Duchess-inspired workout

The more I follow British royalty news, the more headlong I fall into avidly devouring any news items about the “senior royals”. Unfortunately, my thought processes do support the lopsided and anti-feminist articles that report on what the duchesses are wearing and their physiques, fixated on their appearances rather as much or more than the…

Hitting the gym at 6 weeks PP

This is not revolutionary for anyone except for me. For years and years I knew I’m missing strength training from my life in general (particularly as I get older) and when I was a runner, I would have benefited with resistence training alongside the intense cardio. As time drew closer to when I would go…

Should I renew my Mobi (bike sharing) membership?

Mobi, the Vancouver bike sharing organization, has held a spring sale for a while, ending on June 21, appropriately the end of spring. The sale is up to $40 off their 365 day passes. That is $99* instead of $129 for their 365 Day Pass Standard (23% off) and $119 instead of $159 for their…

I’ve finally broken even with my Mobi bike sharing membership

Back in the beginning of July, I joined Mobi purchasing the 365 Day Pass Standard for $135.45 (that’s $129 plus tax) that gives me unlimited 30-minute rides for a year. At $2.20 per 1-zone subway ride that a bike ride home replaces, it would take 62 rides to break even with riding transit and only…

Class Pass: new credit system

Since August, my only fitness membership has been with ClassPass as it fulfills my need to visit different gyms and studios to have a moderately diverse workout program. My membership was, until the beginning of November, their 10 classes/month one and I take planning and tracking my classes very seriously. The following is an example…

Summer fitness plan (still on the Class Pass bandwagon)

Since February, I’ve been holding in some kind of pattern but it’s a different season and it’s time to shake things up with respect to my fitness. In the recent past, I have had a rude awakening about my complacency towards my routine. Specifically, a Hell’s Bells (dumbells, sandbells, kettlebells) class my colleague led at…

I’m SO Vancouver: Cycling

When I was in Las Vegas in June, I shared with Lil Sis two recent developments. 1. I go to spin classes. Not often. Every two or three weeks when I want to change up my workout and hang out with a girlfriend who will join me. Recently, I have scheduled spin classes for shortly…

Joining Mobi, Vancouver’s bike sharing program

As I withdrew this year (after several years of inactivity) from a car-share program, I started to seriously consider bike sharing the more I see bike stations popping up around the city. I considered it even more seriously upon the June 5 announcement of an increase in Translink fares effective July 1. Is it crazy…

Fitness at Granville and Drake

Looking back at my calendar, it turns out I have been going to Ballet Lounge since early November last year, that is, five months now. My calendar also tells me that I went to 10 Level 1 classes before attempting a┬áLevel 2 class and that I have attended 23 classes there so far. All but…

Upcoming (Spring 2017 edition)

It’s March and spring is in the air and things begin again anew and I am unwittingly internalizing some of that feeling. This year, for my third year, I am volunteering through CRA’s CVITP program to assist eligible individuals in my community who have modest incomes and simple tax situations. Last year, I was on…