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 virtual high-fives for the featured members are always welcome – because the world can always use more good vibes and high-fives!

This month we’re shining our spotlight on…

What’s your name? Joanne Poirier (aka Mojo)
How old are you? Turning 63 this year.
How long have you been training and how did you get started? I met Guy and Sasha in 2013 or 2014 when I started working out. The chiropractor I was seeing for a sore back knew Guy.
What’s your sport and/or fitness background? My sport is softball. I returned to it at 35 years old. I was always interested in fitness and previously had joined aerobic classes, Pilates, yoga, and running groups.
What’s your most recent sport and/or fitness accomplishment? How long did it take you to prepare? My recent fitness accomplishment is feeling more comfortable with kettlebells over the last six months.
What does a typical training week look like for you? I train three times a week in the gym and I walk a lot. I try to stretch and do mobility exercises daily.
What’s your favorite exercise? Why? My favorite exercise is the bench press because it’s easy for me.
What’s your least favorite exercise? Why? My least favorite exercise is the Medball Slam to Squat Thrust. It’s exhausting.
Favorite time of the day to work out. My favorite time of day to work out is in the morning.
What’s something sport and/or fitness-related you would like to try, but haven’t? I would love to try cross-country skiing.
If you were a superhero, who would it be and/or what’s one superpower you would like to have My superhero of choice is Supergirl because she can fly.
Favorite book. My favorite book in the last couple of years is Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.
Favorite song. My favorite song is American Pie.
Favorite place you’ve ever traveled to. My favorite place I’ve traveled to is Paris and the South of France.