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Les Chater Family YMCA - Winter 2020

Wednesday

Aquatics & Pool

  • 9:15AM - 10:00AM Aquafit
    Aquafit Classes at the YMCA HBB YMCA Aquafit is a great way to get fitness benefits and improve your circulation without stressing your joints. By pushing against the resistance of water, you can adapt each session to your own level of fitness. It's a great way to add variety to your fitness program. Aquafit is a cardio-based water workout that can be done in shallow or deep water. Some...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Large Pool
  • 10:00AM - 10:30AM Swim Lessons - Children & Youth
    (Reg.)
    You're never too young to enjoy the water! For children between 6 months and 5 years old, the YMCA L'il Dippers swim lessons are developed with your child's natural growth and development in mind. There are eight levels in the YMCA L'il Dipper program: Splashers, Bubblers, Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers, and Dippers. We'll ensure that we find the right level for...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Small / large pools
  • 10:45AM - 11:30AM Hydrotherapy - LiveWell

    Rehabilitative exercises at your own pace, using a variety of equipment like water weights or floatation belts. Ideal for those with hip, knee, bone & joint issues or other medical conditions. Everyone is welcome.

    Les Chater Family YMCA Large Pool
  • 2:30PM - 3:50PM Public Lane Swim
    (Lane 3)

    Woman participating in YMCA public lane swim

    Open Swims at the YMCA HBB

    Swim lengths to improve or maintain your cardiovascular health.

    Public lane swims are open to members and non-members age 13+. 

    Non-Member Public Swim Fees (Taxes Included)

    Child $3.00
    Student $3.25
    Adult $4.50
    Family (immediate family) $9.25

     

    Les Chater Family YMCA Large Pool
  • 4:00PM - 7:00PM Swim Lessons - Children & Youth
    ((Reg.))
    You're never too young to enjoy the water! For children between 6 months and 5 years old, the YMCA L'il Dippers swim lessons are developed with your child's natural growth and development in mind. There are eight levels in the YMCA L'il Dipper program: Splashers, Bubblers, Bobbers, Floaters, Gliders, Divers, Surfers, and Dippers. We'll ensure that we find the right level for...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Small / large pools
  • 7:00PM - 7:45PM Aquafit
    Aquafit Classes at the YMCA HBB YMCA Aquafit is a great way to get fitness benefits and improve your circulation without stressing your joints. By pushing against the resistance of water, you can adapt each session to your own level of fitness. It's a great way to add variety to your fitness program. Aquafit is a cardio-based water workout that can be done in shallow or deep water. Some...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Large Pool
  • 7:45PM - 8:45PM H2O Leaders

    H2O Leaders participants in class

    Aquatic Leadership Classes at the YMCA HBB

    Want to improve your aquatic skills and learn the steps to becoming a lifequard?  

    H2O Leaders is an aquatic leadership program with a variety of aquatic skill development activities, games and leadership activities. 

    Prerequisite: Star 4 and up. Participants may complete Star 5 & 6 swim levels during this dedicated pool time.  

    Registration required. 

    Les Chater Family YMCA Large Pool
  • 7:50PM - 10:00PM Public Lane Swim
    (Lane 2)

    Woman participating in YMCA public lane swim

    Open Swims at the YMCA HBB

    Swim lengths to improve or maintain your cardiovascular health.

    Public lane swims are open to members and non-members age 13+. 

    Non-Member Public Swim Fees (Taxes Included)

    Child $3.00
    Student $3.25
    Adult $4.50
    Family (immediate family) $9.25

     

    Les Chater Family YMCA Large Pool

Child & Youth

  • 9:00AM - 11:00AM Kinder Gym
    ((Reg.))
    YMCA Kinder Gym programs are structured fun-filled playful movement sessions designed for your toddler or preschooler. Kinder Gym sessions are also a great way for young participants to build relationships while working in a group, listening, taking turns, and following instruction. A YMCA Kinder Gym instructor will help children develop general motor skills including jumping, rolling, balancing,...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Various
  • 5:00PM - 8:15PM Y Kids
    Our popular Y Kids program has a variety of activities on rotation for your child age 3 - 12 years.This drop-in program fosters social development and allows your child to experience a variety of program options.Every month a new schedule allows for a variety of activities a including active and creative options such as skipping, dance, crafts and sports. Y Kids Age Groups: Preschool: 3-5 years...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Various
  • 5:00PM - 5:45PM YBA - Youth Basketball Association
    (Reg.)
    Basketball was invented at the YMCA, and it's still going strong here! Come and work on your basketball skills in a team environment and learn new techniques on shooting, passing and dribbling. Play a friendly game of hoops with other participants and use the skills and drills you have learned in practice. Registration is required. Fall 2019 Registrations Where: Laurier Brantford YMCA...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Gymnasium

Health & Fitness

  • 5:30AM - 9:05AM Public Lane Swim

    Woman participating in YMCA public lane swim

    Open Swims at the YMCA HBB

    Swim lengths to improve or maintain your cardiovascular health.

    Public lane swims are open to members and non-members age 13+. 

