Celebrating fitness one step at a time

Confession time: Two years ago, I couldn’t walk more than a kilometre without getting winded. I was in the worst shape of my life, the product of longstanding neglect when it came to my own physical health. And so in the spring of 2020, with the global pandemic still in its early days and working-from-home …

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Fitness enthusiast raising funds for people struggling with mental health

For fitness enthusiast Nolan De Leon, tackling a Guinness World Record became an opportunity to raise funds for a non-profit that supports people struggling with their mental health. In October, De Leon broke the record for the heaviest weight lifted by Turkish get-up in one hour. A coach at Fukumoto Fitness in North Kildonan and …

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Report finds many Canadians lag on fitness

A jogger runs along Sunnyside Boardwalk in Sunnyside Park during sunrise in Toronto on Friday, November 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler It seems the majority of Canadian adults aren’t making the grade when it comes to physical fitness. The second report card for adults from ParticipAction, a non-profit group that promotes …

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Five sunny years at Blue Sky Fitness

Kathryn Dzikowicz knows a thing or two about creating a community. Dzikowicz is the owner of Blue Sky Fitness and Health Coaching, which is located at B-468 St. Anne’s Rd., and will celebrate five years in business on Jan. 2, 2022. PHOTO BY SIMON FULLER Kathryn Dzikowicz knows a thing or two …

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Study tracks benefits of membership at medical fitness facilities

Nandita Selvanathan manages two heart conditions — both of which have caused her chest pains and repeated hospital visits. “What was bothering me in my daily life was my frequent hospitalization. I went to the hospital quite a few times. That’s never a pleasant experience,” she says. “With my chest pains, I had drained energy, …

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