Calgary is home to a ton of hidden gems that don’t necessarily always get the attention they should. These restaurants, shops and services excel at what they do and are a huge part of the fabric that holds our communities together.
Urban Athlete, a boutique fitness studio in the Kensington / Hillhurst area of northwest Calgary, is one of these hidden gems. It opened its doors in 2015 and has been making gradual improvements on its facilities ever since.
As a smaller gym compared to a larger chain like Goodlife or World Health, for example, many people would think the space to be too small to work out in. It might be if you engage in high performance training that requires space to perform.
But if you don’t need special training equipment that requires lots of space to use or dumbbells above 80 pounds for that matter, then Urban Athlete should have most of what you’ll need to accomplish your fitness goals.
- Website – www.urbanathletecalgary.com
- Address – 480 14th Street NW, Calgary, AB
- Phone Number – 403-244-1445
The owners of Urban Athlete have said previously that they plan on expanding their facility to include the basement. If and when this does happen, the square footage will double and a track may or may not be included.
For now, here’s you’ll find inside this hidden gem:
- Weight training area with several different benches (incline, decline, flat)
- Free weight dumbbells up to 80 pounds
- 3 multi-purpose squat racks
- 2 multi-purpose cable cross over machines
- Leg press, leg extension, leg curl, calf, lat pull down, seated row machines
- 5 treadmills
- 4 elliptical machines
- 2 upright bikes
- 2 seated bikes
- Functional training equipment: rubber bands, TRX, RIP trainers, sand bags, balance boards, med balls, bosu balls, heavy ropes and more
- Overhead bars for chin ups and strap attachments
A monthly membership at this Calgary hidden gem gives you access to over 45 classes per week! Choose from a wide variety of fitness activities including:
- Band Blast
- High intensity interval training (HIIT)
…and more! These classes are held in a recently renovated fitness studio with enough space to fit 15 people comfortably in a class.
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Urban Athlete has a mobile app that you can install on your phone and use to conveniently book classes up to a week in advance. The app also enables you to put it into your phone’s schedule just as a reminder.
I’ve found that the mobile app is a convenient way to manage your personal fitness schedule. Booking a class at this hidden gem while on the bus going home from work is as easy as unlocking your phone.
Inside Urban Athlete you’ll find small, but upscale locker rooms equipped with the following:
- Code-access lockers
- 3 showers
- 3 sinks
- 1 private toilet
- Complimentary hand and body towels
This Calgary hidden gem also has up to 25 parking stalls for members to use. Compared to other boutique gyms in and around the Kensington / Hillhurst area, this is an amenity that many people appreciate!
The front desk also sellss post-workout smoothies and a variety of different supplements, another added convenience that this hidden gem has. A membership at Urban Athlete will cost you between $75.00 to $85.00 depending on the type you get.
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