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IDEA Health and Fitness Association


Over 250,000 fitness professionals and 10,000 clubs from over 80 countries look to IDEA to make their passion their business. They are the world's leading organization for fitness and wellness professionals and work to deliver unparalleled success tools to fitness professionals and clubs

ARTICLE TITLE:
Green Fitness Facilities: Healthy Bodies, Healthy World
What does it take to be environmentally friendly, and what can you do today to make an impact?

ARTICLE AUTHOR:
Cathie Ericson

ARTICLE PORTION:
Green Inspiration From Across the Nation

There are many shades of green, and the truth is, every little bit counts. We heard from gym owners from coast to coast on how they are reducing their footprint, a little or a lot!

Jody Cranston, owner of Connection: Corporate Health in Vancouver, British Columbia, advocates something as simple as putting the recycling bin right next to the garbage can. “Many times recyclables can wind up in the garbage if the recycling bin is hard to find.”


To view this article in its entirety click HERE.

To view the IDEA Health and Fitness Association website click HERE.

To view the IDEA Health and Fitness Association "About Us" page click HERE.

To view Cathie Ericson's website click HERE.


 
( Jody Cranston / Media ).
( Connection Corporate / Media ).

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Richmond Sports Awards honours best of 2015

Winners recognized at May 5 banquet

From The Richmond News, May 11, 2016...
RICHMOND NEWS - SPORTS
Published: May 11, 2016 08:47 PM


RICHMOND 2015 MASTER ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Jody Cranston (athletics, Greyhounds Track and Field Club)

Each spring the Richmond sports community holds a banquet to recognize outstanding individual and team achievement in local sport. Overseen by the Richmond Sports Council, the program recognizes athletic excellence, leadership and contribution in the past 12 months and beyond. The 17th Annual Awards Dinner and Ceremony was held on Thursday May 5th 2016. 6.00 pm at McMath School, 4251 Garry St, Richmond.


( Winner / 2015 ).
( Athletics ).

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Finalists announced for Richmond Sports Awards

Winners to be recognized at May 5 banquet

From The Richmond News, April 21, 2016...
RICHMOND NEWS - SPORTS
Published: April 21, 2016 08:47 PM


The finalists have been announced for the 17th annual Richmond Sports Awards.

Jody Cranston (athletics, Greyhounds Track and Field Club)

Overseen by the Richmond Sports Council, the program recognizes athletic excellence, leadership and contribution in the past 12 months and beyond.


( Finalist / 2016 ).
( Weight Throw ).

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THE RICHMOND REVIEW - SPORTS SECTION


Cranston sets record with win in Seattle
ranston sets record with win in Seattle
ranston sets record with win in Seattle
ranston sets record with win in Seattle

From The Richmond News, June 13th, 2015...
RICHMOND NEWS - SPORTS
Published: June 13th, 2015 8:23 AM


Richmond resident and strength competitor Jody Cranston captured the Super Weight Throw event at the Seattle Parks Track and Field Championships on the weekend.

Cranston, who competes for the Greyhounds Track and Field Club and is coached by Dave McDonald, set a new provincial 45-50 age group Super Weight Throw record by throwing the 56 pound implement 20 feet at the USA Track and Field sanctioned event.

© Copyright 2015 - Richmond News 


( Jody Cranston / Richmond News ).
( Track and Field / Super Weight ).

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THE RICHMOND REVIEW - SPORTS SECTION

CRANSTON ON THE MARK

From The Richmond Review, June 10th, 2015...
RICHMOND REVIEW - SPORTS
Published: June 10th, 2015 9:00 AM


Richmond resident and strength competitor Jody Cranston earned a new provincial mark while taking first place in the Super Weight Throw event at the Seattle Parks Track and Field Championships on the weekend.

Cranston, who competes for the Greyhounds Track and Field Club and is coached by Dave McDonald, set the provincial 45-50 Super Weight Throw record by throwing the 56-pound implement 20 feet at the USA Track and Field-sanctioned event.

