#2 | September 2018 | Volume 2
Tell us about your athletic journey.
After retiring from competitive hockey (I still play “competitive lite”), I was looking to find something that inspired me, similar to how I felt in goal setting for hockey. After I finished my Masters program in Hamilton, my fiancée and I moved to Etobicoke, where I soon stumbled (just kidding I did a ton of research on the gym facilities in the area) CrossFit Colosseum. Up until this point, I had never even thought about crossfit and heard some not so positive things, but I decided it was something I should experience for myself. After the first session, I knew I was hooked. Paul took me through a workout, destroyed me and I was back the next day for more. I then competed in the Annual Colosseum Games within a week of starting crossfit. Needless to say, I was so sore, exhausted, but SO EXCITED TO COME BACK and refocus on fitness in a way that I had never done before.
I have been crossfitting for over a year now and the strongest, fastest, and fittest I have ever been. I am so excited to see where I’m at this time next year!
What is something that nobody knows about you?
What Goals/Milestones are you currently Reaching for?
What does recovery look like for you?
The Reforge team has helped me stay healthy, I try to be proactive, getting into the clinic for athletic therapy and massage therapy to prevent injury. I am very lucky to have a holistic team and fitness family that supports me in my endeavours to better myself
Most importantly, I try to listen to what my body is telling me Also, recovery is a cold beer after a devastating hero workout!
What does Your average week look like?
With hockey starting up again, I am on the ice playing 2-3 times a week in addition to crossfit. I have also started coaching at CrossFit Colosseum and I coach young aspiring hockey players that are working to take their game to the next level.
How are you able to maintain your training routine?
How are you going to celebrate when you reach your goal?
Treat myself to a beer! Set new goals, and get back to work!
What keeps your motivated?
What advice would you give someone who is trying to reach a goal?
What about someone who has yet to set a goal?
Being an avid CrossFitter as well as becoming a Coach (congratulations by the way) at CFC what is the most common thing you see that is holding people back from performing better?
What is the most common thing you see that is holding people back from recovering better? (If different that the above question)
Amazing help with nutrition (and always kicking my butt on Monday nights)
One-on-one technical work on Olympic lifting!
Pro-active recovery and getting me into the clinic!
Jon "Lulu" Oliver
For getting me on the podium for the first time ever and being an integral part of fiancees elaborate surprise engagement plan.