Fitness

Cameron St. Amand (left) competed as a finalist in the 2023 World’s Strongest Firefighter Contest, which involved doing a sandbag carry. (Special to The News)

B.C. firefighter competes in World’s Strongest Firefighter Contest

Cameron St. Amand was one of only two Canadian finalists in the competition

 

A pediatrician involved in creating new treatment guidelines for obese children in Canada says an “alarming” rise in obesity has led to a greater need for surgery as an intervention for teens whose mental and physical suffering typically worsens into adulthood. A close-up of a beam scale in New York, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Sison

Ahead of new childhood obesity guidelines, doctors say surgery is an important option

Earlier intervention recommended with medication or surgery after failed efforts at behaviour change

 

With fat tires on her bike and skis on her bike trailer, Sheena Miller from Smithers is perfectly equipped for snowy rides. BC's Winter GoByBike Week returns Feb. 6 - 12.

Join a worldwide movement, and GoByBike!

BC’s Winter GoByBike Week runs Feb. 6 - 12, and International Winter Bike to Work Day is Feb. 10

  • Jan 30, 2023

 

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Just a bit of exercise can improve mental health, scientists, psychologists say

It’s that time of year when gloomy weather and New Year’s resolutions…

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Scott Viala portait. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets, lives and the 7 sins with Scott Viala

Steel mace trainer builds strength and skills

  • Jan 23, 2023
Scott Viala portait. Lia Crowe photography
Trevor Linden holds two-year-old Presley Webb as mom Kristy Webb takes a photo on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Linden was in Chilliwack that day meeting locals at a pre-registration event for the newest Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness location at Cottonwood Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Trevor Linden holds two-year-old Presley Webb as mom Kristy Webb takes a photo on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Linden was in Chilliwack that day meeting locals at a pre-registration event for the newest Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness location at Cottonwood Centre. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Bob Dorobis plays his guitar at home in Middletown, N.J., on Dec. 4, 2022. Dorobis redoubled his efforts to learn fingerpicking during the pandemic. (Jeanann Dorobis via AP)

Music, exercise, gray hair: Pandemic practices that live on

Taking a look at some of the changes we made that seemed to stick around

Bob Dorobis plays his guitar at home in Middletown, N.J., on Dec. 4, 2022. Dorobis redoubled his efforts to learn fingerpicking during the pandemic. (Jeanann Dorobis via AP)
Abbotsford’s Harj Hadani has created a fitness empire with her @skinnyroti brand. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Harj Hadani creates shapewear success story

Local entrepreneur, social media star @skinnyroti continues to make big impact in fitness industry

Abbotsford’s Harj Hadani has created a fitness empire with her @skinnyroti brand. (Submitted)
IF Abbotsford helped raise $26,150 during the Train the Trainer event on Friday (Nov. 25). (Submitted)

IF Abbotsford raises $26,150 at Train the Trainer event

2022 fundraiser provides money for Starfish Pack and Health in Motion

IF Abbotsford helped raise $26,150 during the Train the Trainer event on Friday (Nov. 25). (Submitted)
The Innovative Fitness Train the Trainer event returns on Nov. 25. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Innovative Fitness raising money for Starfish Pack program

IF’s annual Train the Trainer event returns on Nov. 25

The Innovative Fitness Train the Trainer event returns on Nov. 25. (Submitted)
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

A family cycles along Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Joyce Lindemulder holds Sherry Turnbull. Photo supplied

‘Really unfit’ B.C. woman takes up competitive powerlifting at 61

Joyce Lindemulder says ‘resistance is never futile’ in her bid to lift her way to fitness

Joyce Lindemulder holds Sherry Turnbull. Photo supplied
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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

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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)

The Vancouver Pro/Am Show and Expo bodybuilding event comes to Abbotsford 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.
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)
GoByBike BC Society envisions a future where everyone can experience the joy of cycling – for transportation, for play, for well-being, for the planet. Take part in Spring GoByBike Week May 30 to June 5!

This spring, return to cycling for a fresh start

More than just a bike ride — GoByBike for health, for the planet and for prizes!

  • May 16, 2022
GoByBike BC Society envisions a future where everyone can experience the joy of cycling – for transportation, for play, for well-being, for the planet. Take part in Spring GoByBike Week May 30 to June 5!
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.
Anytime Fitness at Highstreet Shopping Centre is now open. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Anytime Fitness opens at Abbotsford’s Highstreet Shopping Centre

New location is the second Anytime Fitness facility in Abbotsford

Anytime Fitness at Highstreet Shopping Centre is now open. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)