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INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Instructional Programs open to everyone!! How do I get started? 1. Your complete address, e-mail and your barcode have to be entered in our database. This will allow the system to generate a P.I.N. that is required for you to gain access and be able to register online. 2. If you have registered for a programme in Athletics & Recreation in the past and your e-mail address is in the system, you can get your barcode and password by doing the following:  a) Go to b) Click on the tab “My Account” c) Click on “What is my Barcode/Pin?” d) Enter your e-mail address e) Your bar code and P.I.N. will be automatically e-mailed to you. 3. You must have VISA, Mastercard, or AMEX to register on-line. For more information or assistance, e-mail us at or call us at 905.525.9140 ext 24464 Please note: First Aid courses are not available for online registration. Must be done via fax, mail or in person. Forms can be found under Instructional Programs, First Aid on our website

General Inquiries & Registration Information:

McMaster University, Department of Athletics and Recreation David Braley Athletic Centre WG101 (905) 525-9140 or (905) 529-7070 Web: ext. 24464 or ext. 24612 Email:

Fax: (905) 777-0126


Begins April 1 for instructional programs. Registrations are in-person, mail or on-line. To avoid disappointment, register early. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cancellations, Changes

Class sizes, in most cases will be limited. You will be contacted by phone if the program is cancelled or full. Recreation Services reserves the right to cancel or combine any class with insufficient registration or change the time, location or fee if necessary.


All instructional fees quoted include the H.S.T. unless otherwise noted. Accepted forms of payment are cash, cheque, debit card, VISA, Mastercard and American Express.


Refunds are subject to prorating and refunds will not be processed after the half way point of a program. Refunds less than $10.00 will be credited to your account. NSF cheques are assessed a $50 administrative fee.


50 metre - 6 lane pool, 200 metre indoor track, indoor climbing wall, sprung hardwood and composite floor gymnasiums, 50 ft Alpine Tower, sprung hardwood floor dance studios, squash courts, racquet ball court, practise fields and sauna. The Pulse Fitness Centre is an extensive supervised facility containing computerized stationary bikes, stair climbers, treadmills, rowing machines, free weights, weight machines, a group fitness studio, the Hank Ray Cycling Studio and the Feather Family Climbing Wall. Construction Notice Construction will be taking place on the Outdoor track and Grass Field B during the Spring and Summer season. Access to Alumni Field will be restricted to the north field gates by Lot H. Please use the stadium concourse for access to Ron Joyce Stadium, David Braley Athletic Centre and Ivor Wynne Centre from Lot H during construction.



Rental Rates (HST not included)

Membership Packages

For access to Athletics & Recreation Complex only, Pulse Fitness Centre extra. CATEGORY A Students • Undergraduates (full-time) • Graduate (full-time) • Medical (1st, 2nd, 3rd year) • Undergrads (part-time) • Fall/Winter Courses • February to July Courses • Summer Courses • Grad (part-time) • MBA (full and part-time) CATEGORY

FEE PER TERM (HST included) Four Months

Eight Months

Twelve Months

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge for terms in which the person is registered


Twelve Months

B Visiting Students



C Employee/Senior (55+), Alumni/High School



D Community



E McMaster Retiree (After May 1/99)



F Corporate (6:00 am - 8:00am M-F)



Contact the customer Service Office for details (ext. 24464)

Contact the customer Service Office for details (ext. 24464)

G Family

High School Student Fitness Membership Special (Includes Pulse Access) (available to 14-17 year olds only) Two months anytime between May 1 - August 31 Only $100.00 (including tax)

FACILITY HOURS OF OPERATION While not anticipated, facility hours of operation are subject to change. Building Hours (April 30 to September 3, 2012) Monday to Friday 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm

Activity Areas Close 9:20 pm 5:20 pm

Fields will remain open until 10:00pm on weekdays and 6:00pm on weekends, exception to rentals booked after hours.

NOTE Significant construction, renovations and special events may also affect access. The Athletics and Recreation Facilities will be closed on April 6, April 8, April 26 (after 4pm only), May 21, July 1, 2, August 6 and September 2 & 3, 2012, with modified hours during long weekends. Business Office Spring/Summer Business Office hours Monday - Friday 8:30am-5:00pm April 23 - Aug 31. For programme or membership information contact (905) 525-9140 ext. 24464 or email


