Mary Jung, Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan
THERE’S AN ECHOING CLUNK AS WEIGHTS FALL TO THE FLOOR and a steady patter of feet hitting treadmills. These are familiar and comfortable sounds for UBC Okanagan students Ashtyn Baxandall, doctoral student Tineke Dineen and postdoctoral fellow Corliss Bean — the gym has become their second home.
This was not the case for Lois Hourston, a retired media professional who lives in Kelowna. The dizzying beat of electronic dance music, flashing digital screens and gym rats scurrying from machine to machine was intimidating and uncomfortable for this exercise-rookie. Yet, she agreed to meet the students together in this unfamiliar spot.
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