Author Archives: Jennifer Abbott

Winner of the August Smoothie Challenge


Congratulations to CONOR SULLIVAN for winning the draw for the $25 Booster Juice Gift Card! A big THANK YOU to all of the 75 members that participated in this challenge; you all have helped to make this the most successful challenge since coming back from the pandemic. If you have any suggestions of prizes or challenges that you would like to see, please contact Bridget at Brasmussen-thorson@livnorth.com.

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Exercise of the Month September: Adductor Wall Sit


Benefits of Adductor Wall Sit The Adductor Wall Sit exercise is a safe and effective way to strengthen and stabilize the core, glutes, quads, adductors, and pelvic floor muscles. This improves pelvic floor, glute, & leg strength while helping to relieve & prevent low back pain. Technique Stand with shoulders resting against the wall and feet hip width apart at an angle about one and a half feet to 2 feet from the wall. You will know that you are […]

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What’s Going On In September?


Introducing Pop-up classes! Member’s can now enjoy more styles of classes. These pop-up classes will be included with a member’s unlimited class pass or they may purchase a drop in class pass to attend. Pop-up classes will happen once every 2-4 weeks! First up on the list Zumba! New group exercise class schedule for the Fall will begin September 12th! The new schedule includes more optimal times for members and an additional class. Spin Express will be added to the […]

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What’s Going On In August?!?


Exercise of the Month: Dead Bug Calgary City Centre’s Exercise of the month is Dead Bug! This core exercise strengthens the stabilizing muscles around the spine, hips, and shoulders while burning those abdominal muscles! Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month: Look out for the “Back At It” workout coming soon in honor of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month! What’s New on Optimal? If interested in attending these live virtual workshops please click the link to Optimal on the Membership page! Reminders […]

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Short Staffed This Week


Just letting our members and our future members know that we are a bit short staffed this week (7/25/22 – 7/29/22). As a result our staff will be teaching in the studio more often than usual. If you are having trouble booking a tour/signing up, you have a question, or you would like to discuss something; please email Bridget @ brasmussen-thorson@livnorth.com. We apologize if this causes you any inconvenience.

Exercise of the Month: Pistol Squat


Benefits of a Pistol Squat It is an extremely challenging exercise that requires very strong leg muscles, a high level of balance, and a good degree of flexibility. Due to the outward leg being used as a counter balance, you can really work the full range of muscle contraction. Benefits Isolation of each leg for balancing strength deficits Full range of muscle recruitment Improves the posterior chain strength Increase general flexibility and mobility along the posterior chain. Increases ankle joint […]

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Spotlight on Optimal


Did you know that with your Calgary City Centre Fitness Membership comes free access to Optimal? What is Optimal? Optimal is an online database of free live exercise classes and wellness events. Purpose: To help you to succeed with your health & wellness goals in anyway possible. Some of our members are working hybrid schedules & some are back to the everyday travel of normal life. Whatever stage you are at; we want you to be able to fit in […]

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What’s Going On In June?


June Hundred Challenge We want to encourage you to get into a fitness routine! The 100 Challenge only take 5 to 10 minutes per day! Start off slow and slowly build through the month to get to 100 reps/seconds of 1 to 4 primary exercises. Check out the June Hundred Challenge post for more information or check out @cccfityyc on Facebook or Instagram! Step Up Your Golf Game This Summer! Warmer weather means more trips to the links! Join us […]

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Exercise of the Month: Chaturanga


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Benefits of a Chaturanga Chaturanga strengthens and tones the wrists, arms, abdominal muscles, and lower back. It prepares the body for more challenging arm balances. Similar to a traditional push-up, it also strengthens the muscles surrounding the spine, which helps to improve posture. Technique Begin in Plank Pose Keeping the elbows directly over the wrists, slowly lower the body to hover a few inches above the floor, keep the back flat Lift through the chest, keeping the shoulders in line […]