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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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


Published by Riley

Riley Nadoroznick is an experienced coach and author who works with athletes across North America. A former wrestler at the University of Regina, Riley now competes in a variety of strength and endurance events such as Spartan Race, GORUCK, and the Tactical Strength Challenge. Growing up, Riley was never the biggest or fastest athlete, but he had big goals. He worked hard to earn a full athletic scholarship and knows what it takes to succeed. After his wrestling career was cut short due to injury, Riley never stopped learning, training, or competing. Now, as a full-time strength, speed, conditioning, and nutrition coach, Riley shares his knowledge, experience, and expertise with everyone he works with. When heโ€™s not coaching or on an adventure with his wife and kids, Riley volunteers his time as a youth football coach and serves on multiple boards and volunteer organizations in his community.

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