Top 8 Training Hints: Recovery
This deep dive into learning to pair adequate recovery with each workout is coming March 1.
Top 8 Training Hints: Range of Motion
This deep dive into learning how to benefit from a full range of motion for each exercise is coming March 1.
Top 8 Training Hints: Big vs. Small
In this training tip you’ll learn that not all exercises are to be treated equally. Find out how exercises that use a single joint like a biceps curl are contained within bigger, multi-joint exercises like a chin-up, as shown in the header image. You’ll learn how to watch for the active joints in any exercise to then be able to distinguish between big and small movements.
Top 8 Training Hints: Feel The Work
Do you let numbers tell you when to end a set? In this training hint, we do an in-depth exploration of “feeling the work” as a guide to ending a set. What do we mean by the term felling the work? You’ll find out how this method pairs with counting, and how together they help to ensure you progress towards your goals. Learn to use your body’s real-time response to each exercise (i.e. local muscle fatigue) as an alternative method of determining the end of a set.
Top 8 Training Hints: Active Posture
This deep dive into “active posture” shows you how to recognize, establish, and maintain an anti-gravity stance while you’re exercising. Active posture supports your body under load, helps you sense what your body is doing, and encourages you to use good form while performing any exercise. In a few easy steps, you’ll be an active posture expert. Find out how easy it is to practise active posture in all your daily activities. After all, daily life is full of movement. Movement loves active posture.
Top 8 Training Hints: Warm Up
Why is a warm up before exercise important? What changes within the body occur when we warm up before exercising? Will a warm up protect you from injuries? These are all important questions about an essential component of fitness that many people don’t pay a lot of attention to. Let’s take a deep dive into why a warm up should be the first thing anyone does when working out.
Vancouver’s First Dedicated Table Tennis Court
Windermere Community Fitness Park will be the home of Vancouver’s first dedicated outdoor table tennis court as phase two of the park is approved and fund raising for the $45,000 addition begins in earnest. Table tennis is the world’s second largest participation sport, second only to soccer. And like soccer, personal equipment cost is not a barrier to participation. A pair of sneakers, an entry level racquet, a few balls and you’re all set to develop mad skills, balance, reaction time, endurance, power and coordination.
Donor Wall of Gratitude
The Windermere Community Fitness Park Project team of teachers, parents, volunteers and community members is deeply grateful to all of the individuals and corporations who have donated money, time, and resources to help make phase one of Windermere Community Fitness Park a reality. With phase two in the fundraising stage, we invite you to pledge your 100% tax-free donation!
How to use the Speed Ladder, Station #16
What’s the only two dimensional station in the fitness park? That’s right, it’s the SAQ Ladder. SAQ stands for Speed, Agility, Quickness and while the ladder itself is no more than coloured rubber, it’s a valuable and indispensable asset to any comprehensive fitness park.
How to use the High Bar, Station #15
The ubiquitous High Bar is the most commonly included station in any fitness park. In fact, visit the many tiny “fitness parks” operated by Vancouver Parks and Rec. and you’ll be sure to find a high bar among the 2 or 3 stations. Here in Windermere Community Fitness Park, the High Bar is surrounded by 15 other stations but sits atop the pyramid of equipment importance as being the most challenging station, providing a base for dozens of exercises, even for the absolute beginner.