Niche fitness studios in Calgary

Gone are the days when you simply hopped on a treadmill or a stationary bicycle to get a good sweat going. Calgary’s fitness scene is bursting at the seams with all sorts of unique fitness experiences. These niche studios offer everything from stationary surfing to high intensity spin classes. Take your pick of these unique fitness studios that will get your heart rate up and your body fit.

Studio Revolution

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313 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A5

Gone are the days when you’d need a real beach on a bona fide ocean to get your surf on. Studio Revolution, just east of Fourth Street on 17th Avenue Southwest, offers year-round dry, indoor surf workouts to land-locked city surfers. Setting the mood, the bright and sunny studio features wall-to-wall oceanside imagery. Envision yourself riding the waves as you take part in these energetic classes. Channel your inner Gidget as you balance your way to a super-strong core on a stationary surfboard. The Surf Salutations class combines yoga with boarding.

Barre Body Studio

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4251 Bow Trail SW, Calgary, AB T3C 2G1

Tap into your inner ballerina when you sign up for barre classes at Barre Body Studio. Barre exercise involves using a ballet barre (handrail) to strength and stretch your body. Barre Body Studio is similar to a dance studio with hardwood floors, mirrored walls and barres installed around the room. Barre Body Fit, its most popular class, is a full-body workout that focuses on strength and flexibility. This is a low impact studio practice – perfect for people who aren’t interested in high-intensity group classes.

Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates

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919 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S5

Find inner peace and strength when you visit Junction 9 Yoga & Pilates. This welcoming and relaxed Inglewood studio offers a selection of yoga and Pilates group classes as well as workshops and personal training. Classes include flow, prenatal and much more. As a prerequisite to Junction 9’s Pilates classes, patrons are required to take a basics workshop as a foundation for more intensive courses. The studio space features a gorgeous café where you can enjoy a healthy post-workout cold-pressed juice and nut-milk lattes.

One Cycle Spin Studio

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2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8

Take One Cycle for a spin, and discover how you can amp up your ordinary gym routine. One Cycle spin classes are designed to get your heart racing and your muscles burning. The classes feature a low impact aerobic spin-bike workout as well as core and arm exercises with light weights. The studio’s early morning classes are its most popular, so be sure to register early to claim your spot. New to spin? For your first class, you can purchase or rent shoes at the studio.

Fierce Girl Fitness

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822 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5

This female-focused fitness studio is all about helping its clients get the most out of their workout while having a lot of fun. The glamorous pink, black and white space inspires customers to discover their inner sexy gal while participating in fierce and feisty group classes. Fierce Girl Fitness offers everything from hip-hop dance classes to upper-body workouts that focus on toning your arms and shoulders. It even offers pole-dancing classes for those who are looking for a challenging and adventurous core workout.

Victoria Park Crossfit

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300A 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

It’s no secret that in Calgary, CrossFit training enjoys a near religious following. Combining weight and cardiovascular exercise, clients move tires, climb ropes and more to get their sweat on. Named for its neighbourhood, this new studio is devoid of treadmills and elliptical machines, opting for a no-nonsense fitness environment. Victoria Park CrossFit offers a variety of group classes as well as one-on-one consultations to help you reach your fitness goals.

Hot Shop Hot Yoga

Fans of hot yoga will want to pop into one of three warm and tranquil Hot Shop spaces for its full-body, hot-yoga workouts. The room really heats up, so you’ll want to dress accordingly. Things get even hotter during special DJ evening vinyasa flow classes such as the studio’s yoga vibe sessions, in which the instructor sets the style and pace to music.

Body Rock Fitness

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119 9A Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 9C5

Offering personal training and small-group fitness classes, Body Rock Fitness is known for high-intensity workouts set to great music. Amazing shoulders are within reach with its rowing-and-strength exercise combo class – navigate the rowing machine, then switch to floor workouts. Additional offerings include TRX suspension exercise sessions, combat martial arts-style workouts for all fitness levels, and barre (dance rail) classes.

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