You’ve sprung ahead one hour and your winter jacket is hanging in the back of the closet, unused. Spring is coming!
Get a head start on the new season by trying out one of the Saddletowne YMCA’s Adult Fitness classes. March 28th through April 3rd, we will be offering FREE demo classes showcasing martial arts, group fitness, dance and more. Click here for a complete schedule- we’ll see you then!
Due to the immense popularity of our Youth Hap Ki Do programs we have created an additional class on Fridays from 6:45-7:45pm for children aged 6-11 years. If your child missed out on the 5:30 class here is your second chance!
Parents – this is a great opportunity get your own workout in while your child is busy learning new skills!
Youth Hap Ki Do (6-11 years)
Starting January 16th
M$90 NM$120 (10 classes)
Call 403-237-2393 to register or visit Member Services.
I attended the Fitness Kickboxing demo class here at Saddletowne a little while ago and I found the class to be invigorating and fun. After the warm up, the instructor taught us a variety of punching techniques and combinations which we then got to practice with a partner using gloves and pads. Afterwards she led us through some kicking techniques and combinations which we practiced again. By the end of the class we put it all together in punching and kicking combinations with our partners.
I worked up a good sweat in the class and definitely felt my muscles the next day. The exercises especially helped to challenge my core strength and coordination as well as my mental focus and reflexes. I loved being able to engage in a contact sport with another person, express some playful aggression and let off steam in a way that was safe, fun and empowering.
I definitely recommend Fitness Kickboxing as a different kind of fitness class that will produce great results, increase your confidence and challenge you in new ways.
Fitness Kickboxing is offered at the Saddletowne YMCA on Sundays from 6:30-7:30pm beginning January 11th. To register call 403-237-2393 and quote barcode # 96569.
Beginning April 5
M: $108 NM: $162 (12 classes)
Beginning January 18
M: $90 NM: $135 (10 classes)
Beginning January 18
M: $90 NM: $135 (10 classes)
Hap Ki Do is a Korean Martial Art roughly translated as the Art of Coordinating Energy. The focus of Hap Ki Do is on self-defense through redirection of opponents’ energy to overcome adversity or violence. Participants will learn joint locks, pressure points, throws, strikes, rolls and mental concepts among other techniques. You will grow in strength and confidence in a respectful and supportive environment. Class is offered Tuesdays 10:45-11:45am, beginning January 7; registration is on-going through the session.
On Saturdays beginning January 11, Saddletowne YMCA will be offering registered Tai Chi classes from 11-12:30.
The instructor will teach 24-form, 48-form & Tai Chi Sword, Dong-Moon Tai Chi. Dong Moon 24-forms & 48-forms have a similar sequence to Chinese Yang style Tai Chi, however the styles differ in the more detailed skills.
Some of the benefits you can expect from Tai Chi are:
- Stronger lower body and increased upper body flexibility which helps to maintain function & independence, improve balance and prevent falls or injuries resulting from falls.
- Cleansing of internal organs through various actions that stimulate and strengthen the core thus improving digestion and assisting the body to purge toxins and fatty elements.
- Stabilized metabolism and improved circulation which helps to protect against or improve various cardiovascular diseases.
- Stress reduction, improved memory and concentration and a sense of calm and well-being through brain engaging activities.
As Tai Chi is an art that requires practice and progression through various skills that build upon each other, it is important to register early and practice regularly.
Sign up for a class today!
Saturdays | 11:00-12:30pm
Starting January 11
M$99 NM$149 (11 classes)
To register call 403-237-2393 or visit ymcacalgary.org for more information and our full course listings.
We are thrilled to announce the introduction of our new Martial Arts class, Hap Ki Do for youth! Geri and Candy will teach you how to fall so that you don’t get hurt, rolls, how to get out of high-risk situations and much more! The class will run Saturdays 9:00-10:00am, beginning November 2 (pro-rated registration after this date). Call 403-547-6576 or drop by our Member Services desk to register.
Crowfoot YMCA is excited to introduce this NEW class! Hap Ki Do is a Korean Martial Art roughly translated as the Art of Coordinating Energy. The focus of Hap Ki Do is on self-defense through redirection of opponents’ energy to overcome adversity or violence. Participants will learn joint locks, pressure points, throws, strikes, rolls and mental concepts among other techniques. You will grow in strength and confidence in a respectful and supportive environment. Class is offered Tuesdays 10:45-11:45am, beginning September 10. Come and try the FREE demo class September 3!
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