We are so excited for summer at Glow! We have many plans to keep you, our cherished members, motivated and loving your workouts. This month we invite you to "Try Something New" with a special chance to try something new at Glow all month for free - yoga, the circuit, or a new product, you choose! Bring a friend, because we are also offering free 2-week passes for the month of June for guests. Also this month you are invited to join us - and bring your dog! - at Queen's Park for a special "Dog Yoga" class. More details below.
We want you to reach your goals, so this summer we have an exciting contest - compete in our workouts challenge (3 workouts a week) and you could win an awesome prize! Looking forward to getting our summer Glow on with you!
Get a Free 2 Week Pass at Glow - All June long!
Now is your chance to find your Glow this June - we are offering free 2-week guest passes at Glow all month.
How to Sign Up For Your Free Pass
To get your pass, sign up by dropping by Glow and seeing one of us at the front desk (located at 217 Clandeboye Avenue in downtown Selkirk, behind the Selkirk Record).
You can also arrange to get started by giving us a call - 204.420.2480.
We are here and ready to help you get started between 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday to Friday this summer.
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Visit or call to get your free pass today!
Friday, June 22 is officially "Take Your Dog to Work Day", and Glow invites you to take part with your dog!
Glow Fitness for Women is hosting a special yoga class for you and your dog to take together outside at Queen's Park in Selkirk.
Glow yoga teacher Liz, who has 25 years experience working with dogs in her career, leads a one hour lunchtime yoga class outdoors in the park, with your dog.
Bring your own towel or yoga mat.
Your dog must be leashed and under control to participate.
Place: Queen's Park in downtown Selkirk Manitoba
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Rain date: Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Cost: A donation to our partner rescue group - details coming soon.
More exciting details coming soon - RSVP to this event on Facebook or email us your RSVP to stay in the loop of all the exciting details as we count down to our very first Take Your Dog to Work Day at Glow!
By Kenzie Bilyk:
When Jill Dowson heard about Glow Fitness for Women opening in Selkirk through word of mouth, she was one of the first to sign up.
Dowson used to run a club from a franchise called Curves, and when she saw the women’s-only circuit at Glow, she was excited for a chance to return to a workout that she missed since her club closed.
“It feels like I’m coming home. It’s a grown-up girlfriends club! And so glad to see smiling faces when I open the door!” says Dowson about her experience since joining.
The Glow circuit, just like the one at Dowson’s former club, uses a force called hydraulic resistance to create a full body strength workout, like lifting weights but more comparable to swimming, because the resistance of the machines will increase depending on how fast you push or pull, and you raise your heart rate for the additional benefit of a cardio workout.
“Easy weight loss and muscle toning. It’s an hour and a half workout in a half hour!” Says Dowson on the benefits she remembers from when she owned her club.
“It’s for every woman too, the machines will adjust for everyone and will continue to challenge you even after you have gotten stronger. And it’s nice to see the yoga added to complement the circuit.”
Since Glow Fitness for Women opened a few weeks ago, Dowson now works out at Glow a few times a week with her friend Ruth Weins.
Weins also used to work out at a circuit style gym in the past and has been enjoying her workouts so far.
“I like it because it’s stress-free! I have so much more energy now!” says Weins.
Feedback from members working out in the morning show similar enthusiasm for the new gym.
“I find it empowering, the staff is so motivational and welcoming. The space is beautiful” Glow member Dianna Mae Hocaluk comments cheerfully before her regular early morning yoga.
“No one judges, you don’t need headphones either!” Christie Pellaers, another member, added enthusiastically from the circuit.
“Oh yes! That’s so important, and the schedule for the yoga is so thoughtful for a working professional woman” Hocaluk continued.
“It’s just such a positive environment!” Pellaers finished off.
Some other general comments heard dancing around the space between the recovery boards and the yoga studio show similar sentiments:
“I’m happy that it’s back, it’s so nice to get back into it!” said one member in between squats.
“The circuit and the yoga are both so easy to get into, doesn’t matter your current shape or activity level!” Added another from the stretch area.
Glow Fitness for Women opened March 12 in downtown Selkirk at 217 Clandeboye avenue, close to the waterfront. The women’s-only gym has memberships with and without contracts, and is open 24/7, with coaches on-site six days a week.
New members are welcome to drop by during staffed hours, visit online (glowfitnessforwomen.ca) or call to sign up – 204.420.4280.
Glow Fitness for Women is opening on Monday, March 12, but first, we must celebrate!
Join us on Sunday, March 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. for a Grand Opening Celebration!
Drop by Glow Fitness for Women at 217 Clandeboye Avenue on Sunday March 11 and let's get ready to GLOW!
14 Days of self-care for February
Day 1, Start a gratitude journal
It is such a simple thing to do; once or twice a week, or even every night, write down 2 or 3 things that you are grateful for in a journal.
It can be anything, from, "having wonderful friends", your health, or an event you are looking forward to.
As an act of self-care, this simple task can have big benefits including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and more happiness.
In the evening, sometimes our worries can catch up with us, but jotting down a few things that you are grateful for can change the vibration of your thoughts and help you to change your perspective on your worries.
Day 2, Light a Candle
The flickering ambient light of a burning candle can induce calm and a sense of well-being. Many practitioners of meditation will light candles to focus. You can do it too to transform your surroundings and help calm your mind.
Treat yourself to a candlelit dinner at home, or light a favourite candle while reading a book, in the bath, or even doing your homework - after all, it promotes focus!
A new candle makes a nice gift to yourself.
