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Weight training as you age

Why Strength Training is Your Secret Weapon for Aging Well

By Urban Athlete | Mar 13, 2024

Strength Training and Aging Well
As we age, the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes increasingly evident. Weight and strength training emerge as powerful tools to counteract the natural effects of aging on the body. This article explores the significance of weight training for older adults, emphasizing its impact on bone health, muscle mass, and overall well-being. Unlike their younger counterparts, the goals of older individuals in their fitness journey extend beyond aesthetics to encompass vitality, independence, and a higher quality of life.

Sleep & Your Fitness Goals

By Urban Athlete | Feb 23, 2024

The Vital Connection Between Sleep and Your Fitness Journey

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, sleep often takes a backseat to our busy schedules. Yet, sleep is far from being just a luxury; it’s a fundamental component of overall health and well-being. One crucial aspect of sleep that is frequently overlooked is its profound impact on nutrition and muscle recovery. In this post, we’ll explore the intricate relationship between sleep, nutrition, and fitness, shedding light on how sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your body’s ability to function optimally.

Grab the Bell by the Horns

By Wendy Peterson | Jan 31, 2024

What is stopping you from grabbing a kettlebell off the shelf? Are you looking for new motivation? Are you trying to break through a fitness plateau? Are you aiming to build confidence in the gym?

Consistency in the Gym During the Holidays

By Dara Mikituk | Nov 13, 2023

Personal Trainer Dara, shares some tips on how to stay consistent at the gym during the holidays. “The holidays are just around the corner, so I thought it would be a good time to give my two cents on holiday workout consistency. So here are a few helpful tips from

Creating a Morning Routine

By Wendy Peterson | Sep 14, 2023

GOOOOOOD MORNING EVERYONE! OR IS IT? LETS MAKE IT! I am hoping to inspire you to create the one thing for yourself that no one else can touch… Your morning routine! Here are 5 suggestions that I personally use to enhance each and every morning: 1-First thing first, wakey wakey! Despite how you may feel […]

Sustainable Ways to Keep Yourself Accountable to Your Fitness Goals

By Urban Athlete | Jul 4, 2023

If your resolutions to improve your fitness have had no effect no matter what strategies you’ve applied, perhaps it’s not a matter of procedure. Maybe you need to be more consistent—which, according to Faces Magazine, is far more important than the intensity or length of your workouts. Keeping yourself accountable can help you achieve this […]

The Best Time to Exercise: Finding Your Optimal Workout Window

By Urban Athlete | Apr 26, 2023

Exercise is crucial for keeping up a healthy lifestyle. It supports the health and fitness of our bodies, strengthens our immune systems, and keeps our minds and bodies in good condition. Some may be unaware, though, that the timing of exercise might be just as important to its success.   Identifying your ideal workout window […]

Is it Safe to Exercise if You Have Diabetes?

By Urban Athlete | Mar 26, 2023

People with diabetes often need to make adjustments to their lifestyle to stay healthy and avoid developing further associated health complications. When it comes to exercise, it is perfectly safe for diabetic people to be active, and many could benefit from increasing the amount of exercise they do. The only time a diabetic person shouldn’t […]

2022 Business Resilience Awards

By Urban Athlete | Nov 15, 2022 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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