Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Have you ever traveled the 99 North from Vancouver to Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton?
Well, if you haven't already - then chances are you should consider the trip. Not only is it one of the most scenic highway drives I've ever encountered, but it's also the gateway to some of the richest outdoor recreation experiences Canada has to offer.
... And when you come to visit such thriving communities it can be hard to find out what's happening, or narrow down the services to find the right people to help improve your wellness. Visit our friends at the Squamish Wellness Directory to find practitioners, blog posts, and up-to-date information about some of the best health experts out there. http://www.squamishwellness.ca/
From Kinesiology to Naturopathy and Massage to Yoga. It's all there.
What exactly do we mean by Outdoor Recreation....
... to name a few
Hiking, Cycling, Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Climbing / Bouldering, Camping, Horse Back Riding, Golf, Sledding (Gas or Dog powered), Motor Biking, White Water Paddling, Mountaineering / Back-country Travel , Kite Surfing / Wind Surfing, Sailing, Fishing / Hunting, Logger Sports, Lacrosse, Swimming / Lake Jumping, Conventional Sports ( Soccer/ BaseBall/ Hockey/Football)
For more info about Squamish Wellness Directory visit: http://www.facebook.com/SquamishWellness
Or email: email@example.com
To Your Good Health!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
To Register CLICK: http://Bentall-Floor-Play-
at The Bentall Centre Athletic Club
1055 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver
To Register CLICK: http://Bentall-Floor-Play-
Tournament Details - The second annual Bentall Floor Play Ball Hockey Tournament will be held in the Thurlow Parkade of Bentall Tower Four. Sixteen teams will go head to head in a 4 on 4 double-knock style tournament. Proceeds will go to InspireHealth, Canada’s leading integrative cancer care program.
The registration fee is $50 per player or $250 for a team. Please call the Bentall Centre Athletic Club (604) 689-4424 and ask for Robin Russell for more registration details or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Invite your family and friends to come down and play. If you don’t have a team to join, then sign up as an individual and we will draft you to a team.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
- The Season Opener. On Sept 12th 2012 there is an in house tournament that helps decide the pecking order of the Club players. It helps establish ability levels and provides information on how best to distribute the talent throughout the divisions. Plus, it’s fun to go head to head against your comrades who will be your teammates for the rest of the season.
- The Halloween Open. Needless to say it’s at the end of October. Like any official tournament, it’s open to anyone and hosted by the Bentall Centre Athletic Club.
- The International Day Tournament. Generally in late January. Stay tuned for more info.
- The Handicap Challenge. Hosted by David Adams every Monday evening after the Vancouver Squash League has concluded in April. It’s light hearted and fun. It’s also accessible for every level of ability.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
So, next I’d like to tell you a little about Fascia and what is Assisted Myofascial Stretching.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Creating fun exercise routines is important for people with cancer. Cancer patients go through a tremendous amount of physical, mental, and emotional stress throughout the duration of the disease. Everyone handles cancer differently and the disease is extremely severe in some people where forms of exercise can seem almost impossible to accomplish. Because of this, it is important to create an exercise routine and schedule that is tailored to the individual’s personal needs, health level, and physical ability.
One of the biggest signs of failure when creating an exercise and fitness regiment is making a fitness schedule that is not varied. Variation is not only important to keep a person motivated and inspired, but it is also important to work out different parts of the body. While some people may be able to begin with moderate levels of exercise, others may feel strong enough to start with a bit more intense of a workout schedule. It is important for cancer patients to consult with a physician before beginning any regular workout or fitness schedule. Medically monitored fitness routines can greatly benefit a person who has mesothelioma cancer, or different forms of cancer.
It is advisable to get a doctors opinion to monitor a person’s workout schedule and help the individual decide when it is safe to increase time frames on fitness sessions. This provides a safe and effective way of working out for cancer patients. Live Strong is a nationally known in the
These organizations suggest that people who enjoy walking, hiking, or jogging alternate their courses and take a different route each time they go out. In addition to mixing up the courses with neighborhood walks, mall walks, seaside walks, and nature hikes, and jogging on trails, the site also suggests recording distances and creating distance goals for the near future. It is also helpful to set a pace goal. Setting a pace goal can help a person strive towards completing a certain distance within a specific time frame. This activity can help to provide wonderful cardio exercise as well as strengthen muscles in the body by pushing them further.
