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Conquer Everest—on Your Bike

The sun had already set but recreational cyclist Graham Pierce was still logging hill repeats on Kelowna’s Knox Mountain. It was almost impossible to see and his triceps were burning like he’d never felt...

Running in the Metaverse

Let’s go for a run… in the metaverse. Thanks to a new app you now can run in the real world while powering your avatar across 50+ virtual courses.The app—Klocked—is brought to the metaverse...

Nature Rx

Doctors in parts of Canada have another tool in their nature prescription kit. They can now prescribe Parks Canada’s Discovery Pass to patients as it joins an existing initiative designed to get more people...

IMPACT Book Reviews 2022

From the kitchen to the forest, to the lab, to the arena, these books dish out both knowledge and entertainment. IMPACT reviewers offer their take on five new titles from Canadian writers. AN ECOLOGY OF...
Plant-based Meal

Plant-Based Food Systems Are The Future

What we eat can affect climate change.
Usain Bolt

World Records that Fell During IMPACT’s Rise

Tracking the evolution of major running records over 30 years of Canada's best fitness magazine.
Bowhead Corp

Outdoors For All

The importance of recreation is well researched and perhaps unquestioned, and this is certainly the case for those experiencing disability. How a disability affects an individual varies of course and can range from physical,...
Two Masks

Two Masks – Better Than One

A recent report by the CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) found that maximizing the fit of cloth and medical masks, and double-masking substantially improved the transmission and exposure to COVID-19. Double masking...
Marathon Runners

Canadians Tackle Marathon Project

On your mark, get set and go … check out the Marathon Project 2020 which takes place on December 20th in Chandler, Arizona. Fifty men and fifty women will take on a 6.9 km...
Working out with a reusable mask

The Scoop on Masks

Disposable, non-medical face masks are everywhere these days, including cluttering up our garbage cans and littering our streets. Easy to find and cheap to buy, one-use masks have become a go-to option for many....
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2023 Fitness Studio and Health Club Guide

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Explore the East Kootenays on a Cross-Country Ski Road Trip

The southeastern corner of British Columbia is a winter paradise for cross-country skiers with Nordic Ski Centres located in most communities and endless trails...

Vivo for Healthier Generations Expansion Project Nears Completion

Get ready Calgary! Vivo’s $60-million expansion is just a few short months away from its phased opening starting with fitness in the spring followed...

Walk Confidently This Winter with Mark’s IceFX® Winter Boots

IMPACT Magazine was ON-LOCATION in beautiful Banff, Alberta, with Mark’s testing out Mark’s IceFX boots, their new collection designed to create a safer way to walk...