SERVICES PACKAGES Must have validated McMaster Student ID or current recreation membership to purchase any of the following services. Other terms are available, please contact the Customer Service Office ext 24464. CATEGORY STUDENT FEES PER TERM (HST included) Four Months Eight Months Twelve Months A Towel • includes use of towel $17.00 $34.00 $51.00 and temporary day use of locker $26.00 $52.00 $78.00 B Locker Half Locker $17.00 $34.00 $51.00 C Pulse (Including $63.00 $119.00 $158.00 Climbling Wall) * I n order to use the Climbing Wall, you must pass a belay test (available during climbing wall operating hours). If you are unable to pass the belay test, you must attend the Climbing Wall Orientation Workshop (see page 5). **Pulse membership includes access to all cardio equipment, climbing wall, fitness classes including power pacing (cycling) and weight equipment in the Pulse only. Please ensure your belongings are secured at all times. Management is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal property. I Administrative Fees (a) Clean out of lockers $10.00 (b) One-time grace pass (rec card misplaced) $2.00 (c) Refunds or payroll deduction cancellations prior to completion of commitment $15.00 (d) NSF cheque returned fee $50.00 II Rentals (a) Guest locks or guest towels per visit Towels $2.00 Locks $1.00 III Replacement Charges/Lost Apparel (not including H.S.T.) (a) Recreation cards $10.00 (b) Combination Locks $7.00 (c) Lost sports equipment (depends upon replacement value) (d) Towel $8.00 IV Guest Passes (including H.S.T.) (allows Pulse access and towel service for a full day, not including Indoor Track) (a) 1 time $10.00 (b) 3 times $26.00


OPERATING GUIDELINES Please follow these basic rules while using the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Other rules applicable to a specific area are posted throughout the building and must be followed. 1. All visitors should report to the Joan Buddle Service Desk. Staff may ask you to present proper ID. You may be asked to leave the building if you fail to provide the proper identification or proof of membership. 2. Recreation members may keep articles locked in temporary day lockers only during period of facility use (rental lockers excepted). Lockers left overnight with locks attached will have their locks removed and contents will be secured by staff. There is a fee to retrieve secured articles. Management is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal property. We strongly recommend you secure all your belongings at all times in the facility. 3. Guests are welcome to use the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Guest fee payments are made at the Service Desk. 4. Facility use privileges are non-transferable.Recreation/Pulse memberships are for use by purchasing member only. If a non-member is found fraudulently using a membership, both member and non-member will lose current and future membership privileges and the Student Code of Conduct protocols will be followed . 5. All personal belongings must be removed from rented lockers by the expiry date of your service. Any and all articles left behind are assumed unwanted by their owner and will be disposed of after two months in accordance with University policy regarding lost and found articles. Management is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal property. 6. It is important that participants wear appropriate foot wear when participating in the the activity areas within the Athletics and Recreation Centre. Street Wear shoes are not allowed in indoor play areas. 7. Inappropriate behaviour such as swearing and or physical or verbal abuse will result in the immediate loss of all current and future membership privileges. 8. Squash goggles are mandatory while playing in the squash courts.

Drop-in Recreation

Check our website for open court and gym times. See pages 8 & 9 for open pool times. Feather Family Climbing Wall Hours (April 3 – September 1) Tuesday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Climbing Wall Orientation Workshops Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm For more information on the Feather Family Climbing Wall, call (905)525-9140 ext. 23879 or 26384 or e-mail To register for Climbing Wall Orientation Workshop, please go to the Business Office, DBAC WG101.



Based on this belief, the Department of Athletics and Recreation has launched the McMaster Athlete’s Care program. This program focuses on providing mentorship and support to the youth in Hamilton. Our 800+ student-athletes work with a number of Hamilton community organizations and schools, all for ithe purpose of cultivating potential, one child at a time. If you would like to help us make a difference, please visit our website at or call Leah Henderson at 905-525-9140 ext. 23665.


LIFESAVING LEADERSHIP NLS (National Lifeguard Certification) - Pool Option Prerequiste: 16 years of age, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid. Participants learn teamwork, leadership and preventative techniques. The nationally recognized certification focuses on recognition and emergency and rescue procedures as well as physical fitness. Successful candidates are qualified to guard at pools in Canada, 100% attendance is mandatory. Textbook is included. Member: $ 259.00 Non-Member: $279.00 Bar Code Starts Ends Location 15146 25-May-12 10-June-12 Pool and DBAC WB111 *No class weekend of June 1, 2, 3

Day Time Fri 5:00pm-9:30pm Sat 9:00am-5:30pm Sun 9:00am-5:30pm

NLS Recertification The Lifesaving Society has significantly revised the NLS course. The new NLS standards include several fitness components as well as immbolization techniques for corner, land, lumbar, deep and shallow spirals. Re-cert candidates MUST be able to demonstrate all of the skills required for the new NLS. Prerequisite: Original NLS certification or last re-certification dated no more than 5 years. Please contact Aquatics at (905) 525-9140 ext. 27526 if you have further questions. Member: $70.00 Non-Member: $80.00 Bar Code Starts 15147 3-June-12

