Fitness

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’

 

(Pxhere.com)

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

 

A runner makes their way along a pathway as fog blankets the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. New fitness guidelines urge adults to limit screen time and sedentary behaviour while finding ways to stay active, even amid the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

New guidelines urge adults to cap screen time, sedentary behaviour even in pandemic

Adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity

 

FILE – Spin studio. (pxhere.com)

No new COVID rules for B.C. gyms as Ontario fitness studio sees ‘very large outbreak’

SpinCo in Hamilton has seen more than 60 cases linked to an asymptomatic individual

FILE – Spin studio. (pxhere.com)
FILE – A fitness class takes place at Delta Train Liberty Village in Toronto, Friday, July 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Body changes, lost progress: mental hurdles face gym-goers as facilities reopen

While gyms are open for business, it’s not exactly business as usual

FILE – A fitness class takes place at Delta Train Liberty Village in Toronto, Friday, July 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre is more than 40 years old and is at the end of its useful life. The municipality of Summerland is seeking input on a new facility. (Summerland Review file photo)

Community engagement begins for Summerland recreation and health centre

Existing Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre is near the end of its useful life

The Summerland Aquatic and Fitness Centre is more than 40 years old and is at the end of its useful life. The municipality of Summerland is seeking input on a new facility. (Summerland Review file photo)
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
HAWTHORNE: Social motivation

HAWTHORNE: Social motivation

Personal trainer Sean Hawthorne asks, if we know what to do, then why don’t we do it?

  • Jun 19, 2020
HAWTHORNE: Social motivation
The business card for an Armstrong gym depicts a Straight Pride symbol. (Contributed)

Straight pride ad sparks hate for Armstrong gym

Owner has pulled business cards, says everyone is welcome at the health club

The business card for an Armstrong gym depicts a Straight Pride symbol. (Contributed)
CrossFit Revelstoke owners Turner Moyse and Stephanie China. The two said they are currently working on a new name for their gym. (Instagram)

Revelstoke gym drops CrossFit branding after offensive George Floyd tweet

More than a thousand gyms globally have severed ties with CrossFit

CrossFit Revelstoke owners Turner Moyse and Stephanie China. The two said they are currently working on a new name for their gym. (Instagram)
Vernon 9Round Fitness owners Mily and Ralph Buisine announced Monday, May 25, they are permanently closing the Vernon Square Mall facility due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)

Vernon gym knocked out by COVID-19

9Round Fitness in Vernon Square Mall owners announce permanent closure of facility

Vernon 9Round Fitness owners Mily and Ralph Buisine announced Monday, May 25, they are permanently closing the Vernon Square Mall facility due to COVID-19. (Photo submitted)
Whib’s Gym in Enderby and Sicamous is recruiting volunteers among its members to take shifts monitoring for compliance with COVID-19 safety measures, a requirement for reopening under Interior Health’s new guidelines released May 15, 2020. (Google image)

COVID-19: North Okanagan gym needs volunteers in order to reopen

Gyms have been told they need staff members to monitor for compliance with COVID-19 safety measures

Whib’s Gym in Enderby and Sicamous is recruiting volunteers among its members to take shifts monitoring for compliance with COVID-19 safety measures, a requirement for reopening under Interior Health’s new guidelines released May 15, 2020. (Google image)
HAWTHORNE: What happens when we don’t know what to do?

HAWTHORNE: What happens when we don’t know what to do?

Personal trainer Sean Hawthorne asks, if we know what to do, then why don’t we do it?

  • May 11, 2020
HAWTHORNE: What happens when we don’t know what to do?
Salmon Arm Council has asked city staff to prepare a report stemming from a request to provide a special licence to yoga and exercise trainers wishing to use city parks. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Council investigates stretching city park uses to include yoga, exercise classes

Yoga instructor suggests considering a special business licence and booking system for parks

Salmon Arm Council has asked city staff to prepare a report stemming from a request to provide a special licence to yoga and exercise trainers wishing to use city parks. (File photo)
Zeena Dotiwalla cleans dumbbells at Yogaspace in Toronto on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Some provinces are starting to reveal plans for a gradual return to normal but gyms and studios remain in a holding pattern. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Zeena Dotiwalla cleans dumbbells at Yogaspace in Toronto on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Some provinces are starting to reveal plans for a gradual return to normal but gyms and studios remain in a holding pattern. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
HAWTHORNE: Behaviour change and motivation

HAWTHORNE: Behaviour change and motivation

Personal trainer Sean Hawthorne writes about creating a change plan that works

  • Apr 23, 2020
HAWTHORNE: Behaviour change and motivation
While they can no longer workout together, trainers at 30 Minute Hit want to ensure everyone stays healthy and are urging the public to keep exercising not just for the physical benefits, but also the mental ones. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

WATCH: Vernon gyms bring workouts home

‘This doesn’t change what’s happening in the world, but it can change how you cope with it’

While they can no longer workout together, trainers at 30 Minute Hit want to ensure everyone stays healthy and are urging the public to keep exercising not just for the physical benefits, but also the mental ones. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
HAWTHORNE: Boost your motivation

HAWTHORNE: Boost your motivation

Personal trainer Sean Hawthorne asks, if we know what to do, then why don’t we do it?

  • Apr 6, 2020
HAWTHORNE: Boost your motivation
Instructor Sandra Fromme leads the last class on March 10 of a 10-week chair exercise series at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre. She will now be leading a chair fit class via teleconferencing app, Zoom. (File photo)

Salmon Arm chair fitness class resurrected through wonders of technology

Popular exercise class for seniors and people with varying abilities to be offered online

Instructor Sandra Fromme leads the last class on March 10 of a 10-week chair exercise series at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre. She will now be leading a chair fit class via teleconferencing app, Zoom. (File photo)
‘It’s never too late to get strong’: B.C. grandma deadlifts twice her weight for the gold

‘It’s never too late to get strong’: B.C. grandma deadlifts twice her weight for the gold

Sharlene Brunjes, 67, is encouraging others over 40 to do the same for their bone health

‘It’s never too late to get strong’: B.C. grandma deadlifts twice her weight for the gold