Athlete of The Month

APRIL

 

PHILIP LOCK

Barrie, Ontario

Cross-Country Skiing

Nomination:

Phil has been very active in making sure he reports his training, activities, and nutrition. He also went for his first COVID-19 vaccine shot this month. Well done Phil! Keep up the great work and congratulations on being the first Athlete of The Month to be nominated!

 

 

 

 

 

FIONA HALL

Port Moody, British Columbia

Alpine Skiing

Nomination:

Fiona has been training extremely hard in the off-season and is great at getting her daily reports in and checking in with her training coach! Keep up the great work Fiona! We are so excited to watch you climb up that challenge leaderboard!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEC BALDWIN

Gimli, Manitoba

Snowshoeing

Nomination:

Alec has a great attitude - both towards his team and his training - and he maintains a balanced life outside sport. He accepted changes to his events with grace and adjusted his training to match. Alec creates videos and photo compilations and is a talented musician and singer. He likes to dream big, and is excited to head to Russia as part of Team Canada.

 

 

KATIE XU

Kanata, Ontario

Figure Skating

Nomination:

Katie has been diligent in filling out her reports on the dashboard and she is in the top ten in the Team Challenge List. Katie has a great positive attitude and works hard in all our weekly zoom Figure Skating team workout videos, she sometimes adds challenging elements to her workouts when necessary by adding bands or weights to up her fitness level. Katie bought a spinner to help in her off-ice skating training to work on spins and jumps. She is also keeping busy with doing cross training with walking, biking and dancing.

 

 

 

 

ZACK THIBEAULT

Surrey, British Columbia

Speed Skating

Nomination:

Zack has been very dedicated to his training; working out 6 times a week! Training partner twin brother Jesse is pushing him to his max.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY

 

 

KENNEDY ZAYTSOFF

Strathmore, Alberta

Figure Skating

Nomination:

Kennedy has been doing the SO Alberta PEAK Program, working out with the track team Spring Session as well as doing off-ice sessions 5-6 days a week. She has been diligent in entering her daily reports and is participating in all team activities with enthusiasm and positivity.

 

 

 

ROXANA GOLBECK

Cranbrook, British Columbia

Alpine Skiing

Nomination:

Roxana has been active every day this month. She has set a goal and has been working diligently towards it. Roxana is loving the Training Central resource and uses the tools all the time. She is also participating in the Special Olympics BC virtual Challenge Games and sends in her reports daily. Roxana is a great inspiration to her team members as well as very genuine in her praise for her fellow athletes.

 

 

 

JUNE

JENNY MURRAY

Edmonton, Alberta

Snowshoeing

Nomination:

Jenny embraced her role on the Training Squad immediately through her strong commitment to training as she prepares to compete in the 400m, 800m and 4 X 100 relay events at World Games. She has been tracking how she is feeling, her nutrition and her exercise on Training Central daily, and exercises 5 days a week. She has come up with weekly goals, submits weekly reports and personal accomplishments on Training Central – and works hard to achieve them. She has participated in all of the Team NTP Challenges with enthusiasm and determination to make the leaderboard, including contributing to push-ups - 41 in a day!

Jenny has worked hard to build her core strength, and as result is able to use the medicine ball with her abdominal work and has shown significant improvement in her push-ups. To help build her endurance, she is challenging herself to perform 10,000 steps/day and has started stair work. She recently achieved a new personal best of 28:28:00 mins for her 5K – way to go, Jenny!

Jenny has been very active in our small team ZOOM sessions by asking thoughtful questions and sharing her thoughts with courage. Her comments lead to valuable discussions that will help her and her teammates build their mental agility for Games. In one of our ZOOMs, Jenny wore her ‘Runderful’ T-shirt, a word that was inspiring for everyone. To foster teamwork, Jenny initiated reaching out to teammates and is building supportive relationships as she becomes more comfortable with others on her team, helping them do the same.

 

 

 

LISA BUTLER

Peterborough, Ontario

Cross-Country Skiing

Nomination:

Lisa has been training really hard and is top of the leader board. Her smile is in every picture she post!

 

 

 

 

JORDAN KOUGHAN

Johnstons River, Prince Edward Island

Speed Skating

Nomination:

Jordan is doing a great job with his training. He reports consistently on Training Central and is in the top 10 of the leaderboard. Jordan is working hard with his strength and conditioning coach especially on the ladder drills. Now that the weather is better, he is rollerblading with his training coach, Larry. Jordan loves his veggies and is looking forward to trying new foods in Kazan.