Fitness

Why you should try archery

The empowering sport is can be done year-round and is perfect for all ages. Canada's top archer tells us why she loves the sport.


Archery may be suddenly trendy (Katniss and Hawkeye both draw a fancy Hoyt bow), but little has actually changed since our hunter-gatherer days — it all still comes down to focus, strength and patience.

In a sport where every millimetre counts, archery forces you to shut out distractions, keep a solid core and think about your form, says 24-year-old Georcy-Stéphanie Thiffeault Picard, Canada’s top-ranked archer, who will be competing at the Pan Am Games this month. “I forget all the other stuff in my life to focus on the target,” she says. “After shooting, I always feel lighter.”

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