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SPRING/SUMMER

2016

LEADERSHIP & CERTIFICATIONS

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

CLIMBING

AQUATICS

HEALTH & FITNESS

PROGRAM GUIDE

BUILD YOUR SWEAT EQUITY HERE.

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YMCA CALGARY IS a hard working non-profit 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: • • •

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Program fees Overnight and day camp fees Membership fees

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OUR PROGRAMS HELP 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. 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.

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. 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.

OUR PROGRAMS HELP BUILD HAPPY, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY

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YMCA facilities in Calgary

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

GRAY FAMILY SADDLETOWNE EAU CLAIRE YMCA YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

Outdoor camp facilities

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

CAMP RIVEREDGE

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA

AND MORE YMCA FACILITIES OPENING SOON...

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2016

New YMCA faciliites

REMINGTON YMCA IN QUARRY PARK

2017

YMCA IN ROCKY RIDGE

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2018

YMCA IN SETON

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New dedicated child development centre

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QUARRY PARK CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

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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, play a sport or get to the podium. YMCA programs include intentional activities that help build physical literacy to allow your child to participate in whatever activity or sport they choose.

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.

Developing physical literacy skills is progressive, and different at each developmental stage.

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

Be active for life.

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

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.

CLICK HERE to learn more about physical literacy.

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IT’S A FACT. 70% of Canadian children aged 3 - 4 years get their recommended 180 minutes of daily activity.

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But only 14% of children aged 5 - 11 years and

5% of youth aged 12 - 17 years get their recommended 60 minutes of daily activity.

Ten ways to encourage your kids to love to move. When kids are moving, they are developing physical literacy at the same time. The love of moving needs to be taught and encouraged, exactly the same way we teach and encourage our children to love to read.

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Make moving a natural part of your child’s day right from the beginning. Encourage your child to crawl, stand, walk and play.

Build physical activity into your family’s daily routine. Engage in some form of physical activity with

your family every day. It doesn’t matter what the activity is, as long as you are moving together. To start, make a family activity goal of 15 minutes per day.

Lead by example. What’s your active routine? Do you practice yoga, play tennis, walk the dog, or work out at the gym? Being an active role model is one of the best things you can do to encourage your kids to be active.

Power your transportation.

Walk, run, bike, scooter, or skate your way from point A to point B. Encouraging your kids to power their own transportation from an early age will get them into a healthy habit they won’t think twice about.

Expose your kids to a wide variety of activities and sports. Kids who specialize in a

specific sport too early often get burned out. It’s important to let kids try lots of different activities so they can develop a wide range of skills and discover what they enjoy. With a few exceptions, most sports do not require specialization until kids are in their early teens.

Praise but don’t push.

Notice when your child is enjoying an activity and cheer them on. Always keep things positive from the sidelines so they understand that you value what they are doing, but you aren’t so invested in it that they feel pressure.

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Focus on fun.

Most kids aren’t ready for competition until they are at least 10 years old. For kids under ten, fun activities and non-competitive games keep things stressfree and allow them to have success no matter what their skill level.

Spend time outdoors. It’s proven that kids who play outside take 35% more daily steps. Create opportunities that encourage outdoor play every day.

Choose a daycare or pre-school that incorporates physical activity. Parents should

look for a daycare that dedicates time to encouraging ageappropriate movement every day. Children need lots of opportunities to move and develop basic skills like running, jumping, hopping, and skipping during both structured and unstructured play.

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Help your child move early .

Encourage your child’s school to incorporate physical activity in the curriculum. Every school would benefit from a physical education specialist who knows how to engage children of all skill levels and abilities, and can help them develop their love of moving. Physical literacy is as important as reading literacy. For kids, both quality and quantity is important when it comes to being physically active. Moving with your family every day will help your kids value physical activity, promote physical literacy, and keep everyone happy and healthy. This Active for Life article was authored by Sara Smeaton. Children with physical literacy skills have the ability and confidence to be active for life.

Active for Life is a non-profit organization committed to helping parents raise happy, healthy, physically literate kids. For more tips like these, please click on this activeforlife.com link.

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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

$ 43.60

FAMILY*

$27.25 -

DID YOU

KNOW?

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

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* Family includes 2 adults and children 17 years and under who reside in the same household. PRICE FREEZE. YMCA Calgary will not increase membership Membership fees withdrawn monthly (No contract or withdrawal fees) fees in 2016!

