2019 has arrived and your resolutions that come with it. 4th Street is the perfect place to indulge in some self-care. We’ve put together a round-up of our favourite spots to eat well and get your sweat on! 4th Street: One Street, A Thousand Avenues.

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Body, Mind and Spirit

Whether you’re looking to eat healthier to lose weight, get clearer skin, improve your energy levels or just try something new, 4th Street has just the thing.

Amaranth

Amaranth Market is one of our favourite places in Calgary to pick up locally-sourced health foods. Whether you’re paleo, keto, vegan, gluten-free, or just health-conscious, Amaranth has ingredients, supplements, and pre-packaged foods sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

While you’re shopping to stay healthy, you can keep your bank account feeling healthy too with Amaranth’s Taste the Savings event. Enjoy 12% off everything in-store on the third Wednesday of each month.

Visit their shop located at 1407 4 St SW to discover their delightful and delicious range of sustainably farmed ingredients from Albertan farms such as Bear and Flower, Irving’s, and TK Ranch.

Mercato

Mercato is a Calgary staple for comforting, home-made Italian cuisine. If your resolution is to shed some pounds, skip over the pasta counter, and instead select some items from the deli. Italian prosciutto, imported Parmigiano and exclusive olive oil flown in from Calabria, Italy await you. Combine their fine ingredients into your next favourite meal!

If you’re pressed for time, Mercato also offers an extensive selection of take-home meals. Just heat and serve on your best dishes – we won’t tell on you for pretending you made it.

Visit Mercato at 2224 4 St SW for some grocery items, or stay and enjoy a lovely meal and cappuccino at the adjoined restaurant.

Aida’s Bistro

Aida’s Bistro first opened its doors in 2000 and has been a Calgary staple ever since. This family-run restaurant serves up some of the best Lebanese cuisine in town and is conveniently located right in the heart of 4th Street’s restaurant row.

Perfect for keeping your healthy eating resolutions, Aida’s offers up delectable dishes like white bean salad and broiled lamb kebabs. Aida’s recipes are home favourites adapted to provide Calgarians with authentic, delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Visit Aida’s Bistro at 2208 4 St SW and enjoy a signature rose water iced tea along side your meal.

Work It Out

Yoga Santosha

Yoga Santosha has been a welcoming community staple since 2007. Their compassionate team of yoga instructors understand the healing benefits of their practice and wanted to share it with as many Calgarians as possible.

Regardless of your skill level, there is a yoga class available for you. Restorative practices help relax, soothe, and align your mind, body and spirit, while their active practices can help you shed a few holiday pounds while centering your mind and spirit.

Visit Yoga Santosha at #320, 1800 4 St SW and nama’stay for a while to enjoy a soothing restorative class.

Barre Belle Studio

Keep your weight loss resolution with a booty-building, butt-kicking class at Barre Belle Studio. This fun and high-energy class is designed to get you results with different challenges to truly affect change regardless of your fitness level.

This studio is the perfect place to round up your girl friends for a fun and active afternoon! Once you’ve burned off those Christmas calories with one of their many classes, treat yourselves to a meal at one of our recommended spots above, or a manicure (keep reading for our top picks).

Visit Barre Belle Studio at #103, 1812 4 St SW for your new favourite work out.

One Cycle

Round up your friends and get moving at One Cycle. This spin studio is high-energy, fat-busting fun sure to get you sweating! Each 50-minute workout is designed to push you towards your fitness goals in a fun, candle-lit, disco-ball-having room.

One Cycle prides itself on being a fun, safe and inclusive environment so don’t let any fear keep you from achieving your fitness goals this year!

Visit One Cycle at 2115 4 St SW and get your sweat on!

Stay tuned for our second part to this blog that features plenty of hot spots along 4th Street to beautify and indulge in self-care.