In the crazy hustle and bustle in our everyday lives, I have always felt as if it is important for myself, and everyone else, to take time for our health, mentally and physically. I have always loved fitness- from figure skating for a number of years, to teaching myself how to work out and lift weights in a gym setting, I always loved the feeling. However, I felt an itch to take it further; that is what fitness and Oranj did for me. I started with Oranj in 2017 in the mini boogier room, without really knowing where this place would really take me. Since starting at Oranj I always looked up to the instructors and thought that teaching fitness classes and sharing our passions with one another was amazing and fascinating, so last year, I made it a goal to get my fitness instructor certification. This has brought new and amazing things into my life that I never imagined, let along thought I was capable of. Since then I haven’t looked back; I have learned so much, created new relationships, found a new-found love for fitness and teaching, and so much more. Fitness and teaching have shown me that you can do anything that you put your mind to, and I love being able to share that and help my participants to reach and strive for their own personal goals. I am so lucky to teach and be a part of Oranj and I can’t wait to see what else I learn while I am on this journey! Can’t wait to see you in class!
Kensington Road, Kensington Crescent and surrounding streets have plenty of parking spaces available. There is a ParkLink lot offering flat rates right behind our studio on Kensington Crescent. Calgary Transit buses stop directly in front of our studio also! Most streets have 2 hour paid parking, but some street parking is free before 9am and after 6pm.
USING PARK PLUS
Tired of standing in the rain, fumbling for your credit card or digging for spare change to pay for parking? Want the convenience of paying for your parking session in the comfort of your own car? Now you can! Sign up for ParkPlus and you can pay for your parking session with one easy cellphone call. Go to www.parkplus.ca <http://www.parkplus.ca/> to register!
FREE CURBSIDE PARKING
There is some free time-limited parking available on Bowness Rd, 12 St and 13 St around the St John Fine Arts Elementary School (15 12th St NW). Be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations.
METERED CURBSIDE PARKING
With exception to permit parking in residential zones surrounding the Kensington area, there is metered parking on nearly every street in the Kensington area. Once again, be sure to read the signs to comply with parking regulations, especially on 10 St during rush-hour time periods as some time restrictions do apply.
Often overlooked, Kensington Gate offers numerous stalls above ground as well as about 100 stalls underground, all available for public parking. There is almost always parking available here, even during busy times.
CALGARY PARKING AUTHORITY (CPA)
CPA LOT 23 at 1101 Memorial Dr NW
Located beside the old Firehall. Access is from eastbound Memorial Drive only.
CPA LOT 37 at 1056 Memorial Dr NW
Located on the north side of Memorial Dr, access is from westbound Memorial Dr only.
CPA LOT 57 at 1210 Kensington Rd NW
Located on the north side of the road, this lot is a great one for those of you who are coming in from Crowchild Trail via Kensington Rd.
For more information on Calgary Parking Authority parking lots, hours and rates, go to the CPA Home Page <http://www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/parkinglots/lotlocations>.
Monday - 9:30am - 11:30am & 5:00 -9:00pm
Tuesday - 9:30am - 12:45pm & 5:00 - 9:00pm
Wednesday - 9:30am - 11:30am & 5:00- 9:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am - 12:45pm & 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - 9:00am - 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday - 8:45am - 11:30am