5 Alternative Workouts to Try in 2017

Kick your cliched resolutions to the curb with these five alternative fitness options so fun you’ll forget you’re exercising.

Photograph courtesy of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Adult Gymnastics

Yes, you get to jump in the foam pit. Kyle Shewfelt Gymnastics offers beginner courses as well as adult drop-ins. Don’t let the “beginner” status fool you, as you’ll be discovering muscles you never knew you had.

3442 118 Ave. S.E., 587-349-2004, kyleshewfeltgymnastics.com, @ksgymnastics



The Crux Bouldering League (offered at The Crux Climbing & Bouldering) is ideal for upwardly mobile types with new climbing problems to solve each week and an awards party at the end of the program.

1415 28 St. N.E., 403-235-2789, thecruxclimbing.com



Decidedly Jazz Danceworks offers beginner classes in styles such as hip-hop, tap and funk. Drop in to any class for $5 from Jan. 2 to 6.

111 12 Ave. S.E., 403-245-3533, decidedlyjazz.com, @decidedlyjazz


Pole Dancing

Spice up your life and wake up your core with a pole class at Strut Fitness. If you really want to work on your strut, the studio also offers burlesque training.

126 16 Ave. N.E., 403-999-0847, strutfitness.ca@strutfit_dance


Rage Yoga

Give the middle finger to broken resolutions with instructor Lindsay Istace’s bastardization of the vinyasa practice, complete with F-bombs. Rage out Mondays and Wednesdays at Dickens pub.

1000 9 Ave. S.W., 403-233-7550, dickenspub.ca; rageyoga.com


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