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The Benefits of Using Resistance Bands

Whether you are using therapy bands to recover from injury or adding a new degree of difficulty to your lifting, bands provide a great deal of benefits to help you reach your fitness goals. Resistance bands can be used for a comprehensive, full-body workout that challenges virtually every major muscle group in your body. Resistance bands work to strengthen and elongate the muscle fibres increasing your flexibility tremendously.

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Best of Vancouver Awards 2017

Fitness Town is committed to exceeding your fitness equipment needs year round. We strive to be the best we can be and that’s why we'd like to say THANK YOU to all those who voted for us as the best store for buying exercise/fitness equipment in the Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Awards for 2017! Our mission at Fitness Town is to inspire healthy lifestyles and provide expert advice to help people to utilize the ideal fitness equipment for their needs and goals.

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7 items for the fit and frugal

Times are hard, but there is no reason your body can't be too.In an industry that is dominated by $60 personal training sessions, $200 shoes, and equipment that can sometimes cost up to  $10,000 you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t have to spend a lot to get fit. As a long-time fitness fanatic and tight wad, I have discovered the best loop holes to keep your wallet padded while keeping your abs shredded. Lets take a gander through the top 7 products for frugal fitness...

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Importance of Proper Footwear

Importance of Proper Footwear A good pair of shoes can make or break your workout How many times have you bought gym or running shoes based on the brand, colour or because they just look pretty? (Nike Free 5.0 Neon-Yellow...guilty as charged) With all due respect to a perfectly matching colour coordinating outfit, or that playlist you spent 5 hours putting together (for your 45 minute workout), the most important part of your workout, is what you wear on your feet.   Finding the...

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How to use a foam roller and finding the right one for you!

By now most of us have seen someone with a foam roller, many of us even own one at this point. But what should we be doing with them and which one is right for us? Well the answer very much depends on you. What sort of activity do you do? Do prefer a hard massage or a slightly lighter one? The basic idea that applies to everyone is to add a foam roller to your post workout routine, or even have one as a therapeutic pain reliever when you want to loosen the tightness of your muscles. The...

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From fitness fact to fitness fiction: some fitness questions answered

  We recently had the pleasure of sponsoring News1130’s Tweet up at Sandbar where I learned a few interesting things about people. I thought I would put together this list of Fitness Facts and Fallacies based on some of those conversations.   1. Some people think that if they have an acceptable waistline, they do not need to exercise. - Fallacy Many of you already know that this is incorrect. Fitness isn’t just about appearance although that certainly...

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President's Message from James Newman, Fitness Town CEO

[caption id="attachment_5943" align="alignleft" width="256" caption="James Newman (President/CEO of Fitness Town Inc)"] [/caption] James Newman founded Fitness Town in 2006 and remains CEO, heading up its eight retail stores and two commercial divisions. Previously, James ran several successful fitness-related businesses across Canada ranging from personal training executives to distributing home fitness equipment, running studios and coaching kids various sports. James has been at the...

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