Athlete of Month

Marcus Hinton
Member name:

Marcus Hinton

Athlete of the month: October
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

M:I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I enjoy being active doing mountain biking, kayaking, Taekwondo, scouting and playing video games. I also love to sketch.

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

M:Since the fall of 2017

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

M:I started coming to VO2max because I wanted to cross train, get fitter, and try out a new sport.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

M:Probably be deadlifts or KB front rack squats.

V:What do you do for work?

M:I am a grade 8 student at St. John Paul II high school.

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

M:I am a 1st degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo. I have training for 8 years. I am currently training hard for an international tournament in New York City in October. 

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

M:I really like coming to work out here at VO2max. It is an amazing gym with great instructors. I always leave with a huge grin on my face.

Reeghan Gripich
Member name:

Reeghan Gripich

Athlete of the month: September
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself? 

R: I’m a Montessori teacher and I’ve lived in Grande Prairie all my life. I’ve made some of the most amazing friends in this place and you’ll probably see me around the gym getting in trouble for talking too much! I also love messing with people when they’re working out too; how I haven’t been kicked out yet I’m not sure. 

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

R:I’ve been coming here for just over two years now. 

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

R: I’ve always been active my whole life and use to dance since I was little but I started going to the gym when I was around 17. I stumbled upon crossfit when my boyfriend at the time and I were watching The Road to the Games on Netflix and he said how much he wanted to do it and I decided to try it with him so the next day we came down and signed up and the rest is history!

V: What is your favourite workout/movement?  

R: Hmm… probably anything gymnastics especially muscle ups. 

V: What do you do for work?  

R:I’m a teacher. ☺

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

R: Honestly I asked quite a few friends for help on this question and most said “there’s nothing that surprises me about you by now.” Good thing? Bad thing? Ha 

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

I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made, my coach. Whether I’m having an awesome day or an awful day, this is where I want to be. 

Priscille Cameron
Member name:

Priscille Cameron

Athlete of the month: August
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

P:I am 53 years old and have spent most of my life in Grande Prairie. I have been married to my husband Rod for 31 years, We have two amazing sons and two very active grandsons 18 months and 4. I love to play soccer and I belong to a masters 50 plus team in which we travel to many countries,  participating in the World Masters games in places like Australia, Italy, New Zealand representing Canada.

V:How long you been a member at VO2max ?

P:Since October 2014 

V:What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2max ?

P:The gym I was going to close so I was looking for a fun friendly place with great coaches and where I would be challenged. Janine and I clicked right out of gates going to her boot camps then trying crossfit  and then I started personal training which I fell in  love with . Janine pushes me out of my comfort zone daily and always setting new goals and challenges. 

V:What is  your favorite workout/movement?

P:I love Olympic  lifting  the most and working on upper body.

V:What do you do for work ?

P:I manage the Telus  mobility dealership in the mall been working there for 20 years .

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

P:I hate change . 

I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made at V02max and all the encouragement I get from everyone always feeling welcome and part of the V02max family

Big thank you to my amazing coach Janine, your encouragement and constant motivation pushes me to heights I never thought possible at my age. Thank you for inspiring me to be better in everything I do . 

Duane Diepdael
Member name:

Duane Diepdael

Athlete of the month: July 2018
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Grande Prairie in 1969 making me 49 years young. I have been with my love of my life since I was 16 years old and we have been married since we were 19. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 6 grand kids. My parents are well and live right here in GP along with all my family. When I am not enjoying my family, I love to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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

I joined VO2max on December 22, 2017.

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

I missed the feeling of being strong and want to be able do all the outdoor activities that I love to do. It also provides stress relief.

V:What is your favourite workout/movement?

Cardio is pretty good!  I like lifting weights and love how ab work-outs make me feel stronger.

V:What do you do for work?

I work for Seven Generations Energy in the well completions office which I’ve been doing now for about 3 years.

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

I achieved my GED diploma at the young age of 45. 

Kaitlyn Jones
Member name:

Kaitlyn Jones

Athlete of the month: June
Details

V:Tell us about yourself?

K:My husband Curtis and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have 3 little boys Cale (6), Cayden (4), and Cooper (2). I am from Cape Breton NS, but have lived in GP for 10 years. We love being outside with the boys snowmobiling and quadding.

V:How long have you been a member?

K:I have been a member since 2014.

V:What lead you to start your fitness Journey?

K:My husband had been training with Brett for a couple years and encouraged me to try out Bootcamp at VO2Max. I had been working out elsewhere but was looking for a change. I needed something to push me further and out of my comfort zone. Janine & Crystal definitely do that!

