Celebrate Global Wellness Day with Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, June 5 – 10

photo: Nelson Mouellic

Inspired by the belief that “one day can change your whole life,” Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver invites locals and Hotel guests to connect with their mind, body and soul with a week full of health and wellness activities all in support of Global Wellness Day.  The Hotel has partnered with Vancouver’s most in-demand wellness leaders to create an engaging line up of cutting edge fitness and wellness experiences for locals and guests.

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Celebrate Global Wellness Day with Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, June 5 – 10

10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

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There are two things I will always recommend to anyone needing a pick-me-up: Yoga and fresh air. One of my favourite things about Vancouver is that it’s filled with parks, green space, and beaches for everyone to enjoy Continue reading:
10 Perfect Places in Vancouver for an Outdoor Yoga Practice

10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

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If the cold is making it tough for you to get motivated, you’re not the only one! Though some dedicated runners are out there 365 days a year, rain or shine, that’s not the case for all of us. People come from far and wide to take part in these Vancouver races, so you’d be silly not to join in! Here are 10 upcoming Vancouver races you’ll definitely want to sign up for:

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10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

Why Vancouver is a Runner’s Heaven

Photo: TrekEarth

Photo: TrekEarth

Running is something that many people swear by; it’s an incredible way to get exercise, no expensive membership is required, all you need is a good pair of shoes, and you can literally do it whenever you want! Now, for every person that’s crazy about running there’s someone else that just doesn’t get it. Here’s the thing, I was one of those people right up until recently when I came to call Vancouver home. I’ve spent countless hours in gyms and fitness studios, and though I really enjoy getting exercise as much as possible, it always felt like more of a chore. I had tried running in the past, but it never clicked for me, and I’m now beginning to think it had everything to do with location.
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Why Vancouver is a Runner’s Heaven

Vancouver Wellness Made Easy

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Photo: District Local

Something I’ve grown deeply passionate about the the last few years is wellness. For many, the word means something incredibly specific, and for others, it’s so broad the word is almost meaningless. When I use the word I’m referring to Continue reading:
Vancouver Wellness Made Easy

Break a Sweat: Vancouver’s Top Workouts

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Barre Fitness

The following article was submitted by Lauren Kramer.

There’s nothing like a great workout to get you feeling rejuvenated, strong and ready to take on the world. Fitness fads come and go but these are the hottest ones trending right now in Vancouver. So if you’re looking for a change of pace or a new challenge, grab an Ugi ball, don those kangoo boots, box your heart out or head to the circuit for a 30-minute hit.

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Break a Sweat: Vancouver’s Top Workouts

Vancouver Secrets: Who knew the Richmond Oval was so Cool?

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Almost exactly one year ago, I was inside the Richmond Oval as Canada’s Kristina Groves sped across the finish line for an Olympic silver medal in ladies’ 1500-meter speed skating.  The thousands of Canada fans packed into the bleachers erupted into cheers – cowbells clanging and red mittens waving wildly.  It got so loud that the brand new Oval, thousands and thousands of square feet of glimmering steel, glass and wood, actually shook.

But then what happened?  I was never really sure what became of the Oval after the Olympic crowds left town.  Was this beautiful multimillion-dollar facility on the banks of the Fraser River, paid for at taxpayers’ expense, just sitting there? Was it locked up, opened only on occasion for  skating events?

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Vancouver Secrets: Who knew the Richmond Oval was so Cool?