Workplace Wellbeing Ambassador

Shelby Douglas
HR – Staff & Student Appointments

Lifestyle Tips to Stay Healthy During the Pandemic

Want to stay active and keep your mind and body fit during a pandemic? It’s challenging at the best of times, let alone when you are restricted to where you can go and do. COVID-19 doesn’t have to halt your fitness goals. Here a few suggestions to get you going! (keeping in mind your comfort level, keeping a safe distance and following the guidelines set by the BC Provincial Health Officer and any establishments you may be frequenting).

At Home

Download a fitness app or follow your favorite fitness club or personal trainer on Instagram. There many free workouts and some for a minimal cost to keep you moving and motivated at home.

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Liquid Yoga @WestinBayshore in Coal Harbour

Outdoor and Water Activities

  • Dive into one of the indoor pools in Vancouver. Registration opens three days in advance before the day you want to visit. Be sure to get online and book right as the tickets go FAST .
  • Want to try stand up paddle boarding or yoga on a paddle board? Just Add Water, a local Vancouver company, offers SUPYoga classes in a pool environment (as well as on dry land, in studio and virtually) from their studio located at The Westin Bayshore. They also offer SUP lessons on the ocean or lake to make you feel confident on the board.
  • Go for a paddle! Many establishments are renting kayaks and water bikes. You can socially distance on the water with the seals and otters.
  • If dry land is more your style, take advantage of the biking and hiking trails, or book a round of golf with your “bubble”. Nothing helps to clear the mind like being in nature.



Although being inside is a higher risk compared to outside, many gyms are socially distancing effectively. Members book times to reduce the number of people, equipment is spaced out and cardio is marked off as not useable to allow for distance. This is certainly an activity that would be based on your comfort level.