V:What is my favourite workout/movement?

K:I will probably regret saying this, but I have come to like burpees. Crystal, please don’t start giving me extra!

V:What do you do for work?

K:I’m a stay at home mom!

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

K:I was pretty active growing up. I played soccer, basketball and volleyball and I Highland danced.

K:As a stay at home mom of 3 boys, it is important for me to be strong and healthy for them. So I can keep up with them and set an example of how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
VO2Max is always so welcoming and encouraging. Crystal always pushes you to give your 100% everyday! I love being part of the Vo2 Family.

Marcus Hinton
Member name:

Marcus Hinton

Athlete of the month: October
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

M:I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I enjoy being active doing mountain biking, kayaking, Taekwondo, scouting and playing video games. I also love to sketch.

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

M:Since the fall of 2017

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

M:I started coming to VO2max because I wanted to cross train, get fitter, and try out a new sport.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

M:Probably be deadlifts or KB front rack squats.

V:What do you do for work?

M:I am a grade 8 student at St. John Paul II high school.

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

M:I am a 1st degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo. I have training for 8 years. I am currently training hard for an international tournament in New York City in October. 

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

M:I really like coming to work out here at VO2max. It is an amazing gym with great instructors. I always leave with a huge grin on my face.

Reeghan Gripich
Member name:

Reeghan Gripich

Athlete of the month: September
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself? 

R: I’m a Montessori teacher and I’ve lived in Grande Prairie all my life. I’ve made some of the most amazing friends in this place and you’ll probably see me around the gym getting in trouble for talking too much! I also love messing with people when they’re working out too; how I haven’t been kicked out yet I’m not sure. 

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

R:I’ve been coming here for just over two years now. 

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

R: I’ve always been active my whole life and use to dance since I was little but I started going to the gym when I was around 17. I stumbled upon crossfit when my boyfriend at the time and I were watching The Road to the Games on Netflix and he said how much he wanted to do it and I decided to try it with him so the next day we came down and signed up and the rest is history!

V: What is your favourite workout/movement?  

R: Hmm… probably anything gymnastics especially muscle ups. 

V: What do you do for work?  

R:I’m a teacher. ☺

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

R: Honestly I asked quite a few friends for help on this question and most said “there’s nothing that surprises me about you by now.” Good thing? Bad thing? Ha 

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

I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made, my coach. Whether I’m having an awesome day or an awful day, this is where I want to be. 

Priscille Cameron
Member name:

Priscille Cameron

Athlete of the month: August
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

P:I am 53 years old and have spent most of my life in Grande Prairie. I have been married to my husband Rod for 31 years, We have two amazing sons and two very active grandsons 18 months and 4. I love to play soccer and I belong to a masters 50 plus team in which we travel to many countries,  participating in the World Masters games in places like Australia, Italy, New Zealand representing Canada.

V:How long you been a member at VO2max ?

P:Since October 2014 

V:What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2max ?

P:The gym I was going to close so I was looking for a fun friendly place with great coaches and where I would be challenged. Janine and I clicked right out of gates going to her boot camps then trying crossfit  and then I started personal training which I fell in  love with . Janine pushes me out of my comfort zone daily and always setting new goals and challenges. 

V:What is  your favorite workout/movement?

P:I love Olympic  lifting  the most and working on upper body.

V:What do you do for work ?

P:I manage the Telus  mobility dealership in the mall been working there for 20 years .

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

P:I hate change . 

I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made at V02max and all the encouragement I get from everyone always feeling welcome and part of the V02max family

Big thank you to my amazing coach Janine, your encouragement and constant motivation pushes me to heights I never thought possible at my age. Thank you for inspiring me to be better in everything I do . 

Duane Diepdael
Member name:

Duane Diepdael

Athlete of the month: July 2018
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Grande Prairie in 1969 making me 49 years young. I have been with my love of my life since I was 16 years old and we have been married since we were 19. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 6 grand kids. My parents are well and live right here in GP along with all my family. When I am not enjoying my family, I love to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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

I joined VO2max on December 22, 2017.

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

I missed the feeling of being strong and want to be able do all the outdoor activities that I love to do. It also provides stress relief.

V:What is your favourite workout/movement?

Cardio is pretty good!  I like lifting weights and love how ab work-outs make me feel stronger.

V:What do you do for work?

I work for Seven Generations Energy in the well completions office which I’ve been doing now for about 3 years.

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

I achieved my GED diploma at the young age of 45. 

