Mike Sitland

November 2021

If you're an early morning regular at the CGC, then chances are you'll recognize our member profile this month. Mike has been a member since the facility first opened in 2011, and he continues to workout in the Fitness Centre five days a week. Being active and motivated to do so has always been a part of his life, but Mike says it helps to be surrounded by members of all ages who are also being active on a daily basis. He also loves the chance to catch up with friends and staff during his visits to the CGC. 

"I always feel better mentally and physically after my workout."
  • Where is your hometown?
  • What do you like about the CGC/where in the CGC will we find you?
 "I like the facilities, engaging with staff and friends and the options available for training. I can usually be found in the Fitness Centre. " 
  • What motivates you to be active/why is fitness important to you? 
"I always feel better mentally and physically after my workout. As I age, it is important to stay in good physical condition. I have always been active and want to be."
  • What is your favourite workout routine or your current fitness goal/accomplishment?
    "I start with cardio, then go to the cable machines for upper and lower body workout. I try to get strength and flexibility in every workout."
      • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
      "A couple of bananas, yogurt, protein bar and a glass of milk."
        • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
        "I could be listening to anything from classis 80's rock to current top 40 hits. My workout music must have a strong beat to motivate me as I train."
        • What do you like to do in your spare time?
        "In my spare time, I love a good book, most sporting events, cooking and travel."
          • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
           "My favourite meal is steak with mushrooms, onions and potatoes done on the BBQ. Top it off with fresh salad and a glass of wine. My indulgence would be potato chips."
          • What is your favourite quote?
          "I actually have two. One from a lady who spoke at a conference I attended "Dare to dream, it may come true." The other is "Don't give up, don't ever give up" by Jim Valvano."
          • What is your favourite memory of the CGC?
          "The way staff welcomed me from day 1. Also the lasting friendships I have developed over the years."
          • What was your first impression of the CGC?
          "I joined just after the CGC opened in 2011 and I still come 5 days a week. The CGC has always been a relaxed environment with so many ways to exercise."
          • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
          "The CGC is a great place to enjoy yourself while working at your own pace to stay fit and active."

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