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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

www.snapfitness.com

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Random

What I’m Loving

Hi friends! How’s the week been treating you? Mine’s gone by so fast already and I’m a day behind. I totally thought Wednesday was only Tuesday, which explains why this post didn’t go up on time. Oops. Here’s some things I’ve been loving lately.

  • The Lumineers. I went to their concert last Friday where I ended up falling even more in love with them. I wasn’t sure how they would sound in a stadium of 15,000 people but they were amazing. I can’t ever explain the feeling I get watching live music, especially big stadium shows. The energy in a place so big, filled with people with a common love for the particular artist they’re there to see, cheering loudly and singing along to their favourite songs, I mean, there’s just nothing quite like it. Allison’s blog post from a recent Arkelle’s show conveys much of what I feel at almost every concert I go to. I loved that Lumineers singer Wesley Shultz (who is a total dreamboat, btw) got personal with the crowd, shared some personal experiences and meanings behind some of the songs. I’ve been listening to their album on repeat for the last week and am often brought to tears knowing what particular songs are about and all of the emotions they now invoke.
  • Big Little Lies. I read the book last month and now I’m working my way through the TV series. I love it! I only have two more episodes left and am trying to savour them. I’m all caught up on Riverdale and Scandal. You guys, Scandal is off the hook this season! Are you watching? Are you as heartbroken as I am over episode 6?!
  • I’m currently reading A Man Called Ove and it is such a good book. I’m only about halfway through and already am recommending you run out and grab it from your library right now. I’ve already cried once and I’m not usually a crier when I read. PS. Still loving my library card.
  • Can someone please send me to Uganda so I can play with the gorilla’s?
  • I registered for Pound training in June. I have been loving these workouts so much and registered on a whim yesterday. I seriously can’t wait. I’m already in talks with another local Pound instructor to host a Pound and Pour workout and beer event this summer. Who’s coming? On a semi-related topic, I still can’t decided what fitness certification to go after, group fitness or personal training. Personal training courses are held in Red Deer, but not group fitness. But I think group fitness would be beneficial especially with my Pound certification. Gah! I’m bad at decisions, what do you guys think?
  • I’m loving WestJet’s Most Canadian Sale, which ends on Thursday. I managed to snag a decent flight to Vancouver for SeaWheeze in August.
  • This Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Venom. I think this was a Sephora reward and it’s my new favourite colour right now. Also loving the Dark Angels cleanser from Lush. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth.

I want to hear from you! What are you loving lately? 


Random

I Quit Tinder

I Quit Tinder. Alternately Titled: What Not To Put On Your Tinder Profile

It seems that the only way to connect with people these days is online or through your mobile device. I’ve always held this fantasy that I’d meet my future husband in that stereotypical meet-cute* way of the movies, in line at a coffee shop or at the grocery store. But let’s be real, most of my adult friendships have been made by way of internet connections, so how can I expect to meet my future husband organically offline.

I Quit Tinder

At this point in my life, I’m done dating for the heck of dating. I’m ready to settle down and find that person to share my life with until the end of time and I have a hard time finding myself in places with new, single people to meet and engage with. I decided to jump on the Tinder train in its early days to see what would happen. I wasn’t quite ready to jump into the paid online dating services but knew that the Plenty of Fish pool wasn’t for me so this seemed like a good compromise.


I was lucky enough to connect with a few fellas and even managed to go on some really nice dates with a couple of them but in the end, I realized that Tinder is a game I just wasn’t ready to play. By the time I said goodbye to the app for good, it was being used as an entertainment tool with girlfriends and a bottle of wine rather than a way to find potential dates. Thanks to AppleTV, we could swipe through Tinder profiles on the big screen and cringe at all the terrible, unoriginal male profiles together.

Here’s why we swiped left:

  • Photos with tigers are not original. Neither is your picture from Macchu Picchu.
  • Your photos featuring you smoking, drinking or doing drugs are disgusting
  • We do not care about your car or jacked up truck
  • Nor do we think it’s appropriate to take selfies in your car or jacked up truck
  • White sunglasses. Don’t wear them.
  • That time you were in a wedding in Mexico.
  • Flash on selfies in the gym mirror. Why?
  • Every single photo is a group shot. So, do we get to date everyone?
  • You clearly cropped out the girl in the photo. She’s your ex-girlfriend, isn’t she?
  • We like the ab shots, but we’d like to see your face. You know, the part we can have a conversation with.
  • What are you hiding under your hat and sunglasses? A terrible personality?
  • Every single photo is a selfie. Do you not have any friends? Ones that could take a photo for you?
  • You’re fingering the camera. Why?
  • Guys especially should not be making kissy or duck faces
  • Congratulations on doing a Spartan Race like everyone else in the last five years
  • Your scanned photo from 2013 makes us think you don’t look like that anymore.
  • Dead animals are gross and make us sad. Enough with the hunting photos.

There were a lot of icky profiles to swipe through before a girl could come across someone who seemed interesting enough to take a chance on. Even when there was a match, the chances were that person only wanted a hookup or had no interest in having a conversation. At the end of the day, while I’d had some great laughs with my girlfriends, I wasn’t any closer to finding a meaningful connection and I decided my time was best spent focusing on the things I love doing and less on trying to find the perfect profile.

I still haven’t made that meet-cute connection, but at least my time isn’t wasted swiping through cringe-worthy profiles anymore.

*A meet cute is a fictional scene, typically in film or television, in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing.