Where to Workout in Red Deer: GoodLife Fitness
It’s been quiet on the Where to Workout front, but that doesn’t mean it’s over yet. Jessica and I spent the last three months at GoodLife, which seems to be the place to be in Red Deer these days.
About GoodLife Fitness Red Deer
Occupying 63,000 feet in the Parkland Mall, GoodLife Fitness Red Deer is the largest GoodLife club in Canada and certainly the biggest fitness facility in Red Deer. It’s no wonder that it feels like half of Red Deer is there working out. With so much space, amenities and a relatively low cost, it’s hard to pass up a membership.
There are rows upon rows of cardio equipment and tons of weight racks available, so even when it seems full, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have to wait for equipment. If you’re into a little more high-intensity work than the weightlifting, there’s a beautiful turf space stocked with battle ropes, sleds, and free weights.
A large gym with a large bodybuilding area can be intimidating for some, but there are tons of options. A spacious ladies only area has more than enough equipment. It doesn’t stop there. There is a dedicated personal training area, a 20-minute total body circuit, and three different studios. Between group fitness, spin and hot yoga with daily classes throughout the day there are tons of different classes to indulge in. When not in use, the studios are available for use, whether you’re doing you’re own thing or taking a virtual class.
While the original plans for the gym included a swimming pool, it was recently announced that the pool will not be opening and the gym is taking feedback on what should go into that space. They’re looking at options like a ninja warrior training area, which would be a really cool option. There are also plans to expand an outdoor training area for our limited summer months.
The amenities don’t stop there. There is a large child-minding area, spacious change rooms with showers and a sauna, as well as massage chairs and tanning to finish off your workout.
Did I mention this gym is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
14 Day Trial: $14
1 Year Membership: $34.99 biweekly
No commitment: $$27.99 biweekly with a $179.99 enrollment fee
There are other options available that you can discuss with staff in the club about before committing.
GoodLife members are also eligible for discounts other places such as Freshii, Running Room, and tons more.
What I Loved Most
My favourite part about this gym hands down, is the BodyPump group class. It’s one of my favourite classes in the history of fitness classes. I also ended up really loving the Women’s Only section, even though I’m not one to shy away from working out alongside the fellas. Lastly, I’m always a big fan of turf and really appreciated the mural with a nod to Red Deer there.
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