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New Fall Program Session starts this week at the Eau Claire YMCA

Join us and set yourself up for success.

New sessions include :

Mondays – Totally TRX 9:30-10:30am, Outdoor Bootcamp 12:05-12:50pm, Pilates Mat 1 –  12:00-1:00pm, Yoga Level 2 5:15-6:30pm, Fusion 6:35-7:35pm, Totally TRX 7:00-8:00pm or Yoga for Runners 7:40-8:40pm

Tuesdays – Tai Chi Level 1 12:05-12:50pm, TRX Cycle 12:05-12:50pm, Yoga Active 5:15-6:15, TRX Bootcamp 5:30-6:30pm, Advanced Resistance Training 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesdays – Yoga Active 12:00-1:00pm, Outdoor Bootcamp 12:05-122:50pm, Zumba Gold 1:15-2:15pm, Metabolic Conditioning 5:10-6:10pm, Yoga Passive 5:15-6:16pm, Pilates Infused Core 6:15-7:15pm, Zumba 6:30-7:30pm, Women’s Resistance Training 6:30-7:30pm

Thursdays – Yoga Active 6:00-7:00am, Tai Chi Level 2 12:05-12:50pm, Boxer’s Workout 5:15-6:45pm

Fridays – TRX Bootcamp 10:00-11:00am, Yoga Passive 12:00-1:00pm, Intro to Olympic and Platform lifting 12:00-1:00pm, Kettlebell Bootcamp 12:00-1:00pm.

October 28th – December 15th (exceptions Outdoor Bootcamp 3 weeks,

Intro to Olympic Lifting 4 weeks only)

See Member Services or call 403-781-1684 for more information.



To Find Out What You’re Really Made Of

The truth is, “People are capable of so much    more than they think.”


To Be a Role Model

“I ‘tri’ to teach myself—what we’re all capable of.”


For the Triumphant Finish

“You feel a lot of different sensory experiences during a race—wind, water, sun, dirt, cold, heat, pain—and they all add up to the triumph of crossing the finish line. It’s an adventure that covers a lot of ground and puts your body through its paces, yet takes less than a day and is wholly satisfying.”


To Surprise Yourself

In triathlon, “You always find new boundaries to push, and you discover you’re stronger than you thought.”


To Push Boundaries

“I race to see how far I can push myself, whether it’s for a better time or to see if I can complete a harder race.”


To Satisfy Your Type-A Personality

“I LOVE to plan things, so putting together a training calendar is super fun for me.

“Also, if I don’t set a goal for myself, and put something on the calendar, I will be a lazy bum.”


For the Variety

“Training for three sports is so much more interesting than just training for one.”


To Expand Your Comfort Zone

“Pushing my physical limits teaches me to be comfortable being uncomfortable…in training and life.”


To Meet New People

Triathletes are motivated people. They are always up for a swim, a ride or an adventure. Open up your circle of friends and see what you find.


Bragging Rights

Some people want to cross it off their bucket list, others have something to prove: Whatever your motivation is, it feels really good to say, “Yeah, I’ve done a triathlon.”

  • Source – Active Insider April 4, 2013

The Eau Claire YMCA has programs to help you complete your first Triathlon or improve on previous times.

Triathlon Swim Programs

M, W, F – 6:00-7:00 am         Full

M, W, F – 5:00-6:00 pm

Tu, Th – 8:30-9:30 pm

Triahlon Resistance Training

M, W 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Run for your life

Th 5:15-6:45 pm

TRX Cycle

Tu 12:05-1:00 pm

Sat 11:15 am-12:15 pm

Yoga for Runners

M 7:40-8:40 pm

Visit Member Services for more information and to register today!


Yoga for Runners at the Eau Claire YMCA

Are you a runner?

Know you need to stretch more…

Join Yoga for Runners, Mondays 7:40-8:40 pm.



This yoga program is designed specifically for runners and will address specific areas of tightness and muscles imbalances associated with runs. Help prevent and overcome injuries and enhance physical conditioning.

Discover how yoga will help improve flexibility, core strength, balance, and endurance as well as help you develop better breathing patterns and running form.

Next program starts April 1st.

Please call 403-269-6701 for more information and to register.

Yoga Level 1 – with a runner’s focus – Mondays 7:40-8:40pm at the Eau Claire YMCA

While Yoga might not offer the heart pumping high your routine run does, it will provide the strength, balance and flexibility you won’t find on a trail or a treadmill.

As a runner…

1. YOU WANT: Total-body fitness (not just strong legs)
YOU NEED: Upper-body strength

The repetitive motions of running can lead to a lot of tightness in the neck, shoulders, hamstrings, and hips. “Yoga brings more movement into your body, much more movement in the hips, and a more relaxed face and shoulders. Yoga will also help develop your upper body to balance your already-strong legs. Try the following pose to give your legs a break and build arm strength. If anyone asks, you’re practicing a stealth spy move.

2. YOU WANT: Pain-free running
YOU NEED: Increased strength and flexibility

Yoga will eliminate the tightness that leads to pain by opening up your joints. But remember, safety first. The tighter people are, the safer they need to be; especially with runners, who tend to be goal-oriented, the muscles you use for running are strong but [running] doesn’t use all your muscles. A yoga pose requires all the muscles work in tandem.

3. YOU WANT: Injury prevention
YOU NEED: Perfect posture

It’s critical to maintain a range of motion and stretch out the muscles that get tight from running.”

4. YOU WANT: Agility
YOU NEED: Correct stretching

You stretch before you run, but practicing a few yoga poses afterward when your muscles are warm will make you feel a whole lot better the next day.

5. YOU WANT: Faster recovery
YOU NEED: Consistent yoga practice

Yoga can help you recover faster by preventing a buildup in scar tissue.

Read more at Women’s Health: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/yoga/yoga-for-runners#ixzz29UroZfPO

Whether you’re training for a marathon or just looking to improve your fitness through running or jogging, Eau Claire YMCA’s Yoga For Runners is a must!

Join Stephanie for this specific Yoga Level 1 (Yogo for Runners) on Mondays 7:40-8:40pm at the Eau Claire YMCA –

7 week session starts October 29th.

Visit www.ymcacalgary.org or call 403-269-6701 to register.