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, available at any of 10 area locations—City Centre, Clareview, Gateway, Glenora, Jasper Avenue, Kensington, Londonderry, Mayfield, St. Albert Trail, or Whitemud (a $180 value). You have a choice of the following four start dates: May 2, June 20, August 8, or 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 non-members 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 teach cadets how to defend the earth against armies of invading extraterrestrials. While aiming to push enrollees to new fitness heights, drill instructors nevertheless avoid drill-sergeant hectoring and maintain an emphasis on fun. Classes can be held indoors when the weather doesn't cooperate and can be held in an invisible fourth dimension when the indoors facility gets stuffy. See each location's class schedule by selecting an Edmonton location in the drop-down menu here. Classes are not held on Victoria Day, Labour Day, or during August Long Weekend.
Founded 27 years ago with a single small club, World Health expanded its healthy presence across Alberta, with locations in Calgary and Edmonton. Ultramodern equipment and friendly staffers fill each hub, supplementing a variety of fitness classes and personal-training sessions. 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-defense 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.