Healthy Families BC

Comments 330 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Healthy Families BC, an initiative from the Province of British Columbia, has launched a campaign recently to promote health and wellness in BC families.

Healthy Families BCWith the kids heading back to school and the rain inevitably moving in, their website hopes to provide resources and education when it comes to staying active and eating right at work, at school, and in the community.

Healthy Families is a readily accessible resource to help families eat healthy and live well. They host online communities on Twitter @healthyfamilybc, YouTube, and on Facebook to help BC citizens make informed and positive lifestyle choices.

Healthy Families BC offers everything from stories on nutrition from registered dietitians to healthy recipes. Check out their Healthy Eating, Healthy Start, Healthy Communities, and Healthy Lifestyles guides.

Growing up, our summertime activities came after breakfast when we’d wave goodbye to our mother and “go out and play” in the yard until the streetlights came on at dusk. Biking, rollerblading, yard games (like ‘Kick the Can’), badminton, frisbee, tag (especially of the ‘freeze’ or ‘cartoon’ variety), and more kept us going for hours. We’d also go camping as a family and that always included long hikes (although my mother always stayed behind in the car, on the lookout for bears).

Lex and Eth

To help raise awareness for this initiative, Healthy Families BC has offered up a $250 Lululemon gift card to one of my readers so they can get active, in style. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post about how you (and/or the kids) keep active once the school year starts. Organized sports, family outings, etc. (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win a $250 Lululemon gift card from @HealthyFamilyBC & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner at random from all entries received (with the Twitter text and comments on this post) next Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:00am. The contest is open to all residents of BC.

    Update The winner is Ginger Gervais (@mumofthreebc)!

    330 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. ChristineWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:07pm PDT

      My family likes to have dance parties. We put on some music and dance around the living room!

    2. JamesWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:08pm PDT

      My Kids need some new school clothes! Please!

    3. AmandaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:08pm PDT

      I play club netball and workout 5 days a week at Steve Nash! πŸ™‚

    4. JamesWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:09pm PDT

      We love going on hikes in the mountians and look for the hidden waterfalls.

    5. HollyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:09pm PDT

      I take my four-year-old and her baby sister to postnatal fitness classes with me. My daughter sees me exercising and often joins in with glee!

    6. AmyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:10pm PDT

      An outing to the dog park is always fun and that way the entire family gets to have some fun and exercise.

    7. MarcWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:11pm PDT

      Once school starts we have many things we like to do. Fall boating around the howe sound , Hiking in Lions Bay during September-October and then finaly November rolls around and we are up at whistler as often as we can be. Both kids trinity 10 and Tosh 8 are enrolled in Ski School for the 4th year in a row up there which gives The wife and Myself some time to Ride just the two of us. Because they only take one day of the weekend in ski school that gives us another day to ride as a family . Our favorite spots are Million Dollar Ridge ON whistler and the Outer Limits( burned tree’s ) on blackcomb


    8. ErinWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT

      We go bowling at least once a week, and go for walks after dinner!

    9. StacyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT

      We like to go for walks. Around the block, around town, on the dykes, in local park. Wherever we can get out and enjoy nature and each other.

    10. NatWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:13pm PDT

      Rain gear and headlamps. Start of the school year = rain is about to start and the days are getting shorter short. These essentials make outdoor activities doable in the short, gloomy months.

    11. kylieCWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:17pm PDT

      We enjoy our after-dinner walk with kids. That’s part of our family time / activity we do regularly.

    12. melissaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

      My son plays fall soccer with Peace Arch Soccer club, mostly in the cold and rain. The boys looooove it regardless.

    13. BrendaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

      Walks are always great!

    14. JenWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

      Lots of hiking and rain walks, soccer, gymnastics, swimming.

    15. timWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT

      stay fit by running with work people, playing ice hockey, walking around downtown. love the outdoors… hate the rain.

    16. melissaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT

      My son plays fall soccer for the Peach Arch SC in the cold and rain. The boys loooove it regardless!

    17. JennyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:20pm PDT

      Try to use stairs instead of elevators, use Wii Sport!

    18. HayleyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:23pm PDT

      hockey starts again in fall! Best way to keep myself in shape, even if I feel like puking the first week back

    19. TomaszWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:27pm PDT

      Leave the car at home and bike to nearby places. Great to keep those legs going!

    20. RichieWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:27pm PDT

      An after dinner walk is always nice, or we like to go swimming.

    21. RebeccaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:27pm PDT

      Walking the dog multiple times a day is great! Get a terrier, he/she will keep you active!

    22. KatWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:27pm PDT

      Life is pretty active with a 28 month here full time…lots of play time both inside and out in the large back yard. Oma gets some exercise too running after such a going concern!

    23. A.J.Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:28pm PDT

      This year I’m going to try biking to work. I don’t know why I didn’t start doing it sooner actually!

    24. RachelWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:29pm PDT

      After dinner walks around the neighborhood!

    25. ChristineWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT

      Swimming a few times a week and going for walks in the evening or to the park! πŸ™‚

    26. MandyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:31pm PDT

      Play and coach soccer!!

    27. MarlisWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:32pm PDT

      walking the dog and yoga.

    28. Heather BeaumontWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

      Our family will go for long walks with our black lab puppy and all of my girls play soccer.

    29. DanaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:38pm PDT

      we like to stay active by going on family walks and to indoor play places when the weather is miserable!

    30. MichWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:39pm PDT

      My preschooler and I chase the soccer ball around! Plus we have dance parties and break out the yoga poses from time to time!

    31. HeatherWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

      We enjoy walking and running on our local trails and I often take fitness classes at my local rec centre.

    32. KellyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:41pm PDT

      I run around my local golf course everyday and try to stay off the junk food

    33. RobWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

      I Kiteboard until the sun subsides then I hit the slopes when they open. When work keeps me from these, I hit the gym in my building.

