Fitness Classes

UPDATE - NOVEMBER 24, 2020

As of Friday, November 27, all fall season on-site group fitness programs, aquatic programs, intramural sports, racquet centre and recreational sports will be cancelled in accordance with new AHS guidelines. Our Fitness Centre remains open to all students and fall pass clients, and all virtual fitness programs will continue as scheduled.

Tips for visiting Active Living

Masks must be worn in common areas of UCalgary. Read the mask policy here.   Change rooms and locker rooms are not available. Exceptions are made for Aquatic Centre programs that may access the change rooms (showers are closed). Drop-in opportunities are not available.  Bring your own water bottle – while you can fill your bottle, water fountains are not available. When you register for a program, we will supply you with new safety guidelines. Please review them carefully prior to your visit. 

 

“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

There's a fitness class for everyone at UCalgary Active Living. Every class is led by professional instructors who are ready to welcome participants of any skill level. Workouts can be adapted to beginners, or amped up for the fitness junkies.

Most of all, we want you to enjoy yourself and have fun while finding a fitness fit you love. Working out shouldn't be a punishment!

Active Living fitness class with weights

Group Fitness Classes

No classes on stat holidays


Fitness Forty Five

Get your 45 minute fitness fix! You'll get an effective full-body workout including a variety of cardio followed by resistance/core training, and a relaxing stretch. This is perfect for those who want to squeeze in fitness over the lunch hour.

See available Fitness Forty Five class times

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. 

See available Keep Moving! class times

Step and Strength

Combine two classes into one with heart-pumping step routines mixed with strength training intervals - all designed to give you a challenging total body workout.

See available Step and Strength class times

“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

yoga class stretching pigeon pose
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 Core

A creative fusion of vinyasa flow yoga and core strengthening exercises. Strengthen your centre inside and out!

See available Yoga Core class times

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. 

See available Yoga Flow class times

Virtual Fitness Classes

Some of your favorite fitness offerings now available in the comfort of your own home


HARD CORE EXPRESS

Shape and strengthen your core with this quick and effective 40-minute core class. Much more than your six-pack, this class with strengthen all core muscles including your abdominals, obliques, lower back, and glutes.

 

View available offerings for Hard Core Express

KEEP MOVING

This is a lower intensity, traditional fitness class that combines cardio and simple low impact movements, including strength, core, and flexibility. While the class is designed for older adults, it is open to all ages and fitness levels.

 

View available Keep Moving offerings

FIFTY-MINUTE FITNESS

In this class, you will get an effective full-body workout that combines strength, cardio, core, and flexibility. This bodyweight class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

 

View available FIFTY-MINUTE FITNESS offerings

Indoor Cycling

Have a stationary bike at home? Join us virtually!
Challenge the 620+ muscles in your body in this ultimate cardio workout! You'll put your cycling skills, endurance, aerobic capacity and focus to the test in this fun class. All levels are welcome to join and work at their own pace.

View available Indoor Cycling offerings

Tabata Core and Glutes

Get ready to set your core and glutes on fire with the Tabata style of high intensity interval training! It's fun and functional, while strengthening and sculpting your midsection.

View available Tabata Core and Glutes offerings

YOGA FLOW

This dynamic vinyasa style class incorporates poses with creative sequencing to allow for a more varied practice. Your focus is on breath, building full-body strength and flexibility, and proper body alignment. Postures will flow from one to another with many modifications given for all levels.

 

View available Yoga Flow offerings

ZUMBA

Ditch the workout, join the party! Easy to follow steps coincide with a celebration of Latin and world music to provide cardio, toning, and FUN!

View available Zumba offerings

"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