Erica Wiebe dropped into town Tuesday for the christening of the “Erica Wiebe Gym” in the Goulbourne Recreation Complex.
The renaming was proposed in August by Councillor Shad Qadri after Wiebe took gold in wrestling during the 2016 Rio Olympics. It received unanimous approval from council.
“It’s incredible, it’s so surreal,” said Wiebe. “It just seems like yesterday I was in Rio, on the mats, having the best day of my life and then today to have a gymnasium named after me in my community, it’s an honour.” Continue reading
PHOTO: Hydrathletics co-owner and manager Shawna Emmott along with founder Joe Stilwell. Photo by Devyn Barrie.
“Taking the weight off, taking the pressure off… it allows people that have major injuries that can’t do anything on land, to do it in the water.”
Aqua-based physiotherapy has long been popular for pro athletes, and the owners of a new gym in Stittsville hope to bring it into the mainstream in our community.
The Stittsville location of Hydrathletics opened Monday at 154 Iber Road. Continue reading
Orangetheory Fitness, a new gym on Hazeldean Road next to the Food Basics, is expected to open later this spring.
“We are under construction now and our sign should ideally be the first thing that goes up as we wait for the city to approve our drawings,” owner Karin Kincaid tells StittsvilleCentral.ca. Continue reading