    Non-Member Public Swim Fees (Taxes Included)

    Child $3.00
    Student $3.25
    Adult $4.50
    Family (immediate family) $9.25

     

    Les Chater Family YMCA Large Pool
  • 6:00AM - 6:45AM Cycle Fit
    Cycle Fit gets your legs pumping with a high-powered indoor bike class set to energetic music. Working those major muscles in your legs also strengthens your most important muscle: your heart. We'll take you through an aerobic and anaerobic workout, simulating hills and valleys or timed athletic drills in the indoor cycling class. You control the intensity of the workout by adjusting your own...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 8:00AM - 8:45AM Cycle Fit
    Cycle Fit gets your legs pumping with a high-powered indoor bike class set to energetic music. Working those major muscles in your legs also strengthens your most important muscle: your heart. We'll take you through an aerobic and anaerobic workout, simulating hills and valleys or timed athletic drills in the indoor cycling class. You control the intensity of the workout by adjusting your own...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 9:15AM - 10:15AM Boot Camp

    Women in a plank position

    Boot Camp is your full body workout -- cardio and strength conditioning all wrapped in one! Class variations include drills, strength and conditioning movements, work with a partner, and a variety of equipment. Boot Camp is great for all fitness levels.  

    Les Chater Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 9:15AM - 10:15AM Body Fit
    Gently stretch and tone your whole body in this well-rounded class. Work at your own pace and maintain your strength while improving your flexibility. Build stronger muscles, bones, and joints with weight-bearing exercises designed to challenge your strength & balance. You'll use a variety of equipment like dumbbells, barbells, exercise balls, resistance bands in this class for a great...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 10:20AM - 10:50AM Calisthenics

    Women planking on a mat

    Calisthenics use your body weight to develop your cardiovascular and muscular condition and improve your balance, agility and flexibility. You get a great work out using little or no equipment beyond a yoga or exercise mat. Suitable for all levels. 

    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM Pilates - LiveWell

    Pilates at the YMCABuild your strength, flexibility, and develop control through the use of stabilization, alignment and breathing techniques.  May include the use of equipment to accelerate the development of core strength and proper body alignment. Suitable for all levels. 

    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 12:15PM - 1:00PM Walk Fit

    Group of people walking around a gym with walking sticks

    A gentle, low-impact workout that uses Activator walking poles. Working with walking poles reduces impact on your joints and can improve the strength and coordination of your upper body. A doctor's referral is required.

    Les Chater Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 2:30PM - 3:30PM Balance+ - LiveWell
    (Reg.)
    This free, 12-week community exercise program consists of two group exercise sessions each week to help build strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and reduce the risk of falls. The YMCA has partnered with the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to provide this program at our five YMCA locations in Hamilton, Burlington, FLamborough and Brantford. Space...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM GERAS Dance
    (Reg.)
    Did you know dancing is beneficial for brain health and physical function including balance? GERAS Dance is a fun, mind and body program that emphasizes mobility, balance and strength for older adults (ages 60+) through a series of ballroom type movements. This 14-week program provides a mixture of both seated and standing movements that help improve cognitive and mobility impairments. No...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 5:15PM - 6:00PM Cycle Fit
    Cycle Fit gets your legs pumping with a high-powered indoor bike class set to energetic music. Working those major muscles in your legs also strengthens your most important muscle: your heart. We'll take you through an aerobic and anaerobic workout, simulating hills and valleys or timed athletic drills in the indoor cycling class. You control the intensity of the workout by adjusting your own...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 6:10PM - 6:55PM Zumba®

    Zumba® is your ultimate workout dance party featuring easy-to-follow moves coupled with amazing, motivating rhythms. It gives you an interval style workout; fast rhythms to get your heart pumping, combined with slower songs to maintain your heart rate. Great for all levels.

    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 6:15PM - 5:00PM Muscle Fit

    A muscle condition class using a barbell and weighted plates. Weights are adjusted during class to provide appropriate resistance for various muscle groups.

    Les Chater Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 7:15PM - 8:15PM Yoga
    Rediscover and improve your strength, balance, and flexibility through traditional yoga postures. YMCA Yoga class will help you relax your mind while gently challenging, stretching, and relaxing your muscles. Don't worry if you're not flexible: yoga is safe and healthy for a wide range of body types. You’ll soon notice a stronger, more balanced body and an increase in your overall...
    Les Chater Family YMCA Studio
  • 8:30PM - 10:00PM Adult Sports
    (Pickle Ball)

    Man holding basketball

    Drop in and  participate in a pick-up game of basketball, volleyball, soccer or badminton. Watch for "Adult Sports" on the Sports and Recreation schedule. The featured sport for that time period will also be listed.

    Les Chater Family YMCA Gymnasium
  • 8:30PM - 10:00PM Adult Sports
    (Volleyball)

    Man holding basketball

    Drop in and  participate in a pick-up game of basketball, volleyball, soccer or badminton. Watch for "Adult Sports" on the Sports and Recreation schedule. The featured sport for that time period will also be listed.

    Les Chater Family YMCA Gymnasium
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