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YMCA of Northern Alberta offers something for everyone, no matter your age or ability, so come join our community be active at a YMCA Health and Wellness Centre in Red Deer, Edmonton, or Wood Buffalo! Check this page regularly to find the programs that best suit your needs and help you thrive.

Booking Your Spot

Get ready for your next group fitness class by booking your spot! Just visit to log in to your online account and find a group fitness class. Classes can be booked up to three days in advance.

Group Fitness Schedules

Click on the region below to find our latest group fitness schedules for a YMCA Health and Wellness Centre near you.

Red Deer Region

Northside Community Centre YMCA
January 3–February 27

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Edmonton Region

Castle Downs Family YMCA
January 3–February 27

Don Wheaton Family YMCA
January 3–February 27

Jamie Platz Family YMCA
January 3–February 27

William Lutsky Family YMCA
January 3–February 27

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Wood Buffalo Region

Eagle Ridge Community Centre

January 3–February 27

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NEW for January 2022, we're launching our Women's Intro to Fitness program!

  • Women's Intro to Fitness: Alongside a YMCA Personal Trainer, we'll take you through the basics of training your core, cardio and muscular strength using both machines and free weights, functional training space and cardio equipment. This program aims to help women grow their confidence in using gym facilities while improving fitness.

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NEW for Spring 2022, we're launching our Golf Conditioning and Functional Fitness for Older Adults programs!

  • Golf Conditioning: Get ready to improve your golf swing and avoid injury through a conditioning program that focuses on bodyweight exercises, core strengthening, balance and agility training. Registration for this new sports and recreation program opens on Tuesday, November 30.
  • Functional Fitness for Older Adults: This functional fitness class is focused on teaching older adults how exercise improves their ability to perform daily activities by working on balance, flexibility and stability.

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Class Descriptions

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Group Fitness Classes

You can also read about all our group fitness classes below! Please note, not all classes are available in YMCA Health and Wellness Centres. To book your spot in a class, just visit to log in to your online account and find a group fitness class. Classes can be booked up to three days in advance.


Aquafit Deep | Aquafit Shallow | Aquafit Warm Water
Get your aquatic cardio workout where water resistance creates a challenging workout that’s easy on your joints. Flotation belts are available. Classes are offered in both deep and shallow water.

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Baby & Me

Baby & Me – Aquafit (sessional)
This interactive aquatic fitness class is designed specifically for parents and babies. It is a great opportunity for parents to reintroduce low-impact exercise into their new routine while enjoying quality time with baby. Recommended for babies aged 6–18 months.

Baby & Me – Fitness (sessional)
This is a post-natal land-based fitness class designed specifically for new parents. Exercise in a safe environment with your baby and work on progressively improving your strength, stamina and energy levels. Recommended for babies ages 6-18 months.

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Cardio Kickbox
Learn proper technique and gain confidence as you kick, punch, bob and weave with this full-body workout geared to challenge you.

HIGH Fitness
Try interval training with intense, but easy-to-follow fitness choreography and music you’ll love.

Develop your coordination and stamina with this high-energy, choreographed step workout. It's so much fun you won't even realize you're exercising!

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Cardio & Strength

Bootcamp – Circuit | Bootcamp – Interval
Improve your balance, speed, agility, and coordination with this high-intensity workout that uses both equipment and your own bodyweight.

Cardio and Strength
Find the perfect balance of cardio, strength, and core in this multi-level class that has options for everyone.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training)
Get the results you’re looking for with this cardio and strength interval workout that uses short bursts of high-intensity activity, followed by short rest and recovery periods.

Step & Strength
Get your cardio and strength in with this fast-moving combo class that combines high-energy step with resistance training.

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Challenge your cardio fitness as you cycle your way to good health! This fast-paced workout guides you through drills such as hills, intervals, and sprints on the bike, all to motivating music.

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Cardio Dance | Cardio Dance – High Low | Cardio Dance – Learn to Dance | Cardio Dance – Zumba
Shake up your workout with a high-energy, dance-infused fitness class. Zumba fuses Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program, mixing low and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party.

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Gentle Fit

Build your muscular strength and endurance at a moderate pace in low-impact cardio, strength, flexibility, core, and balance training classes! Group fitness classes that are offered at a low-impact level will include "gentle fit" in the name.

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Mind & Body

Stretch and Mobility
Release tension and improve your mobility, strength, balance, and flexibility with this mind-body class that’s geared to all levels, no experience necessary.

Tai Chi
Improve your range of motion, balance, breathing, flexibility, and mind-body connection using the meditative martial art of tai chi.

Continue your pursuit of health, balance and harmony by practicing the many postures and techniques of yoga. Yoga improves circulation, strength, and flexibility while increasing mindfulness and breath awareness.

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Improve your core strength and flexibility using ballet-based fitness movements in this fun and dynamic class targeting your whole body.

This non-aerobic class will condition your core by developing a strong foundation in your hips, abs, and lower back to prevent injuries and improve posture and balance.

Strength | Strength – LIFT
Sculpt and tone your muscles in this total-body conditioning class using a variety of techniques/equipment to improve strength and endurance working your entire body.

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Speciality Fitness

Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) (sessional)
Alberta Cancer Exercise assists individuals currently receiving cancer treatment (or who have completed treatment within the last three years) to adopt an active lifestyle to design an exercise program specific to each participant’s fitness level and individual goals.


Bridge to Wellness (sessional)
Bridge to Wellness is a YMCA program designed to support participants in getting started in a regular fitness program, developing social contacts and increasing their general knowledge of health. This program is for anyone new to fitness, dealing with chronic conditions and/or mobility issues

Led by experienced staff, Bridge to Wellness is delivered in a group fitness class setting and combines a variety of exercises and activities to improve participants’ balance, endurance, mobility, strength and confidence.

A social component is also offered to promote nutritional and fitness education in a friendly and engaging atmosphere.

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