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YMCA CALGARY

FALL PROGRAM GUIDE

LEADERSHIP

CERTIFICATIONS

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

AQUATICS

HEALTH & FITNESS

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2016

BUILD YOUR ACTIVE LIFE HERE.

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA TEACHERS’ CONVENTION


YMCA CALGARY IS a hard working chairitable organization. Our mission is to promote the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of individuals and to foster a sense of responsibility in the community. Fees for programs, services, admissions and memberships are invested right back into the organization to help maintain facilities, deliver programs, and provide fee assistance to those in need. Some of our community outreach programs include: • • • • • •

Aboriginal programs Leadership programs At-risk youth programs Math tutoring programs English as a second language programs New Canadian settlement programs

Our fee assistance program helps support Calgarians with: • • •

Program fees Overnight and day camp fees Membership fees


OUR PROGRAMS HELP Ou

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Children & Youth

Adults & Seniors

Develop physical literacy

Belong to a positive community

YMCA programs include intentional activities that help build physical literacy to help kids be active and confident in whatever activity or sport they choose.

Our facilities are filled with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Our programs create opportunities to build positive relationships with like-minded, active people.

It’s proven that people who are physically literate are more likely to be active for life (see more about physical literacy on page 4).

Become socially responsible Through our values of respect, honesty, responsibility and caring, we teach kids to respect themselves, others and the environment in which they learn and play.

Participating with others provides a powerful combination of support, accountability, and motivation to stay active and helps build healthy communities.

Be active for life We offer accessible programs and facillities that help develop and sustain healthy and active lifestyles.

Develop life skills Kids learn social skills, how to be independent and to make good choices. We foster individual development through group learning, challenge and fun.

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AND HELP BUILD HAPPY, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

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There are currently...

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Health & fitness facilities in Calgary

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

GRAY FAMILY SADDLETOWNE EAU CLAIRE YMCA YMCA

Outdoor camp facilities (one in Calgary ‘s southwest and one in Bow Valley Provincial Park just west of Calgary)

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

REMINGTON YMCA IN QUARRY PARK

OPEN FOR TOURS IN JUNE & OFFICIALLY OPENS JULY 1, 2016! CAMP RIVEREDGE

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA

SET TO OPEN AUGUST 2016!

And more facilities opening soon...

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SHAWNESSY YMCA

2017

New health & fitness facliities in Calgary

YMCA IN ROCKY RIDGE

2018

YMCA IN SETON

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New dedicated child development centre in Calgary’s southeast

2016

QUARRY PARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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Physical Literacy Have you heard of the term physical literacy? We don’t take the term lightly. Physical literacy means developing the foundational skills and confidence required to participate in regular physical activity and play a sport. YMCA programs include intentional activities that help build physical literacy to allow your child to participate in whatever activity or sport they choose. Those who are physically literate are comfortable in all physical environments: on the ground (eg. running, throwing balls); in the water (eg. swimming); on snow and ice (eg. skating and skiing); in the air (eg. moving in the air without support - ie., jumping/ spinning in the air); and in the outdoors (eg. movement on uneven surfaces).

Start Early. It’s important to build a foundation of physical literacy. The early years are the best time to start. You can continue to build these skills through life.

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Be active for life.

It’s proven that people who are physically literate are more likely to be active for life.

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101 Physical Literacy

Ages & Stages

Start by developing a good base of foundational skills. Developing physical literacy skills is progressive, and different at each developmental stage.

> In these stages, youth can begin to develop sport-specific skills (while still continuing to build physical literacy skills).

BOYS 0 - 6 GIRLS 0 - 6 Learn basic movement skills and link them together to play. Develop habits for being active.

BOYS 6 - 9 GIRLS 6 - 8 Learn fundamental movement skills and build agility, balance and coordination.

BOYS 9- 12 GIRLS 8- 11 Convert fundamental movement skills to fundamental sport- specific skillls.

Once a foundation of skills is built, youth can choose to build skills to participate in competitive sport. BOYS 12-16 GIRLS 11 - 15

BOYS 16 - 23 GIRLS 15 - 21

BOYS 19 GIRLS 18+

TRAIN TO TRAIN

TRAIN TO COMPETE Train to solidify sportspecific/position-specific skills and physical capabilities.

Refine skills with the ultimate goal to win.

Build aerobic base and consolidate sport-specific skills.

TRAIN TO WIN

OR skip competitive sport and simply choose physical activities to be active for life. Once a good foundation of physical literacy is built, anyone can confidently participate in a variety of sports and activities - with the goal of being active for life!

AGES 12+ ACTIVE FOR LIFE

Life-long participation in a variety of sport or recreational activities.

Are your kids physically literate?

Take the physical literacy quiz:

http://activeforlife.com/educating-parents-physical-literacy

Physical literacy stages have been adapted from the Active for Life and Canadian Sport for Life models.

Active for Life is a non-profit organization committed to helping parents raise happy, healthy, physically literate kids. For more information on physical literacy, please visit activeforlife.com.

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Canadian Sport for Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a clearer path to better sport, greater health, and higher achievement in Canada. For more information please visit canadiansportforlife.ca.

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REMINGTON YMCA A FULLY EQUIPPED HEALTH & RECREATION FACILITY IN QUARRY PARK

We are grateful for the support of our many community partners who are as committed to building healthy, active communities as we are.

THANK YOU for to our partners for investing in the health of all Calgarians.

City of Calgary The City of Calgary owned and built 100,000 sq. ft. building is now home to a health and recreation facility operated by the YMCA. Following through on the City’s commitment to provide all Calgarians access to health and recreation, the facility will be in close proximity to city transit, CTrain, and will connect to existing pathways - opening access to surrounding neighbourhoods and business parks.

Remington YMCA Remington Development Corporation, the facility’s named sponsor, is one of Calgary’s premier developers and is developing the Quarry Park residential areas and business park. Remington’s investment in the success of the facility will help support their vision to build communities in which people can live, work and play.

