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Health and Wellness

We’re more than a gym.


Since Covid-19 hit , YWCA Hamilton has had to face serious questions about how it operates, whether it is meeting its clients’ needs, and what changes should be made going forward.

With this in mind, our leadership has made the difficult decision to permanently close the pool at YWCA Hamilton’s 75 MacNab Street South location.  Read the full announcement here.

The YWCA Hamilton Health and Wellness Team continues to plan for a re-opening of the MacNab Street Fitness Centre as well as both of the Active Living Centres 55+.

We are currently offering personal training sessions both virtually and in person.
We are working to ensure a safe return to our Fitness Centre and both Active Living Centre 55+ locations. Programs will remain virtual until we can ensure a safe return for all participants.

We thank you for your patience and encourage you to reach out to Rana Aldibs at raldibs@ywcahamilton.org for inquiries about our programming.


The Health and Wellness Team


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YWCA Hamilton operates two Seniors’ Active Living Centres that provide affordable programs and services for adults 55+ to enrich and support independent active living.

A variety of health and wellness programs are offered to promote physical and emotional well-being; programs focusing on skill development and social programs to build community and build connections with other seniors.

Seniors have access to special reduced rates for the FITpass.

For more information, contact our Seniors’ Active Living Centre 905-529-7727

Free exercise programs for adults 55+ who speak Punjabi. This program is fully offered in Punjabi! Seniors receive health education and participate in group fitness and social time and is offered at the Dominic Agostino Community Centre located at 150 Violet Drive, Stoney Creek.

For more information please contact Roo Seema at 905-546-2424 ext. 4284

The program is a group fitness class that is designed to be safe and effective for those who have osteoporosis or are at risk of osteoporosis. Free program with a valid YWCA Fit Pass.

For more information or to register contact Rana Aldibs at 905-522-9922 ext. 180

or raldibs@ywcahamilton.org

Fitness Memberships

FITpass: The all-inclusive FITpass provides access to a full range of energizing classes (Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Zumba are all included specialty classes), facilities and equipment available at the YWCA Hamilton. Health & Wellness staff will design an individual program to help you achieve your wellness goals. The FITpass includes unlimited use of YWCA’s full fitness and pool facilities, all fitness classes and all swim classes for adults. We also have a no-hassle cancellation policy. Try our new EXPRESS FIT Programs designed for a 30 minute fit-it-in workout. For more information on fitness programs please contact 905-522-9922.

FITpass Fee (+HST):

Adult $43/month | Senior $39/month |  Student $35/month | One Month $60/month

The Health Pass membership consists of specialized programs for individuals with Heart Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and women recovering from Breast Cancer. This membership begins with a Wellness Consultation to develop a customized fitness program best suited for an individual’s health & wellness needs.

The Health Pass membership consists of specialized programs for individuals with Heart Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and women recovering from Breast Cancer.

Health Pass Fee (+HST): $35/month

Specialized Health and Wellness Programs

ENCOREplus is the umbrella program that includes YWCA Encore, Pilates Beyond Breast Cancer and future Aqua Motion Beyond Breast Cancer programs that support women in different stages of breast cancer recovery.

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Helping you settle in Canada.

YWCA Hamilton’s Join Program is a new immigration and settlement program designed specifically for newcomer women, youth and 2SLGBTQ+ youth. The purpose of Join is to help you settle in your community in every way possible.

From employment counseling and job search support to accessing child care and safe spaces, Join addresses all aspects to support your settlement in Hamilton.

Join us to:

  • get settled in your community
  • prepare for work in Canada and find a job
  • meet friends and make connections
  • get counselling and supports
  • find your people and a safe environment

Our YWCA Hamilton staff team are ready to support you!

Our staff team will support you in providing care for your children while you attend our services and will assist with transportation, translation and interpretation services when in-person services resume.

Our staff team can speak the following languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian

To participate in the Join Program, participants must:

  1. identify as a woman, 2SLGBTQIA+ or non-binary and;
  2. be a Permanent Resident, Protected Person/Convention Refugee or a Live-in Caregiver: Temporary Foreign Worker with an approved work permit

Good Beginnings is a volunteer assistance program available for mothers in Hamilton and the surrounding area with infants younger than 6 months of age. The program provides free in-home support for mothers to cope with challenges of having a new baby,  and/or for women who are at risk of Postpartum Depression. The program involves weekly in-home visits from a trained volunteer who can effectively support mothers for the first 6 months postpartum.

If you know a mother who might benefit from the Good Beginnings program, please contact Liliana Figueredo at 905-522-9922 ext. 310 or lfigueredo@ywcahamilton.org

YWCA Hamilton’s Good Beginnings program is funded in part by United Way Halton & Hamilton.

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This program is designed for women who face financial barriers to participating in physical activity programs. The program includes group fitness classes and health education delivered by qualified fitness staff and is offered at a subsidized rate.

Participants in this program have access to both the Fitness Centre and the pool through the all-inclusive FITpass. To apply for the program, visit the front desk and fill out an application and attach proof of income.  Further details of the program will be discussed with each individual that has met the criteria.

Time: Thursdays beginning at 12:15p.m.

For more information or to register contact Rana Aldibs at 905-522-9922 ext. 180 or raldibs@ywcahamilton.org

YWCA Hamilton’s Woman Alive! program is funded by United Way of Hamilton and Halton.  United Way Halton and Hamilton logo

The program is a specialized post-cardiac rehabilitation program. Participants receive individual exercise programs and supervision from qualified fitness staff.

For more information or to register contact Deborah Hannah at dhannah@ywcahamilton.org or 905-546-2424 ext. 4750

This 10-week program is a  great way for mom and baby to exercise together and to meet other moms in a fun and social class.

Dates: Mondays, beginning January 13, 2020

Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Location: Gym at 75 MacNab Street South

Cost for the 10-week program: $50 + HST for non-member or $25 + HST for members

For more information contact Rana Aldibs at 905-522-9922 ext. 180 or raldibs@ywcahamilton.org

Certified Personal Trainers meet with you to design a workout that is catered to your needs. Private and semi-private sessions are available.

To book your session today or for more information contact Rana Aldibs at 905-522-9922 ext. 180 RAldibs@ywcahamilton.org

Wellness Wednesday Healthy Nutrition

Fit From Home is inviting you to Wellness Wednesdays Educational Sessions.

March is Nutrition Month

Eat well, be well!

For more information or to register please contact Rana Aldibs at raldibs@ywcahamilton.org

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