Kaitlyn Jones
Member name:

Kaitlyn Jones

Athlete of the month: June
Details

V:Tell us about yourself?

K:My husband Curtis and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have 3 little boys Cale (6), Cayden (4), and Cooper (2). I am from Cape Breton NS, but have lived in GP for 10 years. We love being outside with the boys snowmobiling and quadding.

V:How long have you been a member?

K:I have been a member since 2014.

V:What lead you to start your fitness Journey?

K:My husband had been training with Brett for a couple years and encouraged me to try out Bootcamp at VO2Max. I had been working out elsewhere but was looking for a change. I needed something to push me further and out of my comfort zone. Janine & Crystal definitely do that!

V:What is my favourite workout/movement?

K:I will probably regret saying this, but I have come to like burpees. Crystal, please don’t start giving me extra!

V:What do you do for work?

K:I’m a stay at home mom!

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

K:I was pretty active growing up. I played soccer, basketball and volleyball and I Highland danced.

K:As a stay at home mom of 3 boys, it is important for me to be strong and healthy for them. So I can keep up with them and set an example of how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
VO2Max is always so welcoming and encouraging. Crystal always pushes you to give your 100% everyday! I love being part of the Vo2 Family.

Marcus Hinton
Member name:

Marcus Hinton

Athlete of the month: October
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

M:I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I enjoy being active doing mountain biking, kayaking, Taekwondo, scouting and playing video games. I also love to sketch.

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

M:Since the fall of 2017

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

M:I started coming to VO2max because I wanted to cross train, get fitter, and try out a new sport.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

M:Probably be deadlifts or KB front rack squats.

V:What do you do for work?

M:I am a grade 8 student at St. John Paul II high school.

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

M:I am a 1st degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo. I have training for 8 years. I am currently training hard for an international tournament in New York City in October. 

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

M:I really like coming to work out here at VO2max. It is an amazing gym with great instructors. I always leave with a huge grin on my face.

Reeghan Gripich
Member name:

Reeghan Gripich

Athlete of the month: September
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself? 

R: I’m a Montessori teacher and I’ve lived in Grande Prairie all my life. I’ve made some of the most amazing friends in this place and you’ll probably see me around the gym getting in trouble for talking too much! I also love messing with people when they’re working out too; how I haven’t been kicked out yet I’m not sure. 

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

R:I’ve been coming here for just over two years now. 

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

R: I’ve always been active my whole life and use to dance since I was little but I started going to the gym when I was around 17. I stumbled upon crossfit when my boyfriend at the time and I were watching The Road to the Games on Netflix and he said how much he wanted to do it and I decided to try it with him so the next day we came down and signed up and the rest is history!

V: What is your favourite workout/movement?  

R: Hmm… probably anything gymnastics especially muscle ups. 

V: What do you do for work?  

R:I’m a teacher. ☺

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

R: Honestly I asked quite a few friends for help on this question and most said “there’s nothing that surprises me about you by now.” Good thing? Bad thing? Ha 

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

I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made, my coach. Whether I’m having an awesome day or an awful day, this is where I want to be. 

Priscille Cameron
Member name:

Priscille Cameron

Athlete of the month: August
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

P:I am 53 years old and have spent most of my life in Grande Prairie. I have been married to my husband Rod for 31 years, We have two amazing sons and two very active grandsons 18 months and 4. I love to play soccer and I belong to a masters 50 plus team in which we travel to many countries,  participating in the World Masters games in places like Australia, Italy, New Zealand representing Canada.

V:How long you been a member at VO2max ?

P:Since October 2014 

V:What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2max ?

P:The gym I was going to close so I was looking for a fun friendly place with great coaches and where I would be challenged. Janine and I clicked right out of gates going to her boot camps then trying crossfit  and then I started personal training which I fell in  love with . Janine pushes me out of my comfort zone daily and always setting new goals and challenges. 

V:What is  your favorite workout/movement?

P:I love Olympic  lifting  the most and working on upper body.

V:What do you do for work ?

P:I manage the Telus  mobility dealership in the mall been working there for 20 years .

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

P:I hate change . 

I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made at V02max and all the encouragement I get from everyone always feeling welcome and part of the V02max family

Big thank you to my amazing coach Janine, your encouragement and constant motivation pushes me to heights I never thought possible at my age. Thank you for inspiring me to be better in everything I do . 

