Fitness

Whether you’re looking for assistance in the weight room or directions the pool deck, Saanich Recreation staff are there to help.

Saanich Access Pass keeps recreation all in the family!

Continuous Access Pass offers affordable, easy access to your workout

  • Dec 6, 2021

 

Saanich Recreation weight room orientations – free to those age 60+ – can offer either a general overview or a tailored to the equipment that best suits your fitness goals.

Saanich offers free weight room orientations for those age 60+

Continuous Access Pass offers affordable, easy access to your workout

  • Nov 29, 2021

 

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

 

Beyond the weight room, use your Continuous Access Pass for swimming and waterfit, skating, fitness classes, sports like basketball, volleyball, pickleball and table tennis and other reserved drop-in programs. Saanich Recreation photo

In Your Neighbourhood: Pass makes it easy to work out, close to home

For the last two years, Leona has started her day with Saanich…

  • Nov 22, 2021
Beyond the weight room, use your Continuous Access Pass for swimming and waterfit, skating, fitness classes, sports like basketball, volleyball, pickleball and table tennis and other reserved drop-in programs. Saanich Recreation photo
When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh want to add a little extra practice time to their figure skating training, using the family’s Continuous Access Pass for the drop-in public skating at Pearkes Arena is the perfect solution.

Easy-to-use Access Pass opens the door to family recreation possibilities

When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh wanted to add a little extra…

  • Nov 15, 2021
When Saanich’s Juhee and Seohee Noh want to add a little extra practice time to their figure skating training, using the family’s Continuous Access Pass for the drop-in public skating at Pearkes Arena is the perfect solution.
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)
Geralyn Nonesa, skating instructor with Saanich Recreation.

Ice time: Turning a skating dream into a life-long passion

Continuous Access Pass opens the door to numerous on-ice activities at Pearkes Recreation

  • Oct 11, 2021
Geralyn Nonesa, skating instructor with Saanich Recreation.
Buy a Saanich Recreation Continuous Access Pass online with the code PASS21 and save $10 on your first month!

Accessing your favourite Saanich drop-in programs is easier than ever!

Saanich Recreation launches a Continuous Access Pass for drop-in programs

  • Sep 13, 2021
Buy a Saanich Recreation Continuous Access Pass online with the code PASS21 and save $10 on your first month!
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)
Baylea Wilkins and 50 friends will do 500 to 1,000 squats each during an Aug. 1 event in Oak Bay, to raise funds for KidSport Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Baylea Wilkins)

Victoria fitness coach targets $100,000 for KidSport with burpee challenge

Group will raise funds doing 500 to 1,000 burpees each during Aug. 1 event in Oak Bay

Baylea Wilkins and 50 friends will do 500 to 1,000 squats each during an Aug. 1 event in Oak Bay, to raise funds for KidSport Greater Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Baylea Wilkins)
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FITNESS: Food for thought: carb or no carb

The body will store any type of calorie as fat if you are eating more than you need

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Kidspace, which took over the YMCA-YWCA childcare centre at Eagle Creek Village, plans to reopen the Y’s fitness centre as the Eagle Creek Athletic Club in September. (Photo courtesy of Kidpsace)

Former Y fitness centre in View Royal aims to reopen in September

Kidspace taking over both the gym and the childcare facility at Eagle Creek Village

Kidspace, which took over the YMCA-YWCA childcare centre at Eagle Creek Village, plans to reopen the Y’s fitness centre as the Eagle Creek Athletic Club in September. (Photo courtesy of Kidpsace)
Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and legumes are ideal for a healthy diet. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Diet, exercise key to good health

In North America, 1 in 10 people is diabetic and 1 in 3 is pre-diabetic

  • Jun 11, 2021
Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and legumes are ideal for a healthy diet. (Pixabay.com)
Losing weight, or more correctly fat, is necessary for more than half of our population, writes Sooke fitness guru Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Why so many people fail at losing weight

Failing at weight loss is mostly about making common mistakes

  • May 31, 2021
Losing weight, or more correctly fat, is necessary for more than half of our population, writes Sooke fitness guru Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)
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)
Start browsing Saanich Recreation activities to add to your Spring wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17.

Spring into recreation with Saanich

Review and save your favourites today to get ready for Feb. 17 registration

  • Feb 8, 2021
Start browsing Saanich Recreation activities to add to your Spring wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17.
Saanich's Sonia Solberg, Program Secretary, Parks, Recreation & Community Services, browses programs to add to her family's Spring recreation wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17

Saanich makes spring recreation sign-up easier than ever!

Spring Registered Activities open for viewing Feb. 3; registration begins Feb. 17

  • Feb 1, 2021
Saanich's Sonia Solberg, Program Secretary, Parks, Recreation & Community Services, browses programs to add to her family's Spring recreation wishlist ahead of registration, beginning Feb. 17
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