Upcoming Programs- Fall 2017

Don’t miss out on the great seminars and programs I will be offering this fall at the YWCA Health and Fitness Centre.  Topics include:  Women’s weight training groups, small group training classes focussing on high intensity intervals for maximum calorie burn, and 3 hour seminars on back care!

For any questions please contact me at katherine@optimal-health-coaching.com

To sign up for any program please contact member services at the YWCA at 604-895-5777.  All workshops and classes are open to members and non members.

1 Hour workshop:


Weight training can improve your balance, stability, posture, endurance and functionality. It can also boosts your confidence and mood as well as supports brain function and slows down the aging process. In this lecture Katherine will explain how weight training supports us in achieving an overall lean, functional, healthy body. She will explain how to get started on a basic routine and how to tailor your weight training to your goals. If you have wanted to start weight training, but need some added motivation- this talk is for you!

Thursday, September 14
5:30 – 6:30 pm, 4th fl
Instructor: Katherine Taylor


6 Week Group Programs:


This program is designed for women who want to build confidence in using the machines, free weights, and cable systems to properly lift weights and build strength. Each week you will be guided through a full body workout, and provided with an Ebook to follow along with training in between sessions. The focus of the class will be on form, technique, and preparing you to create a program based on your goals. Group size is limited to 8 participants.

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Women’s Only Area
Sep 19 – Oct 24 (6 classes)
Member $156 / Non-member $192
Instructor: Katherine Taylor


A 45 minute workout is like no other! Using the treadmills for high intensity interval training, combined with body weight and resistance training exercises you are going to feel the burn, and blast calories like never before. This program is designed to take your fitness to the next level over the 6 week program, while keeping you injury free. You will receive a nutritional guideline and lifestyle recommendations to help you reach your goals. This program is not for beginners. Be prepared to sweat! Group size is limited to 4 participants.

Fridays, 1:15 – 2:00 pm, Cardio Room
Sep 22 – Oct 27 (6 classes)
Nov 3 – Dec 8 (6 classess)
Member $150 / Non-member $186
Instructor: Katherine Taylor


3 Hour Workshop:


Do you often have a sore back throughout your day or after exercise? The science shows that sit ups and other flexion motions are detrimental to the spine and can lead to injuries like disc bulges. It is important to work your core muscles in their true intended function – as stabilizing units during movement. Come learn about proper spine mechanics, Katherine’s top 5 favourite core exercises for super strength in the mid section and other strategies to manage your back pain and decrease your risk for injury!

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Member $50 / Non-member $56
Instructor: Katherine Taylor

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