Entries by Emma Keevill

Team Matt vs Team Mitch: Evolve Fitness owners look to ‘friendly’ competition to inspire others

Evolve Fitness Owners, Matt and Mitch Benvie, have been in a ‘friendly’ competition their entire lives – although Matt is quick to point out that he had the initial victory in life of being born 11 minutes earlier than Mitch. As identical twins, the brothers and co-business owners thrive in a competitive environment, but share […]

One woman’s journey with a very special bike

Odette Merchant’s Ride for Cancer journey started in the Netherlands – a country known for its cycling. In 2014, Odette and her family took a trip to enjoy everything the Netherlands had to offer, including bike rentals to see the sites and enjoy the outdoors. This experience had a great impact on Odette, who found […]

Finding new purpose in a pandemic

Erin Thibault is a Paediatric registered nurse, high-performance AquaBike/ triathlete and triathlon coach in Halifax. Erin has competed around the world in places like New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and all over the States and Canada. Currently, Erin has her sights set overseas with hopes to compete at the 2021 World Triathlon Multisport Championships in Almere-Amsterdam, the Netherlands this September. […]

‘I’m doing it for our patients’: Uncovering strength in cancer care and exercise

For exercise physiologist, personal trainer and lifetime athlete, Joy Chiekwe, the hand-painted word ‘strong’ is a fitting choice to wear across her face with pride. Much of Joy’s life has centered around sports, movement and goal-setting. These longtime passions have evolved from years spent playing competitive basketball and ultimate frisbee to now helping patients maintain […]

Team Captain for the Evolve Fitness team has been facing the fight against breast cancer amid COVID-19 – now leading her team of over 150 Riders

Local gym, Evolve Fitness has joined the fight against cancer and entered a team in this year’s Ride taking place on October 3, 2020. Evolve has recruited the largest team in Ride for Cancer’s history with over 150 Riders registered to their team. Leading this group as Team Captain is Michelle Mackintosh. Michelle works as […]