Athlete of Month

Jamie Robinson
Member name:

Jamie Robinson

Athlete of the month: May 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

J:My wife and I have been married for almost 7 years. We have two boys, Ryder (8) and Hunter (5). I grew up in Beaverlodge but have been living in GP for 13 years now.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2MAX?

J: Since June of 2017

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

J: My wife Keltie started at VO2 a few months before me and it inspired me to start going as well. We also have really good friends that have been members for a long time and encouraged us to give it a try.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

J: I like all gymnastics movements but my favorite are Muscle ups.

V:What do you do for work?

J: I am a journeyman electrical & instrumentation tech.

V:What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

J:I’ve played competitive sports my whole life but this is the first time joining a gym. Also one of my front teeth are missing!! LOL (Hockey)

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

J: This year I have competed in my first Crossfit Open, which was challenging and fun. It was exciting to see how much I have accomplished since joining VO2! I honestly couldn’t have achieved my goals without the encouragement and dedication of all coaches. VO2MAX really is a community, one that I’m proud to be apart of!

 

Karson & Amy Starkey
Member name:

Karson & Amy Starkey

Athlete of the month: April 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

K/A: We have known each other since high school and have been married for almost three years now! We live in Sexsmith with our two pups, Mia and Mya. Our free time is spent travelling and we do as much hiking and backpacking in the summer as we can.

V:How long have you been a member of VO2max?

K/A: We have been members since 2014!

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2MAX?

K: My wife said I was getting fat and if I wanted to keep eating junk food I had to workout.

A: My sister-in-law Mallory worked there at the time and convinced me to go to my first class. Been hooked ever since!

V: What is your favourite movement?

K: Back squats and airbike sprints.

A: Snatches, front squats, and gymnasty stuff (thanks to Ryan).

V: What do you do for work?

K: Apprentice mechanic and machinist, journeyman welder.

A: Pharmacist

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

K: I have an impressive assembled Lego collection.

A: I have no athletic background before starting at VO2. I was the kid growing up that hated gym class.

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

A: I love being a part of such a like-minded community of people and I have

SHARI ROWNEY
Member name:

SHARI ROWNEY

Athlete of the month: MARCH 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

S: I am 42 years old and grew up on a farm near Sexsmith with three younger siblings. After moving several times, I now live in Grande Prairie with my husband and two teenage sons. I was fortunate to be the first graduating class of teachers from the Grande Prairie Regional College. I taught in Valhalla, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie before having my boys.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2max?

S: I became a member in February 2016.

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

S: Initially I started at another studio and a client there kept saying ‘you have to try VO2, they have the best instructors’ but I was a little intimidated. I am so grateful that I have such an inspiring place to come to everyday.

V: What is your favorite workout/movement?

S: I love it all! Tammy’s inspired flow is so amazing. I enjoy learning challenging poses especially arm balances and headstands. I actually like burpees and jump squats in 40 degree heat (thanks Janine!)

V: What do you do for work?

S: I am an elementary/junior high teacher and so blessed to have homeschooled my two boys for the last ten years. During the year I organize the track and field events for 150 kids and I am on the executive for the speed skating club for the past 8 years.

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Three years ago I was 95lbs and had no strength at all. I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes and I had never tried yoga. After my first month, I loved yoga so much I booked a two week trip to India. My husband thought I was nuts!

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

S: I am so grateful to everyone at VO2, it has really changed my life to be accepted as part of a team that works hard and is so supportive. Thank you!

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON
Member name:

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON

Athlete of the month: FEBRUARY 2018
Details

V: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES?

E: I am 24 years old, from Goose Bay, NL, a town in central Labrador where hockey was all I lived. I moved to Grande Prairie in 2014 for work.

C: I am 26 years old. I came from a small town of about 120 people, on the GNP in Newfoundland. In 2014 Eric and I moved to Grande Prairie. I also have an English Mastiff who I dearly love.

V: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MEMBERS AT VO2MAX?

E: I have been at VO2max since June 2017.

C: I have been at VO2max since January 2017.

V: WHAT LEAD YOU TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY’S WITH US?

E: Chelsea had started before me and really liked it, so I decided to give it a try.

C: I went to other bootcamps around the city but I needed more, so I gave VO2 a try and it was a great decision.  They haven’t let me down yet!!

V: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT/MOVEMENT?

E: Cleans and HSPU

C: Definitely Cleans

V: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

E: I am a millwright for Weir SPM. I mainly rebuild pumps, and have been doing it for 3 years.

C:I am a drafter/designer at an electrical engineering company.

V: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

E: Hockey was a huge part of my life, but since I found CrossFit, I would rather attend a CrossFit class then go play a game of hockey.

C: I would rather do burpees then run!

V: IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD, PLEASE FEEL FREE!

C: VO2Max has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. CrossFit is not always done as a team but you have other athletes around you, pushing you to your limits. It is an amazing environment and I really enjoy the drive it gives me. It’s only been a year but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as I continue my CrossFit journey.

JASON ROBIDEAU
Member name:

JASON ROBIDEAU

Athlete of the month: JANUARY 2018
Details

Q – Tell us a bit about yourself?

A – I was born and raised in Grande Prairie and I am turning 40 in March. I live with my Girlfriend and her 2 boys just east of town.

Q- How long have you been a member at VO2Max?

A – I attended my first bootcamp January 2017

Q – What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

A – In October 2016 I became the heaviest I had ever been and was really out of shape. I dusted off the treadmill and started to exercise a couple times a week. In January my youngest brother had said he went to a bootcamp at VO2, I asked a good friend that had been going for a while if I would die if I went and she said “ya probably, but you should go”. The next Saturday I went and found out what a burpee was.

