Tag Archives: new

Summer 2016 – Session dates and prices now posted

Summer Camp 2016 registration is just around the corner.

Click here to find out:

How to register as a returning camper
How to register as a new camper
When to register
Where to register
What time registration starts
How deposits and payment schedules work

Camp descriptions and course barcodes coming soon!


Eau Claire’s Indoor Adult Soccer

It’s finally here!

Eau Claire is now offering an indoor co-ed adult soccer program.

This is a registered 7-week program that is FREE for members. Non members pay the small administration fee of $74.00

What a great opportunity to meet some new people and play one of the world’s greatest games. Registration gives participants access to the court for 2 hours on Sunday afternoons and the opportunity to play in a safe, yet competitive and organized environment.

View the poster for more details

OR

Contact Michael Balchand at 403-781-1686 or e-mail him at michael.balchand@calgary.ymca.ca


Small Group Training comes to the Eau Claire Y!

  • Need a new challenge or like a bit of the ‘unknown’ thrown in to your workouts?
  • Class schedule doesn’t suit your timetable or you need a bit more flexibility built in?
  • Want to try personal training but it’s just out of reach?

YMCA Eau Claire is excited to launch a new way to get fit with the introduction of Small Group Training.

What is it?
Small Group Training (SGT) offers a dynamic, trainer-driven workout that is scalable to all fitness levels. Your workout could include free weights, sprints, kettlebells – whatever your trainer feels inspired by – plus always a ton of core work. And because of the guaranteed small class size you will receive all the hands-on expert guidance that you need to be safe and effective. If you already know what you’re doing, jump straight in to the workout and compete against yourself! It will be a fresh workout each time with progressions built in for regular participants.

How does it work?
Simply purchase a single or multi-visit punchcard from member services then turn up to any of the advertised times. There’s no need to register or sign up in advance. If you want to bring a friend they just take a punch from your card. If you’re feeling generous or trying to encourage a colleague/loved one to get more active, give them a card as a gift. They are fully transferrable and start from just $18 per class for members and $24 for non-members.

Where are the classes held?
All sessions will commence in the Functional Training Zone on the 4th floor. They may then lead to other parts of the facility or even outside (can you say Crescent Heights stairs?!).

Who is this for?
Everybody! All workouts will be scalable to challenge the beginner through to the advanced participant. If it’s your first class just let your trainer know so they can set you on the right course and make sure you receive the right amount of attention.

When does it run?
Small Group Training will run year-round, there will be no fixed start or end date. There will always be a selection of times available across the week which will be listed on the website and in the branch. If none of the listed times suit your schedule, find 3 friends and we’ll create a group just for you! Classes are capped at 8 participants per session so make sure you arrive on time to secure your place.

Why SGT? Why now?
Why not?! If you’re unsure if it’s for you, observe a class, chat with the trainer before/afterwards or jump in for a single session and see how you go – the worst that could happen is you get a great workout, the best is that you make some new friends!

Where do I start?
Come to our LAUNCH EVENT on Open Y Day – Sunday 18 August for FREE introductory workouts @ 0930, 1100 and 1230. Regular classes begin Monday 19 August at these times:

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
0800 0800 0900 0800 0900
2000 1500 1300

Any other questions can be answered by our member services staff, personal trainers or you can contact me directly on the email address below.

See you out there!

Geoff Starling
Strength & Conditioning Director
Eau Claire YMCA
gstarlin@calgary.ymca.ca

 


Harlem Shake: YMCA Calgary Edition!

Today, staff, volunteers, daycare children and members had a great time dancing, laughing and shaking to make our very own Harlem Shake video!

If you have never heard of the Harlem Shake Internet sensation, it is a super popular trend on the internet where people dance to the song Harlem Shake by Baauer.

Check out the active fun we had through play and dance! Special guest appearance by Willy Y, our favourite owl!


Join us at the 2013 YMCA Strong Kids Kick-Off

Looking for a way to get active while helping a great cause? On Monday, March 4, join us at Spin for Strong Kids to kick-off the 2013 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign! 

Every YMCA in Calgary will have spin bikes in the lobby—all of our fantastic staff, volunteers, participants and members who want to participate will be taking turns spinning for 30 minutes each–raising money for our charity, YMCA Strong Kids.

How do I Join?
Pick up a pledge package at Member Services of your YMCA and sign-up for a bike. You don’t have to be a YMCA member to join—everyone is welcome. Join individually or gather a group and spin together!

The 2013 goal is to raise $1.5 million to benefit 20,000 local youth and children. Raising donations for YMCA Strong Kids means that children and youth have positive experiences, make healthy choices, feel connected with others and learn the skills required to become leaders.

One in four kids coming to YMCA needs financial assistance. 100% of all donations raised by YMCA Strong Kids goes directly to children and youth. Administrative costs are covered from YMCA’s operating budget; not from donations received.

Join the conversation: #SpinForStrongKids


Join us at the 2013 YMCA Strong Kids Kick-Off

Looking for a way to get active while helping a great cause? On Monday, March 4, join us at Spin for Strong Kids to kick-off the 2013 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign! 

Every YMCA in Calgary will have spin bikes in the lobby—all of our fantastic staff, volunteers, participants and members who want to participate will be taking turns spinning for 30 minutes each–raising money for our charity, YMCA Strong Kids.

How do I Join?
Pick up a pledge package at Member Services of your YMCA and sign-up for a bike. You don’t have to be a YMCA member to join—everyone is welcome. Join individually or gather a group and spin together!

The 2013 goal is to raise $1.5 million to benefit 20,000 local youth and children. Raising donations for YMCA Strong Kids means that children and youth have positive experiences, make healthy choices, feel connected with others and learn the skills required to become leaders.

One in four kids coming to YMCA needs financial assistance. 100% of all donations raised by YMCA Strong Kids goes directly to children and youth. Administrative costs are covered from YMCA’s operating budget; not from donations received.

Join the conversation: #SpinForStrongKids


Hurry! Kettlebell Bootcamp Starts Today!

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: Feb 8, 15, 22 & March 1 (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Hurry! Kettlebell Bootcamp Starts Today!

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: Feb 8, 15, 22 & March 1 (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Kettlebell Bootcamps Start This Week

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: Feb 8, 15, 22 & March 1 (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Kettlebell for All!

Enhance the effectiveness of your strength training and improve your overall fitness results with exercises unique to the kettlebell. New at Eau Claire YMCA: 4-week kettlebell bootcamps!

What is so great about the kettlebell?

  • Highly time-effective: Ability to train both strength and cardio at the same time.
  • More functional/dynamic: Using a kettlebell trains multiple muscle groups at the same time.

Outcomes when using the kettlebell properly are:

  • A high-intensity, full body workout with both cardio & strength gains.
  • Improved coordination.
  • Greater flexibility/mobility.

The new 4-week bootcamps provide the foundation of a kettlebell workout. At the end of the mini-camps, you will be able to challenge yourself with a multiple of effective exercises done right.

  • Class dates: Feb 8, 15, 22 & March 1 (12:00-13:00)
  • Fees: Member $28 Non-Member $36

Wanna know more? Contact Eau Claire YMCA @ 403-269-6701.

Written by YMCA Fitness Director Geoff Starling


Categories

Archives