Get Physical, Eat Healthy and Be Well in Alberta

April 13, 2016

Yoga in the Park, Prince's Island Park. Photo: Tourism Calgary

It’s all about balance. Calgary and the Canadian Rockies have long been on the forefront of the wellness movement and visitors will discover new offerings this year.

Eat Healthy –Whether you’re looking to boost your immune system or reduce stress, there’s a juice that’s right for you. Cold pressed juices can be found at Calgary’s CRU and handcrafted juice and soup cleanses at Juice Because and at Wild & Raw. For a nutritious farm to table vegetarian cuisine in Banff, visitors should sample the spring and summer menu at Nourish Bistro. Their nachos are made with 27 ingredients – including strawberries.

Be Active – A whole host of new fitness opportunities await in Calgary. One of the world’s newest and most unique workouts is performed on top of a custom-made surfboard at Studio Revolution. Visitors looking for drop-in yoga or pilates can head to Junction 9, which caters to both beginners or experts. Barre Body Studio offers a great workout that fuses yoga, pilates & dance. Train your entire body, mind and soul with an indoor cycling program at YYC Cycle that goes well beyond the average spin class.

Relax – Float therapy is an all-new way to relieve stress at Calgary’s Urban Escape. In Banff, visitors can experience a different kind of immersion therapy with Japanese-inspired forest bathing, which involves simply walking with your mind focussed on the forest. The smudging ceremony at Banff’s Cedar and Sage holistic lounge uses First Nations wisdom to lift negative energy.

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