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Elevate your workouts and join the fun with our innovative, inspiring, and challenging classes. Whether you are new to exercise or a seasoned fitness enthusiast, we will find something for you!

All group exercise classes are included in the price of your membership!

Let some of the most experienced fitness professionals in the city help navigate you through the ever-changing trends of the fitness industry. Our classes are based on the latest research and science in order to give you fun, safe, and effective experiences.

Cathy Bjorndalen
Cathy Bjorndalen

Cathy Bjorndalen

Fitness Program Manager

(403) 444-3159

Cathy is a born and raised Calgarian who avidly participated in group fitness at the JCC in the early 1990s and also took her ALFCA training in 1993. After she…

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Class Descriptions

Athletic Training

Boot Camp: Challenge yourself! This fast- paced, moving circuit class will work your entire body. Various stations will challenge you to push your cardio, strength, and endurance to the next level.

Cardio Cutz: A seamless combination of power cardio moves and muscular strength / endurance intervals done at your own station.

Cardio Pump: Intervals of step and high-low cardio alternate with weight training sets.

Cardio Tabata: An interval class of high intensity cardio (no equipment) will improve your overall fitness. Nothing fancy, just fierce!

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): Take your fitness to the next level. Various portable equipment is used in this explosive full body workout. HIIT boosts metabolism and improves aerobic and anaerobic fitness.

Body and Mind

Barre: Ballet-based fitness with weight intervals and core conditioning. This class will lengthen, strengthen and tone your thighs, arms, abdominals, and glutes. For all levels.

Buti Yoga: This calorie-scorching workout fuses power yoga with cardio-intensive tribal dance and body sculpting primal movement. The result: long, lean muscles and a super fit body!

Deep Buti:  Masterful and intentional, Deep Buti is a low-impact, restorative movement sequence that connects mind to muscle. This class is designed to help prevent injury, stimulate nerves, and restructure the deep core. Self-massage and pressure point activation are also used to release muscles during deep restorative asanas.

Gentle Yoga: Gentle Yoga is designed for adults of any age, including seniors and those with minor physical ailments, who prefer a slower paced or more relaxed practice. Students practice beginning yoga postures and work on the principles of body alignment and breath awareness. Lots of modifications are provided to ensure that poses are accessible for students with extra tight hips, cranky knees, or other minor limitations. Students of all levels are welcome, including those who are new to yoga.

Pilates: A mat class blending core strength, flexibility, and alignment. Create long, lean muscles and improve body awareness All levels welcome!

Vitality Stretch: Enjoy this slow-paced stretch and flexibility class. We stretch with purpose to renew length and balance in our bodies.

Yin Yoga: A series of long held poses that improve mobility for your joints and increases mental focus and energy within the body – targeting tendons, ligaments, and fascia.

Yoga: All levels welcome! Poses focus on alignment offering practitioners the opportunity to gain strength, stamina, flexibility, and mindfulness.

Choreography

HIGHLow: A throwback to the old school days of Hi Lo Aerobics, HIGHLow brings the same energy, intensity, and effectiveness of a HIGH Fitness class with lower impact.  HIGHLow has the same songs and choreography as HIGH Fitness but without the cardio push tracks (so no burpees and tuck jumps!). Low impact options will be demonstrated first, followed by higher levels of impact so people can choose their preferred level of impact.

High Fitness: A sweaty blast! Fun: Popular music (new and old) Intensity: Intervals, plyometrics, and easy-to-follow cardio. Consistency: All instructors teach the same choreography.

Multi-Step: This fun and energetic step class uses two to four steps and challenges your cardio and coordination.

Pound: Let loose your inner rock star in this high energy class! Working with “Ripstix” and a choreographed exercise program, your body becomes the stage for you to let loose, have fun, and get your body sweat on. You’ll leave class with your body wanting an encore performance!

20/20/20: Get the variety you crave! Mix it up in this fun interval training class. Intervals are 20 minutes each of step, hi/low cardio, and resistance training.

Zumba®: Join the party! Latin flavor, hi and low impact, dance-based movement to awesome music will make you forget it’s a workout! No experienced needed.

Forever Young

Bone Builder: Join us for a relaxed, low intensity session where we emphasize movement, stretching, and strength exercises designed to help you with life’s everyday activities.

Chair Dancing:  If you enjoy music and movement, join us in the gym where we pretend to close blinds and “dance like no one is watching”! No experience necessary. Most choreography is done seated with an option to stand for those who prefer.

EZ Energy: Improve mobility, stability, and cardiovascular health in this soft impact class. This fun class closes with functional core training and stretching.

EverFit: This gentle moving class will help improve your overall fitness including strength, balance, and cardiovascular health. Options are provided for all levels.

Zumba® Gold: Zumba = fun fitness! Low impact, dance-based movement to awesome music that will get you fit while having fun!

Sculpting

Body Blast: Amp up your strength training with this full body workout using barbells, hand weights, and cardio intervals.

Pumped Plus: Get strong and defined as we work all major muscle groups. Improve your muscular strength, endurance, and power.

Sets Plus: Dumb bell super set intervals alternate with explosive muscular power moves, giving you a full body workout with amazing results!

Tone & Sculpt: Shape, tone, and define your muscles. Using a variety of fitness equipment including weighted bars, free weights and exercise balls you’ll target every muscle group for a total-body toning workout. Benefits includes: Improves strength, balance, and coordination while defining the muscles.

Spinning

Spin: Fire up your cardio fitness in this super- sweaty cycling workout!

Spin & Pump: Spin into shape and then challenge your major muscle groups with weights and core strengthening.

Events

Share Your WIP (Work In Progress)! Share Your Ideas, Skills and Prose—From First Draft to Publication

Tue, Nov 03, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

Book Festival 2020 – Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

Sun, Nov 08, 2020

11:00am - 12:30pm

Building the Jewish& Cookbook

Building the Jewish& Cookbook – Pizza Napoletana with Kat Romenow of The Wandering Chew

Sun, Nov 08, 2020

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Joan Lunden

Book Festival 2020 – Joan Lunden

Sun, Nov 08, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Esther Safran Foer

Book Festival 2020 – Esther Safran Foer

Mon, Nov 09, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Share Your WIP (Work In Progress)! Share Your Ideas, Skills and Prose—From First Draft to Publication

Tue, Nov 10, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Building Hours – Remembrance Day

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

8:00am - 4:00pm

Cameron Douglas

Book Festival 2020 – Cameron Douglas

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Lawrence Wright

Book Festival 2020 – Lawrence Wright

Sat, Nov 14, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Raffi Berg

Book Festival 2020 – Raffi Berg

Sun, Nov 15, 2020

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Book Festival 2020 – Michael Ian Black and Cleo Stiller

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Celia Groisman

Golden Age Lunch – November 2020

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Dale Berra

Book Festival 2020 – Dale Berra

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Share Your WIP (Work In Progress)! Share Your Ideas, Skills and Prose—From First Draft to Publication

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Building Hours – Christmas Eve

Thu, Dec 24, 2020

5:30am - 4:00pm

Building Hours – Christmas Day

Fri, Dec 25, 2020

8:00am - 4:00pm

Building Hours – Boxing Day

Sat, Dec 26, 2020

9:00am - 4:00pm

Building Hours – New Year’s Eve

Thu, Dec 31, 2020

5:30am - 4:00pm

Building Hours – New Year’s Day

Fri, Jan 01, 2021

8:00am - 4:00pm

Staff

Cathy Bjorndalen

Cathy Bjorndalen

Fitness Program Manager