MEMBERSHIPS (monthly or annual) MONTHLY

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

GENERAL ADULT (18Y+) $52.50 AHS EMPLOYEES GET A MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT! SENIOR (65Y+) $37.80 INQUIRE TODAY! YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)*

$39.40

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$34.40

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$29.15

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

$ 7.35

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

$ 4.20

we’ve made the gym

* The Young Adult Membership has replaced our Student Membership. If you currently have a Student Membership, please see member services who will make any necessary changes and price adjustments. * A Plus Membership includes access to our Plus locker rooms which includes all the extras like towel service, steam rooms, hot tubs and more.

ANNUAL

ADD A DEPENDENT TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR A NOMINAL FEE.

more affordable for

young adults. For more details, visit www.ymcacalgary.org/young adult.

Annual fee is paid once/year (No contract or withdrawal fees)

GENERAL ADULT (18Y+)

$630

AHS EMPLOYEES GET A SENIOR (65Y+) $450 MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT! INQUIRE TODAY. YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y)

$472.80

YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$412.80

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$349.80

GRADE 6

FREE

ADD A DEPENDENT TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR A NOMINAL FEE.

DEPENDENT YOUNG ADULT (18 - 25Y) $304.80 YOUTH (12Y - 17Y)

$ 88.22

YOUTH PLUS (12Y - 17Y)

$ 180.60

CHILD (0 - 11Y)

$ 50.40

ASK ABOUT OUR ON-SITE PARKING! > SEE NEXT PAGE FOR DETAILS

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. 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.

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MEMBER BENEFITS

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Access to five (and soon to be more) 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

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR Y. 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. It will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Drop by or book a tour today!

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MEMBER NON-MEMBER MULTIPLE VISITOR?

6 WEEKS - 35 MONTHS

FREE*

$3.75

36 MONTHS, PLUS

$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.

CALGARY FLAMES GRADE 6 YMCA

CORPORATE

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

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

Good for business. Good for families. Good for you.

Contact your local YMCA for details.

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.

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

As a Calgary Flames grade 6 YMCA member, you’ll have free access to all the facilities at our five Calgary locations any time throughout your grade 6 year (until August 31).

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YMCA Calgary President and CEO Helene Weir says Andy Melton’s – and Melcor’s – commitment demonstrates a match in values.

PROGRAM & REGISTRATION DETAILS.

THANK YOU MELCOR DEVELOPMENTS

The words honesty, caring, responsibility and respect hang prominently inside the Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot,” she says. “Andy and the team at Melcor embody those values and put them to good use creating communities and investing in the success of kids, families and everyone who lives and works within them.

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“ FROM LEFT: BROOKE MELTON, ANDY MELTON, EVAN HAZELL, HELENE WEIR, BRIAN BAKER

YMCA Calgary will be forever grateful to Melcor Developments for their support. Calgarians will be too. In a significant boost to its Power of Potential Campaign, YMCA Calgary received a $1-million donation from Melcor Developments Ltd., celebrating the strong relationship between the YMCA, Melcor and its founding family, the Meltons.

THE POWER OF POTENTIAL is a $30 million fundraising campaign with a goal to give more Calgarians a place to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

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In recognition of this substantial and meaningful gift, YMCA Calgary has renamed its Crowfoot YMCA facility in northwest Calgary as the Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot.

Operating three new facilities in partnership with the City of Calgary, will help us respond to the growing demand for our programs and services.

The Melton family and Melcor Developments are strong supporters of the Power of Potential Campaign and YMCA Calgary.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SPRING

PROGRAMS

start on page

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CLIMBING............................. 14

PRE-SCHOOL........................................................................15 CHILDREN & YOUTH...........................................................15 ADULTS...................................................................................15

HEALTH & FITNESS.................18

PRE-SCHOOL.......................................................................... 18 CHILDREN & YOUTH............................................................. 18 FAMILY........................................................................... 19 ADULTS.......................................................................... 20 PERSONAL TRAINING.................................................. 22 CERTIFICATON (FITNESS LEADERSHIP).................... 23 NEW OUTDOOR PROGRAMS..................................... 25 Y SURVIVE FITNESS CHALLENGE.............................. 26/27 STRONG KIDS RUN...................................................... 28

