Posts Tagged ‘Edmonton

Poll: Who’s going to win the Challenge?

- February 18th, 2014

It’s Week 2 of the 2014 World Health Media Transformation Challenge.

I’ve posted the criteria of this six-week media competition. And I’ve posted photos of the challengers.

That leaves two burning questions: who are you rooting for and who do you think will win?

Please vote below (challengers are listed alphabetically).

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WH Media Transformation Challenge weigh-in tomorrow

- February 6th, 2014

World Health Edmonton Media Transformation Challenge 2014

It’s on!

World Health has rounded up several Edmonton media personalities, including yours truly, for a six-week fitness challenge.

The official weigh-in is slated for noon to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 7) at World Health’s Glenora gym.

With bragging rights and a $1,000 charity donation up for grabs, I’ll have my game face on.

Look for more details soon in my Keeping Fit column and on this blog.

In the meantime, here’s the press release issued by World Health:

CNN fitness expert returns to Alberta

- October 7th, 2013


He’s baaack!

Mark Macdonald, an Atlanta-based fitness and nutrition expert for CNN and a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show, has returned to the Edmonton area for a couple days to share his wisdom.

Here are the details on a few of Mark’s public appearances:

Snap Fitness Sherwood Park
2257 Premier Way, Sherwood Park

1st Clinic — Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.
2nd Clinic — Oct. 7th at 6 p.m.

Hosted by The Blood Sugar Stabilization Clinic.

Fuel Your Performance Flyer October 2013 by Cary Castagna

Body Confidence wellness forum tonight

- July 10th, 2013


Just a reminder that there is a Body Confidence wellness forum tonight in Edmonton.

It runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Edmonton Hotel and Convention Centre, 4520 76 Ave. Tickets are just $10.

Click HERE for more info.

The next event will be Aug. 13.

GoodLife expands in Ontario and Alberta

- December 13th, 2012


Canada’s largest fitness chain just got larger.

GoodLife Fitness has bought out seven Gold’s Gyms in Ontario and Alberta. GoodLife’s continued westward expansion includes gyms at Northland Village, Eau Claire Market and South Pointe in Calgary, along with Airdrie Towerlane Mall.

Here’s the full press release issued today:

For Immediate Release

December 13, 2012

GoodLife Fitness acquires seven Gold’s Gym locations across Canada

London, ON: Today, GoodLife Fitness, Canada’s largest fitness company, announced the acquisition of seven independently operated Gold’s Gym locations in Canada. The locations include three clubs in Calgary and one in Airdrie, Alberta, as well as locations in Peterborough, Vaughan and Scarborough in Ontario.  

This acquisition brings the total number of GoodLife Fitness Clubs in Canada to almost 300 and provides even more great locations for Canadians to achieve their health and fitness goals.

GoodLife Fitness is now the largest fitness club chain in the Calgary Region with 13 convenient locations. The total number of GoodLife Clubs in Alberta increases to 16, spanning from Calgary to Lethbridge to Edmonton, with multiple new Clubs scheduled to open in Alberta in 2013. This latest acquisition also brings GoodLife Fitness to the 30 Club mark in Western Canada.

The expansion into these vibrant and growing areas in Ontario and Alberta allows GoodLife Fitness to continue focusing on helping its Members achieve their health and fitness goals by providing exceptional Member care, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, superior fitness expertise and innovative and comprehensive programming.

The new GoodLife Clubs will host the world-leading Les Mills Group Exercise Classes (exclusive to GoodLife in Canada) along with GoodLife’s caring and knowledgeable Personal Trainers and industry-leading programming.

“We are excited about the prospect of acquiring these seven new locations in Alberta and Ontario to further grow the options of locations for our members and to welcome the Gold’s Gym Members to the GoodLife Family,” said David “Patch” Patchell-Evans, GoodLife Fitness Founder & CEO. “At GoodLife, our vision is to give all Canadians the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. We know that one of the biggest factors in helping individuals remain consistent with their fitness routines is a convenient location, so we are excited to continue growing across the country.”

All of the Gold’s Gym locations that are a part of the acquisition are independently owned and operated facilities. Gold’s Gym will still operate almost 20 franchised locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec.

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GoodLife Fitness
Founded in 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness company in Canada with approximately 300 clubs from coast-to-coast. With over 750,000 members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 45 Canadians every day. With the vision of giving every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life, David Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO, strives to develop innovative partnerships and collaborations in all areas of health, fitness and wellness and continues to play a significant role in the healthcare system in Canada. GoodLife has achieved Platinum Status Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, as well as Platinum Level Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.   

Gold’s Gyms locations being acquired GoodLife Fitness with new GoodLife contact information:

Calgary Northland Village GoodLife Fitness 
5111 Northland Drive North West, Calgary

Calgary Eau Claire Market GoodLife Fitness
Eau Claire Market, 200- Barclay Parade South West, Calgary

Calgary South Pointe GoodLife Fitness
12686 48 Street South East, Calgary

Airdrie Towerlane Mall GoodLife Fitness 
505 Main Street, Airdrie

Peterborough Portage Place GoodLife Fitness
1154 Chemong Road Peterborough

Scarborough Markington GoodLife Fitness
3660 Kingston Road, Scarborough

Vaughan Keele Street GoodLife Fitness 
Highway 7 & Keele Street, Toronto