Tagged fitness

Winterize your running routine

By Tori Taylor, November 23 2018 — As beautiful as the snow may be, it signifies the start of something truly awful for some of us.  Runners will understand this dreary shift as we move from fresh air and mountain scenery to the smell of sweaty gym gear and a row of TVs somehow always…

Fitness and active-living themed clubs abound at U of C

By Kristy Koehler, September 20 2018 — Students searching for clubs to join and clubs vying for the attention of first-year students packed MacHall for the fall Clubs Week. Interest from new students was high as the booths were busier than ever. Club executives like Alexa Forigo noticed the heightened interest-level. “The difference between Clubs…

Explore these K-Country trails for hikers of all experience levels

By Kristy Koehler, July 12 2018 — Billed as “Alberta’s Mountain Playground,” Kananaskis Country, or K-Country, lies about an hour west of Calgary. The 4,000-square-kilometre area offers hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and rock climbing among views that will take your breath away. Kananaskis is home to plenty of day-use areas, picnic facilities and…

Winter sports to try through the campus Outdoor Centre

By Christie Melhorn, November 21 2017 — Calgary’s biting air and slushy streets don’t exactly beckon us to spend more time outdoors in winter. Most of us prefer to bundle up in a blanket and admire the snow from afar. Despite how cold and uncomfortable the season can be, it has inspired fun outdoor activities…

Five cool and affordable places to workout off campus

By Christie Melhorn, October 13 2017 — The University of Calgary campus has many accessible and cost-effective fitness options. But if you’re a part-time student or only have classes a few days a week, coming to campus just to work out can be a hassle. Fortunately, Calgary’s fitness scene is rich with fun, diverse workout…

Gain strength and make new friends at Barre Body Studio

By Jesse Stilwell, October 3, 2017  After being a member of Barre Body Studio (BBS) for almost a year, my addiction to their workouts remains strong. I look forward to entering the welcoming environment, joking with my favourite instructors and leaving feeling strong, beautiful and like I have Beyonce’s butt. The studio was voted the…

Stampede showcases Calgary’s strongman community

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — The Calgary Stampede boasted a new attraction this year alongside its world-renowned rodeo and deep-fried goods­ — the Strongman Competition. The competition took place from July 14–16 and was divided into amateur and professional divisions. Contestants lifted several heavy objects, including atlas stones, axle bars and even Stampede…

Try working out on an empty stomach

By Christie Melhorn, May 24th, 2017 — Properly fueling your body for a workout is critical in maintaining a healthy balance of diet and exercise. However, there are many theories about when you should fuel to maximize results. Fitness enthusiasts who promote fasted cardio — or, cardio on an empty stomach — argue it is…

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