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Where to Workout in Red Deer: Snap Fitness Red Deer

Where to Workout in Red Deer

Last week took Jessica and me to both of the Snap Fitness Red Deer locations. While we thought it would be interesting to take full advantage of the 24/7 facility and visit it in the middle of the night, we also enjoy our sleep more than randomly waking up in the middle of the night for the sake of the blog.

Snap Fitness Red Deer

About Snap Fitness Red Deer

Snap Fitness is a 24-hour gym, giving you the freedom to workout at any time, night or day. This is a great option for anyone who works abnormal hours, night shifts, early mornings, etc. can work out at a time that is convenient for them, without having to wait for the gym to open.


Both of the facilities we visited were clean and well organized with more than enough equipment to get in some awesome training sessions that left us feeling great. We took advantage of squat racks, free weights, cardio equipment and even a cool tire flipping contraption. At the South location, they had a computer with tons of workout videos to follow along to on a big screen in their group fitness room and the North location had a really cool sled pull/parachute treadmill that adds resistance to your running to amp up that cardio and endurance workout.

I really liked that they also have a My-Zone, heart rate monitor available to use if heart rate training is your jam. Similar to what you’d find at other heart rate based fitness facilities, there are screens in the gym that display your heart rate for you to easily see during your workout.

The facility amenities are limited to help keep maintenance and costs down. You won’t find any showers or spacious change rooms, but there are a bathroom, a change room and lots of cubbies to store your stuff. It’s basic, but a perfect low cost, round the clock option.

Snap Fitness Red Deer

 

Cost

Standard Membership: $59 program fee + $54.95 monthly
– fitness score & 60-day re-score
– basic 8 equipment orientation
– customized nutrition program
– complete vitamin profile
– check-in calls and 30-day check-in

Foundation Membership: $169 program fee + $54.95 monthly
– fitness score & 60-day re-score
– basic 8 equipment orientation
– customized nutrition program
– complete vitamin profile
– check-in calls and 30-day check-in
– 2 personal training sessions
– t-shirt
– 1 month unlimited tanning

Transformation Membership: $219 program fee + $54.95 monthly
– fitness score & 60-day re-score
– basic 8 equipment orientation
– customized nutrition program
– complete vitamin profile
– check-in calls and 30-day check-in
– 2 personal training sessions
– t-shirt
– 1 month unlimited tanning
– tanning lotion and goggles
– water bottle
– My-Zone monitor

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Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week *insert praise hands*

Central Alberta Locations

Snap Fitness is located all over the world so once you join one, you can access all of them. Membership prices may very from gym to gym. The above listed membership prices are applicable to the following Central Alberta locations.

Red Deer North

Red Deer South

Sylvan Lake

Lacombe

 

Snap Fitness Red Deer

What I Loved Most

Typically in Red Deer, the North end has a bad rap and I was expecting the North end location to be a little sketchier than it actually was. In fact, I loved the North end location much more than the South. The after work rush didn’t seem to make the gym overcrowded and we had tons of room to do our thing, play around and get in a good workout. I liked that they had cool new equipment to play with and absolutely anything we could have wanted or needed to get our workout in. Alright, there was also a decent amount of eye candy at the North location too. I think that’s worth a mention.

For More Snap Fitness Central Alberta

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Where to Workout in Red Deer: 360 Fitness

Hey, everyone!  It’s Jessica with Bond Nutrition taking over to talk all about our experience at 360 Fitness!  Jack Wheeler and all the crew at 360 Fitness were so welcoming and set us up quickly and efficiently with a personal trainer for 3 sessions and this beautiful gym did not disappoint!
360 Fitness Red Deer

About 360 Fitness

The mission at 360 Fitness is simple – to change lives.  Their goal is to provide a comfortable atmosphere for everybody and help them achieve their dreams through personal training, nutrition, motivation, accountability, and support. If you feel like you’ve tried everything (other gyms, fad diets, etc) with little to no success, then 360 is the place for you, no matter what your goals or athletic abilities are.  360 Fitness is in the results business –  or your money back.  That IS simple!

What 360 Fitness Offers

360 Fitness offers personal training and small group training.  To begin, they offer a free consultation with a personal trainer.  All programs come with an assessment and nutrition planning.  They also offer challenges throughout the year, like the 21 Day Challenge in January and The Little Black Dress Challenge in December.
360 Fitness Red Deer

Cost

Personal training:
2x per week 4-month package: $390.02 per month
2x per week 8-month package: $372.17 per month
2x per week 12-month package: $345.40 per month
3x per week 4-month package: $523.90 per month
3x per week 8-month package: $488.20 per month
3x per week 12-month package: $443.57 per month
4x per week 4-month package: $613.15 per month
4x per week 8-month package: $577.45 per month
4x per week 12-month package: $523.90 per month
Semi-Private training:
2x per week 4-month package: $300.77 per month
2x per week 8-month package: $282.92 per month
2x per week 12-month package: $256.15 per month
3x per week 4-month package: $381.10 per month
3x per week 8-month package: $363.25 per month
3x per week 12-month package: $336.47 per month
4x per week 4-month package: $470.35 per month
4x per week 8-month package: $452.50 per month
4x per week 12-month package: $425.72 per month

