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How the Pros Fit Footwear

These days, with thousands of different models of shoes on the market, it’s virtually impossible for consumers to keep up and select the most appropriate brand and model for their individual foot type and function. Inappropriate, ill-fitting, or worn out … Read more

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Reboot Your Running Goals

You CAN go from Zero to 10KM in 12 Weeks For most of us in Vancouver, the typical launch back into running for the New Year was delayed… or at least got off to a slow start. Those who did … Read more

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Meet our Expert Bra Fitters

What does it take to be an expert at something? Experience, Knowledge, Practice, Patience, and an Attention to Detail. Women know that fitting a bra properly is as much an art as it is a science, and you also need … Read more

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Get Ready to Climb the Wall

Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air is a unique event that evokes its cause – lung health, with every step taken towards the summit of one of Vancouver’s tallest buildings. We asked Allison Tai: Rackets & Runners Run … Read more

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Dai Manuel at Rackets & Runners

Find a Healthy Direction for 2016 Have you decided you need to do something for your health and fitness in 2016, but don’t know where to start? Join us on Tuesday, January 5th to hear Dai Manuel, author of “The … Read more

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Getting a Handle on Grip

    The warm days and sunshine have brought players out onto courts all over the city, some of them bringing rackets out of storage for the first time in months. Behind the racket desk we’re getting lots of questions … Read more

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What’s In Keith’s Tennis Bag?

R&R staffer and avid tennis player, Keith, let’s us into his bag to see what gear is essential for him to carry to the court. A. The Bag: A Babolat Aero Pro Holder 12 Tennis Bag – It comes complete … Read more

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#ThisIsMyYear to Run

I’ve learned a lot of things about being an athlete the hard way. If I could go back and visit myself a dozen years ago, when I was just getting in to this whole running thing, there are a few … Read more

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#ThisIsMyYear to Take up Tennis

I didn’t grow up with a tennis racket in my hand. I had played competitive soccer from an early age and when I gave that up I spent a year away from sports in general, but the need for activity … Read more

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#ThisIsMyYear to Pick up Pickleball

If this is the year you’re going to take up pickleball, here’s some insight from someone who recently has: Over the years I’ve dabbled in sports like tennis and racket ball, but walking and hiking have traditionally been the basis … Read more

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