This week we’d like to introduce you to Mario Pierre-Canel, this week’s Skimble Member Spotlight! Mario is one of our most active members in both our Workout Trainer & GPS Sports Tracker apps, and we found him at the top of the leaderboard with over two thousand points for the month of October! Not only has he been a top performer, but he’s also a top contributor to our workout database, with some awesome workouts like Rollin’ on Foam and Guru’s Advanced Abs Workout. We took some time with Mario and asked him a few questions about what keeps him psyched on staying fit.
What was your starting point versus your current fitness status?
I went through a major health scare 2 1/2 years ago. After 2 major brain surgeries (arterio venous anomaly) I had to re-learn how to walk, talk (I am fluent in 4 languages), climb stairs, feed myself, etc. I did that in a week! As soon as the doctors cleared me, I was off to the races. I am now in the best physical condition I have ever been in. The Workout Trainer and Sport Tracker applications were right on my hip as I did it.
What’s your next fitness goal?
I train for strength, speed and endurance. I am a martial arts practitioner, a Judo black belt, and I have picked up Muay Thai kickboxing in the last few years. I’ve decided I am going to be great at it… Not good, great.
What’s your favorite thing about Skimble?
For sure, it’s the good people I have teamed up with on here. I affectionately call them my “Skimble Clique”. A great group of fitness enthusiasts. An amazing support system. We’re all in the boat together and the destination is tip top shape.
Give us a fun fact about yourself:
I am an artist, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, an athlete. But most importantly, a family man and proud father.
He keeps his psych up high by sticking to this rad mantra: “Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.” Lastly, Mario wanted to thank the whole staff at Zone Sportive, his home gym, where the slogan is “Your workouts are our warm-ups,” with special thanks to his kickboxing sensei, Marlene Lalonde and kinesiologist/trainer, Yann Joseph.
Mario, you’re story is incredible! Thanks again for sharing your story and enriching our amazing Skimble community. It’s people like you that keep us motivated!
We at Skimble HQ get psyched when we find out that our members are going out and challenging themselves with monumental athletic feats. If you are planning to participate in some sort of challenging event, and are using the Workout Trainer and/or GPS Sports Tracker apps to help you train, we’d love to spotlight you! Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.