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NEW Yoga Classes @ Saddletowne Y

Calling all Yogis & Yoginis!
Saddletowne is happy to be offering the following registered Yoga classes starting this Spring:

Mondays 4:45-5:45pm
Yoga – Active – Gentle
Starting March 31st
Barcode # 91864

Mondays 7:00-8:00pm
Prenatal Yoga *NEW*
Starting March 31st
Barcode# 93132

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Yoga Active *NEW*
Starting April 2nd
Barcode# 93134

Fridays 12:00-1:00pm
Yoga – Active – Yin Yang *NEW*
Starting April 4th
Barcode# 93137

Call 403-237-2393 to register. Check out our full program listings at ymcacalgary.org.


Pre-Natal & Post-Natal Fitness Classes at Saddletowne YMCA

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Did you know that Saddletowne YMCA offers Pre & Post Natal fitness classes including a brand new Prenatal Yoga class?

Skip to the end of this article for Pre/Post-Natal course offerings or read on for program descriptions.

Pre-Natal Fitness classes are a great way to maintain fitness, core strength, mobility and proper posture throughout one’s pregnancy. Engaging in regular physical activity during pregnancy offers health benefits for both mom and baby. It helps to prevent or reduce some the uncomfortable side effects such as back pain, constipation, swelling and fatigue and reduces the risk of gestational diabetes.

Pre-Natal Yoga classes will guide you through slow poses, breath work and relaxation techniques in a serene atmosphere to support your mind, body and spirit in creating a healthy pregnancy, delivery and post-partum recovery.

Pre-Natal Aqua Fitness classes offer the added benefit of buoyancy and the feeling of weightlessness which can be a great relief during mid-late pregnancy. The water has a massaging effect on sore muscles and swollen joints and is a great way to work out without adding further strain on the body. It is not necessary to know how to swim or to put your face in the water when participating in Prenatal AquaFitness, however, women should feel comfortable in the deep water with assistance from a flotation support (noodle).

After baby arrives, Post-Natal classes are a great opportunity to get out of the house with your baby and work out with other new moms and their babies in a class specifically designed for post-partum recovery. These classes offer a combination of cardiovascular and strengthening exercises that target major muscles groups and re-condition the core.

Pregnancy and post-partum can be lonely and challenging times for many women. Attending a class that is specially designed for pre & post natal women provides the opportunity to meet other moms & moms-to-be, share experiences and improve one’s physical, social and emotional well-being.

Sign up for a class today!

Spring Session Pre & Post-Natal Classes:

Pre-Natal Fitness
Mondays | 6:00-6:45pm
Beginning March 31
Barcode: 92318
M$66 NM$99 (11 classes x 45 minutes)
Participants must have their physician or midwife complete a Par Med X for Pregnancy form and bring it by the second class.

Pre-Natal Yoga *NEW*
Mondays | 7:00-8:00pm
Beginning March 31
Barcode: 93132
M$99 NM$154 (11 classes x 60 minutes)
Participants must have their physician or midwife complete a Par Med X for Pregnancy form and bring it by the second class.

Pre-Natal Aqua Fitness
Wednesdays | 6:00-6:45pm
Beginning April 2
Barcode: 92319
M$66 NM$99 (11 classes x 45 minutes)
Participants must have their physician or midwife complete a Par Med X for Pregnancy form and bring it by the second class.

Post-Natal Fitness
Mondays | 12:00-1:00pm
Beginning March 31
Barcode: 88950
M$88 NM$132 (11 classes x 60 minutes)

Post-Natal Fitness
Thursdays | 10:30-11:30am
Beginning January 6
Barcode: 88951
M$96 NM$144 (12 classes x 60 minutes)

To register call 403-237-2393 or visit ymcacalgary.org for more information and full course listings.


Preschool 2014: New term and new smiling faces!

Hello Everyone!

Mirjam and I hope that the holiday season was relaxing and cozy for everyone.

All smiles for Winter term 2014

Our Preschool department is quickly getting back into the swing of things!

Our Preschool Open Gym schedule is posted: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30. Equipment will be out for families to use and enjoy. If your family has a specific request, please contact: Shay O’Brien, Preschool Director at 403. 537.2712

Our multi-day Preschool classes have filled up, but we still have room in some of our single day classes. We offer small class sizes and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors!

