Fitness

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

 

At 53, Langley City resident John Lombard has entered a reality-TV fitness challenge, getting workouts in at Sandcastle Fitness in Surrey and posting about his progress to social media (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Battling his ‘dad bod’

Langley City man enters reality show competition to get fitter

 

Generation Health is a free and virtual 10-week program for children aged eight to 12 years and their families and is offered through the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. (Generation Health/Facebook)

Free healthy-eating, active-lifestyles program offered to B.C. families

YMCA of Greater Vancouver to offer 10-week virtual Generation Health program starting February

Generation Health is a free and virtual 10-week program for children aged eight to 12 years and their families and is offered through the YMCA of Greater Vancouver. (Generation Health/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
(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

(Pxhere.com)
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

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
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
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through a cardio exercise in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)

VIDEO: Workout Wednesday with focus on cardio

Each week fitness instructor Marion Brand shares at-home workouts

Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through a cardio exercise in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through a core exercise and stretches in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)

VIDEO: Workout Wednesday with focus on core and stretches

Each week fitness instructor Marion Brand shares at-home workouts

Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through a core exercise and stretches in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through exercises using dumbbells in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)

VIDEO: Workout Wednesday focuses on compound exercises

Each week fitness instructor Marion Brand shares at-home workouts

Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through exercises using dumbbells in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.

19 times on 19th birthday: Aldergrove teen goes from crutches to conquering Abby Grind

Kaden Van Buren started at midnight on Saturday. By 3 p.m. he had completed the trek 19 times.

Aldergrove resident Kaden Van Buren trekked up and down the Abby Grind 19 times on his 19th birthday Saturday, July 12. He was accompanied throughout the day by trail runners he’d met on previous hikes.
Timms Community Centre in downtown Langley City is still not open to the public, but will provide limited access for scheduled appointments and classes in the weight room and fitness facilities. (Langley City/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley City re-opens Monday to limited weight room and fitness classes

Still no drop-ins allowed, but some pre-registered appointments possible at Timms Community Centre

  • Jul 12, 2020
Timms Community Centre in downtown Langley City is still not open to the public, but will provide limited access for scheduled appointments and classes in the weight room and fitness facilities. (Langley City/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, shared a Latin inspired cardio workout in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, shared a Latin inspired cardio workout in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, shared a Latin inspired cardio workout in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, shared a Latin inspired cardio workout in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through exercises using dumbbells in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)

VIDEO: Workout Wednesday with Brand Fitness using dumbbells

In week 11 Marion Brand guides readers through a compound multi-joint exercise

Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, guides readers through exercises using dumbbells in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)
Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, focuses on toning abs and exercising core muscles in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)

VIDEO: Workout Wednesday with Brand Fitness

In week 10 Marion Brand focuses on toning abs and exercising core muscles

Marion Brand, owner of Brand Fitness in Langley, focuses on toning abs and exercising core muscles in this week’s edition of Workout Wednesday hosted by Langley Advance Times. (Brand Fitness video screen shot)