Fitness

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Just a bit of exercise can improve mental health, scientists, psychologists say

It’s that time of year when gloomy weather and New Year’s resolutions…

 

Scott Viala portait. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets, lives and the 7 sins with Scott Viala

Steel mace trainer builds strength and skills

  • Jan 23, 2023

 

Bob Dorobis plays his guitar at home in Middletown, N.J., on Dec. 4, 2022. Dorobis redoubled his efforts to learn fingerpicking during the pandemic. (Jeanann Dorobis via AP)

Music, exercise, gray hair: Pandemic practices that live on

Taking a look at some of the changes we made that seemed to stick around

 

White Rock’s Centre for Active Living is welcoming a new program for people who have experienced a stroke and are looking for a fitness program suitable for them. (File photo)

Fitness program launched in White Rock for stroke patients

The exercise program will be available for 12 weeks in the city

White Rock’s Centre for Active Living is welcoming a new program for people who have experienced a stroke and are looking for a fitness program suitable for them. (File photo)
A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

ParticipAction gives kids and youth a D for activity, an F for screen time

18 per cent of children and youth meet recommended daily cap of 2 hours of recreational screen time

A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Joyce Lindemulder holds Sherry Turnbull. Photo supplied

‘Really unfit’ B.C. woman takes up competitive powerlifting at 61

Joyce Lindemulder says ‘resistance is never futile’ in her bid to lift her way to fitness

Joyce Lindemulder holds Sherry Turnbull. Photo supplied
A new fitness facility, Safe Sweat, is set to open in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

New gym – with private workout suites – coming to South Surrey

Safe Sweat scheduled to open soon in Grandview Corners

A new fitness facility, Safe Sweat, is set to open in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
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Bodybuilding champions crowned at Abbotsford IFBB event

Pro division titles awarded on Sunday, pro cards earned on Saturday at Vancouver Pro/Am event

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The Vancouver Pro/Am Show and Expo bodybuilding event comes to Abbotsford on Saturday (July 16) and Sunday (July 17).

Vancouver Pro/Am and Expo bodybuilding show coming to Abbotsford

Abbotsford Arts Centre hosts two-day event on Saturday (July 16) and Sunday (July 17)

The Vancouver Pro/Am Show and Expo bodybuilding event comes to Abbotsford on Saturday (July 16) and Sunday (July 17).
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.

Youth Innovation Showcase calls for innovative student submissions

The Youth Innovation Showcase is back for its fourth year in 2022.…

  • Jun 6, 2022
Youth between 12 and 19 years old and living in BC or the Yukon are invited to participate in the 2022 Youth Innovation Showcase by submitting a 45-second selfie video about themselves and their latest innovation.
Live Well’s Walk for Heart event was on Sunday morning (June 5) where staff and members got together for a 3 km walk to commemorate National Health and Fitness Day. (Photo: Sobia Moman)

Walk for Heart: White Rock seniors celebrate Health and Fitness Day

The event was in partnership with Heart and Stroke Foundation and LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

Live Well’s Walk for Heart event was on Sunday morning (June 5) where staff and members got together for a 3 km walk to commemorate National Health and Fitness Day. (Photo: Sobia Moman)
Delta residents are encouraged to take part in the ParticipAction Community Better Challenge June 1-30. (participaction.com photo)

Delta residents encouraged to take part in Community Better Challenge

ParticipAction initiative runs June 1-30 using app to track physical activity

Delta residents are encouraged to take part in the ParticipAction Community Better Challenge June 1-30. (participaction.com photo)
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services

Get Moving with Your Community this June

Download the ParticipACTION app, track your activity + help your community compete to win $100K!

  • May 30, 2022
Photo credit: Kamloops Immigrant Services
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Surrey teacher’s Zumbathon for Cancer returns to Fleetwood Park gym June 3

Fitness-themed fundraiser held at school where Elaine Chong works

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(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.

Win a two night stay at Westin Whistler with Sweatin’ for Science

The Science Fair Foundation BC’s biggest fundraiser, Sweatin’ for Science Space Edition…

  • May 9, 2022
All participants who sign up for Sweatin’ for Science are automatically entered to win the grand prize, but they can also gain extra entries by following @sweatinforscience on Instagram, liking the post announcing the grand prize, tagging friends and sharing it to their stories.
Sharon Young, 80, and Glen Pirie, 90, have kept themselves fit through weekly personal training sessions and plenty of walking in their White Rock neighbourhood. (Contributed photo)

Hitting weights, heavy bag great for White Rock seniors’ physical and mental health

Pair who are 80 and 90 plan to keep working out as long as they can

Sharon Young, 80, and Glen Pirie, 90, have kept themselves fit through weekly personal training sessions and plenty of walking in their White Rock neighbourhood. (Contributed photo)
Rio Crystal of Comox is pictured during the Arctic Ultra Race from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle. Facebook

B.C. teen wins world’s toughest, coldest foot race

Rio Crystal won the Arctic Ultra Race: 250 miles from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle

Rio Crystal of Comox is pictured during the Arctic Ultra Race from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle. Facebook
January 17, 2022 - Chris Smith, CEO Fitness World, photographed at the Cambie Street Fitness World location in Vancouver. Don Denton photography

Fighting Fit

Fitness World’s Chris Smith battles pandemic with an overriding passion for the benefits of exercise

  • Feb 16, 2022
January 17, 2022 - Chris Smith, CEO Fitness World, photographed at the Cambie Street Fitness World location in Vancouver. Don Denton photography
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Abbotsford’s Parveen Toor aiming to lift weights and women’s spirits

Vancouver Pro/Am - Women’s Bikini - Masters 35 plus champ shares her secrets to success in the gym

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