Edmonton Fitness Classes for Beginners
by Travis Wade
Top 5 Places To Work Out In Edmonton
Edmonton Fitness offers many different types of classes for all levels of fitness. Whether you’re looking for a fun class that will keep you motivated, or a challenging workout that will leave you sore, there’s something for everyone at Edmonton Fitness.
Travis Wade Fitness Inc.
Travis Wade takes a holistic approach to fitness giving you a much bigger bang for your buck. He helps you improve confidence, happiness, health, and fitness through exercise, diet, and many other modalities that enhance lifestyles.
The exercise portion is with Travis Wade who is a twelve-year veteran trainer and as much as possible with Tendayi Tichiwanhuyi. Tendayi has his masters in kinesiology and ergonomics. He is a registered massage therapist and a certified tennis coach! I know a few trainers that have their degree but Tendayi is the only one I know that has his masters and he has two masters!
Normally the price of personal training with a trainer of Tendayi’s caliber would be unaffordable for the average person but at Travis Wade Fitness they make it very affordable. Tendayi can train professional athletes but his favourite is to train beginners that are serious about making changes in their life.
They have a nice quaint training studio at 9853 80 ave in Edmonton equipped with competition bench-press and squat-rack with bumper plates and platform. They also have all the cable pulley machines needed, a pull-up bar, heavy bag, agility gear, leg-press, plyometric equipment, kettlebells, dumbbells, TRX, and many others.
If you’re serious about getting in shape but don’t know how, come see the people at Travis Wade Fitness.
The people at Evolve Strength did their homework and came up with a great facility that incorporates many types of training. They have cross-fit equipment, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, strongman, body building, speed and agility, and everything you can think of a gym might need.
To top all that off they offer many personal trainers to help you with your training needs. Their trainers are not beginners and offer knowledge in their specialty. Whatever type of training you are looking for they will have a trainer to match your needs.
One of the added benefits with Evolve is their focus on recovery. They have many services on site to help with recovery including massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, mental health therapy, orthopedic surgeons, acupuncture, and dieticians. All under one roof!
They have three facilities in Edmonton; one on the northside, one downtown, and one on the south side. Have a look at your membership options with Evolve Strength here!
Fitset Ninja takes a fun approach to fitness. One of the keys to getting in shape and staying in shape is to make exercise fun and that’s exactly what Fitset Ninja does. They have many obstacles and offer a gym that doesn’t resemble any other gym you’ve seen.
The strongest motivation is intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is when you like the activity you are doing and want to do it for the fun of the activity itself as opposed to the results you get from the activity. That is what Fitset Ninja offers.
Fitset Ninja offers a variety of classes and memberships and you can even book a birthday party for kids five and older. Their gym has all the fun stuff you see on American Ninja Warrior and they can set you up with a Canadian competition if you choose to go that far.
Their location is at 11511 120 st NW, Edmonton. For options with Fitset Ninja have a look at their website here.
Edmonton Sport and Social Club
Edmonton Sport and Social Club offers a variety of group sports and fitness classes for beginners. You can register a team or they will set you up with a team in whatever sport you choose. They also offer mixed sports where you play a different sport every time. They offer group fitness classes as well.
The key to maintaining your fitness is finding something you like to do and keep doing it. You will meet new people and they get together for fun events outside the sport as well.
The location of the activity varies all over town. To join a team or register a team see the ESSC website here.
The University of Alberta – UofA Health & Wellness Centre
The Physical Activity and Wellness Centre at the U of A is a massive facility that offers a 19.5 metre climbing wall with Top-roping: 17 ropes on five separate climbing walls to a maximum height of 15 metres, and bouldering. The fitness centre was upgraded with $900,000 worth of new equipment and it’s almost four times the size of the old fitness centre.
Some of the services offered are an accredited fitness appraisal through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, certified exercise physiologists, certified personal trainers, certified strength and conditioning specialists, and registered dietitians.
This facility is located right on main university campus, east of the Butterdome. If you’re interested in joining one of their classes, check out their schedule here.