Beginning April 5
M: $108 NM: $162 (12 classes)
The Eau Claire YMCA has 2 squash/racquetball courts. You can book online or by talking to member services. There are even racquets you can use.
There are multiple Tai Chi classes offered throughout the week at a number of YMCA Calgary locations. This ancient martial art is about centering your focus and improving your mental and physical stamina. Other martial arts offered include Hap Ki Do, Capoeira, Karate
Parkour is a whole body sport aimed at getting around the urban landscape in the quickest, most efficient way possible – using only your body and your surroundings.
It uses movements like rolls, jumps and climbing in combination with free running; freestyle gymnastics. Youth can learn moves to scale walls, jump gaps, balance on rails, and climb poles. There are classes offered to youth at a number of YMCA Calgary locations.
Belly dancing and Social Dance
Move your hips and learn to coordinate dancing with a veil in belly dancing classes with other women. Or, as a couple, you can learn the basic steps for classic dances like the Fox Trot, Rhumba, Waltz, Jive and Two Step.
There’s even a children’s cooking class for 3-5 year olds!
The South Health Campus YMCA is part of the South Health Campus Wellness Centre which includes a Wellness Kitchen. The Cookie Monster’s class gives kids the opportunity to learn about nutrition and food preparation by making some simple and easy recipes. And they get to eat what they make!
Check out our program guides to learn more about the classes and programs available to you and your family!!
Registration (members) for Spring and Summer sessions opens February 24.
Beginning January 18
M: $90 NM: $135 (10 classes)
Beginning January 18
M: $90 NM: $135 (10 classes)
On Saturdays beginning January 11, Saddletowne YMCA will be offering registered Tai Chi classes from 11-12:30.
The instructor will teach 24-form, 48-form & Tai Chi Sword, Dong-Moon Tai Chi. Dong Moon 24-forms & 48-forms have a similar sequence to Chinese Yang style Tai Chi, however the styles differ in the more detailed skills.
Some of the benefits you can expect from Tai Chi are:
- Stronger lower body and increased upper body flexibility which helps to maintain function & independence, improve balance and prevent falls or injuries resulting from falls.
- Cleansing of internal organs through various actions that stimulate and strengthen the core thus improving digestion and assisting the body to purge toxins and fatty elements.
- Stabilized metabolism and improved circulation which helps to protect against or improve various cardiovascular diseases.
- Stress reduction, improved memory and concentration and a sense of calm and well-being through brain engaging activities.
As Tai Chi is an art that requires practice and progression through various skills that build upon each other, it is important to register early and practice regularly.
Sign up for a class today!
Saturdays | 11:00-12:30pm
Starting January 11
M$99 NM$149 (11 classes)
To register call 403-237-2393 or visit ymcacalgary.org for more information and our full course listings.
Space is limited, first come first serve.
Not all registered programs will be represented during Demo Week.
DEMO Days Schedules:
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.
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!
This is your chance to come try out some of our registered classes for FREE! Always been curious about what TRX is? Been meaning to try out Yoga for ages? Come on out next week to try out any of the following classes:
Monday, March 25:
9:00-10:00am TRX Bootcamp – MP3
5:00-6:00pm Family Yoga – MP2
7:00-8:30pm Yoga Level 2 – MP2
Tuesday, March 26:
8:45-9:45am Aqua Boot Camp – Training Pool
3:00-3:45pm Baby and Me H20 – Training Pool
5:30-6:30pm Yoga Level 1 – MP2
6:45-7:45pm Boxer’s Workout – MP2
Wednesday, March 27:
6:00-7:00am Interval Blast – Gym
8:45-9:45am Yin/Yang Yoga – MP2
Thursday, March 28:
4:15-5:15pm Youth Yoga – MP2
5:30-6:30pm Gentle Yoga – MP2
5:30-6:30pm Zumba – MP3
6:45-7:45pm Tai Chi – MP3
Saturday, March 30:
9:00-10:00am Yoga Level 1 – MP2
9:00-10:00am Hard Core – Weight Floor
Tai Chi is a great way to be active. Train your body as well as your mind as you work this ancient form of martial arts.
Tuesdays 12:05-1:00pm level 1
Thursdays 12:05-1:00pm level 2
A body in motion is always headed in the right direction.
For more information please call Cathi at 403-781-1684
Tina Thrussel, Instructor, describes A Taste of Movement…
If you find the idea of aerobic or dance classes a little intimidating, or if you’re just curious and want to try out different forms of movement, then A Taste of Movement is the class for you! In this class we’ll explore the basics of a number of different movement modalities (those incorporated into Nia – Jazz Dance, Duncan Dance, Modern Dance, Tai Chi, Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Yoga, the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkreis Method) in a light-hearted and fun way.
As an added bonus, you’ll learn the BrainDance – a series of movements that wire the central nervous system so that the brain can operate at its full potential. BrainDance can be used as a warmup for sports, exercise or dance; before tests, performances and
presentations; after sitting for long periods of time, or during computer work and TV watching, for brain reorganization, recuperation and oxygenation, a centering body/brain warm-up, and to wake up or calm down.
Come and get a taste of movement at the FREE demo class on Tues, Feb 12th from 8:00-9:00 pm at the Saddletowne YMCA!
Woman Who Dances with Light
(Aka Tina Thrussell)
Inspiring you to bring more Life into your life.
The registered session for A Taste of Movement will run as follows:
Tuesdays, February 19th – March 19th
Contact Member Services (403-237-2393) to register.
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