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Supporting Canadian Athletes

In August, Canadians will be flocking to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. For those of us not lucky enough to be in attendance, we'll be glued to the tube to see if the Canadian "Own the Podium" program is still putting our athletes where they belong (at least in our eyes) - that is,…
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Creating the Ideal Fitness Facility

In the last few decades, few trends have seen the positive growth and acceptance that the need for a gym or fitness club for "everyday people" has.  It was thought, just a little over 50 years ago, that working out and exercise would wear the body out faster. We've come a long way, and so…
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Wrestling is All About the Mat

The art and sport of wrestling requires a few pieces of safety equipment, but the most important is definitely the mat. Why? Because the majority of the sport takes place with bodies in significant contact with the mat, sometimes with the weight of the opponent added on top. Even training and learning holds are about…
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The Fastest Man-Powered Movement on Ice

Speed skating is the fastest man-powered movement on ice, but how did it get to the speeds of almost 50 kilometers an hour seen in races now? Although the Dutch used skates as a means of transportation along canals in the winter, it is the English who are credited with the first speed skating race…
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Happy Landings While Climbing

Some forms of exercise are here to stay. Dance classes, speed walking, crossfit and it's safe to say that rock climbing can be added to the list. While the origins of rock climbing are obviously outdoor, inclement weather push the sport indoors with the development of climbing gyms. One of the most important aspects of…
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Foam Suitable for Downward Dog and More

What is a yoga studio without foam? Uncomfortable. From foam blocks and bolsters to traditional rolled up foam mats, BFF can help. Positioning blocks are important for those with physical limitations as well as for newcomers who need easy entry into more difficult positions. We can provide the firm foam blocks needed in standard sizes…
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Flip Into Foam

  Of all the activities kids and adults engage in, gymnastics has perhaps the greatest need for foam safety products. With all the high-flying, twisting, spinning and jumping, floor mats, foam pits, spotting blocks and more are necessary to keep participants and coaches safe. To ensure proper safety coverage, gymnastic centres rely on a variety…
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Better Flooring for Dojos

Martial arts training can be rough and tumble and requires supportive as well as forgiving surfaces. Whether it's karate, judo, jiu jitsu or another type of marital arts, the dojo needs foam products to keep participants safe. Pads for kicks and punches need to have smooth covers so that when a body part connects, there…
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Stopping the Rocks – Bumpers in Curling

Any sport where participants throw stones along ice must be rough. It takes well-designed bumpers to divide an ice rink into several curling sheet surfaces and keep those stones contained. At BFF Athletics, we know all about durable. Whether division is necessary to help newbies learn and keep the rocks confined, or it\'s a tournament…
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