Castle Downs Family YMCA - Programs and Classes - Spring I 2017

Thursday

    Adult Drop-In Programs

    • 5:30am - 7:00am Open Gym
      12+yrs

      Drop-in for open gym time. Bring a friend or meet new people while playing the game of your choice.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 7:00am - 9:00am Drop-In Badminton
      16+yrs

      Participant organized drop-in play for any skill level. Equipment provided.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 9:15am - 9:50am Cardio and Strength – HIIT
      16+yrs

      Get ready to sweat with this heart-pumping interval workout. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short bursts of high-intensity activity followed by short rest and recovery periods. HIIT provides a mix of cardio and strength training in a challenging and fast-paced format.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 10:00am - 10:30am Stretch & Mobility
      16+yrs

      A Group Exercise class that focuses on increasing mobility in specific problem areas including hips, ankles and shoulders as well as learn how to stabilize muscle groups in the core. With a specific focus on alignment and strength, ideally participants will see the benefit of reduced pain, reduced muscle tightness and increased movement quality.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Studio
    • 10:30am - 11:30am Group Power
      16+yrs

      Group Power® will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight, Group Power combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises. Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best! POWER UP!

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 10:40am - 11:40am Tai Chi – Level 1
      16+yrs (Level 1)

      The meditation and martial arts-based format will help improve range of motion, balance, flexibility, breathing, and the mind/body connection. Tai Chi increases bone density, strength, stamina, agility and balance with gentle flowing movements.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Studio
    • 11:45am - 3:45pm Open Gym
      12+yrs

      Drop-in for open gym time. Bring a friend or meet new people while playing the game of your choice.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Strength – Total Body
      16+yrs

      A whole-body strength-training class focusing on endurance and coordination.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Studio
    • 6:00pm - 6:45pm Open Gym
      12+yrs

      Drop-in for open gym time. Bring a friend or meet new people while playing the game of your choice.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aikido
      16+yrs

      This nonviolent martial art will teach you to turn the energy of your attacker against them while increasing your strength, stamina and balance.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Studio
    • 7:00pm - 8:00pm Boot Camp
      16+yrs

      Challenge your fitness level with these variety-set high-intensity workouts that 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.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 7:15pm - 8:15pm Yoga
      16+yrs

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

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Hall
    • 8:00pm - 9:00pm Aqua - Deep
      16+yrs

      Deep water aquafit allows you to use the resistance of the water in a full range of motion to maximize your workout. A non-impact cardio workout that strengthens the entire body using water resistance and flotation belts.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool

    Adult Registered Programs

    • 9:00am - 9:45am TRX – Level 2
      16+yrs

      This drop-in program utilizes the TRX Suspension Trainer to deliver a total-body workout regardless of age and fitness level. If you want to perform and look your best, TRX is the perfect tool for you. Safely perform hundreds of exercises that build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries, all at the intensity you choose.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Studio
    • 1:15pm - 2:15pm Bridge to Wellness – Level 2
      16+yrs
      Bridge to Wellness Level 2 is a YMCA program that builds on your success from Level 1 and is an excellent next step on your road to fitness. Led by experienced staff, Level 2 is designed to improve overall function, health, independence and quality of life. Participants will learn exercises to further increase their strength, endurance, coordination, balance and flexibility. Prerequisite:...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA

    Children's Registered Programs

    • 6:15pm - 7:00pm Positively Scientific
      6–12yrs

      Find out how things work, make a mess or just learn something new. We’ll explore biology, chemistry and physics in a child-friendly manner. Let us help your child become a budding Einstein.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA

    Play Care (Child Minding)

    • 9:00am - 1:30pm Play Care
      6wks–12yrs (Pre-Booking Required)
      This pre-booked service offers parents the chance to utilize programming while their children enjoy a safe, interactive and fun environment. In order to be eligible for the member rate the child must be a YMCA of Northern Alberta member. Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Block bookings for the sessions are available. Please call to see if there is child minding available...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Play Care Room
    • 6:00pm - 8:15pm Play Care
      6wks–12yrs (Pre-Booking Required)
      This pre-booked service offers parents the chance to utilize programming while their children enjoy a safe, interactive and fun environment. In order to be eligible for the member rate the child must be a YMCA of Northern Alberta member. Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Block bookings for the sessions are available. Please call to see if there is child minding available...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Play Care Room

    Preschool Drop-In Programs

    • 12:00pm - 8:00pm Indoor Playground – Parented
      Walking-6yrs (Parented)

      Are your kids asking to go to the playground but the weather outside isn’t cooperating? Come play with your children in our indoor playground which has a variety of equipment suitable for children walking to six years. No food or drink allowed in playground for children or parents. Socks must be worn at all times. Parented play area - adult supervision required.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Indoor Playground
    • 4:00pm - 6:00pm All Sorts of Play
      3–12yrs

      Our All Sorts of Play program has a variety of activities on rotation for your child.  This program fosters social development and physical literacy skills, and allows your child to experience a variety of program options.  Every month a new schedule allows for new activities, including active and creative options like crafts, active play and sports.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA

    Preschool Registered Programs

    • 9:00am - 11:00am Fun Factory – Playschool (3–5yrs)
      3–5yrs (Tue/Thu Session)
      (September – June) A great YMCA Play to Learn playschool program that encourages children to develop their creativity, imagination, social skills and movement through a variety of activities. Preschool participants must register for September through June. This program is not available for Y-Online Registration, please visit Member Sales and Service for more information or to register today...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Hall
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