5 Best Places to Workout this Winter

Whether you're looking for a tried-and-true method or a hot, trend-setting studio, check out some of Calgary's best!

Don’t start working out simply because it’s a new year and you need that to motivate yourself for a few weeks before you lose interest. Start working out because you love your body and you want to treat it well! We know how hard it can be to get out and exercise in the winter when all you want to do is stay in bed and snuggle underneath the covers. BUT, regular exercise has been proven to:

  • Combat health conditions and diseases.
  • Control weight.
  • Improve your mood.
  • Boost your energy levels.
  • Help you sleep better.
  • And so much more!

Exercising can even be fun, especially when you combine your best friends with some funky lights and a fast beat.  Whether you’re looking for a new workout routine or you simply want to try something new this year, Calgary has a wide variety of exercise options: the tried-and-true methods as well as the hot, new, trend-setting studios. Check out some of our city’s best!

1. UNDRCARD Boxing Studio

Founded in Calgary in 2016, UNDRCARD provides a high-intensity boxing experience, welcoming people of all ages and skill levels. This spring, they are expanding across the country to Vancouver and Toronto so that more people can experience the same burn that you do! With a combination of boxing, cardio and strength training exercises, you will most definitely leave these classes huffing and puffing. Try out Calgary’s hottest boxing studio for three weeks unlimited for just $75.


2. HotShop Hot Yoga & Spin

With three locations scattered across Calgary, there’s always a studio close by to get your next sweat on. HotShop offers a variety of hot yoga and spin classes so that you get the best possible workout every time you visit. One thing particularly unique about HotShop is their half-and-half classes. Spend half of your time in the spin room, working up a sweat with high-intensity cardio, and then head on over to the yoga room, whether you’re moving into a core, flow or yin session to finish off the hour. HotShop also offers a wicked $45 unlimited month to new members, so check out one of these locations to indulge in a month of sweaty workouts guilt-free!


3. Oranj Fitness

Do you like boxing? Or perhaps you’re into spin class. Maybe tomorrow you’d enjoy a barre class followed by a yoga session? Currently, you’ll find Oranj Fitness locations scattered across the Western provinces, however, there is one opening in our very own Kensington this coming spring. Purchase a membership before the studio opens to receive 40% off a regular-priced membership! No matter how you like to get your sweat on, Oranj offers up to 65 classes per week so don’t worry, you can try them all!


4. Lagree

If you haven’t tried Lagree yet, well you better roll up your grippy socks! This core-strengthening, calorie-burning workout is unlike one you’ve ever tried before. Jump onto one of their seemingly complicated machines and you’ll be sweating in mere minutes. Best part: your first class is absolutely free! Visit the Lagree website to learn more about their workouts, their unique machine and how you should prepare for your first class!


5. Ironside Fitness

Whether you’re new to working out or you’re looking to get back into that 3-4-5 times per week routine, Ironside Fitness will be the one to motivate you! This group training facility offers dynamic 45-minute sessions six days a week, each day completely unique from the last. You’ll never do the same workout twice so get ready for the whirlwind of surprises! Call them to sign up for one of their 6-week challenges or get started with three free trial sessions to see what they’re all about.


So, how are you going to get your sweat on, Calgary? We know – try them all!


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