Every month at True North Strength and Fitness we recognize the efforts of a community member that has broken new ground in their fitness game – either completing a significant event, taking their training to a whole new level, or stepping completely outside of their fitness comfort zone. We hope that by shining the spotlight on their fitness journey, you’ll be educated, motivated, and inspired no matter where you find yourself on your own.

Oh, and high-fives for the featured members are always welcome – because the world can always use more high-fives!

This month we’re shining our spotlight on…

What’s your name? Ceilidh Dobbie aka Sun Bubble aka Dobbs

How old are you? I’m 24 years old.

How long have you been training and how did you get started? I’ve been training with True North for almost a year now. I started because two of my friends recommended it – they’re both so awesome I’d probably do just about anything they told me to.

What’s your sport and/or fitness background? I’m a classically trained dancer that now gets to teach dance.

What’s your most recent sport and/or fitness accomplishment? How long did it take you to prepare? My most recent fitness accomplishment would be completing the 8-week Rock Your Jeans Challenge! I believe that my (almost) whole year of training prior to the start helped prepare me to step up my training game and complete the challenge with excitement and integrity.

What does a typical training week look like for you? Two training sessions at the gym, workout videos in my living room and a walk or Pilates class whenever I can.

What’s your most favorite exercise? Why? The TRX Row! I like it because when I first joined the gym I could barely complete two consecutive repetitions and now I’m up to five or six. I love how they challenge me and also remind me how far I’ve come since starting – they’re a practical measure of my progress.

What’s your least favorite exercise? Why? Jump squats. They’re just hard.

What’s the next sport and/or fitness related goal you would like to accomplish? I’ve always wanted to try skateboarding… is that considered a sport?

Did you get any cool results from your training that you weren’t expecting? If yes, what were they? Yes, an appreciation and awareness for strength and what it means to be strong, especially as a woman. There are so many ah-mazing women at the gym that I now look up to and see as role models for what’s possible, I wasn’t expecting that.

What’s your favorite song? My favorite song is “Dreams” (or anything off the album Rumours) by Fleetwood Mac.

What are three things you would take with you if you were stranded on a desert island? Without a doubt fishing gear, probiotics and Chap Stick.

Which three words best describe you? Funny, creative, and hungry.