Trū Ride is one of the most interesting spin studios we've experienced bc they have a different take on boutique fitness: a boutique experience ensconced in a big-box gym. Tbh, we weren’t totally sure how to feel about it - but what we do know is that we were treated to a well run class with an awesome instructor, and all the support we could hope for on a Sunday morning sweat session.
We trekked all the way down to Edmonton's southern suburb, Windermere, for this spin studio review and they had us feeling like the hour+ commute was totally worth it...
Lifestyle Meditation is Canada’s first meditation studio, and it’s a completely unique experience from any other boutique studio you’ve come to know. Their business is based predominantly on a wide variety of meditation styles, with the overall goal of giving you a stress reducing injection of quiet happiness. I mean...sounds pretty good, right?
bē Hot Yoga is one of the most intimate, sexy and well priced hot yoga studios we've been to in Edmonton. Actually it's the only hot yoga studio we've been to in YEG. Our Happy Hips class was exactly what we needed and the chill vibe and cool decor gave us all the feels.
City Yoga X is one of the coolest and most innovative yoga companies we've come across. With no studio to tie them down, they roam from cool space to cool space to provide by-donation flow classes for all levels in new areas all over the city. Every pineapple well deserved, we LOVE what these guys are getting up to.
Where other barre programs focus on the small movements, Xtend Barre’s diverse programs focus on movement of the whole body, delivering cardio, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Translation - it will kick your ass in the subtle, graceful way that ballet does. With a full class schedule ranging from classic Barre classes to Babies on Board, this studio makes finding a class for any level of difficulty an easy task. The range of instructors are key to Xtend Barre's success and they're who create the positive environment to move, stretch, and shake up your fitness routine. We big fans.
This class forced us to dig deep and push through doubt and fatigue and we definitely appreciated the dark nightclub vibes so we could hide the serious struggle that was our lives.