We will be reopening the gym on Tuesday, July 21, adhering to all current government restrictions.
Check back here to find out more information about workouts and signing up during these restrictions.
While we cannot be open 24 hours yet - due to restrictions - we will have amended staffed hours until we can.
As soon as we are able to return to 24/7 - we will!
At this time, we expect to be open under the following staffed hours:
(This might be updated - check back here or check your email for the latest information!)
Temporary staffed hours:
Yoga at Glow this summer
Due to restrictions from the government, we are not yet allowed to have yoga classes in our yoga studio - so for the summer, we are teaching yoga classes with our very own teachers online (access the content anytime!) and in the Selkirk Memorial Park.
Watch for our special Full Moon Flow and Let Go Yoga Workshop in the Park - Saturday July 4, 10 a.m.
Drop-ins welcome for all park yoga classes - $10/class.
We appreciate your support and the chance to stay connected and serve you, our dear community, and help you achieve your best health and wellness during these pandemic times!
May 1 - May 31:
Give a gift, get a gift this holiday season
November 12 - December 12
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to Glow Fitness in Gimli or Selkirk for our charity drive.
We will give you a gift for your donation - a free 2-week pass at Glow Fitness for Women.
A. All toys will be donated to local families through local Christmas Hamper programs.
In Gimli, we are working with Evergreen Basic Needs and their hamper program.
For more information about the Gimli hampers, click here.
In Selkirk, we are working with local volunteers and fellow businesses to continue a program that had previously ended at the local food bank.
For more information about the Selkirk hamper program click here.
A. We are locatin in Gimli and in Selkirk, Manitoba.
In Gimli, we are at 40 Centre Street.
We are staffed Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
In Selkirk, we are at 217 Clandeboye Avenue.
Staffed Monday - Thursday, 9 - 5, Friday-Saturday 9 - 12.
We will also review information about our 30 day Habits Challenge - you can sign up for the challenge after the presentation if you wish.
All attendees will receive a free 3 day Kickstart Meal Plan.
Check out some of the highlights of Tiffany's findings - or scroll to the bottom to download and read Tiffany's paper in full.
Can Workouts stop you from aging?
"Strength training is extremely important as we age, because it can drastically reduce the risk for developing sarcopenia, which is a result of the loss of muscle mass and strength that often occurs with age," explains Tiffany.
From the time you are born to around the time you turn 30, your muscles grow larger and stronger. But at some point in your 30s, things can go in the other direction - you start to lose muscle mass and function. The cause is age-related sarcopenia - (WebMD.com)
Luckily, the Glow workout focuses specifically on strength training the entire body.
Other ways that exercise on the circuit can slow the effects of aging mentioned in Tiffany's paper:
- Don't get sick as you age! Regular exercise prevents you from developing and dying from heart disease, high blood pressure, many cancers and diabetes.
- Boosts bone strength, mobility, and strength and independence, prevents osteoporosis.
- Improves balance and reflexes.
- Not just physical: anxiety, depression and mood can also be be onset with age, and can also be prevented or reduced with regular exercise.
How much can you really accomplish in 30 minutes?
- Work two muscle groups on each machine instead of one
- Do cardio and strength training together to save time
- Seal the workout with a good stretch!
A lot of our members at Glow have exceptionally busy lives, balancing responsibilities at work, to family, children, parents, and their community. Fitting in a full workout wherever there is a gap in the schedule requires a routine that is effective and efficient with time.
No pain, No gain - a myth?
- Why some people prefer to avoid pain from workouts
- Tiffany points out is that with the use of hyrdaulics in these machines they minimize the "eccentric" phase of the exercise.
"Personally, when I experience DOMS, even though it can be painful and cause discomfort for a day or two I have never experienced it restricting any daily activities. However, when talking to some of the members the fact that they rarely if ever experienced muscle soreness was one of major reasons why they enjoy Glow." explains Tiffany.
Tiffany notes that this lack of soreness from the workout is an incentive for some members of Glow who have soreness from arthritis or previous injuries.
"Conditions such as arthritis can make simple daily tasks such as walking and brushing teeth sometimes painful and uncomfortable enough - the last thing you want to do is add another element of pain and discomfort".
Skipping this muscle soreness or having just a bit of soreness that is minimal and manageable, made the thought of working out and being physically active much easier, Tiffany noticed in gathering feedback from our members.
Tiffany's Conclusion Thoughts
Best reason to work out = enhanced quality of life.
- Tiffany began asking the women what they enjoyed most in their personal lives since joining the gym and almost all of them said the increase in their quality of life.
"Even for those women who still had most of their mobility and freedom they still told me that their quality of life had drastically increased. They were able to spend more time with their children or grandchildren, to actually play and participate in what their children or grandchildren were doing.
The increase in their physical fitness allowed for them to have the stamina and strength to pick their grandchildren up, to get on the ground and play with them, to walk to the park with them.
All of these little tasks that they were not able to do before engaging in regular physical activity at Glow."
"I think that if we were to emphasize how physical activity can increase older adults’ quality of life and present some of the examples I stated, we could see more of the older population being physically active."
Glow Fitness for Women opened with a soft launch this summer in Gimli, Manitoba. We are now up and running, but we still have a few final touches to complete - so we are inviting you back for a big Grand Opening Open House to celebrate this September!
Gimli Open House
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Glow Fitness for Women
40 Centre Street, Gimli
Free tours, prize giveaways, 1-day sale, workout challenge and more
Stop by with a friend to check out our updated new space and enter to win some great wellness prizes. We can't wait to show you our beautiful beach-inspired new club in Gimli.
Can't do Friday?
You can still take advantage of our Grand Opening prices.
Sign up for our Grand Opening Sale online or drop by during our staffed hours - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Gimli.
Frequently Asked Questions about our New Gimli Location
What will the new hours of business be at the Gimli location?
Can I visit both locations of Glow Fitness for Women?
Gimi members will be able to workout (and take yoga classes) at the Selkirk location, and Selkirk members will be able to work out at the Gimli location.
Will there be yoga for the Gimli location?
Glow Gimli will be offering yoga this summer in Gimli that is inspired by our surroundings - beach yoga, nautical yoga, and SUP yoga are all on the Gimli yoga menu this summer - please stay tuned by signing up for our newsletter or following us on social media for the latest news, events, and updates.
Join us Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for an Open House Party
- Come see the finished look of Gimli's newest gym for women.
- Enjoy free tours, a chance to win prizes, and the very last day to sign up for our Grand Opening Rates.
The Glow workout gives you a full strength workout, just like lifting weights, but without the weight. Glow's machines use a hydraulic resistance system that responds differently to each person who uses it. This makes it a safe workout for women of all ages.
And we have a yoga studio.