Most of us are aware that aerobic activity helps us think more clearly. However, exciting new research coming out of UBC has demonstrated that weight training has more positive impact on our aging brains and the more weight training we do the better we perform mentally. For more information click on the link below.
Master instructor Laurie Smith (E-RYT) from Vancouver will lead participants through an invigorating yet mindful class designed to improve flexibility and balance, while inviting each member to explore the best variation of each pose to suit their individual preferences. Reserve your spot in advance! Comfortable gym or yoga clothing and a towel are encouraged. If you have your own yoga mat please bring it, but additional mats are also available.
Jim’s Gym recently purchased a new piece of equipment which should put a smile on the face of any running enthusiast’s out there.
Please welcome the Octane Fitness Zero Runner.
This piece of equipment allows the user to mimic the actual running motion with variable stride length without the impact on the lower body joints. Anyone with foot, ankle, hip, knee, or back issues will have an additional equipment option to challenge and improve their aerobic system without the impact of regular running.
Pictured is Jess Brewer wearing the medals he won at an international track and field tournament last August (2016).
The 3 gold medals are all from the Americas Masters Games in Vancouver: short hurdles (new BC M70 record), long hurdles, and 4x400m relay (new Canadian M70 record, by nearly 36 seconds!).
We congratulate Jess -- you make us proud!
Luis Acosta is a recent addition to our group of fantastic Fitness Class Instructors. In addition, he also helps our once a week at the Front Desk. Welcome Luis!
Can yoga be a good workout? Dive into an athletic class that balances strength, flexibility and stillness. This multilevel one-hour workshop focuses on essential elements aspects of a dynamic yoga practice such as sun salutations, the Vinyasa flow, core strength and progressive deep stretches. Some prior yoga and/or fitness class experience is an asset.
After a great many requests from our members we are excited to announce that we have purchased a new piece of weight equipment which arrived just before the New Year. The new piece of equipment is a Precor Rear Delt/Pec Fly selectorized machine and has been well received. In fact, in just a couple of weeks, this weight machine is one of our most heavily used pieces of equipment! Come on in and give it a try.