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.
Voted Best Gym in the Bay Area 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, World Gym San Francisco is home to plentiful cardio and weight machines, group fitness classes, and chiropractic care facilities. After receiving a towel in the sea foam-green lobby, guests set foot in one of the gym's spacious exercise rooms to stretch on mats while waiting for exercise balls to hatch into personal trainers. Inside cardio rooms equipped with flat screen TVs, guests can catch up on news while their hearts catch up on skipped beats.
Steam rooms and dry saunas relax bodies tuckered from group classes such as boxing, spin, and yoga. A cafe vends fresh smoothies approved by the gym's nutrition programs, and a tanning bed bronzes newly toned physiques.
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.
The internationally certified black belt instructors at Tien Lung Taekwon-Do Club help students build self-confidence and physical fitness with self-defence programs and seminars. With numerous staff members serving on the Canadian National Team, Tien Lung prepares students for tournaments or instructor certification with competitive and leadership programs. Parent-and-tot classes start tots 2?3 years old on a path to physical fitness, and after-school programs provide a martial-arts alternative to daycare or dropping little ones off at the nearest backyard wrestling match.
Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm offers more than twisting paths through the cornstalks. The fun farm teems with family-friendly attractions, including a miniature-golf course, a massive slide, a mining tower, and trampoline-like jumping pillows borrowed from ogres with chronic neck problems. Visitors can also pelt each other with harmless, foam Nerf balls in the Friendly Fire game.
But that's all: sprawled over 10 acres, the large maze at Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm can keep people searching for an exit for hours. But the wanderers are not entirely left to their own devices. Throughout the bucolic labyrinth, guests encounter stations with clues and activities that should help them on their way?though even those might be tricky to find if visitors choose to navigate by night. The farm, which received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2014, also offers a 3-acre maze surmountable for families and small kids, who can complete it in roughly 20 minutes.
At b? HOT YOGA, yogis of all levels practice poses designed to pump fresh oxygen through the body. To build strength and flexibility, poses are taught in a progressive sequence. In addition to complementing the poses, two deep-breathing techniques melt stress by purging mental clutter. Balmy temperatures infuse the practice space in some sessions, promoting litheness and drawing toxins to the skin?s surface. Impurities can then exit through beads of sweat, making the body feel energized and refreshed.