Ecco Recycling and Energy Corporation An organization dedicated to protecting the environment, Ecco Recycling & Energy Corporation is invested in the health of future generations. Ecco has partnered with YMCA Calgary to create the new Child Development Centre at the Remington YMCA. They believe YMCA’s current focus on the Power of Potential could not be more important than in the development of our youngest citizens. Lafarge On a mission to build better cities, Lafarge has contributed to the creation of the Remington YMCA - from conception to construction. A responsible community partner, Larfarge uses sustainable construction practices and donates 10,000 employee volunteer hours in Western Canada. Norton Rose Fulbright A global law firm with strong roots in the Calgary community, Norton Rose Fulbright is helping the YMCA through financial and volunteer support. Norton Rose Fulbright believes in giving back to the community in which it works. The law firm believes that Remington YMCA is a direct example of the YMCA’s ability to grow with the needs of the community.

For a full list of our valued community-minded partners, please visit our Power of Potential campaign site at ymcapowerofpotential.ca.

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CONTENTS HEALTH & FITNESS........................... 17

ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS ......8

PRESCHOOL................................................................................. 18 CHILDREN & YOUTH................................................................... 18 YOUTH OUTDOOR...................................................................... 28 ADULT........................................................................................... 20 PERSONAL TRAINING ................................................................ 24 FITNESS LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION................................... 25 DROP-IN FITNESS........................................................................ 26

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & CARE........10

Child Minding,.........................................................................................10 Childcare & Preschool...........................................................................11 New Child Development Centres.....................................................12

CLIMBING............................................14 PRESCHOOL.................................................................................................16 CHILDREN & YOUTH..................................................................................16 ADULTS............................................................................................ 16

LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION....... 25

FITNESS LEADERSHIP/CERTIFICATION.........................................25 * WE OFFER AQUATIC AND YOUTH LEADERSHIP AT OTHER LOCATIONS. PLEASE VIEW OUR OTHER GUIDES OR VISIT US ONLINE.

A GOOD READ. LEARN MORE ABOUT YMCA CALGARY AND PHYSICAL LITERACY ON PAGES 2 - 5.

INSIDER TIPS

As a program participant, you will benefit from the motivation of an instructor and the support and accountability of a group. YMCA programs include intentional, progressive skills and challenge so that you will continue to improve.

PROGRAM FEES

HOW TO REGISTER

Both a member and non-member cost is listed under each program. YMCA members receive a discount on programs.

ONLINE Fast and convenient, YMCA Online allows you to register anytime, anywhere. Visit ymcacalgary. org/registration.

M = Member price NM = Non-Member price

FREE REGISTERED PROGRAMS YMCA Calgary offers a variety of health, wellness, and leadership programs free of charge. Taking advantage of our free programs is a great way to get the most out of your YMCA. Look for the following symbols in the guide to find out which programs are free: Free for YMCA members

Free for everyone

FREE DROP-IN CLASSES

BY PHONE A member services representative can take your registration over the phone. Call any one of our YMCA locations to register.

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PRE-SCHOO CHILDREN ADULTS....... PERSONAL DROP-IN FI

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IN-PERSON Visit member services at any YMCA location. A member services representative will be happy to process your registration.

WHEN TO REGISTER Programs fill quickly. Registering on or shortly after the registration opening date will increase your chances of getting into your preferred program(s). Members receive advanced program registration.

Member Registration starts: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Non-Member Registration starts: Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are free with admission and membership. For drop-in fitness descriptions and schedules visit www.ymcacalgary.org.

REGISTER SOON! PROGRAMS FILL FAST. SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA FALL 2016

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ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS DROP-IN ADMISSIONS

MULTI-VISIT CARDS DROP-IN 5 VISITS 10 VISITS ADULT (18Y+)

$14.25 $71.25 $128.20

SENIOR (65Y+)

$ 8.10

$40.50

$ 72.90

YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$ 9.75

$48.75

$ 87.90

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$ 7.90

$39.50

$ 71.10

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 4.85

$24.25

FAMILY*

$27.25 -

DID YOU

KNOW?

You only need to visit five times each month to cover the cost of your monthly membership fee.

$ 43.60

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* Family includes 2 adults and children 17 years and under who reside in the same household.

MEMBERSHIPS (monthly fees)

It’s proven that people who hold a gym membership are more likely to visit the gym more often. Now that’s motivation.

PRICE FREEZE. YMCA Calgary will not increase membership fees in 2016!

Membership fees withdrawn monthly (no contract or withdrawal fees).

GENERAL ADULT (18Y+)

$52.50

ADD A

DEPENDENT

SENIOR (65Y+) $37.80 TO YOUR YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$39.40

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$34.40

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$29.15

GRADE 6

FREE (details below)

MEMBERSHIP FOR A NOMINAL FEE.

New member joining fee: There is a one-time $75 joining fee charged to general and plus memberships (one per household). This non-refundable fee supports operational excellence and ongoing upgrades to equipment and facilities.

DEPENDENT YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y) $25.40 YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$ 7.35

YOUTH PLUS (12Y - 17Y) $15.05 CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 4.20

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES EMPLOYEES GET A MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT! INQUIRE TODAY!

Financial assistance is available for individuals and families who are unable to pay full fees. For details or to apply, please visit www.ymcacalgary.org/financialassistance. Our prices vary between locations. Please visit www.ymcacalgary.org for details.

CALGARY FLAMES GRADE 6

YMCA MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM EVERY GRADE 6 STUDENT IN CALGARY GETS A FREE YMCA MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVE PROGRAMMING. AS A GRADE 6 MEMBER, YOU WILL

GET ACTIVE BE INDEPENDENT

BE SOCIALLY RESPONS IBLE BECOME A LEADER MAKE CONN ECTIO NS

Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary provides grade 6 students with a full-year membership and special programming for FREE! You’ll practice independence and leadership in a safe and positive place that promotes the Y’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. As a Calgary Flames grade 6 YMCA member, you’ll have free access to all six Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (until August 31).

