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Local Expert Provides Tips on How to Stay in Shape With Ontario's Gyms Closed

We spoke to Kim Jory, a fitness manager and personal trainer at Goodlife's Bunting and Carleton location in St. Catharines.

Ontario's gyms remain closed as the pandemic continues, and one local health expert has some tips on how to help you meet your fitness goals. 

Kim Jory, a fitness manager and personal trainer at Goodlife's Bunting and Carleton location in St. Catharines, says fitness is flexible, and even with gyms closed, there are many options for people wanting to workout

She suggests trying options such as remote training, online workouts, and enjoying winter activities like skiing or walking in the snow. 

Jory also notes there are a lot of mental health benefits to exercise. 

"We know exercise releases endorphins, which is going to make us feel happier and more positive, especially now in the kind of darker winter months."

Jory recommends getting some versatile equipment that can be used for many different exercises you can do at home, such as dumb bells and resistance bands. 

She also has some words of encouragement for anyone who needs motivation to exercise. 

"If you think about it as a punishment, or something that you have to do, you're less likely to want to put it in your day. So I think viewing it as that break in the day where you get to spend some time just on yourself and building yourself up is important."

The full interview is available below. 

 

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