History tends to repeat itself, they say. If that’s the case, then Calgary looks poised to become one of the world’s premier destinations for aspiring wrestlers once again.
Next Saturday, June 27th, the Workhorse Fitness Performance Center is set to reopen its doors full-time for the first time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The facility, located at 2015 32nd Avenue in Calgary, not only boasts a state-of-the-art facility but world-class trainers including Leo Burke, Bruce Hart, “The Beast from the Middle East” Ali, Chris Knight and more.
Calgary and the professional wrestling business have been nearly synonymous with each other since the founding of the legendary Stampede Wrestling in 1948. Of course, Stampede Wrestling was founded by the legendary Stu Hart, who ran not only Stampede itself, but the fabled Hart Dungeon. There, some of professional wrestling’s biggest stars were trained, including Bret & Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, the Dynamite Kid, Brian Pillman, Natalya, TJ Wilson and more. However, the Dungeon was far from the only world-class training experience in Calgary. As recently as last year, the Storm Wrestling Academy continued carrying Calgary’s legacy as one of the industry’s hotbeds for not only live events, but learning the craft of professional wrestling. Now, Workhorse looks to continue in the tradition of Stu Hart and Lance Storm – something they look incredibly well-poised to do.
For more information on classes, training, or the Performance Center as a whole, visit their website at workhorsefitnessperformancecenter.ca or email
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