1-How long have you been a member at Studeo55?
Since about June 2013.
2-Why did you decide on Studeo55?
I had been with my previous gym for about 20 years and, while I loved the people, trainers
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and gym, I needed to up my game and was ready for a change. Studeo55 had been recommended to me a few times, but like with any relationship, it was difficult to part ways, but I took the plunge just over a year ago and haven’t regretted a single moment. I needed that extra push which Studeo has given me in more ways than one! I needed to get out of my rut and once I made the decision, I cut the chord and never looked back. It was the one of my better decisions. Another important feature I was looking for was a family feel. My previous gym exuded that and I wanted to go to something with a similar feel. I’m so happy that not only did I find a gym that pushes and challenges me, but it also has a nice family feel. I should mention that I love how encouraging and supportive everyone is.
3-What are some of the changes you have noticed in your health, body and overall performance since starting at Studeo55?
For years I had thought my form and execution of exercises – i.e. burpees were done correctly. Uhhhh, was I wrong! Studeo has made me re-evaluate my form, health and effort. Since joining, I have pushed myself more than I thought I was capable of and with that came results. Jana’s words ring in my head when I think about what to eat – i.e. what purpose does that food you’re thinking of eating really serve – what purpose does that donut serve? Well, aside from being mouthwateringly good, I guess nothing, but in the same breath she has always said not to beat yourself up over a cheat day. Jana has many other words of wisdom, but too little time and space to list them all. My challenges and negotiations to Milan, Marc or any other trainer with “why do I have to do that?” and their blank stare and response of “just do it” has made my overall strength better. I may have words, but at the end of the day it’s that push that has helped me get stronger, healthier and even more fit. I’ve noticed that the hardwork has come off with great results such as lifting more weight than I ever thought I could, running faster for a longer period of time, etc.
I guess I have noticed some body changes, but I honestly get such a high on working out and accepting the challenges imposed on me that I don’t notice and think about the changes until asked.
4-What advice would you give to someone with regards to starting at Studeo55?
Hmmmm, at the end of the day, the first step is showing up. Sometimes that’s the hardest step, but once you show up, the rest will slowly fall into place. What do they say??? It takes 21 days for something to become a habit. 21 days may sound like a long time, but it really does fly by.
5-What is your favorite training exercise?
Maybe the question for me should be, what don’t I like. Seriously, I love almost everything, but I do love intense cardio type of exercises that gets my heart rate up.
6-What is your favorite activity outside Studeo55?
Hanging out with my 2 favourite men. Do they workout like a crazy fiend like myself? Not if they have any say in the matter. I also like heading out on my bike (fair weather riding only), running, cooking – just to name a few.
7-If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you?
My 2 favourite men, raft, wine and wine opener. Well, I need a wine opener to open the wine!
8-What is something about you that would surprise others?
I really am a shy person.
9-How would you give away $50,000?
Half to a dog shelter and the other half to assisting families dealing with Alzheimers
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10-Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
My mom is my hero. She was the wisest person I know, but tough as nails. Yet, so compassionate all in the same breath. She would never accept defeat and would exhaust every avenue until the task was done. I think I get my energy from her cause she could go
and go like the energizer bunny. She would make me look like a slacker.