Going to the gym, like going to the dentist, is beneficial to one's health, may occasionally involve drills, and feels incredible under the influence of nitrous oxide. Catch a whiff of wellness with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a six-week boot camp at World Health (up to a $180 value). The boot camp is available at any of World Health's eight area locations: Edgemont, North Hill, Fifth Avenue Place, Bay, Richmond, MacLeod, Sunridge, and Midnapore. Boot camps start on May 2, June 20, August 8, and September 26.
World Health is an adult-oriented private health club whose staff stays on top of the latest trends in health and fitness through continuing education. Gym members and nonmembers alike can sweat out their calories en masse in World Health's outdoor boot camps. Highly trained fitness instructors lead recruits through challenging military-style drills designed to build strength, burn calories, increase endurance, and defend against invading extraterrestrials. While aiming to push enrollees to new fitness heights, drill instructors avoid drill-sergeant hectoring and maintain an emphasis on fun. Classes can be held indoors when the sun gives the earth the silent treatment. See each location's class schedule by selecting a Calgary location in the drop-down menu here. Classes are not held on Victoria Day, Labour Day, or during August Long Weekend.
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.