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The Health Benefits of Saunas

In the early 2000s, I joined a tennis club that had a great wet sauna, more commonly referred to as, a steam room.  This steam room became a ritual for me during a period of my life where I was not able to do any resistance training due to chronic back pain. When I went back to the gym a …

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Lesley Lander

Lesley has been a Canfitpro Certified Fitness Instructor for more than 25 years. Along with having a busy family with two kids and a full-time job, she teaches 6 different types of classes a week (spinning, total body conditioning, cardio kick, awesome abs…) and is always learning. Lesley also keeps active by running, biking, skiing and taking yoga classes for …

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Amy Camodeca

  When did your athletic career begin? Since I could remember I was always an athlete. Growing up my primary sport was softball, although I was a 3 sport varsity athlete in high school partaking in track, soccer, and softball. I continued my athletic career into college playing Division 1 softball for the University of Vermont. After suffering a major …

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Jason Julian

Bio Jason is the Assistant Vice President National Accounts and Business Development Foresters Financial. He has been in the financial services industry for 26 years. He was a selling broker for 16 years and a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. Jason loves the industry and what we provide for individuals and families. It’s the greatest industry on earth. His …

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Michael Sadler

What type of sports did you play as a child? I played all the usual; sandlot baseball, pee wee hockey, etc. Later in high school I did a little track and field, was on the basketball team and then tried out for the football team, which I would have made had I not blown out my knee (Osgood Schlatter disease) …

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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 …