Although feeling the burn during a workout is generally a good sign, feeling the burn while sitting on the sofa means your sofa is in the fireplace. Engage in controlled, constructive body burning with today’s Groupon to YMCA of Regina, valid at both the downtown location on 13th Avenue and the northwest side location on Rochdale Boulevard. Choose between the following options:
- For $26, you get a one-month adult trial membership (a $52.50 value).
- For $45, you get a one-month family trial membership (a $90 value).
The family membership is valid toward families defined as:
- Up to two adults living at the same address (immediate family only).
- Other than spouses or partners, one of the adults must be dependent on the other.
- All dependent preschoolers, youth, teens, and young adults (under the age of 21).
- All dependent, full-time post-secondary students under the age of 25 living in the same household.
The YMCA of Regina administers programs and access to facilities dedicated to nurturing visitors inside and out in a context of social responsibility and global awareness. Two locations cram all the workout wonder a body can handle, including elliptical machines, treadmills, free weights, and unfree weights trapped inside Next Generation Nautilus weightlifting machines. For members craving the structure, discipline, and Olympian focus of high-school gym class, the YMCA hosts up to 75 fitness classes each week, covering everything from aqua fitness and yoga to martial arts and boot camp.
Each location also features distinctive amenities. The downtown location fashions an aquatic fortress with a 25-yard four-lane lap pool and a 10-metre teaching and therapeutic pool, as well as a 100-metre two-lane Chevron-coated track, and squash and racquetball courts. The northwest side location spans 54,000 square feet, outfitted with a rock-climbing wall, two swimming pools with adjustable floors and a water slide, and a landing pad for rousing games of helicopter golf.
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In the mornings, Kathleen Whippler—YMCA of Regina’s senior director of funds development, marketing, and communications—greets a group of ladies on their way to an arthritis exercise class. They’ve told her how the class helps keep aches at bay for the rest of the day. In the afternoon, she sees parents drop their kids off at the Y’s special-needs program. They’ve told her that before the program, there was nowhere for their kids to go, let alone a place they were excited about. Experiences like these keep Whippler passionate about her work at YMCA of Regina, currently celebrating their 125th anniversary. “You can see the difference you make—what I do affects the lives of other people.”
These programs reflect YMCA of Regina’s overarching mission to build healthy communities. As bustling community hubs, these locations–one downtown, one in northwest Regina, and a new location opening September 25,2015 in east Regina–tout dozens of programs and amenities, such as four-lane pools, cardio machines, free weights, and more than 65 weekly exercise classes. Furthermore, the centres strive to make fitness a key part of any lifestyle; personal trainers lead private sessions, fitness classes include yoga and Zumba, and the Northwest centre invites guests to scale a climbing wall.
Although physical fitness is a critical part of overall wellness, the Y’s services extend far beyond the workout room. The centres host an alternative suspension program that strives to transform school suspensions into positive, transformative experiences, and the Community Café provides youth with job training. Whippler says services like these help form tight-knit communities. “It’s just a place to belong,” she says.