Passionate, Competitive, Driven…Part of me enjoys pushing the boundaries. Right now, this allows me to grow in what I enjoy doing: Learning new things, Pushing myself and Others in multitudes of facets.
This has not been this way all of my life. I used to be a couch potato and be very shy in front of everyone and especially in front of the camera.
I started training when I was 13 years old with body weight training because of the army cadets. They tested my physical fitness which was less than par. This is where everything started. I started running consistently at 16 years old with Joey the black lab, when he joined our family. May he rest in peace.
When I am not training people to reach their fitness goals or their sporting endeavors, I do swim, bike and run. I enjoy triathlons and running events a lot. I find there is this amazing sense of community when I participate in those events, regardless of the size of it.
I have participated in two marathons, Boston Marathon one of them in 2019, did a full Ironman and a couple of half Ironmans including Muskoka, Mont-Tremblant and Barrelman long course in 2019. I train to push the limits and I wish one day to compete in the world championships in half ironman distance. I know this will happen, it is just a question of when.
My favorite part of triathlon is the running part. If I fueled myself properly on the bike, this is where I tend to win the most ground.
When it is off season time, I enjoy doing cyclocross you can check part of some of my races as well if you want to enjoy some music and some visualization when training indoors: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAd3KQtf2n6WsvW3XNZkLczrl2tMvYZnZ. I might include some longer segments if the demand is there, all you have to do is comment on the videos that you wish to see the whole event.
Which brings me to another thing I do enjoy doing when I am not working out. I enjoy working on my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachVeroRoberts. This is where I try and share my passion for training by sharing some tips and also sharing some challenges including my favorite exercise: Push ups…This is actually the first thing I started working on at 13 years old.
I will finish with some thing I enjoy saying at the end of my classes:
You are what you do everyday. It doesn’t have to be big to make a difference but it needs to be consistent. Decide what you want to do and follow through. I know there might be some challenges but it is how you face them that really matters and how you stay persistent.