    34. Mom604Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:50pm PDT

      Although I was on constant ‘bear patrol’ when we went camping, (this mother bear will still do anything to protect her cubs!) I stayed behind in the van to read, and to be able to pick up the weak ones at the end of the trail to bring them back, if needs be πŸ™‚ I was really not and still am not an outdoors person, but I tried.

    35. cherylWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:50pm PDT

      I used to play hockey but can no longer afford it and since returning to university I would like to join a roller derby team

    36. AnishaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:51pm PDT

      I take pilates classes with my mom at a local studio.

    37. NaomiWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:54pm PDT

      We like to walk to and from daycare, rain, snow or shine. We ride our bikes year round, register kids in swimming, gymnastics and mini rugby. We also big fans of running and jumping in puddles!! Oh and winter isn’t winter without hitting the slopes!

    38. TiffanyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:55pm PDT

      I work out 3-4 times a week with weights to promote bone and muscle growth. I walk to work.

    39. Karen CWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:56pm PDT

      My mom and I always make sure to spend 30 mins each day to go to the gym that’s in our apartment.

    40. AlexWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 1:58pm PDT

      Riding bikes, going for walks, playing in the backyard, etc.

    41. ChrystaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

      My boys start soccer in September, my husband plays badminton and I do fitness classes although we are thinking of joining a Martial Arts club as a family. Also we are training for the Victoria Half-Marathon. We love to sweat!!!

    42. LindseyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:18pm PDT

      Biking to school while the weather is still good; hot yoga to counteract the cold temperatures and trick myself into believing it’s still summer; laughing with friends while we attempt ridiculous at-home-workout videos; relaxing walks in the rain (hey, at least it’s not snow); and, of course, sprinting to make it to class on time πŸ™‚

    43. Sunshine GWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:20pm PDT

      Long walks outside before it gets too chilly, and skiing once the winter hits.

    44. BrendaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:24pm PDT

      My kids are teens now, but as they were growing up, we spent a huge amount of time in the woods, building forts, making crazy thorn crowns, hiking, climbing trees, and generally just knowing our wild BC backyard. The woods are wonderful for imaginative kids – they can see elves and orks that we can’t! Teach them wilderness survival, the plants and trees of our coast, and make little nature kids out of them – it’s a gift they will have forever!

    45. klaraWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:30pm PDT

      We head to the swimming pool once a week and if the rain really keeps us inside we have “stair races” (our 3 year old is a champ) or just jump on the bed. :)))

    46. vickyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:32pm PDT

      I don’t have kids but I do have nieces and nefews, I love hanging with them, taking them hiking, snowboarding etc…this fall I am going to take them up the Grouse Grind, they’ll either love or hate it…hope they’re up for the challenge!!

    47. KathyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:34pm PDT

      I like walking around everywhere. Sometimes I’d rather take transit than drive for the exercise. I’m thinking of trying kickboxing soon. If I have kids, I would play basketball, soccer and go swimming with them.

    48. DeniseWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:37pm PDT

      We keep fit by walking forth and back between school and home. I sometimes send the kids on extra errands on the way.

    49. Tiffany KalanjWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:39pm PDT

      I run with my boyfriend down on Kits beach and once a week do yoga with my friend.

    50. PaulinaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:44pm PDT

      Camping, yoga, and runs galore!

    51. AmandaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:46pm PDT

      simple steps like walking or biking to school everyday whenever possible =)

    52. SanazWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 2:49pm PDT

      Yoga mostly

    53. Andy C.Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:17pm PDT

      Like to go for a run every so often.

    54. Jenn KWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:23pm PDT

      A walk around the neighbourhood every weeknight, and bike rides and hikes on the weekends.

    55. MargaretWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:33pm PDT

      We play volleyball twice a week at the richmon Olympic ova, go workout there as well. And we go play some tennis.

    56. Lori-Vancouver, BC Super HostWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:42pm PDT

      Walking…it’s easy and it’s free

    57. SharonWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:45pm PDT

      I walk everywhere…both for fitness and for lack of a car as a starving student!

    58. JeffWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

      I’ve been actively hiking this summer and plan on continuing.

    59. AnneWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:49pm PDT

      Working in the garden, walking the dogs and the elliptical.

    60. SandraWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:51pm PDT

      We plan family picnics at the park as often as possible and play badminton. It’s a great workout!

    61. JWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

      lots of walks.

    62. ReenWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:57pm PDT

      I take a class, like salsa, tae-kwon do or singing. That way I learn something and make sure I get out of the house and do something active at least once a week.

    63. KatieWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 3:59pm PDT

      We love going hiking.

    64. Donna LWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

      I like to play DDR! Dance Dance Revolution oh yeah!

    65. CliffWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

      I enjoy rock climbing

    66. CliffWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:08pm PDT

      I enjoy rock climbing

    67. BrendaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

      I like to go for walks

    68. DarcyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:15pm PDT

      Always walking…

    69. Vanessa LeeWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:32pm PDT

      Going for walks and doing some yoga! πŸ™‚

    70. carlyWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:35pm PDT

      I take weekly dance classes and go swimming!

    71. C WilsonWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:51pm PDT

      My girls and I do a lot of walking as we live right by a large series of walking trails with a creek waterfalls etc…very pretty!

    72. Ginger GervaisWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 4:52pm PDT

      The kids and I stay active once the school year starts by walking to and from school, with their 2 younger siblings…Usually taking the nature trail on the way home, which does take a little longer but its worth it…especially in the fall πŸ™‚ Also time for bike riding on those cooler days when the sun is not beating down on you!!

    73. Don McQueenWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 5:10pm PDT

      I could use some new, fashionable workout wear!

    74. HenryWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

      I go to the gym five times a week and train doing a mix of strength conditioning, cardio, and stretching. On weekends, I sometimes go bike riding.

    75. TintinWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 5:17pm PDT

      My kids and I like to go out for walks after dinner. We do this all year round…helps my kids to stay fit while they’re in school.

