Provincial Health Order: The Fitness Gym Closure order has been lifted and the Core is back to normal operating hours. No drop-in passes will be sold 4-7pm daily because of space limitations; it will be members only. For more information on changes to our health and safety measures Read More

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Whistler Core Closure Update


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

Yoga: https://bit.ly/2QJ92CW

Cycling: https://bit.ly/39hLqvs

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!

Sincerely,

Bob, Corinne and the whole Team at the Whistler Core

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March 16, 2020

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Temporary COVID-19 Closure


To our valued community of members and visitors,

We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Whistler Core Climbing and Fitness Gym, as of Monday, March 16, at 6 pm. Our closure is a proactive measure to do our part in slowing down the transmission of COVID-19. 

Our priority is always the safety of our team, members, and visitors, and maintaining clear and transparent lines of communication during this uncertain time. As we continue to monitor developments around the world and in Whistler, we will provide you with updates about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect the Whistler Core.

It is not our intention to close the facility for an extended period. We are closing until March 23 at which time we will decide to remain closed or to reopen. Our decision will be based on the updates and guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and their assessment of the evolving situation across Canada. We will also rely on the leadership of the health and municipal authorities here in British Columbia. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will provide updates to our member community as they become available.

The decision to close is not one we made quickly or lightly. We felt our proactive measures of educating, extensive cleaning, and screening would keep the gym safe for everyone. Unfortunately, because of recent updates about the spread of the virus, we have decided to hit the pause button. Since you can get coronavirus through community transmission, like touching an infected surface (i.e., a climbing hold, training equipment), people are being advised to avoid public places. Health Canada states: “To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, everyone has a role to play. It takes more than governments and action from the health sector to protect the health and safety of Canadians. Each of us can help our country be prepared in the event of an emergency by understanding how coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness.” Read here for more, and do your best to stay home and out of gyms.

All Core term memberships will be put on pause during this temporary closure. All Cancel Anytime Memberships will be suspended to ensure no automatic payments are processed during this temporary closure.

Please play our part, stay informed, stay calm and stay healthy,

Much love and appreciation to you, our community!

Sincerely,

Owners and Management Team at the Whistler Core

 

March 15, 2020

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COVID-19 Update

Dear members and visitors,

We are sorry that our beautiful community and beyond is so deeply impacted by the Corona Virus. Of course, we are crossing our fingers that Whistler Blackcomb’s closure is temporary. This is an unprecedented and trying time for everyone. What we know for sure, is we want to do the best to keep everyone safe and healthy, which has always been our mission at the Whistler Core. 

Presently, we are in full operation and taking the precautions required to minimize the impact of the spread of the illness. If future circumstances warrant our closure, all memberships will be frozen and reactivated when we reopen. The same goes for anyone required to self-quarantine. We are guided by our government and by the medical professionals as they are the leaders in this event. For more information about COVID-19, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control.

We are in our primary phase of this situation, and as a result, we are “educating,” “cleaning,” and “screening.”

We have taken extra measures to protect our team and keep you safe in response to the COVID-19 virus. We will continue to adapt our policies to the changing requirements and best practices to support our healthcare system.

General Facility Policies and COVID-19 requirements:

  • High touch surfaces, including railings, door handles, training equipment, and washrooms, are cleaned throughout the day with cleaning solutions recommended by the health authority to kill COVID-19. Be aware that it is not practical to clean the climbing holds after every use, so it will be up to you to follow recommended procedures to avoid the spread of Covid-19, that is, touching your face prior to hand washing.
  • Mandatory hand washing upon arrival with instructions on how, when, and why to wash their hands. Additional “IC-Gel I Antiseptic Skin Gel” hand sanitizing stations throughout the gym for convenient disinfecting hands between washes.
  • Handshakes and fist bumps are off-limits until the season of viral infection is over.
  • Staff with COVID-19 symptoms, or who have recently traveled abroad will stay home. (until cleared by the health authority)
  • We reserve the right to send home anyone showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or those who have travelled abroad in the past 14 days

What you can do to help:

  • Wash and disinfect your hands upon entering and leaving the gym.
  • Use our hand washing guides posted in all washrooms. 
  • Avoid touching your face between hand washes.
  • Mandatory to use a sweat towel during your workout. You can bring your own or rent a towel.
  • Use our cleaning supplies to wipe down equipment and benches during and after use.
  • Recommend using a weightlifting or cycling glove when you are using the equipment.
  • Anyone under self- quarantine from travel or exposure should stay home until cleared by the health authority.
  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough or shortness of breath, should self-quarantine until cleared by the health authority
  • Anyone required to self-quarantine can contact us to have their membership put on a medical freeze. 

We will continue to communicate any changes as the situation in Whistler, and the lower mainland continues to evolve. 

Sincerely,

Owners and Management team of the Whistler Core Climbing and Fitness Gym.

Breakdancing 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.

Breakdancing at the Whistler Core

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:

Whistler Core Breakdance Workshop.

Robin's Bio: 

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.

October 12, 2019

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Improve your posture with only 3-exercises!

These exercises are functional, regardless of how good or poor your posture is. A good test of good or bad posture is: stand up with your arms by your side in a relaxed position - are your thumbs pointing straight ahead or to your midline? If your thumbs are pointing to your midline, your posture needs improving.

For more information talk to any of our Whistler Core trainers.

Are you experiencing elbow pain from climbing?

If you are experiencing elbow pain from climbing, Dr. Julian Saunder's article is a worthwhile read to help you understand what is causing the pain and a program to help relieve the pain.

For more information: Dodgy-Elbows

Jake Allison - 2018 Canadian Powerlifting Union National Champion

 

2018 Canadian Powerlifting Union National Champion - Jake Allison

Whistler Core athlete, Jake Allison took the bull by the horns at the 2018 CPU National Championships and won his category, beating out the reigning World Junior Champion. Jake also took the overall for all the Junior weight categories.

Squat - 227.5kg/502lbs, Bench Press - 137.5kg/303lbs, Deadlift - 277.5kg/612lb - over 4x his body weight! 505 Wilks Score

Congratulations Jake!