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Ready for a New Fitness Challenge?

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

Sport Conditioning

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

Advanced Conditioning

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

FREE Demo Classes at the Saddletowne YMCA

Get Your Move On! Here are a dozen & 1 ways to do it! Attend a free demo class and enter to win a FREE registered class! One ballot provided for each demo class attended. Must attend the full class. Draw will occur on December 24, 2014 at 12:00pm. Winner will be contacted by phone or email.


Saturday, December 13

Pilates Level 1 – 8:00-9:00am – Studio B – Jacqui

Self Defense – 9:30-10:30am – MP1 – Geri

Sunday, December 14

Fitness Kickboxing – 6:30-7:30pm – Studio B – Diane

Monday, December 15

Belly Dance – 6:30-7:30pm – Studio B – Serena

AquaBootcamp – 7:00-7:45pm – Pool – Kristin

Tuesday, December 16

Active Yoga – 5:15-6:15pm – Studio B – Agatha

TRX – 6:30-7:30pm – Studio B – Agatha

Wednesday, December 17

Bellyfit® – 5:30-6:30pm – Studio B – Serena

Active Yoga – 6:00-7:00pm – Studio A – Agatha

Metabolic Conditioning – 7:15-8pm – Studio A – Agatha

Thursday, December 18

Hard Core – 6:00-7:00pm – Studio B – Agatha

Kettlebell Bootcamp – 6:30-7:30pm – MP1 – Jacqui

Monday, December 22

Women’s Resistance – 9:30-10:30am – Studio B – Kaia

Bellyfit SAGE™ – 10:30-11:30am – Studio A – Serena

YMCA programs free September 3-8th

Looking to supliment your current workouts? Want to try something new?

YMCA Calgary is offering free programs at all of our locations September 3-8th. Please visit your branch for individual schedules.

Try zumba, yoga active, yoga passive, metabollic conditioining, TRX, TRX cycle, Women’s resistance training, Boxer’s workouts, Kettlebell bootcamps and much more!

*NEW TRX/Cycle at the Eau Claire YMCA


Experience the strength and functional workout of the TRX combined with the cardiovascular challenge of group cycling.

Tuesdays 12:05-12:50pm

Saturdays 8:15-9:15am

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

It’s not to late to join registered programs at the YMCA

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.

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!

DEMO WEEK Saddletowne YMCA March 25-31, 2013

This is your opportunity to try out some of our Registered classes for FREE! Please note that evening drop-in fitness classes will not be running during demo week.

Monday, March 25
6:00-7:00pm Belly Dancing Level 1 – Studio B
7:15-8:15pm Circuit Training – Studio B
Tuesday, March 26
5:45-6:45pm Boxer’s Workout – Studio B
6:30-7:00pm Martial Arts – Capoeira – Youth (6-11yrs) – MP1
7:30-8:00pm Martial Arts – Capoeira – Adult (12+) – MP1
7:30-8:30pm Intro to Olympic Lifting – Weight Floor
Wednesday, March 27
5:15-6:15pm Dance-NIA – Studio B
5:45-6:45pm Martial Arts – Hap Ki Do Adult (12+) – MP1
7:00-8:00pm Qi Gong Presentation – MP1
Thursday, March 28
10:15-11:15am Functional Training – Studio A
1:30-2:30pm Dance – NIA – Studio A
4:45-5:30pm Qi Gong – Youth (8-14) – MP1
6:00-6:30pm Cardio Kickboxing – Studio B
7:30-8:30pm Hard Core – Studio A
Friday, March 29
Facility Open Holiday Hours 7:00am-8:30pm
Saturday, March 30
10:45-11:15am Yoga Level 2 – Power Yoga – Studio A
11:30-12:00pm ZUMBA – Studio A
12:15-12:45pm ZUMBA Family – Studio A
Sunday, March 31
9:00-10:00am Metabolic conditioning – Studio B


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

Program Spring Registration is Now Open to All YMCA Members

YMCA Member Registration is in full swing!
Members are able to register now, and there is now exactly one week until Non-Members are able to register into programs. If you are a member, that means you hvae less than 1 week to get yourself of your loved ones into your favorite programs before they inevitably fill up on Tuesday March 5th.

Listed below are just a few amazing opportunities for both adults and youth offered by YMCA Calgary.

Steve Nash Basketball – An association-wide program, taking place at Crowfoot, Eau Claire, Saddletowne, and Shawnessy locations. Open to ages 6-13yrs, Steve Nash Basketball is a national youth basketball program designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game for basketball among Canadian youth.

Fusion Fitness – A non-purist approach to traditional forms of training. It is a perfect blend of Yoga, Pilates and Fitness Conditioning that challenges strength, balance, flexibility, increases stamina and focuses the mind while cleansing the spirit.

Active Y Kids – Offers youth a chance to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Designed to improve overall health, Active Y Kids incorporates cardiovascular and muscular conditioning activities, nutrition sessions, and self-development education.

Active Older Adult (AOA) – Learn safe, effective ways to include more free weight, on-the-ball and advanced balance exercises into your life. Open to ages 55Y+

Cookie Monsters – Allows children to express themselves through food preparation and selection, nutrition and cooking. The best part: the kids get to eat what they make!  Open for ages 3-5Y

Junior Lifeguard Club – Introduces you to lifesaving techniques and first aid skills. Youth will gain experience in accident prevention and dealing with the public. Participants must be aged 10-15yrs, and able to swim 50 metres and tread water for one minute.

TRX Bootcamp – Just what you need to tone up that beach-body!  This bootcamp style class will help you discover new training techniques with the TRX Suspension trainer.  A push in the right direction!

Capoeira – Elements of dance and acrobatics are incorporated into mixed martial arts offered by AXE Capoeira. Classes are offered to ages 6-11Y as well as 12Y+ for all abilities involving cardiovascular and muscular components as well as various forms of Brazilian music.

For more information on these or any other YMCA programming, please contact your closest YMCA branch.