Location Pool

Day Sun

Time 11:00am - 3:00pm

SUMMER PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE SWIMMING LESSONS McMaster University offers private and semi-private Lessons available to all ages, children through adults. Lessons can be tailored to suit personal goals, such as stroke improvement or can mimic the Red Cross Swim Kids Program. Lessons are available in one week sessions Monday - Friday 2:30 - 3:00 pm, July 3 - July 22 and August 13 - 24. Note: Participants should be close in ability. For example, Swim Kids Levels 5&7 can be grouped together, but Swim Kids Levels 1 & 5 cannot. Please contact the Aquatics Office at (905) 525-9140 ext. 27526 should you have any questions.


SWIMMING All recreational swims are open to recreation members only. Community members must buy a day pass or a membership to the facility in order to swim. Please check sign postings or website regularly for any adjustments or cancellations to the regular schedule or e-mail to receive pool updates via e-mail. Leisure Swims are intended for those who do not wish to swim laps. Please note that patrons who are not swimming are not allowed on deck during recreational swim times. Diving boards are only open during deep end leisure swims. Water running is available during short course swims, deep end only. SCHEDULE IN EFFECT APRIL 30 – JUNE 29, 2012 Note: Due to special events or holidays, rec swims may be cancelled. Check for upcoming cancellations. Day




7:30am - 8:30am 8:30am - 9:30am 11:00am - 1:30pm 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Shallow End Lengths Shallow End Lengths, Men’s Only Shallow End Lengths, Deep End Leisure Shallow End Lengths


11:00am-1:30pm 3:45pm-5:00pm 8:15pm - 9:30pm

Long Course Lengths Long Course Lengths Shallow End Lengths


7:30am-8:30am 11:00am-1:30pm 3:45pm-5:00pm

Shallow End Lengths, 3 Lengths only Shallow End Lengths, Deep End Leisure Deep End Lengths


11:00am-1:30pm 3:45pm-5:00pm 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Long Course Lengths Long Course Lengths(Half Pool) Long Course Lengths (Half Pool)


7:30am - 8:30am 8:30am - 9:30am 11:00am-1:30pm 3:45pm-5:00pm 8:30pm-9:30pm

Shallow End Lengths Shallow End Lengths, Women’s Only Shallow End Lengths, Deep End Leisure Shallow End Lengths Shallow End Lengths


SCHEDULE IN EFFECT JULY 3 – AUGUST 24, 2012 Note: Due to special events or holidays, rec swims may be cancelled. Check for upcoming cancellations. Day




7:30am - 8:30am 12:15pm - 2:15pm* 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Shallow End Lengths Shallow End Lengths, Deep End Leisure Shallow End Lengths


12:15pm - 2:15pm* 4:00pm - 5:00pm 8:15pm - 9:30pm

Long Course Lengths Long Course Lengths (Half Pool) Shallow End Lengths


7:30am - 8:30am 12:15pm -2:15pm* 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Shallow End Lengths, 3 Lengths only Shallow End Lengths, Deep End Leisure Deep End Lengths


12:15pm -2:15pm* 4:00pm - 5:00pm 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Long Course Lengths Long Course Lengths(Half Pool) Long Course Lengths


7:30am -8:30am 12:15pm - 2:15pm* 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Shallow End Lengths Shallow End Lengths, Deep end Leisure Shallow End Lengths

Sunday 12:00pm - 2:30pm Shallow end Lengths *July 30-Aug 3 & Aug 6-Aug 10, time adjusted to 12:15pm-1:15pm

MASTERS/TRIATHLON SWIMMING The Masters/ TRI swimming is an adult program designed to encourage fitness through swimming. If you are interested in learning to swim all four competitive strokes, or if you have been swimming for a number of years already- we have the program for you! The Masters / Tri group trains three times per week in the Ivor Wynne Centre. We have a six-lane 50-meter, salt-water pool. The Masters/ Tri group has a range of athletes from novice to elite level swimmers, The goal of the program is to increase physical fitness, improve stroke techniques and receive regular coaching. If you are interested in a non-weight bearing sport in a positive environment- you should come and give swimming a try! Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day Time 15148 Apr 17 June 28 Pool Tues 7:00-8:00pm Thurs 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $95.00 members Fee: $145.00 non-members


