Fitness

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  • May 30, 2022

 

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

 

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
Gym owners in Vernon say they’ve been unfairly left out of a B.C. COVID-19 relief grant opportunity because they were able to run youth programs during a four-week closure, which was mandated by a government order on Dec. 22, 2021. (Pixabay)

‘It feels like we’ve been betrayed’: Vernon gym owners denied COVID-19 closure grant

At least two facilities denied access to $5K grant after being forced to close for 4 weeks

Gym owners in Vernon say they’ve been unfairly left out of a B.C. COVID-19 relief grant opportunity because they were able to run youth programs during a four-week closure, which was mandated by a government order on Dec. 22, 2021. (Pixabay)
The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre’s fitness room will be open to the public on Jan. 20. Earlier, the fitness room had been closed as a result of provincial COVID-19 restrictions. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s fitness room to reopen on Jan. 20

Facility had been closed as a result of provincial health orders

The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre’s fitness room will be open to the public on Jan. 20. Earlier, the fitness room had been closed as a result of provincial COVID-19 restrictions. (Summerland Review file photo)
Iron Energy Gym is open in defiance of COVID-19 public health orders

West Kelowna gym one of dozens in B.C. flexing their muscles against COVID-19 restrictions

Iron Energy Gym in West Kelowna was fined and ordered shut down two weeks ago

Iron Energy Gym is open in defiance of COVID-19 public health orders

B.C. gym forced to close due to B.C. COVID mandate calls for essential service status

Gyms, fitness centres and bars were recently ordered to close under new Omicron-related measures

On Nov. 16, participants attended an information centre on a proposed replacement of the aging Summerlnad Aquatic and Fitness Centre. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

2 sites proposed for new Summerland pool

Core project comes at cost of around $38M

On Nov. 16, participants attended an information centre on a proposed replacement of the aging Summerlnad Aquatic and Fitness Centre. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)

155 burpees short: B.C. man performs whopping 796 burpees in world record attempt

Mitchel Cook says he’ll likely take another shot at breaking standard of 951 in one hour

The strain begins to show on Mitchel Cook’s face as he attempts to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)
Mitchel Cook is aiming to do 1000 burpees in an hour to set a new Guinness World Records mark. (Submitted photo)

B.C. man aims to set Guinness World Record with 1,000 burpees in 1 hour

21-year-old ready to make public attempt Nov. 5 in Parksville

Mitchel Cook is aiming to do 1000 burpees in an hour to set a new Guinness World Records mark. (Submitted photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2021, file photo, people wear masks as they work out outside the Hardcore Fitness gym, due to COVID-19 restrictions in downtown Los Angeles. The pandemic has changed how the fitness industry evaluates itself. Roughly 9,000 health clubs, 22% of the total nationwide, have closed since the beginning of the virus outbreak, according to the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association. The pandemic is reshaping America's fitness industry and ushering in a new era of home workouts and virtual classes. High-end exercise equipment maker Peloton is breaking ground Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, on its first U.S. factory in Ohio. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Will gyms go the way of arcades and movie rental stores?

Roughly 9,000 U.S. health clubs have closed since the beginning of the virus outbreak

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2021, file photo, people wear masks as they work out outside the Hardcore Fitness gym, due to COVID-19 restrictions in downtown Los Angeles. The pandemic has changed how the fitness industry evaluates itself. Roughly 9,000 health clubs, 22% of the total nationwide, have closed since the beginning of the virus outbreak, according to the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association. The pandemic is reshaping America's fitness industry and ushering in a new era of home workouts and virtual classes. High-end exercise equipment maker Peloton is breaking ground Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, on its first U.S. factory in Ohio. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Summerland mayor Toni Boot, Coun. Tim Lezard of the Penticton Indian Band, MP Dan Ashton, Summerland Coun. Richard Barkwill and MLA Dan Ashton check some of the equipment at the newly opened Summerland Outdoor Fitness Park. The outdoor fitness equipment is in Memorial Park. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland outdoor fitness park opened

Exercise equipment set up near playground in Memorial Park

Summerland mayor Toni Boot, Coun. Tim Lezard of the Penticton Indian Band, MP Dan Ashton, Summerland Coun. Richard Barkwill and MLA Dan Ashton check some of the equipment at the newly opened Summerland Outdoor Fitness Park. The outdoor fitness equipment is in Memorial Park. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Back by popular demand for the summer is Spallumcheen’s Historic O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga With Goats program. (Contributed)

Okanagan yoga going to the goats

Furry four-legged creatures take part in one-hour yoga lessons with you at Spallumcheen’s O’Keefe Ranch this summer

Back by popular demand for the summer is Spallumcheen’s Historic O’Keefe Ranch’s Yoga With Goats program. (Contributed)
Flow Academy is located at 1511 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

National fitness group condemns unlicensed Kelowna gym’s anti-vaccine policy

The Fitness Industry Council of Canada says Flow Academy is shining a negative light on the industry

Flow Academy is located at 1511 Sutherland Avenue in Kelowna. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Indoor adult group fitness programs at the Penticton Community Centre will be suspended from midnight March 29 to April 19 at midnight. (Recreation Penticton / Facebook)

Penticton Community Centre suspends all group fitness activities

New province-wide COVID-19 restrictions were announced March 29

Indoor adult group fitness programs at the Penticton Community Centre will be suspended from midnight March 29 to April 19 at midnight. (Recreation Penticton / Facebook)
A passer by walks in High Park, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

‘Blue Monday’ getting you down? Exercise may be the cure, say experts

Many jurisdictions are tightening restrictions to curb soaring COVID-19 case counts

A passer by walks in High Park, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Aging gracefully. Lia Crowe photograph

Aging Gracefully

Be Proactive In Preparing Your Mind and Body

  • Jan 1, 2021
Aging gracefully. Lia Crowe photograph
The VO2 Master Analyzer, developed by Vernon’s VO2 Master Health Sensors, is a wireless device that can measure a person’s cardiovascular fitness in virtually any exercise environment. (Contributed)

Okanagan company develops cutting-edge device for tracking athletic performance

The device is touted as ‘the world’s most portable metabolic analyzer’

The VO2 Master Analyzer, developed by Vernon’s VO2 Master Health Sensors, is a wireless device that can measure a person’s cardiovascular fitness in virtually any exercise environment. (Contributed)
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Panting, spewing droplets, poor ventilation: What makes gyms a superspreading risk

Fitness studio has been linked to more than 65 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario

(Pxhere.com)