Best Ways To Stay Fit In Your Community During The Winter

When temperatures are below 0, many lack the motivation to keep active. Our human mentality is to “hibernate” in the winter. We cozy up under the blankets to watch TV, eat a little more and do a little less. While there’s nothing wrong with snuggling up to your loved ones and enjoying the celebratory meals the holidays bring, like anything in life, too much of something isn’t a good thing! While it may be hard to even imagine leaving your warm nest to brave the cool temperatures, this is the season that we actually need to focus on our health the most! Since winter is due for the flu, illness and the blues, our body is actually begging us to stay active and boost our immune system.

Luckily, there’s plenty of opportunities to stay fit, both inside and outside! We’ve compiled a list of some gorgeous trails we think are worth trying out as well as some nearby fitness centres that will keep your body moving with their fabulous workout classes!

  McHugh Bluff Stairs

McHugh Bluff Stairs

These iconic stairs in Calgary are meant for all walks of life. You’ll find people of all skill levels, with different missions and goals. Cardio is a great way to tone your legs and hamstrings. The stairs give you a great view into the heart of the city and there’s a river once you climb your way to the top!

 

  Prince Island’s Park

Prince Island’s Park

This beautiful park is located in the downtown neighbourhood of Eau Claire and there are plenty of trees and green spaces all around the trails.

 

  South Glenmore Park

South Glenmore Park

South Glenmore Park boasts a myriad of different natural landscapes and terrains which are sure to keep your run interesting as you can take in the natural beauty around you. There’s a reservoir, a conservation area, a river and a glorious sunset.

 

  West Bragg Creek Trail Head

West Bragg Creek Trail Head

One of the best things about living in Calgary is how conveniently close we are to the Rockies! There are so many exciting pathways winding around tall trees, be ready for the kind of trek that will leave you sweating and satisfied.

 

  Big Hill Springs

Big Hill Springs

This one’s about 40 minutes out of the city but bring the family along and you’ve got yourself a mini expedition! What sets this trail apart is it’s gorgeous waterfalls. It’s also mostly all fla the whole way so it’s great for beginners!



Fitness Centres

Barre Belle

There’s four locations in Calgary so it’s hard to miss! Specializing in barre-related workouts, this women’s gym incorporates intense plyometrics and compound exercises using the dance principle to get you lean and fit.

YYC Cycle

This indoor cycling gym gives biker gangs a whole new name. Cycle away in a group setting to high energy music and promote cardiovascular health, toning muscles in legs, core and upper-body.

Rumble Boxing

Boxing is regarded as one of the most intensive full body workouts you could possibly do. Fight for your health at Rumble boxing and prepared to be amazed at how good it feels to have your heart racing after a good match. It’s a hardcore workout and not for everybody but challenging yourself can bring you to new opportunities!

Lagree YYC

The classes are broken down into levels and focus on keeping each class small as to ensure personalized training with the trainer. This is a full body workout that is performed slowly as to not put pressure on the joints.

UNDRCARD

Inspired by the nightclub scene, this boxing studio is led by Calgary’s top instructors and concentrates on increasing aerobic and anaerobic capacity among other things. It features a coffee and juice bar as well as an apparel shop.

Connor Brown