Across several Edmonton-area parks, the certified instructors of Pursuit Bootcamps lead students of all fitness levels through intense full-body workouts. Exercisers can sign up for several weeks of classes or drop in as their schedule allows. Pursuit Bootcamps complements the workouts with customized nutritional plans based on each client’s goals and eating habits.
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.
Determined to preemptively beat the cancer, heart disease, and diabetes that have plagued her family, Humairah Irfan made some wise and dramatic lifestyle changes—she gave up commercially-altered foods and a sedentary lifestyle in favor of fresh produce and vigorous exercise. At Fit Body Boot Camp, she motivates other women to upend their own preconceived limitations without resorting to the militant yelling and hyper-competitive games of Jenga so often linked with boot camps. Each of her results-oriented, dynamic workouts simultaneously integrate four essential fitness domains—cardio, resistance, core, and flexibility. Fit Body Boot Camp's effective method has been lauded by numerous esteemed publications, including NBC, The Wall Street Journal, Women's Health magazine, and USA Today.
Though boot-camp classes are the bread-and-butter of Humairah's fitness empire, she also hosts weekly Zumba classes. The easy-to-follow Latin dance moves and high-energy tunes fit seamlessly into her philosophy of building confidence through motivation and action.
Inside their "no-frills" training facility, CrossFit Machine Shop owners Angie McNally and Dean Eckel merge several fitness certifications with a shared drive to redefine both their own and their clients' physical limits. Their emphasis on functional CrossFit actions rejects complex equipment for a challenging-yet-common-sense mix of core work, plyometrics, power lifting, and circuit training. During these intense workouts—as well as personal-training services and fitness classes—Angie and Dean stress proper form and a disciplined state of mind for sculpting tougher physiques and avoiding deep-fried sticks of butter. They blast music to spur reps onward amid walls bearing colourful graffiti; however, their shop's industrial interior and lack of kettle-bell-shaped whoopee cushions speak to the duo’s no-nonsense methods.
Snap Fitness has locations on five continents, all open 24/7 and staffed by certified fitness professionals. The Leduc gym houses an expansive workout floor equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tanning machines. Trainers lead personal-training sessions and group fitness classes, as well as additional services such as fitness consultations and nutrition profiles.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of women workouteers in results-getting hour-long workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine like regular teeth brushing. Begin a long day of litigating with a refreshing 5:30 a.m. boot camp session at Fit Body Boot Camp, or end an evening by burning evidence and pounds with a 7 p.m. spinning class at CrossFit Aurora. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate towards individual coaching.