Q – What is your favorite workout/movement?

A – I can’t say I have a favorite, as I have progressed they all become my favorite. When you can’t climb a rope and all of the sudden you get to the top its your new fav, when you flip the box taller because you can jump higher its your new fav. Pull ups, dead lifts all became favorites as I got stronger. Just not burpee’s yet.

Q – What do you do for work?

A – I am a millwright for a oil and gas company.

Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A – Most people will be surprised to learn I am being considered an athlete so we will let them get used to that first.

If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

I am grateful for the support and the encouragement from all the coaches at VO2. This is the first time in my life I have stuck with regular exercise for more than 6 months. My friend told me nobody is going to judge you when you’re at VO2 ’cause they are all too busy trying to catch their breath too. She was right.

Jamie Robinson
Member name:

Jamie Robinson

Athlete of the month: May 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

J:My wife and I have been married for almost 7 years. We have two boys, Ryder (8) and Hunter (5). I grew up in Beaverlodge but have been living in GP for 13 years now.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2MAX?

J: Since June of 2017

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

J: My wife Keltie started at VO2 a few months before me and it inspired me to start going as well. We also have really good friends that have been members for a long time and encouraged us to give it a try.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

J: I like all gymnastics movements but my favorite are Muscle ups.

V:What do you do for work?

J: I am a journeyman electrical & instrumentation tech.

V:What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

J:I’ve played competitive sports my whole life but this is the first time joining a gym. Also one of my front teeth are missing!! LOL (Hockey)

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

J: This year I have competed in my first Crossfit Open, which was challenging and fun. It was exciting to see how much I have accomplished since joining VO2! I honestly couldn’t have achieved my goals without the encouragement and dedication of all coaches. VO2MAX really is a community, one that I’m proud to be apart of!

 

Karson & Amy Starkey
Member name:

Karson & Amy Starkey

Athlete of the month: April 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

K/A: We have known each other since high school and have been married for almost three years now! We live in Sexsmith with our two pups, Mia and Mya. Our free time is spent travelling and we do as much hiking and backpacking in the summer as we can.

V:How long have you been a member of VO2max?

K/A: We have been members since 2014!

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2MAX?

K: My wife said I was getting fat and if I wanted to keep eating junk food I had to workout.

A: My sister-in-law Mallory worked there at the time and convinced me to go to my first class. Been hooked ever since!

V: What is your favourite movement?

K: Back squats and airbike sprints.

A: Snatches, front squats, and gymnasty stuff (thanks to Ryan).

V: What do you do for work?

K: Apprentice mechanic and machinist, journeyman welder.

A: Pharmacist

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

K: I have an impressive assembled Lego collection.

A: I have no athletic background before starting at VO2. I was the kid growing up that hated gym class.

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

A: I love being a part of such a like-minded community of people and I have

SHARI ROWNEY
Member name:

SHARI ROWNEY

Athlete of the month: MARCH 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

S: I am 42 years old and grew up on a farm near Sexsmith with three younger siblings. After moving several times, I now live in Grande Prairie with my husband and two teenage sons. I was fortunate to be the first graduating class of teachers from the Grande Prairie Regional College. I taught in Valhalla, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie before having my boys.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2max?

S: I became a member in February 2016.

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

S: Initially I started at another studio and a client there kept saying ‘you have to try VO2, they have the best instructors’ but I was a little intimidated. I am so grateful that I have such an inspiring place to come to everyday.

V: What is your favorite workout/movement?

S: I love it all! Tammy’s inspired flow is so amazing. I enjoy learning challenging poses especially arm balances and headstands. I actually like burpees and jump squats in 40 degree heat (thanks Janine!)

V: What do you do for work?

S: I am an elementary/junior high teacher and so blessed to have homeschooled my two boys for the last ten years. During the year I organize the track and field events for 150 kids and I am on the executive for the speed skating club for the past 8 years.

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Three years ago I was 95lbs and had no strength at all. I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes and I had never tried yoga. After my first month, I loved yoga so much I booked a two week trip to India. My husband thought I was nuts!

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

S: I am so grateful to everyone at VO2, it has really changed my life to be accepted as part of a team that works hard and is so supportive. Thank you!

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON
Member name:

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON

Athlete of the month: FEBRUARY 2018
Details

V: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES?

E: I am 24 years old, from Goose Bay, NL, a town in central Labrador where hockey was all I lived. I moved to Grande Prairie in 2014 for work.

C: I am 26 years old. I came from a small town of about 120 people, on the GNP in Newfoundland. In 2014 Eric and I moved to Grande Prairie. I also have an English Mastiff who I dearly love.

V: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MEMBERS AT VO2MAX?

E: I have been at VO2max since June 2017.

C: I have been at VO2max since January 2017.

V: WHAT LEAD YOU TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY’S WITH US?

E: Chelsea had started before me and really liked it, so I decided to give it a try.

C: I went to other bootcamps around the city but I needed more, so I gave VO2 a try and it was a great decision.  They haven’t let me down yet!!

V: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT/MOVEMENT?

E: Cleans and HSPU

C: Definitely Cleans

V: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

E: I am a millwright for Weir SPM. I mainly rebuild pumps, and have been doing it for 3 years.

C:I am a drafter/designer at an electrical engineering company.

V: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

E: Hockey was a huge part of my life, but since I found CrossFit, I would rather attend a CrossFit class then go play a game of hockey.

C: I would rather do burpees then run!

V: IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD, PLEASE FEEL FREE!

