Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine manoeuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
At Lotus Soul Yoga, experienced practitioners and instructors lead a wide variety of yoga classes. The multidisciplinary gym offers styles such as hatha, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, and warm flow. Additionally, the studio offers classes geared towards beginners, pre- or post-natal customers, and even family yoga, which is kid-friendly.
Inner Strength Pilates offers a list of mat, equipment, and specialty classes to get bodices trim and toned; class sizes are kept small for personal attention. Inner Strength's mat classes are conducted using tools such as stability balls, foam rollers, Pilates rings, Thera-Bands, small weights, sliding disks, and a lot of super-motivating eye contact. Beginner classes are usually available four to six times a week in the intimate studio. These introductory classes encompass the basics of Pilates, lay the foundation for lifelong strength, and prepare you for more-advanced machine and resistance work. Specialty classes include a cardio dance class and a hoopdance class, and prenatal and postnatal sessions are available for those needing to get fit after giving birth or to stretch out the baby that's baking inside them.
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.
Bathed in bright, natural light, Shanti Yoga Studio provides a nurturing environment for body benders of all experience levels. Spark early-morning muscle motors with a Sunrise Yoga class, or practice traditional yogic breathing and mind melding in a Hatha or Ashtanga course, offered on alternating days of the week. If your connective tissues need cajoling in order to relax or meditate, try a Yin yoga class, which specifically targets parts of the joints and spine in extended physical exercises. See the schedule here. At Shanti, yoga is practiced as a way of life, and aspiring yogis of all experience levels are welcome to attend classes in an open, accessible studio. As the basis for yoga is to prepare the body for meditation, Shanti also offers meditation courses, where attendees can practice being fully present in life and the afterlives of childhood pets.