Duane Diepdael
Member name:

Duane Diepdael

Athlete of the month: July 2018
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Grande Prairie in 1969 making me 49 years young. I have been with my love of my life since I was 16 years old and we have been married since we were 19. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 6 grand kids. My parents are well and live right here in GP along with all my family. When I am not enjoying my family, I love to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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

I joined VO2max on December 22, 2017.

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

I missed the feeling of being strong and want to be able do all the outdoor activities that I love to do. It also provides stress relief.

V:What is your favourite workout/movement?

Cardio is pretty good!  I like lifting weights and love how ab work-outs make me feel stronger.

V:What do you do for work?

I work for Seven Generations Energy in the well completions office which I’ve been doing now for about 3 years.

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

I achieved my GED diploma at the young age of 45. 

Kaitlyn Jones
Member name:

Kaitlyn Jones

Athlete of the month: June
Details

V:Tell us about yourself?

K:My husband Curtis and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have 3 little boys Cale (6), Cayden (4), and Cooper (2). I am from Cape Breton NS, but have lived in GP for 10 years. We love being outside with the boys snowmobiling and quadding.

V:How long have you been a member?

K:I have been a member since 2014.

V:What lead you to start your fitness Journey?

K:My husband had been training with Brett for a couple years and encouraged me to try out Bootcamp at VO2Max. I had been working out elsewhere but was looking for a change. I needed something to push me further and out of my comfort zone. Janine & Crystal definitely do that!

V:What is my favourite workout/movement?

K:I will probably regret saying this, but I have come to like burpees. Crystal, please don’t start giving me extra!

V:What do you do for work?

K:I’m a stay at home mom!

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

K:I was pretty active growing up. I played soccer, basketball and volleyball and I Highland danced.

K:As a stay at home mom of 3 boys, it is important for me to be strong and healthy for them. So I can keep up with them and set an example of how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
VO2Max is always so welcoming and encouraging. Crystal always pushes you to give your 100% everyday! I love being part of the Vo2 Family.

Marcus Hinton
Member name:

Marcus Hinton

Athlete of the month: October
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

M:I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I enjoy being active doing mountain biking, kayaking, Taekwondo, scouting and playing video games. I also love to sketch.

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

M:Since the fall of 2017

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

M:I started coming to VO2max because I wanted to cross train, get fitter, and try out a new sport.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

M:Probably be deadlifts or KB front rack squats.

V:What do you do for work?

M:I am a grade 8 student at St. John Paul II high school.

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

M:I am a 1st degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo. I have training for 8 years. I am currently training hard for an international tournament in New York City in October. 

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

M:I really like coming to work out here at VO2max. It is an amazing gym with great instructors. I always leave with a huge grin on my face.

Reeghan Gripich
Member name:

Reeghan Gripich

Athlete of the month: September
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself? 

R: I’m a Montessori teacher and I’ve lived in Grande Prairie all my life. I’ve made some of the most amazing friends in this place and you’ll probably see me around the gym getting in trouble for talking too much! I also love messing with people when they’re working out too; how I haven’t been kicked out yet I’m not sure. 

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

R:I’ve been coming here for just over two years now. 

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

R: I’ve always been active my whole life and use to dance since I was little but I started going to the gym when I was around 17. I stumbled upon crossfit when my boyfriend at the time and I were watching The Road to the Games on Netflix and he said how much he wanted to do it and I decided to try it with him so the next day we came down and signed up and the rest is history!

V: What is your favourite workout/movement?  

R: Hmm… probably anything gymnastics especially muscle ups. 

V: What do you do for work?  

R:I’m a teacher. ☺

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

R: Honestly I asked quite a few friends for help on this question and most said “there’s nothing that surprises me about you by now.” Good thing? Bad thing? Ha 

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

I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made, my coach. Whether I’m having an awesome day or an awful day, this is where I want to be. 

Priscille Cameron
Member name:

Priscille Cameron

Athlete of the month: August
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

P:I am 53 years old and have spent most of my life in Grande Prairie. I have been married to my husband Rod for 31 years, We have two amazing sons and two very active grandsons 18 months and 4. I love to play soccer and I belong to a masters 50 plus team in which we travel to many countries,  participating in the World Masters games in places like Australia, Italy, New Zealand representing Canada.

V:How long you been a member at VO2max ?

P:Since October 2014 

V:What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2max ?

P:The gym I was going to close so I was looking for a fun friendly place with great coaches and where I would be challenged. Janine and I clicked right out of gates going to her boot camps then trying crossfit  and then I started personal training which I fell in  love with . Janine pushes me out of my comfort zone daily and always setting new goals and challenges. 

V:What is  your favorite workout/movement?