    76. SylviaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 5:19pm PDT

      I like to do aqua aerobics during the fall season.

    77. UrsulaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 5:59pm PDT

      Walking and swimming.

    78. KatieWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 6:03pm PDT

      Park dates and beach days

    79. DeidreWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 6:15pm PDT

      We walk a lot – our dog is a great motivation and so it the scenery around Burnaby’s lakes!

    80. JasWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 6:26pm PDT

      Nothing like a run to clear the mind!

    81. BrendaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 6:54pm PDT

      I try to take a dance class with my mom at least once a week!

    82. CaitlynWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT

      I try to run once a week on the local trails, since we live in such a beautiful city!

    83. lizWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 7:29pm PDT

      We like to take long walks at Queen E Park and play frisbee after.My 3 kids love to be outdoors.

    84. PatriciaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 7:37pm PDT

      Running, running, running

    85. KateWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 7:45pm PDT

      Running in the early evening, the occasional gym session and yoga.

    86. ElizaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 8:03pm PDT

      I have a toddler. Isn’t that considered enough exercise?

    87. ShannonWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 8:20pm PDT

      I’ve been doing morning boot camps, lunch time rock climbing, night fitness classes, and weekend hot yoga.
      I intend to keep it up! πŸ™‚

    88. LindaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 8:37pm PDT

      I use the gym at work during my lunch break.

    89. JenWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 8:46pm PDT

      So far lots of mom & baby bootcamp. And this prize would be pretty fantastic, considering my current workout pants are getting awfully worn-out!

    90. GlenWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 8:54pm PDT

      I like to mix it up, hike when I can, bike occasionally, golf when weather permits, and when all else fails I don my runners and hit my treadmill for a few miles.

    91. AnneWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 9:21pm PDT

      Walking in the woods.

    92. CherylWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

      We make sure we limit TV time to encourage play time and healthy activities, and we go on lots of family walks on weekends.

    93. RogerWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 9:54pm PDT

      I like to bike or rollerblade to the gym.

    94. E. TangWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 10:16pm PDT

      Organized classes like pilates or yoga

    95. SherryWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 10:28pm PDT

      My son & I are using EA Sports on the Wii and trying to cut down our junk food. It helps to have him doing it with me. He has more self discipline than I do.

    96. HeidiWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 10:36pm PDT

      Walk as much as possible

    97. annWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 10:43pm PDT

      Swimming on weekends are a great way to during cold fall days to stay active and stay warm. Playing Wii is great also!

    98. TriciaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 10:45pm PDT

      Organize hiking trips with my friends on the weekend! Lots of great places in Vancouver

    99. NavpreetWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 10:55pm PDT

      We(family) go for walks around the neighbourhood every night.

    100. EricaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 11:17pm PDT

      Hiking and yoga!

    101. vaNESSAWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 11:42pm PDT

      love lulu lemonn

    102. MariaWednesday, August 31st, 2011 — 11:48pm PDT

      Every September we organize a neighbourhood ‘walking’ school bus to get to and from school. This helps keep the kids and the parents fit.

    103. KevinThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 2:36am PDT

      Dodgeball, ultimate, running, and I think I will start adding in some weight training this fall.

    104. VanessaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 7:15am PDT

      Walk to school instead of driving

    105. TanyaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 8:10am PDT

      My family and I love hiking the grouse grind together.
      On a daily basis we take walks to the grocery store and carry back heavy loads instead of driving. That way, we get a great work out as well!

    106. jaciThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 8:21am PDT

      We always try and get outdoors! I love hiking and I loooooove camping. The fresh air is all a person needs to relax

    107. AndrewThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 8:36am PDT

      Once the school year starts I take my niece and nephew curling. The season lasts from mid-Sept. to late March and it’s a great sport to help them learn teamwork and cooperation.

    108. NicoleThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 8:39am PDT

      i’m taking up zumba and yoga to stay fit when school year starts!

    109. taniaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 9:00am PDT

      Kids have joined a soccer club and dance. Walking to and from school is a great way to get out there.

    110. rinoThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 9:00am PDT


    111. NicoleThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 9:14am PDT

      Yoga and hiking!

    112. AndreThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:15am PDT

      Yoga in hot yoga pants!

    113. MeganThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:28am PDT

      Walking, biking, and going for hikes!

    114. lauraThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:46am PDT

      yoga! indoors or outdoors – can be done anywhere!

    115. ChrisThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:51am PDT

      Chasing my dog πŸ˜‰

    116. Laura E.Thursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

      Good old hiking, biking and Wii fit!

    117. lindawwwwThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

      I go on a brisk walk as often as I can.

    118. BernadetteThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

      Once school starts, right after dinner being a single mom, my son and I go for our walk along the trail for half an hour which is down the street from our place. It gives us a chance to spend quality time, enjoy great conversation, stay close with what’s going on in his life and also gives us great exercise.

    119. Jillian WalkerThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:17am PDT

      I make sure to get back into the swing of things every fall and set healthy exercise and eating goals for the new quarter. It’s easy to get off track throughout the summer, but there is something revitalizing about fall! I go to Barre Fitness and YYoga — ensuring that I maintain a routine, and then mix up my exercise with local eats from farmers and organic markets.

    120. NatalieThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:21am PDT

      Lacking the kid thing, but I definitely love starting up my yoga and walking the seawall during the fall. I love the smell!

    121. ReneeThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

      We like to go grocery shopping as excercise!

    122. JaneThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

      Community centre sport classes for my daughter and lots of walks and fitness classes for mom!

    123. LorneThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:24am PDT

      We love walking the dog, swimming and camping!!

    124. Chris SlaterThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:24am PDT

      These activities sound like my childhood too. I approve.

    125. JaimeThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

      My family stays healthy by going to the soccer field and kicking the ball around… Rain or shine!

