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    Jumpstart Outdoor Fitness Company in Nanaimo B.C.

    I always go on holiday with the best intentions. I pack running shoes, my sports bra, I even go so far as to download a workout playlist with the plan that I will work out at least a few times during the week. Despite being pretty hard core about my fitness routine in my ‘real’ life, holidays are when the wheels come off and I spiral into a week of late nights and late drinks. I had even started convincing myself that the walk from the car to the beach counted for something. It doesn’t count for anything if you are consuming a tasty adult beverage at the same time!

    Enter Jumpstart Outdoor Fitness. This year, I committed to joining my sister, Mary, at one of her regular workouts while on my annual Vancouver Island holiday. I committed to this BEFORE I departed on my trip and made her promise to keep me accountable to attend. This particular workout was held at idyllic Westwood Lake.

    the lake Instructor Courtney greeted us with a smile and a pretty rad forearm tattoo and gave a brief rundown of what to expect: warm-up, short jog into the trails, some sprints, some legs, back for a quick shoulder and ab circuit, done!


    I live in Seattle and love the variety of fitness classes available. I regularly include high-intensity intervals, boxing, Flywheel and barre classes in my week. NOTHING compared to working out in the woods, with the mountains and lake in the backdrop, with a crew of positive, energized women. Obviously I loved working out with the little muffin the best!

    sisters standJumpstart Outdoor Fitness is truly for all levels and all energies. There were a few athletes that morning that were re-starting their training and others that were a little more advanced. It didn’t matter because the instructor gave modifications and allowed us each to push within our limits. It was a perfect balance of work and laughs. I was so happy to have gotten in at least one solid workout in my holiday week of gluttony.

    Angeliki Kennedy has earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology as well as a Master of Science degree. She has fitness tested NHL and NBA players and has worked as a university instructor teaching 3rd year Kinesiology and Nutrition courses. She is currently working in a career in health research and evidence-based training.

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