P:I love Olympic  lifting  the most and working on upper body.

V:What do you do for work ?

P:I manage the Telus  mobility dealership in the mall been working there for 20 years .

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

P:I hate change . 

I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made at V02max and all the encouragement I get from everyone always feeling welcome and part of the V02max family

Big thank you to my amazing coach Janine, your encouragement and constant motivation pushes me to heights I never thought possible at my age. Thank you for inspiring me to be better in everything I do . 

Duane Diepdael
Member name:

Duane Diepdael

Athlete of the month: July 2018
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Grande Prairie in 1969 making me 49 years young. I have been with my love of my life since I was 16 years old and we have been married since we were 19. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 6 grand kids. My parents are well and live right here in GP along with all my family. When I am not enjoying my family, I love to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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

I joined VO2max on December 22, 2017.

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

I missed the feeling of being strong and want to be able do all the outdoor activities that I love to do. It also provides stress relief.

V:What is your favourite workout/movement?

Cardio is pretty good!  I like lifting weights and love how ab work-outs make me feel stronger.

V:What do you do for work?

I work for Seven Generations Energy in the well completions office which I’ve been doing now for about 3 years.

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

I achieved my GED diploma at the young age of 45. 

Kaitlyn Jones
Member name:

Kaitlyn Jones

Athlete of the month: June
Details

V:Tell us about yourself?

K:My husband Curtis and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have 3 little boys Cale (6), Cayden (4), and Cooper (2). I am from Cape Breton NS, but have lived in GP for 10 years. We love being outside with the boys snowmobiling and quadding.

V:How long have you been a member?

K:I have been a member since 2014.

V:What lead you to start your fitness Journey?

K:My husband had been training with Brett for a couple years and encouraged me to try out Bootcamp at VO2Max. I had been working out elsewhere but was looking for a change. I needed something to push me further and out of my comfort zone. Janine & Crystal definitely do that!

V:What is my favourite workout/movement?

K:I will probably regret saying this, but I have come to like burpees. Crystal, please don’t start giving me extra!

V:What do you do for work?

K:I’m a stay at home mom!

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

K:I was pretty active growing up. I played soccer, basketball and volleyball and I Highland danced.

K:As a stay at home mom of 3 boys, it is important for me to be strong and healthy for them. So I can keep up with them and set an example of how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
VO2Max is always so welcoming and encouraging. Crystal always pushes you to give your 100% everyday! I love being part of the Vo2 Family.

Marcus Hinton
Member name:

Marcus Hinton

Athlete of the month: October
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

M:I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I enjoy being active doing mountain biking, kayaking, Taekwondo, scouting and playing video games. I also love to sketch.

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

M:Since the fall of 2017

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

M:I started coming to VO2max because I wanted to cross train, get fitter, and try out a new sport.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

M:Probably be deadlifts or KB front rack squats.

V:What do you do for work?

M:I am a grade 8 student at St. John Paul II high school.

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

M:I am a 1st degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo. I have training for 8 years. I am currently training hard for an international tournament in New York City in October. 

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

M:I really like coming to work out here at VO2max. It is an amazing gym with great instructors. I always leave with a huge grin on my face.

Reeghan Gripich
Member name:

Reeghan Gripich

Athlete of the month: September
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself? 

R: I’m a Montessori teacher and I’ve lived in Grande Prairie all my life. I’ve made some of the most amazing friends in this place and you’ll probably see me around the gym getting in trouble for talking too much! I also love messing with people when they’re working out too; how I haven’t been kicked out yet I’m not sure. 

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

R:I’ve been coming here for just over two years now. 

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

R: I’ve always been active my whole life and use to dance since I was little but I started going to the gym when I was around 17. I stumbled upon crossfit when my boyfriend at the time and I were watching The Road to the Games on Netflix and he said how much he wanted to do it and I decided to try it with him so the next day we came down and signed up and the rest is history!

V: What is your favourite workout/movement?  

R: Hmm… probably anything gymnastics especially muscle ups. 

V: What do you do for work?  

R:I’m a teacher. ☺

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

R: Honestly I asked quite a few friends for help on this question and most said “there’s nothing that surprises me about you by now.” Good thing? Bad thing? Ha 

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

I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made, my coach. Whether I’m having an awesome day or an awful day, this is where I want to be. 

Priscille Cameron
Member name:

Priscille Cameron

Athlete of the month: August
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

P:I am 53 years old and have spent most of my life in Grande Prairie. I have been married to my husband Rod for 31 years, We have two amazing sons and two very active grandsons 18 months and 4. I love to play soccer and I belong to a masters 50 plus team in which we travel to many countries,  participating in the World Masters games in places like Australia, Italy, New Zealand representing Canada.