    126. TomThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

      Running clinics keep us accountable

    127. ArielleThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

      Once school starts and the dog days of summer are over I kick it into high gear. Out goes the long evenings on the patio with a cold beer and in comes yoga class, hitting the gym and snowboarding (once the white stuff falls).

    128. RocheleThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:26am PDT

      Sounds good.

    129. TracyThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:28am PDT

      Karate and swimming

    130. bev kThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:28am PDT

      my older son and i walk with my 9 month old everyday after dinner, he also plays on every sport team offered at school, and plays on a hockey team, as well as family visits to the skating arena

    131. LaraThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:29am PDT

      My daughter and I walk to and from school to ensure she gets some exercise outside of school (also lots of quality time!)

    132. ShayleneThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:31am PDT

      I try and walk to as many places as possible. Plus when I’m school, I’m carrying a big heavy backpack at the same time!

    133. JeeThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

      Bootcamp classes in the a.m. and running in the p.m. πŸ™‚

    134. ElaineThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

      We ride our bikes to work/school as well as going to yoga and fencing classes during the week

    135. LauraThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

      we love to go walking everynight and watch the sunset!

    136. LloydThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:48am PDT

      We keep active by playing soccer and bike riding.

    137. MeganThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 12:06pm PDT

      Walk everywhere and play with my sweet niece as often as I can.

    138. Shawna LittleThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

      I started with a personal trainer this week….seems like the only way I will be able to handle going out in the rain in the dark fall evenings to workout….that extra person pushing me should help!

    139. MichelleThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 12:31pm PDT

      I’ll be joining boot camp and returning to yoga classes πŸ™‚

    140. stephanieThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 12:40pm PDT

      I play a lot of tennis, go hiking, and I hit up the gym on campus!

    141. LindsayThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 12:45pm PDT

      Riding bikes on the sea wall.

    142. HarjitChThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

      Zumba! It gets my heart rate going, my sweat glands working and my body moving.

    143. MariannaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 12:55pm PDT

      I joined a 3-day/ week bootcamp to help me stay on track during my fall semester!

    144. LisaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT


    145. SarahThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      My family always went on weekend hikes to the mountains together. A healthy picnic was always included.

    146. DanaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 2:00pm PDT

      I enjoy hiking, which is still enjoyable in the fall as the weather cools.

    147. KelliThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 2:09pm PDT

      Hiking and walking the dog are my favourites!

    148. AlessaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 3:11pm PDT

      Walks along kits beach and hockey!

    149. LindsayThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 3:13pm PDT

      To make sure we are an active family once school has started we have registered for swimming lessons, do no TV after dinner and makesure we do one active game every night!

    150. Larissa RThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 3:54pm PDT

      I’m expecting our first baby in 2 weeks, so junior and I will be taking lots of long walks together!

    151. EmmaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 3:54pm PDT

      I’ve started going to classes at the YMCA after work.

    152. MoniaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 3:59pm PDT

      What would I do with this $250 gift certificate? I can keep if for myself, but I would like to have as many women as possible enjoying it as well… like the women from the “downtown eastside women’s centre”.

    153. HollyThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

      Lots and Lots of walking! End the workday off right with a nice walk.

    154. BryerThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 4:55pm PDT

      I participate in yoga, and pilates, at the YMCa 4 times a week, play on a fall (from september 11-november 11) co-ed softball team and once the snow comes, I spend the weekends snowboarding at the local hill.

    155. AliciaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 5:24pm PDT

      I go to the gym year round, but try to take extra fitness classes to make up for the lack of outdoor sports!

    156. LouThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 5:40pm PDT

      would love to win! I go to the gym more, or walk outside a lot

    157. AliThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 5:42pm PDT

      Gym classes

    158. JenThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 5:56pm PDT

      We struggle with this a lot – as two full-time working parents with long commutes, it’s tough to find the time and energy for exercise at the end of the day. But we try to fit in activities where we can, and especially on the weekends – bike rides, walks to the river nearby, playground visits, etc.

    159. JenniferThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 6:34pm PDT

      Walk around the neighbourhood after dinner.

    160. MandyThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 6:52pm PDT

      We fit by playing family soccer games and walking atleast once a week to the grocery store.

    161. LaurenThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 6:55pm PDT

      Walking after dinner

    162. AudreyThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 7:36pm PDT

      I play volleyball and dodgeball on a rec team.

    163. JoanneThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 7:44pm PDT

      My 5 yr old daughter and I have taken up a whole new healthy lifestyle.

      We do yoga together as well as go for bike rides by the beach. She is the biggest motivator and the reason I lace up those shoes on the days I’d rather not go. Looking at taking up skiing this winter also. It’ll be a first for us both!

    164. StephanieThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 8:09pm PDT

      Running down to the beach.

    165. loriThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 8:18pm PDT

      Lacrosse, and lots of elliptical or workout videos.

    166. LindaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 8:39pm PDT

      Walking in the neighbourhood in Vancouver or along the ocean in Birch Bay, Running, Roller Blading and Hockey

    167. MarieThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:37pm PDT

      I walk my dog every evening in our nearby park.

    168. LauraThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:39pm PDT

      I just joined a bootcamp. After being inactive for a few years it’s nice to get back into it. I’ve been wanting to visit Lulu Lemon for a few weeks to stock up on some great workout clothes, as all I have are a pair of pants that works for me.
      Thanks for having this giveaway πŸ™‚

    169. Duncan StephenThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:42pm PDT

      My wife would love this!

    170. mariaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 10:45pm PDT

      By going for walks and bike rides before it gets super cold and dark. After that indoor swimming.

    171. HelenThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:45pm PDT

      Dance, karate, yoga, Stanley Park seawall and trips to the local park.

    172. ElysiaThursday, September 1st, 2011 — 11:55pm PDT

      Vinyasa power yoga every week is a must

    173. MaeFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 2:09am PDT

      Power walks around the neighbourhood (unless it is rainy) and walking whenever possible (over driving or taking transit).

