Fitness

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 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 is aiming to do 1000 burpees in an hour to set a new Guinness World Records mark. (Submitted photo)

Nanoose Bay man aims to set Guinness World Record with 1,000 burpees in 1 hour

Former Oceanside Generals hockey player makes attempt Nov. 5

 

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)
Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)

Vancouver Island man among ‘fittest on Earth’ after podium finish at CrossFit Games

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner places second of 38 competitors in international fitness sport competition

Nanaimo’s Patrick Vellner competes at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wis., over the August long weekend. (Photo courtesy CrossFit LLC/Duke Loren)
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)
Berwick Qualicum Beach has a gym for active seniors, plus an Active Living Team for fitness assessments, classes and more! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios)

Senior fitness: What’s possible (almost anything), and what to watch for

Whatever your goal, the specialists at Berwick Qualicum Beach can help you get there

  • Mar 29, 2021
Berwick Qualicum Beach has a gym for active seniors, plus an Active Living Team for fitness assessments, classes and more! (Photo: Joshua Lawrence Studios)
Natural Health Consultant, Cindy Walker and the Santevia mineralizing water bottle!

Pharmasave Parksville’s Health Hive Challenge is creating quite the buzz!

Health Hivers – resolve to restore your well-being

  • Jan 18, 2021
Natural Health Consultant, Cindy Walker and the Santevia mineralizing water bottle!
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)
Natalie Toman and her son try out ‘basket-block,’ the game they invented as part of ParticipACTION’s invent-a-game challenge. Photo courtesy, Natalie Toman

Fitness non-profit challenges citizens to invent a game to be physically active

The campaign was launched after a study showed only 4.8 per cent of children and youths in Canada met required standards of the 24-hour movement guidelines

Natalie Toman and her son try out ‘basket-block,’ the game they invented as part of ParticipACTION’s invent-a-game challenge. Photo courtesy, Natalie Toman
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
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
Fitness equipment to be auctioned in a photo posted to ableauctions.ca.
A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted photo)

B.C. aquaculture farm’s employees sweat it out to raise funds for food banks

For every five minutes of exercise recorded, Cermaq Canada is donating a dollar to local food banks in communities they operate

A Cermaq Canada employee undertook a cycling activity with his children and participated in the ‘fitness for food banks’ program. (Submitted 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
‘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
Ascent to peak fitness

Ascent to peak fitness

Indoor climbing benefits, body, mind and soul

  • Feb 19, 2020
Ascent to peak fitness