C: VO2Max has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. CrossFit is not always done as a team but you have other athletes around you, pushing you to your limits. It is an amazing environment and I really enjoy the drive it gives me. It’s only been a year but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as I continue my CrossFit journey.

JASON ROBIDEAU
Member name:

JASON ROBIDEAU

Athlete of the month: JANUARY 2018
Details

Q – Tell us a bit about yourself?

A – I was born and raised in Grande Prairie and I am turning 40 in March. I live with my Girlfriend and her 2 boys just east of town.

Q- How long have you been a member at VO2Max?

A – I attended my first bootcamp January 2017

Q – What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

A – In October 2016 I became the heaviest I had ever been and was really out of shape. I dusted off the treadmill and started to exercise a couple times a week. In January my youngest brother had said he went to a bootcamp at VO2, I asked a good friend that had been going for a while if I would die if I went and she said “ya probably, but you should go”. The next Saturday I went and found out what a burpee was.

Q – What is your favorite workout/movement?

A – I can’t say I have a favorite, as I have progressed they all become my favorite. When you can’t climb a rope and all of the sudden you get to the top its your new fav, when you flip the box taller because you can jump higher its your new fav. Pull ups, dead lifts all became favorites as I got stronger. Just not burpee’s yet.

Q – What do you do for work?

A – I am a millwright for a oil and gas company.

Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A – Most people will be surprised to learn I am being considered an athlete so we will let them get used to that first.

If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

I am grateful for the support and the encouragement from all the coaches at VO2. This is the first time in my life I have stuck with regular exercise for more than 6 months. My friend told me nobody is going to judge you when you’re at VO2 ’cause they are all too busy trying to catch their breath too. She was right.

Jamie Robinson
Member name:

Jamie Robinson

Athlete of the month: May 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

J:My wife and I have been married for almost 7 years. We have two boys, Ryder (8) and Hunter (5). I grew up in Beaverlodge but have been living in GP for 13 years now.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2MAX?

J: Since June of 2017

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

J: My wife Keltie started at VO2 a few months before me and it inspired me to start going as well. We also have really good friends that have been members for a long time and encouraged us to give it a try.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

J: I like all gymnastics movements but my favorite are Muscle ups.

V:What do you do for work?

J: I am a journeyman electrical & instrumentation tech.

V:What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

J:I’ve played competitive sports my whole life but this is the first time joining a gym. Also one of my front teeth are missing!! LOL (Hockey)

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

J: This year I have competed in my first Crossfit Open, which was challenging and fun. It was exciting to see how much I have accomplished since joining VO2! I honestly couldn’t have achieved my goals without the encouragement and dedication of all coaches. VO2MAX really is a community, one that I’m proud to be apart of!

 

Karson & Amy Starkey
Member name:

Karson & Amy Starkey

Athlete of the month: April 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

K/A: We have known each other since high school and have been married for almost three years now! We live in Sexsmith with our two pups, Mia and Mya. Our free time is spent travelling and we do as much hiking and backpacking in the summer as we can.

V:How long have you been a member of VO2max?

K/A: We have been members since 2014!

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2MAX?

K: My wife said I was getting fat and if I wanted to keep eating junk food I had to workout.

A: My sister-in-law Mallory worked there at the time and convinced me to go to my first class. Been hooked ever since!

V: What is your favourite movement?

K: Back squats and airbike sprints.

A: Snatches, front squats, and gymnasty stuff (thanks to Ryan).

V: What do you do for work?

K: Apprentice mechanic and machinist, journeyman welder.

A: Pharmacist

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

K: I have an impressive assembled Lego collection.

A: I have no athletic background before starting at VO2. I was the kid growing up that hated gym class.

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

A: I love being a part of such a like-minded community of people and I have

SHARI ROWNEY
Member name:

SHARI ROWNEY

Athlete of the month: MARCH 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

S: I am 42 years old and grew up on a farm near Sexsmith with three younger siblings. After moving several times, I now live in Grande Prairie with my husband and two teenage sons. I was fortunate to be the first graduating class of teachers from the Grande Prairie Regional College. I taught in Valhalla, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie before having my boys.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2max?

S: I became a member in February 2016.

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

S: Initially I started at another studio and a client there kept saying ‘you have to try VO2, they have the best instructors’ but I was a little intimidated. I am so grateful that I have such an inspiring place to come to everyday.

V: What is your favorite workout/movement?

S: I love it all! Tammy’s inspired flow is so amazing. I enjoy learning challenging poses especially arm balances and headstands. I actually like burpees and jump squats in 40 degree heat (thanks Janine!)

V: What do you do for work?

S: I am an elementary/junior high teacher and so blessed to have homeschooled my two boys for the last ten years. During the year I organize the track and field events for 150 kids and I am on the executive for the speed skating club for the past 8 years.

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Three years ago I was 95lbs and had no strength at all. I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes and I had never tried yoga. After my first month, I loved yoga so much I booked a two week trip to India. My husband thought I was nuts!

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

S: I am so grateful to everyone at VO2, it has really changed my life to be accepted as part of a team that works hard and is so supportive. Thank you!

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON
Member name:

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON

Athlete of the month: FEBRUARY 2018
Details

V: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES?

E: I am 24 years old, from Goose Bay, NL, a town in central Labrador where hockey was all I lived. I moved to Grande Prairie in 2014 for work.

C: I am 26 years old. I came from a small town of about 120 people, on the GNP in Newfoundland. In 2014 Eric and I moved to Grande Prairie. I also have an English Mastiff who I dearly love.

V: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MEMBERS AT VO2MAX?

E: I have been at VO2max since June 2017.

C: I have been at VO2max since January 2017.

V: WHAT LEAD YOU TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY’S WITH US?

