As young professionals, our schedules are often filled with work commitments and social functions. Thus, finding time to hit the gym can at times be a challenge. Choosing a facility that is conveniently located can make it that much easier get in those much-needed workouts during the week. Here’s our list of the top five places to workout in Calgary’s downtown core.
Bankers Hall Club
Bankers Hall Club is a 5-star, 36,000 sq ft facility located in the heart of Calgary’s business district. Members are provided with top-of-the-line equipment and amenities and one of the city’s best squash programs. Take advantage of fitness classes, towel service, and special events. Or relax and have a quick bite in the club’s lounge after a hard workout. Members also enjoy an affiliation program with clubs throughout Canada.
Bow Valley Club
Located in Bow Valley Square, the Bow Valley Club is an exclusive, members-only club catering to Calgary’s top executives and professionals. Not only do they have industry leading fitness facilities including separate Men’s and Women’s Clubs, they also offer dining options and a variety of relaxed meeting areas for members.
World Health Bay Club
This downtown location provides 20,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and Calgary’s largest selection of cardiovascular machines. Conveniently located on the LRT line, and accessible through the plus 15. The Bay Club features executive amenities such as laundry and towel service, juice bar, exceptional one-on-one personal training, massage, and steam rooms.
YMCA Eau Claire
Located in Eau Claire, it has been a part of the downtown Calgary community for more than 22 years. With several different membership options, the facility offers a variety of equipment, services and amenities and boasts a pool and indoor running track, which is handy on those dreary days.
Bow River Pathways
Though not a facility per se, Calgary’s paths and trails are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or young professional on a budget. The path system along the Bow River is a favourite amongst Calgary’s corporate crowd and is often a hub during noon hour. For various running route options check out the Running Room website.