- Oct 05, 2011
It has been nice to be home over the last few weeks to catch up with my friends and family. Since I have been home with a little bit of extra time on my hands, I thought I would get in better shape to help me mentally and physically prepare for the upcoming tour schedule in November. So tonight I started a Seal Fit Workout program with a personal trainer- my brother Kyle. Kyle has been trying to convince me to start this program for a while now. For those of you that don't know my brother Kyle, he has been lifting weights since the age of three. He is in amazing shape and as it turns out, is one of the best trainers I have ever had. It became a family affair tonight as I started the seal fit program. My mom, dad and I gathered on the front lawn of the house and were given our personal workout activities from Kyle. It took about an hour and for me it included a zillion burpees, squats, sit ups, weights and a short jog around the block (several times). By the end I was wiped. When I was doing my fifty sit ups towards the end of the workout I looked up and there was the family cat, Buddy sitting under a tree watching all of us do exercises on my parent's front lawn. It must have been quite the site! My brother Kyle is one of my best friends in the whole world. He has alway been there for me and is a real inspiration to me. He is a natural teacher, leader and the best personal trainer I could ever ask for. Coming up this weekend Keith and Renee will be sharing the stage with Doc Walker and Blue Rodeo for The Winnipeg Jets Party. If you notice my new found biceps...it will be my brother and trainer, Kyle to thank for that! Are you looking for a trainer, email me and I will get you in touch with Kyle.
- Oct 01, 2011
I remember going to The Winnipeg Jets games with my dad when I was a kid. My dad's friend had season tickets right behind the player's bench and every so often we would get to go. It was a real chance to bond with my dad at these games because he would give me the play by play and point out who was who on the team. He essentially taught me the game of hockey at those games, explaining what "Off Side" meant and the different referee signals for penalties etc. Fifteen years later, I was able to relive some of this nostalgia tonight, as my dad and I went to our first Jets Game (since they are now back in Winnipeg, after fifteen years of being away). The energy in the MTS Center tonight made me emotional. I could feel the community spirit and the energy buzzing around the arena. As the first puck dropped at center ice tonight, I remembered how significant the game of hockey is to me. It represents a part of my childhood and reminds me of where I am from. During the national anthem tonight...I loved how the whole crowd sang along (especially the extra loud emphasis on "TRUE NORTH strong and free...). I was especially honored tonight when they announced our shows coming up on October 9 over the loud speaker. It was a real honor to be mentioned at such a Winnipeg/Canadian celebration of our city and country. Both Renee and I are honored to be part of the Jets Celebrations with CBC's National NHL Kick Off at The Forks with Doc Walker and The Jets After Burner Social with Blue Rodeo at The Convention Center. As I sat there tonight and breathed it all in, I felt greatful for my life, for my city, for this country of Canada that we call home and for my dad, who has really been a major influence in my life and has taught me so many of my life lessons, including the game of hockey. Keep your head up and your stick on the ice.He Shoots, He Scores!