Category: Interviews

Rob stands to the left on a hill in an orange tshirt at the edge of a forest with a crowd of athletes in wetsuits behind him.

Coaching and fundraising with Rob Dibden

We connected with Rob Dibden to talk about adapting to COVID-19, the Triathlon of Compassion, and staying motivated. Rob has been involved in triathlon since 1997, coaching since 2002, and coaching with Human Powered Racing since 2012. There is still time to register for The Tri of Compassion. What has adapting to COVID-19 meant for

Connor and his partner stand in hiking clothes with trees and water behind them. Both are smiling widely.

Courtenay to Victoria with a few detours for physiotherapist Connor Willis

Connor did his undergrad here in Victoria, and his Master’s in Hamilton. And he grew up just a few hours North in Courtenay. We talked about rugby, the benefits of physiotherapy, and craft brewing.  How was Hamilton? Hamilton was great! People really say bad things about Hamilton, and the winters there, but I loved it.

Stephanie Holbrook, RMT, in the hallway at Arbutus Physiotherapy.

Stephanie Holbrook talks massage therapy, kinesiology, and the importance of back rows

Stephanie Holbrook sat down with us to drink coffee, tell us about growing up in Campbell River, and tell us a little bit about herself, her family, and the Victoria Marathon…

Elizabeth (Beth) May is a physiotherapist and helps out at the XTERRA Victoria race at Durrance Lake.

Elizabeth (Beth) May talks kinesiology, UVic, running and physiotherapy

We sat down to enjoy a coffee with Beth recently. We talked about physiotherapy, running, the University of Victoria, community building, and chickens…

The sky and water are pink with the sunset, and the mountains in the distance are various shades of blue. A person in a "crew" jacket paddles a boat to the left and Susan's head is visible above the water to the right.

Coffee with Susan Simmons, long distance swimmer

We were lucky enough to join Susan Simmons for coffee this week. We talked about 30 hour swims, being an athlete with MS, community, and conservation…

Kiah running down a paved road, arms pumping at her sides, in a black, red, and white triathlon body suit that reads "Wheeler CAN"

Kiah Wheeler tells us about her love for triathlon

Kiah sat down with us to talk about her passion for triathlon (it’s contagious!), her kinesiology degree, life at the University of Victoria, and racing in Kona last year…

Brooke Woodley stands in the field at Esquimalt High School on a sunny bright West Coast day.

Brooke Woodley tells us about her journey with CrossFit

Brooke Woodley is a CrossFit athlete who moved to Victoria last year. She trains at Taranis, and is taking Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. How long have you been doing CrossFit? It’s been a year and a half now. What about CrossFit made you decide it was a sport for you? I guess I

Scott Holden, physiotherapist, in the forest, and out for a hike.

Catching up with Scott Holden, physiotherapist and sport enthusiast

We sat down with Scott Holden recently to talk about sports, being a physiotherapist, and exploring Vancouver Island. You moved here last year, is that right? Yeah, my fiance and I were in Halifax, and we just decided that we wanted to switch it up and see what the other side of the country had

Gillian Carleton smiles on the corner of Yates and Blanshard by Habit Coffee.

Catching up with Olympian, biochemist, and nerd, Gillian Carleton

We caught up to Gillian Carleton this fall to talk about sports, training, recovering from injury, and the life of an academic. Carleton won bronze in the 2012 Olympics in London as a track cyclist in the women’s team pursuit. She also took first place in the Omnium, Pan American Track Championships, in 2014. Since

Jessica Hall, physiotherapist, enjoys a juice at Jusu in Oakbay.

Things you didn’t know about Physiotherapist Jessica Hall

We sat down with Jessica Hall recently to talk about physiotherapy, sports, family life and the joys of living on Vancouver Island…

Meet Sarai Goodwin, registered massage therapist

We had the good fortune of sitting down with Sarai (pronounced like hurray) Goodwin this summer to talk about life, massage therapy, travelling, swimming in the ocean and existence as a single mother…

Leonie Solomon, Falcon Gymnastics

Léonie Solomons: gymnast, sports ambassador

We had the good fortune of sitting down with Léonie Solomons, fourteen, at the Garden City Invitational. She’s a Falcon Gymnastics team member. After our interview, she would go on to win…

Mike Gotuaco catches serious air on the half pipe

Meeting Mike Gotuaco, Chiropractor and conditioning specialist

Dr. Mike Gotuaco tells us about Collingwood, snowboarding, training for the Olympics and learning to surf…

Ashley Fradette on the beach on the West Coast Trail with a very big pack pack

Getting to know Ashley Fradette

Ashley tells us about physiotherapy, growing up in Williams Lake and her favourite steak dinner…

Christy Mader crushing it on the Boss Wall at Horne Lake

Meet Christy Mader

We sat down with Christy Mader a little while ago to chat about sports, massage therapy, the World Ultimate Frisbee Championship in London and …

A swimmer does laps in the early morning

Getting to know Kristen Bradley

We sat down with Kristen Bradley a little while ago to talk shop and to get to know her. We learned things about her and The Walking Dead…