E: Chelsea had started before me and really liked it, so I decided to give it a try.

C: I went to other bootcamps around the city but I needed more, so I gave VO2 a try and it was a great decision.  They haven’t let me down yet!!

V: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT/MOVEMENT?

E: Cleans and HSPU

C: Definitely Cleans

V: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

E: I am a millwright for Weir SPM. I mainly rebuild pumps, and have been doing it for 3 years.

C:I am a drafter/designer at an electrical engineering company.

V: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

E: Hockey was a huge part of my life, but since I found CrossFit, I would rather attend a CrossFit class then go play a game of hockey.

C: I would rather do burpees then run!

V: IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD, PLEASE FEEL FREE!

C: VO2Max has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. CrossFit is not always done as a team but you have other athletes around you, pushing you to your limits. It is an amazing environment and I really enjoy the drive it gives me. It’s only been a year but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as I continue my CrossFit journey.

JASON ROBIDEAU
Member name:

JASON ROBIDEAU

Athlete of the month: JANUARY 2018
Details

Q – Tell us a bit about yourself?

A – I was born and raised in Grande Prairie and I am turning 40 in March. I live with my Girlfriend and her 2 boys just east of town.

Q- How long have you been a member at VO2Max?

A – I attended my first bootcamp January 2017

Q – What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

A – In October 2016 I became the heaviest I had ever been and was really out of shape. I dusted off the treadmill and started to exercise a couple times a week. In January my youngest brother had said he went to a bootcamp at VO2, I asked a good friend that had been going for a while if I would die if I went and she said “ya probably, but you should go”. The next Saturday I went and found out what a burpee was.

Q – What is your favorite workout/movement?

A – I can’t say I have a favorite, as I have progressed they all become my favorite. When you can’t climb a rope and all of the sudden you get to the top its your new fav, when you flip the box taller because you can jump higher its your new fav. Pull ups, dead lifts all became favorites as I got stronger. Just not burpee’s yet.

Q – What do you do for work?

A – I am a millwright for a oil and gas company.

Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A – Most people will be surprised to learn I am being considered an athlete so we will let them get used to that first.

If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

I am grateful for the support and the encouragement from all the coaches at VO2. This is the first time in my life I have stuck with regular exercise for more than 6 months. My friend told me nobody is going to judge you when you’re at VO2 ’cause they are all too busy trying to catch their breath too. She was right.

Jamie Robinson
Member name:

Jamie Robinson

Athlete of the month: May 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

J:My wife and I have been married for almost 7 years. We have two boys, Ryder (8) and Hunter (5). I grew up in Beaverlodge but have been living in GP for 13 years now.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2MAX?

J: Since June of 2017

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

J: My wife Keltie started at VO2 a few months before me and it inspired me to start going as well. We also have really good friends that have been members for a long time and encouraged us to give it a try.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

J: I like all gymnastics movements but my favorite are Muscle ups.

V:What do you do for work?

J: I am a journeyman electrical & instrumentation tech.

V:What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

J:I’ve played competitive sports my whole life but this is the first time joining a gym. Also one of my front teeth are missing!! LOL (Hockey)

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

J: This year I have competed in my first Crossfit Open, which was challenging and fun. It was exciting to see how much I have accomplished since joining VO2! I honestly couldn’t have achieved my goals without the encouragement and dedication of all coaches. VO2MAX really is a community, one that I’m proud to be apart of!

 

Karson & Amy Starkey
Member name:

Karson & Amy Starkey

Athlete of the month: April 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

K/A: We have known each other since high school and have been married for almost three years now! We live in Sexsmith with our two pups, Mia and Mya. Our free time is spent travelling and we do as much hiking and backpacking in the summer as we can.

V:How long have you been a member of VO2max?

K/A: We have been members since 2014!

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2MAX?

K: My wife said I was getting fat and if I wanted to keep eating junk food I had to workout.

A: My sister-in-law Mallory worked there at the time and convinced me to go to my first class. Been hooked ever since!

V: What is your favourite movement?

K: Back squats and airbike sprints.

A: Snatches, front squats, and gymnasty stuff (thanks to Ryan).

V: What do you do for work?

K: Apprentice mechanic and machinist, journeyman welder.

A: Pharmacist

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

K: I have an impressive assembled Lego collection.

A: I have no athletic background before starting at VO2. I was the kid growing up that hated gym class.

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

A: I love being a part of such a like-minded community of people and I have

SHARI ROWNEY
Member name:

SHARI ROWNEY

Athlete of the month: MARCH 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

S: I am 42 years old and grew up on a farm near Sexsmith with three younger siblings. After moving several times, I now live in Grande Prairie with my husband and two teenage sons. I was fortunate to be the first graduating class of teachers from the Grande Prairie Regional College. I taught in Valhalla, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie before having my boys.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2max?

S: I became a member in February 2016.

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

S: Initially I started at another studio and a client there kept saying ‘you have to try VO2, they have the best instructors’ but I was a little intimidated. I am so grateful that I have such an inspiring place to come to everyday.

V: What is your favorite workout/movement?

S: I love it all! Tammy’s inspired flow is so amazing. I enjoy learning challenging poses especially arm balances and headstands. I actually like burpees and jump squats in 40 degree heat (thanks Janine!)

V: What do you do for work?

S: I am an elementary/junior high teacher and so blessed to have homeschooled my two boys for the last ten years. During the year I organize the track and field events for 150 kids and I am on the executive for the speed skating club for the past 8 years.

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Three years ago I was 95lbs and had no strength at all. I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes and I had never tried yoga. After my first month, I loved yoga so much I booked a two week trip to India. My husband thought I was nuts!

