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 is your name? Tim Thompson
How old are you? 57
How long have you been training and how did you get started? I have been with Guy and Sasha since the inception of True North and a few years before that.
What is your sport and/or fitness background? Soccer and hockey as a kid, marathons in my twenties and thirties, and cycling in my forties and fifties.
What is your most recent sport and/or fitness accomplishment? How long did it take you to prepare? Valley MedioFondo (85km) on June 4, 2022. A few months.
What does a typical training week look like for you? Two days in the gym, and at least three days on the bike.
What is your favourite exercise? Why? Sleds – there is nothing like pushing a heavy weight to get the heart up.
What is your least favourite exercise? Why? Push-ups. I have never liked them, not sure why.
Favourite time of the day to workout. 4:00 PM.
What next sport and/or fitness goal would you like to accomplish? RBC GranFondo Whistler (maybe).
What is your most memorable personal record (PR)? Why? Kelowna Marathon – I trained with the goal of completing it in 4 hours and ran it in 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Favourite book. Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (I love to watch the movie when it is on).
Favourite movie. All the Jason Bourne movies.
Favourite place to which you have ever travelled. England. I love the whole country.
Which three words best describe you? Hardworking, caring, and friendly.
Who is one historical figure you would like to have a conversation with? Winston Churchill.