Health & Fitness Blog

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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Baked Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

By Antonia Declercq | Jun 22, 2021

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not make it delicious? Try out this delicious recipe from our very own Urban Athlete, Leah! Baked Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Ingredients required: ½ cup quick rolled oats 1/8 cup egg white 1/8 cup milk of choice 1 medium banana (riper is better) 1 tbsp maple …

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Butterless Butter Chicken

By Brad Taylor | Jun 2, 2021

Enjoy this recipe from personal trainer, Brad Taylor, who also has years of professional cooking experience; bon appétit! Butterless Butter ChickenIngredients:6 chicken breasts4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 yellow onion4 tbsp minced garlic2 tbsp mined ginger1.5 tbsp curry powder1 tbsp chili powder2 tsp paprika2 tsp garam masala1/2 tsp Himalayan salt1/3 cup chicken stock1 can coconut milkDirections1. …

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Support Your Partner to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle

By Rebecca Shinn | May 4, 2021

Description: Cheesy couple goals look cute but do you know which goals feel the best? If your spouse is trying hard to make them fit again, it is your responsibility to support them. Wondering how? That’s what we have discussed in this healthy lifestyle blog today!  Supporting and Inspiring Your Partner in a Healthy Lifestyle …

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The Art of Meal Prep

By Brad Taylor | Mar 10, 2021

Getting ready to prep: The biggest issue with meal prep is finding the time to do it. We have all the time in the world to watch a TV series, sleep-in, or play on our phone. This can lead to unhealthy convenient eating like fast food or even skipping meals. A great idea to get …

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Christmas Glute Gains Class

By Urban Athlete | Jan 6, 2021

  In this video, Urban Athlete owner and trainer Karly Renman coaches us through one of her popular Glute Gains classes, holiday edition! This class runs every Wednesday night from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM and changes week to week so this video could be just the beginning for you. Sign up for a membership …

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Achievable Alignment

By Shannon Duerr | Nov 23, 2020

Posture; What Does It Mean? I like to keep it pretty simple, posture is the representation of your body’s alignment and symmetry. It can reveal the presence of pain, muscular imbalances, and even reveal an individual’s state of mind. It is a snapshot of your overall health & wellbeing.  Can I Change My Posture, Make Improvements? …

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