V:How long you been a member at VO2max ?

P:Since October 2014 

V:What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2max ?

P:The gym I was going to close so I was looking for a fun friendly place with great coaches and where I would be challenged. Janine and I clicked right out of gates going to her boot camps then trying crossfit  and then I started personal training which I fell in  love with . Janine pushes me out of my comfort zone daily and always setting new goals and challenges. 

V:What is  your favorite workout/movement?

P:I love Olympic  lifting  the most and working on upper body.

V:What do you do for work ?

P:I manage the Telus  mobility dealership in the mall been working there for 20 years .

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

P:I hate change . 

I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made at V02max and all the encouragement I get from everyone always feeling welcome and part of the V02max family

Big thank you to my amazing coach Janine, your encouragement and constant motivation pushes me to heights I never thought possible at my age. Thank you for inspiring me to be better in everything I do . 

Duane Diepdael
Member name:

Duane Diepdael

Athlete of the month: July 2018
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Grande Prairie in 1969 making me 49 years young. I have been with my love of my life since I was 16 years old and we have been married since we were 19. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 6 grand kids. My parents are well and live right here in GP along with all my family. When I am not enjoying my family, I love to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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

I joined VO2max on December 22, 2017.

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

I missed the feeling of being strong and want to be able do all the outdoor activities that I love to do. It also provides stress relief.

V:What is your favourite workout/movement?

Cardio is pretty good!  I like lifting weights and love how ab work-outs make me feel stronger.

V:What do you do for work?

I work for Seven Generations Energy in the well completions office which I’ve been doing now for about 3 years.

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

I achieved my GED diploma at the young age of 45. 

Kaitlyn Jones
Member name:

Kaitlyn Jones

Athlete of the month: June
Details

V:Tell us about yourself?

K:My husband Curtis and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have 3 little boys Cale (6), Cayden (4), and Cooper (2). I am from Cape Breton NS, but have lived in GP for 10 years. We love being outside with the boys snowmobiling and quadding.

V:How long have you been a member?

K:I have been a member since 2014.

V:What lead you to start your fitness Journey?

K:My husband had been training with Brett for a couple years and encouraged me to try out Bootcamp at VO2Max. I had been working out elsewhere but was looking for a change. I needed something to push me further and out of my comfort zone. Janine & Crystal definitely do that!

V:What is my favourite workout/movement?

K:I will probably regret saying this, but I have come to like burpees. Crystal, please don’t start giving me extra!

V:What do you do for work?

K:I’m a stay at home mom!

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

K:I was pretty active growing up. I played soccer, basketball and volleyball and I Highland danced.

K:As a stay at home mom of 3 boys, it is important for me to be strong and healthy for them. So I can keep up with them and set an example of how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
VO2Max is always so welcoming and encouraging. Crystal always pushes you to give your 100% everyday! I love being part of the Vo2 Family.

Marcus Hinton
Member name:

Marcus Hinton

Athlete of the month: October
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

M:I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I enjoy being active doing mountain biking, kayaking, Taekwondo, scouting and playing video games. I also love to sketch.

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

M:Since the fall of 2017

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

M:I started coming to VO2max because I wanted to cross train, get fitter, and try out a new sport.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

M:Probably be deadlifts or KB front rack squats.

V:What do you do for work?

M:I am a grade 8 student at St. John Paul II high school.

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

M:I am a 1st degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo. I have training for 8 years. I am currently training hard for an international tournament in New York City in October. 

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

M:I really like coming to work out here at VO2max. It is an amazing gym with great instructors. I always leave with a huge grin on my face.

Reeghan Gripich
Member name:

Reeghan Gripich

Athlete of the month: September
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself? 

R: I’m a Montessori teacher and I’ve lived in Grande Prairie all my life. I’ve made some of the most amazing friends in this place and you’ll probably see me around the gym getting in trouble for talking too much! I also love messing with people when they’re working out too; how I haven’t been kicked out yet I’m not sure. 

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

R:I’ve been coming here for just over two years now. 

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

R: I’ve always been active my whole life and use to dance since I was little but I started going to the gym when I was around 17. I stumbled upon crossfit when my boyfriend at the time and I were watching The Road to the Games on Netflix and he said how much he wanted to do it and I decided to try it with him so the next day we came down and signed up and the rest is history!

V: What is your favourite workout/movement?  