BELONG GROW THRIVE LEAD

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR Y.

MEMBER BENEFITS

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Access to six YMCAs in Calgary and across Canada Free consultations with our certified fitness professionals Access to more than 100 FREE drop-in fitness classes across the city each week FREE child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months No contract or withdrawal fees Free and discounted registered programs Advanced program registration FREE introductory climbing course at Saddletowne, Shawnessy and South Health Campus YMCAs

• • • • • •

Discounted drop-in admission rates for your guests FREE access for a guest on the fifth of every month

THINKING ABOUT PURCHASING A YMCA MEMBERSHIP?

TAKE A TOUR. A facility tour is a great way to learn more about YMCA memberships, programs, services and facilities. You’ll get the information you need to make an informed decision. Drop by or book a tour today!

CHILD MINDING

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MEMBER NON-MEMBER MULTIPLE VISITOR?

6 WEEKS - 35 MONTHS

FREE*

$3.75

3 - 10 YEARS

$3.75

$5.75

For convenience, a $30 multi-visit card can also be purchased.

* Members receive free child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available for those who are unable to pay the full child minding fee. Please visit www.ymca.org/financial assistance for details.

Not in Grade 6? You can still join in on the fun at our Flames Friday youth night.

DROP IN TO FL AMES F RIDAY For youth ag es 8 - 17 Fridays 1 - 8

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CALGARY As a YMCA Corporate Partner, your organization will receive discounts for your employees and their families on YMCA memberships, programs and more! Good for business. Good for families. Good for you.

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Contact your local YMCA for details.

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Check drop-in schedules

View online program guides

Receive news & event updates

GET IT FREE Search “YMCA Calgary” on Google Play or the App Store

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CHILD MINDING We believe that positive experiences in the early years have life-long impact. Our Child Minding care providers are passionate about creating a fun, safe, and comfortable environment for infants and children during their stay. All caregivers have up-to-date police security clearance and are required to complete YMCA Calgary’s Early Years Training Program. Our training program supports our caregivers in applying best practices heathy child development and playbased learning techniques into everything they do.

FREE

CHILD MINDING FOR MEMBERS Members receive free child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months.

Visit ymcacalgary.org/childminding or see our app for hours and contact information.

OUR CHILD MINDING SERVICE PROVIDES SHORT-TERM CARE FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN WHILE YOU WORK ON STAYING HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AT THE Y. AGES •

Infants and children ages 6 weeks to 10 years

BOOKING DETAILS •

Child Minding can be booked for a maximum of two hours per day.

Advanced booking is recommended to secure a space. (The number of spaces available has been pre-determined to ensure the caregiver to child ratio provides optimum safety and care for each child).

YMCA members can book seven days in advance; non-members can book two days in advance.

BLOCK BOOKING •

Members can pre-book multiple Child Minding sessions at any time.

Non-Members can pre-book multiple Child Minding sessions if registered in a YMCA program.

PAYMENT •

Payment for Child Minding is made at Member Services prior to picking up infants or children. Child Minding receipts are presented to the caregiver when the child is picked up.

Pre-paid multi-visit cards are also presented at the time of pick up.

CANCELLATIONS •

Child Minding appointment cancellations must be received one hour in advance to avoid a $5 cancellation fee.

‘No-shows’ will be charged $5 or for the amount of time booked, whichever is the greater amount.

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP OF CHILDREN •

To assist us in providing appropriate care and attention to all children, we ask that children be dropped-off and picked-up promptly at their booked time.

In the event a parent/guardian is late, a caregiver or YMCA Duty Manager may be required to locate the parent and late fees will be charged accordingly.

CHILD MINDING FEES

MEMBER

NON-MEMBER

Infant (6 weeks to 35 months)

FREE

$5.75/hour

Child (3 – 10 years)

$3.75 /hour

$5.75/hour

$30 multiple-visit cards can be purchased at Member Services. Multiple-visit cards are transferable, but not refundable.

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A member is defined as the infant/child or adult with a YMCA membership using the child minding service. Financial assistance is available. To learn more, contact Member Services.

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Healthy communities start with healthy kids. CHILD CARE Our child care educators create fun learning opportunities that help teach children social skills, the value of health and to become school-ready. Our educators have upto-date police security clearance and First Aid and CPR certification. In addition, they have postsecondary education in Early Childhood Development and are certified by Alberta Human Services.

Our child care service provides full-day childcare for children ages 6 months to 6 years. Our childcare educators implement the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, which aligns with primary school benchmarks and helps children learn and discover through creative play. YMCA Playing to Learn is intended to ensure a child’s continued enthusiasm and capacity for life-long learning. It provides an understanding of how play offers the foundation for learning to read and write, and for learning mathematics, science and technology. It provides early childhood educators with the skills to prepare spaces conducive to play-based learning and to utilize best practices which encourage quality learning experiences. Child care is available at the following locations: • • • • •

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA Saddletowne YMCA Shawnessy YMCA Remington YMCA - NEW YMCA Quarry Park Child Development Centre - NEW

We’re opening two NEW child development centres. See pages 12 & 13 for details.

PRESCHOOL Our caregivers help nurture relationships through the values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. They create a fun, social and active experience which contribute to a good start in life.

Our active, play-based preschool programs help your child build foundational physcial literacy skills, social skills and get school-ready. Developmentally appropriate learning games and activities, choice-based play, and lots of active time (including pool time) will keep your child healthy, active and engaged.

All caregivers have upto-date police security clearance.

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See page 24 for dates, times and details.

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NEW YMCA

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES

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(INSIDE REMINGTON YMCA) A 63-SPACE LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTRE

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SWIM LEARN & PLAY POOL

CARDIO EQUIPMENT

STRENGTH EQUIPMENT

INDOOR TRACK

REGISTERED PROGRAMS

DROP-IN CORPORATE GROUP FITNESS WELLNESS

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CHILDCARE

YMCA QUARRY PARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE A DEDICATED 348-SPACE LICENSED CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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CHILDCARE

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BOOK YOUR CHILDCARE SPACE TODAY. WE’RE OPENING TWO NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES.