SUMMER start on

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PROGRAMS page

CLIMBING................................32

CHILDREN & YOUTH...........................................................33 ADULTS........................................................................... 33

HEALTH & FITNESS................ 36 PRE-SCHOOL.......................................................................... 36 CHILDREN & YOUTH............................................................. 37 ADULTS.......................................................................... 38 PERSONAL TRAINING.................................................. 22 CERTIFICATON (FITNESS LEADERSHIP).................... 23

PROGRAM INSIDER TIPS

PROGRAM FEES

HOW TO REGISTER

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

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

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

ONLINE If you are a member, you can register using Member Zone, YMCA’s online registration system. Visit our website at www.ymcacalgary.org and click on Member Zone.

WHEN TO REGISTER Programs fill quickly. Register closer to the registration opening date to increase your chances of getting into your preferred program(s). Members receive advanced program registration.

IN-PERSON

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

SPRING REGISTRATOIN Member Non-member

Feb 22 Mar 7

SUMMER REGISTRATION Member Non-Member

Feb 22 June 6

REGISTER SOON! PROGRAMS FILL FAST.

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OPENING SUMMER 2016

YMCA IN QUARRY PARK IN SOUTHEAST CALGARY

A FULLY EQUIPPED HEALTH & WELLNESS FACILITY Remington YMCA artist rendering

M CORPORATE CHILDCARE WELLNESS

CARDIO MIND/BODY PROGRAMS EQUIPMENT

GROUP FITNESS

PLUS MEMBERSHIP

PERSONAL TRAINING

INDOOR TRACK

SWIMMING POOL

AND A DEDICATED CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Quarry Park Child Development Centre artist rendering

CHILDCARE

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WE’RE OPENING TWO NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES. YMCA Calgary will open two new Child Development Centres in the Summer of 2016. The centres will offer full-day licensed childcare for children ages 12 months - 6 years.

OUR PHILOSOPHY.

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

LEARNING

SOCIAL

HEALTH

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

Relationships form the foundation for all that occurs within the childcare 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 and community engagement.

Our program teaches children to value health, nutrition and activity. We encourage and learn about healthy eating and dedicate time throughout each day to incorporate and encourage age-appropriate 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 fieldtrips for older children.

OPEN MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Programs at both centres will include recreation time in the pool (age dependent) and active play both indoors and outside. All children registered in our childcares receive a complimentary child YMCA membership.

Located in the Remington YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics facility

REMINGTON YMCA

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE • Approximately 62 licensed spaces for children ages 12 months - 6 years • Healthy snacks provided • Families provide lunch

A stand-alone building

QUARRY PARK

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE • Approximately 348 licensed spaces for children ages 12 months - 6 years • Healthy morning and afternoon snack and lunch provided

DETAILS & REGISTRATION To register, for our Quarry Park and Remington childcares, call: 403.351.6689 For more details on these or our other licensed and accredited childcare centres, vist: www.ymcacalgary.org/childcare

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY.

Financial assistance is available for qualifying families through Alberta Children’s Services and the YMCA Calgary Opportunity Fund. Visit ymcacalgary.org/childcare for details.

belong. grow. thrive. lead.

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PROGRAM & REGISTRATION DETAILS.

TO CYCLE OR NOT TO CYCLE. THAT IS THE QUESTION. From run and walk programs, to bootcamp and martial arts, to learn to swim and masters swim, YMCA Calgary offers a variety of programs to fit your interests and skill level. You will have a hard time choosing! As a program participant, you will benefit from the motivation of an instructor and the support and accountability of a group. Your program will include intentional, progressive skills and challenge so that you will continue to improve.

INSIDER TIP LOOKING FOR A GREAT WORKOUT WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT YOUR REGULAR REGISTERED PROGRAM? JOIN A FREE DROP-IN FITNESS CLASS. WE OFFER CYCLE CLASSES, YOGA, INTERVAL TRAINING AND MORE! VISIT WWW.YMCACALGARY.ORG FOR DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES.

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SPRING 2016

CHECK OUT OUR NEW OUTDOOR PROGRAMS ON PAGE 25

APRIL 4 - JUNE 26, 2016 Member Registration: February 22 Non-Member Registration: March 7 SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA SPRING/SUMMER 2016

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CLIMBING CLIMB YOUR WAY TO HEALTH. Regular climbing can improve stamina as well as muscle strength. What’s more? All the reaching and stretching required in climbing improves flexibility and agility.

