CanScribe Fitness Challenge

Are you looking for an excuse to get active? Are you working out and just need something different? Well, CanScribe is putting on a fitness challenge! We are two amazing physiotherapists coming in to lead fitness classes, teach us about maintaining our fitness and health, busting myths, and teaching us the most effective ways to workout to avoid injury!

Why Join the Fitness Challenge

This fitness challenge is totally optional. If you are looking for a reason to start your fitness goals, we want you to join us! With two amazing Physiotherapists recording fitness videos and answering questions for us, we wanted to give you the option to join!

Every week multiple videos will be uploaded to this page, and our YouTube channel where you can follow along with your fitness goals. There will be multiple progressions to make exercises easier, or more difficult.

The fitness challenge starts on March 3rd, 2021 and ends on April 2nd, 2021. All of the exercises can be done from home, and there is no obligation to do them if you do not want to.

If you would like to follow along, enter your information in the form, so we can keep you up to date!

Note: CanScribe and its contractors are not liable for any injuries or any damage done through the workouts. By entering the fitness challenge you agree to take responsibility for your actions during the workouts.

Meet Your Fitness Leaders

Jonathan McNulty

Jon received his Bachelor of Human Kinetics at University of British Columbia – Okanagan in Kelowna BC, graduating in 2016. He then completed his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta. He has been working as a Physiotherapy intern in Calgary AB for the past year.

Jon’s treatment philosophy is to prioritize treatment techniques and plans that will ensure his patients are injury free for the long term and for his patients to feel in control of their injuries and rehabilitation. His primary tool for rehabilitation is progressive exercise programming based on patient injury and needs. Jon loves to learn and enjoys furthering his training to ensure all his patients are getting the best possible physiotherapist.

In his free time, when the world was normal, Jon enjoys playing a variety of sports. He was playing soccer, volleyball and basketball in competitive community leagues. And now enjoys golfing as much as financially possible. He also shamelessly enjoys anything to do with Harry Potter.

Sydney Chodan

Sydney graduated with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2019 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, both completed at the University of Alberta. She comes from an athletic background and has experienced injuries of her own which originally inspired her passion for physiotherapy.

Sydney’s treatment philosophy is all about getting patients back to what they love to do using a combination of exercise prescription, education, manual therapy and therapeutic modalities. Her priority is finding the treatment techniques that will ensure her patients are injury-free over the long term and for her patients to feel in control of their injuries and rehabilitation. She loves to learn and enjoys furthering her training through additional educational courses.

Outside of the clinic, Sydney enjoys playing competitive ringette, running, skiing and reading.


Set Your Baseline

Follow along in the below video to set your fitness baseline. You can write down your results and keep them to be used at the end of the fitness challenge. Below are the baseline items you need! If you do not feel comfortable performing any baseline test, please feel free to skip it.

  1. Your weight
  2. Your pushup results
  3. Your situp results
  4. Your step test results
  5. Your vertical jump results

At the end of the challenge you can compare your baseline results to your new results. These baseline measurements are fundamental measurements used by physiotherapists and are standardized in practice.


The below table contains standarized data for the average person at specific ages.

The Workouts

March 5th, 2021


March 8th, 2021


March 10th, 2021


March 12th, 2021

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Robert was born in Midland, Ontario on January 11, 1953 and passed away in Nanaimo on November 20, 2009. Robert was the youngest of three. I was the oldest, Doug was the middle child. Our mother and father were divorced when we were very young. Our mother remarried a man who had three sons and then another girl and another boy was born. So there was eight of us altogether. Robert moved to Toronto, Ontario after high school and worked in various jobs there. He then moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1976 and on to British Columbia in 1977. He lived in Vancouver, Victoria, and finally resided in Nanaimo. Robert had a great sense of determination and optimism. The more he could learn, the happier he was. He continued his education in B.C. at Simon Fraser University. He also took courses in the culinary field and worked as a chef for many years. He also studied law and worked as a paralegal. He studied religions and languages (he could speak many languages) and took many computer courses. He took a Medical Terminology Course, and Emergency First Aid which included CPR.

Unfortunately, Robert's health was never great. He was born a "Blue Baby" and not expected to live. He lived with the HIV virus and with cancer. This was a big factor in his determination to be able to work at home and was why he was taking the Medical Transcription course. Robert was involved with various charitable organizations for many, many years. He cooked numerous meals at food kitchens for the homeless, especially at Christmas and other holidays. He spent time at various senior centers, volunteering, and visiting the residents there. He was an active volunteer at the Nanaimo Parole Citizen Advisory Committee and one of the outstanding jobs he completed for them was their Committee By-laws.

I am very proud of the things that my brother achieved in his lifetime. I have received so many letters, calls and cards since his passing, all of them telling me how much he was liked and how much he will be missed. Robert spent most of his time helping others. I'm attaching a couple of pictures, one when he was very young. If there is any other information you need, please let me know. Thank you again for setting up this scholarship. It means so much to me that his name will carry on. And I know he would be extremely pleased that his name was helping others. That was his number one goal in his life - to help others.


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