Fitness

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

 

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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

 

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)

 

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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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

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)
Surrey born and raised personal fitness trainer Doug Setter said his own experiences - and extensive interviews with mature women who have successfully met exercise and life challenges – inform his new book Fit Femme After 50,

Surrey author focuses on health and fitness for women aged 50 and over

Doug Setter says men can also benefit from advice in his book Fit Femme after 50

Surrey born and raised personal fitness trainer Doug Setter said his own experiences - and extensive interviews with mature women who have successfully met exercise and life challenges – inform his new book Fit Femme After 50,
Live Well Exercise Clinic CEO Sara Hodson (left, shown here alongside Carl Ulmer) has been named president of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey fitness expert named president of national fitness council

‘Immediate priority’ for Sara Hodson is to lobby government to make gym membership tax deductible

Live Well Exercise Clinic CEO Sara Hodson (left, shown here alongside Carl Ulmer) has been named president of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada. (Contributed 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)