On a cold Thursday evening, deep in the midst of a Northern Alberta Winter, I entered a warm and inviting environment to find some reprieve from the “Winter Blues”. I walked into the GPRC Climbing Gym. What I found there was a friendly community and a joyous experience.
I’d been wanting to visit the climbing gym for a number of months but had never made the final step of actually walking through the door. Midway through the semester, I was talking with a classmate and realized that I had a couple free days that week. I turned to my friend and said, “Wanna go check out the climbing gym tomorrow?”. She responded with an enthusiastic ‘yes’ and we stopped by the climbing gym that evening to find out what we needed to bring the next day. They were very helpful and explained that since we’re GPRC students we only had to bring our ID’s and comfortable clothes, everything was provided. I went home that evening looking forward to the coming adventure.
We both arrived at the climbing gym the following evening to a warm welcome. It took less than five minutes to fill out some paperwork and we were given a quick orientation of the gym. My friend and I spent the next hour having a fantastic time, setting challenges for each other and exploring what the walls had to offer.
I can’t speak highly enough about my experience. The staff were professional and courteous, and took the time to assist us any time we had questions or needed advice. I would recommend this facility to a long time climber or to anybody that has never climbed and wants to try something new.
Submitted by Logan Perron, GPRC Student Ambassador.
Bellyfit is a holistic fitness experience that blends powerful movements and exercises with the spirit of its participants. The first portion of the class you” burn mega calories, relieve stress and have tons of fun executing the fundamentals of belly dance. During the second, enjoy plenty of work on your core and mindful stretching. You’re guaranteed to feel strong and healthy!
So come on GPRC, let’s celebrate the new year together with some awesome DJ Sunshyne mixing beats!
Instructor, Michelle Renee will be bringing over an hour of Bellyfit moves including some shimmying, shaking and smiles!All fitness levels welcome!
Two events are happening this winter semester, so sign up today!!
Date: Friday January 13th & February 10th, 2017 Times: 7:00 – 8:30 pm Cost: $15 per participant (pre-register at 780-539-2436) Location: M121 Fitness Studio; across from the Climbing Gym on our GPRC Grande Prairie campus!
Don’t forget your indoor shoes, yoga mats, water, and to invite your family and friends to this event.
Contact Michelle Renee at 780-933-4658 if you have questions.
GPRC Student Wellnessis instituting a new program with the goal of raising awareness about various healthy living practices and wellness topics provided by many resources found within the community as well as the College campus. Several times throughout the fall & winter semesters, students & staff will be given many Wellness Wednesday opportunities ranging from 15 – 50 minutes to learn more about health, wellness & fitness activities available to them. The information will act as stepping stones to more health and fitness outlets in the area, and a healthier you!
We want you to join us this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 for some upcoming sessions to raise awareness on various healthy practices available to you throughout the community and on the GPRC campus.