Choices supports Autism Speaks Canada (North Shore News)

Thank you North Shore News for the Kudos to Choices Markets for supporting Autism Speaks Canada!

The new Choices Market at 801 Marine Dr., North Vancouver, held a charity barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 13. The barbecue was part of Choices' fourth annual Puzzle Piece Campaign, which took place Aug. 1 to 12 at all 11 of its B.C. stores. During the campaign, locations across the province raised funds through the sale and purchase of puzzle pieces. All contributions go directly to Autism Speaks Canada.

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Surinder Bains of Miraj Hammam featured on

Surinder Bains of Miraj Hammam featured on

Taking care of yourself is something not to be neglected. After one too many hours in front of my laptop and long work days, I’m ready for some serious ‘me time’. I recently discovered the Miraj Hammam Spa on South Granville in Vancouver. This secret little gem has been open since 2000 – I’ve been driving by this spot for years without noticing it!

A hammam is the Middle Eastern variant of the steam bath, while the gommage is a detoxifying full body exfoliation. Owner Surinder Bains first visited a hammam in Paris in late 80’s and knew she had to bring the concept back to North America. I sat down with her to learn more.

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Peter Twist – In this moment – Montecristo Magazine

The trainer and founder of North Vancouver-based Twist Sport Conditioning Centre and Twist Performance and Wellness says being alert and focused in the action is a central factor for those who, be they Olympians or hockey dads, enter one of his gyms. “The most important thing is to show up,” he says. “The main thing is to be present in the moment—it’s our time for ourselves, but it’s also about being present in the exercise so that the brain and body are both working.” It would be easy for his words to spill into the over-the-top “you can do it” territory that echoes the halls of so many fitness facilities. But when Twist says it, it’s hard not to want to lace up a pair of Adidas and grab a medicine ball. And while he does surely believe that you can, in fact, “do it”, if you are rightfully aware during your exercise, he isn’t in the business of big talk. He’s in the business of big action.

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Roundhouse Radio Interviews Peter Twist about training Olympians

Peter Twist of the TWIST Sport Conditioning franchise speaks with Kirk Lapointe of Roundhouse Radio about the partnership with the China Olympic Committee.

To hear more about the TWIST Training method, training elite athletes, and Peter Twist's views on physical education for kids, listen here: