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Exercise Beyond the Gym in Edmonton


Photo by Jamie Tweedy of Tweedy Studios.

If dragging yourself to the gym for a monotonous 30 minutes on the treadmill seems like the last thing you want to do, why not shake things up a bit with one of these unconventional workouts?

Yoga in the AGA
The instructor will help you calm your mind as you move through a series of poses while surrounded by the inspiring works of some of the world’s most celebrated artists. Each class takes place in a different exhibition space at the Art Gallery of Alberta, allowing you to view the art while also getting a great workout. The drop-in fee for classes is $10, and they are suitable for all levels. Visit the website for a schedule and more information.

Surfing in the Prairies
Hang-10 at The Surf Studio, which combines fat burning, muscle building, balance, and core training in one 45-minute class on top of a custom made, unstable surfboard! Both high-intensity and yoga-based workouts are offered. Drop-in classes are $17.85. Visit the website for more information.

Join a Biker Gang
Based on the popular Soul Cycle model, the 50-minute spin classes offered at YEG Cycle will kick your butt. The room is lit only by small strings of lights that change colour throughout the class, the music is loud, and the energy is amazing. Specialty bike shoes are required, but are included in your drop-in fee of $19. Visit the website for more information.

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