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Where to Workout in Red Deer: UFC Gym

Where to Workout in Red Deer: UFC Gym

We promise the UFC gym isn’t as intimidating it sounds. Housed under the same roof as Motion Fitness, UFC Gym offers a wide range of group fitness classes and may cause you to feel like a total badass when you’re done your workout.


About UFC Gym

UFC Gym is designed for people of all ages and athletic abilities to train at the level of world champions, offering group fitness classes, functional fitness classes, martial arts, youth classes as well as personal training. The UFC gym utilizes the latest equipment for strength training, cardio, and functional training and might just be one of the coolest looking gyms we’ve visited. Seriously, the equipment there is all top notch stuff.

The Red Deer location features an Octogan, bags, and mats for martial arts training, Olympic lifting platforms, strength training equipment, free weights, and turf. Turf is a great place for foam rolling and stretching and agility type movements, adding cushion to reduce stress on your body as well as recreating real conditions in the comfort of the gym setting.

There are tons of cubbies to stash your stuff, change rooms and bathroom facilities plus UFC gym merchandise and supplements. This, mixed with all of the amenities at Motion Fitness (included in your UFC Gym membership), you have everything you could want or need.

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About the Classes

It doesn’t matter if you’re into martial arts or not, there’s a class for everyone. Jessica hit up the Daily Ultimate Training class on a Saturday morning and discovered it wasn’t as intimidating as it sounds – it’s a boot camp style class!

The current lineup at the Red Deer gym includes spin, kickboxing, boxing, jujitsu, muay thai, OCR training, Pound and youth classes as well.

UFC Gym Red Deer

Cost

Your no contract, UFC Gym membership gets you 24/7 club access, unlimited group fitness classes, unlimited strength & cardio equipment, unlimited Ultimate/MMA classes, and full access to Motion Fitness.

Single membership – $34.99 bi-weekly

Family membership – $49.99 bi-weekly

Hours

Monday 6:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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What I Loved Most

Going into UFC Gym I was definitely intimidated, thinking it would be geared more towards hardcore martial arts athletes, but was pleasantly surprised to find our class to consist of all ages and abilities. I absolutely loved working out on the turf and thought the whole facility had a cool look and vibe. I walked in unexcited to be there but walked out with a bit of swagger, thankful I hauled my butt into that workout. I also really loved the turf floor. It made for a nice soft surface to workout on and frankly, just looked cool.

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Where to Workout in Red Deer

Where to Workout in Red Deer: Motion Fitness

Where to Workout in Red Deer: Motion Fitness

Can you believe it’s been a whole year since Jessica and I set out to review all the fitness facilities in Red Deer?! It seems like just yesterday that we started and we’ve still got a lot of places left to visit. Last week our journey took us to Motion Fitness, one of Red Deer’s newest gyms and home to one of the coolest features we’ve seen yet on this journey. You’ll have to keep reading to find out what it is…

Where to Workout in Red Deer: Motion Fitness


About Motion Fitness

Motion Fitness is a huge, new gym in our city, offering plenty of space and equipment to get your sweat on. They are a 24 hour, fully staffed facility with nearly everything you can think of spread out across two stories. On the lower level, you’ll find plenty of cubbies to stash your stuff, a free weight area, squat racks, weight machines, a stretching area, a 30-minute circuit and 12-minute abs area as well as the spa. The spa features a stand-up and lay down tanning bed, red light therapy and three hydro-massage chairs for your post-workout bliss.

Upstairs you’ll find huge, spacious change rooms, tons of cardio equipment as well as what we think is the best thing ever, the cardio cinema. The cardio cinema features a huge projection screen with access to Netflix, low lights and rows of cardio equipment for you to catch up on your favourite shows while rocking your cardio workout. This would be perfect for those winter long runs when it’s too cold and icy to run outside. Upstairs also features a private, personal training room with a turf floor that we were dying to use.

The front desk also serves as a smoothie bar, with various smoothie options to choose from to refuel. We also spotted a phone charging station which is genius. All of the staff we encountered on our visit were incredibly friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome in their space.

Where to Workout in Red Deer: Motion Fitness

Cost

All members receive full access to the Motion Fitness Facility, daily use of lockers, access to tanning machines, Hydro-massage chairs, Red Light Therapy, the Cardio Cinema and more. Memberships start as low as $4.99 biweekly. No, that is not a typo.

$4.99 biweekly + $50 join fee

  • No contract
  • Unlimited club access
  • One free training session

$9.99 biweekly + $50 join fee

  • No contract
  • Unlimited club access
  • One free training session
  • Unlimited tanning
  • Unlimited use of massage chairs
  • Unlimited use of Red Light Therapy
  • Bring a friend for free

$19.99 biweekly + $50 join fee

  • No contract
  • Unlimited club access
  • One free training session
  • Unlimited tanning
  • Unlimited use of massage chairs
  • Unlimited use of Red Light Therapy
  • Bring a friend for free
  • Family membership (up to 3 people)

Where to Workout in Red Deer: Motion Fitness

What I Loved Most

While we didn’t use the cardio cinema, I think this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a gym. Like Jessica said, we could invite like 12 of our friends and have a cardio movie night here! For a basic gym, Motion Fitness has everything you could ever need in a bright, clean space for a very affordable price tag.

Where to Workout in Red Deer: Motion Fitness

For More Motion Fitness

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Where to Workout in Red Deer Face-Off: Ryde vs My Rev

Battle of the Spin Studios

On the left, in pink we have Ryde. On the right in blue, we have My Revolution. Which spin studio will you choose in the next installment of Where to Workout in Red Deer Face-Off?

Red Deer is home to two beautiful boutique spin studios, each with many similarities yet still with their own unique cultures. For anyone interested in spin and checking out one of these studios, here’s a side by side comparison to show you some of the similarities and differences between the two

 


The verdict?

It’s hard to pick out too many differences between these two studios. Both studios have absolutely gorgeous style and design, offer sweat inducing spin classes in a party atmosphere and offer their unique classes to compliment spin. I love that Ryde offers strength classes and My Rev offers yoga, both of which round out your fitness regime. You might just have to experience them both for yourself to be able to decide which one is for you.

The winner in my books is My Rev, since it is my personal spin home and located in one of my personal favourite areas of the city.

For our full experiences at each facility check out the reviews below.

My Rev

Ryde

So, which one would you choose?

Have you tried either of these spin studios before? Which one did you like more or which one do you think you’d prefer?