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We invite you to join us on Monday, February 18th, 2013 for a most rewarding and memorable event!

Always wanted to try a Get RIPPED! class and turn your body into a veritable carb-burning, fat-melting machine? Now is your chance to check them out while making a big difference in our community. Some things are worth sweating for!

Talisman Centre and Jari Love, international fitness guru and creator of 'Get RIPPED!', are teaming up with The Alex for a 3rd RIPPED-A-THON Fundraising Event. This event is open to all Talisman Centre members and the public and perfect for all fitness levels. All proceeds (registration fees, pledges and food donations) will be provided to The Alex to help homeless families in Calgary.


Get Ready to Get RIPPED! and Pay It Forward

How To Register

Registration opens January 21, 2013. 

Current members of Talisman Centre can register through our Online Registration page or by phone at 403.233.8393 or in person at the Customer Service Desk. Non-Members can register online at www.thealex.ca.



NOTE: Online Registrations will not be accepted after 12 noon on Friday, February 15th, 2013 or when space becomes full. After 12 noon on Friday, those still wishing to register will need to do so by phone or in person.

Be sure to select which class(es) you want to participate in when registering:

Class 1: RIPPED Buffet 10:00am – 11:00am

Class 2: RIPPED Buffet 11:15am – 12:15pm 

Class 3: RIPPED Buffet 12:30pm – 1:30pm 

COST: $10 per class

You can participate in one class or all three! It's totally up to you. Each hour class provides you with a full Get RIPPED! experience taught by a different instructor and with a variety of RIPPED! exercises. Plus, bring in non-perishable food items to use as your weights and then donate them after your class. All proceeds and food donations go directly to The Alex.  


Registration Info Package (PDF)

Pledge Form (PDF)  

Waiver Form (Over 18 years old) (PDF)

Waiver Form (Under 18 year old) (PDF)

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GRAND PRIZE (1): One Year Adult Membership

Random draw awarded to one participant from all entries received. Participants will receive one ballot for each class attended..

Class Participation Prizes (3): Talisman Centre 30th Anniversary Prize Pack includes: 30 day membership, Talisman Centre Sport Bag, Purist Water Bottle, and Earbuds with holder

Random draw awarded to one participant in each of the three classes.

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Collecting Pledges for The Alex

Give back more by collecting pledges! Download pledge forms or pick them up at the Customer Service Desk. All pledges are due when you check-in at the event.

Where does your money go? The Alex provides the following items and more for families in need:

  • Phone Cards
  • Transit Passes
  • Medical and Dental 
  • Groceries
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Baby Needs
  • Utility Payments (electricity, heat, etc)
  • Career Services
  • Addiction Support
  • Damage Deposits and Rent Payments
  • Operating Costs (including medical supplies, gas and insurance for one health bus)
  • and more!

You can also donate by purchasing specific Donation Gift Packages through The Alex's website. 

About The Alex

For 40 years, The Alex has listened and responded to the needs of Calgary's most vulnerable. From homelessness to the delivery of primary health care we tackle complex health and social issues head-on, providing proactive, innovative services and solutions that change lives. Acting as a resource hub we meet our clients where they're at when they need us. By addressing the root causes of health issues facing our clients we eliminate barriers to a whole and healthy life.

As leaders in primary health care and housing first programs we believe that our clients are as unique as the services they receive. Our clients include babies, youth, parents and seniors all who share a dream – a dream of a better future. That is why we focus on prevention, stepping in before crisis occurs, and then follow up by wrapping around our clients with the care and support they need to break cycles of poverty and homelessness.

We are a robust primary care network that believes housing is a key determinant in one's ability to live their best life and we are making a difference in improving the quality of life of our most vulnerable neighbours.


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Child Care

Our Child Care Centre will be open from 9:30am–2:00pm for RIPPED-A-THON participants. $5 for up to 4 hours. Book your spot by February 15th, 2012 at 6:00pm by calling 403.355.1289

Child Care is available for children ages 3 months to 9 years. Normal Talisman Centre Child Care Centre procedures and policies will apply. There is limited space available so book early, we cannot guarantee space to walk-ins.

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Can't make it to Talisman Centre? RIPPED-A-THON is also running 10:00am – 11:00am; 11:15am – 12:15am and 12:30 – 1:30pm at:

  • Fitness Plus North
  • Fitness Plus South

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