What Is Fitness?

We’re searching our city for residents and patrons of the recreation facilities to share their fitness story, and tell us what ‘fitness is’ to them!

Did you experience improvement to your mental health? Changes to your energy and strength? Change to your weight? Improvement in your daily activities? Find a group fitness class that is now a weekly ritual? Whatever your experience or story, we want to hear it!

Ready to share your story? Complete the form below to have your story published, and to receive your own Fitness Is shirt.

Together as a community we can inspire each other to lead healthy and active lives.

  1. Judy H

    For Judy, fitness is SOCIAL!

    For many years my daily fitness routine was time for self-care. Squeezing in my runs, hikes, swims or weight training before my sons woke up, usually before 6am. Read on...
  2. Aditi

    For Aditi, fitness is THERAPY!

    I started my fitness journey by taking prenatal yoga classes to improve mobility in my back, almost a decade ago. I haven’t looked back since! Read on...
  3. Fitness Is - Jen K

    For Jen, fitness is an INVESTMENT!

    One of my biggest obstacles in reaching my fitness goals are finding the time amidst a busy work schedule and childcare responsibilities. Read on...
  4. Fitness Is - Justin - News Flash

    For Justin, fitness is LIFE!

    I am proud of everything I’ve learned and that I never quit, even in the face of immense, brutal nerve and muscle pain. Read on...
  5. Susan - Fitness Is - News Flash

    For Susan, fitness is PILATES!

    Once a week, for one hour, Pilates works for me – I feel fitter, stronger, and maybe even walk a bit taller. Read on...
  6. Fitness Is - Janis H - News Flash

    For Janis, finess is EMPOWERING!

    It is empowering to realize that we don’t have to accept limitations just because we are getting older. We can break out of our routines and learn new things. Read on...
  7. Betty with arms up, smiling, looking energized

    For Betty, fitness is ENERGIZING!

    My name is Betty, and thanks to fitness I have A LOT of energy – so much that my friends call me ‘The Energized Betty. Read on...
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Share Your Story

  1. (Only your first name will be published with your story.)

  2. Which City facilities / programs have helped you the most on your fitness journey?*

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  3. If you prefer, please use this space to provide your story in your own words. Please note that all stories submitted will be subject to copyediting for grammar and Canadian Press standards.

  4. Consent*

    The answers to this form will be used to create your fitness story. Do you consent to the details provided in this form (excluding your contact information) being shared on the City’s social media platforms, and on the City’s website?

  5. Do you consent to your photo being shared with your story?*
  6. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

    By submitting this form, you are consenting to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information. The City has authority to collect, use and disclosure your information for the purposes of the City’s "Fitness Is" Campaign event in accordance with Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your personal information will be disclosed to a third-party service provider (i.e. website host Civic Plus) located in Canada for the purpose of processing your request. I understand that the information provided here, and the Images, are to be used for the City’s corporate communications purposes, including the reproduction and display of the Images.  I understand that my personal information may be stored and accessible outside of Canada through the City website or on social media channels.  I understand that if I have any questions about the collection, storage, correction and/or use of my personal information I can contact the Manager Corporate Communications, 604-927-3019, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam BC V3B 7N2.

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