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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 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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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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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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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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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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