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

S: I am so grateful to everyone at VO2, it has really changed my life to be accepted as part of a team that works hard and is so supportive. Thank you!

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON
Member name:

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON

Athlete of the month: FEBRUARY 2018
Details

V: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES?

E: I am 24 years old, from Goose Bay, NL, a town in central Labrador where hockey was all I lived. I moved to Grande Prairie in 2014 for work.

C: I am 26 years old. I came from a small town of about 120 people, on the GNP in Newfoundland. In 2014 Eric and I moved to Grande Prairie. I also have an English Mastiff who I dearly love.

V: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MEMBERS AT VO2MAX?

E: I have been at VO2max since June 2017.

C: I have been at VO2max since January 2017.

V: WHAT LEAD YOU TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY’S WITH US?

E: Chelsea had started before me and really liked it, so I decided to give it a try.

C: I went to other bootcamps around the city but I needed more, so I gave VO2 a try and it was a great decision.  They haven’t let me down yet!!

V: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT/MOVEMENT?

E: Cleans and HSPU

C: Definitely Cleans

V: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

E: I am a millwright for Weir SPM. I mainly rebuild pumps, and have been doing it for 3 years.

C:I am a drafter/designer at an electrical engineering company.

V: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

E: Hockey was a huge part of my life, but since I found CrossFit, I would rather attend a CrossFit class then go play a game of hockey.

C: I would rather do burpees then run!

V: IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD, PLEASE FEEL FREE!

C: VO2Max has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. CrossFit is not always done as a team but you have other athletes around you, pushing you to your limits. It is an amazing environment and I really enjoy the drive it gives me. It’s only been a year but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as I continue my CrossFit journey.

JASON ROBIDEAU
Member name:

JASON ROBIDEAU

Athlete of the month: JANUARY 2018
Details

Q – Tell us a bit about yourself?

A – I was born and raised in Grande Prairie and I am turning 40 in March. I live with my Girlfriend and her 2 boys just east of town.

Q- How long have you been a member at VO2Max?

A – I attended my first bootcamp January 2017

Q – What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

A – In October 2016 I became the heaviest I had ever been and was really out of shape. I dusted off the treadmill and started to exercise a couple times a week. In January my youngest brother had said he went to a bootcamp at VO2, I asked a good friend that had been going for a while if I would die if I went and she said “ya probably, but you should go”. The next Saturday I went and found out what a burpee was.

Q – What is your favorite workout/movement?

A – I can’t say I have a favorite, as I have progressed they all become my favorite. When you can’t climb a rope and all of the sudden you get to the top its your new fav, when you flip the box taller because you can jump higher its your new fav. Pull ups, dead lifts all became favorites as I got stronger. Just not burpee’s yet.

Q – What do you do for work?

A – I am a millwright for a oil and gas company.

Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A – Most people will be surprised to learn I am being considered an athlete so we will let them get used to that first.

If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

I am grateful for the support and the encouragement from all the coaches at VO2. This is the first time in my life I have stuck with regular exercise for more than 6 months. My friend told me nobody is going to judge you when you’re at VO2 ’cause they are all too busy trying to catch their breath too. She was right.

Jamie Robinson
Member name:

Jamie Robinson

Athlete of the month: May 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

J:My wife and I have been married for almost 7 years. We have two boys, Ryder (8) and Hunter (5). I grew up in Beaverlodge but have been living in GP for 13 years now.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2MAX?

J: Since June of 2017

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

J: My wife Keltie started at VO2 a few months before me and it inspired me to start going as well. We also have really good friends that have been members for a long time and encouraged us to give it a try.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

J: I like all gymnastics movements but my favorite are Muscle ups.

V:What do you do for work?

J: I am a journeyman electrical & instrumentation tech.

V:What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

J:I’ve played competitive sports my whole life but this is the first time joining a gym. Also one of my front teeth are missing!! LOL (Hockey)

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

J: This year I have competed in my first Crossfit Open, which was challenging and fun. It was exciting to see how much I have accomplished since joining VO2! I honestly couldn’t have achieved my goals without the encouragement and dedication of all coaches. VO2MAX really is a community, one that I’m proud to be apart of!

 

Karson & Amy Starkey
Member name:

Karson & Amy Starkey

Athlete of the month: April 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

K/A: We have known each other since high school and have been married for almost three years now! We live in Sexsmith with our two pups, Mia and Mya. Our free time is spent travelling and we do as much hiking and backpacking in the summer as we can.

V:How long have you been a member of VO2max?

K/A: We have been members since 2014!

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2MAX?

K: My wife said I was getting fat and if I wanted to keep eating junk food I had to workout.

A: My sister-in-law Mallory worked there at the time and convinced me to go to my first class. Been hooked ever since!

V: What is your favourite movement?

K: Back squats and airbike sprints.

A: Snatches, front squats, and gymnasty stuff (thanks to Ryan).

V: What do you do for work?

K: Apprentice mechanic and machinist, journeyman welder.

A: Pharmacist

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

K: I have an impressive assembled Lego collection.

A: I have no athletic background before starting at VO2. I was the kid growing up that hated gym class.

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

A: I love being a part of such a like-minded community of people and I have

SHARI ROWNEY
Member name:

SHARI ROWNEY

Athlete of the month: MARCH 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

S: I am 42 years old and grew up on a farm near Sexsmith with three younger siblings. After moving several times, I now live in Grande Prairie with my husband and two teenage sons. I was fortunate to be the first graduating class of teachers from the Grande Prairie Regional College. I taught in Valhalla, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie before having my boys.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2max?

S: I became a member in February 2016.