Children’s Programs Summer Camps We offer a wide range of camps each year including sport-specific FUNdamentals and high performance camps, beyond-multi-sport, and experientialeducation activity camps. Each camp is designed for specific age levels ranging from 6-19 years of age. Descriptions of each camp, including dates, ages and fees can be found at Superhero Training Academy (STA) The Superhero Training Academy is a fitness program designed specifically for children, ages 5 to 16 years, with special needs. Participants must be ambulatory. The program focuses on improving fitness fundamentals, such as balance, flexibility, coordination and strength, while also promoting the development of social skills, such as listening to instructions and working co-operatively in groups. In order to achieve these goals, children receive the undivided attention of one or two dedicated McMaster student volunteers. Parents are welcome to stay and observe. For further details contact the program coordinator at Fee: $100.00 Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day Time 15149 12-May-12 30-June-12 Sports Hall Sat 10:00am-11:00am VOLUNTEER Opportunity - if you are interested in volunteering with this program please contact us today! Track Time This program will introduce children ages 6 -12 to the sport of Indoor Track and Field. In addition to learning the correct way to run, jump and throw, participants will be taught specific drills to improve their speed, rhythm, strength and balance; skills which are transferable to other sports and activities. Progress and development will be monitored through a series of fun and interesting challenges. Training sessions will be held at the 200m indoor track located in the David Braley Athletic Centre, as well as outdoors when weather permits. Track Time is the official developmental youth program for Athletics Ontario. This new and innovative program will be delivered in partnership with Stoney Creek Athletics. Fee: $76.00 Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day 15105 28-Apr-12 23-June-12 Indoor Track Sat


Time 11:00am-12:00pm

DANCE Ballet (Beginner) An introduction to ballet techniques. Posture, foot and arm placements, steps and gesture are included, at the barre and in the centre. Instructor: Irina Aoucheva (previously of the Russian Kantete Ballet) Day: Wednesday Dates: May 2 - June 20 Time: 4:30 pm - 5:25 pm Location: Rose Hill Studio Fee: $37 members $74 non-members Code: 15122 Ballet (Beginner/Intermediate) This longer class will continue to work on techniques learned in Beginner, and will include more difficult combinations. Instructor: Irina Aoucheva (previously of the Russian Kantete Ballet) Day: Wednesday Dates: May 2 - June 20 Time: 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm Location: Rose Hill Studio Fee: $46 members $92 non-members Code: 15123


DANCE Belly Dance (Beginner/Intermediate Combo) This program welcomes new students and also those with some basic experience who will continue to work on moves. Small class size and extended length allows instructor to accommodate both levels. This class will emphsize fun and sensuality. Skills will include shimmies and undulations, subtle hand and hip movements and developing a personal style to Middle Eastern rhythms. Instructor: Ilana Salazar Spring Day: Tuesday Dates: May 1 - June 19 Time: 6:00 pm - 7:25 pm Location: W202/203 (The Robert E. Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio) Fee: $55 mem. $110 non-mem. Code: 15136 Hip-Hop (Beginner) This dance class will involve contemporary moves from club dance and music television. Emphasis is on energy, rhythm and articulation. Instructors: Monday: Cheryl, Wednesday: Aiden Spring Day: Monday Wednesday Dates: April 30 - June 18 May 2 - June 20 (7 week course) (8 week course) No class May 21 Time: 6:30pm - 7:25pm 8:00pm - 8:55pm Location: W202/203 (The Robert E. W202/203 (The Robert E. Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio) Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio) Fee: $32 mem. $64 non-mem. $37 mem. $74 non-mem Code: 14165 15154 Dance Diva Want to express your inner Diva? Dance in a way that is fun and flirty, but ultimately makes you feel proud of the woman you are! Let Anita McFarlane, Pulse Instructor and dancer extraordinaire help you learn to move your body in ways that will leave you feeling invigorated, empowered and beautiful! Held in the privacy of the Rose Hill Studio. Spring Day: Wednesday Dates: May 2 - June 20 Time: 7:00pm - 7:55pm Location: Rose Hill Studio Fee: $37 mem. $74 non-mem. Code: 15151


DANCE Zumba Gold Want to try Zumba? This class is for the active ‘slightly older’ adult who is looking for a great fitness program in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, or students just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. The class will contain all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun. Led by our famous McMaster employee, Sheilah Laffan, winner of the 2011 Healthy Workplace Ambassador Award, the class addresses the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs specific to this population. You will love the enthusiasm Sheilah brings and her ‘fitness for life’ approach. Spring Day: Mondays Dates: April 30 - June 25 (No class May 21) Time: 5:00pm - 5:55pm Location: Rose Hill Studio Fee: $37 mem. $74 non-mem. Code: 15144



The McMaster Strength and Conditioning Program provides the expertise and tools necessary to enhance athletic performance in any sport. Lead by Steve Lidstone, the staff of over 40 strength and conditioning coaches provides services to over 11 teams and 400 McMaster varsity athletes year round. We are now offering the same services to all community athletes 13 years and older. Our vision is to encourage all athletes to achieve their highest potential through utilizing athletic training methods used by McMaster athletes. Our strength and conditioning coaches will utilize your assessment results and provide you with a training program that will give YOU the Competitive Edge

Global Performance Assessment Package and Optional GPA Reassessment package

Our Assessment Includes Global Performance Assessment (GPA), Nutrition Timing and Selection Analysis, Sleep Pattern and Quality Analysis, and Developmental Age & Peak Height Velocity (PHV) Prediction (for youth athletes).