    174. Jenny NFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 7:39am PDT

      Its harder when school starts since I have to get up early to get to classes but I try to do a short workout in the mornings. It also wakes me up for the day.

    175. VivianFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 9:50am PDT

      Lots of walks around the seawall after dinner (I secretly love going out for a walk in cold weather, all bundled up. Can’t wait!) I also plan on playing Ultimate frisbee in a league during the fall and winter.

    176. SuzanFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 10:05am PDT

      My family likes walking together in the field close to our home, me and my husband walk and the kids ride their bikes, also we all go to indoor swimming during winter time.

    177. belindaFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 10:55am PDT

      My family has actively put together a plan to eat healthy, all wear pedometers and compete with eachother to see who walk the most everyday to stay healthy.

    178. JuliaFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT

      Love to walk the dog and hike along the park trails.

    179. VinceFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 12:23pm PDT

      I enjoy walking around our beautiful parks and lakes with my family – we also like the rec centres for family fun and swimming!

    180. SamanthaFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 1:09pm PDT

      I walk up and down the stairs at work.

    181. Karina EvaFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 1:37pm PDT

      As a busy mom I can give all the excuses possibles not to keep active but as a mom too I have learned to get creative when kids are around and what I do to keep active is put my baby on a sling, get the other one involved into dancing and off we go having a few fun evenings to dance some zumba; fun, entertaining and we can include everyone. Once in a while we make a trip to the park, the baby, my older girl and sometimes we even bring the dog with us, a bit challenging but at least we all get some fresh air, some sun(in the summer) and a stretch.

    182. Briar JohnstonFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 2:17pm PDT

      I am able to get back to my regular routine at the gym. We are also about to get a dog which will keep me outide and active for sure!!

    183. JenniferFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 2:17pm PDT

      Lots of walks and yoga.

    184. TessaFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 3:34pm PDT

      We go hiking with the kids and dogs in the park trails around us. We also go swimming at our apartment pool

    185. ChelseaFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 4:26pm PDT

      I walk to and from college and bike everywhere else. At school I take 4 dance classes and yoga to keep in top shape even when I’m super busy with homework. πŸ™‚ fitness is life!

    186. Jen porFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 4:39pm PDT

      We like to go running/walking for the turkey trot!

    187. TeresaFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 5:57pm PDT

      I go to the gym.

    188. Maria KFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 10:54pm PDT

      Exercising with a buddy! May it be indoor cycling, swimming, or tandem gym workout.

    189. JenFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 11:03pm PDT

      We do family walks, cook meals together and learn about healthy living πŸ™‚

    190. JeremyFriday, September 2nd, 2011 — 11:04pm PDT

      Lots of swimming, walking and eating the stuff from our garden we grew!

    191. TracySaturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 12:08am PDT

      Kickboxing and walking around the neighbourhood after dinner.

    192. Michelle W.Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 12:39am PDT

      Hockey! Sport of choice since I was 7 years old!

    193. DougSaturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 8:20am PDT

      Walking to school; walking to the grocery store; walking to their buddies; walking; walking; walking

    194. JuliaSaturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 9:28am PDT

      Going hiking and also walking along the seawall

    195. ScottSaturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 9:46am PDT

      Cancelling our cable TV so we are forced to go to gym and getting outside more for hiking, cycling, etc.

    196. HelenSaturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 3:40pm PDT

      My son played hockey for 6 years which was a great workout a few times a week. My daughter tried lots of different things like dance, skating, swimming. I always tried to do something active with them on weekends like bike riding or swimming.

    197. AlyshaSaturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 7:33pm PDT

      The gym at UBC and the UBC Yoga Club!

    198. gail whitworthSaturday, September 3rd, 2011 — 11:26pm PDT

      we bike, walk, go to the gym and try to exercise at least 1 hour per day.

    199. CarolSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 8:12am PDT

      I walk as much as I possibly can, every chance I get.

    200. CaitSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 8:23am PDT

      We make sure to walk the dogs together every day.

    201. Tamikko GordinSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

      I’ve decided that the best way is for us all to go for a walk (or play a game, bike ride etc) right after school. That way it’s consistent and there’s no forgetting when and where to do it.

    202. KatieSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

      I play both floor hockey and soccer during my school year, and I’m going to start going to the gym at school to kill time between classes. I hope I win! I need some new clothes.

    203. SharonSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:42am PDT

      I keep active by running, stretching and having solo dance parties in my room! πŸ™‚

    204. RikushixSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

      I get out to the YMCA at least twice a week, and I love biking around Vancouver asides πŸ™‚ Just yesterday biked from the Convention Center through Coal Harbour and around Stanley Park and back!

    205. BekkiSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:43am PDT

      I’m hoping to go out for walks more often, now that the school schedule has started.

    206. JenSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT

      I go to the gym every morning before work and try to walk the dog every day when I get home from work.

    207. NoelleSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:47am PDT

      Skating – iceskates, rollerblades and (for Mom) quad skates! Family/friend bike rides on weekends!

    208. JessicaSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      I keep active with exercise videos, walking around Mill Lake & doing yoga at the Rec. Centre!

    209. MichelleSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      We like to walk to and from school as well playing tag/hide n seek at the park..

    210. JaclynSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:49am PDT

      Stroller bootcamp, lots of hikes (even in the rain!!), and walks to The Drive or anywhere else we need to be (even downtown), teach our wee one not only that it’s great to be active as much as possible, but you get to see a lot of new and neat things that you would miss, while on a mad dash in the car!

    211. ChristineSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:50am PDT

      My daughters would like to join ballet and kung fu also going for walks after dinner

    212. MichelleSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:51am PDT

      I also tweeted it!/MichelleLKent/status/110408879082446848

    213. WinnieSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:52am PDT

      I’m going to try to keep up with the fitness routines I learned from bootcamp this summer!

