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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 northernalberta.ymca.ca/Register 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 a facility below to find our latest group fitness schedules as well as upcoming group fitness schedules that start November 1.

Red Deer Region
Northside Community Centre
Edmonton Region
Castle Downs Family YMCA Don Wheaton Family YMCA Jamie Platz Family YMCA William Lutsky Family YMCA
Wood Buffalo Region
Eagle Ridge Community Centre

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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.

Aquatic

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.

Cardio

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.


Step
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!

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.

Cycle

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.

Dance

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.

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.
 

Mind and 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.


Yoga
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.

Strength

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


Core
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.

Speciality Fitness

Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE)

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
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.

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

Bridge to Fitness is designed for people that are new to physical activity and exercise, dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis, recovering for a sudden injury or requiring enhanced support to implement a sustained physical activity program.

A social component will also be offered that will promote nutritional and fitness education in a friendly and engaging atmosphere.

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Questions?

Visit the Y online at northernalberta.ymca.ca/Online, see us in-person at an open YMCA Health and Wellness Centre, or email us at contactcentre@northernalberta.ymca.ca for help!

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