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Greg Cheek

Greg Cheek is a lot of things. Seriously, a lot of things. He’s a motivational speaker, a combat veteran who served for twenty years, a winner of the US Army Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, a cancer survivor, a marathon runner and an author. Possibly more important than all of those, and let’s face it, because of all of those, he …

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Jordan Wagman

Meet award-winning chef, teacher, advocate, husband, dad, musician, hockey coach, sales person, manager and psoriasis conqueror — Jordan Wagman. He wears each title as a badge of honor and takes on each role with precision and tremendous passion. Jordan’s unique culinary journey began over campfires in Northern Ontario’s Algonquin Park and progressed to the kitchens of some of the top …

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Valerie Parkes Backunowicz

When I was young, I was not what you would call an “active kid”. At school I hated competitive sports and physical education in general.  In my teens I loved reading, writing and the only physical activity I enjoyed (and was passionate about) was horseback riding; which I only did once a week. Most of my adult life I have been …

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Jorge Ramos

Bio Jorge Ramos is Vice President of Shepherd Life and Health –  a successful insurance brokerage in Toronto specializing in the unique needs of entrepreneurs and the sports industry.   He has been in the insurance industry for 23 years and is well known as an expert on insurance.    1. When did your athletic career begin? At age 40, …

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Deirdre Quinn

When did your athletic career/interest in athletics begin? I’ve always been athletic in some form or fashion since elementary school. I played soccer, basketball and softball throughout my high school years. Running was my real love, but my school did not offer it at the time, so I joined programs outside of the school that did include track. I got …

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Peter Field

Age: 55 Bio Peter is an avid runner and triathlete who also enjoys hot yoga. He works for the Canadian Government and lost his sight, in its entirety when he was a teenager. Never one to slow down, Peter often embarks on long distance bike rides and solo camping trips. He also competed in the Canadian National Championships in 1989 …

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Scott Morrow

AGE: 47 SCOTT’S BIO Scott is the Regional Vice President, Individual, Eastern Canada with Equitable Life. He is married with two teenage boys and a golden retriever. Competed in Ironman Canada in 2009, 2010, and various marathons including Boston. Scott has shifted his focus to cycling (road, mountain and cyclocross) and enjoying the friendly competition of riding with friends and cycling club (Morning Glory …

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Ori Hofmekler

AGE: 64 ORI’S BIO Ori Hofmekler, a modern renaissance man whose formative military experience prompted a life interest in survival science. He graduated the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and received a degree in Human Sciences by the Hebrew University. As editor-in-chief of Mind and Muscle Power magazine, Ori introduced his diet approach to the public to immediate acclaim from readers …

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Israel Blume

AGE: 62 ISRAEL’S BIO Israel Blume is the President of Coincident Speaker Technology, a company he began because he was dissatisfied with speakers that were currently available. Israel applies that same attention to his training, diet and overall fitness level. Suffice it to say he is at the top of the speaker world and in top shape 🙂 You can get more details …

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Johnny Olsen

JOHNNY’S BIO Johnny is a truly remarkable athlete who has devoted a lifetime to building and sculpting his body.  He has overcome personal adversity, which we will touch on later. He continued to train at an elite level and now at the age of 56, he has maintained a body and a level of fitness that is the envy of people …