Fitness

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

 

The message that caregivers need to hear is that you cannot care for others without caring for yourself. (File Metro-Creative)

FITNESS: Caregivers must make self-care a priority

The burden of providing care can be onerous

  • Nov 12, 2021

 

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

 

Losing weight and improving fitness levels before surgery is a no-brainer, write fitness expert Ron Cain. (File - Metro Creative)

FITNESS: ‘Prehab’ can help you recover from surgery faster

A prescribed exercise program could be just what the doctor orders

  • Nov 5, 2021
Losing weight and improving fitness levels before surgery is a no-brainer, write fitness expert Ron Cain. (File - Metro Creative)
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)
Teens should take part in self-confidence-building sports and activities, writes fitness trainer Ron Cain. (File - Metro Creative)

Teach children and teens healthy habits

Society is battling an epidemic of obesity, anxiety, depression, diabetes, and bullying among youth

  • Oct 27, 2021
Teens should take part in self-confidence-building sports and activities, writes fitness trainer Ron Cain. (File - Metro Creative)
Losing weight, or more correctly fat, is necessary for more than half of our population, writes Sooke fitness guru Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Follow your gut to good health

Your stomach and intestines are more than a garburator

  • Oct 7, 2021
Losing weight, or more correctly fat, is necessary for more than half of our population, writes Sooke fitness guru Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)
These are challenging times for the fitness industry, writes personal trainer Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Is the fitness industry mortally wounded?

Fitness at home has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Aug 21, 2021
These are challenging times for the fitness industry, writes personal trainer Ron Cain. (Pixabay.com)
A good exercise program can improve heart rate and high cholesterol. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: It’s never too late to start an exercise program

Ron Cain | Contributed My Dad’s first stroke was at 56. By…

  • Aug 16, 2021
A good exercise program can improve heart rate and high cholesterol. (Pixabay.com)
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)
If you are a senior and obese, a little bit of belt-tightening and exercise can make for a massive improvement in your health. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Exercise essential for healthy aging

You do not have to starve yourself to make improvements and get good results

  • Aug 4, 2021
If you are a senior and obese, a little bit of belt-tightening and exercise can make for a massive improvement in your health. (Pixabay.com)
Foods high, such as a salmon dinner, help reduce inflammation. (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Bad inflammation will make your health sputter

Listen to your body and treat it proactively

  • Jul 26, 2021
Foods high, such as a salmon dinner, help reduce inflammation. (Pixabay.com)
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)
A new Univeristy of B.C. study shows that Canadians are not getting enough light physical activity (Pixabay.com)

FITNESS: Exercise can ease symptoms of anxiety, depression

Pandemic is having a profound impact on society and our mental health

  • Apr 5, 2021
A new Univeristy of B.C. study shows that Canadians are not getting enough light physical activity (Pixabay.com)