"...every time he looks out his bedroom window kids are biking by, and now he can go too! And he can take his dog!"
- Parent of a You Can Ride 2 bicycle recipient
"...looking forward to having more freedom and not being so stroller dependent to go to the park and the trails."
"my daughter walks but with limited mobility. With this (bike) she has freedom!"
"[As a personal trainer], I tell them [clients] you have to look at it like being a kid in the playground, and that’s how I see fitness training. It’s not work to me, it’s fun! (Adult recess is what I tell my clients who hate to work out and look at it as a chore.) If you look at working out or physical activity as work, I know people will be reluctant to do it. Getting started is the hardest part, but once they do, it becomes part of their lifestyle. We break down any glass ceilings they’ve created for themselves and show them the only limitations that are placed are the ones you put on yourself. And if you want to feel healthy, be more fit and enjoy life; you have to take the first step. You can either go forwards or backwards. Which way would you like to step?"
"Just get in the mood and so you are out here. Everybody knows I am out here...about 4 or 5 days per week."
"[My parents]...“forced” me into taking and sticking with Karate lessons...The result was unbelievable. I went from a timid, shy, picked on individual, to someone that believed he could accomplish anything."
"...[an] injury that changed my life and then [my] research and awareness about 'movement'"
"My family has great longevity. My dad lived to age 90, two aunts lived to 90 and 100 years old. I want to be fit in my senior years. I want to enjoy and do things with my 25 nieces and nephews!"
"If my body is the temple of God's Spirit; I want to take better care of my body."
2014 - “The Canadian” Ironman
"I trail run outside almost everyday. Often, I leave home worried with unanswered questions, timing issues, contractual difficulties, scheduling challenges. Every single time, within five minutes, these are gone - evaporated. The brain has switched off, hypnotized by the regular rhythm of my running shoes on the trail's dirt and the inhale-exhale cycles. Focused on avoiding the roots and rocks and water, I let go and become creative. The funny thing is that when I get back home, these worries are usually gone for good. Lost on a Gatineau Park dirt trail, somewhere..."