Why Virtual Fitness is Here to Stay

Why Virtual Fitness is Here to Stay

March 22, 2021

It’s no doubt that online fitness and at-home workouts have taken the world by storm amidst the pandemic. With certain gym and workout facilities closed, more people than ever are making the change. Online workouts, fitness apps, and websites have seen a huge spike in popularity. 


At Kelowna Kinesiology, we’ve taken matters into our own hands and developed an affordable online fitness platform, called MoveWell. Our monthly MoveWell subscription includes unlimited access to our live, online workouts, tons of pre-recorded classes in our content library, wellness workshops, and wellness education. We offer a variety of classes including pilates, yoga, Zumba, HIIT, stretch and strength training, mobility, barre, and MORE. We want to help those Move Well, Be Well from the comfort of their own home! 

Lise Waving at Camera

Here’s a few reasons why we believe that MoveWell and other virtual fitness platforms are here to stay: 


Convenience & Flexibility: While physical gyms and studios have you plan your workout routine around them, virtual fitness solutions give you the freedom to work out when you want, where you want, and with whom you want. A huge convenience is being able to workout at home and having the flexibility to adjust your body-break around your work day and busy schedules. 


Variety: In today’s day and age, with everything at the touch of our fingertips, it’s easy to access almost any type of fitness platform and expand horizons in order to try new things. Whether it is yoga, pilates, dance, kick-boxing, or circuit training, you name it, the options are endless. Think of it as your own personal trainer or class instructor in your pocket, ready whenever you need. 

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Privacy: You don’t have to fret the fear of judgement wearing your pajama bottoms and ratty old t-shirts to workout. At home workouts, provide a feeling of security as you're in control of your surroundings. Whether you have an at-home gym facility, garage, spare bedroom or prefer to take it outdoors, you can. All you need is a phone, laptop, and wifi connection. With MoveWell all online classes are taught through Zoom and you have the option to turn your camera on or off, so there’s no intimidation or self-consciousness.


Cost-Effective: Group fitness and gym memberships can be costly. Virtual fitness is a wonderful cost-effective way to workout and save money. All MoveWell classes are taught by practicing Kinesiologists and exercise specialists who understand movement and are able to offer high quality fitness classes. With a membership all subscribers receive 15% all in-store and online purchases of footwear, socks, fitness apparel, and non-medical products. BONUS: Our MoveWell subscription includes a free month trial. There’s no better time to sign-up and get started today!

 

Get moving and get grooving with virtual fitness! If you want to learn more about our MoveWell community and subscription, please visit: movewellbewell.ca. 



Written by,


Claire Peachey

Kinesiologist

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[OLD] Sizing Charts

FOOTWEAR:

European Sizing chart conversion:

*Please note that these conversion charts serve as a general guideline, actual fitting may vary by style.

Women’s

US

4.5-5

5.5-6

6.5-7

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

EU

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

 

Men’s

US

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

13.5-14

14.5-15

EU

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

 

SOCKS :

Sockwell

Brooks

Sock Size

US Men's Shoe Size

US Women's Shoe Size

Euro Shoe Size

Small

 

4 - 6.5

34 - 37

Medium

6 - 8.5

7 - 9.5

38 - 41

Large

9 - 11.5

10 - 12.5

42 - 45

XL

12 - 14.5

 

46 - 49


ANKLE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

  

DJO - Roboboots – Short and Tall

SHOE SIZE MEN

SHOE SIZE WOMEN

SIZE

Up to 4

Up to 5

XS

4 - 7

5 - 8

S

7 - 10

8 - 11

M

10 - 13

11 - 15

L

13+

15+

XL

 

 

 

DJO- Aircast Airsport

DESCRIPTION

MEN

WOMEN

SIZE

Left

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Right

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Left

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Right

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Left

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Right

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Left

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Right

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Left

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

Right

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

  

KNEE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

 

 

Ossur

Size

Circumference*

*Circumference measured 6” above mid-patella

XSmall

11.5" (29cm) to 13.75" (35cm)

Small

13.75" (35cm) to 16" (41cm)

Medium

16" (41cm) to 18" (46cm)

Large

18" (46cm) to 20.5" (52cm)

XLarge

20.5" (52cm) to 22.5" (57cm)

XXLarge

22.5" (57cm) to 24.75" (63cm)

XXXLarge

24.75" (63cm) to 28.5" (72cm)

XXXXLarge

28.5" (72cm) to 32" (81cm)

 

DJO

*Measurements taken 6” above mid-patella

SIZE

MEASUREMENT

XS/S

13" - 18.5" (33 - 47 cm)

M/L

18.5" - 23.5" (47 - 60 cm)

XL/XXL

23.5" - 29.5" (60 - 75 cm)

XXXL

29.5" - 31" (75 - 79 cm)


 

ELBOW BRACES:

Bauerfeind

 

 

HAND BRACES:

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

 

Size

Wrist Circ.

X-Small

4 ¾" - 5 ½"

Small

5 ½" - 6 ¼"

Medium

6 ¼" - 7"

Large

7" - 7 ¾"

X-Large

7 ¾" - 8 ½"


 

Orliman (thumb brace)

 

Size

Wrist

Circumference

in CM   (A)

 

Length

in CM   (B)

Small

14 - 18

11

Large

18 - 22

13