A global-to-regional assessment of how the athlete moves from a flexibility, balance and stability stand point; the foundation of any training program.

Nutrient Timing and Selection Analysis

Athlete is asked to track nutrition over specified time period of time.

Sleep Pattern and Quality Analysis An analysis of athlete sleep patterns and quality.

Development Age & PHV Prediction (for youth athletes)

Utilizing the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model for developing our stars of tomorrow.

Performance Programming

A monthly performance package includes: • A structured dynamic warm up and movement preparation • Strength/Power Torso training • Balance and Coordination training • Speed, Agility, Quickness & Energy System training specific to the athlete’s sport and developmental needs • Proactive Cool Down and Recovery & Regeneration routines Group (2-4 athletes)* $58/group/session *facility membership required for training sessions For Professional, National and Team Training rates please contact McMaster Strength and Conditioning. Create your personalized program package today by contacting us for a free consultation - “Success is a choice.”


BODY COMPOSITION TEST Fast and accurate determination of fat and fat-free mass by means of air displacement (BOD POD). The simple test consists of measuring a person’s body mass, using a very accurate electronic scale, and body volume, which is determined by sitting inside the BOD POD chamber. The BOD POD also provides information on resting metabolic rate and an estimate of a person’s daily energy (calorie) requirement. Fee: $58 (including hst) MAXIMAL AEROBIC POWER OR VO2MAX TEST Maximal Oxygen Uptake: Determination of the maximal amount of oxygen that can be utilized by the body (VO2max), which is considered the “gold standard” measure of cardiorespiratory fitness. It is the most commonly used test of performance for athletes who compete in endurance sports (e.g., running, cycling). The test involves exercising at progressively higher workloads on a stationary cycle or treadmill while breath samples are collected through a mouthpiece. A VO2max test also provides information regarding your anacrobic threshold and your maximal heart rate. Fee: $130 (including hst) SUB-MAXIMAL CARDIORESPIRATORY TESTING Astrand Test of Aerobic Fitness: Prediction of maximal oxygen uptake based on the heart rate response to a submaximal exercise test. The Astrand Test is dependent on several assumptions and is not as precise as the direct measurement of VO2max. However, it provides a reasonably accurate reflection of an individual’s fitness at a lower cost and reduced risk, and requires less time and effort on the part of the subject. Fee: $79 (including hst) WINGATE TEST Determination of maximal power output during a 30 second “all out” sprint on a specialized cycle ergometer. The Wingate Test is extremely demanding and maximally stresses the body’s aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. It is the most commonly used test of performance for athletes who compete in strength/power sports, or those who perform short repeated bursts of activity (e.g., hockey, rugby, soccer). Fee: $53 (including hst) Packages and group discounts are available for information call 905-525-9140 x23575


FIRST AID Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Course This course provides comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace. A variety of topics are covered from basic first aid such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level C, and prevention of disease transmission to more severe sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. Provides you with a 3-year valid certification recognized in the workplace (you can take a short recertification session every 3 years). Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification. You will need to perform the physical skills necessary to demonstrate first aid skills and successfully complete a short exam to receive certification. Fees: member $95, non-member $135, Staff/Faculty $0 Bar Code 15085 15079 15080 15082 15083 15084 15081

Starts Ends 01-May-12 02-May-12 12-May-12 13-May-12 15-May-12 16-May-12 28-May-12 29-May-12 07-June-12 08-June-12 09-June-12 10-June-12 19-June-12 20-June-12

Location WB113 WB113 WB113 WB113 WB113 WB113 WB113

Day Time Tue/Wed 9:00am-5:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00am-5:00pm Tue/Wed 9:00am-5:00pm Mon/Tue 9:00am-5:00pm Thurs/Fri 9:00am-5:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00am-5:00pm Tue/Wed 9:00am-5:00pm

Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR Recertification Course For anyone with a Red Cross Standard First Aid certification (dated within 3 years). This course reviews the skills acquired in Standard First Aid. Proof of current certification required. Fees: member $65, non-member $90, Staff/Faculty $0 Bar Code Date 15086 10-May-12 15087 06-June-12

Location Day WB113 Thurs WB113 Wed

Time 9:00am-5:00pm 9:00am-5:00pm

Please see our website or contact the Registration office for details (905)525-9140 ext. 24464.


INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES Fencing (for children and adults) Improve your co-ordination and reflexes and have fun doing it! Open to participants 12 years of age and up. Course director is Dave O’Donnell, Head Coach of the McMaster Varsity Fencing team. First class is an introduction with demonstration. April 24 demonstration will be in the Fitzhenry Studio W203, June 26 in the Smith Gym. Day: Tuesdays Dates: April 24 - June 19 OR June 26 - August 21 Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location: East aux Gym (Spring), Smith Gym (Summer) Fee: $100 members, $120 non-members Code: 15106 (Spring) OR 15107 (Summer) Karate (Spring & Summer) Join Sensei Phil McColl in this very popular and dynamic program designed for all belt levels. Sensei McColl has been one of our outstanding instructors for over 25 years and has developed well over 50 quality black belts. His travels have taken him all over the world. Dates: May 1 - August 23 (no class June 26 or June 28) Day: Tuesday & Thursday Time: 8:00 - 9:25 pm Location: W202/203 (The Robert E. Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio) Fee: $109 members, $243 non-members Code: 15130 Muay Thai McMaster Muay Thai Fitness program offers superb physical conditioning while you learn Thailand’s revered national sport – Muay Thai (Boxing of Thailand as seen in the movie On Bak). Muay Thai is today’s most effective and efficient stand up fighting art! You will learn systems of neutrality, defense, transition and attack using the strikes of the fist, elbow, kick, knee and stand up grapple. Muay Thai is easy to learn, fun and safe to do when properly coached, strengthening the mind, body and spirit. This program is designed for the beginner and the advanced athlete or martial artist seeking to learn and improve self-confidence and core body conditioning. Emphasis is on Muay Thai skills and drills, muscular endurance, strength and flexibility all in an atmosphere of fun and fitness. Instructor: Gordon Gong Spring Day: Tuesdays Dates: May 1 – June 19 Time: 7:00pm – 8:25pm Location: Rose Hill Studio Fee: $42 mem. $93 non-mem. Code: 15109


INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES Pilates (Beginner/Intermediate) Based on the pioneering work of Joseph Pilates, this class is focused on ease and efficiency of movement. Students gain a knowledge of good aligment based on a stable centre, increased abdominal strength and free joint movement. Instructor: Ruth Hoffman Spring Day: Monday Dates: April 30 - June 25 Time: 12:00pm-12:55pm Location: W202/203 (The Robert E. Fitzhenry

Fee: Code: Day: Dates: Time: Location:

Fee: Code:

Multipurpose Studio)

$37 mem. $74 non-member 15133

Summer Wednesday July 4 - Aug 22 12:00pm-12:55pm W202/203 (The Robert E. Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio)

$37 mem. $74 non-member 15143

Squash This programme will provide beginners with the opportunity to develop their squash skills and make some new friends along the way. No experience is necessary. Raquets and goggles provided, or bring your own. Spring Summer Day: Tuesday Dates: May 15 - June 26 (7 lessons) July 3 - Aug 14 (7 lessons) Time: 6:40pm - 8:00pm Location: Squash Courts DBAC Fee: $58 Members $90 Non-Members Code: 15145 15152 Tai Chi Improve your energy level and reduce stress and tension. Tai Chi is an effective system of self-rejuvenation for health, well-being and longevity. Instructor: Rosalind Grant. Dates: Thursdays, May 3 - June 21 Time: 5:00 - 5:55 pm Location: Rose Hill Studio Fee: $36 members, $64 non-members Code: 15108


Instructional Classes Yoga - Beginner Learn unique ways of stretching and strengthening your body, expanding and focusing your mind. This is a great way to increase your flexibility and relax! Bring a towel or yoga mat. Instructor: Catherine Woodrich Spring Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Date: Monday: April 30 - June 25 (no class May 21) Code: 15111 5:00pm - 5:55pm Wednesday: May 2 - June 20 Code: 15112 4:30pm - 5:25pm Friday: May 4 - June 22 Code: 15113 12:00pm - 12:55pm Fee: 1 hr: $34 member, $48 non-member, Location: W202/203 (The Robert E. Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio ) Summer Days: Tuesday, Wednesday Tuesday: July 3 - August 21 Code: 15117 5:00pm - 5:55pm Wednesday: July 4 - August 22 Code: 15118 5:00pm - 5:55pm Fee: 1 hr. $34 member, $48 non-member Location: W202/203 (The Robert E. Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio ) Yoga - Intermediate This Yoga course is designed for participants with some yoga experience. Please bring a towel or yoga mat to the first class. Instructor: Kerri Boyd Day: Tuesdays Date: May 1 – June 19 Time: 5:00pm - 5:55pm Location: W202/203 Fitzhenry Studio Fee: $34 Members $48 Non-Members Code: Spring 15128


Yoga - Power Power Yoga is a more vigorous form of yoga practice which is especially stimulating to the cardio vascular system. Yoga sequences will be introduced and practiced to help develop strength and flexibility, improve alignment and awareness, and recharge the mind and body. Instructor: Kerri Boyd Spring Day: Thursday Date: May 3 - June 21 Time: 5:00pm - 5:55pm Location: W202/203 Fitzhenry

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$34 mem. $48 non-mem. 15129

SPORT MEDICINE The David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre is a state-of-theart facility that specializes in sport medicine and orthopedics. The clinic boasts a salt-water hydrotherapy pool with an underwater treadmill system; private assessment and treatment rooms; large exercise area with resistance, functional and cardiovascular fitness equipment; and a bracing and sport medicine retail store. Our team of health care providers hold specialties in advanced sport and manual therapy, active release therapy (ART), hydrotherapy, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation pilates, acupuncture, custom-made orthotics and custom bracing. In the spring of 2011, the David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre opened a new strength and conditioning and return-to-play area featuring new Keiser functional trainers, plyometric strength training equipment and sport specific flooring featuring artificial turf and court hardwood. Our services are available to all McMaster athletes, students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community. Please note we are open throughout the year with evening and Saturday appointments available and same-day appointments for acute injuries. For more information regarding our services, please visit or call 905 525 9140 ext 23575.

Clinic Staff Clinic Manager Colleen Cupido Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. Devin Peterson Dr. Femi Ayeni Dr. Jay Moro Dr. Rick Ogilvie Sport Medicine Physicians Dr. Janice Harvey Dr. David Robinson Pediatric Sport Medicine Dr. Laura Purcell Physical Medication & Rehabilitation Dr. Agnes Chmiel Staff Physiotherapists Gloria Kiefer-Preston Susan Robinson Consultant Physiotherapists Dianna Moulden Strength and Conditioning /Return to Play Steve Lidstone (Co-ordinator) Tony Giannikouris Brandon Sferazza

Massage Therapists Jay Ball Alana Harris Osteopath Dave Murray Chiropractor Dr. Ralph Sciullo Certified Pedorthist & Bracing Specialist Stefanie Buck Pedorthics Consultant Tania DeBenedetti Athletic Therapist Chris Puskas Sports Dental Consultant Dr. Jan Chithalen Registered Nutritionist Dianna Moulden Administration Linda Benson Sandra Maga



THE PULSE FITNESS CENTRE The Pulse Fitness Centre provides for the diversified needs of our members in terms of age, fitness levels, interests and goals. We are sure you can find what you need! Membership information is on page 1 and 2. Pulse Front Desk: (905) 525-9140 ext. 27644 Personal Training If you would like the added incentive of a one-on-one workout partner, the Pulse offers Personal Training services. The reasons behind choosing a personal trainer are varied, but the focus is to assist you in achieving your goals. For more information, please contact the Pulse front desk at ext. 27644. The prices vary depending on how many sessions you would like. View prices and personal trainer biographies on-line at Group Personal Training We all know that exercise is more fun with a buddy‌ so grab a friend and workout together! Let one of our certified, motivating personal trainers design a program for you and a friend that is safe, results-oriented, and most of all - fun! For information on group personal training, contact the Pulse front desk at (905) 525-9140 ext. 27644 Fitness Class Schedule Fitness classes will be offered May through August. Please note that class times, types and instructors may change dependent upon instructor availability. Please download an updated schedule online or call ext. 27644 for inquiries about class times. You must be a Pulse member to participate in fitness classes. The schedule is posted on our website at Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist This is a comprehensive 25-hour course that will increase your knowledge and confidence level to train clients in a one-on-one or small group setting. Topics covered include: aspects of fitness theory, fitness wellness and basic training, components of Kinesiology/ Anatomy, nutritional counseling, and business skills for success as a personal trainer. CPR is not required to take the course. The cost of the course includes manual, study guide and online resource. It does not include the cost of the exams or canfitpro membership. Member: $329 Non-member: $349 Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day Time 15131 03-May-12 06-May-12 WB111 Thurs 6:00pm-10:00pm Fri 6:00pm-10:00pm Sat 8:30am-5:30pm Sun 8:30am-5:30pm


