Click on the links below to watch some amazing Canadian athletes share their greatest athletic accomplishment stories as part of the Recharge with Milk Accomplishment Series.
Raymond Ortiz: Ray is the owner, manager and personal fitness trainer at Invest In Fitness, located in Markham, Ontario. Here he runs a weight-loss program called “Bye Bye Body Fat Bootcamp” that inspires participants to use fitness and proper nutrition to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. Ray had been overweight himself and after his father suffered a heart-attack he enrolled in a personal fitness training program in college and later started his own business.
Ashleigh McIvor: Ashleigh is a retired Canadian freestyle skier currently residing in Pemberton, British Columbia. At 16, a bad injury in the Canadian Nationals triggered the decision to shift her focus from alpine ski racing to free skiing: big lines, powder, and cliffs… in perfect time to prepare her for the Olympic debut of the sport she was clearly destined to represent her country in: Skicross. She became the first gold medal winner of women's ski cross at the 2010 Winter Olympics and is also a former world champion in ski cross with a second place finish at the Winter X Games to her credit as well. In her spare time, Ashleigh is busy travelling to various conferences and other events as a keynote speaker promoting important values such as dedication and perseverance, through a healthy, happy, active lifestyle.
Richard Pady: Richard is a certified Triathlon Coach, Personal Trainer, Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant, who trains clients and athletes all around the World. Richard has competed in many Triathlon World Championships and Ironman events around the world as a professional. In 2010 he was involved in a serious collision that left him with a broken humorous and needed a plate put into his left arm – he was told he would never compete again. He worked hard to overcome these injuries and in 2012 he won the Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series. He has been in the sport of triathlon for 23 years and has 15 years of coaching and personal training experience.
Brian MacLean: Brian is an athlete with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes severe tunnel-vision to the point that he is considered legally blind. Regardless of his disability, Brian is an avid runner who uses guides to help him during his runs. He manages the local chapter of Achilles International, including the annual Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk, which encourages people with disabilities to experience the joy of running – the same runners high he felt while training with guides outdoors and on his own on a treadmill.
Grant Mullins: Grant is a 6’3 basketball guard from Burlington, Ontario who just entered his freshmen year at Columbia University. In high school, Grant averaged 32.5 points, 8.0 assists and 8.5 rebounds per game as a senior; he earned MVP honours at the 2012 Rumble All-Canada Classic ; made it to the provincial finals in his senior year; paced Team Ontario to national finals; and played for the Burlington Skyhawks and Grassroots Canada during the summer.
Now it’s your turn! Share your accomplishment story with us and you could win an amazing getaway vacation for two for the ultimate Recharge. To enter, click here.