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Is Your Workout Routine Really Serving You?

By Shannon Duerr | Sep 23, 2020

I see it every day in my line of work. Those consistent, dedicated gym-goers. They have set days, time and routine that they follow week after week. For those of you who are reading this and thinking, isn’t this type of routine exactly what fitness professionals want people to adopt in order to maintain their fitness …

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What to Expect in a Classical Pilates Class

By Wendy Peterson | Sep 7, 2020

In this video Urban Athlete trainer, Wendy Peterson, brings us through the 20 Classical Pilates moves. This is a little sneak peek of what you will learn in our Classical Pilates classes!

Full Body Workout

By Ali Shamaei | Jul 27, 2020

Hypertrophy full body program suited for beginners and intermediate level of fitness. The goal is to target every muscle group in a single session. Ideally you can do this program every other day or one day on, two days off. This program is designed on antagonist training system for a short and effective workout. A-Barbell …

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Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Crema

By Antonia Declercq | Jul 21, 2020

In my opinion, nothing says summer like a fresh plate of zesty tacos. Sure it’s fun to go out and have some at a restaurant, but why not try out a recipe at home and enjoy the process with your loved ones! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and made without batter or frying, …

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Protein Absorption Limit and Protein to Build Muscles

By Ali Shamaei | Jun 30, 2020

So many of my clients ask me that how much protein I need or how much protein I can absorb at once. So I made this video for you guys to get an idea about this topic. First there is a formala which is the max amount of protein that you need as an athlete …

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The New Normal

By Wendy Peterson | Jun 5, 2020

Is this current situation our new normal?  For now, it is.  With positive focus and our determination set to continue to provide for our members, we have been committed since day one of the gym closing its doors, to helping you stay active! Without missing a beat, we taught our first zoom class the following …

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How To Improve Your Pull-Up

By Ali Shamaei | Feb 12, 2020

In this video, Urban Athlete Personal Trainer Ali, shows us three variations on how to improve your pull-up. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or visit us at the studio in Calgary!

Happy 7th Birthday Urban Athlete!

By Wendy Peterson | Feb 10, 2020

Marvin and I started out by helping set up equipment, to opening our doors seven years ago. It has been an amazing ride being part of this gym since the beginning and watching it evolve into the successful business it is now. I am grateful and proud to be able to have had a part …

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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter & Honey Cookies

By Antonia Declercq | Dec 6, 2019

Would somebody mind telling me where the entire year of 2019 has gone? December has snuck up on us and with it, the holiday season is here. The time has come for fun winter activities, family gatherings, and of course, Christmas cookies!  While baking is acceptable all-year round, December is definitely the month of, “one more …

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