No matter your age or ability, our certified group fitness instructors are ready to inspire you with upbeat music, motivate you with words of wisdom and help you tackle your fitness goals.
Please note that class availability varies by location and some classes may not be currently scheduled. Classes can be booked up to three days in advance by visiting ymcanab.ca/schedules.
You can view the schedule for Northside Community Centre YMCA right on our website, or download a PDF to print for yourself!
You can view the schedules for our Castle Downs, Don Wheaton, Jamie Platz and William Lutsky Family YMCAs right on our website, or download a PDF to print for yourself!
Join us for Step and two new classes, 20/20/20 and Minds in Motion!
Sept 14–Oct 26 & Nov 2–Dec 21 | Wednesdays from 9:30–10:30am
Three workouts in one! The 20/20/20 class is designed to give you the ultimate challenge & total body workout. Sweat through 20 minutes on the bike, 20 minutes of strength training and end with 20 minutes of gentle yoga & mindfulness.
Minds in Motion®
Sept 15–Oct 27 & Nov 3–Dec 22 | Thursdays from 10–11:30am
Minds in Motion® is a fitness and social program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and a care partner, family member or friend. The program consists of a fitness program, led by a certified fitness instructor, followed by socializing, refreshments, and mentally stimulating activities such as music, board or word games, and many other fun activities.
Get your cardio exercise in our Aquafit classes where water resistance creates a challenging workout that’s easy on your joints. Flotation belts are available. Classes are offered in both deep and shallow water for differing levels of challenge.
Baby & Me — Aquafit (sessional)
This interactive post-natal aquatic fitness class is designed specifically for those with babies 6-18 months. Participants will work on muscle conditioning and cardiovascular stamina in a fun, supportive aquatic environment with other families. It is a great opportunity to reintroduce low-impact exercise while enjoying quality time with baby.
Baby & Me — Fitness (sessional)
This interactive post-natal dryland fitness class is designed specifically for those with babies under 12 months of age. Participants will work on progressively improving their strength, stamina and energy levels alongside other families.
Adults exercise in a safe and fun environment under the guidance of an experienced group fitness instructor while babies remain in their strollers or carriers until the very end of class for a stretch.
Learn proper technique and gain confidence as you kick, punch, bob and weave with this full-body cardiovascular workout geared to challenge your fitness.
Develop your coordination and stamina with this high-energy, choreographed step workout. It's so much fun, you won't even realize you're exercising!
Bootcamp | Bootcamp — Interval
This is a higher-intensity group fitness class that helps build strength while getting your heart pumping. You will improve your balance, speed, agility and coordination while using various types of equipment and your own bodyweight. Your instructor will use different drills, which could include circuits or intervals, to challenge you in each and every class.
Cardio & Strength
Find the perfect balance of cardio, strength and core training in this multi-level class that uses a variety of equipment and has options for everyone.
Step & Strength
Get your cardio and strength in with this fast-moving combo class that combines high-energy step with resistance training.
Using the Synrgy360 system, work your way from station to station in this cardio and strength-based workout. You will be challenged with various equipment and bodyweight-based functional exercises in a circuit format.
Challenge your cardio fitness as you cycle your way to good health. This fast-paced workout guides you through drills such as hills, intervals and sprints on the bike, set to motivating music.
Shake up your workout with a high-energy, dance-infused cardio fitness class appropriate for all fitness levels! This class includes a mix of dance styles, including Zumba, High Low and others.
Cardio Dance — High Low
High Low is an uplifting and fun workout class with choreographed moves set to music. This callback to the original aerobics class is high on the cardio but low on the impact. Participants will follow high-energy dance-style routines that help achieve a steady-state cardio effect all while having fun moving!
Cardio Dance — Learn to Dance
Work on your footwork and have fun doing it in this cardio-based dance class just for beginners that will introduce participants to multiple styles of dance in a fun and inclusive environment.
Cardio Dance — Zumba
Zumba fuses Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program, mixing low and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.
Build your strength, endurance, and overall fitness at a moderate pace in low-impact cardio, strength, flexibility, core and balance training classes! Group fitness classes that are offered at a low-impact level will include "Gentle Fit" in the name.
Stretch & Mobility
Release tension and improve your mobility, strength, balance and flexibility with this mind-body class that’s geared to all levels — no experience necessary.
Improve your range of motion, balance, breathing, flexibility and mind-body connection using the meditative martial art of tai chi.
Continue your pursuit of health, balance and harmony by practicing the many postures and techniques of yoga. Yoga improves circulation, strength and flexibility while increasing mindfulness and breath awareness.
Inspired by the healing arts of the East, Yoga Chi weaves elements of Ashtanga, Qi Gong, Shadow Yoga and Chinese Medicine with an invitation to dive into the deeper, more subtle details of the practice.
Improve your core strength and flexibility using ballet-based fitness movements in this fun and dynamic class targeting your whole body. Movements are inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates. Barre is low on impact and high on muscle recruitment.
This targeted strength class will condition your core by developing a strong foundation in your hips, abdominals and lower back to prevent injuries, develop strength and improve posture and balance.
Strength — LIFT
Sculpt and tone your muscles in this total-body conditioning class using a variety of techniques to improve strength and endurance while working your entire body. Barbells are the most commonly used type of equipment in this fast-paced strength class. Previous experience in weightlifting is recommended.
Strength — TRX
Build functional strength using the TRX Suspension Training system. This class provides a total body resistance training workout using your own body weight and the TRX to develop and improve overall strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.
Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) (sessional)
Alberta Cancer Exercise assists individuals currently receiving cancer treatment (or who have completed treatment within the last three years) to adopt an active lifestyle by designing an exercise program specific to each participant’s fitness level and individual goals.
Bridge to Wellness (sessional)
Bridge to Wellness is a YMCA program designed to support participants in getting started in a regular fitness program, developing social contacts and increasing their general knowledge of health.
Led by experienced staff, Bridge to Wellness is delivered in a group fitness class setting and combines a variety of low-impact exercises and activities to improve participants’ balance, endurance, mobility, strength and confidence.
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