The two new YMCA Child Development Centres in Calgary’s southeast commuity of Quarry Park will offer full-day licensed childcare for children ages 12 months - 6 years. Our state-of-the-art centres are filled with natural light and fun spaces for learning and active play - both indoors and out.

OUR PHILOSOPHY.

We’ve been in the childcare business for more than 20 years. Our philosophy has remained the same.

LEARNING

SOCIAL

HEALTH

YMCA childcare centres use the national YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum. This play-based curriculum is designed to maximize children’s learning by actively engaging them in small group, playbased learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate.

Relationships form the foundation for all that occurs within the child care setting. Children learn about YMCA Calgary’s four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Children practice behaviours that support social skill development, emotional competence, selfregulation, and community engagement.

Our program teaches children to value health, nutrition and activity. We encourage and support healthy eating habits and provide dedicated time througout each day for ageappropriate movement. Through intentional activities, we begin to build the foundation for physical literacy (read more about physical literacy on pages 4 and 5).

Activities encompass all developmental areas and support children with school readiness and to become life-long learners. Program options include onsite enhancement activities and field trips for older children.

All children enrolled in the YMCA Childcare receive a complimentary YMCA Child Membership.

OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

DETAILS & REGISTRATION To register for our Quarry Park and Remington child care centres, call:

Located in the Remington YMCA at 108 Quarry Park Road SE

REMINGTON YMCA

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Opening July 4, 2016

ALMOS

FULLT!

• 63 licensed spaces for children ages 12 months - 6 years • Dedicated outdoor play area • Indoor group activity spaces including use of YMCA facility space for active play • Recreation time in the Remington YMCA pool (children 19 months – 6 years of age) • Healthy morning and afternoon snack provided

Located at 10702 - 18 Street SE

Remington: 403.351.8287 Quarry Park: 403.351.6689

QUARRY PARK

For more details on these or our other licensed and accredited childcare centres, vist:

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Opening mid-August 2016 • Approximately 348 licensed spaces for children aged 12 months - 6 years • Dedicated outdoor play area, indoor gym, activity spaces and experience studio • Healthy snack and lunch provided Financial assistance is available for qualifying families through Alberta Children’s Services and YMCA Calgary’s Opportunity Fund. Visit ymcacalgary.org/childcare for details.

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www.ymcacalgary.org/childcare

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY.

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CLIMBING A FULL BODY WORKOUT. Regular climbing can improve stamina as well as muscle strength. In addition, all the reaching and stretching for holds improves flexibility and agility

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IT’S A FACT. The cardio and energy consumed in rock climbing is similar to running at a pace between 8 and 11 minutes per 1.5 kilometers.

Our climbing department aims to give individuals of all ages and abilities chance to explore limits, and challenge their body and mind through fun and engaging programs. Our programs foster cooperation and teamwork, while helping build strength and cardiovascular health.

JOIN a program

come dressed to climb

and ready to learn

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closed-toed shoes breathable clothing that allow for a wide range of body movements

goal setting

knot work

climbing sklils and form

tie back long hair and remove jewelery

spacial awareness

body mangement

teamwork

and more!

Climb on your own. Our climbing walls are always supervised by certified climbing instructors who are available to help climbers belay, provide tips and answer questions. Auto-belay equipment is available at all of our climbing wall locations. Visit us online or see our app for schedules.

Discover the entire wall. Take our First Accents Belay Class (it’s free for members ages 14+!)- Our first accents class allows individuals to belay others during open climbs. With access to self-belay equipment, you’ll be able to use the whole wall and avoid waiting in line for auto-belay equipment!

ROCK YOUR PARTY Rock your party or special event. Book the climbing wall for birthday parties, corporate team building and more.

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PRE-SCHOOL ADULTS BILLY GOATS AGE:4Y - 5Y

FIRST ASCENTS AGE:14Y AND UP

Encourage your child to climb to new heights! This class explores the basics of indoor climbing, focusing on wall safety and fundamentals. Your child may participate in age-appropriate climbing games while learning how to boulder along the wall. Please note participants will not be permitted to climb above the bouldering line along the wall nor will they be responsible for belaying another child.

Strive for new heights with this 1.5 hour, one day course designed for beginners. Learn how to top-rope climb (the basic form of roped rock climbing), safety procedures, belay technique, knot tying and how to use your equipment properly.

113632

Tu

4:30- 5:15PM

Sep 13

Classes: 14

M $126

NM $158

113639

Th

10:00-10:45AM

Sep 15

Classes: 14

M $126

NM $158

CHILDREN & YOUTH BUGABOOS AGE:6Y - 8Y

113620

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Sep 13

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113594

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Sep 20

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113595

Tu

5:30- 7:00AM

Sep 27

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113596

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Oct 4

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113597

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Oct 11

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113598

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Oct 18

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113599

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Oct 25

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113600

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Nov 1

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113601

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Nov 8

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113616

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Nov 22

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113617

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Nov 29

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113618

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Dec 6

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

113619

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Dec 13

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

Your child can be challenged to reach new heights, both mentally and physically. This class will introduce him or her to the fundamentals of wall climbing. They will learn how to use the wall and understand the importance of trust and communication as they develop mental focus and improve muscular endurance and body awareness. 113577

M

5:30- 6:30PM

Sep 12

Classes: 13

M $156

NM $195

113579

M

6:30- 7:30PM

Sep 12

Classes: 13

M $156

NM $195

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F

4:30- 5:30PM

Sep 16

Classes: 13

M $156

NM $195

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F

5:30- 6:30PM

Sep 16

Classes: 13

M $156

NM $195

HANG DOGS AGE:9Y - 11Y Discover a sense of confidence and accomplishment after learning the basics of indoor climbing. Test your determination, learn safety procedures and have fun in this dynamic program. 113623

Th

5:00- 6:30PM

Sep 15

Classes: 14

M $252

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NM $315

ROCK JOCKS AGE:12Y - 14Y Conquer the wall. This introductory course teaches basics such as proper equipment use, safety and climbing techniques. We’ll work with you one-on-one to find new ways to approach any adversities as you address and scale the wall. You’ll finish your session with a sense of pride and accomplishment. 113642

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W

6:30- 8:00PM

Sep 14

Classes: 14

M $252

NM $315

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Looking for more ways to stay motivated & fit this Fall?

