A new fitness organization is taking over the 56,000 square foot indoor fitness facility in Northeast Calgary and rebranding it as the Calgary Central Sportsplex (CCS).
Matt Talbot, whose company, Breathe Parkour, has been in the space for more than a year, runs classes and workshops for Calgary’s fastest growing sport, a form of urban gymnastics known as parkour. But now, he is leading the charge on a significant facelift for the entire sportsplex located at 401 33rd St NE.
This includes updating and upgrading the indoor turf and basketball courts and bringing in new and broader varieties of sports options for individuals and leagues. Renovations are currently underway with upgrades to the change rooms as well. There is also a new concession with plans for an outdoor deck.
“Our vision is to become a fitness mall in an area of Calgary where there is a lack of this type of facility,” says Talbot. “People in this neighborhood deserve a good indoor field and a well-maintained sports facility.”
Talbot is hoping to bring in a broader range of sports groups and make the Calgary Central Sportsplex a destination for active residents in the area.
Currently using the upgraded facility are Breathe Parkour, Pro Baseball Force, Black Dragon Tae Kwon Do and the Athletic Development Centre. From field rentals to fitness classes, the CCS aims to offer high quality services and facilities for individuals and leagues needing indoor sports facilities.
Talbot, whose Parkour business is rapidly increasing thanks to the popularity of the new sport, says one of the reasons he chose this location is that it’s a five minute drive downtown and there’s lots of foot traffic. “It’s a super busy building for a place nobody knows about.” With an open house scheduled for February 13, Talbot hopes to change that by introducing his fitness mall to the neighbourhood.