Meet Our Members: Mike Goertz
Mike Goertz has been a long standing volunteer in the fitness center at Hutton House; his dedication to the program and the people that participate in it is inspirational. Recently, Mike went through to be a certified canfitpro Personal Training Specialist and was successful! One of his goals is to work with the older adult population and take more courses that pertain to that. Mike’s dedication to the course shows what an inspiration he is!
Why did you choose canfitpro?
It was recommended to me by Kristy Hoornick, Fitness and Wellness Facilitator at Hutton House. I also liked the information and the way they taught the course
What is your “why”? Why have you chosen this profession?
I am an athlete with Special Olympics Ontario and I swim competitively. I started exercising to improve my own fitness for competitions. I enjoyed it so much that I decided I wanted to help others with intellectual disabilities to improve their fitness. I feel that by having a personal trainer who can relate to their clients on the same level is important, and my being able to understand their experiences helps with this.
What gets you excited to go to work each day?
I get excited to go to work each day because I get to see each of my clients as well as other participants, and help them achieve their goals. To see the pride that they have in themselves for achieving a goal or completing a new exercise makes it all worth while.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I enjoy the clients that I work with and making a difference in their lives.