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Get a one-on-one training session with a personal trainer. Visit page 25 for details.

2

Take a free drop-in fitness class. Visit page 27 for descriptions (schedules available online and on our free app).

3

Become a fitness leader. Visit page 26 for details. When you volunteer as a fitness leader at the Y, get a free YMCA membership.

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Check drop-in schedules

Receive news & event updates View online program guides

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IT’S A FACT.

To achieve health benefits, it is recommended that 18 - 64 year olds get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week and do strengthening exercises at least 2 days/week.

NEED MORE GOOD REASONS TO REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM? Those who take programs tend to go to the gym more often, and for a longer period of time. Along with benefiting from the motivation of an instructor and the support and accountability of a group., social connections also keep people visitng the gym more often YMCA programs include intentional, progressive skills and challenge so that you will continue to improve. Now that’s motivation.

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PRE-SCHOOL YOUTH PARENTED

ATHLETICS / SPORTS

ARTS AND CRAFTS AGE:2Y - 3Y

ACTIVE Y KIDS AGE:5Y - 7Y

Encourage your little budding artist’s creativity through theme-based classes that include painting, drawing, cutting and pasting. During the session, classes may also include stories and songs. Each class will have a different theme.

Through a variety of activities and fun games, Active Y Kids offers children and youth a chance to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Designed to improve overall health, this registered program incorporates cardiovascular and muscular conditioning activities, nutrition sessions, and self-development education.

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M

10:15-11:00AM

Sep 12

Classes: 13

M $88

NM $117

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GYM AND CRAFTS AGE:2Y - 3Y Develop your toddler’s sense of adventure as he or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers an artistic side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness, movement and safety skills.Participants will explore painting, drawing, cutting and gluing in the craft component. 113888

F

10:15-11:00AM

Sep 16

Classes: 13

M $88

NM $117

Sa

10:00-11:00AM

Sep 24

Classes: 13

M $0

NM $0

ACTIVE Y KIDS AGE:8Y - 11Y Through a variety of activities and fun games, Active Y Kids offers children and youth a chance to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Designed to improve overall health, this registered program incorporates cardiovascular and muscular conditioning activities, nutrition sessions, and self-development education. 114072

Sa

11:00-12:00PM

Sep 24

Classes: 13

M $0

NM $0

UNPARENTED

FITNESS TRAINING AGE:12Y - 14Y

GYM AND CRAFTS AGE:3Y - 5Y

Develop gym etiquette and learn how to use the gym to improve strength, power and agility. You will use a variety of equipment including battle ropes, bosu balls and free weights. Plus learn proper bench press technique and more!

Develop your child’s sense of adventure as he or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers an artistic side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness, movement, and safety skills. Kids will explore painting, drawing, cutting and gluing in the craft component. Child must be toilet trained to attend this class. 113896

M

9:00-10:00AM

Sep 12

Classes: 13

M $111

NM $146

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9:00-10:00AM

Sep 16

Classes: 13

M $111

NM $146

IT’S A FACT. Children who engage in active outdoor play in natural environments demonstrate resilience and self-regulation, and develop skills for dealing with stress later in life. See page 29 for our outdoor youth programs.

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M

6:00- 7:00PM

Sep 12

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $77

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6:00- 7:00PM

Nov 7

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $66

FUELLED TO MOVE AGE:14Y - 17Y Learn to fuel and move your body for life in four 90-minute classes. You and a parent will get to know the Y better during an in-depth facility orientation. You will learn weight room etiquette, proper resistance training techniques, and be introduced to a group fitness class. Participants will practice how to prepare nutritious, energy-boosting meals and snacks in a real kitchen . The Fuelled to Move program will help you learn how to fuel your body to get the most out of your workout, reach your fitness goals and to be healthy for life! A great program to help you start building healthy habits. Programs are offered at both the Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot and the South Health Campus YMCA. For more information or to register, please contact 403-956-3908. 114660

Sa

12:00- 1:30PM

Oct 1

Classes: 4

M $0

NM $0

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6:30- 8:00PM

Nov 9

Classes: 4

M $0

NM $0

A FREE THIS CLASS COMES WITH ’S MORE? AT WH . SS ONE-MONTH PA FOR YOU’LL GET REWARDEDCLASSES ! ATTENDING ALL FOUR

The Fuelled to Move program is funded through the generous support of the Calgary Foundation.

