Tag: Vancouver Island

Brandon Warren poses with his SwimRun gear at the finish line of SwimRun Victoria.

Taking on, and recovering from, my first SwimRun

Whew! That was a long race (3km of swimming and 18.4km of running to be exact). As I sit here 36 hours post-race nursing my sore muscles, I figured I would share my recovery tips post-event that help us get back in the lake or on the trails sooner rather than later. Firstly, recovery from

A father and daughter stand posing against a van with a dry landscape behind them wearing sunglasses and backpacks.

Staying active on Vancouver Island during a pandemic

Exercising outdoors reduces stress and boosts your mood. What’s more, could we live in a place more suitable for outdoor exercise? It’s summer and often sunny right now, but, yeah, we do live on the wet coast.

A person's feet in black and white nike runners are in the foreground. They are running on gravel, and another person is standing in the distance out of focus with a bright light behind them.

XTERRA Trail Run, Durrance Lake

The XTERRA Trail Run race course is an approximately 14K off road course consisting of 3 loops on dirt and gravel trails. There is a mixture of double track and narrow winding single track. There are some steep climbs and fast descents, and lots of rocky terrain. Each loop of the course does one loop

A running path in Victoria disappears into the forest.

Say goodbye to blue skies, but not to stunning trail runs on Vancouver island

Saying goodbye to blue skies, but not to stunning trail runs on our stellar island! How do you keep your exercise fun as the seasons change? There really is nothing like a good beach run. That’s why we love East Sooke Park, for its awesome combo of forest and beach trails. #explorecanada #explorebc #fitnessyyj #physiotherapy

A quiet beach spot in Sidney with a boat.

Beautiful beach spots for every everyday athlete

arbutusphysioThis island is FULL of beautiful spots for every everyday athlete. What’s your favourite outdoor location on Vancouver Island? #vancouverisland #explorebc #explorecanada #yyjfitness #westcoast #yyj

A foggy summer day, with a view through some trees over the water of Maple Bay, and a large island across the water.

Relaxing by Maple Bay

The long weekend lingering still, what adventures will this upcoming weekend bring?

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HPR Youth Triathlon West Shore

This May Long Weekend race is centred around The Juan de Fuca Rec Centre. More information  HPR Youth Triathlon West Shore

This photo is mostly of a bright blue sky with white swirling clouds, but along the bottom we also see a landscape filled with evergreen trees and absolutely covered in white snow.

Mount Washington Views: Thanks Kristen!

Here’s a photo by our massage therapist, Kristen, who drove up to Mount Washington last weekend!

A woman from the chest up is wearing a grey hoodie smiling just slightly with her mouth closed and looking slightly left of the camera. She is in a room with light grey walls and there is a back back on a treatment bed behind her.

Instaville: Meet Libby!

Welcome to Instaville, Libby Meakin (@libby.meakin)!

Two people in jeans and light jackets with their arms raised over their heads are jumping up and over a log. Both are smiling. In the foreground are rocks, which suggest a rocky beach, and in the background there is grass, and evergreen trees, and a bright grey sky.

Jumping for Joy in January!

These guys! This moment of play, friendship, exuberance, love and joy – I want it. I want it for everyone. This is so Vancouver Island.

A woman right of center is standing on a rocky outcropping and looking towards the right. She has brown hair, glasses, and a red backpack. Behind and far below her is a landscape of green trees and clusters of buildings. They sky is clear and blue fading to white on the horizon line.

Choose to Move: Mount Wells

Throw back to hiking with a friend – Julie at Mount Wells.

Two women in the foreground from the chest up are shoulder to shoulder and smiling. On the left is Libby who has long dark hair with a grey streak on her left. On the right is a woman with red hair, which is tied back. In the background is a man grinning and popping up to be in the photo. Behind him is a blonde woman who is slightly blurred. They are indoors.

Weekend Throwbacks: Congratulations Lorna!

Here’s a throwback to Libby’s weekend. One of our gift certificates was won by the lovely Lorna at Rosemarie Colterman’s party (www.rosiesays.ca).