Health & Fitness


Vitamin D: The sunshine vitamin

Now that summer is at it’s peak,  we all can enjoy some time in the sun soaking up the rays. By rays I mean, Vitamin D.  Vitamin D is a vitamin that we can get without having to eat anything, we soak it up through our skin and it gets converted to Vitamin D. Why do we need Vitamin D? Vitamin D is important because it does several things to promote health in our bodies.  It is used to keep your bones and teeth strong  by helping with calcium absorption and regulation.   It also helps to prevent inflammation,......

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Christina Best- Sudbury’s Own National Champ

Christina Best is a modern martial artist, a mother and a mentor. Don’t let these photos fool you; she is a badass, but she’s also one of the friendliest people around. Christina trains out of Melbrook Martial Arts Academy, where she can be found almost every day, either smashing Thai pads, the heavy bag, or as acting instructor during Women’s only classes. Recently, Christina has been very busy, with fighting in the featured bout of Northern Fights (a local amateur promotion), followed by winning the National Championship for WAKO in her weight division. We sat down with Christina to......

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Sudbury Rowing Club 2016 Programs

One of our favourite things about a Sudbury summer is the fact that we are literally surrounded by lakes! 330 lakes to be exact. If you are looking to get out on the water this summer, you need to check out the Sudbury Rowing Club. The Sudbury Rowing Club is a not for profit organization which is run solely by volunteers who are dedicated to the sport of rowing. They recently moved into their new location at the Northern Water Sports Centre! The Sudbury Rowing Club has a number of programs available to members throughout the summer starting this week. Programs:......

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Strength Training for Golf: What you Need to Know

If you’ve seen the latest Nike or Adidas golf commercials you may be wondering, is this a golf ad or a CrossFit commercial? Golf companies are now marketing some of the best and brightest stars in the game as athletes – just like in any other sport. While you’ll still spot the occasional John Daly-esque physique on the course, more and more golfers are hitting the gym and look like well-conditioned athletes. If you want to improve your game this summer, work on getting stronger and more mobile, says Certified Personal Trainer, Oscar Cano.  “In golf, you need to......

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Stay Active with Sudbury Sport and Social Club

If you’re looking for a way to stay active throughout the year, Sudbury Sport and Social Club has got you covered. They offer everything from soccer to dodgeball and with their affordable prices and member benefits –  it’s the best way to stay active and social all year. We spoke with Matthew Rupoli, General Manager, to find out more! What’s the story behind Sudbury Sport and Social Club? The Sport and Social Club story stems all the way back to 1996 with the Toronto Sport and Social Club. You can read ab article about the founder Kristi Herold (Sudbury......

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How to improve your health: 3 Things to add to your Daily Diet

Looking to improve your diet for the up and coming sunshine? …If summer ever makes it to Sudbury. Here are 3 simple things you can add into your daily diet that will help brighten your life with or without the sunshine. Smoothies: This is a great way to fuel your body without having it work so hard to digest food, and also a way to add more veggies into your diet. Smoothies are great to have as Breakfast, a snack, or refueling after lots of exercise. Here is what you need to know about smoothies: To make your smoothie......

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Dawn Culgin: Martial Arts for The Women of Sudbury

Dawn Culgin is a warrior, let’s start with that. She has an extensive background in the martial arts world with years of experience in Karate and Kickboxing. She has competed on the international stage and is now bringing this experience to her very own school, The Onna Bugeisha (OB) Women’s Only program. Dawn’s school has a motivating and enthusiastic atmosphere. I had the chance to speak with her about her experience and hear all about the latest chapter in her journey. The first thing we’d like to know is, what started your martial arts journey? Where did it all......

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Build Muscle, Burn Fat and Never Skip a Workout with The Basement Fitness Bootcamps

If you’re struggling with your current workout routine or are looking for a new challenge, consider trying the bootcamps at The Basement Fitness (1212 Lasalle Blvd). These demanding workouts will have you sweating while having fun and the early start time will ensure that your day is off to a productive start. We recently sat down with the certified personal trainers behind the workouts to learn more about the different bootcamps offered at the facility. Bootcamp Schedule Monday: Basement Bootcamp 5:30 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. Tuesday: Bad and Evil Bootcamp 6:30 a.m. Wednesday: Basement Bootcamp 5:30 a.m. or 6:30......

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Getting Fit with Muay Thai

It’s October and my cousin tells me he’s been going to a local muay Thai gym. He says he loves it and I should come out with him. He tells me there is a free 2 weeks to see if you like it. I had been doing typical weight lifting gym routine, and it was starting to become really repetitive. I took my cousin up on the offer, went to my first class and I was hooked. Sweating having fun, doing a lot of cardio, learning what you need to defend yourself and attack in the traditional muay Thai......

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Achieve Balance with MYOGA

If you love yoga or have been thinking that you want to give it a try, make sure to stop by MYOGA. This locally owned studio was established in 2010 and is conveniently located downtown and in the south end. We recently sat down with co-owner and studio manager, Rachel Mahaffy, to learn more about the MYOGA experience. What was the inspiration for opening MYOGA in Sudbury?  We wanted to create a cutting edge place where we could focus on all things yoga as well as a place for people to cultivate a lifelong practice in a dedicated space......

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