Active Living Lectures
Lectures from Active Living provides the highest quality learning opportunities to help you on your athletic journey. Top notch lecturers from the University of Calgary and community partners will share their knowledge, discoveries, and research, providing you with tools and strategies to help you achieve your goals, whether they be in competition, or on your path to healthy Active Living.
This class will challenge your core strength and muscle endurance while leaving you with long lean legs and defined arms and back. Barre Fusion combines elements of Pilates, core conditioning, classical ballet and resistance training on and off a barre. Through a variety of blended exercises you will develop strength, muscle tone, coordination, body awareness and flexibility while promoting proper posture, joint flexibility and lumbo pelvic stability. You will work in this class!
Work up a sweat and strengthen your core in our new, Cardio Core class! Great for those looking for a significant calorie burn while primarily targeting your core muscles.
Build your strength, endurance and definition using bars, plates and free weights in this effective group weight training program. The weight room comes into the studio to transform your body using all major muscle groups. Focus is on technique, precision and getting you results!
Core and Restore
Core and restore is your perfect mix of spicy core strengthening followed by relaxing yoga and stretching. If you’ve got a busy schedule and you want to get best of both worlds in one, then this class is for you! Join us Monday at 12:05- 12:55pm in KNA170 (Movement Studio) for your favorite blend of strength and stretch. Expect a variety of core strengthening movements using weights, gliders, blocks, and more plus a yin yoga style cool down/ stretch.
This core-focused class is a fusion of strengthening movements used in Pilates, yoga and traditional fitness. The class will focus on developing greater core and full body strength, stability and balance.
Cycle and Core
Combine the power and energy of indoor cycling with an added focus on core stability. After a challenging 40-minute ride, a core-conditioning component will improve posture, balance and stability.
FIFTY MINUTE FITNESS
Get your fifty-minute fitness fix! An effective full-body workout including a variety of cardio, strength, core training and stretch, perfect for those on a tight schedule who want to squeeze in fitness over the lunch hour.
Fitness Forty Five
Get your 45 minute fitness fix! You'll get an effective full-body workout including a variety of cardio, followed by resistance and core training and a relaxing stretch. This is perfect for those who want to squeeze in fitness over the lunch hour
Full Body Fitness
Packed into just fifty minutes, this full body class will have you sweating from head to toe! Join Gretchen for a workout that will strengthen your core, upper body, lower body, and everything in between. If you can only make it to one class, this should be it! Expect to work with weights, spin bikes, fit balls, and your own body-weight to get a full body experience.
Full Body HIIT
Packed into just fifty minutes, this full body, high intensity interval training (HIIT) style class will have you sweating from head to toe! Join Marta for a virtual workout that will strengthen your core, upper body, lower body, and everything in between! Expect a creative blend of bodyweight movements, as well as some use of props, 1-2 weights and a yoga mat are recommended.
Designed for those looking for a low impact, moderately paced class. In this full body workout you will improve strength, endurance and your ability to move efficiently through function resistance training, body awareness and core strength. Suitable for all fitness levels.
GENTLE HATHA YOGA
This slower gentle hatha yoga class is suitable for people of all ages including beginners and emphasizes alignment and breathing techniques to stretch and strengthen the body. Through breathing and relaxation techniques we create space for a more mindful and healthy life. A fun class with a variety of options for all levels.
HARD CORE EXPRESS
This functional fitness workout is designed to strengthen and tone your core. Bodyweight, free weights, stability balls, flex bands and more will be used to strengthen the muscles, including abs, back and pelvis. The focus will be on proper form and safely pushing your personal limits.
Challenge the 620+ muscles in your body in this ultimate cardio workout! You'll put your cycling skills, endurance, aerobic capacity and focus to the test in this fun, social class. All levels are welcome to join and work at their own pace.
Enjoy this lower-intensity, traditional fitness class that combines cardio and simple low-impact movements including strength, core conditioning and flexibility. Designed for mature and older adults, this program is for all fitness levels and will give you a full-body workout that will keep you moving in a non-intimidating environment
Learn practical self defense moves and get a great cardio workout with the help of our high-energy, dynamic instructor. You’ll develop skills through targeted drills done on your own and with other participants in a safe, non-competitive environment.
Lose yourself in the music, swing your hips and feel like a superstar all while achieving your fitness goals. Burn calories and build lean core muscles to the rhythmic expression of Latin music and learn steps to salsa, cha cha, merengue and bachata.
Learn To Lift
Learn-to-Lift Small Group Training: Learn lifting technique, proper form, injury prevention, and more in just 3 small-group style personal training sessions! With a limited number of people in class, our certified personal trainer will guide you through the basics of lifting focusing on technique, safety, and having fun while lifting! Expect instruction on the core lifts: squats, deadlifts, lunges, bench press, overhead press and rows. Whether you’re looking to increase your lifting know-how, boost your confidence in the gym, or perfect your lifting technique this class will help you get there!
Improve your fitness while enjoying the sunshine in our brand-new outdoor fitness class! Our highly qualified instructor will challenge you in a variety of ways with engaging and FUNctional workouts incorporating a wide array of strength and cardio components. This class is intended for those who have a moderate base-level of fitness and would like to push themselves to the next level!
