All-star trainers, from left, Elmira Barry, Lindsay Sali, Jari Love, Philip Ndugga, Pete Estabrooks and Amber Rotar.
Being voted the “Best Fitness Class in Calgary” recently was a charge that had my class jumping, sweating and swearing with reckless abandon. The music was off the hook loud, the backslapping, ball throwing, smile-inducing camaraderie, the hoots, hollers and laughing all proved the point I had raised early in the “competition.” My TKO Sports Conditioning Circuit class was clearly the best fitness class — the best for these people in this room.
Here’s where we peel away the paint. This was no scientific survey, it was a story done by Global TV Calgary to get people thinking about getting in shape.
In my class, we address cardiovascular capability, muscular endurance, balance, coordination, speed, core conditioning and serious boxing technique — all important components of any fitness program — but that’s not the point for the regulars. Fitness in a fitness class is expected, expected and delivered in any class where you can put your head down and push a little. The reason my class is the best lies in a simpler point… SEE MORE
BY PETE ESTABROOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN BUCHSDRUECKER