YYC STUDIO REVIEW: UNION ATHLETICA
1 location, 3 studios, with 10 different class offerings, I get excited going to Union like I do going to the Superstore – it’s like a one stop shop, with endless options. Union Athletica has a class for everyone, whether you want a quick 30 minute sweat or an intense spin and TRX combo class, Union has you covered. Did I mention they were voted 2016 & 2017 Top Choice Award for Best Fitness Club in YYC? Now I know why, well deserved.
I love Union Athletica for many reasons but the main reason is the amount of classes offered, “it is a complete and balanced fitness experience”. From early morning to late evening, there are a variety of classes and times to choose from. The instructors are very knowledgeable and motivating and I can 100% confirm that you will leave feeling nothing but high vibes.
Most often, boutique studio’s specialize in one area, like hot yoga or spin, very rarely do you see one studio specializing in yoga, spin, barre, TRX, circuit, kickboxing, HIIT that are executed properly and ALL AT ONE PRICE(!!). I tried a variety of classes at Union before writing this review and I was highly impressed and sore afterwards!
The space – including the 3 studios, reception area and change rooms are clean and chic. Complimentary spin shoes, mats, towel service, showering supplies and free indoor parking are all included in the one price you pay (huge win). Union’s pricing is VERY reasonable compared to most boutique studio’s. A drop in class is $16 and a 20 class pass (which I would recommend so you get the most out of your buck) is $280, this is a serious steal especially when you consider the perks and variety that Union offers. If you’re looking to get started or just try it out, they have a great deal for newbies – 1 month unlimited for $99. Again, STEAL.
I know for some, cost of group fitness classes can steer you away, but I tell ya, group fitness is what keeps me motivated year round. I have met so many amazing people through group fitness, it helps me stay accountable to my workouts, especially my morning sweats and I have definitely surpassed my comfort zone. Union Athletica is a great place to simply start or achieve your fitness goals while being welcomed/apart of a fun, motivating community. Some of my favourite teachers: Kelly N, Tish D, Katelynn V, Lisa K. Some of my favourite classes: T’Rike, Warm Flow Yoga, Barre Sculpt, HIIT, The Circuit, F’AB Ride.
Overall, Union Athletica is an A++ in my books and definitely recommended for all fitness levels!
Health & Happiness,