Martial Arts

Martial arts training aims to provide several benefits to trainees, such as their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Try a Martial Arts class at the Y today - from Aikido to Jiu Jitsu, we have a variety to suit your needs.

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Yoga, Mind & Body

Continue your pursuit of health, balance and harmony by expanding upon the many postures and techniques of yoga. Yoga, stretch and other mind and body classes improve circulation, strength and flexibility while increasing mindfulness and breath awareness.

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Dance Fitness

From Zumba® to Hip-Hop, these dance classes will get you fit while you have a blast. Try out a dance fitness class to meet new people, get moving, and have fun!

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Cycle Fitness

Cycle fitness classes are high-intensity class utilizing various drills on Keiser bikes to challenge your cardio fitness. Instructors will lead you through hills, drills, intervals and sprints. Because the tension on the bike is controlled by each participant, all fitness levels are accommodated. 

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Boot Camps & HIIT

Boot camps and HIIT (high intensity interval training) are classes designed to challenge your fitness level. Classes utilize various equipment and your bodyweight. All boot camps consist of a mix of cardio and strength training designed to improve balance, speed, agility and coordination.

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Strength & Cardio

Strength: focus on building muscle and increasing your fitness level safely. Cardio: sweat up a storm and increase your cardiovascular health. Put them together and you'll get fit in no time with these great group classes.

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Personal Training & Orientation

Meet with one of our fitness staff and they will give you a FREE orientation to all the fitness programs and services included in your membership: fitness centre orientation, Member Connect Program design, wellness appointment and drop-in fitness programs. Ready to get started? Work with a personal trainer to help you meet your goals. 

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Therapeutic/Health Management

Returning to fitness after an extended period? Recovering from an injury or illness? Suffering from a chronic condition? We offer a variety of therapeutic and health management focused classes to get you back on track to safe fitness.

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Why does a charity have gyms?

Why would we invest so much time and effort securing donations to build our Health, Fitness and Aquatics centres and then finding and training the fully-qualified staff and volunteers needed for such a massive and ongoing endeavour from which we do not make any profit?

We do it because the YMCA was created to help everyone reach their full potential mentally, emotionally and physically (the gym part). Our mandate to create life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and development of all people speaks to the mind's right to imagine, the body's right to move and the spirit's right to believe in itself. We believe that fulfilling your potential is everyone's right, every person's advantage and everybody's secret weapon.

The YMCA is a legally registered charity, including our gyms, and no one is turned away for the inability to pay. Please do not hesitate to ask at Member Services if you need financial assistance to access any of our facilities (including our 57 Child Care centres or to send a child or youth to one of our Day Camps).

We've been an entirely independent Edmonton charity for 109 years, including our Health, Fitness & Aquatics Centres, Summer Camps and Day Camps, 57 Child Cares, 20 Community Program Centres, 3 Housing Centres and 9 Service and Programs Centres.

We are a legally registered independent charity and we believe in equality of opportunity for all members of the community - regardless of age, race, sex, religion or economic circumstance. Through YMCA Financial Assistance (formerly the Opportunity Fund), our membership and program experience is available to low-income individuals and families in need. Drop in and ask how to get started! If you know anyone who could benefit from this program, please let them know.

There’s strength in numbers! Improve your fitness in a motivating group of your peers. We offer classes for individuals of all fitness abilities. You’ll have fun while a certified YMCA instructor guides you and your group to better health.