Janice has been training with us, and leading our run groups since the very beginning. Janice is one of our No. 1 Supporters and has traveled with us to the Grand Canyon, Birch Bay, Big Sur and the West Coast Trail. She has also dragged me to many a marathon over the years, very reluctantly.
Janice is an accomplished runner and triathlete. Jim has coached Janice at her last Ironman in Colorado, helping to improve her overall time by more than 20min! She is very consistent and dedicated, proving this at her first 50 mile race in Whistler this year, where her splits for each 20km loop were within seconds of each other.
Janice also encourages her family to be active and healthy being a great role model for her daughters.
Janice will receive a small gift for being Athlete of the Month
Cody has been training with Nathan for the last couple of years and has noticed significant gains in the strength and size. Cody has a physically demanding job and is kept busy at home with a very active young daughter. Fitness runs in the family with a former Athlete of the Month Taryn for a girlfriend. Cody is also an active outdoors man and tries to eat clean and be a good role model for his family. Keep up the good work!
Georgina has been one of our most consistent, hard working, intense and honest athletes! Georgina keeps the trainers on their toes! She began her training in Small Groups and always provides interesting and colourful commentary to our work-outs. She is one of those people you have to tell other people about before they train together. It's no wonder she was lovingly nicknamed 'licorice'. This year she joined us to run the West Coast Trail, from Nitinat Narrows to Bamfield, BC. 33km of running, hiking, cable cars, and ladders. It was so impressive to see her commit to the training and easily achieve this goal, even though at the very end she was very adamant that 'I'm never doing this again. This is not what I do!'
Georgina got married this summer and as you can see was absolutely stunning at her stag and on her wedding day. (I was limited in the appropriate stag photos) Congratulations Georgina. You are an inspiration to everyone that trains with you and a great role model for your beautiful daughter.
U19 Males U19 Females
1 Owen Sandquist-Sherman 23.29 1 Natalie Winter 24.20
2 Jacob Campol 24.48 2 Cerys Merton 25.55
3 Charlie Burton 26.24 3 Luca Verhaeghe 33.30
4 Treyken Stephen 48.47 4 Laura Webster 36.59
5 Ethan Hoffman 48.48 5 Angela Webster 49.10
6 Jayce Stephen 48.48
40-49 Males 40-49 Females
1 Brian Clements 21.06 1 Vanessa Hoffman 53.55
2 Sheldon Jahn 24.51 1 Cori Stephen 53.55
3 Brock Jackson 27.20
4 Michael Chute 27.31
50-59 Males 50-59 Females
1 Ron Gordon 23.02 1 Heather Sandquist 23.27
2 Mike Sherman 23.29 2 Karen Lunain 29.50
3 Kevin Ross 24.46 3 Linda Walton 44.50
4 Pernell Casey 29.50 4 Anna Webster 54.17
5 Ralph Webster 54.19
1 Mike Cater 22.02
1 Robert Mayne 37.59
Marie has been training with us for a few years and has participated in many of our events. Recently Marie was part of our group running the Nitinat-Bamfield 33km section of the West Coast Trail in July and rocked it! She also ran in the Big Sur Marathon Relay in April. Even though she considers herself a non-runner, she commits to following her training plan to ensure an awesome performance.
Marie has also completed our 2017 Resolution Challenge, completing 2 unassisted pull-ups! Not an easy task.
Marie makes fitness a family affair, bringing her husband to our Run Sessions and Back Health Workshop, as well as her daughter trains with us now to compliment her dancing skills. Her son Kyle has been Athlete of the Month for May 2016 for his accomplishments in training for his sport, rock climbing.
Good work Marie!
Deanna is our come-back athlete of the month. Deanna broke two bones on her foot while out on a training run in February and was completely off of it for a month before she could do any training. Instead of moping around feeling sorry for herself, she got back into the gym once she was able to drive and use a 'boot'. She began water running a couple of times a week with us to keep up her cardio and help with the recovery. She regularly saw her physio and kept up with her upper body training and by April she was able to run a little! With only a few short runs under her belt, she was able to run her 9.2 mile leg at the Big Sur International Marathon Relay on April 30th. Good job Deanna and I'm sure you will get your Half Marathon P.R. this year.
Lorna has been training with us since we started at Walton Elem. She has always been fit and trim, but lately has really challenged herself to be in the best shape ever. She is gaining strength and toning up her whole body. She is a keener and hates to wait, waste time or slow down. Even her ITB injury hasn't slowed her down, but she is finally taking time to get it treated.
Lorna is back into running and we are trying to convince her to join us for a fall half marathon.
Good work Lorna! Lorna received a small gift for her hard work.
Taryn has been training with us since before we started FreeStyle Fitness and we needed clients for our practicum. Then she took some time off for her pregnancy and child raising. She has been back at it for the last couple of years and has been making tremendous gains in her fitness. She has adapted a healthy lifestyle for her and her young family. She sneaks vegetables in her casseroles and has inspired her boyfriend Cody to focus on his strength training with Nathan.
Taryn received a small gift for being our Athlete of the Month. Good job Taryn!
Here are some before and after photos:
Our 2017 Resolution Challenge is over! Our athletes tell us about their goals and what they've learned. Each athlete has won 1 month free training
KM: Goal: 1 full push up. I was really struggling with push ups and wanted to improve on them. Now I can do more push ups in workouts in harder positions not yet full push ups but close.
Learned: ...when you work hard for a goal you get results although I've also learned that those results can take awhile to show themselves.
Moving forward: I'm going to keep challenging myself by thinking of that feeling of accomplishment that I got from when I did my first and only full push up. I want to feel that again and again when I surpass my goal when I can do 10 full push ups.
EC: Goal: Weight loss and fitting into jeans. ...my weight had gone down in the beginning but has been the same now for a think a month . I feel more toned and in shape and my jeans fit!... By the way I am wearing my great cargo pants today
Learned: ...having the challenge has made a positive difference on how I feel, eat and of course the amount if water I drink .
Moving forward: I will continue with my sit-ups and cardio and persevere to get those arms and back toned !
Chris Hughes, Certified Trainer and Jim Winter, Events Coach