Winter Training @ Afterburn Fitness
Program: Sundays (12 weeks): 8:00-10:00 AM, January 6th to March 24th,  Cost: $175
Coach: Terence Yu        Program Coordinator:  Lolita Uy
Indoor winter training is a key part of preparations for a successful season no matter what level of team you paddle for.  Club member Lolita Uy has arranged this training program with Andrew Liew at Afterburn Fitness where we have been going for many years.  They have a gym for circuit training and a specially built paddle pool that closely simulates paddling a dragon boat. Video review will also be incorporated into the program on a regular basis.

The cost is $175 for the 12-week program. It includes an hour of pool paddling with a dragon boat coach (8-9 AM) and then an hour of circuit training with a fitness instructor (9-10 AM). The program is designed to push you technically and physically, but at your own pace.  Everyone is welcome.

>>> A CAR-POOL PICK-UP WILL BE ARRANGED AT YONGE and COLLEGE at 7:15 AM Sunday mornings for those interested. 

If you have any questions, please contact LOLITA at: lolitauy65 @, or Tim via or phone (647-971-7332).

Payment is $175.00 and can be sent to

Latest News (Jan. 4th):  There are one or two seats left in this program.  Please contact Lolita ASAP if you are winter training.  We are now just a few days away from the first session and everyone should have read the e-mail from Lolita dated Monday December 31st with details on what to wear, what to expect, etc.  Our fabulous fitness and paddle coach Terence Yu will look after us well over the 12-week program.

 1. Lolita Uy.              13. Martin Franklin.
 2. Kelly Ziger             14. Susan Gropp. 
 3. Jack Leong.             15. Simona Burlacu.
 4Susan Bouza.            16. Ana Maria De Valencia. 
 5. Edwin Huang           17. Janice Lambrakos.
 6. Shauna Wright         18. Nelson Grondin.
 7. Tim MacFarlane.         19. Leah Palmer.
 8. Lorraine Molloy.        20. Anwesha Sen
 9. Anitha Cyriac.          21. Mary Markwell.
10. Janelle Rose          22. 
11. Wendy Auger.            23.   
12. Diane Gropp.

There are others joining the separate weekday programs at Afterburn Fitness: Nancy Martin, Shalini, Geri Arellano-Sison, Janine Arellano, Janelle Rose, Marcelo, etc.     
 Members (2019)

​Start your season here... Fitness and Pool Paddling
​Start your season here... Fitness and Pool Paddling
The Monday crew at the March 17th training session on St Patrick's Day.
15 of our 26 paddlers (2014) hamming it up for the camera!
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 1. Albert Fong             12. Lolita Uy
 2. Baxter Cutinha          13. Mike Carsell
 3. Charmaine Cutinha       14. Shalini Venkataramaiah
 4. Collette Valliear       15. Shivonne Skinner
 5. Heeduk Choi             16. Sonya Gotziaman
 6. Ilona Perkins           17. Susan Bouza
 7. Jack Leong              18. Tam Seto
 8. Janelle Rose            19. Theresa Seto
 9. Janice Lambrakos        20. Tim MacFarlane
10. Jennifer Wentworth      21. Tracey Jensen
11. Kelly Ziger             22. Wendy Auger
 Members (2017 - two years ago)

 1. Lolita Uy.         13. Wendy Auger.
 2. Mike Carsell.      14. Anitha Cyriac.
 3. Shalini V.         15. Gustavo Gil.
 4. Ilona Perkins.     16. B. A.
 5. Jack Leong.        17. Lukasz Kurek.
 6. Janelle Rose.      18. Ashley Williams.
 7. Susan Bouza.       19. Brenda Johansen.
 8. Tim MacFarlane.    20. Maria Dorsey.
 9. Tracey Jensen.     21. Diane Gropp.
10. Kelly Ziger.       22. Lorraine Malloy.
11. Tam Seto (guest).  23. Susan Gropp.
12. Estelle Rulton.    24. Simona Burlacu.
 Members (2018 - Last year)