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Amazing Alberta Week #5


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Leg #5 – Torrington to Wetaskiwin March 6 – 12 It’s almost time to scurry away from Torrington. Let’s keep this well-oiled machine moving and make our way up to Wetaskiwin! Once both team members have completed this week’s Mileage task as well as the Point of Interest task, come to the fitness desk to put your sticker on the tracking board. Your sticker is your ticket to remain in the challenge! The deadline to retrieve your team’s sticker for […]

The “10 Commandments” of Workout Safety and Gym Etiquette


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Over the years of working out, I’ve seen some truly thoughtless & dangerous activities unfold in the gym. Here are “10 Commandments” to keep yourself and others in the gym safe and happy. Rule #1: Use Weights that You can Properly Handle. This man is asking to be seriously injured or killed, AND he is not building his muscles because his spotters (2 on each end and 1 in the middle) are doing all the work. He needs to lower […]

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Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #6


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NOVEMBER 16 – 22 You only have to see kids high on Halloween candy to know the effect sugar has on concentration. Last week, reducing added sugar increased your ability to focus. Now, get focused on making a healthy start to each day. This week eat a nutritious breakfast daily. Week #6 Wellness Challenge: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast Read the Article (below) Eat a nutritious breakfast daily Record 1 point on your challenge tracking sheet each day that you eat a nutritious breakfast. […]

Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #5


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NOVEMBER 9 – 15 Welcome to Week #5! You’ve passed the hump and are heading into the final 3 weeks. Feel free to put meat back on the table but your sweet tooth’s going on a diet. This week reduce added sugars. Week #5 Wellness Challenge: Reduce Added Sugars Read the Article (below) Limit added sugars to 36 grams/day or less for men and 24 grams/day or less for women. Record 1 point on your challenge tracking sheet each day that […]

CCC Charity Spin Wins!


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Each year Calgary Corporate Challenge (CCC) requests participating businesses to make a $400.00 donation to KidSport, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment so that all kids can play. This year Nexen put an original spin on its fundraising. The Nexen CCC committee partnered with the Wellness Centre and two of Calgary’s top spin instructors to deliver awesome indoor cycling experiences for a minimum donation of $25.00 a seat. On July 21, Elaine Arthur, co-owner of […]

The Return of Turkey to Turkey


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Mark your calendars! The Turkeys are returning this fall. Back by popular demand with a few new twists, the Turkey to Turkey program will help you stay fit and manage your weight more effectively during the upcoming holiday season. This 7-week Challenge is a free program for all Wellness Centre members that runs from Canadian Thanksgiving to American Thanksgiving. Participants of this program will earn points for completing various exercise and lifestyle challenges. Based on the points accumulated through the […]

The Stampede Whisperer: Words to Live By


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The Calgary Stampede is winding down for another year.One last weekend of cowboy hats, sore feet, late nights and, of course, mini-donuts.Then life returns to its normal rhythm. As the smell of pancakes and sausages fade off for another year, it’s a great time to reflect on your Stampede experience. Did you meet new friends, learn a new line dance, volunteer in your community? The Stampede isn’t all booze and broncos. It’s an athletic exhibition, cultural exposition and community celebration. […]

THE AMAZING WORLD OF COLOUR – Part 7


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POWERFUL PURPLE Today we wrap up the Amazing World of Colour series with the Powerful Purple TRIBE. Purple represents the seventh chakra located at the crown of the head, the day Sunday and the element of Space. This is our spiritual centre. At birth, there is a natural spiritual connection. The life force flows freely through the body. This is physically evident in the fontanelles or soft spots located on the baby’s head. Fontanelle means ‘little fountain’. The vital energy surges upward through the […]

THE AMAZING WORLD OF COLOUR – Part 6


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ROYAL BLUE Today’s sixth edition of The Amazing World of Colour series is focused on the Royal Blue TRIBE.   Located between the eyebrows, at the spot commonly called The Third Eye, the sixth chakra is associated with the day Saturday, the colour indigo, and the element of light. This is the home of our intuition and the ability to see the bigger picture. The energy of the sixth chakra is perfectly summarized by the Sanskrit word Namaste, meaning, “I am a […]

THE AMAZING WORLD OF COLOUR – Part 5


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ICE BLUE Part 5 of the Amazing World of Colour covers the Ice Blue TRIBE as our representative of the throat chakra.  The throat is the fifth chakra, associated with the day Friday, light blue and located in the neck and shoulder area. This is our communication centre. Communication is a two way street. A healthy fifth chakra is evident in the expression of your authentic self and in focused listening. Both of these are a function of the head and spine. Like a […]