Strengthen, lengthen and tone by focusing on deep, inner-core and postural muscles in this fun Pilates mat class. You'll increase stability and mobility in your spine, shoulders and hips while enhancing your body awareness and improving your postural alignment.
Staff Only Small Group Training
For University of Calgary staff only.
Learn, lift, sweat, repeat. In this staff-only class you will learn the ins-and-outs of weightlifting including: technique, progressions/ modifications, and injury prevention, all alongside your fellow staff members! If you love group classes and you want to try something new in a safe, supervised session, then this option is for you.
Step and Strength
Combine two classes into one with heart-pumping step routines mixed with strength training intervals - all designed to give you a challenging total body workout.
Student Wellness Series
Join us for FREE in this new wellness series for students!
Challenge yourself physically with high intensity classes, or take a well-deserved mental break with guided Yoga and meditation, plus much more. With a different theme each class, there's something for everyone.
Tabata Core and Glutes
This fun and functional Tabata style interval workout will strengthen and sculpt your entire midsection and glutes!
TOTAL BODY BLAST
This bootcamp-inspired class targets all major muscle groups to maximize your calorie burn! Join our high energy instructors to experience cardio and strength drills designed to give you a challenging and effective total body workout. *A moderate level of fitness is recommended for this class.
TOTAL BODY STRENGTH
Build your strength in the comfort of your own home! Join us in this virtual. dumbbell-focused class that targets all major muscle groups. This challenging and fun class will provide an effective full-body workout, to get you the strength results you want! While all ability levels are welcome, you must have access to at least one set of dumbbells and the capacity to do floor-based exercises.
YANG YIN YOGA
This class will start with a more active and dynamic Yang practice to energize and strengthen the body and create a sense of steadiness and alignment. The Yin portion is a gentle, quiet and meditative practice that teaches us to relax and accept ourselves as we are. Through mindful stretching, Yin Yoga maintains the health of the connective tissue with an emphasis on the hips and spine. This class will also have a focus on breathwork, meditation and mindfulness. Suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome!
A highly beneficial practice that is available to all ages, body types and levels, Yin Yoga targets the yin tissues including the joints, connective tissues, bones and fascia within the body. A relaxed practice of floor postures that can be held from three to five minutes, the primary emphasis is on the hips and spine. Experience a more introspective journey with a focus on what the posture feels like rather than what it looks like. This class will also have a focus on breathwork, meditation and mindfulness.
This dynamic vinyasa style class incorporates traditional poses with creative sequencing to allow for a more varied practice. Your focus is on breath, building full-body strength and flexibility, and proper body alignment.
A creative, dynamic vinyasa flow yoga class with an emphasis on building core stability and awareness. Strengthen your center inside and out.
YOGA FOR HEALTHY AGING
In this balanced class, we will work with yoga poses, sequences, and other health-promoting practices such as breath and meditation in a supportive and fun environment. Through movement sequences designed for strength, core stability, flexibility, balance and agility you will learn to cultivate long-term balance.
Ditch the workout, join the party! Easy to follow steps coincide with a celebration of Latin and world music to provide cardio, toning, and FUN!
Private Group Training
Get motivated and get results with the help of a personal trainer and a small group with similar goals. Experience the variety, constant supervision and support associated with Personal Training along with the added benefit of social interaction.
Prior to group training, your trainer will meet with you for a one-on-one session to ensure that they help you reach your personal goals. We will work with you to determine a time and day of the week that works for your whole group where you can train in one of our private training studios.
All U of C Personal Fitness Trainers have, at minimum, a degree in Kinesiology and a nationally recognized personal training certification. Our team of professionals participate in ongoing training to ensure you are getting the most current information and leading edge-training principles.
Personal Training KINETIX
Whatever your experience, age, and fitness level, Kinetix personal health and fitness services will help you achieve all of your health and fitness goals. All of Kinetix personal trainers have completed a Kinesiology degree program, as well as carry a nationally recognized fitness certification from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
** Kinetix is located is located on the first floor of the Teaching Research and Wellness building on the Foothills Medical Centre site.
TrymGym Initial Program
TrymGym®… it’s all about you!
Begin your journey to a more active lifestyle in this program of twice weekly, small group exercise sessions led by Personal Trainers with advanced certification through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. These sessions are designed to assist you in meeting your daily activity guidelines through a combination of resistance and cardiovascular training in a supportive, non-intimidating environment.
In addition to your exercise classes, you'll participate in two nutrition presentations put on by a Registered Dietician as well as be provided with support from the R.D. via email throughout the entire program to answer your nutritional questions anytime.
Gymnasts have amazing overall fitness. Come and train in the Gymnastics Centre using the same kinds of exercises we use to condition our athletes. Exercises will utilize the various apparatus in the gym to build strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and co-ordination utilizing body weight exercises. Some light resistance may be achieved with resistance and therapy bands and sliders. This 45 minute structured class will utilize a variety of training techniques such as circuits and intervals ensure a workout that will be dynamic, engaging and challenging to any fitness level.
Adult Swim Workout
Join the Red Cross Swim Workout and learn how to develop your own swimming training program. Learn skills and techniques to bring your strokes to the next level and get exposed to all that the water can do for you.