Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lifesport Coaching

Training for an olympic distance triathlon without proper coaching can be a difficult task even for someone with years of experience in the sport. Training for an Ironman can be that much more daunting. I am quite confident that with 20+ years in the sport I could put together a training program that would get me through an Ironman in a respectable time but Meyrick and I are not looking for omly "respectable". We are hoping to go fast. To that end we will be working with Lifesport Coaching to achieve that goal for 2011. Lifesport is one of the top coaching systems in the sport. Lifesport was the official coaches of Ironman and have names such as Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield on their resume. Meyrick and I are really excited and motivated to work with Lifesport.

Train the Trainer

A couple of weeks ago I attended Innovative Fitness-Port Moody's first year anniversary party. It was a great turn out of friends, relatives, clients abd hopefulli future clients. They incorporated a fundraiser called "Train the Trainer". This event allows the clients to get even with those personal trainers who have been working them so hard during the year. For $50 you got 5 minutes to put the trainer of your choice through the activity of your choice. The trainers were asked to do many things from traditional exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups to singing Christmas carols and even a patriotic, resounding version of O Canada. Everyone had a great time and the trainers were great sports. At the ebd of the evenibg two very well deserving charities received a sizable donation. The Eagle Ridge Hospital and the Michael Cuccione Foundation, The Michael Cuccione Foundation helps fund childhood cancer research. Nuch credit to Meyrick and Chris along with the staff at IF-Port Moody for putting on such a fun evening.