R: Hmm… probably anything gymnastics especially muscle ups. 

V: What do you do for work?  

R:I’m a teacher. ☺

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

R: Honestly I asked quite a few friends for help on this question and most said “there’s nothing that surprises me about you by now.” Good thing? Bad thing? Ha 

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

I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made, my coach. Whether I’m having an awesome day or an awful day, this is where I want to be. 

Priscille Cameron
Member name:

Priscille Cameron

Athlete of the month: August
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

P:I am 53 years old and have spent most of my life in Grande Prairie. I have been married to my husband Rod for 31 years, We have two amazing sons and two very active grandsons 18 months and 4. I love to play soccer and I belong to a masters 50 plus team in which we travel to many countries,  participating in the World Masters games in places like Australia, Italy, New Zealand representing Canada.

V:How long you been a member at VO2max ?

P:Since October 2014 

V:What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2max ?

P:The gym I was going to close so I was looking for a fun friendly place with great coaches and where I would be challenged. Janine and I clicked right out of gates going to her boot camps then trying crossfit  and then I started personal training which I fell in  love with . Janine pushes me out of my comfort zone daily and always setting new goals and challenges. 

V:What is  your favorite workout/movement?

P:I love Olympic  lifting  the most and working on upper body.

V:What do you do for work ?

P:I manage the Telus  mobility dealership in the mall been working there for 20 years .

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

P:I hate change . 

I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made at V02max and all the encouragement I get from everyone always feeling welcome and part of the V02max family

Big thank you to my amazing coach Janine, your encouragement and constant motivation pushes me to heights I never thought possible at my age. Thank you for inspiring me to be better in everything I do . 

Duane Diepdael
Member name:

Duane Diepdael

Athlete of the month: July 2018
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Grande Prairie in 1969 making me 49 years young. I have been with my love of my life since I was 16 years old and we have been married since we were 19. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 6 grand kids. My parents are well and live right here in GP along with all my family. When I am not enjoying my family, I love to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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

I joined VO2max on December 22, 2017.

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

I missed the feeling of being strong and want to be able do all the outdoor activities that I love to do. It also provides stress relief.

V:What is your favourite workout/movement?

Cardio is pretty good!  I like lifting weights and love how ab work-outs make me feel stronger.

V:What do you do for work?

I work for Seven Generations Energy in the well completions office which I’ve been doing now for about 3 years.

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

I achieved my GED diploma at the young age of 45. 

Kaitlyn Jones
Member name:

Kaitlyn Jones

Athlete of the month: June
Details

V:Tell us about yourself?

K:My husband Curtis and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have 3 little boys Cale (6), Cayden (4), and Cooper (2). I am from Cape Breton NS, but have lived in GP for 10 years. We love being outside with the boys snowmobiling and quadding.

V:How long have you been a member?

K:I have been a member since 2014.

V:What lead you to start your fitness Journey?

K:My husband had been training with Brett for a couple years and encouraged me to try out Bootcamp at VO2Max. I had been working out elsewhere but was looking for a change. I needed something to push me further and out of my comfort zone. Janine & Crystal definitely do that!

V:What is my favourite workout/movement?

K:I will probably regret saying this, but I have come to like burpees. Crystal, please don’t start giving me extra!

V:What do you do for work?

K:I’m a stay at home mom!

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

K:I was pretty active growing up. I played soccer, basketball and volleyball and I Highland danced.

K:As a stay at home mom of 3 boys, it is important for me to be strong and healthy for them. So I can keep up with them and set an example of how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
VO2Max is always so welcoming and encouraging. Crystal always pushes you to give your 100% everyday! I love being part of the Vo2 Family.

Marcus Hinton
Member name:

Marcus Hinton

Athlete of the month: October
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

M:I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I enjoy being active doing mountain biking, kayaking, Taekwondo, scouting and playing video games. I also love to sketch.

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

M:Since the fall of 2017

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

M:I started coming to VO2max because I wanted to cross train, get fitter, and try out a new sport.

V:What is your favorite workout/movement?

M:Probably be deadlifts or KB front rack squats.

V:What do you do for work?

M:I am a grade 8 student at St. John Paul II high school.

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

M:I am a 1st degree black belt in ITF Taekwondo. I have training for 8 years. I am currently training hard for an international tournament in New York City in October. 

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

M:I really like coming to work out here at VO2max. It is an amazing gym with great instructors. I always leave with a huge grin on my face.

Reeghan Gripich
Member name:

Reeghan Gripich

Athlete of the month: September
Details

V: Tell us a bit about yourself? 

