You’ve sprung ahead one hour and your winter jacket is hanging in the back of the closet, unused. Spring is coming!
Get a head start on the new season by trying out one of the Saddletowne YMCA’s Adult Fitness classes. March 28th through April 3rd, we will be offering FREE demo classes showcasing martial arts, group fitness, dance and more. Click here for a complete schedule- we’ll see you then!
Stop by the Saddletowne Preschool Room over the Spring break and meet our friendly teaching team. Bring your preschooler and get crafty with art, or run, throw, catch and jump in our multipurpose room.
Whether your child is already registered, or you are looking for the right class for your little learner, we look forward to seeing you!
Monday March 28th: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Thursday March 31st: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Friday April 1st: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
University of Calgary nursing students are partnering with the Saddletowne YMCA and hosting an event called “Big Plans?” that will raise awareness about career options and pathways to help students in grades 6 to 9 achieve their goals.
This event will be taking place at the Saddletowne YMCA on March 18th, 2016 starting at 4:00 pm.
There will be games and activities for grades 6 to 9 that highlight the importance of post-secondary education and career planning. Refreshments will be provided.
We’ll see you there!
Visit the Saddletowne YMCA Saturday, December 19th from 1:00-4:00 PM for our Community Wellness Day. There will be games, activities and more throughout the afternoon, and access is FREE for everyone.
Click here for a full list of activities, and don’t forget to bring your bathing suit!
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
Summer sees a change to operations within YMCA Calgary Childcare Centres and Child Minding Areas. And, this change might be just what you are looking for to enhance your child’s summer experience.
Childcare and Child Minding each offer unique experiences – read on to learn more and to see if you would like to explore available options further.
YMCA Childcare and Child Minding – where kids play and learn!
Childcare: Licensed childcare for children aged 19 months – 6 years
Temporary openings are available for 1/2 or full days over the summer months. This option is available due to turnover within the centre as older children leave in preparation for kindergarten and new children have not yet started. All days may not have availability.
This may be an option for families who need a few days or a week of care for their child over the summer. It may also be a fit for a child attending a 1/2 day of camp and then requiring childcare for the balance of the day.
As always, full-time permanent spaces in our centres will be filled from our existing waitlists.
Availability is limited and inquiries should be directed to each centre’s Childcare Director:
Eau Claire – Margaret Ferriss T 403-781-1666
Saddletowne- Merle Clarke T 403-537-2722
Shawnessy – Trudy Halvorsen T 403-254-3211
Child Minding: Short term care for your child aged 6 weeks – 10 years
This is the place for kids to be while their parent/guardian is using the facility. Equipped with toys, games and caring adults who love to spend time talking and playing with children you can feel confident that your child is well cared for while you are furthering your own health and wellness goals.
During the summer all of our areas see a decrease in usage which can open up opportunities for casual bookings. Member children 6 weeks – 35 months are FREE while a minimal charge applies to both older member children and non-members.
Visit or contact the Child Minding Area at your branch today:
Crowfoot YMCA T 403-241-4618
Eau Claire YMCA T 403-781-1669
Saddletowne YMCA T 403-537-2724
Shawnessy YMCA T 403-254-3217
The Shawnessy Child Development Centre has some very happy children. With summer fast approaching and outdoor play time lengthening, staff decided it was time to clean and revamp the outdoor play yard with some new toys and equipment. After all of the current equipment was removed from the play yard to be cleaned, the children had a few things to say about where the climbers and play house had disappeared to:
- “It was sucked up into the ground!”
- “The shed ate the climbers and slide! It is going to burst!”
- “Someone took them and put them in the grass area. We will need to talk to someone about that.”
- “Now we can ride the bikes all over and not worry about anything else.”
- “What is going on here? Trudy will have to figure this out.”
Equipment has now been returned to the play yard, along with some new structures for creative adventures – take a look!
Register here or call us at 403-237-2393 to start your training!
Stop by the Saddletowne YMCA on Sunday, June 7th for an exciting afternoon of games, activities and fun! We will be promoting healthy lifestyles for children, youth and families- there will be something for everyone!
Admission to the YMCA is free from 1:00-4:00 PM- don’t forget your bathing suit!
On Monday June 8, we are unable to process any credit card or debit payments as we implement a software upgrade to serve you better.
During this period, drop-in fees will not be charged but picture ID will be required for access. Please ask our staff about options for program registration and membership purchase.
Thank you for your patience as we work to better serve our community!
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