9 of the hottest workouts to check out in Calgary in 2020

Jan 24 2020, 11:43 pm

In a city where the temperature is as indecisive as your ex and daylight hours can be minimal, it’s hard to rely on the weather to dictate your current fitness routine, let alone work up the motivation to trek out to the gym.

This is why, with a brand-new decade upon us, we are turning to group fitness options and boutique workout studios to crank the music and propel us to be stronger as we put our fitness levels to the test.

From barre studios and boxing gyms, to HIIT, Yoga, and spin classes, Calgary is a hot spot for workout classes that guarantee a fun, challenging sweat in less than 60 minutes.

Let’s make 2020 the year we truly slay those New Year’s goals as we take an hour or two each day to unwind, unplug, and take care of our physical and mental health with a good ol’ muscle burn.

Barry’s Bootcamp


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What: Welcome to the Red Room! Barry’s Bootcamp is one of the most sought after workouts by the athleisure elite in NYC, LA, and beyond, and Calgary is the second city in Canada to open a Barry’s location. Join the Barry’s fit fam and burn from 700 to 1,000 calories in every class by sprinting harder on cardio bursts on the treadmill and lifting heavier in their quick-fire strength training intervals on the floor.

Instructors always provide easy to intermediate options that welcome all fitness levels, but be prepared to be pushed to give it your all from the very start. Don’t forget to hit up their fuel bar for a pre or post-workout smoothie packed with all the good stuff!

Where: 2306 4th Street SW
Cost: $30 drop in

The Method YYC


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What: The Method is the new kid on the block, but it’s quickly becoming a favourite among the fitness community in Calgary. Designed by YYC interior design celeb, Amanda Hamilton, this buzzy studio boasts the best of personal training in a fun, high energy, and challenging 50-minute group fitness setting.

Personal trainer veteran and founder, Cresswell Hamilton, aimed to create an atmosphere that makes you look forward to your scheduled fitness hour, and he did just that. You can bet we will find you hanging in the back shopping the collection from local designer Parts + Labour,while taking photos for the gram.

Where: 402 12th Avenue SE
Cost: $24 drop in



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What: If you’re looking for a workout that will take you to new heights, FitRepublic will be a phenomenal fit. Their AntiGravity classes will have you swinging from the ceiling in Aerial yoga positions that are meant to boost your strength and flexibility while decompressing your spine.

If that’s is not your idea of a refreshing workout, they also offer spin, HIIT, barre, TR, and kickboxing classes for those who like to pump the adrenaline and feel the burn!

Where: 989 McPherson Road NE
Cost: $18 drop in or $39 for 2 weeks unlimited (intro offer)

The Sweat Lab


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What:  As its name suggests, this studio focuses on cross-training through combinations of spin, barre, circuits, and yoga, essentially providing you with a one-stop-shop full body work out regime. No more hopping from studio to studio!

Join #TeamTSL for a family-like fitness community who will kick your butt, support you when you need it, and get sweaty in the trenches with you. Their passion for a sick workout is contagious!

Where: 288 St Moritz Drive SW
Cost: $23 drop in or $49 2 weeks unlimited (intro offer)

Rumble Boxing Studio


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What: Let’s be honest… after a hard week at work there is nothing better than throwing a few jabs and hooks around to let off some much-needed steam! Rumble Boxing Studio is all about providing you with an intense badass workout from head-to-toe, in a club-esque setting that will have you drenched, fuelled up, and decompressed in 50 mins.

All skill levels are welcome and each instructor will go over the basics with you so you can hop in the ring and join the fight knowing exactly what you’re up against.


  • 17th Avenue – 720 17 Avenue SW
  • Country Hills – 5149 Country Hill Boulevard NW

Cost: $20 drop in or $59 2 weeks unlimited (intro offer)

Barre Body Studio


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What: If you’ve ever experienced a barre class before, it’s all about the BURN! At Barre Body Studio their focus is on low weight and high reps to create a mind-body-connection and sculpt out those muscles.

Each class is formulated from a series of exercises that integrate a ballet strengthening element with standing circuits at the barre, floor segment mat combinations, and strategic cardio bursts in-between to tone that booty. We’ll see you at the BARRE this weekend!


  • Bow Trail – 4251 Bow Trail SW
  • Ramsey – 1202 20 Avenue SE

Cost: $27 drop in or $65 unlimited month (intro offer)

Junction 9


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What: Remember, fitness isn’t just about getting a grueling, sweaty workout. It’s a balance between the movement and connection of both your mind and body. Junction 9 is a boutique fitness studio in the heart of historic Inglewood offering yoga and Pilates classes that are aimed at increasing your flexibility, mobility, and breathing.

Mix these two class types into your routine to strengthen and tone as you build a foundation to take your performance in your everyday workouts to the next level.

Where: 919 9 Avenue SE
Cost: $20 drop in or $89 intro pass (unlimited all studio access for 1 month)

Kult Fitness


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What: Get ready to see the lights flash as you conquer the two very unique studios at Kult Fitness.

First begin with “The Climb,” a 30-minute power (half)hour on a versa climber. This machine is non-momentum powered, which will activate your major muscle groups, challenge your cardio stamina, and tone your arms, legs, glutes, and core. Coasting is not an option!

The next studio is “The Kitchen” which combines a variety of seven high intensity interval stations designed to condition, build lean muscle, and burn the max amount of calories even after you have left the class. Think battle ropes, landmines, free weights, box jumps — you name it!

Both studios aim to boost your energy and allow you to sweat off at least 500 calories in every class.

Where: 224 14 Avenue SE
Cost: $20 drop in or $60 2 weeks unlimited (intro offer)

Rhythm Ride


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What: Crank the beat and get ready to ride! Enter a spin studio centered around hip hop culture, elevated with immersive visual effects, interactive technology, and exclusive remixes of all your favourite hits.

What’s the catch? Ride to the rhythm and sweat in an intense cardio workout that will challenge your stamina and reimagine your motivation just as the beat drops. Rhythm Ride is adding some edge and putting a new spin on what you’d expect your typical spin class to be like.

Where: 508 17th Avenue SW

Cost: $22 drop in or $69 3 week unlimited (intro offer)

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