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PRE-SCHOOL BILLY GOATS AGE:4Y - 5Y 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. 111125

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4:30- 5:15PM

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10:00- 10:45AM Apr 7

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CHILDREN & YOUTH BUGABOOS AGE:6Y - 8Y 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. 111080

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5:30- 6:30PM

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any adversities as you address and scale the wall. You’ll finish your session with a sense of pride and accomplishment. 111140

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6:35- 8:05PM

Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $216

NM $270

ADULTS FIRST ASCENTS AGE:14Y AND UP 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. 111103

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5:30- 7:00PM

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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. 111119

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5:00- 6:30PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $216

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CLIMBING - 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. 111135

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6:35- 8:05PM

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Classes: 12

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ROCK STARS AGE:15Y - 17Y Expand your comfort zone. 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

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HEALTH & FITNESS GET MOVING FOR LIFE. 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.

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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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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. 111317

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10:15-11:00AM Apr 4

Classes: 11

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Is your child crazy about sports? Let him or her try fun new games and sports that help improve movement and skills. All sports will be adapted to meet your child’s needs and abilities. Each class will feature a different sports theme such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, golf and floor hockey. Appropriate indoor shoes are required. 111356

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UNPARENTED 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. W

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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. Sa

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Classes: 12

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FITNESS TRAINING AGE:12Y - 15Y 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! 112080

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6:00- 7:00PM

Apr 4

Classes: 7

M $0

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NEW! - FUELLED TO MOVE AGE:14Y - 17Y

GYM AND CRAFTS AGE:3Y - 5Y

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SPORTS AGE:3Y - 5Y

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.

Is your child crazy about sports? Let him or her try fun new games and sports that help improve movement and skills. All sports will be adapted to meet your child’s needs and abilities. Each class will feature a different sports theme such as basketball, soccer, badminton, volleyball, golf and floor hockey. Child must be toilet trained and appropriate indoor shoes are required. 111369

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9:00-10:00AM

Apr 4

Classes: 11

M $94

NM $124

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9:30-10:30AM

Apr 8

Classes: 12

M $102

NM $135

A FREE THIS CLASS COMES WITH ’S MORE? AT WH . SS PA ONE-MONTH R FO YOU’LL GET REWARDEDCLASSES ! UR ATTENDING ALL FO The Fuelled to Move program is funded through the generous support of the Calgary Foundation.

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FAMILY

MARTIAL ARTS HAP KI DO AGE:6Y - 7Y 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. 111630

Th

6:15- 7:45PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $180

NM $234

WILD FAMILY NATURE CLUB AGE:ALL AGES Bring your family for a morning walk and explore some local nature trails. We will meet at different locations across the city each week and hope to make a trip to the mountains. No experience is necessary. Meet and socialize with other families in your Y community. All walks will be stroller-friendly. 112062

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9:00- 10:30aM

HAP KI DO AGE:8Y - 9Y

Th

6:15- 7:45PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $180

NM $234

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Th

6:15- 7:45PM

Apr 7

Classes: 12

M $180

NM $234

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. 111639

W

6:15- 7:15PM

Apr 20

Classes: 10

M $100

NM $130

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. 111640

W

6:15- 7:15PM

Apr 20

Classes: 10

M $100

NM $130

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. 111641

W

6:15- 7:15PM

Apr 20

Classes: 10

M $100

NM $130

THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE CALGARY FLAMES FOUNDATION!

See page 7 for details.

NM $0

We currently have three licensed and accredited childcare centres and two more opening soon. See page 11 to learn more about our new centres.

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DID YOU KNOW

every grade 6 student in Calgary receives a FREE YMCA membership and FREE active youth programming?

M $0

In addition to active programs, we offer quality care and learning programs at all our locations.

HAP KI DO AGE:10Y - 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.

Classes: 6

We are passionate about helping develop healthy, happy kids.

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. 111636

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We have a variety of pre-schools program see our health and fitness and aquatic sections. We can care for your child while you workout. See page 7 for details on our child minding program.

NEW

outdoor programs

Interested in learning the game of Ultimate Frisbee, the game archery or how to build a fire? Visit page 25 for learn about our new youth and family outdoor programs at our Camp Riveredge location.