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

S: Initially I started at another studio and a client there kept saying ‘you have to try VO2, they have the best instructors’ but I was a little intimidated. I am so grateful that I have such an inspiring place to come to everyday.

V: What is your favorite workout/movement?

S: I love it all! Tammy’s inspired flow is so amazing. I enjoy learning challenging poses especially arm balances and headstands. I actually like burpees and jump squats in 40 degree heat (thanks Janine!)

V: What do you do for work?

S: I am an elementary/junior high teacher and so blessed to have homeschooled my two boys for the last ten years. During the year I organize the track and field events for 150 kids and I am on the executive for the speed skating club for the past 8 years.

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Three years ago I was 95lbs and had no strength at all. I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes and I had never tried yoga. After my first month, I loved yoga so much I booked a two week trip to India. My husband thought I was nuts!

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

S: I am so grateful to everyone at VO2, it has really changed my life to be accepted as part of a team that works hard and is so supportive. Thank you!

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON
Member name:

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON

Athlete of the month: FEBRUARY 2018
Details

V: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES?

E: I am 24 years old, from Goose Bay, NL, a town in central Labrador where hockey was all I lived. I moved to Grande Prairie in 2014 for work.

C: I am 26 years old. I came from a small town of about 120 people, on the GNP in Newfoundland. In 2014 Eric and I moved to Grande Prairie. I also have an English Mastiff who I dearly love.

V: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MEMBERS AT VO2MAX?

E: I have been at VO2max since June 2017.

C: I have been at VO2max since January 2017.

V: WHAT LEAD YOU TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY’S WITH US?

E: Chelsea had started before me and really liked it, so I decided to give it a try.

C: I went to other bootcamps around the city but I needed more, so I gave VO2 a try and it was a great decision.  They haven’t let me down yet!!

V: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT/MOVEMENT?

E: Cleans and HSPU

C: Definitely Cleans

V: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

E: I am a millwright for Weir SPM. I mainly rebuild pumps, and have been doing it for 3 years.

C:I am a drafter/designer at an electrical engineering company.

V: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

E: Hockey was a huge part of my life, but since I found CrossFit, I would rather attend a CrossFit class then go play a game of hockey.

C: I would rather do burpees then run!

V: IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD, PLEASE FEEL FREE!

C: VO2Max has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. CrossFit is not always done as a team but you have other athletes around you, pushing you to your limits. It is an amazing environment and I really enjoy the drive it gives me. It’s only been a year but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as I continue my CrossFit journey.

JASON ROBIDEAU
Member name:

JASON ROBIDEAU

Athlete of the month: JANUARY 2018
Details

Q – Tell us a bit about yourself?

A – I was born and raised in Grande Prairie and I am turning 40 in March. I live with my Girlfriend and her 2 boys just east of town.

Q- How long have you been a member at VO2Max?

A – I attended my first bootcamp January 2017

Q – What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

A – In October 2016 I became the heaviest I had ever been and was really out of shape. I dusted off the treadmill and started to exercise a couple times a week. In January my youngest brother had said he went to a bootcamp at VO2, I asked a good friend that had been going for a while if I would die if I went and she said “ya probably, but you should go”. The next Saturday I went and found out what a burpee was.

Q – What is your favorite workout/movement?

A – I can’t say I have a favorite, as I have progressed they all become my favorite. When you can’t climb a rope and all of the sudden you get to the top its your new fav, when you flip the box taller because you can jump higher its your new fav. Pull ups, dead lifts all became favorites as I got stronger. Just not burpee’s yet.

Q – What do you do for work?

A – I am a millwright for a oil and gas company.

Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A – Most people will be surprised to learn I am being considered an athlete so we will let them get used to that first.

If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

I am grateful for the support and the encouragement from all the coaches at VO2. This is the first time in my life I have stuck with regular exercise for more than 6 months. My friend told me nobody is going to judge you when you’re at VO2 ’cause they are all too busy trying to catch their breath too. She was right.

Jamie Robinson
Member name:

Jamie Robinson

Athlete of the month: May 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

J:My wife and I have been married for almost 7 years. We have two boys, Ryder (8) and Hunter (5). I grew up in Beaverlodge but have been living in GP for 13 years now.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2MAX?

J: Since June of 2017

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

J: My wife Keltie started at VO2 a few months before me and it inspired me to start going as well. We also have really good friends that have been members for a long time and encouraged us to give it a try.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

J: I like all gymnastics movements but my favorite are Muscle ups.

V:What do you do for work?

J: I am a journeyman electrical & instrumentation tech.

V:What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

J:I’ve played competitive sports my whole life but this is the first time joining a gym. Also one of my front teeth are missing!! LOL (Hockey)

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

J: This year I have competed in my first Crossfit Open, which was challenging and fun. It was exciting to see how much I have accomplished since joining VO2! I honestly couldn’t have achieved my goals without the encouragement and dedication of all coaches. VO2MAX really is a community, one that I’m proud to be apart of!

 

Karson & Amy Starkey
Member name:

Karson & Amy Starkey

Athlete of the month: April 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

K/A: We have known each other since high school and have been married for almost three years now! We live in Sexsmith with our two pups, Mia and Mya. Our free time is spent travelling and we do as much hiking and backpacking in the summer as we can.

V:How long have you been a member of VO2max?

K/A: We have been members since 2014!

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2MAX?

K: My wife said I was getting fat and if I wanted to keep eating junk food I had to workout.

A: My sister-in-law Mallory worked there at the time and convinced me to go to my first class. Been hooked ever since!

V: What is your favourite movement?

K: Back squats and airbike sprints.

