Candy had one big reason to start her fitness journey: be an example for her kids.
Initially, she wasn't very consistent at the gym. She would go some days and spend time on the recumbent bike, but without much consistency.
Everything changed when Candy was diagnosed with high blood pressure and had to start on medication. The diagnosis scared her and made her realize that she needed to do commit 100% to her health!
I then started going to the early morning aerobics classes with Katrina and Jeanette in March 2017. Since then, I have lost 65 pounds and have been able to stop taking my blood pressure medication. I know work out 5-6 times/week and feel great!
Besides improving her cardiovascular health, working out consistently helped Candy with chronic knee pain, which improved dramatically after only a few months at the gym.
She credits the gym staff at Steve Nash Richmond Sports Club for helping her to stay on track and motivated:
The fantastic encouraging instructors helped and supported me along the way. They are also very fun! And the hours that Steve Nash is open is also helpful for me, as I have more energy in the morning to work out than I do after work.
After more than 1 year since the start of her journey towards her best version, Candy still works out 5-6 times a week, and loves it!
The confidence that she gained from being fit allowed her to do the Gran Fondo not only in the Fraser Valley, but also the Vancouver to Whistler Gran Fondo in September, all 122 kms!