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Susan: Community Superstar

01.05.2016

Susan would be the first to tell you that she was never a gym goer. In fact, before being diagnosed in 1998 with Multiple Sclerosis, she had never set foot in a gym before in her life. That definitely wasn’t the case after being diagnosed—she now works out 6 times a week. 

One of the way she trains is also a meaningful way that she gives back to the community. She is as a member of a fundraising team alternatingly called “Superheroes” and “The Do-Gooders” with her son, James. Last year, they raised money for the MS Society of Canada by taking part in the Scotiabank MS Walk in Victoria; an event that raised over $130,000 for people living with MS. 

When asked about what she takes away from her intensive exercise program, she reflects back on her years of training and what it has done for her. She says she truly enjoys the “endorphin rush” of working out and “the feeling of positive improvement.” She mentions one of the highlights of her training is coming into Neuromotion and noticing the "body high I get when I look in the mirror, watching myself on the treadmill with the perfect gait that I've never had before."
 
She reflects on all the places she feels connected to; “I love my neighbours on fisherman’s wharf, I love my friends at MS [Society], and I love coming here [to Neuromotion] and knowing everyone.” For her, it’s not as much what she can gain from being out and about in the community, but what she can give back. “I often hear able-bodied people say to me that I am an inspiration to them. I like that. I like to feel I am an inspiration to people.”