Fitness

Berwick Retirement Communities was proud to be title sponsor of the 55+ BC Games, held in Victoria this September.

Embracing movement, exploration, connection… and healthy competition at any age!

Berwick Retirement Communities advocate for active lifestyles through support for 55+ BC Games

  • Oct 31, 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 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

 

Christine Thomas addresses the crowd, with the old playground in the background. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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)
Mena Westhaver, Community Programmer with Saanich Parks, Recreation Community Services, encourages Saanich residents to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a physical activity initiative encouraging Canadians to get active, and search for Canada’s Most Active Community.

Saanich wants YOU to take on the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge!

Sign up, record your activity minutes + help Saanich compete to be Canada’s Most Active Community

  • Jun 6, 2022
Mena Westhaver, Community Programmer with Saanich Parks, Recreation Community Services, encourages Saanich residents to join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge, a physical activity initiative encouraging Canadians to get active, and search for Canada’s Most Active Community.
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)
Indoor cycle classes are now available at three Saanich recreation centres: G.R. Pearkes, Saanich Commonwealth Place and Gordon Head.

Pedal power: Saanich cycling class makes workouts easy, affordable – and FUN!

An avid cyclist for many years, Trace Walker was sidelined when an…

  • May 23, 2022
Indoor cycle classes are now available at three Saanich recreation centres: G.R. Pearkes, Saanich Commonwealth Place and Gordon Head.
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

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
From weight room workouts to PartyFit, Saanich youth have virtually endless opportunities to get busy using their Continuous Access Pass – and have fun doing it!

Fitness, friends + fun: Teens tap into the many possibilities of Saanich Recreation

Access Pass opens the doors to new possibilities and old favourites

  • Feb 21, 2022
From weight room workouts to PartyFit, Saanich youth have virtually endless opportunities to get busy using their Continuous Access Pass – and have fun doing it!
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
The LIFE program gives Saanich residents the opportunity to participate in fitness and recreation, and feel a part of their community, regardless of the resources in their bank account.

Program brings fitness + recreation to LIFE for Saanich residents

Income shouldn’t be a barrier to fitness, recreation and social engagement

  • Feb 14, 2022
The LIFE program gives Saanich residents the opportunity to participate in fitness and recreation, and feel a part of their community, regardless of the resources in their bank account.
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)
Pickleball programs through Saanich Recreation welcome participants of different levels of experience and physical activity who enjoy the fitness and social opportunities the activity offers.

Pickleball or fitness class: Get active AND social, no matter your experience

Popular programs get participants connected and moving at their comfort level

  • Feb 7, 2022
Pickleball programs through Saanich Recreation welcome participants of different levels of experience and physical activity who enjoy the fitness and social opportunities the activity offers.
Gayeon Son, right, her son June and family friend Cecilia Lopena take a spin around the Pearks arena during a 2017 public skate.

For fun, fitness, creativity + relaxation: Mom embraces the unique possibilities of ice skating

Skating sessions just one of many activities to enjoy with your Saanich Access Pass

  • Jan 17, 2022
Gayeon Son, right, her son June and family friend Cecilia Lopena take a spin around the Pearks arena during a 2017 public skate.
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)
Cailin Jenkinson taught swimming at Gordon Head Recreation Centre for many years, appreciating the flexible hours that were ideal for balancing classes and studying.

Growing up with Saanich Recreation: Rewarding career starts at the pool

Cailin Jenkinson can truly say she grew up with Saanich Recreation. Today…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Cailin Jenkinson taught swimming at Gordon Head Recreation Centre for many years, appreciating the flexible hours that were ideal for balancing classes and studying.