    214. KiraSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:53am PDT

      We head out our door and into the forrest and hike up into the valley!

    215. JamesSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:53am PDT

      We go on walks with the dogs & go to the gym

    216. Dennis SatoSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

      Hockey everyday! And dancing for my daughter.
      We actually wait for the moments we can relax lol!

    217. MikaSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:58am PDT

      After-dinner walks!

    218. LindsaySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:59am PDT

      Once school season hits the weather isn’t as nice so I tend to do aquafit indoors, the gym and as much yoga/spin as I can schedule in.

    219. mariaSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 10:59am PDT

      i have some health issues that hinder me some, so im lucky to have a teen daughter and two nieces that make sure i am mobile. we take leisurely strolls with the dog….. and go to the pool where they make water exercising fun… they also enjoy doing wii fit with me.

    220. LiaSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

      My nephews and nieces are all pretty active. Depending on the weather, we do a variety of activities including indoor rock-climbing (I am a certified belayer), swimming, and hiking. My nephews are both into sports (wrestling, basketball, jiu jitsu) and regular gym workouts. My nieces love biking and being outdoors.

    221. NicoleSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:03am PDT

      I bike to work (10 minutes each way), walk to pick up the kids I look after from school 5 days a week (30 minutes each way) and run 3 evenings a week, usually about 6kms!

    222. KCSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

      September is a great time to adjust routines and start new things. New workout gear would be a great addition!

    223. ChrisSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

      Enforce the thirty minute rule. If you can walk there in thirty minutes or less, you have to walk. You’d be surprised how far you can walk in thirty minutes.

    224. JenSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

      With two boys (9 & 11) in lacrosse all year, the challenge is not keeping them active, it’s varying their activities. We do this with bike rides, hikes, and more. As fall begins, we focus on some indoor activities like swimming and basketball at our local rec centers. Mostly, though, we try o set a good example by being fit and strong ourselves.

    225. AggieSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:10am PDT

      Hiking, walking everywhere, and dancing when the mood strikes.

    226. CleoSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

      I walk and run with my dog before and after school. This keeps both of us active. I attend dance lessons twice a week too πŸ™‚

    227. SandySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

      bike rides and runs in the rain; kayaking and paddleboarding; and xbox kinect!

    228. MichelleSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:23am PDT

      Hiking!! The grouse grind is always a great way way to spend the day out of the city!

    229. AliciaSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:31am PDT

      Lots of indoor sports!

    230. JennSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:32am PDT

      My 5 y/o is starting kindergarten & gymnastics next week, and while she’s in school, I plan on taking my 2 y/o for a run in the stroller along the sea wall. We also try and get lots of playtime in at local parks, and love dancing together at home!

    231. VincentSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:51am PDT

      i dragon boat and do flatwater around 3 times a week. and i workout twice a week. XD love it!

    232. johnSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT

      play hockey, ref, hit the gym, grouse grind, and run

    233. TanyaSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 12:15pm PDT

      Keeping up with my 2 year old border collie! – walking, biking, running, hiking!

    234. PeggySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 12:17pm PDT

      We mix it up, biking, dancing, hiking!!!

    235. kelseySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 12:18pm PDT

      i go out and walk the dog!

    236. AriSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

      I make myself go running three times a week. It gets easier every time!

    237. TracySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 12:25pm PDT

      i do yoga and/or the gym 3x/week

    238. AshleySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 1:30pm PDT

      I keep healthy by taking advantage of the gym up on campus! Free membership for students…how could i not?!

    239. Alysha RohlaSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 1:34pm PDT

      My family stays very active once the school year starts. We play on soccer teams, go on hikes and go skiing up at whistler often! Me and my mom will also do classes together here and there like spinning, kickbox cardio and yoga.

    240. TracySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 3:09pm PDT

      Yoga and cycling continue, and shortly curling starts!

    241. Amber from Girl with the Red HairSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      I stayed active by playing team sports as a kid. I was on the volleyball team, baseball team and played hockey 6-7 months of the year!

    242. Eileen H.Sunday, September 4th, 2011 — 3:33pm PDT

      Shorter days means less time to exercise, so we get in walks (a few days a week) before breakfast and almost always after dinner.

    243. AmberSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 3:41pm PDT

      We keep active by swimming, snowboarding, skating, soccer, and rollerblading.

    244. CamSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 3:43pm PDT

      Starting Blues Dance classes at the Yale (Mondays).

    245. TrishSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 6:14pm PDT

      My husband and I keep eachother motivated by having gym “dates” and dancing around our kitchen!

    246. Susana TipladySunday, September 4th, 2011 — 8:41pm PDT

      We are a very active family! Daughter is a dancer/dance teacher. Son is a goalie for minor hockey and basketball player for his high school and husband and I workout 4 days a week with yoga in between! Phew! Tired just writing this!

    247. StephanieSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

      I own a competitive cheer/tumbling program so all yhe kids take cheer/tumbling in addition to, soccer, basketball & swimming from Sept-May. Each child at least 7hrs a week of great active sports!

    248. AdrianSunday, September 4th, 2011 — 8:52pm PDT

      We put our girls in ballet & soccer. They love it!

    249. MindyMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 12:03am PDT

      I run in the mornings 4 times a week with some weight training as well. Loving the active life style! πŸ™‚

    250. Stewart RogersMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 8:01am PDT

      I bike to work and play indoor soccer.

    251. ErinMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 8:09am PDT

      I keep fit by running 6 days a week with 3 days strength training!

    252. ChristinaMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 8:41am PDT

      My gym is starting a 3 month long
      daily challenge next week. Nothing like little stickers next to your name to keep you motivated!!

    253. KarenMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 8:49am PDT

      We walk our dogs and the kids love dancing around the living room while I clean the house (which can be a workout cleaning up after 7 people)

    254. LawrenceMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 9:56am PDT

      our household designates Sunday afternoon as family time to go out and do something active together for a few hours

    255. JeanieMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 11:13am PDT

      Bike everywhere. By the way, love the new website look!