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MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY KARATE AGE:6Y AND UP Looking for the ultimate family activity? Join our family karate class, where you can chop, kick and throw to your hearts’ delight. Karate is one of the best group activities a family can do. It combines physical conditioning, respect and determination with non-contact striking techniques so that you and your family can participate in this incredible martial art form. 114305

Sa

2:00- 3:00PM

Sep 17

Classes: 14

M $140

NM $182

HAP KI DO AGE:6Y - 11Y Overcome adversity and become a leader amongst your peers through the practice of Hap Ki Do, the Art of Coordinating Energy. Grow your strength and confidence with this Korean Martial Art as you learn self-defense through redirection of opponents’ energy. Participants will practice joint locks, pressure points, throws, strikes, rolls, mental concepts and other techniques in a respectful and supportive environment. 114319

Th

6:15- 7:45PM

Sep 15

Classes: 14

M $210

NM $273

TAE KWON DO AGE:6Y - 7Y Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that combines combat and self-defence techniques. Learn the fundamentals including kicks, blocks, punches and strikes. 114323

Tu

6:15- 7:15PM

Sep 13

Classes: 14

M $140

NM $182

TAE KWON DO AGE:8Y - 9Y Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that combines combat and self-defence techniques. Learn the fundamentals including kicks, blocks, punches and strikes. 114324

Tu

6:15- 7:15PM

Sep 13

Classes: 14

M $140

NM $182

TAE KWON DO AGE:10Y - 11Y Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that combines combat and self-defence techniques. Learn the fundamentals including kicks, blocks, punches and strikes. 114325

Tu

6:15- 7:15PM

Sep 13

Classes: 14

M $140

NM $182

THANKS TO THE CALGARY FLAMES FOUNDATION! Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary provides grade six students with a full year membership and special programming for FREE! You’ll practice independence and leadership in a safe and positive place that promotes values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.

Be independent and grow with other positive, healthy youth. Become a member today!

As a Calgary Flames grade 6 YMCA member, you’ll have free access to all the facilities at our six Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (until August 31). Be independent and grow with other positive, healthy youth. Become a member today!

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ADULTS

HEALTH/WELLNESS HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM AGE:18Y AND UP

ATHLETICS & SPORTS

This program is designed for graduates of the Alberta Health Services Healthy Living Program and for people who are currently living with one or more chronic conditions.

HARD CORE

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Increase strength, balance and stability with exercises that concentrate on the lower back, abdominal and gluteal muscles. 113535

Th

12:00-12:45PM

Sep 15

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $91

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Th

12:00-12:45PM

Nov 3

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $91

SPORT CONDITIONING This conditioning program emphasizes the importance of speed, agility, strength and coordination for seasonal sports. Participants will learn to safely prepare for their sport in a way that will enhance their overall performance by the time the season is in full swing. 115591

M

5:30- 6:30PM

Sep 12

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $91

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M

6:00- 7:00PM

Nov 7

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $91

DANCE Our fun, professional and experienced dancers will teach you the love of the tango and salsa. M

7:00- 8:00PM

Sep 12

Classes: 6

M $72

NM $96

Partner Fee

M $36

NM $48

CHA CHA & WALTZ M

7:00- 8:00PM

Sep 13

Classes: 28

M $0

NM $227

TRUE NTH LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT FOR PROSTATE CANCER AGE:18Y AND UP A lifestyle management initiative that aims to improve the quality of life of men living with prostate cancer in Canada. Provides and supports physical activity and stress reduction through the use of group exercise and yoga to help survivors thrive. 114867

M, W

10:15-11:15AM

Sep 12

Classes: 12

M $0

* Support Persons:

$100

NM $0

MARTIAL ARTS Overcome adversity and become a leader amongst your peers through the practice of Hap Ki Do, the art of coordinating energy. Grow your strength and confidence with this Korean martial art as you learn self-defence through redirection of opponents’ energy. Participants will practice joint locks, pressure points, throws, strikes, rolls, mental concepts and other techniques in a respectful and supportive environment. 113716

Our fun, professional and experienced dancers will teach you the love of the Cha Cha and Waltz. 114779

10:30-11:30AM

HAP KI DO

TANGO & SALSA 114778

Tu, Th

Oct 31

Classes: 6

M $72

NM $96

Partner Fee

M $36

NM $48

M

7:15- 8:45PM

Sep 12

Classes: 13

M $195

NM $254

TAE KWON DO Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that combines combat and self-defense techniques. Learn the fundamental techniques including kicks, blocks, punches and strikes. 113720

Tu

7:30- 8:30PM

Sep 13

Classes: 14

M $140

NM $182

TAI CHI Learn ancient techniques to centre your focus and improve your mental and physical stamina. 114526

Tu

7:00- 8:00PM

Sep 13

Classes: 6

M $60

NM $78

We are passionate about helping develop healthy, happy kids. In addition to active programs, we offer quality care and learning programs at all our locations.

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MIND/BODY

RESISTANCE TRAINING

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING

This class is great for beginners and for those restarting their practice after taking a long break from yoga. The class will teach the fundamentals to help you feel comfortable taking drop-in classes.

This class will help grow your understanding of strength training fundamentals and is geared for a beginner level. The instructor will lead you through resistance exercises with a focus on proper technique and execution. Belong to a group dedicated to improving strength!

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W

5:30- 6:30PM

Sep 14

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $98

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W

6:30- 7:30PM

Sep 14

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $91

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Th

10:30-11:30AM

Sep 15

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $98

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Th

6:00- 7:00PM

Sep 15

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $91

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W

5:30- 6:30PM

Nov 2

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $98

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Su

12:00- 1:00PM

Sep 18

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $91

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Th

10:30-11:30AM

Nov 3

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $98

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W

6:30- 7:30PM

Nov 2

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $91

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Th

6:00- 7:00PM

Nov 3

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $91

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Su

12:00- 1:00PM

Nov 6

Classes: 7

M $0

NM $91

ADVANCED YOGA / LEVEL 2 Lift your body and spirit to the next level. This class will help you grow your yoga practice through more advanced postures. This level is appropriate for people who have taken level one or introduction to yoga. 114528

Th

5:00- 6:00PM

Sep 15

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $98

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Th

5:00- 6:00PM

Nov 3

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $98

FAMILY YOGA

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Sa

Sa

12:15- 1:15PM

12:15-1:15PM

Sep 17

Oct 15

Classes: 4

Classes: 4

M $0

M $0

* Youth is defined as ages 7 and up.

