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Where to Find Fitness in Chestermere: Gyms, Fitness Centers & Recreation Areas

Posted by Justin Havre on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at 1:15pm.

Rec Centers & Fitness in Chestermere

Nestled amidst Alberta's picturesque landscapes just 20 kilometres east of Downtown Calgary, Chestermere stands as a testament to balanced living. For those who call it home, it's not just about finding a place to rest one's head, but also discovering avenues to rejuvenate the body and spirit. And what better way to achieve this equilibrium than embracing fitness? In the city of Chestermere, opportunities to engage in active pursuits are as diverse as they are abundant.

Chestermere Bike Park

The Chestermere Bike Park is a large outdoor park for racing, BMX cycling, and practicing mountain biking skills. There is a seating area near the entrance for those who want to sit and watch the cycling action.  

The park’s northside includes downhill flow trails; these one-way trails take off from the starting mound and feature a variety of hills, jumps, and drops. The flow trails range from beginner to advanced in difficulty.

A skills loop includes a space for cyclists to practice if they are not ready for the flow trails. The park, located in the Rainbow Falls neighbourhood, also has a pump track for developing riding techniques and a multi-use trail running through the middle. The bike park stays closed for winter. 

Chestermere Rec Centre

Stay Active at Chestermere's Rec Centre

The Chestermere Rec Centre is a large facility with fitness activities for all ages. The Rec Centre's grounds are very accessible to residents living in the Westmere neighbourhood and Chestermere’s waterfront homes along the western shore of Lake Chestermere. A membership to the Rec Centre is $85.50 per year, making this a very affordable option for a year-round indoor and outdoor fitness facility.

Chestermere Rec Centre includes outdoor sports opportunities like three regulation-sized softball fields, four fenced-in soccer fields, and a community playground. There is also a large, wide-open field of grass for people to use for any other sports they'd like, a horseback riding corral, and a community playground.

Inside the Rec Centre, enjoy two ice rinks for hockey, ringette, and figure skating, as well as a three-sheet curling rink that offers league play, bonspiels, fun spiels, and group play. Skating lessons and public skate times are available. The Chestermere Whitecappers Association meets regularly for sports like pickleball and other events at the Rec Centre. 

Western Headworks Canal Pathway

People can hop on a bike and cycle from the south side of Lake Chestermere to the Max Bell Centre in Calgary using the Western Headworks Canal Pathway. This paved pathway is mostly flat and stretches almost 25 kilometres from end to end. 

The Western Headworks Canal is an irrigation canal that runs from Calgary to Chestermere Lake and on to Brooks, Alberta. The pathway used to be an old service road, but now it is open to the public for multi-use.

It can take around two hours for a cyclist to travel the pathway from Chestermere to the Max Bell Centre (one way) in Calgary’s Radisson Heights neighbourhood. On the other hand, hiking the path is considered a moderate challenge due to the distance. It can take a little over five-and-a-half hours to complete the journey on foot. Leashed dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on the trail. 

There are multiple access points for the pathway located on smartphone maps. Additionally, there is plenty of signage at all official access points. During the winter months, the path is suitable for cross-country skiing. 

Gyms & Fitness Studios

Stay Fit With Chestermere's Gyms & FItness Studios

There are several gyms and training facilities in Chestermere, including a kickboxing gym. They offer an indoor training facility year-round, so the colder winter months don't interrupt a regular fitness routine. Here are the gyms and fitness studios available in Chestermere.

F45 Training Chestermere

F45 Training Chestermere, located in the Kinniburgh neighbourhood, offers group fitness classes for workouts. They're open seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The daily classes include an intense cardio workout on Wednesdays, resistance training on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and hybrid classes on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Classes are a mixture of circuit training and High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). 

The workouts are always 45 minutes, and full-time members can attend as many classes as they want. A seven-day trial costs $25 (for residents only). One-week passes are $65, and monthly unlimited passes are $229. 

9Round Chestermere

9Round Chestermere is a kickboxing gym that teaches the sport of kickboxing and offers programs for weight loss, muscle gain, and cardio fitness. It’s located just north of the Lakeside Golf Club, one of the best golf courses in Chestermere. Members can show up on their own schedule since there are no fixed class times. Once they gear up, the member gets a semi-private lesson with a kickboxing trainer, followed by an intensive 30-minute workout. 

Another unique thing about 9Round is that it offers a nutritional program where members can order ready-to-heat meals to their homes geared toward their workout goals. This includes plans for weight loss and muscle gain, with Keto and vegan options available.

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is a full-service fitness centre and gym with state-of-the-art equipment, coaching, and personal trainers available. Members have 24/7 access to the gym, and it provides 24-hour security. There are private restrooms, private showers, and locker rooms. The fitness equipment includes a wide range of cardio machines like treadmills, spin bikes, and stair climbers, with HDTVs in the cardio section. 

There is also strength training equipment, free weights, and functional training gear ranging from kettlebells to battle ropes. New members get a complimentary lesson with a personal trainer. Memberships start at $39 per month.

Strong and Free Fitness and Health

Strong and Free Fitness and Health is a locally owned Canadian fitness and workout centre. They provide 30-minute group fitness classes with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), small group training—which includes expert coaching on weight lifting, and special events to train people for specific events or sporting activities. 

Some additional fitness options in Chestermere include Sole Balance Yoga—located on the eastern shore of the lake. Chestermere Lake Crossfit and the CTC Martial Arts & Fitness Centre reside at the Chestermere Business Park on the southwest side of town.

Exercising Mind, Body & Spirit in Chestermere

Chestermere's commitment to promoting an active lifestyle goes beyond its scenic beauty—and beyond Chestermere’s best parks, which have tremendous offerings for the community. The town offers its residents an array of fitness options that cater to varied interests and intensities. From serene lakeside jogs to more structured indoor workouts, Chestermere has carved out a niche for those who seek vitality in their daily lives. Living here doesn't just mean finding a home; it's about finding a lifestyle that harmoniously blends well-being with everyday living.

If you're looking for the perfect Chestermere home, contact Justin Havre with eXp Realty with Calgary Homes at (403) 217-0003 to get in touch with a local Chestermere real estate agent and discover your new dream home today.

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