Check out Variety with Swim: Your child will have 30 minute swim lesson with an instructor and have the opportunity to participate in different crafts, gym activities, and early literacy activities! Variety with Swim runs Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm (one spot left!), and Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm!

We also have Gym and Crafts on Fridays from 2:15-3:15. Let your preschooler experience gym activities and crafts for a fun-filled Friday afternoon!

We also offer a Saturday program. Imagination Station is the perfect place for your child to explore the arts, and fun movement-based activities! It runs on Saturdays from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm.

If you have questions about these classes or any others we offer, please do not hesitate to contact Shay O’Brien, Preschool Director : 403. 537.2712 or shay.o’brien@calgary.ymca.ca


Pre-Natal & Post-Natal Fitness Classes at Saddletowne YMCA

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Did you know that Saddletowne YMCA offers Pre & Post Natal fitness classes?
(Skip to the end of this article for Pre/Post-Natal course offerings)

Pre-Natal classes are a great way to maintain fitness, core strength, mobility and proper posture throughout one’s pregnancy. Engaging in regular physical activity during pregnancy offers health benefits for both mom and baby. It helps to prevent or reduce some the uncomfortable side effects such as back pain, constipation, swelling and fatigue and reduces the risk of gestational diabetes.

Pre-Natal Aqua Fitness classes offer the added benefit of buoyancy and the feeling of weightlessness which can be a great relief during mid-late pregnancy. The water has a massaging effect on sore muscles and swollen joints and is a great way to work out without adding further strain on the body. It is not necessary to know how to swim or to put your face in the water when participating in Prenatal AquaFitness, however, women should feel comfortable in the deep water with assistance from a flotation support (noodle).

After baby arrives, Post-Natal classes are a great opportunity to get out of the house with your baby and work out with other new moms and their babies in a class specifically designed for post-partum recovery. These classes offer a combination of cardiovascular and strengthening exercises that target major muscles groups and re-condition the core.

Pregnancy and post-partum can be lonely and challenging times for many women. Attending a class that is specially designed for pre & post natal women provides the opportunity to meet other moms & moms-to-be, share experiences and improve one’s physical, social and emotional well-being.

Sign up for a class today!

Winter Session Pre & Post-Natal Classes:

Pre-Natal Fitness
Mondays | 6:00-6:45pm
Beginning January 6
Barcode: 86317
M$60 NM$90 (10 classes x 45 minutes)
Participants must have their physician or midwife complete a Par Med X for Pregnancy form and bring it by the second class.

Pre-Natal Aqua Fitness
Wednesdays | 6:00-6:45pm
Beginning January 8
Barcode: 86318
M$66 NM$99 (11 classes x 45 minutes)
Participants must have their physician or midwife complete a Par Med X for Pregnancy form and bring it by the second class.

Post-Natal Fitness
Mondays | 12:00-1:00pm
Beginning January 6
Barcode: 91791
M$80 NM$120 (10 classes x 60 minutes)

Post-Natal Fitness
Thursdays | 10:30-11:30am
Beginning January 6
Barcode: 86320
M$88 NM$132 (11 classes x 60 minutes)

To register call 403-237-2393 or visit ymcacalgary.org for more information and full course listings.


Tai Chi Offers a Wealth of Benefits for Mind & Body

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:

  1. Stronger lower body and increased upper body flexibility which helps to maintain function & independence, improve balance and prevent falls or injuries resulting from falls.
  2. 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.
  3. Stabilized metabolism and improved circulation which helps to protect against or improve various cardiovascular diseases.
  4. 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
Barcode: 87289
M$99 NM$149 (11 classes)

To register call 403-237-2393 or visit ymcacalgary.org for more information and our full course listings.


Saddletowne YMCA: OPENS TODAY!

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


New YMCA Branch Opens Saturday

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


Saddletowne YMCA Opens Saturday!

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


OPENING! Saddletowne YMCA Opens Saturday!

YMCA has gotten the thumbs up from our construction company to open the doors of Saddletowne YMCA in northeast Calgary. This new YMCA location opens on Saturday January 7 at 7am. There are a few spaces still under construction, but for the most part, the facility will be open for full use.

Get ready for:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Gymnasium
  • Three multi-purpose studios
  • Weight floor
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Running track
  • And more!

Don’t forget the official Grand Opening Celebrations for the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness take place the weekend of January 14 & 15. Festivities start Saturday at 11am in the Commons area and continue all weekend long. Everyone is invited and no RSVP required.


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