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Andy Stashuk

MFIT member since December 2005!

Why did you begin training at Momentum?
I was a few years from turning 50 when I started working out at Momentum. After sitting at a desk all my life I decided I wanted to get back in shape and improve my overall health. As a financial advisor I began to realize the most important aspect of my older client’s life was their health not their finances. Those that had a great retirement tended to be in good health.

What were your original goals?
My weight had moved outside it’s normal band and my cholesterol levels were climbing. I was feeling tired and run down. My initial goals were to lose ten pounds and get healthy again. I have been going to Momentum twice a week for almost four years now and have seen a noticeable improvement in my overall health and more importantly my energy level. My secondary goal was to improve my golf game.

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How has your trainer helped you to reach your goals?
I have been fortunate to have worked almost exclusively with Cassandra during my four years at Momentum. She knows my capabilities very well and she is able to adjust my workouts when I’m not feeling 100%. I’ve had a few minor injuries and she has done an excellent job of targeting exercises to rehabilitate certain muscle groups. Cassandra has developed several exercise routines for me that focus on the golf swing. The results have been fantastic! Her positive demeanor and great sense of humour makes my hour work out fly by.

What keeps you motivated?
I have realized that having good health is essential to successfully balancing family, work and my personal well being. My business has grown by 20+% in each of the past three years and I attribute this to my increased energy level and my ability to focus, which have both improved since I joined Momentum.

What are your greatest achievements to date?
I’ve taken ten strokes off my golf handicap and posted the best rounds of my life this past summer; a 75 and 76! Earlier this year, I did the Grouse Grind in 30 minutes less time than it took me ten years ago. My weight and blood levels are stable and in acceptable ranges despite me eating out 7-10 times a week.

What are your plans for the future of your fitness? What new goals do you have?
I plan to continue my discipline of going to Momentum twice a week by making sure my set gym times are firm on my calendar. I will be adding a third weekly workout to my schedule on the weekends at home. I would like to increase my cardio in an effort to loose ten pounds and ideally be ready to do a 10 KM run in less than an hour this spring. My golf goal would be to get to a single digit handicap and maintain that for 2010.

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