Masuda Family

May 2018

Raechelle and Jason, along with their children Rebecca (13), Ethan (11) and Cordelia (8), are one active family! The Masuda’s have long been members of the CGC, collectively and consistently making physical activity a priority for their family. Though their individual fitness goals may be different, you can usually find them together in the Aquatics Centre cheering each other on or making a splash as part of the CGC Swim Academy.

"Being part of a swim team, you are always competing with yourself to reach your next personal best time; however you have this family of swimmers cheering you on!"
  • Where is your hometown?
Raechelle "My husband and I are from Western Canada, however we have called Halifax our home now for over a decade."
  • What do you like about the CGC?
"We enjoy that it is close to our home, the variety of programs available, definitely the pool and the friendly staff."
  • What motivates you to maintain an active lifestyle/why is fitness so important to you?
"We enjoy being active as a family. Being active is really important to us, especially for the kids. We have had the opportunity to introduce a wide variety of sports and activities at the CGC."
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
"We all like to run! We routinely participate in the Blue Nose Marathon and the Food Run. We all love to swim, except Jason. We are also avid readers & travellers."  Cordelia  "I enjoy yoga and swimming." Rebecca  "I am active in Army Cadets and play trombone in a combined military marching band." Raechelle  "I am a certified yoga instructor.
  • What is your favourite workout routine/where in the CGC will we find you?
Raechelle  "Each one of us has a personal favourite. I like to lift weights, run the Track and swim laps. " Cordelia  "I enjoy yoga and swimming." Ethan  "I like to swim and enjoy playing water polo, hockey and basketball." Rebecca "I enjoy swimming, physical fitness and yoga." Jason  "I enjoy lifting weights and working out in the Fitness Centre. Ultimately, if you are looking for us, we are probably at the pool, especially since the new CGC Swim Academy started this year. It provides us an amazing opportunity for our swimmers to practice regularly off-season, try new sports like water polo & lifesaving, and do dryland training."
  • What is your favorite food or indulgence?
"As a family, sushi & pizza are a tie!"

      • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
      Raechelle "Thunder" by Imagine Dragons;  Rebecca — “Ready As I’ll Ever Be” from Tangled the series
        • What is your current workout goal or accomplishment since starting at the CGC?
        Cordelia & Ethan "We would like to make our times to graduate from participation-level swimming this summer."  Rebecca  "I would like to improve my times in order to qualify for Provincials this year."
        • What was your first impression of the CGC?
        "We fell in love with the pools the moment we saw them!"
        • What is your favorite memory of the CGC?
        "Watching our kids grow up using the CGC facilities over the last 6 years."
        • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
        "We have always shared our excitement for the Summer Swim Team with other families. It is such a great way to learn to swim well & fast. Being part of a swim team, you are always competing with yourself to reach your next personal best time, however you have this family of swimmers cheering you on. The swimmers get to know each other & have a blast at the swim meets. The coaches are always amazing, kind and encouraging. Now with the CGC Swim Academy, the kids also get to try other aquatic sports that they would not have necessarily had the opportunity to try themselves. We really enjoy that yoga and dryland training has also been added to keep our children well-rounded athletes."

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