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As soon as you walk into Phoenix Personal Fitness Calgary you realize that it isn’t a traditional gym. The club is housed in a 1908 brownstone building with copies of famous painters like Gauguin, Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso adorning the beautiful red brick walls. The living breathing plants that are placed throughout the facility give it a homey feel that makes you instantly comfortable.

The staff and knowledgeable trainers will make you feel welcome immediately. You aren’t just a number at our facility and we care that you are there spending your training dollars with us when you have so many other options available to you.  Our boutique personal training studio has been likened to Cheers, “where everyone knows your name.” You can’t get lost in the crowd or fall through the cracks. It is our mission to give you the best training experience possible.

Our facility is well stocked with a variety of training and cardio equipment that is well maintained so that you can reach your health and fitness goals in a safe clean environment. Our change rooms have been newly renovated and have all the amenities such as workout and shower towels, steam shower, soaps, shampoo, keyed lockers, hair dryers and so much more. We have a small juice bar where you can get a pre or post workout healthy snack. One of our greatest perks, not offered by most down town clubs, is our free parking for clients located conveniently behind the building. If you don’t drive we are a block from the c-train.

Our trainers have a variety of training experiences and areas of expertise giving each client personalized programming. No cookie cutter trainers here. Unlike the big box gyms that offer personal training as one of their many programs we are a personal training studio so our focus is personal training which our facility is designed for. There is no competing for equipment and space. We offer private, dual and small group training that will fit the goals, needs and budget of most individuals. Our customized corporate programming, unique weight loss program and ET (Explosive Training) drop-in program set us apart from other health and fitness facilities.

If you are looking for a unique training experience then Phoenix Personal Fitness is the right place for you.

8 Rocky Mountain Wedding Destinations with images

Hello everyone!


Are you looking for some beautiful locations for your weddings? Kylee has been gracious enough to use her Wedding Planning Service in Calgary to provide us with the list.


1.    Rimrock Resort

Located on Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park, this hotel shows off its classy and elegant style. The Rimrock has gorgeous event rooms with large windows to help reveal the breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies. Let the exceptional staff at this hotel assist you throughout your stay.

2.    Fairmont Banff Springs

This luxury hotel is Canada’s ”Castle in the Rockies” and is a favourite destination for celebrities and international tourists alike. Established in 1887 the banff Springs is a piece of living history. Located just above bow falls and across from Mount Rundle, the scenery here is second to none.

3.    The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a luxurious wedding venue. This hotel is a world renowned resort hosting people from all parts of the globe. Having your wedding here will feel like taking a page right out of a fantasy novel. This is the ultimate destination for a fairytale wedding you’ll have to pinch yourself to make sure your not dreaming!

4.    The Post Hotel

Located in Lake Louise this hotel is nestled in the woods with surrounding mountain views. The event rooms have rustic features that provide a cozy atmosphere for you and your guests. With cabins to spend the night in, you will truly feel the intimacy of this resort.

5.    Emerald Lake Lodge

This stunning location is just 20 minutes west of Lake Louise and 5 min from Field, BC in Yoho National Park. The lodge is hidden along the shore of the glistening Emerald Lake and is perfect for smaller, more intimate weddings.

6.    The Delta Lodge at Kananskis

Only an hour from Calgary, this resort features world class skiing withing minutes as well as fine dining and spa treatment. Bring your snowshoes and ice skates for an activity filled unique winter destination wedding. Finish off your evening with a nightcap and an evening skate underneath the stars.

7.    Silver Tip Resort

Silver Tip Resort is rustic and classy all rolled into one.  This resort is located minutes away from the town of Canmore, a hub for tourist friendly activities and fine dining. All of this makes Silver Tip the perfect spot for a destination wedding. Get taken away under the majesty of the three sisters as you tee off at this world class golf resort

7.    Prince of Wales Hotel

Often over shadowed by the Banff’s and Canmore’s of the rockies, this unique, victorian era hotel will leave you pleasantly surprised. Get away from the large crowds and tourists and travel to Waterton to find yourself at this historic paradise.

Happy Planning!

Gifts for Pets & Pet Accessories

Wondering what to do with tons of photos of your dog? Well – we have an idea for you – get a Petplax (pet plaque). A pet plaque can be a great gift for a pet lover or pet owner. 

As mentioned above, Petplax is one of the ventures that really redefines shopping for pets and pet lovers – gone are the days when you have to visit a pet store to buy different items. Now you can browse the selection right at their website and then track your package all the way to your door step – Yes its that simple!

With people purchasing different gifts for pets and always looking for something new and creative, you can get Pet Plaque along with leash or collar for your dog or cat making it a perfect combo.

Get pet photos done – This site provides you with options for pet photos, how to get them done, and what to do in terms of gifting your pet lover friend.  Today’s pet shops have all the goodies you can think of for your pets. You name it – from dog leashes and accessories to selling chew toys. I have also come across businesses that take a different approach and provide other services such as pet photos and pet plaques – dedicated to your pets.

Active Release? What does it do?

Muscle pain is something that everyone suffers from at some point during there life.  All these aches and pains can take a toll on you both mentally and physically. An effective method of treatment many chiropractors and physiotherapists in Calgary use is called Active Release Technique.

Active Release Technique is a form of soft tissue therapy in which you manually apply tension and pressure into a muscle very similar to massage and then move the body part through a motion to get the muscle into a stretched position.

When an individual has muscle pain, what is happening is scar tissue and fibrosis due to trauma to the tissue. Trauma can be as little as holding a posture to long, slouching, or falling from a ladder. The fibrosis in the tissue prevents blood flow and thus proper oxygen supply to the tissue. As a result of this, the muscle is getting starved from nutrients and you get pain.

Active release works by breaking up this scar tissue and fibrosis and restores proper blood flow/oxygen to the tissue. When this occurs the pain dissipates and the normal biomechanics of the muscle and joint return to normal.

You can expect it to take a few treatments to get the full effect of the treatment. You will notice some relief in as little as one treatment.

Calgary Web Designing – What’s Hot!

2014 is in it’s last leg of the lap and we’ve decided to capture the top trends in the web design field which caught major eye balls of the internet and website users.

1)Expanding search bars
2)Wacky website content
3)Focus on self portraits in imagery
4)customised photo galleries
6)mega-sized menu grids
7)simplistic color schemes
8) ux – light in content – heavy in engagement
9)interactive maps and emphasis on geo-location details
10)data collection – user sign-ups is a must have!

Remember, the digital world is highly dynamic in nature and you surely dont want to be left behind. If you want your website to follow the latest trends in web-consumer market, do get in touch with your favourite Calgary Web Designer.