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ADULTS

MARTIAL ARTS HAP KI DO 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.

ATHLETICS & SPORTS WALKING CLUB The Walking Club will allow members to participate in a low impact exercise option, while exploring the different outdoor paths around Calgary. The club is a great opportunity for those who are looking to become more physically active and who want to start maintaining an active lifestyle. It also gives members the opportunity to make new connections and build relationships with other members. 112079

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11:00-12:00PM Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $0

NM $156

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12:00-12:45PM Apr 6

Classes: 12

M $90

NM $135

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7:00- 8:00PM

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $180

Apr 7

NM $215

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7:30- 8:30PM

Apr 5

Classes: 10

M $120

NM $156

11:00-12:00PM Apr 5

Classes: 24

M $0

NM $194

HEALTHY STEPS AGE:18Y AND UP Healthy Steps takes an evidence-based approach to empower you to better manage your behaviours in an effort to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The program uses a holistic approach to educate about healthy choices in three core areas: nutrition, physical activity and behavior change. Healthy Steps incorporates both practical and lecture components within the gym setting. 112087

Tu

6:00- 8:00PM

Apr 5

Classes: 6

M $99

NM $110

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6:00- 8:00PM

May 17

Classes: 6

M $99

NM $110

YOGA THRIVE AGE:12Y AND UP 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. Apr 27

Classes: 10

Tu

7:00- 8:00PM

Apr 19

Classes: 6

M $60

NM $78

MIND/BODY ADVANCED YOGA / LEVEL 2

Tu

8:00- 9:00PM

Apr 5

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $168

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

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.

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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.

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HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM AGE:18Y AND UP

7:00- 8:00PM

Classes: 11

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.

HEALTH/WELLNESS

W

Apr 4

TAE KWON DO

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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!

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7:15- 8:45PM

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

ZUMBA

Tu, Th

M

TAI CHI

DANCE

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NM $75

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. 111248

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5:30- 6:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

112128

Th

10:30-11:30AM Apr 7

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

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5:30- 6:30PM

May 18

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

112129

Th

10:30-11:30AM May 19

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $84

PRE-NATAL & POST-NATAL PRE-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. 112084

M

6:00- 7:00PM

Apr 4

Classes: 7

M $70

NM $98

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6:00- 7:00PM

May 30

Classes: 4

M $40

NM $56

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR

fitness & leadership? WWW.YMCACALGARY.ORG


RESISTANCE TRAINING

Looking for more ways to stay motivated & fit?

INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING 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! 112077

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6:30- 7:30PM

Apr 6

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $78

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6:30- 7:30PM

May 18

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $78

WOMEN’S INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING Discover the principles and benefits of women’s resistance training. Explore concepts such as training splits, tempo training and exercise variations including stability ball resistance training. 112075

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6:00- 7:00PM

Apr 7

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $78

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6:00- 7:00PM

May 19

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $78

INTRODUCTION TO OLYMPIC LIFTING Learn the foundation movements of the Olympic and power lifts to add strength and speed to your workouts. Beginners will benefit from setting correct movement patterns to maximize results and minimuze injuries. The advanced lifter can refine their technique under a trained and watchful eye. 112083

Su

12:00- 1:00PM

Apr 10

Classes: 12

M $120

NM $156

STRENGTH & FITNESS WORKSHOPS 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 you leg muscles, and tips on being more active. 112138

Tu

10:00-12:00PM Apr 12

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

112139 Tu 6:30- 8:30PM Apr 12 Classes: 1 M $20 NM $28 Keeping Your Balance: Want to learn more about body balance and how it can affect your workouts and day-to-day lilfe? Simple tips to keep you active and healthy. 112141

Tu

10:00-12:00PM Apr 26

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

112140 Tu 6:30- 8:30PM Apr 26 Classes: 1 M $20 NM $28 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. 112142

Tu

10:00-12:00PM May 17

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

112143 Tu 6:30- 8:30PM May 17 Classes: 1 M $20 NM $28 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! 112145

Tu

10:00-12:00PM May 31

Classes: 1

M $20

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Boost your fitness program with our Y Survive fitness challenge. Details on page 27. Take a free drop-in fitness class. Visit ymcacalgary.org for schedules and descriptions.

