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Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

We’re a gym — and so much more!

Our Fitness Center offers a wide variety of cardio equipment, free weights and a full complement of weight and resistance machines. New members can choose to have an orientation to the Fitness Centre focusing on member etiquette and the use of strength and cardio equipment. Personal Trainers are on site and training packages can be purchased to create a more customized and supportive approach to meet your fitness goals.

Our goals are to help educate and motivate YMCA members to choose and permanently maintain healthy lifestyle changes. We are committed to increasing your understanding of what it really means to be “optimally” well and “functionally” fit. We look forward to assisting you to become healthier to improve your quality of life!

Instructors and volunteers are always available to answer questions and offer advice.

PICKLEBALL CLINIC

Join Matthew Kowamoto for an hour of skill and strategy!

Matthew is a 5.0 Pickleball player who has worked as a club pro in Hamilton and Ottawa.  As a Director for the International Professional Teaching Pickleball Association, he brings impressive experience and skills to his clinics.  Matthew has been a successful player as well as teaching, boasting 4 medals from the US Open! Please use the Guru Self-Rating Guidelines to      determine which level is right for you by clicking here.

When: Wednesday October 23rd

Beginner:  9:00—10:00am

Intermediate: 10:00—11:00am (level 3.0+ players*)

Where: YMCA Gymnasium

Cost: $20 for YMCA Members, $30 for the public

Visit our Membership Desk to register today. Space is limited to 12 people per clinic!

When: Wednesday October 23rd

Intermediate:  1:00—2:30pm (level 3.0+ players*)

Advanced: 3:00—4:30pm (level 3.5+ players*)

Where: YMCA Gymnasium

Cost: $25 for YMCA Members, $35 for the public

Visit our Membership Desk to register today. Space is limited to 12 people per clinic!

As soon as you start your YMCA membership you have access to a free fitness centre orientation. You’ll be set up with one of our Wellness Coaches who will take you on a tour of the fitness centre, ask you what your areas of focus might be and how to achieve them and ensure that you have the knowledge you need to use the equipment in a safe, effective way.

Appropriate shirts, shorts and footwear (clean, closed toe, rubber-soled shoes) are required during exercise in the fitness centre, gym or squash/racquetballs courts. Street shoes are not permitted. In the swimming pool and therapy pool, proper swimming suits are required. Cut-offs and gym shorts are not permitted in the pool. For squash/racquetball it is strongly recommended that eye guards be worn.

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