Though its store is filled with helmets, bike parts, and riding accessories, Rebound Cycle aspires to be a classroom. Its bike-savvy staff members "strive to be educators, not suppliers"—according to the store's mission statement—as they set riders up with ideal wheels and rental gear for day trips down Legacy Trail. They place special emphasis on comfort through customized services; for example, they adjust cycle components to suit a customer's body type, range of motion, and prior injuries during two-hour bike fittings in their studio. In line with its educational mission and community spirit, the staff maintains a schedule of upcoming group rides and races, and composes online tutorials that cover common questions, such as how to select a safe seat.
Rebound Cycle sees its "students" off on fully assembled and test-ridden bikes from Giant, Trek, Niner, and other brands, often decked out with accessories including cup-holders and tire pumps. Staff members attend recurring training sessions with experts from various factories, ensuring that they can tune up or completely overhaul almost any cycle, even the types that they don't sell. An environmental-consciousness policy dictates that they recycle the cardboard, oil, and packing materials that pass through the locally owned shop.
Founded 29 years ago with a single, small club, World Health expanded its healthy presence across Calgary with today's 7 locations. Ultramodern equipment and friendly staffers fill each hub, supplementing a variety of group fitness classes and personal-training sessions with flexible membership options. In Revs and Revs Plus classes, bike-mounted students pedal through aerobic drills before slow-downs allow for safe speed-bump crossing and heart-rate recovery. Fight-inspired Kick classes coalesce self-defence moves from karate, boxing, and kickboxing; Breathe?s gentle combination of yoga, Pilates, and tai chi beckons internal peace with flexibility and balance exercises. For a solo workout session, personable trainers customize sessions that chase each individual?s fitness goals. With the help of a personal trainer, exercisers often note a greater sense of motivation and accountability, improved fitness and nutritional knowledge, and biceps that literally take the shape of pistols.
Heritage Ranch immerses visitors in its idyllic woodlands crisscrossed by old dirt trails over which horses pull carriages, wagons, and sleighs that look as though they've rolled straight out of history. Under the tree canopies, couples can devote their time on the ranch to one another with romantic date night packages that combine carriage & sleigh rides with dinner and wine at Westlake Grille. The sound of laughter from children and families can be heard during trail rides as they wend through the property's 217 acres of parkland—equivalent to one clydesdale football field—and camps keep the good times coming during the summer.
Originally a 9-hole course upon its opening in 1978, community-owned The Bridges at Claresholm expanded into an 18-hole course in 2005 after designer Les Furber spent four years expertly crafting a back nine. Four tee boxes and attachable Gadget arms precede each hole, allowing patrons to adjust their distance to the green and driving angle to better avoid obstacles such as 12 water hazards. The Bridges at Claresholm also employs golf expert Lyle Broderson to offer private, semiprivate, or group lessons to golfers looking to make improvements, and hosts tournaments and male, female, and gopher leagues. Additionally, an on-site pro shop supplies participants with essential gear such as balls, clubs, and golf-suitable clothing, and Putter's Restaurant & Catering in the facility's clubhouse satiates visitors with weekly specials such as the Friday-night all-you-can-eat fish fry.
Although not situated on a stretch of coastal land, Muirfield Lakes Golf Club certainly adopts many characteristics of a classic links-style golf course. Rising mounds, undulating terrain, and a lack of dense tree lines all characterize the layout of this par 70, 6,207-yard course. Golfers enjoy hitting into open fairways, but are often challenged by pot bunkers and occasional water hazards located near slick bentgrass greens. After rounds, players can head to the pub house for frosty beverages and classic grill fare such as sandwiches, steaks, and wings.
Wellness Within began as a small office with one massage therapist and one massage room. It rapidly grew into an alternative health clinic that includes yoga classes, an organic spa, a college of massage and wellness, and a boutique. Softly lit private treatment rooms host massages and acupuncture, and an infrared sauna helps relieve aches and stress. A sextet of instructors hosts nine classes, such as Mom and Baby yoga, as well as a kids' yoga camp where youth mix quiet time with games and stretching exercises.
Wellness Within’s boutique is located in the lobby, like the least frequently used hotel bathtubs. Bracelets dangle from dishes atop wooden tables, necklaces hang off branches on a tree, and shiny teapots glisten in navy, bright green, orange, and white.