When Chuck Lawson decided to open a chain of co-ed fitness centres he knew he needed a name or face that would appeal to British Columbians.
“My real estate agent said, ‘You should get somebody like Trevor Linden’s name on the club,’ ” Lawson recalled. “And I said, ‘Oh yeah, like that’s going to happen.’ ”
Lawson, president and chief executive officer of She’s Fit! health clubs, was not the first Vancouver-area businessman with eyes on bringing Linden – the most popular Canuck in history and a man so locally revered his name was bandied about for this fall’s mayoral campaign – into the mix. Linden, Lawson said, had already rejected “hundreds” of offers.
But Linden was intrigued by Lawson’s pitch and within the next year Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness will open its sixth and seventh locations – part of Linden’s carefully managed post-hockey business career that included a highly visible role with eyewear provider Clearly Contacts.
Though it was Linden’s name that initially made him an attractive fit, Lawson said the two formed a true partnership.
He said Linden had his finger on everything, from choosing new locations to real estate negotiations.
And though Linden’s perceived lack of business experience has led some to question his appointment to the role of president of hockey operations for the Canucks, Lawson considers him an ideal fit due to his drive and business acumen.
“On many an occasion he has said to me, ‘Chuck, what else can I do?’ He really wants to be part of it all,” Lawson said.
Lawson was one of the few people Linden mentioned by name at a news conference Wednesday to discuss his new role. He thanked Lawson for his support and trumpeted what he learned from their venture.
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Partners say they expect few changes as prolific local businessman takes over as team’s president of hockey operations
Photograph by: Jason Payne , PNG
Trevor Linden will be stepping back from his various private business interests to focus on resurrecting the Vancouver Canucks’ fortunes.
The former Canucks captain became the team’s new president of hockey operations on Wednesday. He told a packed news conference in Vancouver that he will let his partners in his other businesses run things so he can be “100-per-cent committed” to the Canucks.
But don’t expect his likable image to disappear from ads promoting fitness clubs and his own line of eyewear.
“I absolutely think his new position helps our brand — our Twitter and Facebook hits right now are off the map,” said Chuck Lawson, Linden’s business partner with Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness.
He said he and Linden will remain 50-50 partners in the business that operates five Metro Vancouver fitness clubs and in a new fitness concept — Orangetheory Fitness — that will open in Surrey and North Vancouver this summer.
Lawson expects Linden will still attend two pre-sale opening events for Orangetheory Fitness over the next few days.
“Nothing will change that much,” he said. “Obviously, Trevor will be very busy with the Canucks, so he won’t come into the office as often. But I’m sure he’ll still be out to do different things and see other things because that’s just the way he is. He’s involved in it, so he’ll want to see it doing well.”
Clearly Contacts representative Curtis Petersen said Linden’s contract with the eyewear retailer doesn’t expire until 2015, and the company will still promote the Trevor Linden line of eyeglasses and sunglasses with Linden’s image.
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The Orange Man was last seen in front of our Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness and She's FIT! What's he doing there? Dancing in the rain?
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KIND Bars are now being sold in She's FIT! and Club 16 Trevor Linden Fitness!
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Langley students don’t have to go very far to live up to their fitness resolutions, thanks to CLUB 16 and SHE’S FIT!. With a donation of more than $40,000 worth of state-of-the-art fitness equipment, including bike machines, ellipticals, weights, treadmills and much more, all the middle and secondary schools in the district are outfitted like professional gyms.·
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It looks like spinach has more super powers! See what a study done at Lund University showed about the benefits of spinach extract.
Green leafy vegetables:
more articles Thylakoid, a compound hidden away in spinach and other green leaves, slows down food digestion and therefore makes us feel fuller, according to research at Lund University in Sweden. A spinach extract high in thylakoids triggered a release of satiety hormones in the intestine, the researchers found.
Eating spinach isn’t enough, however. It has to be crushed, filtrated and centrifuged, freeing the thylakoids from the plant’s cells, since our bodies can’t break it down from fresh spinach directly. The final product, a natural water extract, is different from many plant-based extracts that use organic solvents.
Thylakoids are believed to slow down fat digestion, meaning the whole intestine has time to get involved. Once food enters the distal intestine, satiety hormones are released andsent up to the brain, telling us we are full. Modern, processed foods tend to only utilize the upper intestine, so the key hormones are not released.
“I like to say our intestines are unemployed”, says Professor Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson at Lund University, the researcher behind the findings.
Professor Erlanson-Albertsson knew that if she found a way to slow down fat digestion, she could put our intestines back to work. Since she only dealt with synthetic molecules, she asked her husband, a scientist researching the photosynthesis, if there was a natural molecule that could trigger satiety. He steered her in the direction of thylakoids in green leaves, as they are high in galactolipids.
She found that if human test subjects were given a shot of the spinach extract in the morning, they felt less hungry and had fewer cravings during the day. They subsequently found it easier ... ... Read More
"Thank you for opening up a gym that I can afford to pay for... being a single mother of four is not easy. I appreciate it and now I can focus on myself and getting healthy."
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We just wanted to acknowledge Laura and say that we are very happy to be able to offer affordable rates, and wish her luck on her health and fitness goals! Thanks Laura!
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