Turning a Tragic Loss To Something Positive for Our Community
In March of 2022, the Heavens Fitness/ACADEMY team tragically lost one of our team members. Vanessa Ladouceur was a bright light and an upcoming star in the fitness industry. A manager at one of the Heavens Fitness corporate fitness and wellness facilities, Vanessa had found her place in that fitness community, inspiring and motivating people to lead healthier lifestyles.
Vanessa was an advocate for the homeless and passionate about helping others. She cared deeply for those less fortunate and helped in ways that she could, whether it was a cup of coffee or mittens to help stay warm, she was there. She took the time to listen to their stories and showed compassion.
Losing Vanessa has had a huge impact on our team. In trying to find a light at the end of a very sad tunnel, we felt it was time to turn this tragedy into something positive for the community. With the blessing of her family, we felt there was no better way to honour her memory than coming together and doing the two things she loved the most: sweating and helping.
In conjunction with BLOX (the Beltline Community Association), The ACADEMY is hosting outdoor Electric Community FitFest. We are taking it back to the 80’s. The beginning of Heavens Fitness/ ACADEMY and the energy of electric avenue.
This event brings the Beltline together as a community, for an outdoor fitness experience like no other, in honour of our friend, colleague, fellow fitness enthusiast and advocate for the homeless, Vanessa Ladouceur. It’s time. Let’s come together.
Along with the festivities, The ACADEMY - powered by Heavens will launch our charity initiative to celebrate Vanessa’s compassion for the homeless. With her family’s consent, this event will kick off our year-long charity fundraising initiative with all proceeds donated to the charity chosen by the family, the Calgary Mustard Seed.
Bring your friends and family and join us. Come sweat in one of our two outdoor workouts as a DJ spins the hits from the 80’s or drop by to enjoy some entertainment and experience local Beltline vendors and restaurants. We’d love to see you!
Outdoor Electric Community FitFest
June 18th – 11am-2pm
The ACADEMY parking lot – 637, 11th Avenue SW
Electric Sweat 80’s HIIT @11:00-12:00pm
Join in this “Aerobic HIIT Dance Party” that combines The ACADEMY’s signature interval training workout combining cardio and strength training with classic 80’s aerobic moves and music! Modification for intensity will be offered in the 60-minute-high energy workout!
Electric 80’s Yoga Pilates Fusion @12:15 to 1:15pm
Move and groove to the sounds of the 80’s as the DJ spins us back in time with this flowing signature class that combines Yoga and Pilates to build strength and mobility. All you need is a mat! No experience is required. All levels are welcomed, and exercise modification will be offered
Classes are by donation. *Minimum Donation for classes - $5.00 with all monies collected going to the Calgary Mustard Seed. If you can't make it but would like to donate click here https://raisehope.ca/raisehope/abbe36b37a6e44629b232938f3e5f32a
TO BOOK YOUR TICKET – book online or call the club at 403-263-3113.