July 2017 Athlete Story- Andrew Murphy

 

What sports do you do and where do you train?  I enjoy playing a multitude of sports including hockey, baseball, soccer, running, hiking, cycling and more recently CrossFit. I train at CrossFit Stasis and Naden Athletic Centre currently. However, I have had the opportunity to play CISM soccer for the Canadian Forces and travel around the world to compete. I also was fortunate to be selected to represent Canada at the Invictus games in Orlando last year where I competed in track and field and rowing. It was such an amazing experience to compete alongside soldiers from 14 different nations, meet their families and share the camaraderie!

 

Athletic background: I grew up in a small town on the west coast on Newfoundland, called Kippens. Travelled at the age of 15 to play hockey which is where one of my billet families encouraged me to join the Canadian Forces.

 

What is your favourite Fit Balm product and why? My favourite Fit Balm product is the Hand Repair Balm. I have found it an essential part of my training and healing!


 What motivates you to be healthy? I am motivated to eat healthy and stay physically fit so my children will follow in my footsteps. I also enjoy pushing myself to reach new fitness goals and train for competitions!

 

Favourite healthy food? Spinach salads

Favourite cheat meal? Fried chicken

 

Goals and accomplishments? My goals are to maintain happiness and healthiness for myself and my family.

 

 

Tell us a little bit more about yourself: I am a certified Red Seal Chef, my favourite car is the Dodge Demon and my favourite CrossFit lift is squat cleans! I crush that!


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