fitness

A woman’s intuition with her body is like no other. Most women are aware when menstruation is approaching, either by cravings, mood swings, or bloating. Studies show up to 90% of women endure menstrual pain, resulting in absences from occupational and leisure activities such as exercise. How many of you, though, will plan your life or exercise routine around these monthly hormonal shifts? 

With so much biking, running, golfing, skiing and the like, our bodies sometimes need a little TLC. Here are the top three ways Fernie residents and visitors maintain balance.

Gold: 
Gym / Strength Training
Silver: 
Yoga
Bronze: 
Meditation

On those rainy summer days or during a cold winter spell, Fernie takes its recreation indoors! Here are 2021's top three.

Gold: 
Yoga
Silver: 
Fitness Classes
Bronze: 
Swimming

I stop for a rest and look back to watch her progress. My admiration for her grows with every step she takes. She moves along the up-track slowly and methodically, eyes cast down at the path ahead. She’s slower than she used to be, but who can blame her. She is walking for two now. I wonder what thoughts are coursing through her mind. I wonder if the second heart beat in her belly beats in rhythm with her own. 

In these busy times, carving out time for yourself, for anything, really, requires a little creativity. Multi-tasking is not something I typically condone, neither is it something I have ever been any good at! But being a new mom has forced me to dabble in it more than ever before. Sometimes intentionally, often not; sometimes successfully, mostly not.  

There are so many extremely amazing trails in Fernie so picking a few favourites is difficult, but here are my top three winter trails and activities!

Elk Valley Nordic Centre –  Runt/Grunt – Nordic Skiing
Time: Approx. 1 hr (depending on the number of loops) 
Distance: Approx.  7 - 10km 
Level: Blue 

The Elk Valley Nordic Centre is a real winter paradise. Tucked away in the Mount Fernie Provincial Park, the views are breathtaking. The Fernie Nordic Society has hired a paid groomer this year so the conditions have been prime time!

Gold: 
Evolution
Silver: 
Soar Studios
Bronze: 
Essential Yoga Studio

Once in a while if we're not maintaining balance, we leave ourselves open to injury. Here are the three top ways we keep this at bay or work through any injuries that occur.

Gold: 
Physio Therapy
Silver: 
Massage Therapy
Bronze: 
Chiropractic

With so much biking, running, golfing, skiing and the like, our bodies sometimes need a little TLC. Here are the top three ways Fernie residents and visitors maintain balance.

Gold: 
Gym/Strength Training
Silver: 
Yoga
Bronze: 
Meditation
Event Date(s): 
Friday, January 1, 2021

Now in its 3rd year, the #FernieStreak is back. And this year more than ever, this fun, supportive nudge to get outside and get active, is just what is needed.

To cater to the slight change in the norm, the #FernieStreak is taking a slight change in direction. Online registration and daily tracking – with the ability to sign up the entire family, including kids dogs too; the addition of downhill skiing; the push for safe COVID-safe adventuring; and the goal to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.