NM $28

NEW

112144 Tu 6:30- 8:30PM May 31 Classes: 1 M $20 NM $28 Back Care: Do you have a tight lower back and want to learn how to loosen its muscles and stretch out? Find out the ways we can help you! 112146

Tu

10:00-12:00PM Jun 14

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

112147

Tu

6:30- 8:30PM

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

Jun 14

Get a one-on-one training session with a personal trainer. Visit page 22 for details.

outdoor programs Want to join a group for an urban hike? VIisit page 25 to learn about our family nature walking program.

Become a certified fitness instructor. See pages 23 for details.

It’s a great way to keep up your fitness level, learn more about health and fitness and help others.

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GET RESULTS WITH

Personal Training

GETTING STARTED New to resistance training or wanting to boost your current program? Get started with an individualized training program developed by a certified personal trainer. The Getting Started program includes one 30-minute consultation and two 60- minute personal training sessions, along with a plan you can take with you or leave at the gym.

PRIVATE TRAINING (one-on-one) 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.

SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING (maximum four people) Reduce your savings 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.

PRIVATE

GROUP TRAIINING

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

Getting Started

$125

$175

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

5 sessions

$300

$405

$235

$310

10 sessions

$570

$750

$390

$520

20 sessions

$1020

$1380

$750

$1000

SEMI-PRIVATE

GST not included

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ICE WITH R P T A E R AG IVATION THE MOCTOUNTABILITY FOR MORE AND AC INING DETAILS, OF A TRA R OR SMALL SPEAK WITH A PARTNE MEMBER OF GROUP.

OUR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TEAM. BOOK A SESSION TODAY!

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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.

COURSE

CODE

MEMBER

NON MEMBER

LOCATION

DATES

PERSONAL TRAINING 40 hours

112248

$400

$500

SHAWNESSY YMCA

Feb 22-Mar 21 Mon 5:30-9pm, Sat (Feb 27, Mar 5 & 12) 9am-4:30pm

CARDIO 35 hours

112378

$360

$450

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

May 4-Jun 26 Wed & Sun (exact dates TBD) 9am-4:30pm

AQUA 35 hours

112382

$360

$450

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

Apr 3-May 15 Sun 1-6 pm

CYCLE 35 hours

112376

$360

$450

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

Mar 31-Apr 9 Mar 31: 6-9pm, Apr 2: 9am5pm, Apr 3: 9am-5pm, Apr 9: 9am-5pm

YOGA 48 hours

112375

$464

$580

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

Apr 6-May 25 Wed 6:30-9:30pm, Sun. (Apr 17, May 1, May 15) 8am-5pm

GROUP RESISTANCE 35hours

112385

$360

$450

SHAWNESSY YMCA

May 4-Jun 15 Wed 6:-9:30pm, Sat (May 14 & June 4) 9am-2pm

For more details, please call or visit your local YMCA. Become a fitness leader today!

PREREQUISITE: 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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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS GET OUTSIDE. 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.

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These programs are at Camp Riveredge.

YOUTH ULTIMATE FRISBEE AGE:12Y - 14Y

our outdoor program space at Sandy Beach in southwest Calgary.

Ultimate Frisbee is happening at Camp Riveredge. Come and learn this fun fast-paced, noncontact team sport that combines the throwing and catching skills of football with the non-stop movement of soccer. A sport tha is played by millions of people in more than 50 countries. Join the fun this spring! 111908

M,W

6:30- 8:30PM

Apr 18

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

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6:30- 8:30PM

May 23

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

FAMILY WILD FAMILY NATURE CLUB AGE:ALL AGES Bring your family for a morning walk and explore some local nature trails. We will meet at different locations accross the city each week and hope to make a trip to the mountains. No experience is necessary. Meet and socialize with other families in your Y community. All walks will be stroller-friendly. 112062

Sa

9:00- 10:30aM

Apr 12

Classes: 6

M $0

NM $0

IT’S A FACT.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE AGE:15Y - 17Y Ultimate Frisbee is happening at Camp Riveredge. Come and learn this fun fast-paced, noncontact team sport that combines the throwing and catching skills of football with the non-stop movement of soccer. A sport that is played by millions of people in more than 50 countries. Join the fun this spring! 112059

M,W

6:30- 8:30PM

Apr 18

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

112061

M.W

6:30- 8:30PM

May 23

Classes: 8

M $62

NM $84

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP AGE:13Y - 15Y

Children who play in natural environments benefit from improved motor abilities and increased creativity. Learn more about our child, youth and family outdoor camps in our camp guide.

