Feel the Breese While Exercising Outside Without Worrying about COVID

Summer Outdoor Program

Run by: Exercise Physiologist and High Performance Specialist, Adriana Forde, BSc. KIN, CEP, NCCP 3


  • Improving strength, balance, and posture
  • Increase flexibility, Core Strength, endurance
  • Fun for the whole family!

Summer Program Options:

  • 4 week program: Aug 5th – Aug 29th
  • 8 weeks-Full Summer: Aug 5th – Sept 30th
  • Fitness Assessment to prevent injuries

“Epidemiological evidence indicates that regular physical activity and/or frequent structured exercise reduces the incidence of many chronic diseases in older age, including communicable diseases such as viral and bacterial infections, as well as non-communicable diseases such as cancer and chronic inflammatory disorders. Despite the apparent health benefits achieved by leading an active lifestyle, which imply that regular physical activity and frequent exercise enhance immune competency and regulation, the effect of a single bout of exercise on immune function remains a controversial topic. Indeed, to this day, it is perceived by many that a vigorous bout of exercise can temporarily suppress immune function.”(6)

Stay home precautions are lasting longer than we anticipated and many have told us that they are getting stiff and achy due to lack of movement. Numerous studies have proven over and over how exercises can improve our health and prevent complications*. We wanted to help and organized Outdoors Summer Program for all  who would like to minimize a chance of getting into any trouble due to lack of movement and routine.

This program IS for people who:

  • Like to take advantage of good weather
  • Prefer to do exercises with guidance
  • Care about their health
  • Are aware that their body is the only house that really matters
  • Prefer to prevent problem rather than experience consequences due to neglect
  • Worried about how being stuck at home for so long can affect them
  • Getting stiff, sore and out of your routine
  • Worried that limited mobility would become their normal

This program is NOT for people who are:

  • Are happy with spending their time being not active
  • Not concerned about their well being
  • Believe that no matter how they exercise, the results will be the same
  • Happy with the lack of routine
  • Prefer to work out on their own
  • Believe that trying the same thing over and over will eventually give them different results
  • Don’t mind that their feelings and situation continuing to ruin their health and their life

What Science Says About Exercises in Relation with COVID-19?

“Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus, a top exercise researcher reports. He is urging people to exercise based on his findings, which also suggest a potential treatment approach. 

 A review by Zhen Yan, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, showed that medical research findings “strongly support” the possibility that exercise can prevent or at least reduce the severity of acute respiratory distress syndrome, which affects between 3% and 17% of all patients with COVID-19.”

“All you hear now is either social distancing or ventilator, as if all we can do is either avoiding exposure or relying on a ventilator to survive if we get infected,” Yan said. “The flip side of the story is that approximately 80% of confirmed COVID-19 patients have mild symptoms with no need of respiratory support. The question is why. Our findings about an endogenous antioxidant enzyme provide important clues and have intrigued us to develop a novel therapeutic for ARDS caused by COVID-19.”

Research suggests that even a single session of exercise increases production of the antioxidant, prompting Yan to urge people to find ways to exercise even while maintaining social distancing. “We cannot live in isolation forever,” he said. “Regular exercise has far more health benefits than we know. The protection against this severe respiratory disease condition is just one of the many examples.”