© Copyright 2015 - Richmond Review 


( Jody Cranston / Richmond Review ).
( Track and Field / Super Weight ).

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THE RICHMOND REVIEW - KUDOS


From The Richmond Review, February 20th, 2015...
RICHMOND REVIEW KUDOS
Published: February 20, 2015 9:00 AM

Richmond resident and strength athlete Jody Cranston won first place in the Weight Throw event at the BC Indoor Track and Field Provincial Championships at the Kamloops Tournament Capital Centre on the weekend.

Cranston, who competes for the Greyhounds Track and Field Club and is coached by Dave McDonald, set the BC Provincial 45-50 Weight Throw record by throwing the 35 pound implement 29 feet at the BC Athletics Association sanctioned event.


To view original Newspaper click HERE.


( Jody Cranston / Richmond Review ).
( Son Ngo / Photo ).

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LOOP 21 digital brand


Loop21.com is a digital brand / online magazine that celebrates success, growth & innovation in multicultural communities.

ARTICLE TITLE:
Why Celebrity Post-Pregnancy Weight-Loss Stories Suck
Because there are no miracles, just hard work (and personal chefs).

ARTICLE WRITER: Danielle Cheesman.

ARTICLE PORTION:
Us Weekly applauded Beyonce for doing it in five months; People magazine praised Jennifer Hudson for doing it in just two. Finally, the ladies had lost that godforsaken baby weight—60 and 35 pounds, respectively—gained during their pregnancies (and rightfully so damnit - though tabloids would have you believe it a burden to keep the packed-on pounds for even a few weeks after).

Jody Cranston, owner of fitness center Connection: Corporate Health in Vancouver, kept it simple. "Stick to the basics that work: diet and nutrition, and cardio and resistance training four times a week."

To view this article in its entirety click HERE.
To view LOOP 21 website click HERE.
To view LOOP 21 "About Us" page click HERE.
To view additional LOOP 21 information click HERE.
To view Danielle Cheesman's website click HERE.


( Jody Cranston / Media ).
( Connection Corporate Health / Media ).

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JODY CRANSTON ON GLOBAL TV


Pre Election coverage on Global Vancouver Early News. May 13th. 2013.
The next day The BC Liberals scored a major upset Majority Government.


( Jody Cranston / TV ).
( Jody Cranston / Media ).


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THE RICHMOND REVIEW NEWSPAPER
"TAILA and THE HOCKEY LEGENDS"

RICHMOND REVIEW NEWSPAPER
Father and daughter Jody and Taila Cranston got to meet hockey legends Marcel Dionne, Dennis Hull, Johnny Bower, Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull at River Rock for Gordie Howe's 85th birthday celebration.
   
To view original Newspaper click HERE.
To view picture enlargement click HERE.
Richmond Review Newspaper, Friday March 8th. 2013.

( Jody Cranston / Taila Cranston ).
( River Rock / Hockey Legends ).

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VALLEY LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE

Valley Lifestyles is Arizona's premier lifestyle magazine

40 Valley Challenges for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit
With the help of health and lifestyle experts, we've found 40 things you can do to shake things up and try something new in the areas of fitness, nutrition, dental care, relaxation, beauty treatments and alternative approaches. Try one, two or several of them to feel refreshed, renewed, happy and healthy going into 2013.

3. Make a Small Time Commitment
"Three times a week for 45 minutes to an hour will make a huge difference to someone's quality of life."
Jody Cranston, Connection: Corporate Health


To view this article in its online format click HERE
To view this article in its original format click HERE.
To view a copy of Valley Lifestyles Magazine click HERE.

( Jody Cranston / Mainstream Media ).
( Jody Cranston / Valley Lifestyle Magazine Quote ).

