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Camp Chief Hector YMCA Family weekend registration – March 3 and 5

Camp Chief Hector YMCA offers a weekend getaway for the entire family during the spring and fall. There are a variety of activities to choose from to create a unique outdoor experience. Participants can try things like horseback riding, hikes, canoeing, high ropes, group games, arts and crafts, climbing tower and evening campfires.

Family Weekends 2015

May 22 – 24 | Jun 5 – 7 – registration begins Mar 3, 8:30am

Sep 25 – 27 – registration begins Mar 5, 8:30am

Included in your Family Weekend registration:
Site Exploration Hike
A choice of two other registered activities
Drop-in activities
Meals
Accommodations in bunk beds
and fun times with your family and new friends!

Click here for all the details!

To register, call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 – Jot down preferred activities for each family member before calling for a quick and smooth registration process.

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Prepare Yourself for the Halloween Howler

Halloween is less than a month away!  Join our staff and volunteers at the Crowfoot, Saddletowne and Eau Claire and Shawnessy YMCAs for a spooktacular afternoon of crafts, games and treats.  Children aged 2 to 12 are invited to participate in this ghoulish good time. Registration is only $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.  Parents, guardians and mummies get in for free!

Crowfoot YMCA
Halloween Howler | Saturday, Oct 25 | 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Eau Claire YMCA
Halloween Howler |  Saturday, Oct 25 | 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Saddletowne YMCA
Halloween Howler |  Saturday, Oct 25 | 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Shawnessy YMCA
Boorific Bash |  Friday, Oct 31 | 5:30 to 8:00 pm

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Visit your local branch for more information.  We can’t wait to see you then- don’t forget to booooook it in your calendar!


Fitness Class Etiquette Reminders

As the weather gets a little bit cooler this fall, a lot of people are returning to the YMCA gyms, studios, and their favorite fitness classes to keep up their wellness routine.  As our classes begin to thrive, please take a moment to reacquaint yourself with five Fitness Class Etiquette Tips to make the experience smooth for everyone.

1. Arrive on Time – joining a class late* can be both distracting and unsafe.  Please respect your fellow attendees as well as your instructor and arrive to classes a bit early or right on time.  This will also allow you a proper warm-up, reducing your chance of injury.  *If lateness is unavoidable, please go to the back of the class.

2. Choose Proper Footwear – closed toed shoes (running shoes, cross-trainers etc…) will provide a non-slip grip on the floor and any equipment utilized in your class.  Ensure that your footwear is clean of all dirt and debris.  If you wouldn’t wear it in your house, please don’t wear it in our workout areas.

3.  Make your Workout Your Own – The instructor is there to guide you through YOUR workout; listen to your body and modify as you see fit.  If you are going to modify your workout significantly from the instructor’s planned program, please move to the back of the room as to not distract others from the instructor’s guidance.

4. Socializing – should be done either before or after the class.  Talking throughout the class can be viewed as disrespect to not only the other participants, but to the instructor as well.  If you can talk, you’re not working hard enough!

5. Stay for the Whole Class – Flexibility is a large part of your overall wellness!  Be sure to take the time to stretch out the muscles you’re worked.  Not only will it reduce soreness in the day(s) after, but it will reduce risk for injury down the road.


Fitness Class Etiquette Reminders

As the weather gets a little bit cooler this fall, a lot of people are returning to the YMCA gyms, studios, and their favorite fitness classes to keep up their wellness routine.  As our classes begin to thrive, please take a moment to reacquaint yourself with five Fitness Class Etiquette Tips to make the experience smooth for everyone.

1. Arrive on Time – joining a class late* can be both distracting and unsafe.  Please respect your fellow attendees as well as your instructor and arrive to classes a bit early or right on time.  This will also allow you a proper warm-up, reducing your chance of injury.  *If lateness is unavoidable, please go to the back of the class.

2. Choose Proper Footwear – closed toed shoes (running shoes, cross-trainers etc…) will provide a non-slip grip on the floor and any equipment utilized in your class.  Ensure that your footwear is clean of all dirt and debris.  If you wouldn’t wear it in your house, please don’t wear it in our workout areas.

3.  Make your Workout Your Own – The instructor is there to guide you through YOUR workout; listen to your body and modify as you see fit.  If you are going to modify your workout significantly from the instructor’s planned program, please move to the back of the room as to not distract others from the instructor’s guidance.

4. Socializing – should be done either before or after the class.  Talking throughout the class can be viewed as disrespect to not only the other participants, but to the instructor as well.  If you can talk, you’re not working hard enough!

5. Stay for the Whole Class – Flexibility is a large part of your overall wellness!  Be sure to take the time to stretch out the muscles you’re worked.  Not only will it reduce soreness in the day(s) after, but it will reduce risk for injury down the road.


Fall Fitness Class Etiquette

As the weather gets a little bit cooler this fall, a lot of people are returning to the YMCA gyms, studios, and their favorite fitness classes to keep up their wellness routine.  As our classes begin to thrive, please take a moment to reacquaint yourself with five Fitness Class Etiquette Tips to make the experience smooth for everyone.

