See the Heart-Pounding Footage of a Bear Come Within Feet of a Woman Working Out
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There is such a beauty to being one with nature when you are exercising or stretching. Whether that is running, biking, hiking, or even pilates. However, if you’re in nature you are bound to find an animal or two when you’re out. However, this animal in the video shown below is not one that anyone would want to come across by surprise.
Mountain Pilates in Canada
The short YouTube clip shown at the top of this blog post takes us to Alberta, Canada. The Move Mountains Pilates YouTube page filmed and shared this video. Jessica runs this YouTube channel. She is a certified STOTT pilates instructor and physiotherapist assistant. Jessica offers a quick word about what she does below.
“I’ve been teaching pilates since 2016 and truly believe it can be used to help people move mountains in their daily lives – every pun intended!”
Bear Approaching Pilates Instructor
As the video starts out, we see that Jessica and her dog, Django are out doing their pilates session with the gorgeous view of the mountains in the background. Jessica is in the middle of explaining the next move to make to her followers on camera. Suddenly, we hear that someone walking by is trying to get her attention.
She says “hi” and then sits up. They have just told her that a bear is close. She turns her head and sees this bear is about 15-20 feet away. Jessica immediately gets up, and she and Django get out as quickly as possible. She notes in her video she didn’t even have the time to grab her shoes or any of her stuff!
Parks Canada tells tourists not to run from bears. Bears can run up to 35 miles per hour. So unless you can run faster than that, it’s not advisable to run. “Give the bear space. Back away slowly and talk in a soft voice. Do not approach the bear or make direct eye contact.”
We see that this Pilates instructor backs away perfectly without startling or threatening this bear in any way.
Do Polar Bears Live in Canada?
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) of the genus Ursus live all throughout Eurasia, Europe, and North America. There are approximately 25,000 polar bears left in the population. Their conservation status is considered to be threatened.
Canada is home to the largest chunk of the polar bear population. Parks Canada estimates there to be 16,000 polar bears that reside in Canada alone. It could very well be that this Pilates instructor was being approached by a polar bear, or at least might see one on another adventure of hers in the mountains!