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THE RICHMOND REVIEW - SPORTS SECTION

From The Richmond Review, Friday October 19th, 2012...
CRANSTON EARNS TOP MARKS
Published: October 18, 2012 2:00 PM

Richmond resident Jody Cranston won the Master Men’s Division at a powerlifting competition last weekend in Lynnwood, Wash.

Cranston, 42, bench pressed 363 pounds and deadlifted 573 pounds. His body weight is 186 pounds.

Cranston, who owns a Fitness Studio in Vancouver, has represented Richmond at lifting tournaments since he started competing in 1994.

( Jody Cranston / Media ).


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THE VANCOUVER SUN - BUSINESS SECTION

From The Vancouver Sun, Monday September 17th, 2012...

Keeping track
Events, people on the move, new businesses, good works.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Name: Connection: Corporate Health
Owners: Jody Cranston, Danny Peart, Carl Ljungberg

Location: HSBC Building, 885 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
Phone: 604-831-1939
Email: info@connectionhealth.ca
Web: www.connectionhealth.ca

Description: A full-service fitness facility with personal trainers.
Opened: 2012

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun


( Jody Cranston / The Vancouver Sun Newspaper ).
( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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THE PROVINCE - BUSINESS SECTION

From The Province, Monday April 23rd, 2012...

ON THE MOVE
THIS WEEK APRIL 23 TO APRIL 30
Cadillac Fairview has announced the appointment of Jody Cranston as director of Connection: Corporate Health at the HSBC Building. Cranston, a competitive-strength athlete and powerlifter, has spent close to 20 years in the fitness industry as the owner of the highly successful Vancouver-based Power-shape Personal Training.

© Copyright (c) The Province.


( Jody Cranston / The Province Newspaper ).
( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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THE VANCOUVER SUN - BUSINESS SECTION

From The Vancouver Sun, Monday April 16th, 2012...

Keeping track
Events, people on the move, new businesses, good works

THIS WEEK APRIL 17 TO APRIL 23
Feel the pulse of business with The Vancouver Sun Business BC's Monday morning briefing.

MOVES PERSONNEL CHANGES
1) Cadillac Fairview appoints Jody Cranston as Director of Connection: Corporate Health, at the HSBC Building.

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun.


( Jody Cranston / The Vancouver Sun Newspaper ).
( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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METRO VANCOUVER NEWSPAPER: TOP 5 PERSONAL TRAINERS


Guinness World Records Ltd. States that: "Metro is the worlds largest international newspaper with 70 editions published in 93 cities, 21 countries and 19 languages across Europe, North/South America and Asia attracting an audience of over 18.5 million daily readers."

To view this article in its original format click HERE.

TOP 5 PERSONAL TRAINERS
RECOMMENDED BY METRO READERS


JODY CRANSTON
"He is great at what he does and is one of the most enthusiastic people I know, which is so important when you are working towards any goal."

GRANT ROWE
"I started training with Grant about a year ago and the change in my looks and how I feel has been a night and day difference."

ERIN GUPPY
"She will design a fitness program that works for you."

KENNY MUIR
"He puts me through an incredibly challenging workout yet I feel safe and never been injured or relapsed once under his care."

PATTI BISHOP
"Patti is professional, fun and listens to her clients needs."

( Jody Cranston / Media ).
( Jody Cranston / Metro Newspaper ).

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POWERLIFTING USA MAGAZINE

POWERLIFTING USA MAGAZINE is considered the " Bible of Powerlifting " and is available at bookstores and newsstands the world over.

~Great Northern Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships~
" Venue: Red Lion Hotel, Olympia Washington. The event had 104 lifters from Idaho, Canada, Oregon and Washington. In the deadlift, Jody Cranston of Canada set a national record 573 lbs. in 40-46/181. Jody is a personal trainer and has about 50 clients. "


( Quote in Powerlifting USA. As reprinted from March/2010 issue ).
( Jody Cranston / Media / Magazine ).

