We've got a little something for everyone.
The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce offers programs for adults and seniors that improve overall health and wellness; designed to offer caring support networks, encourage personal growth and promote fun and friendship. Though many of our programs are drop-in, we do have some that require participants to be registered in advance.
Often registered programs are included in your membership but some do carry an additional fee. These programs are often open to non-members as well, so you can immerse yourself in our community by trying a class without committing to a full membership.
Please note that all of the programs listed below require you to be registered through YMCA Membership Services before attending the first class. Space may be limited and tends to fill up quickly; please be aware of Registration Dates and register early to avoid disappointment.
Bridge: (ages 16+) Recreational intermediate bridge. It's important to keep your brain fit too! Enjoy the social aspect of this card group and leave smiling.
Boot Camp: Progressive: (Members only) Weekly progression of strength, endurance and cardio exercises. Functional fitness testing at stat and end of the session.
Seniors & Weights: (Members only) 6-week program designed for those ages 55+. It will help to get you started & keep you going on a fitness program using weights. Your health concerns & goals will be taken into account when designing personalized programs.
Strength Training 101: (Members only) The focus of this 6 week course is on putting what you have learned into building a new routine of physical activity including proper posture, form and execution of movement with our helpful staff assisting you along the way towards reaching your goal. The course will also introduce new exercises, focus on free weights and everything else our facility has to offer.
Small Group Training: (Members Only) Great opportunities to meet new people, learn new things, motivate yourself and work out as a group. New classes each session.
A: Use it & Lose it - a weight shrink work out challenge with motivation and encouragement from an instructor
B: Guided Weight Training - Receive guidance from staff on how to begin or improve your workout
C: Gravity: Progressive - Weekly progression of strength and endurance exercises using the gravity machines
D: Adventure Race Training - Designed to prepare you for the adventure race of your choice
W8 Loss Express: (Members Only) A program designed to use your own body weight to effectively lose weight in a short workout. Additional motivation, nutritional information and weekly workout included.
Triathlon: (Members Only) This is a triathlon based training program that incorporates drills focusing on the three components - swim, bike and run. At the end of the session will be a fun mock triathlon with prizes to be won! No experience is necessary; just a willingness to have fun and push yourself!
Yoga: Hatha: Yoga means union, a coming together of mind, body and spirit. Your flexibility, strength and concentration will be improved through a series of yoga postures and breathing techniques. Comfortable clothing and willingness to try new things is all you need to participate. Drop in available if space permits; fee applies.
Tai Chi: This ancient practise is a series of 108 slow, graceful movements developed in the 12th century by a Taoist monk. All at the same time, it is a health exercise, a method of meditation and a martial art. Here we will emphasize the health aspects of this art. The movements are specially designed to relieve stress and fatigue while developing strength, flexibility and concentration. Participants will learn small portions of the set each class until the complete set is learned.
At our YMCA we offer Tai Chi 1, for beginners; Tai Chi 2, for members part way through learning set of 108 moves; and Tai Chi 3, for those who have learned the full set of moves.