The holidays are a time of joy for so many Calgarian’s and yet many struggle with sadness, grief, and anxiety during the festive season.

Here are 3 simple ways you can find support for a friend, co-worker, or yourself:

  1. Calgary Counselling Centre, DistressCentre, and the Calgary Mental Health Association are few of the local organizations that have trained and dedicated staff that will assist with short and long-term solutions for the challenges that you or your friend faces regardless of age or economic standing. The Calgary Counselling Centre offers a sliding fee scale for those that have financial constraints.
  • Be Available. Give the gift of time this season by simply taking time to listen, invite them on social outings, or offering up a spot at your table for Christmas dinner.  You may not be able to fix all of their concerns but knowing that someone cares often goes a long way.
  • Take Something Off Their To-Do List.  It is a busy time of year and small acts of kindness such as shoveling their walk, offering to pick up any holiday gifts or groceries they need while you’re out, or planning a play-date with the kids or fur-babies will ensure that they can make time to emotionally take care of themselves.

Help spread a lighter, brighter, holiday season by starting the conversation and making mental health a priority this year. 

By Jody Robbins Are your kids fascinated by American Ninja Warrior on TV? Turn off the tube and let them unleash their inner ninja at InjaNation. This newly opened Calgary facility sports a trampoline park, rock climbing gym and obstacle course—all under one roof. Only one of two facilities in North America, children and adults venture from zone […]

Managing Expectations in Obstacle Course Racing Faye Stenning discusses her training regime, her goals for next season, and being televised with NBC at the larger Spartan races.

Programs for Play The rise of American Ninja Warrior and the Spartan series inspired InjaNation to create a local space for people of all ages and abilities to play and train on equipment that is found popular in the obstacle course racing community. View the Video here.

Explore Your Inner Ninja Breakfast Television & Catriona le May Doan discuss All Sport One City with InjaNation being a fun destination for adults to try a new sport – or to get back into activities they’ve been away from. Over six very full days and 60 activities you’ll get active, have fun and maybe make some […]

Mike & Jill Get Competitive Breakfast Television visited InjaNation and explored their inner child, challenged their fear of heights, and laughed their way through the giant facility. Sit back and enjoy this four part series on their visit to the adventure playground!

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A new gym in Calgary takes a page right out of the successful American Ninja Warrior reality TV series. Part-obstacle course, part-trampoline park — InjaNation promises to amp up your snoozy treadmill workout. “We’re noticing a shift towards functional fitness and boutique gyms and areas for people to get active,” manager Leslie Stempfle told the Calgary Eyeopener. The 50,000-square-foot facility opened in November […]

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Training like a ninja warrior at InjaNation -Meghan Jessiman Obstacle coaches Andrew de Jesus (L) and Ben Skuter scramble up an A-frame inside InjaNation Fun and Fitness in Calgary, Alta., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. Photographed for Herald Weekend Life. Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia Network  If you’ve ever spent the night parked in front of a television watching […]