Wake-Ups is my secret weapon to tackling a busy regime. I am working hard towards the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020 and race both in Canada and internationally. I am an avid hiker and mountain biker, and also devote a lot of my time to training the Guelph Development Squad where I mentor and coach young Canadian athletes. Having obtained a Biomedical Science degree from the University of Guelph, I am returning to school this fall adding another task to my already packed schedule. I appreciate that I can always count on Wake-Ups to elevate my daily performance environment.
“Being focused and consistent is key to me. I’m constantly striving towards the best version of myself, and it shows in my performance. It’s not all beach sun and fun, though — frequent traveling can be exhausting, and playing among the top international athletes doesn’t give me much time to loosen up. Wake-Ups help me stay sharp and bring my A-Game whenever I need it most. With my eyes on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it’s paramount I stay committed.”
Boccia is a strategic sport that demands extreme precision, muscle control and concentration. I constantly have to be at the top of my game, both physically and mentally. Wake-Ups give me the necessary kick to get through those extra-long training and game days that come along with competing both individually and in a team at the highest international level. Every single day I keep pushing through the barriers, and now when preparing for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, I appreciate having a safe energy fix trusted by other athletes.
Parallel Slalom /
I currently compete in Parallel Slalom events throughout North America and internationally. The road to the Olympics is long and arduous, with early mornings, cold conditions, and hours of jet-lag from chasing winter weather across the globe. With over 30 flights logged each season, my training schedule can be grueling. Wake-Ups give me that extra boost of energy I need on and off the hill. They keep me going and help me bounce back after competitions.
Basketball is my life-long passion and representing Team Canada at the highest level comes with a great responsibility. Now preparing for my second Paralympic Games it requires extra focus and concentration. Wake-Ups is a game-changer that keeps me going throughout my intense training schedule, frequent travelling and master’s studies in exercise physiology (I certainly deserve a joint degree in multitasking as well). As an athlete and a student, I need to make sure I stay physically and mentally alert regardless of the challenges.