R: I’m a Montessori teacher and I’ve lived in Grande Prairie all my life. I’ve made some of the most amazing friends in this place and you’ll probably see me around the gym getting in trouble for talking too much! I also love messing with people when they’re working out too; how I haven’t been kicked out yet I’m not sure. 

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

R:I’ve been coming here for just over two years now. 

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

R: I’ve always been active my whole life and use to dance since I was little but I started going to the gym when I was around 17. I stumbled upon crossfit when my boyfriend at the time and I were watching The Road to the Games on Netflix and he said how much he wanted to do it and I decided to try it with him so the next day we came down and signed up and the rest is history!

V: What is your favourite workout/movement?  

R: Hmm… probably anything gymnastics especially muscle ups. 

V: What do you do for work?  

R:I’m a teacher. ☺

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

R: Honestly I asked quite a few friends for help on this question and most said “there’s nothing that surprises me about you by now.” Good thing? Bad thing? Ha 

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

I love this place. I love the atmosphere, the friends I’ve made, my coach. Whether I’m having an awesome day or an awful day, this is where I want to be. 

Priscille Cameron
Member name:

Priscille Cameron

Athlete of the month: August
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

P:I am 53 years old and have spent most of my life in Grande Prairie. I have been married to my husband Rod for 31 years, We have two amazing sons and two very active grandsons 18 months and 4. I love to play soccer and I belong to a masters 50 plus team in which we travel to many countries,  participating in the World Masters games in places like Australia, Italy, New Zealand representing Canada.

V:How long you been a member at VO2max ?

P:Since October 2014 

V:What lead you to start your fitness journey at VO2max ?

P:The gym I was going to close so I was looking for a fun friendly place with great coaches and where I would be challenged. Janine and I clicked right out of gates going to her boot camps then trying crossfit  and then I started personal training which I fell in  love with . Janine pushes me out of my comfort zone daily and always setting new goals and challenges. 

V:What is  your favorite workout/movement?

P:I love Olympic  lifting  the most and working on upper body.

V:What do you do for work ?

P:I manage the Telus  mobility dealership in the mall been working there for 20 years .

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

P:I hate change . 

I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made at V02max and all the encouragement I get from everyone always feeling welcome and part of the V02max family

Big thank you to my amazing coach Janine, your encouragement and constant motivation pushes me to heights I never thought possible at my age. Thank you for inspiring me to be better in everything I do . 

Duane Diepdael
Member name:

Duane Diepdael

Athlete of the month: July 2018
Details

V:Tell us a bit about yourself?

I was born in Grande Prairie in 1969 making me 49 years young. I have been with my love of my life since I was 16 years old and we have been married since we were 19. I have 2 wonderful daughters and 6 grand kids. My parents are well and live right here in GP along with all my family. When I am not enjoying my family, I love to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors. 

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

I joined VO2max on December 22, 2017.

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

I missed the feeling of being strong and want to be able do all the outdoor activities that I love to do. It also provides stress relief.

V:What is your favourite workout/movement?

Cardio is pretty good!  I like lifting weights and love how ab work-outs make me feel stronger.

V:What do you do for work?

I work for Seven Generations Energy in the well completions office which I’ve been doing now for about 3 years.

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

I achieved my GED diploma at the young age of 45. 

Kaitlyn Jones
Member name:

Kaitlyn Jones

Athlete of the month: June
Details

V:Tell us about yourself?

K:My husband Curtis and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have 3 little boys Cale (6), Cayden (4), and Cooper (2). I am from Cape Breton NS, but have lived in GP for 10 years. We love being outside with the boys snowmobiling and quadding.

V:How long have you been a member?

K:I have been a member since 2014.

V:What lead you to start your fitness Journey?

K:My husband had been training with Brett for a couple years and encouraged me to try out Bootcamp at VO2Max. I had been working out elsewhere but was looking for a change. I needed something to push me further and out of my comfort zone. Janine & Crystal definitely do that!

V:What is my favourite workout/movement?

K:I will probably regret saying this, but I have come to like burpees. Crystal, please don’t start giving me extra!

V:What do you do for work?

K:I’m a stay at home mom!

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

K:I was pretty active growing up. I played soccer, basketball and volleyball and I Highland danced.

K:As a stay at home mom of 3 boys, it is important for me to be strong and healthy for them. So I can keep up with them and set an example of how to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
VO2Max is always so welcoming and encouraging. Crystal always pushes you to give your 100% everyday! I love being part of the Vo2 Family.

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