Health & Fitness Blog

2022 Business Resilience Awards

By Urban Athlete | Nov 15, 2022

We are so honoured to be featured in the 2022 Business Resilience Awards from Impact Magazine! “Urban Athlete is a fitness studio in Calgary, offering classes, personal training, weight and cardio training, and bootcamp to members. The pandemic, although a challenging time for all, allowed businesses like Urban Athlete to pivot. The day after they …

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How To Keep Your Joints Healthy As You Age

By Urban Athlete | Sep 14, 2022

As we age, our joints and cartilage (the protective tissue surrounding our bones) begin to wear thin, and we may experience pain, stiffness, and a general decrease in mobility.    But there are many things we can do to take care of our joints as we age to maintain our quality of life for as …

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Why Physical Fitness Can Improve Mental Wellness

By Urban Athlete | Aug 29, 2022

Mental well-being is a huge part of overall wellness. In a government post on mental health, experts brought up how being mentally healthy can increase your coping skills during difficult moments and improves your confidence. Mental wellness also allows you to successfully move past negative life events. All of these result in your ability to …

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3 Things You Need to Know if You Want to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

By David Caixeiro | Apr 4, 2022

In the 8 years I have been involved with fitness I’ve realized that there are 3 tips that will ensure that you achieve your fitness goals and sustain your progress in the long term. If you’ve had a difficult time with either of these things read on! #1: What You Do IN The Gym Must …

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Measuring Progress

By Cory Maystrowich | Jan 17, 2022

MEASURE PROGRESS WITHOUT THE SCALE   Frustrated. Disappointed. Hopeless. Skeptical. Whichever you choose, these emotions are enemies of people trying to lose weight—especially when you feel like you have done everything right. For many trying to shed pounds, the elation from that initial weight loss is brought to a screeching halt when the scale stops …

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The Link Between Exercise and Your Sex Life

By Urban Athlete | Dec 21, 2021

Hitting a gym can help you to release your inner wild child in the bedroom!  Getting sweaty out of the sheets might just be able to get you in them. While regular exercise has many health benefits, like burning calories, or lowering blood pressure and risk of heart disease, it can be especially helpful in …

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10 Tips to Starting a Wellness Program Today

By Cory Maystrowich | Nov 17, 2021

10 Tips for Starting a Wellness Program Today It’s never too late to begin your journey in wellness! Here are 10 steps you can take today to get started. 1. Write out your goals and desires. What’s your wellness vision? Where do you envision yourself three to five years from now? Set three-month and weekly …

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Overcoming Disabilities & Injuries in Order to Grow Stronger

By Austin Valentine | Sep 27, 2021

In this article I will share my personal experience with a disability and through my story, and one of a close friends, I will assess what we can and can’t do with our disabilities and relate this to a hardship you might be facing and how to over come this challenge with the right mindset. …

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The 6 Best Fitness Centers for Gym Memberships in Calgary

By Antonia Declercq | Jul 24, 2021

“Those who enjoy the freedom of exploring a variety of exercises in the same fitness center may want to consider a gym membership at Urban Athlete. Here, you’ll find a little mix of everything: a cardio area, an abundance of weights, personal training and group classes.” We are honoured to be included in this article …

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