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POWERLIFTING USA MAGAZINE

TEAM CANADA at the USAPL Pacific Open included (left to right) Mark Vezina, Robert O.Smith, Nancy Carpenter and Jody Cranston. (thanks to Robert O.Smith for providing us this photograph).

( As reprinted from Powerlifting USA Magazine March/2007 ).
( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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URBAN TRENDZ MAGAZINE



Friday September 2/05 cover of UrbanTrendz.
( Jody Cranston Media ).

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MONSTER MUSCLE MAGAZINE



Jody Cranston of Canada wins 1st place in Bull Stewart's Powerlifting Meet in Seattle, WA.

( Reprinted from Monster Muscle Magazine Oct 2003 ).
( Jody Cranston Media ).

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MSNBC.COM ARTICLE


Melissa Dahl wrote an excellent article about "Gym Injuries" on MSNBC.COM. It was very exciting to see that she used a quote from me for this piece from a telephone interview that we did. MSNBC.COM is the #1 internet news site in United States, with 37.2 million unique visitors a month (yahoo!News is second). I owe a huge "thank you" to Shawn Taylor of Shawn Taylor Photography for recomending me for this article. Below are my quotes from this piece, click HERE to read the article in its entirety.

So if health club newcomers are a little wary during their first few workouts, they have good reason.

“It can be, when you’re starting out, a huge, scary experience,” says Jody Cranston, a personal trainer in Vancouver, B.C. “You’ve got all this heavy equipment, these huge, heavy weights that almost seem like they’re flying around the room.”

In Cranston's 13 years of being a personal trainer, he’s seen his share of trips and falls — once, he even watched a gym newbie do a complete cartwheel before falling off a treadmill.


( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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NEW MASTER DEADLIFT RECORD FOR JODY CRANSTON



From The Richmond Review, Wednesday August 28, 2009...
NEW MASTER DEADLIFT RECORD FOR JODY CRANSTON

Richmond's Jody Cranston was a double winner in the 181 pound division at the WABDL Great Northern Bench Press and Deadlift Championships" in Olympia, Wash. on the weekend.

Cranston, who weighted 178 pounds, set the WABDL (World Association Bench Press and Deadlifters) Canadian masters class record by lifting 574 pounds, well over triple his bodyweight.

The lifetime Richmond resident secured a second first-place award by bench pressing 358 pounds, double his bodyweight.

"I am very happy with these lifts and plan to keep training hard so I can lift even more in the future", said Cranston.

These Victories qualify Cranston for The WABDL World Championships in Reno Nevada October 30th.

( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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RECORD LIFTS FOR CRANSTON


From The Richmond News, Wednesday September 9th, 2009...
RECORD LIFTS FOR CRANSTON

Richmond News
Published: Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Richmond's Jody Cranston produced a pair of first place finishes in the 181 lb weight class at the World Association Bench Press and Deadlifters Great Northern Bench Press and Deadlift Championships.

Cranston set the WABDL Canadian Masters class deadlift record by lifting 574 lbs. -- well over triple his bodyweight of 178 lbs.

The lifetime drug-free Richmond resident secured a second first place award by bench pressing 358 lbs.

"I am very happy with these lifts and plan to keep training hard so I can lift even more in the future," said Cranston.

The victories qualify Cranston for The WABDL World Championships in Reno Oct. 30.


© Richmond News 2009
( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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THE VANCOUVER SUN - SPORTS SECTION

From The Vancouver Sun, Saturday September 5, 2009...
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
JODY CRANSTON
The Vancouver resident won two titles last weekend at the World Association Bench Press and Deadlifters Great Northern Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in Olympia, Wash. Competing in the 181-pound division, Cranston, set the WABDL Canadian master class deadlift record by lifting 574 pounds.

The personal trainer won the bench press title by lifting 358 pounds. These wins qualified Cranston for the WABDL world championships in Reno, Nevada Oct. 30. "I plan to keep training hard so I can lift even more in the future," said Cranston.

