Get New Year fitness gear at these Calgary shops

You'll have to admit, putting on the Christmastime pounds was delicious. But now that you’ve decided to work off that shortbread, stuffing and mounds of mashed potatoes, these fitness stores can help make the payback smooth, if not painless.

Fitness Depot

7-700 58th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2E2

A Canadian fitness equipment mega-store with locations in north and south Calgary, Fitness Depot’s selection of physical training equipment stretches nearly as far as the eye can see. Cardio equipment includes treadmills, stationary bikes and rowing machines. Strength training gear includes free weights and weight-training equipment as well as an array of home gyms.

Fitness West

7130 Fisher Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0W3

Another fitness warehouse chock-a-block with the gear to match your New Year exercise ambitions, Connected Fitness is located a short distance from Macleod Trail and 71st Avenue Southeast. Post-holiday chub-burners include treadmills, elliptical trainers and a tidy selection of exercise bikes in several styles. Also check out cable trainers and home gyms as well as weight benches and other exercise station equipment.

Fitness Equipment of Calgary

412-10816 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 5N8

Get your year off to a healthy start at Fitness Equipment of Calgary in Willow Park Village. Home-workout building blocks include cross-fit racks and rigs as well as all the bars, balls and boxes that accompany. Customize your complete workout regime with cardio training devices from treadmills and rowing machines to stationary bikes and elliptical trainers.

Physique Fitness Stores

628 Manitou Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4C5

Let ’er rip on a rowing machine, run for your life on a treadmill or do whatever it is you do on an elliptical. Physique Fitness carries all these devices and many more. The store is also well stocked with vibration machines and boxing equipment as well as yoga and Pilates accessories.

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