Fitness

Cam Rasmussen shows off some the spoils he’s won at recent bodybuilding competitions. (Photo submitted)

Ladysmith bodybuilder flexes his way to first place at two competitions

Cam Rasmussen wins his divisions at events in Vancouver and Toronto

  • Nov 16, 2022

 

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

 

Joyce Lindemulder performs a squat at the BCPA Fall Classic. Photo by @boldphotosbyshelly

Comox Valley woman takes up powerlifting at 61

Joyce Lindemulder says ‘resistance is never futile’

 

Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Playground, fitness facility groundbreaking for Halalt community

All ages being accommodated in the design

Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Ajna Yoga founders Jules Payne, and Michelle Schroeder flank Pete Rose as they practice yoga in Willows Park while Duncan looks on. Free yoga in the park returns to Oak Bay on July 5 and runs each Tuesday through August. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Sun salutations return with free yoga in Oak Bay park

Hundreds expected for Tuesday evening sessions at Willows Beach

Ajna Yoga founders Jules Payne, and Michelle Schroeder flank Pete Rose as they practice yoga in Willows Park while Duncan looks on. Free yoga in the park returns to Oak Bay on July 5 and runs each Tuesday through August. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
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
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
Nanaimo’s Jennifer Brock has made it to the top 10 in her group in voting in the Ms. Health and Fitness contest promoted by Muscle and Fitness Hers magazine. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island woman trying for ‘Ms. Health and Fitness’ title

39-year-old has made it through two rounds of voting in magazine cover contest

Nanaimo’s Jennifer Brock has made it to the top 10 in her group in voting in the Ms. Health and Fitness contest promoted by Muscle and Fitness Hers magazine. (Photo submitted)
Jazzercise instructor Mandy Webb (left) poses with daughter Sam Wilkinson after leading her last class on Feb. 28. (Courtesy of Mandy Webb)

Metchosin dance fitness leader takes final bow

Jazzercise instructor Mandy Webb led her groups for 18 years

Jazzercise instructor Mandy Webb (left) poses with daughter Sam Wilkinson after leading her last class on Feb. 28. (Courtesy of Mandy Webb)
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

Arctic Ultra Race to the Arctic Circle covered 250 miles and 12,00-foot elevation change

Rio Crystal of Comox is pictured during the Arctic Ultra Race from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle. Facebook
Rio Crystal of Comox is pictured during the Arctic Ultra Race from Dawson City to the Arctic Circle. Facebook

Comox 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
Members of the Parkinson Wellness Project take part in an exercise class, weeks before the centre’s closure in 2020 due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Parkinson Wellness Project bringing unparalleled care back to Victoria

Therapeutic fitness sessions, educational opportunities make a ‘significant difference’ for clients

Members of the Parkinson Wellness Project take part in an exercise class, weeks before the centre’s closure in 2020 due to the pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
A rally in support of gyms and other fitness businesses reopening at Robert Ostler Park in downtown Campbell River on Jan. 18, 2022. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Rally for local fitness companies held in Campbell River

Event coincided with provincial announcement of phased reopening for fitness

A rally in support of gyms and other fitness businesses reopening at Robert Ostler Park in downtown Campbell River on Jan. 18, 2022. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Nanaimo’s Leila Sadeghi won the teen, novice, open and overall categories in the bikini division of Canadian Physique Alliance regionals at the Vancouver Pro-Am last month. (Twixpix Photography)

Nanaimo woman wins four titles at bodybuilding regionals

Leila Sadeghi, 19, sweeps her classes in bikini division at Vancouver Pro-Am

Nanaimo’s Leila Sadeghi won the teen, novice, open and overall categories in the bikini division of Canadian Physique Alliance regionals at the Vancouver Pro-Am last month. (Twixpix Photography)
Namaskar Yoga Studio was forced again to shut its doors again due to a provincial health order to close all studios and fitness centres as of Dec. 23. (Namaskar Yoga Studio photo)
Namaskar Yoga Studio was forced again to shut its doors again due to a provincial health order to close all studios and fitness centres as of Dec. 23. (Namaskar Yoga Studio photo)

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

Mitchel Cook attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period. (Submitted photo)

PQBeat: Burpees king Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay discusses world record attempt

Podcast: Fitness enthusiast plans another run at Guinness standard

Mitchel Cook attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period. (Submitted photo)
Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay, who attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period, visits the VI Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Burpees king Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay discusses world record attempt

Podcast: Fitness enthusiast plans another run at Guinness standard

Mitchel Cook of Nanoose Bay, who attempted to set a Guinness World Records mark for most burpees in a one-hour period, visits the VI Daily/PQB News studios. (Peter McCully photo)
Mitchel Cook gets a water break during his attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)

Nanoose Bay man performs a whopping 796 burpees in world record attempt

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

Mitchel Cook gets a water break during his attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for burpees. (Michael Briones photo)