Fitness Classes

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!

Check out our class calendar to see what sessions work with your schedule. We have classes in the early morning, lunchtime, and after work. 

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Group Fitness Classes

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Barre Fusion

This energizing class will challenge your core strength and muscle endurance while leaving you with long lean legs and defined arms and back. Barre Fusion combines elements of Pilates, core, ballet and resistance training. Through a variety of blended exercises you will develop strength, muscle tone, coordination, body awareness and flexibility.

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Build your strength, endurance and definition using bars, plates and/or free weights in this effective group weight training program. The weight room comes into the studio to transform your body using all major muscle groups. Focus is on technique, precision and getting you results.

See available Chiseled class times

Cycle and Core

Combine the power and energy of indoor cycling with an inner focus on core stability. After a challenging 40-minute ride, a core conditioning component will improve posture, balance and stability.

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Fifty Minute Fitness

Get your fifty 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, perfect for those on a tight schedule who want to squeeze in fitness over the lunch hour.

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Functional Fitness *NEW*

Designed for those looking for a low impact, moderately paced class. In this full body workout you will improve strength, endurance and your ability to move efficiently through function resistance training, body awareness and core strength. Suitable for all fitness levels.

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Hard Core Express

This Pilates inspired, functional fitness workout is designed to strengthen and tone your core.  Bodyweight, free weights, stability balls, flex bands and more will be used to strengthen the muscles, including abs, back and pelvis. The focus will be on proper form and safely pushing your personal limits.

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Indoor Cycling

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, social class. All levels are welcome to join and work at their own pace.  

See available Indoor Cycling class times


Jazzercise® is the original dance party workout. Blending dance with Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and strength training, one 55-minute session can burn up to 800 calories. The results? Long, lean muscles and an undeniable mood boost.

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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. 

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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.  Although this class is designed for beginners all levels are welcome.

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Kickboxing….continued (level 2)

This class is designed for those who have completed our basic class and are ready to put their skills into practice. Continue to enjoy a great workout while taking what you’ve learned to the next level.

Prerequisite: Must have attended Kickboxing level I at UCalgary

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Pilates (Mat Classes)

Strengthen, lengthen and tone by focusing on deep, inner core and postural muscles in this fun Pilates mat class. You’ll increase stability and mobility in your spine, shoulders and hips while enhancing your body awareness and improving your postural alignment.

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Total Body Blast

This bootcamp-inspired 55 minute class targets all major muscle groups to maximize your calorie burn! Join our high energy instructors to experience cardio and strength drills designed to give you a challenging and effective total body workout.

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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!

See available Zumba® class times

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Yoga Classes

Gentle Hatha Yoga

This slower gentle hatha yoga class is suitable for people of all ages including beginners and emphasizes alignment and breathing techniques to stretch and strengthen the body. Through breathing and relaxation techniques we create space for a more mindful and healthy life.  A fun class with a variety of options for all levels.

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Yin Yoga

For to all ages, body types and levels, Yin Yoga targets the yin tissues including the joints, connective tissues, bones and fascia. A relaxed practice of floor postures that can be held from three to five minutes, the primary emphasis is on the hips and spine. Focus on what the posture feels like, including breathwork, meditation and mindfulness.

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Yoga Core

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

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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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Yoga for Healthy Aging                      

In this balanced class, we will work with yoga poses, sequences, and other health-promoting practices such as breath and meditation in a supportive and fun environment. You will learn to cultivate long-term balance through movement sequences designed for strength, core stability, flexibility, balance and agility. 

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