Bianca Macaisa & Edward James Rina

November 2020

Bianca and Edward James joined the CGC community not long after making Halifax their home in 2019. Bianca usually enjoys the Track and Fitness Centre, but you can also find her on the basketball court with James. James, who is also known as Edward or EJ, loves basketball, especially playing pick-up games, and enjoys the new friendships he's made while at the CGC. Bianca says James wins most games, and she plays to exercise and support him!

"Fitness makes us feel lighter, more positive and energetic." – Bianca & James
  • Where is your hometown?
"We migrated from Manila, Philippines to Moncton, NB, but we have called Halifax home since 2019."
  • What do you like about the CGC?
"We love the facilities! It enables us to play indoor basketball and run on the indoor Track. Also, there's a lot of parking! 
  • What motivates you to maintain an active lifestyle/why is fitness so important to you?
"Fitness makes us feel lighter, more positive and energetic."
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
"We watch movies, play video games and cook our favourite snacks."
  • What is your favourite workout routine/where in the CGC will we find you?
Bianca – "Track and Fitness Centre" James – "Basketball court"
  • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
"We love Japanese cuisine. Sashimi!"
  • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
"Ham and egg sandwich"
    • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
    Bianca – "Dua Lipa songs"
    • What is your favourite movie/book/TV show?
    Bianca – "Movie: Shawshank Redemption" James – "Book: SSN by Tom Clancey; Movie: Hunt for Red October
    • What is your favourite quote?
    Bianca – "Carpe Diem" James – "I don't do things half-heartedly; because if I do I can expect half-hearted results."
    • What is your current workout goal or proudest accomplishment since starting at the CGC?
    "To be able to go at least 3 to 4 times a week."
    • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
    "The CGC is a great place to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. It's very clean, people are friendly; they open early/close late, so there's no excuse not to go!"

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