Cover Stories

IMPACT seeks out the best athletes (in the world), with the most compelling personalities and shares their inspirational stories.

Malindi Elmore

The Revolution of a Runner — Malindi Elmore

It’s been 16 years since Malindi Elmore last graced the cover of IMPACT. In 2005 she was one of the top track athletes of her generation with PBs in the 800, 1500 and 3000...
Richmond Olympic Oval.

The State of the Fitness Industry

It’s a new year — a time traditionally when we make those New Year’s resolutions to get fitter, eat better, stay healthier. Gyms and fitness facilities usually see a spike in memberships about now,...

Meet Our 2021 Top Fitness Instructors

No matter what your favourite class is, a great fitness instructor will make your fitness experience phenomenal! Expertise, knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm will encourage you to work hard and help you achieve your goals...
Cover - East 2021

Canada’s Top Fitness Instructors 2021 – East

Meet the top fitness trainers in Eastern Canada.
Cover - Alberta

Canada’s Top Fitness Instructors 2021 – Alberta

Although we've been celebrating them for decades here at IMPACT - this is our fourth year officially recognizing Canada's Top Fitness Instructors & Trainers. From year to year, we alternate between Top Fitness Trainers...
Cover - Panel Judges

Canada’s Top Fitness Instructors 2021 – Panel Judges

2021 Panel Judges Sandra Bueckert is the owner of One On One Personal Fitness Instruction where she has been a personal trainer and leader in the health & fitness industry for over 30 years. Sandra...
Mark McMorris

Mark McMorris — The Comeback Kid

It was March 25, 2017 and the last jump of the day for Mark McMorris – a fun day of filming backcountry snowboarding with brother Craig and friends. He had done the jump earlier...
Kate Wright poses with her field hockey stick

Scoring Sweet Perspective

She’s an elite athlete with something to say. But Kate Wright, the Canadian women’s field hockey team captain since 2014, concedes her story might not follow the typical formula. “In my experience, every time I hear someone...
Sam Effrah, running to recovery.

Getting Back On Track

On a good day, Sam Effah runs 100 metres in about 10.2 seconds So when the elite Canadian athlete found himself barely able to make his way across the room as he recovered from hip...

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