Bhanu, Jaya, Shreyans & Vasudha

November 2023

November's member profile family shares a passion for badminton! Originally from Singapore, Bhanu and Jaya, along with their kids Shreyans and Vasudha, have been active members since moving to Halifax. They started using the Track and courts as a family, and then Shreyans and Vasudha joined the CGC Badminton Club, quickly tallying up tournament gold medals! While taking their photo, they chatted about how much they enjoy the team and are looking forward to more competitions. During badminton practice, mom and dad shared their healthy active living story before starting a friendly game of table tennis of their own.

"We are motivated to excel in badminton. We feel it is important to balance physical and mental fitness."
  • Where is your hometown?
  • What do you like about the CGC/where will we find you in the CGC?
"We are mostly found around the badminton courts honing our skills. We love the glare free lighting in the Field House, which is important for this sport. Another place to spot us is around the Track, where you can see Shreyans and Vasudha jogging or Jaya and Bhanu walking with a casual chit chat."
  • What motivates you to be active/why is fitness important to you?
"We are an active family and sports is the core of our daily activities. We are motivated to excel in badminton. We feel it is important to balance physical and mental fitness."
  • What is your favourite workout routine or your current fitness goal/accomplishment?
"Shreyans and Vasudha train for badminton on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Leaving Friday for track activities. Weekends are spent enjoying playing games, sitting in the Jacuzzi, having few hands at table tennis."  Shreyans – "Improve techniques, play tournaments, improve overall ranking"  Vasudha – "Learn good techniques from coach and practices, have fun playing with friends"   
  • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
"We stop by Subway sometime offering freshly made sandwiches. We occasionally munch the snacks from the vending machines."  Shreyans – "Banana"  Vasudha – "Granola bar and Subway cookies"   
  • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
"Chicken Fried Rice."  Shreyans – "Hawaiian pizza"  Vasudha – "Cows ice cream"   
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
Shreyans – "Play piano"  Vasudha – "Singing"   
  • What is your favourite book/movie/TV show?
Shreyans – "Rush Hour movies"  Vasudha – "Jurassic World series"   
  • What was your first impression of the CGC?
"To say the most, we selected our home to be near CGC even before we moved to Canada last year. When we walked in the first time we liked the facility, with its wide variety of activities and courses."
  • What is your favourite motivational quote?
"You should always do what you don't want to do."
  • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
"It's diverse offering of sports and activities catering to all ages." 

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