BIG NEWS! We are opening a Second Location - Join us at our Gimli Open House to see our new location
Glow Fitness for Women is opening our second location!
We are opening in Gimli, Manitoba on Wednesday, July 17 2019.
But first we must celebrate!
Join us Friday, July 19, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. for an Open House
Gimli Open House
Friday, July 19
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Glow Fitness for Women
40 Centre Street, Gimli
Free tours, prize giveaways, 1-day sale, workout challenge and more
~Open to all~
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.
Frequently Asked Questions about our New Gimli Location
What will the new hours of business be at the Gimli location?
The Gimli location will also be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
Can I visit both locations of Glow Fitness for Women?
Yes! 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?
Gimli members can attend any of our regular yoga classes at Glow in Selkirk.
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.
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What is Holiday Alley?
Glow will be taking part in Selkirk's holiday festival of sound, art and light, a free event taking place downtown the first weekend of December.
Holiday Alley is Selkirk's kick-off to the holidays, a block-long celebration of local art, music, talent, food, drink and diversity. From pop-up museums, a soup cook-off and whiskey tastings to Selfies with Santa, expect entertainment and fun for all ages. Join us at Glow for Holiday Alley Festive Yoga!hidden
What is Festive Yoga?
Festive Yoga is free and open to all during Holiday Alley. It will take place every 30 minutes during Holiday Alley.
- Friday November 30 from 7 - 10 p.m.
- Saturday, December 1 from 1 - 10 p.m.
Strengthen your body, strengthen the community.
Why Support Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen?
Our Daily Bread provides food for the hungry five days a week, serving coffee in the morning and lunches during the week.
They also provide a warm space for a rest, fellowship, and comfort to those who need it most.
Special Meals are served for Thanksgiving and for Christmas.
This local charity has been helping the community for over 20 years and is run by volunteers and supported by local churches, businesses, and the community.
They gratefully accept donations of all kinds including food from the pantry, food from the garden, and new volunteers.
For more information about Our Daily Bread and to find out more ways to help, visit their website here.
More Ways to Help this October
- You can support Our Daily Bread by bringing a food, cash, or cheque donation (written out to "Our Daily Bread") to Glow when you work out this October. We will be collecting donations all month for this important cause.
- Join the Glow Team and volunteer! We will be taking some time to volunteer at Our Daily Bread this month and we would love to volunteer with you!
- Help share awareness about this organization and fundraiser by sharing this post or their website on your Facebook page.
The first thing you may notice when you enter the Glow studio is warmth under your feet. We put a lot of thought into the studio flooring, so that you can enjoy the best wellness experience possible - when lying in resting poses on the ground, a cold floor would not be very comfortable, but our cushioned and heated floors provide more than just comfort.
Have you ever touched a surface warmed by the sun on an early spring day and felt a pleasant warmth? The sun is the main source of healing radiant energy that we experience daily.
This natural warming effect is replicated in our studio floors - Direct, radiant heat can reach further into the muscles delivering a therapeutic experience with many health benefits.
Our bodies radiate infrared energy out through the skin.
The energy output from our floors is tuned to correspond very closely to the body’s own radiant energy. Our bodies absorb as much as 93% of the
infrared waves that reach our skin, which warms you to a greater depth and more efficiently than other types of heat, which only heats the skin superficially.
This crucial difference explains many of the healing benefits achieved by lying on the floors in the Glow studio.
Medical practitioners make use of Infrared Radiant Heat to treat sprains, strains,
bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain.
Studies have shown wellness benefits achieved through deep-reaching direct heat can help to treat many conditions including:
• TMJ Arthritis + Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Muscle Spasms – reduced or eliminated
• Traumatic Arthritis
• Lower Back Pain
• Disc-protrusion Related Neuralgia
• Brain Contusion – accelerated healing
• Tight shoulders – relaxed
• Compression Fracture
• Spinal Cord Shock – post traumatic shock reversed
• Muscle Tension – relaxed
• Post-exercise Muscle Pain
Direct heat produces therapeutic effects because:
1. It increases the extensibility of collagen tissues. 2. It decreases joint stiffness directly. 3. It is relieves muscle spasms 4. It produces pain relief. 5. It increases blood flow. 6. It assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates. 7. More recently, it has been used in cancer therapy.
The healing benefits of direct radiant heat are too numerous to list, so we’ll finish off with one more reason to love your heated floors at Glow – they are comfortable and relaxing!
Step into one of our yoga classes and experience the full benefits of our Signature and Seasonal classes this fall.
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!
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.
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.