Without gyms, people would resort to outdated fitness techniques such as swimming and pushing Model Ts up slight inclines. Celebrate contemporary fitness with today’s Groupon to the YMCA of Regina. This Groupon is valid at the downtown and northwest locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $26, you get a one-month membership for one adult (a $55 value).
- For $45, you get a one-month family membership for up to two adults and an unlimited number of children (a $96 value). See the Y’s definition of “family” on the membership rate form for eligibility details.<p>
The YMCA of Regina welcomes fitness-seekers from all walks of life with four-lane pools, cardio machines, free weights, and more than 65 weekly exercise classes at each location. An indoor track facilitates jogging at the downtown centre, and the northwest centre’s 54,000 square feet teem with gym equipment, a climbing wall, and a water slide. Members of all ages can perfect their crawls at swimming classes or add a challenging element to games of Boggle during family swims. One-hour Aquasize classes pair aerobics moves with the water’s gentle resistance to build endurance and shield joints from stress. During landlubbing Bellyfit sessions, skilled instructors impart dance moves inspired by African traditions and Bollywood films, and Power Pacing’s bike-based workout melts calories as it builds stamina. Consult each location’s schedule or a reliable town gossip for class times.
In addition to offering parent-child exercise classes, each location provides childcare for kids up to age six ($5 per time block for members). As kids romp and tumble, parents can take classes, hit the treadmill, or bask in a steam room more relaxing than hearing your winning lottery numbers read by Nat King Cole.
YMCA of Regina
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.
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