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#NoPhoneFamilyDay

 

 

Alberta will be celebrating Family Day on Monday, February 19th.  This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.

In conjunction with our partners at Parenting Power we are happy to support #NoPhoneFamilyDay.  A movement and intention to leave the phone on the charger and spend time together.

Please join us at any of our facilities across the city for some specific family programming.

Remington YMCA:

Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 9:30-11:30am

Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together.  Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 11:30-1:30pm

 

Shawnessy YMCA:

Family Yoga – 1:00-2:00pm

Family Climbing – 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

Saddletowne YMCA

Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together.  Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 12:00-2:00pm

Family Climbing – 10:00am – 12:00pm Ages 4+ Max of 12 participants

Family Fitness Class – 11:00am – 12:00pm Ages 6+

 

Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA:

Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 1:00-3:00pm

Family Playground (Gym will be set up with obstacles, balls and a variety of gym equipment for children and their parents to explore and enjoy together.  Open to children who are walking to 5Y) – 1:00-3:00pm

 

Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot:

Family Gym Time – 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge:

Wibit (inflatable obstacle course in 25m Pool) – 12:00-4:00pm

Family Skating – 2:30-4:00pm

Family Climbing – 2:00-4:00pm

 

South Health Campus YMCA:

Family Fitness Drop in Class – 10:30-11:30am

Family Climbing – 1:00-5:00pm

 

Don’t forget to check out our online schedules for gym and pool open times. Or download the YMCA Calgary app.   https://www.ymcacalgary.org/drop-in-fitness-class-and-facility-schedules/


Ticket to Wellness: A Healthy Ladies Night Out

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Join us for a FREE facility wide ladies only event at the Saddletowne YMCA. This event is designed to introduce ladies in our community to the fun and healthy benefits of exercise, in a non-intimidating environment.

As this is a facility wide event, our facility will be restricted to women only during these hours.

Bring a friend or family member and join us for a fun night full of a variety of exciting activities!

 


Ticket to Wellness: A Healthy Ladies Night Out

Join us for a FREE facility wide ladies only event at the Saddletowne YMCA. This event is designed to introduce ladies in our community to the fun and healthy benefits of exercise, in a non-intimidating environment. As this is a facility wide event, our facility will be restricted to women only during these hours.

Bring a friend or family member and join us for a fun night full of a variety of exciting activities!

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Click here for the schedule of activities!


Starting A New Program

Whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned gym-goer, beginning any new exercise program should start the same way – safely.  There are a few different things you can do to ensure that you are working out in a safe manner.

1. Don’t copy what you see someone else doing.  You don’t know why they’re doing it, You don’t know if they’re doing it correctly, or if they have modified it for any reason.  Just because someone who looks “fit’ is doing it doesn’t mean it’s right for you and your body.  Proper execution of an exercise trains the targeted muscle(s).  Improper execution can create imbalances and lead to injury.

2. Ask us!  Staff in gyms are extroverts, we want to talk to people.  We thrive on sharing our energy and enthusiasm for wellness.  We’re looking for you and want to answer your questions; we want to see you succeed.

3. Work on the basics – posture, body alignment, core engagement.  If you want to do an exercise correctly, these are part of the package that reduces the risk of injury.

4. Get the Sets and Reps right.  The number of repetitions within a set, and the number of sets completed makes a huge difference from one program to another.  Learn what the difference is between low reps heavy weight, and high reps lower weight – dialing in the correct combo will guide you towards your ultimate goal.

5. Stretch!  Most of us are in a rush and want to get as much packed into our workout time, then off we go to the next part of our busy days.  Take the time to cool down and stretch, it increases range of motion, reduces soreness in the day(s) to come, and reduces risk for injury.

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Community Wellness Day

Come to our community wellness day!

Saturday October 3rd 2015 – 9:30am – 1pm

Non-profits and health & wellness businesses will have booths set up in the common area through the facility.

There will be a seminar focused on seniors as well as teddy bear activities throughout the complex for younger children, including the outdoor courtyard led by YMCA.

There will also be free admission to the YMCA.

Please note that registration is required for the senior events (call 403 290 5755) and those attending the teddy bear events should bring their favorite doll!

Hope to see you there!

SCWF Adults

Activities for Seniors

SCWF Youth bear

Activities For Children


Health and Wellness Expo

South Health Campus YMCA and the Wellness Centre is running a 3-Day Health and Wellness Expo on September 4-6!

SHC Expo Poster

Bring your whole family and come join us for various fun activities that promote healthy living.

  • Thursday, September 4 | 3-7pm
  • Friday, September 5 | 1:30-7pm
  • Saturday, September 6 | 8am-3pm

Activities include:

  • YMCA Spin Challenge
  • ATCO Blue Flame Cooking Demo
  • Wellness Exhibition Fair
  • Soccer Tournament
  • KidZone

Download the Full Activity Schedule


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