1. Arrive on Time – joining a class late* can be both distracting and unsafe.  Please respect your fellow attendees as well as your instructor and arrive to classes a bit early or right on time.  This will also allow you a proper warm-up, reducing your chance of injury.  *If lateness is unavoidable, please go to the back of the class.

2. Choose Proper Footwear – closed toed shoes (running shoes, cross-trainers etc…) will provide a non-slip grip on the floor and any equipment utilized in your class.  Ensure that your footwear is clean of all dirt and debris.  If you wouldn’t wear it in your house, please don’t wear it in our workout areas.

3.  Make your Workout Your Own – The instructor is there to guide you through YOUR workout; listen to your body and modify as you see fit.  If you are going to modify your workout significantly from the instructor’s planned program, please move to the back of the room as to not distract others from the instructor’s guidance.

4. Socializing – should be done either before or after the class.  Talking throughout the class can be viewed as disrespect to not only the other participants, but to the instructor as well.  If you can talk, you’re not working hard enough!

5. Stay for the Whole Class – Flexibility is a large part of your overall wellness!  Be sure to take the time to stretch out the muscles you’re worked.  Not only will it reduce soreness in the day(s) after, but it will reduce risk for injury down the road.


Fall Nutrition – it’s back to school!

It’s that time of year where people start gearing up for school, work and fall activities. In order to maximize your wellness goals it is important to follow a healthy nutrition plan at least 80% of the time. Here are some tips to help you achieve a healthful and balanced nutrition plan.

1. PREPARATION: Dedicate a time throughout your weekend where you can spend some time in the kitchen. Plan a few week night dinners so you can come home and all you need to do is put it in the oven. Dice vegetables and fruit and place in containers.

2. BE CREATIVE: Pick one new fruit or vegetable in the grocery store each week.

3. LABEL: It is easy to get busy throughout our daily lives, in order to ensure enough nutrients throughout the day label your containers or baggies with breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks and dinner.

4. SHOP: Don’t underestimate a fancy new lunch bag!

5. PACK: Pack healthy snacks such as trail mix or dried fruit in the car, your office drawers or hand bag.

6. STAY HYDRATED: Dehydration can be misinterpreted as hunger.

7. LISTEN: If you feel your stomach rumbling be sure to fuel it up. If you wait until you are hungry you may make a poor nutritional decision.

8. FARMERS MARKET: Visit your local farmers market; it is stocked with fresh produce, meats and dairy. **If you notice most of the foods at the market will not have a label because it is a raw organic food**

9. BE THE COOK: That way you have control and knowledge about that you are eating.

10. ENJOY: 20% of your nutrition can be time to indulge!

Make healthy eating a habit and you will set yourself and those around you for success!

Written by Cassidy Sherrington-Leach
Strength and Conditioning Director, Shawnessy YMCA


Fall Programming Has Begun!

Fall session may have already begin today, but some of the most popular programs at Shawnessy YMCA still have space!

Post-Natal Fitness – Great for new moms to get back into a wellness routine (with your new favorite person in tow)
Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am

Introduction To Yoga – A great start for learning basic yoga poses and the art of clearing your mind
Mondays, 5:00-6:15pm

Zumba – Latin dance at it’s finest, in a fun party style class! Dance your way to wellness!
Mondays, 10:30-11:30am & 6:15-7:15pm, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 10:30-11:30am

Pre-Natal Yoga – Expecting? Teach your body to limber up in a comfortable and safe environment with other expectant moms
Thursdays 6:30-7:45pm

Boxer’s Workout – An amazing option for sport conditioning, teaching and honing different skills to all that come!
Wednesdays 5:15-6:45pm

For more information of these feature classes as well as other classes that are still open for registrations, please call 403-256-5533.   The YMCA offers rolling registration and accepts registrations throughout the session (unless a class fills up).


Fall 2013 Program Registration

We are offering a variety of diffrent classes at the

South Health Campus this fall

New Yoga Classes: We are offering new yoga classes, Active, which is traditional yoga poses and holds. Passive, which is more meditation, slow poses, and breathing.

Member Registation: August 6, 2013 @ 5:30am

Non-Member Registation: August 19, 2013 @ 5:30am

 

 

 


Fall 2013 Program Registration

We are offering a variety of diffrent classes at the

South Health Campus this fall

New Yoga Classes: We are offering new yoga classes, Active, which is traditional yoga poses and holds. Passive, which is more meditation, slow poses, and breathing.

Member Registation: August 6, 2013 @ 5:30am

Non-Member Registation: August 19, 2013 @ 5:30am

 

 

 


Fall Family Weekend at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Limited space still available!

Bring the whole family to camp for a weekend get-away this fall.
Fall Family Weekend
Sep 20, 7pm – Sep 22, 2pm

Call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 to register. Be ready with which activities each family member would like in each timeblock.

Visit our website for a list of activities, weekend schedule and more information.


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