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Michelle won of our August challenge – Get Creative!

Our August Athlete of the Month may be soft spoken, but she’s a huge inspiration to her three kids, and everyone on our team.

Michelle shows up, works hard, and let’s her actions do the talking for her.

I’ve seen Michelle warm up with her youngest on her back and stop mid-workout to help another child out of a tree, all as though it was part of the plan.

While most parents, unfortunately, use their children as an excuse as to why they have “no time to workout”, Michelle is dedicated to improving herself, and makes it happen. She works out with her kids and shows them what it means to be a strong, healthy person.

Even with three children (four when you include her husband), Michelle consistently trains with us two to three times per week. She’s got every excuse in the world to skip training, but she never does.

Michelle started training with us in March in preparation for her first Spartan Race – the 2016 Montana Sprint. After having a blast in the mountains she quickly signed up for the next one. Michelle went on to run in Edmonton in June, Manitoba in July, and is heading to Red Deer this weekend for her first Super/Sprint weekend!

Michelle was also a member of our Casino Regina Charity Championship team this month. We were able to win the Charity Championship – and $10,000 for Ignite Adult Learning Corporation, in large part because of her efforts that day. Michelle ran second for our team in the four person relay and had every race basically won by the time she finished her leg. Ignite owes her a big thank-you 😉

Michelle is a very generous, hard working, selfless individual and we’re extremely lucky to have her.


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Riley Nadoroznick is a best-selling author and the Head Coach and Owner of Conviction Fitness. Riley trains and competes as an Elite Spartan Race athlete and is extremely passionate about health, fitness, and helping others become the best they can be.

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