INTERNeX Canada: Casual Friday

This Friday I would like to show you all what I’d like to call a ‘motivational’ video.. Have you ever wonder what it would be like to be a little stronger? Ever wished your parents had been more strict about keeping up on your fitness? After I watched this video there were a lot of mixed feelings, but one that stood out was that it was time to visit the gym a little more often!

These two adorable boys, the Stroe Brothers, from Romania are currently known as the world’s strongest kids.

How did that make you feel? Impressive right?

Time to get that gym membership.. If you are wondering where you can go to the gym here in Vancouver; there are several options you can try. It really depends on what you are looking for, but the one I would like to recommend is the YMCA.

A lot of young people like to go there, mainly because it is the cheapest and has great facilities. Sign in fees are CA$50 and a monthly membership is CA$46. If you just want to drop in for a few times a month then you can pay a drop in fee of CA$15.

For more information you can visit the website here.

Have a great weekend!



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Get the Low-Down on Dodgeball

Runners to get your "dodge" on

Has anyone ever seen the dodgeball movie featuring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller?

Whenever I tell anyone I play dodgeball, people never fail to make a reference to the movie titled, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”.  The movie does a very good job in promoting the game of dodgeball.  It is still debated whether this is considered a true sport, in comparison to hockey and soccer.  In my humble opinion, it is as much a sport as any other (although some claim that it’s a geekier version of a sport).

In Vancouver, you could usually find any activities you would like to try if you look hard enough.  There are many dodgeball leagues around the lower mainland and the surrounding cities (such as Richmond, Burnaby, etcetera).

I personally go to a dodgeball league.  Every Tuesday, I wear my most laid-back clothing in preparation to roll around in the mud, so to speak.  It actually takes place in a gymnasium, and no, there really isn’t any mud.  However, be prepared for a significant number of dodgeballs being thrown your way.

You do not have to be good in all aspects of dodgeball.  I think you only need to do one of the following skills well to be considered “good”: you can dodge simultaneously a number of balls headed your direction, you can catch low-flying balls that are often extremely fast and aimed directly at the opponent, or you can throw fiercely to the point of making “thud” noises against the wall (therefore striking your opponent with undeniable force).

If you want to check out dodgeball, there are a few sites you can look up.  Some offer drop-in sessions:

Summer 2010 List

So now that I am done all my final exams and papers I have started to put together a list of all the places, activities, foods, etc I am determined to do/try. Once I have completed these items I will let you know about them and give you a little bit of an introduction to these list items and perhaps you could try them yourself!

1) Number one on my list, surprise surprise it involves food. As some of you know today is my 22nd birthday so I have taken the entire day off to celebrate and I am filling it with all the things that I love. Starting off the day with a nice session at the Steve Nash Gym cause I am going to be indulging in some serious treats and I want to feel guilt free when I do. After my gym session I will be heading over with some of my friends to the Medina Cafe located downtown at556 Beatty Street, between Pender & Dunsmuir.

This quaint little cafe is known around the city for its unique bistro-inspired food served simply and conveniently in a comfortable, chic environment reflecting the lifestyle and desires of the neighbourhood and Vancouver at large. Medina provides a fresh and eclectic alternative with a pioneering attitude towards café culture.
Sister to neighbouring night time hot spot Chambar, Medina is a quaint café serving connoisseur-savvy coffee, Belgian waffles for sweet sustenance and a full breakfast, lunch, and brunch menu comprised of eclectic dishes created by co-owner and chef, Nico Schuermans.

When I go later I will for sure be trying their infamous Lavender Latte, will let you know how it goes!

2) The other week after my last final I headed out with one of my good friends to just have a great meal at one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets. Locate on the vibrant Davie Street at 1326.

This small Mexican Restaurant boasts some of the best food in the area and offers some reasonably priced menu items. I recommend starting off with the guacamole dip which comes with several layers of flavorful dips and a side of oven baked tortilla chips. Oh and of course you need some drinks to start the whole thing off!

Lolita’s is famous for its pint sized sangria cocktails filled with lots of tropical fruit to sink your teeth in. I might have had a few of those so I highly recommend those, they make you feel like your sipping them somewhere tropical. Its nice way to temporarily escape from your realities. After the appetizers, we moved onto the main course and we decided to share the halibut tacos…yum! After that meal were stuffed but the atmosphere was just so relaxed that we ended up staying there for a few hours. This restaurant is a little hidden so keep your eyes out for it! Great place for a date night too *winkwink*

Ciao for now

Vancouver Must-See 2010

Hey everyone,
So the last blog post I was talking about New Year resolutions. I asked you guys to share some of your resolutions with me and some of you were kind enough to do that. So since I asked you guys to do that I thought I’d return the favor and share one of mine. Probably the most important one since it is number one on my list. So I’m sure some of you might share this one with me…my goal is to get into shape. So I got a gym membership to the Steve Nash Sports Club but I needed something else to keep me motivated as the gym can sometimes get a little boring and repetitive for me. So this past weekend a friend of mine and I decided to go up to Grouse Mountain. This amazing site has actually been listed as one of Vancouver’s 10 must-sees, so I really encourage you guys to hike your butts up there. Just 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver, this mountain offers you a quick little getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. We decided to walk up the mountain by doing the Grouse Grind, which was a pretty grueling 2.9 kilometer hike but it was well worth it. Once you get to the top you are faced with an amazing view of the Vancouver area. If you’re too tired to hike back down, which we were, you can take a gondola ride down and take in more of the dramatic views. If you are interested in trying something new and getting in a little bit of a workout check out their website!