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Health and Wellness

We’re more than a gym.


As you may be aware, in 2021 we  made the difficult decision to permanently close the pool at YWCA Hamilton’s 75 MacNab Street South location.  Read the full announcement here.

Fortunately, the closing of the pool has provided us the opportunity to establish a permanent home for Carole Anne’s Place, which is currently being run out of the Senior’s Active Living Centre. Construction is underway, and once complete,  we look forward to welcoming our members and the community to our MacNab St. location for a wide range of  holistic health and wellness programming.

In the interim, the Putman Family YWCA located at 52 Ottawa St. N is open for in-person programming for seniors 55+, and Fit From Home virtual fitness programming is available via Zoom for members of all ages and abilities. Virtual and in-home personal training options are also available.

We thank you for your patience and encourage you to reach out to Rana Aldibs at for inquiries about our virtual programs, or Duncan Young at for inquiries regarding in-person 55+ programing at the Putman Family YWCA.


The Health and Wellness Team


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 about YWCA Hamilton Senior’s Living Centre, please contact:

MacNab location:
Robin Mech 905-522-9922 ext. 173

Ottawa Street location:
Duncan Young 905-522-9922 ext. 541

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.

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


Specialized Health and Wellness Programs

Fit From Home invites you to our FREE Meditation Practice

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions.

For more information or to register please contact Liliana Figueredo at

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.

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

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

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 or 905-546-2424 ext. 4750

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

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

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