A healthier YOU starts here

We offer group fitness classes designed to keep you healthy, energized and active! Get the ultimate workout with HIIT interval training, reach your fitness goals quicker with our multi-level Bootcamp or try something more relaxing with our gentle yoga classes. Our exciting programs are there to suite any schedule and any level Monday to Sunday.

Program Descriptions

Group Fitness Programs

HIIT – Get the ultimate workout with Interval Training! Challenge and improve your cardiovascular fitness, balance, core strength and muscular endurance in this dynamic, high-energy workout. You will participate in a variety of non-choreographed cardio and resistance intervals throughout the class.

Bootcamp – Meet your fitness goals with this multi-level bootcamp. Challenge your strength, endurance, balance, agility, coordination and speed with drills that include multiple options suited to your fitness level.

Core Strength – Don’t ignore your core! Challenge this important set of muscles in this dedicated core class. You will gain strength through a variety of exercises that work your abdominals, back muscles, glutes and more!

Gentle Fitness – Be gentle on your body while boosting your level of fitness! Improve your endurance, mobility and stability without the stress on your joints. This total body, low-impact workout combines resistance and balance exercises. Suitable for beginners and anyone requiring a modified program.

Full Body Strength – Boost your level of fitness and gain full body strength! Improve you muscle endurance, mobility and stability without the stress on your joints. This total body strengthening workout combines resistance and power. Suitable for all levels.

Hi/Lo – This class is high cardio but low impact. This means you are getting a great choreographed aerobic workout, but you get to control the intensity based on your fitness level. Hi/Lo gives participants the opportunity to perform manageable, low-impact movements between periods of high intensity.

Cycle – Up your cycling skills! Come prepared for a cardiovascular workout that emphasizes proper form, technique and safety. Challenge your endurance and stamina with hills, climbs, sprints and more on an indoor cycling bike.

Yoga – Find your inner strength and balance as you de-stress in this calming class. You will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness through a series of breathing exercises and poses. You will finish the class feeling centered and rejuvenated.

Gentle Yoga – Find your inner strength and balance as you de-stress in this gentle calming class. You will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness through a series of breathing exercises and simple poses. You will finish the class feeling centered and rejuvenated.

Stretch & Relaxation – Lengthen your muscles and calm your mind in this serene class. You will work on stretching, relaxation and mindfulness, incorporating a variety of lengthening movements and calming techniques. This class is for all levels. *A minimum of 3 participants is required to run classes.*

YogafitYogaFit® is modern fitness yoga that intertwines fitness moves with basic yoga postures in a heat building and flowing sequence leading to relaxing stretches and a 10 minute rest.

Early Bird Fitness – Calling all the early birds out there! This 7am fitness class is a Halifax YMCA tradition dating back 30 years! Join this group for 2 days of strength training and 2 days of Cardio then stretch and relax on Friday’s with Yoga. This early morning fitness class is made for all levels and focuses on full body workouts.

Circuit Training – Circuit training is a form of body conditioning that involves endurance training, resistance training, high-intensity aerobics, and exercises performed in a circuit, similar to High-intensity interval training. It targets strength building and muscular endurance.

Zumba – Listen to latin music while learning fast paced dance routines. All levels welcome! Make sure to arrive 5 minutes before the class begins.

Aquatics Centre Programs

Adult Open Swim: A lane-free swim for adults in the Lane Pool, allowing swimmers to move freer in the water while they exercise.

Lane Swim: Increase your endurance and cardiovascular fitness at your own pace. Lane swimming is open to all participants who wish to swim lengths.

AquaFit: The high resistance of water and available equipment offers an excellent workout while minimizing impact on joints. All fitness levels are welcome.

AquaFree: Enjoy the AquaFit music and use of equipment without following along with an instructor.  Allowing users to move at their own pace and using their own workout.

John W. Lindsay YMCA

5640 Sackville Street,
Halifax, NS B3J 1L2

Phone: 902-423-9622

Hours of Operation

Monday: 6am to 8pm
Tuesday: 6am to 8pm
Wednesday: 6am to 8pm
Thursday: 6am to 8pm
Friday: 6am to 8pm
Saturday: 8am to 7pm
Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Jessica Casey,
Director of Memberships and Retention

Jessica.casey@halifax.ymca.ca

Sarah Elliot,
Aquatics Manager

sarah.elliot@halifax.ymca.ca

Lindsay McFarlane,
Health, Fitness & Recreation Manager

lindsay.mcfarlane@halifax.ymca.ca