NM Adult $56 Youth$42 NM Adult $56 Youth$42

Yoga Thrive is a research-based, therapeutic yoga program for all cancer survivors (on or off treatment) and their support persons. This gentle, 12-week yoga program is based on hatha yoga, but has been modified for cancer survivors; especially those who are experiencing stiffness, pain, stress or fatigue. Participants may experience significant benefits in overall mood, stress levels, physical strength, and quality of life. Class sizes are kept small (15 max) to ensure individual attention and safety, and no previous yoga experience is necessary. W

7:15- 8:15PM

Sep 14

Classes: 12

M $90

NM $90

PRE-NATAL & POST-NATAL YOGA Experience Hatha yoga to help with a healthy pregnancy, delivery and recovery. This course will guide you through slow poses, breath work and relaxation techniques in a serene atmosphere to support your mind, body and spirit. 114530

M

6:00- 7:00PM

Sep 12

Classes: 6

M $60

NM $84

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M

6:00- 7:00PM

Oct 31

Classes: 6

M $60

NM $84

We offer a variety of pre-school programs see our health and fitness and aquatic sections.

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W

11:30-12:30PM

Sep 14

Classes: 14

M $70

NM $113

Our strength and fitness workshops are offered to teach our members new ways to be more active, use new pieces of equipment, and develop their fitness skills to enhance their physical experience. Lower Body Training Come join us to properly learn how to complete a squat, variations of how to train your leg muscles, and tips on being more active. 114661

Tu

10:00-11:00AM

Sep 20

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

114662

Tu

6:30- 7:30PM

Sep 20

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

Keeping Your Balance

YOGA THRIVE

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Join us for a fun-filled, dryland class that focuses on cardio, strength resistance, core stability and flexibility.

STRENGTH & FITNESS WORKSHOPS

Enjoy stretching, strengthening and communicating with one another using movement and interaction. This class is designed to bring busy parents and children together. 115158

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Want to learn more about body balance and how it can affect your workouts and day to day life? Simple tips to keep you active and healthy! 114663

Tu

6:30- 7:30PM

Oct 18

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

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Tu

10:00-11:00AM

Oct 18

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

Release and Relax Come learn easy stretches and movements to loosen up tight hips while learning relaxation techniques. You will leave in a relaxed state. 114665

Tu

10:00-11:00AM

Nov 15

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

114666

Tu

6:30- 7:30PM

Nov 15

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

Time to Move Want to learn easy tips and tricks in how to add some physical activity in your life? Need to learn how to make time for being active? Join us and discover the ways! 114667

Tu

6:30- 7:30PM

Dec 6

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

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Tu

10:00-11:00AM

Dec 6

Classes: 1

M $10

NM $14

We can care for your child while you work out. See page 10 for details on our child minding program.

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Along with being certified under YMCA Canada’s intensive Fitness Leadership program, our Personal Trainers are required to have a strong base knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, movement, exercise technique, program design, safety and injury management, and leadership skills.

GET RESULTS WITH

Personal Training

ALL YMCA trainers have completed an apprenticeship and undergo practical observations, on a regular basis, to ensure they continue to demonstrate the required competency levels.

GETTING STARTED Get started with our best deal in personal training!

(one-on-one)

New to resistance training or wanting to boost your current program? Get started with an individualized training program developed by a certified personal trainer.

Get a competitive edge and build your team spirit at a great price.

MEMBER $125 NON MEMBER $175

Enhance your workout with 5, 10, or 20 60-minute training sessions. A certified trainer will monitor technique and ensure your program includes the right combination of exercises and duration to give you the results you want.

MEMBER NON MEMBER

5

10

20

$300 $405

$570 $750

$1020 $1380

FOR MORE DETAILS, SPEAK WITH A MEMBER OF OUR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TEAM.

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Take your sport to the next level in a 60-minute intense team training session. Your personalized session will build speed, agility, strength, endurance or general fitness while you build team chemistry and get the edge you need to win your next game or competition. $200

SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING

(one-on-one)

(maximum 20 people)

TEAM 60-MINUTE SESSION

PRIVATE TRAINING Get close monitoring & individual attention.

TEAM TRAINING - NEW!

Get the motivation & accountability of a partner or small group.

(maximum four people)

Reduce your cost and increase the fun with small group personal training. You will still receive individual attention and get results in these 60-minute sessions. Choose from a package of 5, 10, or 20 sessions. Rates below are per person.

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MEMBER $235 NON MEMBER $310

BOOK A PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION TODAY!

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20

$390 $520

$750 $1000

QUALITY TRAINING

GUARANTEED

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DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR

fitness & leadership? Become a Certified Fitness Leader and share your love for health and fitness with others in your community.

Need more motivation to become a fitness leader?

Our volunteer fitness instructors get a free YMCA membership.

Our certified leadership courses include all the technical fitness requirements you need to become a Certified Fitness Leader. Each course includes fitness theory and the fundamentals of leading fitness programs. You will apply your learning through peer teaching, learning assignments, apprenticeship and a final practical observation.

Personal Training: 40 HRS

Group Strength: 35 HRS

Cardio: 35 HRS

Develop the knowledge and skills to work one-on-one with clients to create tailored exercise programs.

Gain the knowledge and experience needed to effectively instruct classes such as bootcamp and cross training.

Learn to instruct choreography classes such as Hi-Lo or Step, through a mix of classroom and studio time.

Aquatic Fitness: 35 HRS

Cycle: 35 HRS

Yoga: 48 HRS

Learn water and movement principles for teaching vertical aquatic fitness classes in both deep & shallow water.

Gain the skills needed to lead group cycle classes, monitor participant intensity and help build their cardiovascular endurance.

Learn the principles of instructing Hatha yoga classes, with a focus on intro level program delivery.

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Click here and for details or to register online. Become a fitness leader today! PREREQUISITES: You must have attended a minimum of 50 hours of fitness classes or have a minimum of 50 hours of training/practice in the certification stream you wish to enrol in. Prior to registration you must be approved by a YMCA Canada Fitness Trainer or YMCA Calgary Fitness or Strength & Conditioning Director.

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PROGRAM & REGISTRATION DETAILS.

