Get ready Calgary! Vivo’s $60-million expansion is just a few short months away from its phased opening starting with fitness in the spring followed by the pool and the indoor park by the summer.
Vivo is a charity on a mission to raise healthier generations by inspiring a wholistic mindset for healthy living. And with that mission, Vivo is expanding to be a more inclusive, accessible and sustainable community and a place for all generations to belong.
Vivo has been asking the community what it takes to raise a healthier generation. And with the community yearning for more social connection and deeper, more meaningful diversity and inclusion, Vivo has focused on creating a space where the community can grow together.
Last year Vivo moved into modified operations to facilitate the completion of construction and internal renovations. And now, the wait is nearly over.
Get excited because this development is impressive. Vivo will be launching a first-of-its-kind indoor park and outdoor community hub, which will serve as gathering spaces. Enjoy the aquatic expansion with a six-lane 25-metre pool, sauna and steam rooms and an indoor lakeside experience with an on-deck fire pit.
Vivo has incorporated more balance and mindfulness in the new space.
We’re not done. There will be enhanced accessible fitness opportunities like HIIT and yoga classes, boutique-style studios including a spin studio and mind-body studio, certified LEED Gold green building strategies, and a social innovation Collaboratory so the community can continue to bring its ideas to life.
Accessibility was an important consideration for the expansion, and Vivo has delivered with things like accessible equipment in the fitness centre and a fully accessible pool, complete with wheelchair ramp, pool lift, water wheelchair and more.
Raising healthier generations can’t be done alone and magic happens when like-minded people, organizations, and communities take the time to share generously, listen openly, and make space for one another. Three levels of government have been instrumental in saying “yes” to community, and soon Vivo will be able to share this platform they hope will inspire and move you to take action to live your best life.
Sign up for the newsletter at www.vivo.ca for regular updates on the opening! We’ll see you soon, Calgary! We can’t wait to welcome you back to Vivo!