When did your athletic career begin?
Like a lot of Canadians, I started to play organized hockey at the age of 5 years old and I am still playing at the age of 59. I also wrestled for my high school and at higher levels. How I trained for wrestling, had a big impact on my understanding of the importance of creating different adaptations through a variety of training methods to maximize technical skill effectiveness
What adversity have you had to overcome as athlete?
My height, I am 5’6, was a big challenge to overcome, I was playing hockey against much taller and bigger guys. But my training as a wrestler enabled me to be have a higher level of conditioning than most of the hockey players I played against. This helped make up for my lack of size.
How has working out impacted your life?
It has had a huge impact and along with proper nutrition, has played a vital role and my physical and mental well being.
How often do you train and for how long?
I train 6 days a week for 45 minutes max including warm up and cool down. I started this type of training schedule when I turned 50. The short intense training sessions allows my body to recover quickly.
What is your our favourite bodyweight exercise?
What is your number #1 fitness tip.
Learning and understanding how the postural system is one of the key elements to increase your fitness and performance level.