    256. CaitlinMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

      My mom and I were in a car accident together and spent hours at physio so now to fill that time we enjoy walks outside in the fresh air!

    257. willMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 12:33pm PDT

      i do the grouse grind

    258. MelMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 12:36pm PDT

      Outdoor bootcamp 3x’s/week!

    259. glennoMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 1:52pm PDT

      i know how the name lu-lu-lemon started!!!!hahahahahaha sorry chip

    260. ValMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 2:12pm PDT

      Nothing beats a long walk. One of my favourite September activities.

    261. mandyMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 3:26pm PDT

      Hiking and working out at the gym!

    262. CarrieMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 5:00pm PDT

      I’ll get back into a few different dance classes. Getting some great exercise while tap dancing?! Yup..a prescription for fun!! I also love getting out for walks around Van.

    263. ShannonMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 5:44pm PDT

      We keep active by taking our dog for a walk 3-4 times a day, instead of just letting him out in the backyard to do his business.

      Keeps us active, and is a great break from all the other stuff that goes on in the house

    264. VeronicaMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 8:34pm PDT

      Hikes and walks!!

    265. KimMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 9:41pm PDT

      To stay active, we have family soccer games in the backyard after dinner. It’s usually “boys against girls” — my husband and son against me and our two daughters. Lots of fun and laughs, along with a few goal disputes!

    266. YvonneMonday, September 5th, 2011 — 11:01pm PDT

      My main activity is yoga (and I adore lululemon). I used to love running, but sadly can’t anyone. In the summer I also bike whenever possible, and hike on the weekends. In the winter I enjoy snowshoeing.

    267. Serena DeboltTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 8:51am PDT

      Soccer in the fall and hockey in the winter keeps the kids active here πŸ™‚

    268. RobynTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 9:06am PDT

      My daughters highland dance all year, plus one is an equestrian and the other a springboard diver. Add regular family bike rides to that, and we are a busy and active family!

    269. maryTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 9:30am PDT

      ride my bike to places

    270. MuckymooTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 9:33am PDT

      Our family keeps active by going for walks together with the dog. My husband loves to bike and my daughters play soccer.

    271. AlexTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 9:45am PDT

      My wife and I have a 14 month old child who is just going into full time daycare now, so we are going to have to learn how to be active all over again. We currently do a lot of walking and playing with our child, but we plan to get move involved with hiking and soccer when she gets a little older!

    272. SandraTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 10:01am PDT

      I run on the seawall during my lunch-hours 3 times/week, and run with my pooch and my husband on the weekends!

    273. victorTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 10:13am PDT

      i keep active by running to work every morning!

    274. LindsayTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 11:38am PDT

      I was just browsing the lululemon in BAnff and wishing I had some items to lure myself into worknig out more. I’d love to get out more in the rain and run outdoors..but I’m a wuss with no proper gear.

    275. TracyTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

      once school begins, our schedule gets real busy. we try to stay active by enjoying walks around the neighbourhood after dinner.

    276. DarylTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 12:14pm PDT

      Organized sports, hockey and soccer along with school team sports

    277. CandiceTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

      My baby daughter and I go for a walk everyday. Next week we are starting Stroller Fitness and Mom and Baby yoga. As a swim instructor I plan to take her into the pool at least once a week when she is older.

    278. DaphneTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 1:44pm PDT

      Hiking and walking around the neighbourhood is a great way to keep the family fit and active.

    279. robynTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 1:52pm PDT

      i love to do yoga and take ballet classes – which lululemon wear is perfect for!

    280. BrendaTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

      I love to walk with my dog. Fav spot: around Deer Lake.

    281. Michael KwanTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 3:22pm PDT

      Anything that’s within walking distance of my place, I try to use my feet rather than the car. Also good for the fresh air, if nothing else.

    282. BradTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT

      Starting to learn how to swim so that I can compete in my first Triathlon!

    283. CarlyTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 9:32pm PDT

      Walks after dinner and school sports.

    284. CherylTuesday, September 6th, 2011 — 11:10pm PDT

      Walking the dog when the weather is good and the gym when it’s raining.

    285. mjgalvaniWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:13am PDT

      I go on runs and hikes, and I help lead in a branch of the SunRun inTraining program.

    286. ElysiaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 2:26pm PDT

      We would go on hikes or walks around the neighbourhood every night

    287. GladysWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:25pm PDT

      Bi-weekly (or more) visits to the yoga studio sub-in for outdoor activities once it gets cold/gloomy outside.

    288. JamesWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:27pm PDT

      Once fall starts to roll around I switch from volleyball and soccer to yoga and squash. Great for keeping in shape in the rainy months!

    289. Mama in the CityWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:27pm PDT

      We are one of those crazy carless downtown families…which means we walk everywhere! Such a great way to include activity in each day.

    290. KimWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:28pm PDT

      The kid and I head out after school to shoot some hoops or get bendy with yoga. On the weekends, we hop in the car early, stop at Fratelli’s for a coffee and croissant, and then burn it off at the local mountains. Enjoying BC’s finest!!

    291. DeniseWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:29pm PDT

      My children play ice hockey and football. I ride my road bike. We all ski through the winter. twitter @denisebrownwhis

    292. Tracey CWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:32pm PDT

      We just moved to a new place and the one thing that I made sure was that we lived close to rec centre. This allows to get out and enjoy many things like basketball, disk golf, tennis {learning =)} and our latest thing to do as a family is geocaching. We’re still very new at it but wow is it exciting and a great way of getting out and enjoy time as a family.

    293. JaimeWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:43pm PDT

      Walking my dog! Having a wee buddy who needs to visit the outdoors multiple times a day is motivation to keep up the activity.

    294. GraceWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:43pm PDT

      i play badminton, & try my best to walk everywhere!