Experience the great outdoors right in the city. You will learn fire-building, knot tying, archery, map reading and more! Each week you will develop your outdoor awareness, leadership and safety skills at this fully-outdoor program. 112261

Tu

6:30- 8:00PM

Apr 12

Classes: 10

M $77

NM $84

SHARE THE

GREAT OUTDOORS WITH A GROUP. 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.

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Looking for more community-building, fitness-boosting events at the Y? Sign-up for our monthly newsletter (YTODAY). Read our blog. Follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram..

Let’s stay connected.

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Y SURVIVE 2016 WILL YOU SURVIVE? GET MOTIVATED GET FIT GET CONNECTED HAVE FUN

JOIN OUR Y SURVIVE FITNESS CHALLENGE.

It’s a great way to boost your fitness program, keep motivated, try new activities, and meet other fun people at the Y.

STEP 1 Sign up at Member Services, pick up a team

STEP 3 Record your activities using the tool provided.

STEP 2 Use your list of Y Survive challenges (including

STEP 4 Join us for the Y Survive final event (date TBA).

shirt and details on how to participate in the challenge. cardio, strength, flexiblity and endurance activities in the gyms and pools) during your visit to the Y. Earn bonus points by participating in special weekly challenges. (Challenge a team member - you’ll know who your team members are by their Y Survive team shirt colour!)

PARTICIPATE FOR JUST $10.

Includes a t-shirt and a $5 discount on YMCA’s Strong Kids Run.

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Child minding will be available at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA during the run. To book, call 403.781.1669

YMCA Strong Kids

5K, 10K & 1.5K Family Fun Run Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA | Saturday, April 30, 2015 Participate with your family and friends in the YMCA Strong Kids 10K, 5K and 1.5K Family Fun Run! Support children and youth and enjoy a fun event along the banks of the Bow River. All proceeds raised will go directly to YMCA Strong Kids.

5K and 10K Race 9:00am 1.5K Family Fun Run 10:30am

Adults $40 ($35 before March 1) Youth (8Y –17Y) $25 ($20 before March 1) Kids (7Y & under) $15 ($10 before March 1) More Information & Register Online

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IT’S A FACT.

1 in 4 kids at YMCA Calgary receive financial assistance through our Strong Kids Campaign.

THANKS to people like you, we never turn a child away. SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

YMCA Strong Kids is an annual fundraising campaign to support the healthy development of children and youth. Funds raised through Strong Kids supports development, delivery and access to many impactful YMCA programs.

Our goal is to help kids live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future. BELONG. GROW. THRIVE. LEAD.

HOW DO STRONG KIDS DONATIONS TRANSLATE INTO REAL, LIFE-CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CALGARY KIDS? $10/month ($120/year) enables a

$50/month ($600/year) means

$10,000+: This major gift

child to enjoy a week of oudoor fun and learning at Camp Riveredge.

a child can have an unforgettable outdoor experience at our overnight summer camp, Camp Chief Hector.

ensures the support of much needed and fully funded programs such as Aboriginal Active Life, School Support, and the YMCA Achievement Program (YMAP).

$20/month ($240/year) allows a teen to participate in leadership development programs, helping to build their skills, character, and self-esteem.

$83/month ($1,000/year) ensures a whole family can enjoy the lasting benefits of regular physical activity at YMCA Calgary.

To donate, visit ymcacalgary.org/donate-ymca.

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SUMMER 2016

JULY 4 - AUGUST 28, 2016 Member Registration: February 22 Non-Member Registration: June 6 SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA SPRING/SUMMER 2016

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CLIMBING CLIMB YOUR WAY TO HEALTH. CLIMBING

Regular climbing can improve stamina as well as muscle strength. What’s more? All the reaching and stretching required in climbing improves flexibility and agility.

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CHILDREN &YOUTH

ADULTS FIRST ASCENTS AGE:14Y AND UP 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.

