Shabad Kaur

January 2023

Meet Shabad, member profile for January. You'll typically spot her training in karate, working on her strength and flexibility through repetition and de-stressing at the CGC after a long day at school. She's been training in karate for seven years, and has been competing for two. After Shabad started competing, her confidence grew and she started applying it to all aspects of her life. She began taking part in public speaking competitions and challenged herself to try out for the Canada Games. All of that dedication is about to pay off as she gets ready to compete for Nova Scotia in February at her first Canada Games.  Best of luck Shabad, we're all cheering for you!

"Personally, being active is an effective way for me to de-stress after a long day."
  • Where is your hometown?
"Halifax, NS"
  • What motivates you to be active? Why is fitness important to you? 
"Personally, being active is an effective way for me to de-stress after a long day of assignments and tests."
  • What do you like about the CGC? Where in the CGC will we find you?
 "I like how the CGC offers a wide range of programs where instructors create a very comfortable environment. My favourite place is the karate dojo which is where you'll most likely find me." 
  • What is your favourite workout routine or your current fitness goal/accomplishment?
    "Right now, I'm trying to work on my flexibility and building strength by repetition, especially in my karate training for the Canada Games."
      • What is your favourite post-workout snack?
      "Peanut Butter on toast."
        • What is your go-to workout song or what are you listening to right now?
        "My music taste changes depending on how I'm feeling which varies day-to-day, but I would say right now I'm stuck on early 2000's boy band songs during my runs."
        • What do you like to do in your spare time?
        "I like reading, going on hikes, or quilting in my free time."
          • What is your favourite food or indulgence?
           "I love any type of pasta that has cheese with a side of garlic bread."
          • What is your favourite quote?
          “If the plan doesn't work change the plan, but never the goal."
          • What was your first impression of the CGC?
          “My first impression had been that the entire staff was extremely friendly and eager to assist with a smile. It was a professional but approachable environment."
          • What is your movie/book/TV show?
          “My favourite movie is definitely The Lion King (1994)."
          • What do you wish other people knew about the CGC?
          "The CGC creates a friendly atmosphere where you can meet new people for different activities and create a strong sense of community."

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