A: Snatches, front squats, and gymnasty stuff (thanks to Ryan).

V: What do you do for work?

K: Apprentice mechanic and machinist, journeyman welder.

A: Pharmacist

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

K: I have an impressive assembled Lego collection.

A: I have no athletic background before starting at VO2. I was the kid growing up that hated gym class.

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

A: I love being a part of such a like-minded community of people and I have

SHARI ROWNEY
Member name:

SHARI ROWNEY

Athlete of the month: MARCH 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

S: I am 42 years old and grew up on a farm near Sexsmith with three younger siblings. After moving several times, I now live in Grande Prairie with my husband and two teenage sons. I was fortunate to be the first graduating class of teachers from the Grande Prairie Regional College. I taught in Valhalla, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie before having my boys.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2max?

S: I became a member in February 2016.

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

S: Initially I started at another studio and a client there kept saying ‘you have to try VO2, they have the best instructors’ but I was a little intimidated. I am so grateful that I have such an inspiring place to come to everyday.

V: What is your favorite workout/movement?

S: I love it all! Tammy’s inspired flow is so amazing. I enjoy learning challenging poses especially arm balances and headstands. I actually like burpees and jump squats in 40 degree heat (thanks Janine!)

V: What do you do for work?

S: I am an elementary/junior high teacher and so blessed to have homeschooled my two boys for the last ten years. During the year I organize the track and field events for 150 kids and I am on the executive for the speed skating club for the past 8 years.

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Three years ago I was 95lbs and had no strength at all. I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes and I had never tried yoga. After my first month, I loved yoga so much I booked a two week trip to India. My husband thought I was nuts!

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

S: I am so grateful to everyone at VO2, it has really changed my life to be accepted as part of a team that works hard and is so supportive. Thank you!

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON
Member name:

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON

Athlete of the month: FEBRUARY 2018
Details

V: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES?

E: I am 24 years old, from Goose Bay, NL, a town in central Labrador where hockey was all I lived. I moved to Grande Prairie in 2014 for work.

C: I am 26 years old. I came from a small town of about 120 people, on the GNP in Newfoundland. In 2014 Eric and I moved to Grande Prairie. I also have an English Mastiff who I dearly love.

V: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MEMBERS AT VO2MAX?

E: I have been at VO2max since June 2017.

C: I have been at VO2max since January 2017.

V: WHAT LEAD YOU TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY’S WITH US?

E: Chelsea had started before me and really liked it, so I decided to give it a try.

C: I went to other bootcamps around the city but I needed more, so I gave VO2 a try and it was a great decision.  They haven’t let me down yet!!

V: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT/MOVEMENT?

E: Cleans and HSPU

C: Definitely Cleans

V: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

E: I am a millwright for Weir SPM. I mainly rebuild pumps, and have been doing it for 3 years.

C:I am a drafter/designer at an electrical engineering company.

V: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

E: Hockey was a huge part of my life, but since I found CrossFit, I would rather attend a CrossFit class then go play a game of hockey.

C: I would rather do burpees then run!

V: IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD, PLEASE FEEL FREE!

C: VO2Max has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. CrossFit is not always done as a team but you have other athletes around you, pushing you to your limits. It is an amazing environment and I really enjoy the drive it gives me. It’s only been a year but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as I continue my CrossFit journey.

JASON ROBIDEAU
Member name:

JASON ROBIDEAU

Athlete of the month: JANUARY 2018
Details

Q – Tell us a bit about yourself?

A – I was born and raised in Grande Prairie and I am turning 40 in March. I live with my Girlfriend and her 2 boys just east of town.

Q- How long have you been a member at VO2Max?

A – I attended my first bootcamp January 2017

Q – What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

A – In October 2016 I became the heaviest I had ever been and was really out of shape. I dusted off the treadmill and started to exercise a couple times a week. In January my youngest brother had said he went to a bootcamp at VO2, I asked a good friend that had been going for a while if I would die if I went and she said “ya probably, but you should go”. The next Saturday I went and found out what a burpee was.

Q – What is your favorite workout/movement?

A – I can’t say I have a favorite, as I have progressed they all become my favorite. When you can’t climb a rope and all of the sudden you get to the top its your new fav, when you flip the box taller because you can jump higher its your new fav. Pull ups, dead lifts all became favorites as I got stronger. Just not burpee’s yet.

Q – What do you do for work?

A – I am a millwright for a oil and gas company.

Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A – Most people will be surprised to learn I am being considered an athlete so we will let them get used to that first.

If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

I am grateful for the support and the encouragement from all the coaches at VO2. This is the first time in my life I have stuck with regular exercise for more than 6 months. My friend told me nobody is going to judge you when you’re at VO2 ’cause they are all too busy trying to catch their breath too. She was right.

Jamie Robinson
Member name:

Jamie Robinson

Athlete of the month: May 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

J:My wife and I have been married for almost 7 years. We have two boys, Ryder (8) and Hunter (5). I grew up in Beaverlodge but have been living in GP for 13 years now.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2MAX?

J: Since June of 2017

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

J: My wife Keltie started at VO2 a few months before me and it inspired me to start going as well. We also have really good friends that have been members for a long time and encouraged us to give it a try.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

J: I like all gymnastics movements but my favorite are Muscle ups.

V:What do you do for work?

J: I am a journeyman electrical & instrumentation tech.

V:What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

J:I’ve played competitive sports my whole life but this is the first time joining a gym. Also one of my front teeth are missing!! LOL (Hockey)

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

J: This year I have competed in my first Crossfit Open, which was challenging and fun. It was exciting to see how much I have accomplished since joining VO2! I honestly couldn’t have achieved my goals without the encouragement and dedication of all coaches. VO2MAX really is a community, one that I’m proud to be apart of!

