My passion is water skiing – a very physically and mentally challenging sport. I was having injury issues but didn’t want to give up the sport. I could see that I needed to increase my fitness level and do sport specific training. I checked out several gyms and compared their approach, qualifications, and facilities. I decided to go with Body by Bennett because I thought they had the most to offer me.
Almost 25 years ago I attended the 3 week Queens Executive Program which, in addition to the management courses, a healthy lifestyle was emphasized. At that point, I made a commitment that fitness would be an integral part of my life. In addition to the health benefits, the demands of water skiing provides a strong motivation to stay in shape.
My biggest struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle has been work, travel, and family commitments. In the past, these would take me away from exercise and I would stop for extended periods of time. Each time I started again, it was a major struggle to get back in shape. Working out alone was a challenge and my workouts got to be routine.
I realized I needed professional input to not only break up the routine but to do the sport specific training competitive waterskiing demanded.
After committing to my personal fitness, I have always resumed working out as soon as possible after a delay for any reason. As a result, I have enjoyed a fairly high level of fitness and have participated in several sports. Because competitive water skiing is a very physically demanding sport, I had to “kick it up a notch”.
With the help of Body by Bennett, I have been able to achieve new personal bests in competition. This year I set two more.
Obviously my favourite sport is waterskiing. Seriously, waterskiing is an anaerobic sport requiring strength, power, flexibility, balance, and cardio. I enjoy the new challenges my trainer devises to improve these areas.
At Body by Bennett, I really enjoy the friendly welcoming atmosphere and the workouts that are tailored to my specific goals. The B3 trainers are very professional and knowledgeable, and the facilities are great.