Starting Friday, March 27, online yoga videos available from Glow!
We want you to still have some access to some wonderful yoga from the comfort and safety of your home during these Covid times.
Starting Friday, you can sign up to support some of your favourite Glow yoga teachers, who will be teaching yoga live...from their homes!
Expect a few special guest appearances from some fluffy friends, and follow along in your pajamas. Yoga in your pajamas - there's a silver lining!
How does it work?
Your regular membership is on pause and your payments are frozen, however you can sign up for a special online membership to follow along our yoga classes online with our Glow teachers.
We will post one yoga video each day.
You can join us live for the yoga video, or you can watch it anytime you want before the next day.
After 7 days, the yoga video will be deleted and our next video of the day will be launched for the week.
Do I need to be a member of Glow to sign up?
Nope! You don't have to be a member of Glow to join us. These online classes are available for anyone, from anywhere! Welcome, guests of Glow!
Where can I watch the videos?
We will be sharing the videos in a private Facebook group, which you will be invited to after you sign up.
If you do not have Facebook, you will be able to watch it on a private YouTube page - which means you can watch it from a smart TV too.
Remember, after one day the video is deleted, and replaced with our next daily video!
Where is the schedule? Which classes and teachers?
Mondays - Yin and Guided breath
Tuesdays - Yoga for Back, Neck and Shoulders
Wednesdays - Relaxing Hatha Yoga
Thursdays - Core and Restore
Fridays - Morning Yoga and Bedtime Yoga
Saturdays - Quick Yoga Strength Workout
Sundays - Relaxing Restorative Yoga
Also watch out for:
Full Moon Flow Yoga (on the night of the full moon)
Moon and Stars - Yoga for Aries!
Please note, 60 minute classes will be shortened to 40 minutes for our home yoga.
How much does it cost?
We understand this might be a tough time financially for some, and at the same time, we want to help our yoga teachers and our business too!
For this reason, we are letting you decide how much to pay for a 30 day subscription to our online classes.
We are suggesting a donation of $39.95, but you can pay whatever you want when you sign up.
How do I sign up?
Right here! Just click the donate button below. After you have made your payment to sign up, you will be directed to a page where we ask for your name and email address, so that we can share our videos with you - starting Friday!
Click the donate button to sign up
Please scroll to bottom of page for details about our challenge!
To our beloved Glowing Community,
We understand that our little gym and yoga studio is more than just a place to workout and do yoga.
We are a refuge from the daily challenges of life, a place for women to recharge and reconnect, with yourself and with our community of women.
A place to become stronger not only physically, but mentally and emotionally too.
Women have more on our plates than ever before, as caregivers, as workers, as wives and mothers and sisters and friends - and an outbreak doesn't make this any less true.
Now, more than ever, in these uncertain and isolating times with the Covid-19 outbreak, women, and your families, deserve the support of your community, the mental and physical benefits of a workout, and space and time for yourself to recharge your batteries to go on.
As a team at Glow, we got together and discussed these needs, considered all that you, our members and community, would be needing at this time in our lives.
We asked ourselves, how can we help? How can we be your sanctuary, your place to recharge, to connect with your community and stay inspired without seeing each other physically? How can we provide a full wellness experience remotely?
For this reason, we have created a new program with these needs of you, our community, in mind. We also chose to set a low price, as we understand that many of our members will be struggling with loss of work at this time.
We didn't want to just provide workout videos or tutorials, because Glow is more than a place to workout - and we think our community needs more than just workouts right now to face the incredible stress that so many women and families might be going through in these times. We wanted to tailor our program to reflect the reality that comes with being stuck at home, either alone, or perhaps with extra family members to take care of.
As a small business, we also wanted to create an avenue to help support as many of our employees as possible, especially those who might not qualify for EI or other forms of financial support while our gym is closed.
Many of you have asked us how you can help us to stay open as a business, and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you!
Opening our doors again when this is over is our goal, and we can't wait to see you all in person again!
Joining our challenge, or, if you prefer, just joining our workout videos, or exploring some of the other options we have to support Glow at this time, are all ways that you can help us all! Thank you a million times for your support!
Please check out below all the options we have to keep Glowing right through these Covid times, even when you can't visit us in person.
- Yours in Health and Wellness!
Katie, owner of Glow, and the entire Glow team!
30 Quarantine Challenge runs March 27 - April 25
Starts at $39.95 +gst
Glow 30 day Quarantine Challenge
What You Get:
Our 30 Day Quarantine Challenge is a full, fun, and balanced wellness program designed by the Glow Team that you can play from home, by yourself or with your whole family.
