East Village & 17th Ave, Calgary
Calgary & Toronto
Downtown, Toronto & Calgary
Rumble Boxing in Calgary is one of the new age, next gen boxing studios that we're seeing now. Gone are the days of the dirty, hardcore boxing clubs that may give you tendinitis and a black eye - enter the boutique boxing studio that opens the underground boxing ring up to the masses. Rumble does it well by still owning a level of hardcore with a killer workout, but serving it up in a pretty package with covetable boxing gloves, amenities galore, and in a beautiful setting. Rumble is creating a space where anyone can lace up their proverbial boxing boots and learn how to throw a right hook/undercut/cross jab combo in a well-paced, club-like, safe environment - and not have to worry about their neibs ruining their face for their Tinder date. Winning.
We were pretty stoked about trying this little nugget because they're a) the same company/owners as One Cycle and we LOVE us some One Cycle, and b) when I used to live in Calgary, Hot Yoga on 17th (their second location) was my freaking home BASE! I went all the damn time, like four times a week minimum, had a hand in my falling in love with yoga a million years ago, and we probs wouldn't have Fit-City without it. And THEN we found out that Hot Yoga on Crowfoot exists and I figured - sure let's venture outside the downtown core and see what it looks like. This location is busy yet zen, and feels like it's been there forever. Our class was literally the EXACT same class that I took ten years ago and it was predictably hot, sweaty, and felt freaking fabulous.
HotShop, as the name suggested, specialises in the hot stuff - hot yoga and a bit of spin to be precise. This three studio brand has been around since 2013 and has the loyal fan following only a studio in biz for five years can drum up. We tried one of their most popular classes; Hot Hips at the Victoria Park studio, which is the only studio that keeps things strictly focused on the hot stuff. The class was juicy, fluid and, of-course, sweaty as hell and we left feeling particularly elated after spending an hour getting into the nitty gritty of our hip joints.
The Sweat Lab (or TSL) is an absolutely awesome hub for lean, mean muscle hotties. Reasonably priced, with a diverse schedule full of killer classes, and a spacious ski-lodge feel, this studio is a must visit for the Calgary fitness fam.