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Pandemic no match for local athlete’s CrossFit ambitions

When life throws you a challenge, you can make excuses or solutions, says Ambroise Stevens-Paquette
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Ambroise Stevens-Paquette, local athlete and grade 10 student at École secondaire catholique l'Horizon, has proven that it will take more than a pandemic to stop her from achieving her goals.

Ambroise Stevens-Paquette, local athlete and grade 10 student at École secondaire catholique l'Horizon, has proven that it will take more than a pandemic to stop her from achieving her goals.

Stevens-Paquette is currently training for the annual CrossFit games scheduled to take place next October and like many in the world, has had her routine interrupted with the outbreak of COVID-19.

With schools, gyms and outdoor fitness equipment closed to the public, the situation seemed bleak, but this young go-getter was not about to let a set-back impact her athletic progression.

Determined to find a solution, she enlisted the help of her neighbour, who not only helped her clean but transform their garage into Stevens-Paquette’s new personal fitness centre.

“I can’t afford to lose three weeks or more of training,” said Stevens-Paquette. “When life throws you a challenge you have two choices; you can make excuses or you can try to find a solution to your problem.”

The CrossFit Games is an annual athletic competition hosted in Madison, Wisconsin, where athletes from around the world are invited to compete in a variety of aerobic, weightlifting and gymnastic-based workouts. Find more information and how to compete here.




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