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Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
5:20 pm
[wyldthyng]
Beginner Climbing course at Stronghold Climbing Centre
http://www.calgaryclimbing.com/stronghold/adult.php

I'm going to next Friday's class at 7pm. (was originally planned for this Friday, but they're full!) For those of you not on Crackbook (mine, at least), I'm wondering if you'd like to join me.

You will need to reserve your own spot in the class by calling in with a credit card number. You can do this as late as an hour before class begins, so don't sweat it if you aren't sure you'll be free. However, it's fall, and classes are really picking up apparently, so it might be better to commit.

Alternately, would anyone like to go to Sunday's class at 6pm instead? I *may* be free (no promises) and there's still space. I'm not booked at either location yet so please let me know :)

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, September 2nd, 2007
12:42 pm
[wyldthyng]
beginner climbing course
Contemplating taking it at Stronghold tonight. 6pm, $40.

Does anybody want to come with?

wyldthyng at gmail dot com.

Current Mood: curious
Monday, August 27th, 2007
11:09 pm
[wyldthyng]
Curves?
Is this all it's cracked up to be? Cheap gym membership, quick'n'easy workout...

it just seems a little "get rich quick" to me.

And I happen to be almost FREE!!!! of a World Health Club membership that I'm not using...

and I have access to a gym at work.

So.

Is Curves worth the moolah?

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
9:55 am
[rainfall_83]
Skating in the NW area
I know this is a bit early but I thought I'd scope out the possibilities before the winter season.

I use to work down town and during the lunch hour I would walk to the olympic plaza and skate for an hour for free. Our office has moved this summer to the Kensington area and I was wondering if anyone know if there are any free public skating rinks/arenas available around the area? If any one has any suggestions I would love to hear!

Thank you
Friday, May 18th, 2007
3:47 pm
[wyldthyng]
Calgary Sport & Social Club
Anyone been to an event put on by these guys? I've done a dodgeball tourney and it's super fun, and I'm contemplating joining up for the indoor volleyball tournament scheduled for "Fall 2007" (actual date(s) TBA). I'll add the link to the userinfo page when I'm not so pressed for time, but for now, it's www.calgarysportsclub.com.

Let me know if you're interested in being part of a team, or forming a team for another event.

I'll be posting some sort of formal physical-activity-related gathering soon!

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
12:54 pm
[wyldthyng]
hip hop dance classes?
Would anyone be interested if I looked into the possibility? Would need to be a weekend day for me to be able to attend most/all of the classes, and I'm thinking through City of Calgary to keep costs down.

What say you?

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, May 8th, 2007
11:37 am
[wyldthyng]
Free Public Swims!
If any of you are bored on Victoria Day or other upcoming holidays, the City of Calgary often has free public swims in the afternoon. Sadly, my work schedule prevents me from taking advantage of the upcoming one on May 21st, but I went on Good Friday and it was actually reasonably quiet and a lot of fun. Good for those on a low/nonexistent budget ;)

Details here; I'll leave it to someone else if you would like to organize some form of meet, since I can't be there.

Current Mood: content
11:05 am
[wyldthyng]
Corporate Challenge?
Are you a participant? Which event? Which division?

Let's make this post the centre of CCC-related discussion. So far I'm the only one but hopefully that changes in the next few months. It's September 7-22, at various locations. Website here.

There are other events that aren't "athletics" per se (cribbage, darts, charity events, etc.) but I'll let them pass *if* they're in this thread.

I'm in Orange Division, and I'm signed up for basketball, laser tag and spirit/volunteer team. I'm contemplating soccer but my work schedule is difficult to accommodate anyway.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, May 7th, 2007
5:44 pm
[dramatha]
ISO: Cycling/Walking and learning how to jog/run buddies
Since the beginning of this year I've started taking better care of my body food-wise... and now with the nice weather I'm into getting more active.

I'm pretty central and can meet people for walks almost anywhere... errr safe. =) And I'm re-learning the fundementals of cycling and conditioning my body to pedal - pedal - pedal and not fall off or pass out and then fall off. It's slow going sometimes but I haven't fallen off yet.

If you're down with an easy pace to start - building up to something absolutely monumental - then let's do it.

Most evenings and early weekend mornings work for me.

Oh... is anyone here up for a game of dodgeball? There is a soccer field nearby that is usually empty by 8:30pm.
10:26 am
[wyldthyng]
welcome welcome!
So I brought this comm to life over a week ago - probably 2 by now - but I have been drowning in the particulars of moving. Welcome to cgyfitness. I'm looking forward to meeting all of you and moving forward with a healthier lifestyle.

I'll toss some ideas out on the table for now, and make them separate posts later, but just to get the ball rolling:

- walking clubs - especially now that the weather's conducive to it!
- prep for Calgary Corporate Challenge events - I've joined the bball and laser tag teams with my work;
- squash, somewhere (suggestions welcome - I've only ever been to the MRC courts);
- rock climbing (idea courtesy of stevekeene, and I think it's a great one!);
- hikes, especially once I drive;
- swimming, indoors and out;
- healthy recipe posting (and by that I *don't* mean loaded with ingredients that are "low-fat" or "fat-free" or "chemical substitute");
- goal setting and sharing

Feel free to introduce yourselves. Include whatever details you would like that are related to your healthy vision and make suggestions for community tags and such.

Thanks fer comin'!

edit: ~lol~ so it appears I forgot to add the comm to my FList, cuz I haven't seen the 2 previous posts up until today! Onward and upward :)

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
7:53 pm
[bittirsweet]
Hey guys,

I'm looking into starting up either kickboxing or Muay Thai boxing. [I was recommended it by a friend who's quite knowledgable in these things.] I was wondering if anyone knows of any good places where I could find either or both of these things? I live in the NW, but I commute to Chinook for work, so around or in between those areas would be most ideal, but I'm willing to travel for something really good.

Thanks in advance!
Thursday, April 26th, 2007
1:43 pm
[haotian]
Reality based fighting class
Well... figured I might as well get the ball rolling, so to speak.

My name is Scott Dellinger (I'm sure some of you have seen me post on the Calgary group from time to time) and I teach a reality based fighting and conditioning class Monday evenings for an hour and a half at the Dragon's Den in Inglewood.

We've just gotten started the beginning of April, so we've still got a few places left in the class (I don't want more than 12 students at a time... it just becomes unmanageable and no one learns anything).

The curriculum is based on:
1) My Chinese military martial arts training (San da, San shou) - 4 years
2) My traditional Chinese internal martial arts training (Liu He Ba Fa Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Ba Gua Zhang) - 8 years
3) My 6 years of full-time work as a bouncer

Basic structure for the class is:
1) Stretching & warmup
2) Conditioning drills (rows of kicks, two-man impact exercises, etc - lots of cardio work!)
3) Pad and bag work
4) Sparring (EVERY class)

I'm also available to my students other nights of the week for sparring, etc, free of charge by prior arrangement at my downtown apartment (we have a fitness room that's big enough for two people to spar at a time).

The class is geared to a beginner to intermediate level (based on the skill levels of the people in the class already) and runs $60 per month.

For more info, drop me a line here with your e-mail and any questions you might have!

Cheers!

EDIT: Also, if you're a little more advanced and not interested in classes, I am certainly interested in getting together occassionally to "cross hands" and get some exercise with someone who doesn't train in the same styles I do.
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