 9 classes | Barcode# 107162
Are you tired of machines and dumbbells? This class will teach you about different training techniques and equipment that can be used to take your workout to the next level. Learn how to use things like Kettlebell, TRX and Battleropes with proper form and apply principles of HIIT (high intensity interval training) for optimal efficiency. Step out of the rut with Advanced Conditioning!
Tuesdays | Starts Jan 12 | 7:30-8:30pm | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107121
Wednesdays | Starts Jan 13 | 9:15-10:15am | M $100 NM $140 | 10 classes | Barcode# 107160
Nutrition 101: 7 Keys to Eating for Good Health
Are you wanting to make changes to your eating habits but are unsure where to start? Have you tried dieting and found that you were left feeling hungry and unsatisfied? Are you aware of the changes you want to make but just need a bit of extra support getting there? Are you confused by all of the conflicting nutrition information and advice being dished out by the media?
If any of these situations apply to you, this is a course you won’t want to miss! Facilitated by a Registered Dietician, this course will introduce you to simple dietary changes you can adopt that will make the most difference to your health, along with practical strategies for doing so. The science behind the information will be explored to help clarify nutritional advice and dispel the myths. In addition, you will have the opportunity to keep a personal food journal and receive weekly feedback and support on your progress and challenges over this 8-week program to give you the best chances for success in reaching your goals.
Saturdays | Starts Jan 16 | 9:30-10:30am | M $80 NM $112 | 8 classes | Barcode# 111873
Fitness for all tastes! Please join us for a variety of Mega-Fitness classes throughout the day! These are longer classes (90 minutes) with multiple instructors for high energy, fun-filled workouts.
9:00-10:30am AND 7:00-8:30pm: Mega Fit will include Zumba, Step, Intervals, Bosu, Strength Training, Yoga
2:15-3:45pm: Mega H20 will be a Shallow Water Workout
4:45-6:15pm: Mega Cycle with multiple instructors!
These classes are in support of YMCA Calgary’s Strong Kids Campaign.
I attended the Fitness Kickboxing demo class here at Saddletowne a little while ago and I found the class to be invigorating and fun. After the warm up, the instructor taught us a variety of punching techniques and combinations which we then got to practice with a partner using gloves and pads. Afterwards she led us through some kicking techniques and combinations which we practiced again. By the end of the class we put it all together in punching and kicking combinations with our partners.
I worked up a good sweat in the class and definitely felt my muscles the next day. The exercises especially helped to challenge my core strength and coordination as well as my mental focus and reflexes. I loved being able to engage in a contact sport with another person, express some playful aggression and let off steam in a way that was safe, fun and empowering.
I definitely recommend Fitness Kickboxing as a different kind of fitness class that will produce great results, increase your confidence and challenge you in new ways.
Fitness Kickboxing is offered at the Saddletowne YMCA on Sundays from 6:30-7:30pm beginning January 11th. To register call 403-237-2393 and quote barcode # 96569.
Hap Ki Do is a Korean Martial Art roughly translated as the Art of Coordinating Energy. The focus of Hap Ki Do is on self-defense through redirection of opponents’ energy to overcome adversity or violence. Participants will learn joint locks, pressure points, throws, strikes, rolls and mental concepts among other techniques. You will grow in strength and confidence in a respectful and supportive environment. Class is offered Tuesdays 10:45-11:45am, beginning January 7; registration is on-going through the session.
Join Lisa and the gang for a fun filled, rockin 80’s DJ inspired workout in the main gym.
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.
Did July travelling disrupt your fitness routine? Get back on track with some of our special short programs beginning next week!
Yoga Level 1 – Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Pilates Level 1 – Tuesdays 6:35-7:35pm
Fusion – Tuesdays 7:35-8:35pm OR Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am
Yoga for Runners – Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm
Gentle Yoga – Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm
Youth Yoga – Thursdays 4:15-5:15pm
Happy Canada Day!
Facility hours 7am-7pm (please note workout and pool areas close 1/2 hour before scheduled closing time.)
Gymnasium – 7am-9am Adult Basketball, 9am-6:30pm Open Gym
Group Fitness- Hi/Low Class 9:30-10:30am with Kaye
Pool – will re-open July 2nd 5:30am.
Areas Actively Recruiting Volunteers
Shawnessy YMCA – June 2013
Areas that your YMCA flourishes with the help of volunteers:
Group Fitness Instructors
Teen Night Monitors
Youth Sports & Programming
Shawnessy YMCA in Calgary’s south west is actively recruiting certified group fitness instructors to join our fabulous team of volunteer instructors! There will be subbing opportunities as well as full classes available beginning in summer and fall 2013.
If you are interested and a certified group fitness instructor with YMCA, AFLCA or Can-Fit-Pro, please click here to check out the posting.
It’s not too late to join spring classes at the YMCA! So much to choose from! Come in … Have Fun… Be healthy.
For more information, please call your local branch or take a look at our Program Guides for times and selection.
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