Facility Feature: UCalgary’s NEW Gold Fitness Alcove

The Gold Fitness Alcove at the University of Calgary is the latest innovative project that Active Living has taken on to offer more workout varieties to students and the campus community. UCalgary was focused on giving their fitness community a secondary space to relieve stress, connect with other students and add variation to the already well-equipped main fitness amenities.

Alby and his team had a vision of what they wanted and how programming was going to be implemented; it was important to develop something that provided a different experience than the main Fitness Centre. We were able to customize a Small Group Training Room with some amazing, industry leading products from the Life Fitness Signature Series: Life Fitness Studio Line, Woodway Treadmills, TRX and Concept 2.

This space will be used by the students, staff, faculty and the public with any booking reservation. Come try the space out when you need a break and get your pump on! Whatever challenge you’re looking for, UCalgary is ready to support you.

**The Gold Fitness Alcove has been designed and built in partnership with the Apple Fitness Store, a division of LIV North. UCalgary Active Living is a proud Apple Fitness partner.

Facility Feature: 613Lift

Meet 613Lift, a 10,000 sq. ft powerlifting gym in Ottawa owned by Nicholas DiNardo. He runs a top of the line fitness facility catering to the lifting community of Ottawa. The atmosphere is electric, motivating and non judgemental! 613Lift is the first “OFFICIAL HAMMER STRENGTH TRAINING FACILITY” in Ottawa; with over 16 plate-loaded and selectorized Hammer Strength pieces. 

613Lift is about Strength: Mind, Body & Soul. It believes in empowering its members and supporting their fitness goals by providing every tool imaginable to make their workout a success and maximize individual potential. No matter what your goal, 613Lift has what it takes to make sure YOU have what it takes.

Melissa Collins, territory manager for LIV North, assisted 613Lift with their build out providing layouts and consulting. She provided guidance to properly space the equipment and managed the order, delivery and install of the equipment.

Nicholas DiNardo, owner of 613Lift, shares, “Working with Liv North was super easy and very organized. They showed up with everything in order, assembled and packaged to be able to withstand the moving without damage.  The team was very professional, and considering the times, the delivery was still done very quickly!  They offered fantastic advice and really made the entire experience worth it! I will definitely be a repeat customer going forward!I truly believe the two installers were the best in the business. I have dealt with other large equipment companies and none, at any level from ordering to arriving was as simple as with them! Thank you!”

Learn more about 613Lift and their “OFFICIAL HAMMER STRENGTH TRAINING FACILITY” in Ottawa here.

Facility Feature: Terminal City Club

LIV North is proud to partner with The Terminal City Club in Vancouver with new Life Fitness, Woodway and Wattbike products.

Terminal City Club was founded in 1892. It has grown to be one of the finest private clubs in Canada with an incomparable array of benefits and services for their members.

The project itself took nine months to complete and aimed to refresh cardio equipment while enhancing the user experience and programmability. 

By providing product information related to user experience, service and technology LIV North was able to assist in the best end result for Terminal City Club members. In addition, we provided finance information, layout consultation, enhanced their service and support and prepared for an efficient delivery + installation.

The centre features a wide variety of products, specifically the new Life Fitness Integrity SE3 HD Cardio products, Woodway 4Front with ProSmart 10″ Console and Wattbike Atom X. 

To learn more about Terminal City Club, explore here

Badlands training centre

Facility Feature: Badlands Training

Opened in October 2020, Badlands Training Centre is a unique fitness facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta created with families in mind. It was purpose built to be a world class training centre with a goal of having families be the centre of the operation. The mission is to have those who come through to have fun, be fit, and be healthy both physically and mentally.

The training centre is 17,000 sq. feet on two floors. The entire building is 36,000 sq. feet with 11,000 sq. feet on two floors of lease space and 5500 sq. feet and a restaurant on the 3rd floor with a rooftop patio. This is an amazing space with some of the best views in the city of the teepee, Highway, coulees and sports diamonds.

The layout took some time and talking between the LIV rep and our rock climbing company to come up with a perfect layout that could encompass all that we required. There is a 40-foot rock wall, 2,200sq feet of turf for speed training, 6,000 sq. feet of class training for HIIT style workouts, 2200 sq. feet of combat zone for boxing and MMA, 2 studio rooms one specific to an ICG spin studio and the other for barre, yoga, pound, Hifit, Hip Hop dancing.

Russ McLean with LIV North helped us along the whole project to help us find our vision and goals for this facility. He ensured we had ordered equipment in a timely fashion, as with Covid, getting equipment was a huge challenge however we did meet our timeline. We have had support for the equipment and setting up the spin bikes, as well as had a great trainer come down and teach us on the bikes to help us learn what they can do.

People love the space, the diversity of classes and options this facility has, the state of the art equipment and absolutely great trainers we have in this space.

Check out Badlands for yourself when they re-open. In the meantime, follow along their Instagram for the latest in what’s happening with BTC.

Top 10 Home Gym Picks

A home gym is a big investment and needs to be thought out based on your lifestyle, training requirements, space and budget. We’ve put together our top picks for home gym equipment + accessories that are guaranteed to take your home gym to the next level.

  1. Life Fitness IC5, IC6 & IC7 Indoor Cycles
  2. COREFX Strength Bands
  3. Woodway Path 
  4. COREFX Kettlebells
  5. UMAX plates/sets with bar 
  6. COREFX Plyobox 
  7. UMAX Dumbbells 
  8. Life Fitness Heat Rower
  9. COREFX Medicine Ball 
  10. TRX SWEAT Kit 

We’re here to help with all your home gym needs; from equipment to flooring to suggested layouts. Contact us to discuss your next project or dream home gym and let us get you started on the right path.

LIV North has showrooms with consultants in Toronto (Head Office) Calgary and Edmonton. Distribution centre’s also include Vancouver.

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