CrossFit Saskatoon improves the physical fitness and well being of eager pupils through the CrossFit training method, which joins together a combination of movements such as pushing, lifting, and running with a variety of equipment, from free weights to a climbing wall. Unlike a standard gymsperience, members of CrossFit Saskatoon aren't abandoned in a sterile labyrinth of barbells, treadmills, and minotaurs, but receive personal coaching in a group environment guided by a knowledgeable trainer. Fostering a supportive group atmosphere is part of the CrossFit approach, which turns training into a sport by folding in motivational, game-like elements of camaraderie and competition, without the conniving influence of multi-million-dollar fitness agents. The principles of CrossFit are explained at length during the intro sessions, which give participants a chance to learn more about the program and experience an actual workout.
A community presence in Saskatoon since 1908, YMCA remains true to its lasting mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, squash courts, and a full gymnasium outfitted with equipment for basketball, volleyball, and rope-skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centre with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, cycling, and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, and art classes. This YMCA outpost further strengthens and unites the Saskatoon community through the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, which raises much-needed funding for kids and families who can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.
Though they owned successful health clubs, the founders of Fitness For 10 were growing frustrated as they floundered to keep profits up while paying salespeople, group fitness trainers, and childcare providers. So they founded Fitness For 10 to cut out the extra fluff, stocking their club with just the workout essentials. Their return to basics paid off, and today, they have more than 10 clubs in the United States and Canada.
At the Regina location, rows of elliptical trainers and other cardio machines line the checkered floor, in addition to three complete exercise circuits, a range of free weights, and SportsArt Fitness strength-training machines. Bright yellow, green, and orange walls energize eyes as guests hit the treadmills or grab exercise balls from the front lobby. After hearty sweat sessions, guests can slip into a tanning bed to bronze their skin for lounging on the beach or distinguishing themselves from their doppelgänger snowmen.
At the age of 26, Hot Yoga on 20th owner Dallas Kruszelnicki was in a great deal of pain. After breaking numerous bones skateboarding and snowboarding, he turned to yoga and soon realized that he had not only found a way to heal but also found his calling. He set about opening Hot Yoga on 20th, outfitting the studio with sustainable cork floors and a wall of mirrors that let students check their alignment and practice winking. The 1,800-square-foot studio uses a state-of-the-art heat-recovery and air-circulation system that keeps temperatures hovering around 42 degrees Celsius for most classes. Hot Yoga on 20th has both male and female changing rooms, each equipped with bathrooms, showers, and lockers.
Three-time tae kwon do world champion and current captain of Team Canada Clint Diekema has taught self-defence and fitness classes at Diekema Taekwondo for more than 14 years. The seasoned instructor categorizes each of his tae kwon do classes by age and belt to ensure that students train alongside others of the same skill level and Power Ranger preference. The 3,000-square-foot training centre's schedule also carves out time for women-only sessions. During classes, students run through a set of warm-up exercises before they can strap on gloves and practice their skills by striking padded shields with their hands and feet.
The experienced trainers at Fitness Focus cater to clients of all experience levels and fitness goals with signature group fitness classes and personal training. The facility’s gym stocks equipment alongside TV screens in an open, naturally lit space for those who wish to monitor their own workouts. To shake things up, they can join one of the 30 classes offered per week such as spinning, MetCon, boxersize, TRX, and Zumba.