Jessica Connors

November 2022

Meet Jessica, our member profile for November. Jessica lives on the other side of the harbour, but she says a quick trip across the bridge is worth it to keep her fitness routine going. She originally joined to swim with her mother as a way to be active again after recovering from emergency spinal surgery. Now, Jessica is an afternoon regular in the Fitness Centre and really happy with her progress so far. One of her favourite things about the CGC is that people know her name, and that makes her smile!

"It’s been very important to me to become as physical as I possibly could and not take my mobility or health for granted."
  • Where is your hometown?
"Dartmouth, NS"
  • What motivates you to be active? Why is fitness important to you? 
"I had emergency spinal surgery about three years ago and I wasn’t able to move around as much as I could pre-surgery. It’s been very important to me to become as physical as I possibly could and not take my mobility or health for granted."
  • What do you like about the CGC? Where in the CGC will we find you?
 "Very friendly staff and a nice variety of fun activities to choose from. You’ll find me in the Fitness Centre!" 
  • What is your favourite workout routine or your current fitness goal/accomplishment?
    "Because of my injury I have to be careful with what exercises I do, so I really focus on upper body strength training as well as cardio, such as biking and walking. I’ve lost over 100 pounds in almost two years so I’m really happy with my progress so far!"
      • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
      "I usually have something like walnuts/almonds or yogurt."
        • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
        "I typically listen to audiobooks while I workout!"
        • What do you like to do in your spare time?
        "I enjoy reading and watching a good scary movie."
          • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
           "I enjoy some popcorn in the evenings every once in a while and if I indulge maybe something like pizza."
          • What is your favourite quote?
          “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn"
          • What was your first impression of the CGC?
          “That staff is super friendly and I was happy to be able to swim which was incredibly relaxing on my back."
          • What is your movie/book/TV show?
          “That’s a hard one but I’d say one of my favorite movies is Bill and Teds Bogus Journey, one of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year was The Book of Cold Cases and a favorite TV show would be American Horror Story."
          • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
          "There’s something for everyone!"

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