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At the Intersection of Fitness & Business: Introducing Charlotte Lepp

Our latest Fitspeek guest is local business owner Charlotte Lepp. Lepp’s Farm Market in Abbotsford is the go-to place for locally grown meat and vegetables. Although Charlotte was never a high school sports star, she’s proof that regular exercise can do wonders for a person’s quality of life Listen to Charlotte’s story by pressing play. With spring here, it’s time to spring into fitness with Tri*Joy....


Fitspeek 29: The Joe Dixon Story

In Fitspeek 29 Kevin Watt is back with his social media shout outs and Zack Neufeld has part two of his Between The Ears series on positive self-talk. Our feature interview is with a person who is largely responsible for the race choices that we have as multisport athletes here in BC. Joe Dixon sort of got railroaded into his first gig as a race director but years later he is the owner of Dynamic Race Events. This year the Oliver Half celebrates its 15th year. In our interview we speak...


Fitspeek 28: Going Long(er) with F2C

As all of us get back into our serious racing and training sessions with the start of a new year, Mission’s F2C Nutrition is launching a new endurance formula product. Greg Cowan from F2C is our guest. He’ll be telling us about the science behind the product, the F2C pro athlete line up (featuring THIS UGLY guy!), and his chances of winning a race against a Dynamic Race Director. Zack Neufeld is back with a thought inspiring Between The Ears segment about choices that you face when...


Death, Taxes, and The Spring Series

There’s not too many sure things in life anymore but you can count on the Spring Series to be here. The long-standing bike races are once again returning to the Fraser Valley to give locals opportunity to harvest their fitness from months of training in the basement, or on the dark and rain-swept roads. If you are a person who is interested in doing your first road cycling race, you should really listen to my interview with Ryan Coussineau from Escape Velocity Cycling. He goes through the...


Fitspeek 27: The Many Faces of Kristina Paule

Following our very popular interview with local Cyclismo Brandon Jones, Fitspeek returns with another local athletic dynamo! Fitspeek 27 features a full-length interview with Abbotsford mom, employee, Vince-Tamer, musical performer, piano teacher, triathlete, and yes DUCK! (yes there is a reason for the picture to your right). Kristina Paule just ran the Abbotsford Running Room’s Hypothermic Half. This was her very first half-marathon. It ended with a down to the wire battle for first...


Brandon Jones: The Caffinator! Our guest on Fitspeek 26

Due to popular demand we finally were able to contact and interview local fast guy Brandon Jones. It turns out that he is a nice guy too! Well, other than crushing the local climbs and ripping off the legs of his competition. In addition to the Brandon Jones interview, Fitspeek 26 also features fresh from Area 51, Kevin Watt with his social media shout outs and Zack Neufeld with his Between The Ears segment. Here it all now by pressing...


Phoenix Velo Presents: Speak and Spin 2018

Coming up this Sunday (January 21st) at the Mission Senior’s Centre is the annual kick off for the Phoenix Velo Training Group. In this Fitspeek Express Interview, we speak with club president Geoff Oram. And if you want to know what the significance of the picture below is, you are going to have to listen to the end of the interview!


Fitspeek 25: Setting up your New Year/Wentings Spin Sessions

With a new year comes new opportunities for awesomeness. For many members of the Wednesday Night Spins at Wenting’s Cycle in Mission, their new season is already off to a strong start. That’s because they’ve already been training smartly during the dark season. In this episode of Fitspeek, we go into the spin-pit at Wenting’s and speak with many local triathletes and cyclists including Leigh-Ann Parker Vanderlinde, Tatania Sean, Paul McLachlan and Dan McLachlan. We ask them about their...


Geo Wade & Diella Siemens: Going Long (repost)

Just in case you didn’t get a chance to hear it the first time ’round, this is a re-post of the great interview that Kevin Watt, Zack Neufeld, and I did with Diella & Geo. We get into some great storytelling about how they were drawn to doing ultra-long sporting events and some of the adventures they have had while training for them and doing them. No need to fast forward to get to the interview. Just hit...


