Fitness Classes

“So glad to be able to attend Yoga Flow in person once again.  Felt very safe knowing that all protocols are being observed:  small class size, sanitizers for each student, and specific areas to arrange our mats.  Besides being able to practice with a great instructor (Rose), communication from Active Living about what to expect from face-to-face classes during the pandemic was timely, clear and very comprehensive.  Excellent job under very unusual and challenging circumstances!” 

Heather Smith, Yoga student

Find your fit

Whether you are looking to try something different, meet a new sweat buddy, or build a fitness routine there is truly something for everyone at UCalgary Active Living! Every class is led by a qualified instructor who is ready to welcome participants of any ability or experience level. Workouts can be adapted to meet the needs of anyone from beginners to seasoned pros. At UCalgary Active Living our goal is to guide you in learning, growing, strengthening and exploring the joy in all activities!

Deadline passed to register? Reach out to Client Services (403-220-7749, active@ucalgary.ca) to receive a pro-rate for class.

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Group Fitness Classes

No classes on stat holidays


Keep Moving!

Enjoy this lower intensity, traditional fitness class that combines cardio and simple low-impact movements including strength, core conditioning and flexibility in a non-intimidating environment.  While this class is designed for older adults it is open to all ages and fitness levels.

*Now offering Keep Moving Hybrid! Your favorite Keep Moving class available in-person and virtually, sign up for the option that best suits you! Please note, Wednesday 12:05- 12:55pm is the only hybrid class. This does not apply to Tues/Thursday 9:00- 9:50am class.  

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Chiseled

Build your strength, endurance and confidence in this fun, and energetic class. Expect the use of bars, plates, and free weights as we bring the gym to the studio in this weight lifting focused group class. Notice progression throughout as the instructor guides you through a full body workout. Open to all fitness levels.

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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.

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Zumba

Ditch the workout and join the party! Easy to follow steps coincide with a celebration of Latin and world music to provide a workout that will leave you sweaty and smiling!

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Kickboxing

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.

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Barre Fusion

With a combination of movements on and off the barre, this class offers a mix of movements that promote muscular endurance, posture development, core conditioning, and balance! Classical ballet training mixes with Pilates and resistance training to bring you a class that will provide progress in strength, flexibility, coordination and stability.

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Total Body Blast

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. 

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Core and Restore

Core and restore is your perfect mix of spicy core strengthening followed by relaxing yoga and stretching. If you have a busy schedule and you want to get best of both worlds in one, then this class is for you! Join us 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.

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Gymnastic FIT

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. 

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TRX-HIIT

Get ready to explore what your body is capable of in this HIIT (high intensity interval training) style class! Expect a combination of strength based movements using the TRX straps, free weights, and bodyweight combined with sweaty options to get your heart rate up on the track, with rowers, bikes and more! If you are looking to add some variety into your routine, or to try something new this high-energy class will keep you challenged with movements, modifications and progressions for everyone!

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Early Bird Spin

Music, energy, connection. Join Angela in this cardio focused spin class which combines energetic playlists with a sweaty ride which will leave you feeling strong, successful and amazed at what you can accomplish before 7:00am! 

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“I am enjoying Keep Moving very much! The instructor has carefully explained the new protocols and they seem sensible and carefully thought out. I am grateful that active living courses have resumed. Thank you for this!”

Joanne Black, fitness class participant

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yoga side plank

“I've deeply missed the fitness classes that were interrupted by the lockdown last spring. Returning to Rose's Yoga Flow class has been fantastic. Rose is, as always, a terrific teacher, but the protocols that have been introduced are also impressive and reassuring. Thank you Campus Rec!”

Adrienne Kertzer, Yoga student

Yoga Classes


Yoga Flow

This dynamic flow class incorporates traditional sun salutations and yoga poses while allowing for more varied practice. You’ll focus on breath, building full body strength, core stability, flexibility, and proper body alignment. Options will be given for all levels, from beginners to those looking for more challenge. 

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Yin-Yang Yoga

Join us as you explore both dynamic and warmth building (yang) poses, along with restorative, longer held (yin) poses. Yin-Yang yoga provides you with benefits from the strength-building, active yoga flows you love, with the mindful, stretch-based sequences you crave. Open to all fitness levels.

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"I am so grateful to be back in a class at UCalgary (even if it is just one!). Working out on your own just isn’t as much fun and the instructor is so great. I appreciate all that you and others are doing to bring classes back to us. The protocols that are in place work very well and I feel very safe."

Valerie Alexander, fitness class participant

Small Group Training

Join a community of likeminded people as you work toward your goals! Led by a qualified personal trainer, small group training is a great way to meet others, hang out with co-workers, learn about technique all while getting a sweat on!


Staff Only - Noon Group

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.

Each session is 50 minutes in length and includes direction from one of our certified personal trainers. 

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Private Group Training

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Learn-to-Lift

Learn lifting technique, proper form, injury prevention, and more over three weeks in a small-group workshop! With a limited number of people in class, our certified personal trainer will guide you through the basics of lifting by focusing on technique, form and safety. Expect instruction on the core lifts, including: squats, deadlifts, lunges, bench press, overhead press and rows while using barbells, dumbbells, and other equipment.

Beginner Workshop:

This workshop is for beginner lifters looking to learn technique, increase confidence and improve form!

Intermediate Workshop:

This workshop is for intermediate lifters looking to perfect their technique and try new progressions in a safe, trainer lead environment. 

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