Walking, hiking, and jogging are ideal exercises for cancer patients because these forms of exercise can be as mild or as strenuous as a person desires. People who are beginning exercise routines with very little energy can begin a mild walk every other day for ten minutes, or for the amount of time a person feels up to walking. Times and distances can be increased to maximize the physical benefits a person receives from exercising.
In addition to these fitness activities, golfing, horseback riding, bowling, and swimming are also ideal forms of fitness that help to keep a person with cancer active and physically in shape.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sing, Dance, Laugh. Basically have some fun.
- Bell Pepper
- Grapes (Imported)
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Every April, for the past 18 years BentallKennedy ( the owners of the Bentall Centre Athletic Club) has put on a heath and wellness fare for their 250 employees in the Vancouver business district. "Fitness Month" as we call it, consists of 36 fitness classes, outdoor recreation, and wellness seminars in 30 days. It has been my pleasure to be the coordinator of Fitness Month for the past 5 years, which has brought a great deal of fun, wellness and healthy living to each of the participants, as well as myself.
Have a great Easter Break, and we’ll see you week for the Cancer Prevention seminar and next Sunday for the
Thursday, January 12, 2012
It’s a new year!!! Wow - 2012. For some, now is the time to kick-start that new Strength and Fitness Program, but for others, now only marks halfway in a dedicated training program which can lead to the peak of physical fitness in the coming months.
Regardless of where your fitness lies, with the seasonal festivities out of the way, now is the perfect time to settle down, get some work done and Reward Yourself with Exercise. After years of working with every type of athlete, from serious to recreational, I've seen the affects of regular exercise and the resulting fitness that spans positively into every aspect of their life. I’d also like to emphasize how important the consistency is, and not just the intensity that makes the difference.
Ok, maybe you knew that? But keep reading.
It’s important to pick activities that you find fun, enjoyable, and challenging. Here 's the top 7 reasons why I think you should set your physical training program to top of your priorities this year ... and stick to it.
- Feel Good about Yourself – Bulk up or Trim Down.
- Energize the Mind
- Go Faster, Higher, or Stronger
- Reduce Your Work Stress
- Beat the Winter Blues (or that nasty cold that everyone else has.)
- Improve those Trouble Areas or Ailments
- Have Some Fun
1) An Exercise Appraisal – As a Bentall Club member, come for free and set your Fitness Benchmark to Witness your own improvements through out the year with your VO2max(aerobic capacity), Body Composition, Musculoskeletal Ability, and Body Kinesthetics.
3) Outdoor Recreation – Believe it or not there is a vast array of Trail Running, Mountain Biking, and Climbing right at our doorstep. Let me be you guide through a lucrative personal stock of
4) Functional Capacity Evaluations – If you require FCE’s or medical legal documents we offer ½ day to 2 day evaluations which are used to objectively evaluate a client’s present functional capacity and physical limitations. The reports are clear & concise and provide the readers with a better understanding of a client’s current ability. This service is available in conjunction with Marpole Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and uses the BTE Functional Testing Systems which employs highly accurate real time monitoring and standardized testing procedures with reference to peer reviewed literature. These reports set a new standard for the quality and speed of production of the Functional Capacity Evaluation.
Lastly, here's my focus this year as a Kinesiologist as I endeavor to improve my wellness craft: I have found great interest in these topics and will add them more completely to the list above shortly. I'm training in...
- Ohashi Shiatsu – Studying with Ohashi Institute to get a better understanding for the healing arts. www.ohashiatsu.org
- Anatomy Trains – Advanced Posture Training to gain more knowledge of myofacial meridian theory by Thomas Myer and apply it to specific posture training techniques to restore balance to people’s bodies through movement. www.anatomytrains.com
- Gymnastic Strength Training – to integrate some of the proven essentials of gymnastic body-weight strength exercises for real functional strength improvements for myself and my clients. Via Christopher Sommer. http://gymnasticbodies.com/
Here's to a great year in WELLNESS!!!