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Business Beat: UFC fighter opens business and lifestyle expo coming up

Knockout business One new business is packing a punch with its focus on fitness. Evolution of Fitness offers kickboxing courses for women, mixed and kids. It also features yoga and a boot camp course in the mornings throughout the week.

Knockout business

One new business is packing a punch with its focus on fitness. Evolution of Fitness offers kickboxing courses for women, mixed and kids. It also features yoga and a boot camp course in the mornings throughout the week.

UFC fighter and St. Albertan Sheldon Westcott is the owner behind the business.

“We do a little bit of everything,” he said.

The business only opened a few weeks ago, but he said he’s already seen transformations within clients.

Children who have been bullied in school have become more confident, while kids with an unruly attitude have become calmer and more assertive.

Adults have likewise shifted in their perspective since joining the gym.

“You watch someone walk in and say ‘I could never do that’ and you get them to the point where you’re like ‘yeah you can’. You sit there and watch someone who’s kind of stuck in the mud, to being motivated, it’s fantastic.”

Westscott has been a professional fighter since 2007 and with the UFC since 2013. He said he wanted to open a place in St. Albert where he could remain active while coaching clients.

For more information or to sign up for classes visit http://www.evolutionoffitness.ca/.

Lifestyle Expo

The days are ticking down until the 2018 St. Albert Lifestyle Expo and Sale. All 200 vendor spaces of the event are filled with businesses ready to showcase their products.

Last year the event had around 18,000 people walk through the doors.

Virginia Potkins, events manager with the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce, said the event is a great way for businesses to make themselves known in the community.

“It certainly gets you recognition for all the people who are attending,” she said. “It’s very heavily focused on St. Albert businesses, although we do have some from the surrounding areas.”

Similar to last year, the event will also feature the Taste of St. Albert, a talent show, a petting zoo, baby crawl and entertainment tailored for a seniors' day on April 20.

The event takes place from April 20 to 22 at Servus Credit Union Place. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $3 per day, $5 for the weekend and free for children.


Dayla Lahring

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Dayla Lahring joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2017. She writes about business, health, general news and features. She also contributes photographs.
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