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

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!

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Group Fitness Classes

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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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50 Minute Fitness

Get your fifty-minute fitness fix!  An effective full-body workout including a variety of cardio, strength, core training and stretch, perfect for those on a tight schedule who want to squeeze in fitness over the lunch hour.

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Chiseled

Build your strength, endurance and definition using bars, plates and 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!

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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.

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Pilates

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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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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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.

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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!

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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

This 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 conditioning, classical ballet and resistance training on and off a barre. Through a variety of blended exercises you will develop strength, muscle tone, coordination, body awareness and flexibility while promoting proper posture, joint flexibility and lumbo pelvic stability.  You will work in this class! 

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Student Wellness Series

Join us for FREE in this new wellness series for students! 
Challenge yourself physically with high intensity classes, or take a well-deserved mental break with guided Yoga and meditation, plus much more. With a different theme each class, there's something for everyone.

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Total Body Blast

This bootcamp-inspired 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. *A moderate level of fitness is recommended for this class.”

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Core Fusion

This core-focused class is a fusion of strengthening movements used in Pilates, yoga and traditional fitness. The class will focus on developing greater core and full body strength, stability and balance.

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Latin Jam

Lose yourself in the music, swing your hips and feel like a superstar all while achieving your fitness goals. Burn calories and build lean core muscles to the rhythmic expression of Latin music and learn steps to salsa, cha cha, merengue and bachata. 

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Cardio Core

Work up a sweat and strengthen your core! This energetic class will combine cardio movements with core exercises to develop your aerobic endurance while sculpting your core at the same time. 

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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 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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Yin Yoga

A highly beneficial practice that is available to all ages, body types and levels, Yin Yoga targets the yin tissues including the joints, connective tissues, bones and fascia within the body. A relaxed practice of floor postures that can be held from three to five minutes, the primary emphasis is on the hips and spine. Experience a more introspective journey with a focus on what the posture feels like rather than what it looks like.  This class will also have a focus on breathwork, meditation and mindfulness.

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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