Photo by: Asim Overstands

Photo by: Asim Overstands

rosabel bong

Rosabel Bong is passionate about movement and community. Growing up with martial arts and kicking things since about age 11, Rosabel holds a black belt in Hapkido. She is active in Calgary fitness and enjoys helping people to become the best version of themselves. With teaching roles at four different studios she instructs everything from yoga, to mma bootcamps, to boxing, to spin, and you can find her at Athlima Fitness, Yoga and Beyond, Undrcard Boxing studio, as well as illume Hot Yoga. She is also a certified personal trainer and has helped individuals develop programs that work, including for special populations.

Rosabel also has her honours degree in Biotechnology, she currently volunteers with Prospect Human services to help bring movement to the lives of people with disabilities.

Martin parnell

Martin Parnell is the Best-Selling author of MARATHON QUEST and RUNNING TO THE EDGE and speaks on having a “Finish the Race Attitude – Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Your Full Potential”. Martin has written for, or been covered by CNN, BBC, CBC, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Runners World, Men’s Journal, Canadian Business, and Maclean’s.

In a five year period, from 2010 to 2014, Martin completed 10 extreme endurance “Quests” including running 250 marathons in one year and raising $1.3m for the humanitarian organization Right To Play.

Lourdes Juan

Lourdes is an Urban Planner and entrepreneur. She is an alumna of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of General Studies and a Masters in Environmental Design. She shares her time as the Director of Hive Developments, Soma Hammam & Spa, and doing community work with non-profits she founded, Leftovers Foundation and Moonlight Market Foundation.

She was appointed to Calgary Planning Commission in 2016, on the Board of Directors with the Downtown Association, Hong Kong Canada Business Association, and Calgary Homeless Foundation, a mentor for Futurepreneur Canada, an advisor of the United Way of Calgary and Area and the Haskayne School of Business. She enjoys the many fitness classes that Calgary has to offer such as spin, boxing, and yoga. In the summer months, she enjoys running along the river.

Sean sweeney

Sean is all around athlete who knows we need to move, run, jump, crawl, throw, catch, squat, swing, run and climb! We need to constantly challenge our grip strength, agility, balance, spatial awareness, speed, power, flexibility, endurance and aerobic capacity under various conditions. We only adapt through challenging ourselves. Obstacle training @COR.FIT provides an unparalleled way to ensure that we experience more within ourselves by blurring the distinction between metabolic conditioning, strength training, mental toughness and fun. The result is a well-rounded athlete capable of challenging their perceived limitations. 

Cycling is a great sport for cardiovascular activity but living in Calgary forces us to ride inside to ensure that we get our KMs. Choosing Peloton Cycling is an excellent way to experience a fun, structured ride for all ability levels. By training with a systemic training approach using FTW (Functional Threshold Wattage Training) we challenge ourselves to ride harder, further and faster than we may have thought we could. The end result is a stronger athlete and rider.

In addition to being a passionate trainer, Sean’s career in medical marketing provides a diverse background and strong understanding to incorporate knowledge of cardio-respiratory stamina, musculoskeletal strength and endurance, flexibility, diet and body composition. 

Sean’s other athletic interests are hockey, SUP, football, rock climbing, trail running and hockey. Follow him on Instagram at Mjomba05.

Tammara Francis

PlayCity ambassador Tammara Francis firmly believes that there is no challenge that cannot be overcome; rather, she looks at challenges as opportunities for growth. When she fractured her foot, she didn't sit around doing nothing: she took up #boxing. Once when she needed to raise money for #charity, she did 1000 #burpees. She has a #passion for working with her clients to challenge their own bodies as well. 
As an endurance athlete she competes in various races around North America, including the Boston Marathon twice and the North Face Endurance Challenge Series. Tammara also won the X Warrior Challenge Titan series in 2016, and she won second place in the Elite Female, and plans to hold those titles again this year.