Are you ready for Strong by Zumba??? Its coming….. #strongbyzumba #zumba

Strong by Zumba.pngBe the healthiest version of yourself this year and come visit us at the YWCA for a FREE WEEK at our Fitness Center located at 75 MacNab St. S, Hamilton.
Try great new classes like STRONG by Zumba™ !  Starts Thursday January 12 at 5:30pm!
STRONG by Zumba™ combines high intensity interval training with the science of synced music motivation.  The music in STRONG by Zumba™ was crafted to drive the intensity in a challenging progression that provides a total body workout. The result?  A group fitness experience like no other.”

Can’t get out of the office to get to the YW for a workout…..we can bring the workout to you!!

With YWCA’s Fit@Work program, our instructors come to you!!  Check out the flyer for more information!


Calling all Baby Bootcampers!!!!





Volunteer Opportunity! Seniors Peer Connector Program!


Interested in learning more about fitness?

Our fitness programs and education courses can help you do just that!  This program can help you learn more about muscles and movement, and/or become certified as a Personal Trainer or Group Fitness instructor.  Coming soon, Aquafit instructor training and continuing education for already certified trainers and instructors!

Contact me for more information!  Deanna at 905-522-9922 ext 148





Have a pressing fitness question? Join us for “Ask a Trainer” Night.


The Road2Hope with ywcaencore

The experience of being diagnosed with, and battling breast cancer is a difficult one to say the very least.  YWCA Hamilton offers support of all kinds to women facing this challenge, through the ywcaencore program.  ywcaencore is a FREE program for women that have had breast cancer at any point in their lives.  This program includes the support of women who are battling, or have battled themselves, provides specific and appropriate gentle exercises on land and in water and is lead by an amazing woman, Anne Marie (see her photo and read her story below), who has been through this journey herself.

All of this, as mentioned, is offered to participants for FREE.  As such the YWCA works to fundraise to support women in this program.  We have our biggest fundraiser coming up November 5th and 6th-the Road2Hope race series ( whereby one can register for the race, and CHOOSE YWCA ENCORE PROGRAM as your charity of choice, and then gather sponsors for your chosen race!

Or, if you’re not in to racing, but still want to support this amazing program, please head to one of the following links, and sponsor one of our hard working staff who are running (and one is Zumba-ing!!!!).

Anne Marie Collingwood:
Jennifer Gavin:
Marnie Warman:
Anne Marie’s message:
“I can’t believe it has been 10 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I clearly recall during my treatment asking God to bring something “GOOD” from this hardship and I believe it was YWCA ENCORE. For me, this has been my purpose as the Coordinator of this amazing program that is free for women of all ages and stages that have been through breast cancer. Women come to this gentle exercise program and are educated and empowered and uplifted and learn they are not alone on this journey. Please support it – YWCA ENCORE CHANGES LIVES and brings women REAL HOPE in REAL DARK circumstances. 100% of your donation will go towards offering more women the opportunity to to participate in more sessions. These women of ENCORE have been my inspiration to continue to raise funds. Support women that have been through breast cancer. They are courageous and resilient – give them this gift of HOPE. With heartfelt appreciation”, Anne Marie

Baby Bootcamp!! This summer-on land and at sea (well, in the pool!)

Moms-are you looking to get moving with your baby and at the same time, connect with other moms?  We’ve got the answer for you! Baby Bootcamp, and new this summer, we’re taking it to the pool with Aqua Baby Bootcamp!  Check it out:


Nordic Pole Walking!! Give it a try!

Looking for a new activity for Spring?  Why not give Nordic Walking a try!  You may have seen this all around the city, and if so, many of those groups may have been YWCA Hamilton!

Click here for our upcoming program information:  NPW Classes blog

Here are a few shots from our wonderful Nordic Walkers throughout the city!!  Come and join in the fun!

Screen for Life

The Screen for Life coach bus will be making a stop at our YWCA MacNab location next Tuesday, March 22, 9:00am-4:30pm.  Bring your health card and get screened for breast, cervical and colon cancer all in one visit.  It only takes a few minutes and can save your life!


Once you’re finished getting screened, drop by our fitness centre and check us out.  Meet some of our staff and volunteers and pick up your free one week pass!