Hours

Monday – Friday: 6am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 2pm

What I/We Loved

There was so much I loved about our time at 360 that I hardly know where to start!  Firstly, the space is GORGEOUS with exposed brick walls, slightly industrial feel and top of the line equipment – including a climbing peg board, mats, TRX equipment and other “fun” stuff!  The gym and change room were always clean.  The front desk staff always greeted us with a friendly hello and we always felt like we were taken care of.
In all my years of going to the gym, I’ve never trained with a personal trainer before.  I can see why people love it!  If time is valuable to you, personal training is the option for you!  Sessions are a half hour, but all I had to do is train. My trainer did the rest of the work – designed my program, loaded my barbell, got my dumbbells, would spot me, even will count my reps for me… there is literally nothing left to do but train!  100% of my focus was on crushing my workout, which meant an incredibly effective workout.
I feel like this post would be incomplete if we didn’t mention our trainer Ben.  360 likes to make sure you are paired with a trainer that’s right for you and Ben was a great fit for us.  Both Becky and I have a fairly high fitness level, so he designed our workouts around our fitness level.  He even pushed us and challenged us to try new things and to step out our comfort zone.  It was a perfect blend of stuff we knew mixed with new stuff.
Another cool thing – they have a protein smoothie bar and have a fresh smoothie waiting for you after your workout!  Seriously, every little detail is taken care of in this facility.

For More 360 Fitness

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PS. Did we mention they have a location in Sherwood Park and opening soon in Calgary in Signal Hill? Be sure to check them out if you’re in those areas!

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Where to Workout in Calgary: Barre Body Studio

Where to Workout in Calgary

I joined the Blog Squad in Calgary to try my hand at barre again. Jen and Ange are regulars at the Barre Body Studio in Ramsay and were excited to show the rest of us why they love the studio so much. We were treated to a private class led by our instructor Lanette that had our muscles burning and the sweat dripping. And to think someone said before class, “Don’t worry, you don’t really sweat in barre”. Want to check it out yourself? Enter to win a free class or get a discount code at the bottom of this post.

Barre Body Studio Calgary

About Barre Body Studio Calgary

Barre Body is a boutique studio with locations in both Calgary and Edmonton. We visited the Ramsay location, which was easy to find and had ample parking. The studio was bright and clean, with large secure lockers to store all of your belongings during class at no cost. Showers and change rooms are available with hair dryers, deodorant, hair ties and other amenities you might need after a sweaty session. Their reception area features retail area including BBS swag, apparel, and accessories, including the necessary grip socks.


This particular studio has two different classrooms, although I didn’t see the other one since there was another class in session. The room we were in had gorgeous exposed brick giving it character (and excellent photo backdrops).

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About the Classes

BBS offers a few different class formats.

  • Barre Body Fit – the original, one-hour barre class that targets all area of the body. Each class begins with a warmup, an arm series, barre work and cardio bursts at the barre with a floor segment on mats to finish off the class.
  • Barre Press – a compressed version of Barre Body Fit for when you’re in a hurry
  • Barre + Core + Stretch – Similar to Barre Body Fit, this class swaps out the cardio bursts for more focus on the core. You’ll spend 20 minutes at the barre, 20 minutes on the mat and 20 minutes stretching it all out.
  • BBS Bangin’ Backside – The name says it all. This class focuses on sculpting that booty and hamstrings and strengthening your back.
  • Mommy and Me – a post-natal barre class for mamas to wear their babes during through the workout.

Classes are designed for all levels, so don’t be intimidated to give it a try if you’ve never done barre before.

Barre Body Studio Calgary

Barre Body Studio Calgary

Cost

  • Single drop-in: $25
  • 1-month intro: $65
  • Tribe monthly membership: $145
  • 5 class pass: $112
  • 10 class pass: $195
  • 20 class pass: $390

The Tribe membership includes 10% off retail, the front of the line for waitlisted classes, book your spot at the barre in advance, one free master class per year, two free guest passes per year, one free vacation hold.

What to Wear/Bring

You’ll want to wear athletic or dance wear that’s comfortable and easy to move in. Grip socks are required and if you don’t have any, they sell them at the studio and rent out loaners for $1 (proceeds to charity).

Barre Body Studio CalgaryThe Squad: Ange | Leigh | Jen | Kaella | Brie | Alison | Me | Laura

What I Loved Most

While barre isn’t my favourite type of workout, I loved how pretty this studio was and how friendly, welcoming and laidback the staff was. We were led through a great class that not only had us sweating and shaking at the barre but giggling away as well. I would definitely visit this studio again during a trip to Calgary (and have a feeling that Ange will drag me back next time I stay with her).

For More Barre Body Studio

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The Fun Part

I’m giving away two 1-class passes over on my Instagram page!

If you don’t win but you’re interested in trying out Barre Body Studio in Calgary, they are offering $10 off either a 10-class pass or 1-month new client intro using code BEX10!