15k Running Club This program will equip both new and experienced runner’s with the tools to complete a 15km race at the conclusion of the Spring/Summer session. Using group training principles and information sessions spread throughout the 12 weeks of training, any runner will be able to beat their personal goals this summer. Included in the run will be training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights, as well as an optional Saturday long run every other week. Runners will have the option of racing in the Midsummer Night’s Run in Oshawa on August 18th. An information session will be held Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00pm for anyone interested in learning more about the program. Member: $70.00 Non-member: $90.00 Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day Time 15150 29-May-12 18-Aug-12 WB111 Tues & Thurs 6:00-7:30pm SNAP-Special Needs Assistance Program Getting a great workout is a SNAP at the Pulse! This program is designed to assist our members who have special needs. If you need physical assistance in being able to complete your workout this program is for you. The program coordinator will pair you with one of our student volunteers who will meet you for your workout and provide you with assistance to get a great workout. The program is free of charge to Pulse members with special needs. Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day Time ongoing the Pulse VOLUNTEER Opportunity -If you are interested in volunteering with this program please contact us today!



OUTDOOR RECREATION Wilderness Survival and Emergency Preparation This introduction to survival skills and preparedness is a great introduction to survival skills for people and outdoor camp staff, who venture into the great outdoors. Topics: Trip planning and notification, survival and safety kits, proper gear/clothing/footwear, map and compass basics, the “what if?” priority survival skills (shelter construction, fire building with/without matches). Taught by David Arama (trainer of TV’s Survivorman). Member: $69.00 Non-member: $199.00 Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day 15137 15-May-12 22-May-12 DBACWB111 Tues Weekend Trip 26-May-12 27-May-12

Time 6:00pm-10:00pm

Wilderness Advanced First Aid A 36-hour course that prepares you for emergency situations in wilderness settings. It is a complete introduction to wilderness medicine and the following medical protocols: ana-kit and epipen injections, wound management, and modified CPR protocol. It is designed for people who work and travel in remote areas and assistant leaders on back-country trips. Certification from Wilderness Medical Associates. Member: $395.00 Non-member $465.00 Bar Code Starts Ends Location Day Time 14602 03-May-12 06-May-12 DBACWB113 Thurs-Sun 8:30am-6:00pm Hike Ontario-Certified Hike Leader Certified Hike Leader is aimed at group hike leaders who want to develop leadership skills for leading day hikes from 5 to 20km along blazed hiking trails in Ontario. Topics include: group dynamics, hike planning, risk avoidance, leadership and trail etiquette. This course includes a certification from Hike Ontario, our province’s community hiking organization. Course includes Hike Ontario manual. Member: $50.00 Non-member $65.00 Bar Code Starts 15138 16-June-12

Location DBACWB113

Day Time Sat 9:00am-4:00pm




The Outdoor Club organizes a variety of outdoor events during the spring and summer, both beginner and intermediate skill level trips ranging from two hours to one week in duration. The club is open to McMaster students and the community, and includes alumni and staff members. Join us for some outdoor summer fun! For more information on any of the following trips or others that are offered please visit, contact (905) 525-9140 ext. 23512 or 26384 or e-mail Outdoor Club partial schedule Horseback Riding - Join us on a short trail ride experience! Cootes Canoe Trip - Take an afternoon or evening canoe trip that will explore beautiful Cootes Pardise. Algonquin Park Canoe Trip - This beginner level canoe trip will head to the most famous canoe tripping area in Canada! Bruce Penninsula Backpacking - This beginner backpacking trip will take participants to the end of the Bruce Trail (by car). We will then hike the scenic trails of the peninsula before camping by the blue water of Georgian Bay. Advanced Wilderness Trip - This trip will happen towards the end of the summer, and will be either a backpacking or canoe trip. If you have somewhere you’d really like to go, email the club

McMaster Climbing Club

The club organizes a variety of climbing events all year round. Trips will range from day trips to several days and will be suitable for all skill levels. The club is open to McMaster students and the community, and includes alumni and staff members. Join us for some climbing fun! For more information on the club or any of the trips we will be offering, please email climbing@

McMaster Whitewater Club

McMaster Whitewater is pleased to offer 4 summer skill development kayaking trips. Participants can expect 1-2 nights of camping at locations such as the Ottawa River, Elora Gorge, Gull River or Madawaska River. During the day, students are taught river basics such as surfing, ferrying. S-turns and C-turns. Required experience levels will vary depending on the trip (some trips require no paddling experience). Please contact


2012 Spring and Summer Programs  

Spring and Summer GuideBook Online

2012 Spring and Summer Programs  

Spring and Summer GuideBook Online