Exercise of the Month: Clamshells


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Exercise of the Month: Hamstring Curls on a Swiss Ball


This challenging and underrated exercise is very good at engaging your entire back side of your body. It focuses on strengthening the hamstrings, glutes, lower/mid back to help create balance in your usually front strong body. This exercise can help to reduce or eliminate back pain if done properly and it helps to strengthen your core by bringing balance work into the mix. See below for more benefits of the exercise, the technique, and variations!

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What’s New On Optimal?


Lots of things happening this month on Optimal for you to choose from! We have two new workshops available to you if you are looking to expand your knowledge: “Know Your Numbers” (February 12th @10:00 AM MT) and “Stress & Your Heart Health” (February 23rd @ 10 AM MT). If you are looking to clean up your Mind, Body, & Soul we also have three different programs available that begin this month: “Optimal Nutrition (4 Week Group Coaching)”, “Heart Health […]

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What’s Going On In February?


Did you know that February is Heart Health Month? In honor of this Calgary City Centre Fitness will be running a Healthy Heart Cardio Challenge and we have a special on Multi Drop-in Passes for Group Exercise! Click the button below to download and print your Health Heart Cardio Tracker. Healthy Heart Cardio Trackers are also available at the front desk! If you have any questions about doing hamstring curls on the Swiss Ball please ask a staff member for […]

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Exercise of the Month: TRX Row


This very adaptable exercise can be as difficult or as easy as you are needing for that day. It focuses on strengthening the muscles in the arms & upper/mid back to help create better posture. Working on better posture helps to reduce or eliminate back pain. See below for more benefits of the exercise, the technique, and variations!

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Happy Holidays!


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Just a few reminders as we move into the holidays: The facility will be unstaffed from December 24th to January 2nd. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the facility please email brasmussen-thorson@livnorth.com. There will be no classes between December 23rd and January 2nd. Calgary City Centre Fitness will be CLOSED for a deep clean of the facility on December 27th. The facility will reopen December 28th at 5:00 am but it will still be unstaffed. Merry Christmas! Happy […]

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December Challenge


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This month we Calgary City Centre Fitness Centre is running an online virtual fitness class challenge. It is free to join. All you have to do is login to Optimal and select the 12 days of Fit-mas workout videos to do for your workout for that day! Doing the videos/live classes allows to to accumulate points in hopes of winning an Amazon gift card. All workouts are holiday themed to keep you going though this busy and stressful time of […]

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Exercise of the Month December: TRX Reverse Lunge


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Challenge yourself with this month’s exercise! Work on symmetry, balance, core, and leg strength with the TRX reverse lunge!

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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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