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun
( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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CRANSTON SETS NEW POWERLIFTING STANDARD


Richmond's Jody Cranston pressed twice his weight to earn top marks

From the Richmond Review...
Cranston sets new powerlifting standard

Richmond's Jody Cranston set a WABDL Canadian Bench Press powerlifting record last weekend in Olympia, Washington .

The personal trainer pressed 358 pounds (twice his bodyweight) to earn first-place honours in his [181]-pound weight class.

Cranston was also victorious in the dead-lift portion of the tournament which qualifies him for the world championship to be held in Reno, Nevada this November.

( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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NEW RECORD FOR CRANSTON

From The Richmond News, Wednesday July 27,2004...
NEW RECORD FOR CRANSTON

Richmond's Jody Cranston set a new WABDL Canadian Sub-Master Record for the Deadlift at a powerlifting meet in Tacoma, Wa. last weekend.

The 34-year-old Owner of Powershape Personal Training successfully lifted 585 lbs. at a body weight of 176 lbs. The lift also earned him the best overall trophy beating out all the other competitors at the event.

"I'm very satisfied with my training and this accomplishment", said Cranston, who has established several WABDL Canadian Records at different weight classes in his career.

"I can't wait to see what I do at my next meets."

( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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NEW LIFT RECORD FOR CRANSTON

From The Richmond News, Friday October 24, 2008...
NEW LIFT RECORD FOR CRANSTON.

Richmond's Jody Cranston set the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters' Canadian Bench Press Record for his division at the third annual Pacific Open Powerlifting Contest in Olympia Wa.

Cranston pressed 375 pounds to win the 181 lb. division--well over double his bodyweight.

The victory qualifies him to represent Canada at WABDL World Championships in Las Vegas on Nov.22.

( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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THE PROVINCE - SPORTS SECTION

It takes a whole village to raise a champ.

Darren Darby's corner is just as essential to his title-shot hopes as his fists; and both are growing day by day.

By Steve Ewen, The Province


Darren Darby (centre) has a huge support network. From left, Jody Cranston (powerlifter and personal trainer), Jason Fenton (kick boxer), Paul Forde (MMA fighter), Barbara Barley (runs Sports Central Gym, where Darby does much of training), wife Denise Darby with children Kaden, Ethan, and Max, and Dr. Kris Bentz (naturopath).
Photograph by: Gerry Kahrmann, The Province.

Boxer Darren Darby checks out the technique of his youngest son, Ethan, during training for Friday's Rumble at the Rock. Darby is on the undercard.
Photograph by: Gerry Kahrmann, The Province.

Click HERE to read the entire article from The Province Newspaper Sports Section, Sunday June 14th 2009.

( Jody Cranston / Media ).

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CENTENNIAL THEATRE PUMPS UP THE VOLUME

From the North Shore News, Sunday March 26, 2006...
A brush with Fame: Centennial Theatre pumps up the volume with bodybuilding event
Jody Cranston is ready to lift until his legs bleed and his eyes pop out.
Of course he's exaggerating a bit, but the Canadian powerlifting record holder is set to grin and bear it when he tries to set a new powerlifting record at Fame West -- a figure, fitness, model and bodybuilding competition that comes to North Vancouver's Centennial Theatre April 1.
For the third consecutive year, the body beautiful has its prime showcase event here on the North Shore. Cranston, who has been powerlifting since 1993, will be one of the show's special performances. There's no question that

Cranston knows what he's doing, with past personal bests that include deadlifting a barbell weighing 520 pounds at a 144-lb body weight and 590 lbs at a 164-lb body weight. At the show, Cranston will be attempting to do as many repetitions as possible lifting a 500-lb weight. Last fall, Cranston successfully did 20 reps of 400 lb. ...

Click on the pictures to the right to see the full article.

( Jody Cranston / Media ).


( CONNECTION: CORPORATE HEALTH / MEDIA ).