BUGABOOS AGE:6Y - 8Y 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. 110577

M

5:30- 6:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 7

M $84

NM $105

110578

M

6:30- 7:30PM

Jul 4

Classes: 7

M $84

NM $105

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. 110605

Th

5:30- 7:00PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $144

NM $180

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. Th

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Jul 12

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

110588

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Jul 19

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

110589

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Jul 26

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

110590

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Aug 2

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

110591

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Aug 9

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

110592

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Aug 16

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

110593

Tu

5:30- 7:00PM

Aug 23

Classes: 1

M $0

NM $45

IT’S A FACT. Children who play in natural environments benefit from improved motor abilities and increased creativity.

ROCK JOCKS AGE:12Y - 14Y

110618

110587

7:00- 8:30PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $144

Learn more about our child, youth and family outdoor camps in our camp guide.

NM $180

ROCK STARS AGE:14Y - 17Y Expand your comfort zone. 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. 110619

Th

7:00- 8:30PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $144

NM $180

DID YOU KNOW

every grade 6 student in Calgary receives a FREE YMCA membership and FREE active youth programming? See page 7 for details.

THANKS TO THE SUPPORT OF THE CALGARY FLAMES FOUNDATION!

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HEALTH & FITNESS GET MOVING FOR LIFE. 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 strengthing exercises at least 2 days/week.

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PRE-SCHOOL YOUTH PARENTED

MARTIAL ARTS

GYM AND CRAFTS AGE:2Y - 3Y

HAP KI DO AGE:6Y - 7Y

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.

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.

110738

W

9:30-10:15AM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $59

NM $72

111735

Th

6:15- 7:45PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $120

NM $156

UNPARENTED

HAP KI DO AGE:8Y - 9Y

GYM AND CRAFTS AGE:3Y - 5Y

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.

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. 112088

W

10:30-11:30AM Jul 6

Classes: 8

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.

We currently have three licensed and accredited childcare centres and two more opening soon. See page 11 to learn more about our new centres.

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We have a variety of pre-schools program see our health and fitness and aquatic sections. We can care for your child while you workout. See page 7 for details on our child minding program.

M $68

NM $90

111739

Th

6:15- 7:45PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $120

NM $156

HAP KI DO AGE:10Y - 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. 111740

Th

6:15- 7:45PM

Jul 7

Classes: 8

M $120

NM $156

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. 111742

W

6:15- 7:15PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

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. 111743

W

6:15- 7:15PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

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. 111744

W

6:15- 7:15PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

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ADULTS

WOMEN’S INTRO TO RESISTANCE TRAINING

MARTIAL ARTS

Discover the principles and benefits of women’s resistance training. Explore concepts such as training splits, tempo training and exercise variations including stability ball resistance training.

RESISTANCE TRAINING

HAP KI DO 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. 110641

M

7:15- 8:45PM

Jul 4

Classes: 7

M $105

NM $137

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. 110643

W

7:30- 8:30PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $104

MIND/BODY

112135

Th

6:00- 7:00PM

Jul 7

Classes: 4

M $0

NM $52

112137

Th

6:00- 7:00PM

Aug 4

Classes: 4

M $0

NM $52

STRENGTH & FITNESS WORKSHOPS 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. Kettlebells: Want to learn how to use Kettlebells but never tried? Come learn how to use this piece of training equipment to revitalize your workouts! 112148

Tu

10:00-12:00PM Jul 12

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

112158

Tu

6:30- 8:30PM

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

Jul 12

Get SMART: Learn now to use the SMART goal training method to help you with your workouts and motivate you to new levels of fitness. 112161

Tu

10:00-12:00PM Aug 16

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

112151

Tu

6:30- 8:30PM

Classes: 1

M $20

NM $28

Aug 16

Looking for more ways to stay motivated & fit?

INTRODUCTION TO YOGA 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. 112130

W

5:30- 6:30PM

Jul 6

Classes: 8

M $0

NM $112

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. 112134

Tu

6:00- 7:00PM

Jul 5

Classes: 8

M $80

NM $112

DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR

fitness & leadership?

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Become a certified fitness instructor. See page 23 for details. It’s a great way to keep up your fitness level, learn more about health and fitness and help others.

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA SPRING/SUMMER 2016

Get a one-on-one training session with a personal trainer. Visit page 22 for details. Take a free drop-in fitness class. Visit ymcacalgary.org for schedules and descriptions.

NEW

outdoor programs Want to join a group for an urban hike? Turn to page 25 to learn about our family nature walking program.

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South Health Campus YMCA Spring & Summer Guide 2016  

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