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Workout CFL-style

CFLer Mike Benson is giving Winnipeggers the chance to train like professional football players. Benson will be leading free workouts at The Forks April 20 and 27 at noon. The linebacker played all 18 games for the BC Lions last season. He will focus on high-intensity interval training that is adaptable for different fitness levels and ages. These types of workouts are popular for their ability to burn fat. The workouts will take place under the canopy, or if it rains, in Royal Dance at The Forks. Visit theforks. com/events.

RRC fitness series

Red River College is starting a new activity series called Women and Weights. Certified personal trainer Amanda Pilloud will help female students become more comfortable in the gym. She will discuss training myths, how to start working out, the benefits of exercise, and how to use gym equipment. Pilloud will lead four sessions every Wednesday from April 20 to May 11 at the Notre Dame Campus and four sessions on Wednesdays from May 18 to June 8 at the Exchange District Campus. The classes will run from noon to 12:45 p.m. For more information or to register, visit

Diabetes expo scheduled for Winnipeg

The Annual Canadian Diabetes Association Expo is coming to Winnipeg on April 23. The expo aims to help people living with diabetes on how to self-manage while bringing together and motivating the community. It will feature a keynote speech from Dr. Ali Zentner, an advocate for lifestyle change in the treatment of diabetes, and a question-and-answer session with healthy-eating experts and chefs. The expo will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Wellness Institute and is free for participants. For more information or to register, visit