Carleton University Athletics
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For $19 bi-weekly, I think this facility has lot to offer than traditional gyms. Much more, young students around, not hulking trainers in classic gym setting. They even have fitness for mature adults, think this is fun to take your mom for night out with Zumba. Call them if you and your mom can try it for FREE, we do have open nights when I was at carleton.
This gym is open to public, even if you are not a student. Membership include FIT classes, swimming pool use, and gym use, and mentorship by fully trained fitness and gym leaders.
No, they don't lock you in for a year membership. Mu hubby once tried to go swimming with me regularly before we had kids.
As the winter coming, looking for a gym that give you option to try month to month, Carleton university is a best bet. Lots of parking space and easy access, by O-train if you don't like winter driving.
My experience is few years back when I was a student. Unlimited access to facility at my liesure.
Swimming pool: Great, not the biggest, but it has lanes where you can do your laps. There is sauna too.
I do this morning laps and sauna. awesome!
Gym: not the biggest, but decent facility. Students are more concern about cleanliness, at least we wipe out our sweat. They have basic cardio facilities, and free weights are. I am small, so I prefer free weight. Those sit down equipments too, I find them smaller to commercial gyms, which is a plus. I do not want to sit on a very intimidating looking machine. And I never seen students with gigantic muscles to scare me.
Fitness Classes: Most instructors are very flexible. You can go hyper and jump around, or follow a beginner style. I recall attending classes where the leader show how you can intensify your cardio by adding a jump or a twist, while she also demonstrate basic just to keep up with dancing.
Atmosphere: Friendly, relax. No pushy salesman to let you sign up for membership.
Definitely a place to try a swim, gym or work out classes without being lock in contracts.
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