TO CYCLE OR NOT TO CYCLE. THAT IS THE QUESTION. Take advantage of over 115 free weekly drop-in fitness classes offered each week across the city. It’s a great way to keep motivated and stay fit.

DOWNLOAD

THE YMCA APP

GET IT FREE Search “YMCA Calgary” on

The app is a quick and convenient way to access drop-in fitness schedule and more.

Google Play or the App Store Check drop-in schedules

Receive news & event updates View online program guides

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DROP-IN FITNESS DESCRIPTIONS Drop-in schedules vary between facilities. See our schedules on the app or online.

AQUATICS

CARDIO

CYCLE

MIND & BODY

Deep Water Fitness

Shallow Water Fitness

Improve your mobility, stability and endurance with a great cardiovascular workout using a buoyancy belt in the deep water. There is no impact on the joints making it a perfect environment for those with injuries or limitations or those wanting to cross train. Confidence in deep water is required.

This class takes place in the shallow end of the pool where your feet can always touch the floor. Utilizing the resistance of the water, this class will challenge your muscular and cardiovascular endurance while improving balance, stability and flexibility. Swimming ability is not required for participation.

Zumba

High/Low

Step

Join the party! Zumba cardio dance will take you through basic salsa, reggaeton, flamenco and other international rhythms with a fitness flare. Dance your way into shape!

Choreographed cardiovascular format combining high and low intensity movements, followed by muscular endurance component and full-body stretching.

Choreographed cardiovascular format on the Step followed by full-body stretching.

Step Circuit

Cardio Kickboxing

High-intensity class which may blend step aerobics with resistance training.

Work on your cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone and motor skills through a variety of kickboxing techniques.

Group Cycle

Cycle Strength

Gentle Water Fitness This gentle shallow water class is designed for older adults and anyone wanting to take things a little easier. Improve your endurance, mobility and range of motion in a welcoming environment with basic movements and stretches. Swimming ability is not required for participation.

Instructor’s Choice Mix things up in your routine and try one of our instructors choice classes - class changes week to week according to the instructor teaching the class.

Come prepared for a full body workout that emphasizes proper form and technique. Get ready to challenge your endurance and stamina with hills, climbs, sprints and more.

Come prepared for a full body workout that emphasizes proper form and technique. This class combines muscle conditioning exercises, using a variety of equipment (off the bike), with cardiovascular training on the indoor cycling bike.

Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Stretch & Relaxation

This class will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness. Through a series of breathing exercises and poses you will release stress and leave feeling stronger and more centered.

This class focuses on the healing aspects of Yoga utilizing stretching, relaxation and mind calming techniques. Gentle modifications and restorative poses will help beginners and those needing exercise alternatives due to injuries. Lengthen and release your muscles and reduce stress in a peaceful environment.

Round out your fitness program with safe stretching techniques and relaxation exercises.

Barbell Blast

Gentle Fitness

This weight-training workout utilizes barbells and plates for a total body workout. This class has a periodized approach- the instructor in every YMCA Calgary branch will lead you through the same resistance program for a 6-8 week period to maximize adaptations and proper technique.

Gentle fitness will provide a total body, low impact workout that incorporates cardiovascular, resistance and balance exercises. Improve your endurance, mobility and stability without undue stress on your joints. This class is suitable for beginners and anyone requiring a modified program.

STRENGTH Muscle Works

This non-cardio class uses a variety of equipment to develop muscular strength and endurance with emphasis on proper execution of movements.

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) This class is a dynamic, high-energy workout that challenges balance, core strength and muscular endurance with non-choreographed intervals.

BARRE A low-impact ballet, yoga and pilates inspired workout that focuses on core strength, improving posture and strengthening stability muscles.

Cross Training This high-intensity class combines minimally-choreographed cardiovascular intervals with resistance training techniques such as pure strength, agility, plyometrics, isometrics, core and sportrelated drills.

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Stroller Fit Post-natal, strength-based workout incorporating non-choreographed cardiovascular components with basic strength and core training

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

AT CAMP

Riveredge TAKE YOUR NEXT PROGRAM OR EVENT OUTSIDE. Camp Riveredge is a year-round outdoor facility located at Sandy Beach in southwest Calgary. This completely outdoor space is filled with wide open natural spaces and activity areas. As a program participant or booked group, you will get a chance to test your skills on the low-ropes and challenge course, bouldering cube, and archery range. This unique outdoor space along with YMCA programming will keep program participants and booked groups active and engaged.

CAMP RIVEREDGE

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These programs are at Camp Riveredge. our outdoor program space at Sandy Beach in southwest Calgary.

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GREAT OUTDOORS WITH A GROUP.

ARCHERY @ RIVEREDGE AGE:10Y - 13Y Riveredge is a unique outdoor facility. Come and experience the fun of a fully outdoor camp right in the city! Host to the only competition sized archery range in the city, participants will enjoy the art of arrow shooting in a fun and safe environment. 114870

Sa

10:00-11:00AM

Sep 17

Classes: 7

M $77

NM $105

ARCHERY @ RIVEREDGE AGE:14Y - 18Y Riveredge is a unique outdoor facility. Come and experience the fun of a fully outdoor camp right in the city! Host to the only competition sized archery range in the city, participants will enjoy the art of arrow shooting in a fun and safe environment. 114871

Sa

11:00-12:00PM

Sep 17

Classes: 7

M $77

Looking for a fun birthday party option or an outing for your community, work or school group? Camp Riveredge is available year-round for birthday parties, team-building and more! Visit ymcacalgary.org for details.

NM $105

SPORTS @ RIVEREDGE AGE:10Y - 15Y Riveredge is a unique outdoor facility bolstering a variety of different activities such as bouldering, challenge course, archery, low ropes, gaga ball etc. Each week, participants will spend their time exploring the outdoors and enjoying a different activity onsite. 114872

Sa

1:00- 2:00PM

Sep 17

Classes: 7

M $77

NM $105

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South Health Campus YMCA Fall Program Guide 2016