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#61 weirdie

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:21 PM

Someone collapsed at the finish line yesterday. Heart stopped working for a moment, reportedly. Those are the only details I have.


If you've ever watched from the finish line, you'd know this is very common. People giving it their all at the end just to collapse face first into the ground.
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#62 LJ

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

Gee, sounds fun. Why don't I ever enter these things?


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#63 Mike K.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:04 PM

If you do, wear a helmet.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:32 AM

Goodlife Fitness to shutter Vic West gym after a decade of operations
https://victoria.cit...-of-operations/
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#65 Mattjvd

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 12:39 PM

Goodlife Fitness to shutter Vic West gym after a decade of operations
https://victoria.cit...-of-operations/


Darn, I really like it there.

#66 AllseeingEye

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 01:12 PM

That location was always empty any time I drove by, which is frequently since I'm coming from Selkirk and work downtown.

 

After our (Fitness World) gym moved to Uptown 3 years ago it seems like it kicked butt and took no prisoners: a few gyms have closed down since while FW membership is continuously trending way up. I believe in the first 2 months alone after the move the operation signed up over 1200 new members. No big surprise really given the central location, accessible to many, very large and bright space - they leased an additional 5000 s/f within a few months of moving to the new location, with top notch equipment. 



#67 martini

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:31 PM

I don't see this as about how busy the gym was. It was profitable and making money. Sun Life Assurance is what killed it. I think it's going to be proven as a big mistake.

#68 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 02:49 PM

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#69 martini

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:34 PM

?

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#70 AllseeingEye

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:36 PM

?

I think the "?" is in reference to the question "What does SunLife A have to do" with the demise of GL fitness....


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#71 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:39 PM

oh i guess i never read the full article. that's the building owner. oh well.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 March 2019 - 05:39 PM.

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#72 AllseeingEye

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 05:50 PM

/\.....interesting: if GL is in fact doing $ well I wonder why SunLife would play hard ball? You can certainly do far worse than having a nation wide chain of health centers as a tenant. Will be interesting to see what entity fills that space...


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#73 RFS

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:02 PM

Hmm. Tesla store

#74 spanky123

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:46 PM

Hmm. Tesla store


Except that Tesla closed its stores!

#75 Mike K.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

SunLife paid a huge sum for that building. I would imagine that their intention is to push lease rates way up.
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#76 martini

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:31 PM

oh i guess i never read the full article. that's the building owner. oh well.

Really?! And here I thought what I posted somehow was confusing.

Oh well?! It's a big oh well in my books. Not just the jobs lost, but how it will affect surrounding businesses and the plaza across.
It looks like a real bully move by Sun Life and I'd like to know more about what makes them tick.
For the increase they wanted, I seriously question who they have at the table. If anyone.
I wouldn't shed a tear if that space sat vacant for a year. Lol
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#77 RFS

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:38 PM

Except that Tesla closed its stores!


They cancelled that plan

#78 martini

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:55 PM

I think the "?" is in reference to the question "What does SunLife A have to do" with the demise of GL fitness....

Context. I totally get it. I assumed after this thread being dead for two years the new link was a clue.
There really is a bad habit of just reading headlines.
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#79 martini

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 09:58 PM

SunLife paid a huge sum for that building. I would imagine that their intention is to push lease rates way up.

When was this? Could they potentially push themselves into vacancies instead?

#80 AllseeingEye

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 10:19 PM

Context. I totally get it. I assumed after this thread being dead for two years the new link was a clue.
There really is a bad habit of just reading headlines.

mea culpa: I didn't read the link here because I read it earlier elsewhere but it was in fact_very early, I hadn't had my morning tea, and didn't make the connection between GL shuttering the doors and the breakdown of the leasing discussions. A likely story and I'm sticking with it....


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