To our valued community,
Our doors have been closed for a week but it feels like a decade. Some of you have left Whistler to be closer to family & friends, while others call Whistler home and remain.
Some of you have inquired about your current membership. All Core term memberships, and 10 & 20 visit memberships continue to be paused and Cancel Anytime Memberships remain suspended to ensure no automatic payments are processed during this temporary closure.
We miss you all and your amazing energy. Whistler Core is a place where you work hard, challenge yourself, hang with friends, and share your stories. Our routines have changed, life has changed but you haven’t. Join us in staying connected and share your stories of how you are staying strong and challenging yourself.
Creativity is a key to staying fit. There are oodles of online at-home workouts. Need help getting started? Here are a few we like and they are free on Youtube. Have your own favourites – share them with us too.
Climbers – power endurance: https://bit.ly/2UDi9WV
General Fitness – right way to start the day: https://bit.ly/3dxMK0L
General Fitness – strength and flexibility: https://bit.ly/2y9OjBP
By creating a new routine in our changing lifestyle, that still includes daily exercise, you can help maintain your physical and mental fitness. Meanwhile, please play your part, keep informed, be calm and stay healthy.
Much love and appreciation to you, our community!
Bob, Corinne and the whole Team at the Whistler Core
Are you looking for a fun way to improve your coordination, strength and flexibility?
We would like to introduce you to Robin our own B-Boy who will be teaching a 4-week Breakdance Workshop. His crew has been in the Guiness World Records, competed internationally and we are lucky to have him here in Whistler. If you are looking to learn a new skill, or add to your dance or parkour skills, then this is for you. No experience is necessary.
If you are keen on Breaking and improving your dance skills, this 4-week workshop would be great for you. It is a full-body workout and good for the soul ☺
Check out Robin's introduction to the class and a demo of what is possible! Please like and subscribe for more videos.
Dates for the Workshop:
• Tuesday, Feb 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th// 7:30 – 8:30pm
The price for all 4 dates is:
• $ 60 + Tax for Members
• $ 90 + Tax for Non-Members YOU CAN SIGN UP HERE:
Robin is a professional B-Boy from Germany with over 12 years of experience. Dancing for him means to free the mind and communicate through body movements. He competed in many national and international breakdance battles.
In 2010 together with his crew, he won the Battle Of The Year Championship in Germany and took part in the international Battle Of The Year in Montpellier, France.
Bob and Joe taking advantage of some unusually warm winter weather and getting out for a climb on Finestone Cowboy on the Showcase Spire at the top of the Blackcomb Mountain.
If You Have A Heart You Need To Read This
By John Blok
If you have a heart and it beats, this is important to you. If you’re an athlete in training mode or someone who lives a stressful life, this is also important to you. Now that all of you are included, please read on.
Your heart beats a certain amount of beats a minute and although it appears that each beat is spaced evenly, similar to a metronome ticking away, this isn’t the case. In fact it shouldn’t be the case, but at times it will be the case. If you got out of bed this morning feeling refreshed, recovered from workouts and no anxiety or stress, the time between each heart beat will vary like an exciting drum solo. On the other hand if you get out of bed tired, stressed, not recovered from the previous days or weeks workouts, your heart will beat with evenly space beats, pounding away with the excitement of listening to a steady water drip.
Here is a little bit of science. Your nervous system functions in two different ways. One is the “Parasympathetic Nervous System”, Sometimes called the rest and digest system, and the other is the “Sympathetic Nervous System”, often known as the flight or fight system. When you’re relaxed, recovered, and unstressed, you’re running on the “Parasympathetic Nervous System”, and when you’re over-training, anxious, stressed, you’re running on the “Sympathetic Nervous System”. When you’re operating in the “Parasympathetic Nervous System”, you have a variable heart rate with varying length of time between beats. This is good, healthy and indicating good recovery between workouts. When you’re operating on the “Sympathetic Nervous System”, you’re likely not recovered from workouts, living in a stressful state and probably not sleeping well.
So much for science and here’s where it gets really interesting. With a high quality Bluetooth heart rate strap and your very smart phone, you can see where you exist between these two nervous system functions. Are you training too much or should you take another day of rest or maybe your job is creating extra stress and you’re wondering why you’re anxious. The app for your phone along with an accurate heart rate strap can read the variations in time between your heartbeats. It rates between 1 and 10. A rating of six or below and you may be overtraining and a rating of seven and above will give you a green light to train. Seven may be a light day and a rating of ten means that your fully recovered and you can go all out. If you’re always in the ten rating, this may show that you’re not training hard enough because some workouts should require a couple of days of recovery to get back to the ten rating.
The free App “Elite HRV” is available for Android and Iphone platforms. If you would like to test the App before investing in a Bluetooth Heart Rate strap you can see John at the Core. The Core has Polar H7 Bluetooth straps you can test or purchase.
10 Boot Camp benefits!
By FITNESSADVISORY | Published: APRIL 18, 2013
Forget the idea of military style training and hellish assault courses that leave you crumpled in an unfit heap after the end of a gruelling session. And dismiss any notions you have of terrifying and confidence-knocking instructors screaming at your lack of physical prowess. Consider instead the real Boot Camp benefits. For this is an exercise program that can go a long way to improving your fitness levels
If you’ve no idea what Boot Camp involves then your first step is to find out, as session structure, intensity and goals can change between different fitness facilities. The key is to not be afraid to ask what to expect and what benefits you can will get from joining. If you turn up to a Boot Camp without not knowing what you are getting yourself into, you may find yourself not quite able to keep up with your classmates.
Once you have an idea about what Boot Camp is, you might want to understand what some of the plus points are. This can help if you’re wavering on the edge and not entirely sure if you want to take the Boot Camp plunge. So what are some of the benefits?#
Boot Camp may be a challenge but because it is something you can really get to grips with the benefits are greater than the sum of each training session. Find out about what Boot Camp can do for your body, mind and life!