When choosing a candle for the purpose of health and wellness, it's best to find candles made from natural beeswax or soy, as paraffin wax is made from crude oil production and can release some toxins into the air.
Day 3, something sparkly
There are many reasons to like crystals. When we look at them, we often admire their beauty, but there's more to these sparkly rocks than that.
Crystals are used in clocks and computers for their energy powers, but the power that high technology taps into can also be helpful in your life and wellness.
Different crystals harness different healing powers - a good one for Valentine's season is Rose quartz. Rose quarts is a stone of unconditional love that helps to open and heal the energy of the heart, emitting vibrations of love, beauty and compassion.
Use crystals as jewelry, or treat yourself to a new crystal to decorate and bring the right vibrations to your home or office.
Day 4, Rework your wardrobe
Organizing any space has a positive effect on the mind - the act gives you a sense of control and reduces feelings of being overwhelmed, helping you to conquer stress.
Organizing your closet can especially be an act of self-love - any clothes that don't make you feel great don't deserve your time!
Put your best foot forward every day by limiting your options to only your best, most feel-good pieces!
This is a good time to consider adopting a minimalist wardrobe. That might mean different things to different people, but the idea is to pare down your wardrobe to only your favourite pieces instead of constantly trying to wear, "something new.".
What are the benefits of this? Not only can you save money (shopping) and time (putting together outfits), but you are also helping to make the world a better place - working conditions in factories for cheap clothes is a real concern!
One more reason for a streamlined wardrobe? It helps you to develop and discover your own real personal sense of style.
Day 5, Add colour to your life!
Colour is all around us. Nothing on this earth is here just by chance; everything in nature is here for a purpose and colour is no exception. All we need to do is to heighten our awareness of the energy of colour and how it can transform our lives.
Want to try a very simple form of colour therapy? Watch the sunrise or the sun set! During this time of day, you will be treated to a spectacle of beautiful colours, and studies show that appreciating natural beauty may increase well-being, boost generosity and enhance life satisfaction.
You can also incorporate colour therapy into what you wear, such as throwing on a scarf, or bring colour into your home with a new shade of paint, or a vibrant accent cushion.
Different colours are said to inspire different feelings; try red for motivation and energy, or lilac and lavender for soothing properties.
Day 6, Meet a friend for coffee or dessert
It's been said before, but it's worth repeating: seeing your friends is one of the very best things you can do for your health!
Some studies have linked friendship as more important than exercise and even smoking when it comes to living a long life!
Treat yourself today - get together today with a friend over a foamy cappuccino or a hot tea, some laughs, and a good catch up!
Day 7, Re-organize your pantry
Just like organizing your closet, organizing your pantry has positive effects on your health. An organized space is linked to less stress, better eating choices, better sleep, more energy, and it can even lower your risk for a heart attack!
Organizing your pantry also helps you to make better eating choices, as you can get rid of junk food and create space for fresh healthy foods.
Day 8, Buy flowers for yourself
Or a plant! Not only do real plants and flowers provide a boost of air-cleaning oxygen, but they also carry many health and wellness benefits when placed at your home or work place.
A Rutgers University study found that the link between flowers and your satisfaction with life is far more important than previously thought; having flowers in your home increases happiness, reduces depression and anxiety and can increase emotional contact with friends and family.
Why wait for someone else to buy them? You know what you like the best!
But don't stop there - you can also extend these benefits to a friend, co worker or family member, by brightening up their day with a cheerful bouquet.
Day 9, Read
Reading is more relaxing than watching television, and it also boosts many extra benefits to your health and wellness.
Besides being relaxing, reading has been shown to provide mental stimulation, increase your knowledge and your language skills, help you to feel empathy for others, and it can even help to strengthen your attention span - something that is in crisis for many people in today's instant-tech-age! There is a book for every interest - and Selkirk has an amazing library!
Day 10, Paint
Or do anything creative with your hands. Make a Valentine's themed craft. Write. Draw. Play an instrument. Build a tower for your cats.
Being creative gives us an escape from the responsibilities and problem-solving of our day to day routines.
Painting, crafting, and making things with our hands can help to encourage creativity, relieve stress, and have fun!
The local dollar stores in Selkirk sell canvases, paint and brushes and YouTube has old episodes of Bob Ross, so it's easy to get started!
Day 11, Try a new healthy recipe
Healthy eating is a good goal, but you don't have to always rely on the same healthy foods, because that could be boring!
Have fun experimenting with a new recipe.
Here's a fun one to try:
Nacho "Cheeze" Dip - Made with veggies!
This easy recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, is made with diced sweet potato, water, spices and nutritional yeast, and it tastes amazing!
Here's the recipe
Day 12, Get a Massage
A massage is an ultimate self-care must do! To name just a few health benefits, massages can help ease pain, promote better sleep, increase circulation, improve the lymphatic system and help your body to detox, boost immunity, make you look younger, and reduce stress.
And it feels amazing! Book one for yourself as an investment in your health and well-being.
Day 13, Wear your favourite perfume
Scents can help to enhance our moods, and even make us feel happier!
Some perfumes have direct aromatherapy benefits, depending on their ingredients, while other perfumes and lotions can lift our spirits in a different way; scent is strongly associated with memory.
Buying a perfume or lotion that you wore during special moments of your life can help to seal that memory - if you open that same scent, years later, it can trigger these happy memories again.
Another reason? When you take the time in your routine to treat yourself with your favourite scent, or put lotion on, you are reminding yourself that you are worth caring for and spending time and energy on. Perfume has also been shown to boost confidence, so go ahead and wear a scent you love today!
Day 14, Happy Valentine's Day!
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.