    295. Pamela FindlingWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:45pm PDT

      We take long walks along the boardwalk in New West and play speedminton in the park.

    296. Alexandra HWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:46pm PDT

      There is nothing greater than a long walk in the cool Fall weather. Hikes in Whistler to look at all the Fall leaves are always fun… You’re sure to spot a bear too! Also, bike rides on the sea wall. I do my best to get to more hot yoga classes at the various YYoga locations too now that the weather has cooled down! (Not that it even got that warm this Summer!) And you’ll always see me doing these activities in Lululemon; it’s breathability and durability is unrivaled.

      Thanks Miss. 604 πŸ™‚

    297. WillWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:51pm PDT

      Indoor rock climbing once a week, hiking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

    298. SteveWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 7:56pm PDT

      I don’t have a family of my own, but once school comes back into session, I spent a lot of my time at the local YMCA working with children of all ages. I like to plan events like “party in the park” that allow families from all around the neighborhood to come together and enjoy fun and games.


    299. AmandaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 8:02pm PDT

      My partner and I both have a tendency towards depression, so this Fall we’ve made a pact/plan to get as much fresh air and exercise as possible. Started with a bike ride in the sun the other day and I went to the gym for the first time EVER this evening. And you know what? Not so bad!

    300. JudeWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 8:03pm PDT

      Walking to and from school! Great way to start the day and a wonderful opportunity to talk without distractions.

    301. RGWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 8:21pm PDT

      Living room dance parties and snowboarding once the season starts!

    302. EileenWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 8:27pm PDT

      Getting back to Bikram Yoga & walking

    303. MelissaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 8:29pm PDT

      Bike rides around the seawall, dog walks, hikes on the North Shore, walking to/from work daily….and when it’s really wet and cold it is yoga and spin class at Steve Nash Sports Club….and still walking the dog and to/from work!

    304. Nicola CWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 8:36pm PDT

      Love to run & hike the trails with my dog!!

    305. DanikaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 9:13pm PDT

      I’ve become a transit commuter. Walking to and from the bus stop (instead of waiting for the bus at a closer stop) is my daily exercise!

    306. PortiaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 9:15pm PDT

      staying active by biking to school and taking advantage of the plethora of fitness classes such as yoga and kickboxing!

    307. rebeccaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 9:35pm PDT

      What don’t we do! We horseback ride, play soccer and have ballet. As a family, we play baseball in our backyard often and take walks to the pool (and swim). And, there is also the playground that is frequented quite often. Yoga for me.

    308. VanessaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 9:36pm PDT

      Walking to school instead of driving, and then I run home to get in some extra exercise before work =)

    309. LoraWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 9:54pm PDT

      I’m one of those people who absolutely hate exercising, but I find if I integrate it with something I like, I would be excited to participate in it, rather than dreading it. This would be different for everyone – for me, it’s dancing. So instead of doing morning laps, I entertain myself in all different types of dances (mostly ballroom dancing – you can work up a sweat in this too). Now I’m trying to find a way to integrate more dancing into my life!

    310. AlysonWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 10:00pm PDT

      Yoga classes after work. Takes so much motivation but so worth it!

    311. LindaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 10:10pm PDT

      My 1st grader can be fickle about organized fitness classes so instead of leaving her to it in a class by her lonesome, we like to go bicycle riding and swimming together as a family.

    312. CalvinaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 10:11pm PDT

      Hiking the North Shore Mountains or any of those gorgeous hikes on the Sea to Sky Highway up to Whistler. Great workout with amazing views to boot! It gives me motivation to reach the top, making that workout feel more like a trip.

    313. AlexisWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 10:28pm PDT

      We’ve recently gone carless, so we cycle and walk a lot. We also play street hockey in front of our building.

    314. Janey PaulWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 10:30pm PDT

      We do a paper route and walk a lot as well as skating and dancing…

    315. SueWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 10:53pm PDT

      We play soccer, Irish Dancing and do yoga. My son also likes to chase me around the running track until he gets bored/tired and joins his dad and sister at the playground.

    316. GraceWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 11:08pm PDT

      I stay active by leaving my car at home as much ad possible. I usually walk to the grocery store and always get off the bus a stop early to enjoy a few extra minutes walking home.

    317. Susan RenoWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 11:16pm PDT

      I have a dog that loves to walk no matter the weather so we head out. I have rainboots and a waterproof jacket for fall.

    318. Gabe shamashWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 11:16pm PDT

      I practice Bikram yoga. I also garden. I find working in the garden very rewarding;).

    319. IdaWednesday, September 7th, 2011 — 11:29pm PDT

      Daily yoga at yyoga Flow!

    320. Renelle AThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 2:53am PDT

      No children yet in my life, but as a new teacher I know the importance of Dpa (daily physical activity)–so, everyday at 3, my colleagues and I PLANKand stretch.

    321. JessicaThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 5:11am PDT

      Lots of walking in the fall leaves – having fun hearing them crunch underfoot!

    322. JeremyThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 8:05am PDT

      I do bikram yoga and karate regularly!

    323. gail whitworthThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 8:37am PDT

      I am 60 and have been practising/teaching yoga since 1972. I am only 5′ tall and don’t want to shrink, and so far haven’t.

    324. HeatherThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 8:44am PDT

      Cycling to school and work. πŸ™‚

    325. RubyThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 8:52am PDT

      Working out at the gym after school.

    326. AnnaThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 9:39am PDT

      Yoga and walking πŸ™‚

    327. Jennifer M.Thursday, September 8th, 2011 — 9:59am PDT

      Working out and swimming at the community center!

    328. DianeThursday, September 8th, 2011 — 11:14am PDT

      Irish dancing keeps both mind and body active.

    329. JanetteSaturday, September 10th, 2011 — 5:22pm PDT

      walking to and from school!

    330. JanetteSaturday, September 10th, 2011 — 5:22pm PDT!/imheckifiknow/status/112682130227724288

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