March 27th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 13
New Gym Opening
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David Selles
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Crowsnest Pass residents will have the opportunity to try out a new gym soon.

Crowsnest Martial Arts will be opening their doors in the beginning of April and will have programs for all ages and skill levels.

Head Coach of the gym, Dan Miller, says he always wanted to open a gym like this in the Crowsnest Pass.

“It was about bringing something at a world class level back to the Crowsnest Pass. When I left here in 2002, I went about trying to learn as much as I could about the sport with the goal of coming back here one day. I want to bring that back here.”

Miller adds he hopes that down the line, high-level athletes will come here and make it one of their main training locations.

As for fellow coach Jen Klapstein, she sees this location as a great opportunity due to the type of atmosphere they hope to create.
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“There’s nothing like this out here in Western Canada for what we eventually want to do so we figured we’d just move here and see how it goes.”

Miller says Crowsnest Martial Arts will have many different types of programs for residents to try.

“There is quite a bit of programming. We are centered around mixed martial arts. We have a bunch of specialty programs to support that. We have kickboxing, Muay Thai boxing and weapons training as well as many other programs for people to try. There is also a kids program as well.”

Klapstein says that the gym will also offer individual programs as well.

“We’ll also do private lessons, personal training and self-defense. We’ll cover anything from fitness to actual high-level martial arts.”

People looking to get gym memberships will have a few different options.

“We have a general membership and we have both three and six month options. For an adult, the three-month option would be $109 per month and then the six-month option is $99 a month. So it's pretty affordable for the type of training that you're going to be getting and also a list of classes that we have,” said Klapstein.
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There are also similar membership options for kids as well with a three-month membership costing $89 and a six-month option costing $79.

Klapstein also says there will be drop in and 10 class passes as well.

As for an official opening date, Miller and Klapstein are hoping for April 8th and are also planning a Grand Opening event for the end of April or beginning of May that will involve games and other activities for people who come.
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