Ezurike Family

March 2022

Meet the Ezurike Family – Heather and Uchenna, along with their four kids (from left to right) Onyeka, Kanayo, Tobenna and Amarachi. Whether they arrive together as a family or at different times for their classes, programs and sports, they all agree that they love being active at the CGC. When we caught up with the whole family, they had big smiles on and were excited to share how they each spend their time at the CGC. Find out a little more about them, including their favourite foods (especially "pineapple on pizza" says Kanayo enthusiastically). Thank you Ezurike Family, for being inspiring members of the CGC community!

"We have a busy, multi-sport family. Life-long fitness is so important for physical, social, and mental health."
  • Where is your hometown?
Heather – "Dartmouth, NS"; Uchenna – "Nigeria"
  • What is your favourite workout routine or your current fitness goal?
"Building and maintaining strength and endurance in various activities. We have always found a place to work on our ever-changing goals at CGC over our years as members – the kids work on their ball skills on the court, or speed and endurance on the track or in the pool."
  • What motivates you to be active/why is fitness important to you?
"We have a busy, multi-sport family. Life-long fitness is so important for physical, social, and mental health."
  • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
"We all listen to a little bit of everything."
  • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
Heather – "Bananas, I think it’s a running thing."
  • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
Uchenna – "Egusi soup and fufu"; Amarachi – "Chips and Carrots"; Kanayo – "Doritos, pineapple, especially on pizza, and strawberries"; Onyeka – "Chocolate bars"; Tobenna – "Chips and Carrots"
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
Kanayo – "I play NBA2K"; Tobenna – "I play Fortnite."
  • What is your favourite book/movie/TV show?
Onyeka – "In the Heights or Hamilton (movies) and The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer (books).
  • What do you like about the CGC/where will we find you in the CGC?
"Our family can be found all over the CGC. Uchenna in the Fitness Centre; Heather at fitness classes on the Track or in the pool; the kids participate in swimming lessons & leadership programs; and as a family we enjoy time on the basketball courts, the Track, and the pool."
  • What is your favourite memory of the CGC?
"Hard to say, but we are always impressed by the show of support for our Olympic team. I loved the communal/lobby space where there are sports on the TV and people can gather and cheer for their team."
  • What was your first impression of the CGC?
"The CGC has such a positive energy and welcoming environment."
  • What is your favourite motivational quote?
"You don't win by being good. You win with hard work and sacrifice. Without that, skill is just potential. ~ Bobby Orr"

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