- Published on Friday, 30 March 2012 10:39
- Written by GUILLERMO BARRAZA
Local Zen masters hone their bodies and minds to tackle vertical challenges
One grip at a time, rock-climbers sometimes move at a pace some would say rivals a snail's. Nothing else matters when rock-climbers grasp on to the wall they are about to challenge – besides, most know what they say about the slow and steady winning the race.
These vertical masters of Zen find they are at their utmost comfort where many would succumb to sweaty palms, shaky knees and vertigo.
Steve Hands, owner of Crux Climbing and Bouldering (one of the highest climbing walls in Canada residing in an old warehouse in Calgary's NE ) says that humans are made for the act of climbing.
- Published on Friday, 23 March 2012 12:59
- Written by KARRY TAYLOR
Prohab seeks to overcome image and cost barriers associated with bike helmets
Since 2002, bicycle helmets have been mandatory in Alberta for all cyclists under the age of 18. But unlike four other provinces (British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) where helmet use has been legally mandated for cyclists of all ages, bicycle helmets are not mandatory for adults in Alberta.
Statistics Canada reported that in 2009, about one third of Canadian adolescents and young adults wore a bicycle helmet all the time.
A local group has tasked itself not only with getting bike helmets onto the heads of more young adults, but also in breaking down image barriers associated with helmet use.
- Published on Friday, 23 March 2012 12:58
- Written by SUNJEEV PRASAD
Jarome Iginla and Kobe Bryant serve as role models
My journey to becoming the fitness fanatic I am today began when I first started high school.
I was under the impression that Hollywood stereotypes were always true — mainly the one that jocks were always considered the kings of the campus.
I wanted to be a king.
- Published on Friday, 02 March 2012 14:55
- Written by SUNJEEV PRASAD
Kamber Lindenbach shares some of the knowledge gained from training and competing
It's that time of year again when many people fall into the habit of brushing aside their New Year's resolutions.
For those of you who have gone to the gym on a regular basis may have noticed the increased traffic at the beginning of the year has slowly decreased.
Kamber Lindenbach, personal trainer and fitness model, has seen this trend repeat itself year after year.
"If you fall off track and slip up, don't wait for Monday, next month, or next year. Get right back at it with the very next meal or your next workout. I guarantee you will feel better for it.
"Celebrate your successes regardless how big or small they are. If you make it to the gym on a really tough day, make sure to reward yourself in a healthy way," says Lindenbach.