Going Long – Fitspeek 24: The “Ultra-Edition”

Geo Wade and Diella Siemens are both amazing people. In addition to holding down regular jobs and being parents and spouses like “the rest of us” they are also ultra-endurance athletes, although they don’t really like to admit it. In Fitspeek 24 Diella tells us about her first experience of “going-long” when she decided to walk home from work one day (from Vancouver to Port Coquitlam). Since then she has tackled her first half Ironman distance triathlon, developed a healthy interest in...


Fitspeek 23: More than just swim, bike, run!

In this episode, we show that Fitspeek is indeed more than just race results and tri-talk. Our newest podcast features our first installment of the Top 6 Health Trends of 2017. We’ll sort through the hype & the jargon & give you the straight goods on things like HIIT and “Wearable Technology.” And no, we have not forgotten our usual features like the upcoming events schedule and the race results. Have you got 20 minutes? Because Fitspeek 23 has something for you! It’s all at your...


BC’s BCs: The Brothers Cook

In our last Fitspeek Express interview we heard from Dan Cook: realtor, part time runner and full time father of four. This time we hear from the rest of this podium dominating family from Abbotsford including: 17 year old Travis, 14 year old (Mr. Energy Saver ) Preston, and 7 year old Fraser. These are names sure to be part of the Fraser Valley’s running scene for years to come.


The Family That Plays (runs) Together

As a long-time runner, how do you deal with the challenges of being a father? How about turning your 4 children into Team Cook, one of the Fraser Valley’s fastest running families? In this Fitspeek Express Interview, Kevin Heinze speaks with Dan Cook, the very proud father of a very fit family!


Fitspeek on The Fly} From Wadena Bakery

Armed with a double-espresso from the Wadena Bakery, our Fitspeek experiment continues, ever-Eastward. Today’s ten minutes of fun features Intern Elise and Kevin Watt with the Instagram shout outs. We also hear about the Judy Factor and fun with monkeys on episode four of Planet Mikey. Remember if 2018 is your year to “Tri” – do it with us at Tri*JOY} The Spirit of Multisport. Our...


Fitspeek on The Fly} From Hanna, Alberta

Ten years ago Abbotsford’s Marie Lashley took on the challenge as race director of a brand new event called the Santa Shuffle. In today’s Fitspeek on The Fly we hear about Marie’s motivations for investing her time in the event, her recent affinity for trail running, and her changing tastes in post-run nutrition!


Fitspeek on the Fly: From Calgary

As we travel Eastward, the flow of information on Fitspeek on the Fly continues. Today it’s Zack Neufeld with his latest edition of Between The Ears. We hear about the importance of breathing properly for maximum athletic performance.


Fitspeek on The Fly – From Revelstoke

Happy Saturday from Fitspeek. We are trying a new approach for this week it’s Fitspeek on the Fly. Today’s segment is the roundtable. We catch up with KWs Vegas adventure, hear from Intern Elise, and get the dirt on the Provincial Cyclocross Championships in Abbotsford


2017 BC Provincial Cyclocross Pre Race Information 2017 BC Provincial Cyclocross Championships!!!!

Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26 Matt Scott of the Famed Valley Cross races will be hosting the BC Cyclocross Championships in Abbotsford at the Mill Lake Facility. Equal Prize Money!! Kids bring your Parents! Parents bring your kids! Volunteers, Fans, Dogs, Cats, Everyone!! Come out for some Crazy Fun and cheer on your Provincial Racers!


With Grace and With Peace} The Alison Jackson Interview

From growing up on a farm that raised bison, near Vermilion, Alberta, to riding with “the boys” in Phoenix Velo, to the Go Pink/Cogeas cycling team in Italy, Alison Jackson has shown what happens at the confluence of ambition, talent, and grit. In this Fitspeek Express interview, we hear about Alison’s journey in becoming a professional athlete, challenges she faces as a professional cyclist living in Italy, her Olympic ambitions, and her passion for pastries from Duft &...


Coming Soon To Fitspeek: The Allison Jackson Interview

We’re just a few days away from uploading our latest Fitspeek Express interview. Our guest is Be Pink/Cogeas pro-cyclist Allison Jackson. You’ll hear how she made it from a farm near Vermilion, Alberta to The University of The Fraser Valley, to the front of the peloton. In the meantime we have current UFV student Zack Neufeld (along with Fitspeek co-host Kevin Heinze) with your race results from the Mission Half-Marathon and the Try Events Races from Boundary...


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