Your journey to a healthier, more active lifestyle

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It's all about you!

You're ready to make a change but not sure where to start. Gyms are overwhelming. Fad diets don't work. 

TrymGym is a lifestyle re-training program that guides you into forming healthier eating and activity habits. 


TrymGym woman planking during workout

The TrymGym initial program includes:

One-on-one consultation

Before the program begins, you’ll meet with your trainer to discuss your needs and goals, as well as go over a few basic fitness tests. You won’t have to do anything you’re not comfortable with. Following the program, you’ll revisit these same tests to measure your progress.

8 weeks of classes

The initial 8-week program includes small group training sessions twice a week. Trainer-led workouts are designed to help you meet your daily activity guidelines with resistance and cardiovascular training in a supportive, non-intimidating environment.

Qualified professionals

Your fitness journey will be led by highly knowledgeable personal trainers with advanced certifications through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. You’ll also take part in two presentations by a Registered Dietician and be provided with on-going email support throughout the program.

Fitness membership

Included with your registration is a free membership to the UCalgary Fitness Centre, so you are welcome to access the facility outside of the class times. 

TrymGym client does resistance band workout with a personal trainer
TrymGym client does upper body resistance workout with partner


TrymGym initial program

Begin your journey to a more active lifestyle in this eight-week program of twice weekly, small group training sessions. These sessions are led by personal trainers who have advanced certifications through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. The classes help you meet your daily activity guidelines through resistance and cardiovascular training in a non-intimidating environment. After eight weeks, you will revisit the consultation with your trainer to track the progress you’ve made. 

In addition to the exercise component, the TrymGym initial program includes two one-hour interactive presentations with a Registered Dietitian as well as ongoing e-mail support throughout the eight weeks. Each one-hour presentation will focus on vital nutrition information needed to live healthier, as well as introduce strategies to aid you in achieving your health goals. This information will empower you to make important and lasting lifestyle changes.

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TrymGym Follow-up

After you’ve completed the TrymGym initial program, continue to stay active and meet your weekly physical activity goals with our follow-up classes. These twice weekly small group training sessions with our highly qualified trainers are designed to help you continue the progress you’ve made, promoting lifelong physical activity, and keeping you motivated.

Prerequisite: TrymGym initial program  

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