Every day, you can participate with our nutrition, workout, and wellness daily challenges, and each week you can play our weekly wellness challenge.
Connect with your Glow community and each other, let's inspire and motivate each other to be well, be entertained, and get through these Covid times together!
We will also be sharing yoga videos with you each day, presented by our very own teachers from their homes - come and practice "at home" with us!
Option 1: Choose to do the Challenge only for 39.95 for 30 days or,
Option 2: Choose the option to do the Challenge AND our 50/50 cash pool - earn points by completing our daily and weekly challenges and you can win the cash pool at the end of the 30 days! Whoo-hoo!! (More details below)
Option 3: Pay what you want. If you would like to support our team and help us to keep going as a small business, we invite you to pay what you prefer for this challenge - we will enter you into the 50/50 and anything over $49.95 will be shared among our Glow team.
Pay what you want option for the Challenge - click the "donate" button below to enter your own custom payment instead of our suggested price.
Option 2: Sign up for our online yoga videos only
Pay what you think is fair! We suggest a donation of $39.95 for a 30 day video subscription, however anything above that will be shared among our Glow team running the program. We appreciate your support! Many of our yoga teachers do not qualify for EI at this time as they are self-employed, your generosity allows us to help our team!
Yoga videos will be shared in a private Facebook group and in a private YouTube page.
Yoga Video Subscription only - click the donate button to add a payment of any amount
It's a Party! Sunday, March 8 at Glow in Selkirk.
Please join us at Glow's Selkirk location Sunday, March 8th, 12pm-5pm, for our 2nd Anniversary Event/Celebration in honour of International Women's Day!
We have a fun day lined up with local vendors such as Marta with doTERRA essential oils; Brie of Brie's Botanicals with her all-natural oil blend products; Heather with 13 Gypsy Moons brings her yoga-inspired bracelets; and Sara from Three 6 Tea will have a tea station set up.
Special Women's Wellness-Inspired Workshops by:
Free to all! Men, children and guests warmly welcomed as we celebrate International Women's Day and Glow Turning Two with a party!
We can't wait to Celebrate with you all. Hope to see you there!
What makes our 30 day Challenges different at Glow?
Are you already a member of Glow? We have a special reduced price for you too!
Come to our free nutrition presentations at Glow with Holistic Nutritionist Elizabeth Logan
We think you will love this challenge - but don't take our word for it!
"The 30 Day Challenge opened my eyes up to what I was putting in my body. I already read nutrition summaries on products but did not read the ingredient list very closely. I used to be a diet pop drinker but have not had one since the start of the challenge. Yay! I feel so much better now."
"I lost a whole dress size in just 30 days and gained energy and a new appreciation for exercise!"
"It's my new favorite gym and anyone who knows me, know that i HATE the gym but this place is different. You're never waiting for a machine, it's easy to jump right in and start moving and it only takes 30 minutes to do a great workout! Highly recommend for any woman that's thinking about joining a gym but hates conventional gyms :)" -Jessica
Already have a Glow membership? You save 50%!
Q. Where are the toys being donated?
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.
Q. Where are you located?
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.
There is a lot of conflicting information out there on how we should be eating to feel our best. Join Elizabeth Logan, Holistic Nutritionist, for an informative presentation that shows you some easy tips to look and feel better with healthy eating.
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.
In an assignement that she prepared for a course on healthy aging at the St. Francis University for Human Kinetics, Glow Coach Tiffany Addison discusses some of the benefits of working out, even if you don't get started until middle age or older.
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?
Good news! Exercise CAN slow the process of aging in the body.
"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:
How much can you really accomplish in 30 minutes?
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?
"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.
"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."
Read Tiffany's full report here:
Come and see our completed renovations at our charming new lake-lake-inspired women's gym in Gimli, Manitoba.
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
Saturday, September 7
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
~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! You get 2 memberships for the price of 1!
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.
Join us Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for an Open House Party
Last Chance to try Glow for 2 weeks Free - Until September 1 in Selkirk, Manitoba.
Now is your chance to find your Glow and feel your best before fall - we are offering free 2-week guest passes at Glow all summer.
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, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.
We are here and ready to help you get started between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Guest Pass Terms:
Send a Friend, Win a prize!
Refer a friend to Glow this summer to take advantage of our 2 weeks free or a membership, and we will enter your name in our summer referrals draw.
The more friends you refer, the more entries you will get in the draw.
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.