 

Karson & Amy Starkey
Member name:

Karson & Amy Starkey

Athlete of the month: April 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

K/A: We have known each other since high school and have been married for almost three years now! We live in Sexsmith with our two pups, Mia and Mya. Our free time is spent travelling and we do as much hiking and backpacking in the summer as we can.

V:How long have you been a member of VO2max?

K/A: We have been members since 2014!

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2MAX?

K: My wife said I was getting fat and if I wanted to keep eating junk food I had to workout.

A: My sister-in-law Mallory worked there at the time and convinced me to go to my first class. Been hooked ever since!

V: What is your favourite movement?

K: Back squats and airbike sprints.

A: Snatches, front squats, and gymnasty stuff (thanks to Ryan).

V: What do you do for work?

K: Apprentice mechanic and machinist, journeyman welder.

A: Pharmacist

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

K: I have an impressive assembled Lego collection.

A: I have no athletic background before starting at VO2. I was the kid growing up that hated gym class.

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

A: I love being a part of such a like-minded community of people and I have

SHARI ROWNEY
Member name:

SHARI ROWNEY

Athlete of the month: MARCH 2018
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself?

S: I am 42 years old and grew up on a farm near Sexsmith with three younger siblings. After moving several times, I now live in Grande Prairie with my husband and two teenage sons. I was fortunate to be the first graduating class of teachers from the Grande Prairie Regional College. I taught in Valhalla, Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie before having my boys.

V: How long have you been a member at VO2max?

S: I became a member in February 2016.

V: What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

S: Initially I started at another studio and a client there kept saying ‘you have to try VO2, they have the best instructors’ but I was a little intimidated. I am so grateful that I have such an inspiring place to come to everyday.

V: What is your favorite workout/movement?

S: I love it all! Tammy’s inspired flow is so amazing. I enjoy learning challenging poses especially arm balances and headstands. I actually like burpees and jump squats in 40 degree heat (thanks Janine!)

V: What do you do for work?

S: I am an elementary/junior high teacher and so blessed to have homeschooled my two boys for the last ten years. During the year I organize the track and field events for 150 kids and I am on the executive for the speed skating club for the past 8 years.

V: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
Three years ago I was 95lbs and had no strength at all. I was so inflexible that I couldn’t even touch my toes and I had never tried yoga. After my first month, I loved yoga so much I booked a two week trip to India. My husband thought I was nuts!

V: If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

S: I am so grateful to everyone at VO2, it has really changed my life to be accepted as part of a team that works hard and is so supportive. Thank you!

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON
Member name:

ERIC CAMPBELL & CHELSEA SEXTON

Athlete of the month: FEBRUARY 2018
Details

V: TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELVES?

E: I am 24 years old, from Goose Bay, NL, a town in central Labrador where hockey was all I lived. I moved to Grande Prairie in 2014 for work.

C: I am 26 years old. I came from a small town of about 120 people, on the GNP in Newfoundland. In 2014 Eric and I moved to Grande Prairie. I also have an English Mastiff who I dearly love.

V: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MEMBERS AT VO2MAX?

E: I have been at VO2max since June 2017.

C: I have been at VO2max since January 2017.

V: WHAT LEAD YOU TO START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY’S WITH US?

E: Chelsea had started before me and really liked it, so I decided to give it a try.

C: I went to other bootcamps around the city but I needed more, so I gave VO2 a try and it was a great decision.  They haven’t let me down yet!!

V: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT/MOVEMENT?

E: Cleans and HSPU

C: Definitely Cleans

V: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR WORK?

E: I am a millwright for Weir SPM. I mainly rebuild pumps, and have been doing it for 3 years.

C:I am a drafter/designer at an electrical engineering company.

V: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN ABOUT YOU?

E: Hockey was a huge part of my life, but since I found CrossFit, I would rather attend a CrossFit class then go play a game of hockey.

C: I would rather do burpees then run!

V: IF THERE IS ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD, PLEASE FEEL FREE!

C: VO2Max has made me stronger, not only physically, but mentally as well. CrossFit is not always done as a team but you have other athletes around you, pushing you to your limits. It is an amazing environment and I really enjoy the drive it gives me. It’s only been a year but I can’t wait to see what the future has in store as I continue my CrossFit journey.

JASON ROBIDEAU
Member name:

JASON ROBIDEAU

Athlete of the month: JANUARY 2018
Details

Q – Tell us a bit about yourself?

A – I was born and raised in Grande Prairie and I am turning 40 in March. I live with my Girlfriend and her 2 boys just east of town.

Q- How long have you been a member at VO2Max?

A – I attended my first bootcamp January 2017

Q – What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2?

A – In October 2016 I became the heaviest I had ever been and was really out of shape. I dusted off the treadmill and started to exercise a couple times a week. In January my youngest brother had said he went to a bootcamp at VO2, I asked a good friend that had been going for a while if I would die if I went and she said “ya probably, but you should go”. The next Saturday I went and found out what a burpee was.

Q – What is your favorite workout/movement?

A – I can’t say I have a favorite, as I have progressed they all become my favorite. When you can’t climb a rope and all of the sudden you get to the top its your new fav, when you flip the box taller because you can jump higher its your new fav. Pull ups, dead lifts all became favorites as I got stronger. Just not burpee’s yet.

Q – What do you do for work?

A – I am a millwright for a oil and gas company.

Q – What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A – Most people will be surprised to learn I am being considered an athlete so we will let them get used to that first.

If there is anything else you want to add feel free!!

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