Neil Khare

5 Target areas for your massage ball

By: Chris Walker; ACSM- CPT and Christa Norgren; RYT 200 YACEP, CFES-GF, PT & Yoga Master Trainer – YogaFit A massage ball is just that – a great massage without the expensive bill at the end! Every day we subject our bodies to overwork and stress. Massage is an effective tool that can be used Read More >>

OVAL Improvement Project UPDATE

Fitness Floor Resurfacing The Fitness mezzanine hardwood resurfacing is near completion with an expected open date of December 20 to maintain an Olympic quality environment for our members and guests. The Fitness Centre will remain OPEN throughout this entire period. The group fitness studio (Room 2.010) will undergo some needed maintenance and floor re-surfacing on Read More >>

Tim Horton’s New Year’s Family Free Skate

Start the New Year off with the Tim Horton’s New Year’s Family Free Skate on Monday, January 1, 2018 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Free Skating, coffee, lattes and hot chocolate! Skate and helmet rental fees apply [rentals are limited]. In support of the local food bank, we welcome and encourage donations.

4 Ways Yoga Is a Beneficial Cross-Training Activity

Christa Norgren Richmond Oval Personal Trainer; E-RYT 200 YACEP, CFES-GF, PT & Yoga; Master Trainer, YogaFit Exercise execution – A yoga practice is typically performed with slow steady movements. If we apply the science and physics of exercise to yoga, (the foundations of YogaFit training), we have to move well to be safe and effective. It is Read More >>

5 Ways to Reduce Low Back Pain

By Tim Ong BCAK-RK, BSc, BCRPA- PT These are my top 5 suggestions, in no particular order, for ways to reduce low back pain.  I find that it’s always worthwhile to try the easy fixes first rather than jumping to conclusions. Get off that Chair Sitting for extended periods of time usually enhances lower back Read More >>

October’s Member Spotlight

Meet Nathan Ngai What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval?  I never do skating, but that’s what brought me to the oval. That one time drop in led to different things, such as trying out the gym and classes at the Oval. It was also very convenient for me as Read More >>

September’s Member Spotlight

Meet Vikas Anand What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval? I live very close by to the Oval. After seeing the facility which is very spacious, very well ventilated, very well equipped, even if I lived far, would try to come to this facility for a work out. In addition, Read More >>

August’s Member Spotlight

Meet Rich Chen What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval? For years I was with a local competitor gym and increasingly became more dissatisfied with their services the value I was receiving for the money I was paying.  Hours of operation was not flexible, personal training sessions were a big Read More >>

Canadian Olympians Celebrate Olympic Day 2017 in Richmond

Olympians promote Olympic values and healthy, active living with Richmond youth ***STORY VIA TEAM CANADA***  Friday, June 9, 2017 — RICHMOND — On Friday, Canadian Olympians, in conjunction with the Richmond Olympic Oval, viaSport, BC Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Tire Corporation, celebrated Olympic Day in Richmond with over 2,500 students. Olympic Day is a great Read More >>

April’s Member Spotlight

Meet Wilson Wang What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval? The front desk staff! I was at a different fitness centre, and a friend invited me to work out with him at the Oval. I came to work out once and I really liked it. Not just the fitness centre, Read More >>