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Sam’s Fitness Club

My relationship with fitness has changed quite a bit over time. Growing up, I was always involved in sports both at a competitive and a social level. I started playing soccer when I was 5 and didn’t stop until I was 15, I was captain of my high school Field Hockey team, and played volleyball competitively as well. The time after I graduated high school was the first time when I didn’t have a strict schedule of games once or twice a week, practices Monday to Friday, tournaments on Saturday and Sunday off.  I no longer had an obligation to eat relatively healthy before games and to stay fit so I would always get on the starting line. Suddenly I was the only one responsible for my fitness level and I didn’t really know how to manage that. It’s been ~10 years and I’m still trying to figure it out. I go from being hyper-dedicated to working out and have an unstoppable drive to sweat and strengthen to looking for ways to sell my gym membership. I do love fitness but money, time and my lengthy list of legacy sports-related injuries gets in the way. It seems like everytime I […]

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Drink Well Downtown

I work for a large company in downtown Calgary with offices in three buildings that are separated by intersections. During my busiest moments at work, my lunch consists of grabbing food from whatever place along my route from one building to the next has something pre-prepared, or grabbing a salad which I would awkwardly eat in a meeting (lots of responding to questions with the one finger “wait until I finish chewing” action). When I walked into Bow Valley Square a few months ago and saw that a Well would be opening up, I was nothing but excited. Finally a place I can stop to get something healthy, quick and not-awkward to consume. You can find Well all over Canada…literally from Moncton, New Brunswick all the way up to Whitehorse, Yukon and in over 200 locations in between. It isn’t uncommon to see Well downtown already, but you don’t typically see more than one or two flavours which isn’t much considering they have 12 different flavours plus bundled cleanse options. Nut milk (mylk) is my favourite thing. Since I can’t drink regular milk, satisfying cravings for creamy beverages is tough to do. Well’s Mylk is smooth, creamy, sweet and without any dairy. Plus […]

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