Dist. I on new fitness quest

The 2018-19 Fitness Challenge has set a goal of 40,000 kilometres to get participants to Europe and back to honour the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War. Members officially began the trip on Sunday with a walk from Lismore Hall to the beach and back. The challenge will end on February...

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Mobile sailing event offered this summer

PICTOU — A mobile sailing program has begun in Pictou. The program started on July 2 with Branden O’Brien from True Potential Fitness leading an active dryland warm up. Pictou Parks and Recreation co-ordinator Michelle Young explained that the program operates in town in partnership with the Nova Scotia Yachting Association and Sail Nova Scotia....

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Residents amass 36,748 kms

LISMORE — More than 100 people combined to complete nearly 37,000 kilometres worth of physical activity during the Lismore Fitness challenge. Some of the participants gathered on Sunday at the Lismore Hall, where organizer Don Butler officially shared the total of 36,748 kilometres. The goal was 40,000, or the equivalent of the return distance from...

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Women on Weights

Over the years in the fitness industry I have sat down with many people, but most had one thing in common: A lot of misconceptions about weights training. Mainly, lifting weights will make someone bulky or cause them to put on weight. Today I would like to talk about the reality of resistance training. First...

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Fitness firsts: motivation

Editor’s Note: The Advocate is pleased to welcome a new blogger, Lee Stewart, our new fitness guru. How do you stay motivated? This is a very important question! It can mean the difference between losing 50 pounds or only five.  So where does it come from? The answer to this can be very broad so...

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