Boutique fitness studios are all the rage. And why not? It’s easy to get bored at traditional fitness facilities, and with January being a time of fitness goals and fresh starts, it’s much easier to stay on track when you’re also having fun.
We are blessed in Calgary with tons of great alternative fitness studios, each providing a tight-knit community, a challenging environment, and an opportunity to support a local business. Barre, Yoga, HIIT, Spin, Rowing, Surf Fitness, and Climbing are all part of the many ways to get your sweat on while having fun, but our favourite (right now) has to be Boxing.
I mean what other workout lets you get out all your aggression, decreases stress, teaches you technical skill, improves your cardio, strength, and hand-eye coordination, makes use of your entire body, and burns upwards of 800 calories an hour? It takes the guilt away from drinking all the craft beer you want, and that’s our favourite part.
Our friends at Undrcard provide group boxing classes led by the city’s top instructors and experienced boxers. The classes are designed for all levels and all boxing abilities, merging cardio, strength training, and technical boxing instruction in a dim-lit studio with sweet tunes to motivate you even more. The space is beautiful, and there is a coffee, juice, and food bar located inside at their cafe Yo Adrian!
Although Undrcard classes are available for all levels, they also provide a free Boxing 101 class for beginners who want a little help before their first class, so no need to be shy, they will give you the rundown on everything you need to know!
Now you might have had our beer before, and you might have boxed before BUT have you ever combined the two? Lucky for you Friday nights at Undrcard are for boxing and beer. Blow off some steam in a class and then enjoy some Village beer in their licensed coffee shop Yo Adrian! Classes run at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30pm and beer is served from 4pm - 8pm. Must be 18+ and please sign up online.
By Rebecca Skinner