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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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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? 


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Channel Your Inner Lumberjack at The Wood Shed Axe Throwing

The Wood Shed Axe Throwing

I remember growing up in a small time where the only entertainment came from the local movie theatre where I worked or cruising up and down Main street. There wasn’t anywhere to go or anything to do and I longed to live in a city full of new experiences. Fast forward a few years, I found myself in a small city with the same feeling of having nothing to do.

I can’t say that now, though. Perhaps because I’ve grown, matured, and found hobbies to fill my time, or perhaps because there are so many new businesses popping up to give people a place to go have fun. Enter The Wood Shed, a new axe throwing facility in Sylvan Lake, which was opened specifically because there was a lack of entertainment in the town outside of summertime lake fun.

The Wood Shed Axe Throwing


The Wood Shed allows for the perfect setting to blow off some steam with your friends on a Friday night, try something new on your next date night, host a birthday party, stag/stagette or corporate team building event.

You’ll want to leave your egos at the door, though.

There’s more to axe throwing than just, well, throwing the axe. There’s a certain technique to get that blade to stick into the wooden target. The way you hold the axe, the distance from the target, the angle of your wrist, keeping your elbow tight to your body, it all makes a difference. I went in thinking, no big deal, we’re strong, fit chicks and this will be a breeze. Jessica, on the other hand, was convinced she wouldn’t even stick the axe.

Turns out, Jess was a natural, sticking the axe on her first throw. Me on the other hand, I struggled. There’s a reason I don’t play sports because I have a hard time remembering to do all the little details needed to get the right throw. It was a humbling experience, to say the least.

The Wood Shed Axe Throwing

The Wood Shed Axe Throwing

Our instructor was awesome, patiently giving us all the tips and trick needed to make the perfect hit. We learned to throw one-handed, two-handed, overhead, underhand, and even some trick throws. They even filmed us in slow motion to analyse our movements to help us even further. Once we got the hang of things, we played some games, which really got me fired up. Jessica took the win on this one, she really killed it.

Did I mention that we worked up a bit of a sweat? We heated right up with the Jack and Jill saw at the beginning of the night, and kept the momentum as we continued swinging axes.

The Wood Shed Axe Throwing

What’s great, aside from feeling like a total badass when you hit that bullseye, is that you’re free to bring in outside food and beverages (alcoholic beverages are not allowed for obvious reasons), giving you the freedom to create the perfect party for whatever occasion brings you in to channel your inner lumberjack.

Should you happen to love the sport of axe throwing enough, there’s a competitive axe throwing league to take it to the next level.

With The Wood Shed being Central Alberta’s only axe throwing facility, it should definitely be added to the list of places to check out the next time you think there’s nothing to do.

What to Wear

Closed-toe shoes are a must. Loose comfortable clothing is best, but hoodies are not recommended. A plaid shirt is optional, but let’s be real, can you call yourself a lumberjack without one?

The Wood Shed Axe Throwing

Hours

Scheduled Drop-In Times

Friday  6:00-9:00pm
Saturday 2:00-9:00pm
Sunday Closed

Group Events

Wednesday 6:00-10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00-10:00 pm
Friday 6:00-10:00 pm
Saturday 2:00-10:00 pm

Open all holiday Mondays from 2:00-6:00 pm

Available during the day for group bookings of 6 or more people.

Bonus

Buy a box of wood from the old targets for your summer fires.

For More of The Wood Shed

www.woodshedaxe.ca

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