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Snow Time is Go Time

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Build Strength, Stability and Core to Power You Through Winter

BY CHRIS HODGINS

With winter at our doorstep we're preparing our skis, snowboards and snowshoes for the season's first tracks.
I skied a lot as a youngster, 20 some years back, but unfortunately the hill nearby closed down and I found other winter hobbies. Two years ago, I decided to put the skis back on and give it another shot. I was certain I was going to spend the day falling then icing new injuries.

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Deck the Halls With Brows of Sweat

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a muscle was moving, not even a squat. The leggings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Wong Jack Man soon would be there.

BY SHON WONG

Well, it’s that special time of year when wong jack man gives thanks for the wonderful people in his life. he feels a spirit of joy and peace and is anxious to share with them his most heartfelt gifts.
Wong Jack Man went over the top this year and found the perfect presents for those closest to him. He cannot wait to see the joy on the faces of his brother, mother and girlfriend.
Christmas is truly a blessing and, after all, giving is what WJM is all about. So from Wong Jack Man and everyone at IMPACT, have a happy holiday filled with fitness.

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$99 Home Gym

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Work Out at Home with Just Four Pieces of Exercise Equipment

BY BRI WILSON

Setting up a home gym doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Forget the pricey treadmills and weight machines: you can get an effective, total-body strength and conditioning workout at home with wallet-friendly exercise equipment. There are myriad exercises you can do with these four items from push-ups, pull-ups and planks to biceps curls and yoga stretches.

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Turning Yoga on its Head

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Aerial fitness class stretches limits and gets you happy

BY INGRID KNIGHT-COHEE

AntiGravity Aerial Yoga is a blend of gymnastics, strength training, flexibility, aerial arts and yoga — all performed on silk hammocks suspended a metre above the floor. Aerial yoga is visually stunning and great for your fitness.

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Catch the Trainer Train

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How to kickstart a career dripping in sweat

BY MICHELLE LINDSTROM
There are several tracks into the industry including university and college programs, online certification and industry training. A good place to start is with canfitpro, Canada’s largest certification organization for fitness professionals. The organization runs programs around the country, including the Personal Training Specialist (PTS) certification, which requires 25 hours of classroom time. Candidates must also be certified in CPR.

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Fighting Free

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How physical fitness can transform a life

BY KELSEY ANDRIES

I hit things with my hands. And kick things with my shins. Hard. I punch like a girl because I am a girl and I am damn proud of it. I hit inanimate objects like a heavy bag and I hit people. Always willing people of course, like my training partners or opponents in the ring.

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