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Veteran agent Ken Chaplin faces unusual challenges when it comes to exercise. He lives on a boat! Usually an avid biker, take a look at how he has adjusted and changed how he exercises now!

When did you start exercising?

So basically…when did I start exercising…well I’ve never been one to do proper exercise routines. I like to do an activity which I enjoy that also gives me exercise. I guess what really prompted me to be a little bit more serious was when I had surgery about ten/twelve years ago and I wanted to regain my health and my fitness so I started cycling.

I joined a cycling group and I built it up and over several years I managed to do the Ride for Hope. It was my goal to do the whole one hundred miles which I managed to do about the

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Krystal's transformation appeared fast and dramatic! However it wasn't easy - but hard work and determination pays off and Krystal has kept it up. Read how she does it and get some great tips on eating well in our talk with Krystal Treco!

Exercise with Krystal

When did you start exercising?

I've been working out for about 2 years now everyday. Being locked inside has forced me to push myself to try to stay active as much as I can during the day. 

 Why do you exercise?

I exercise daily because I am getting married in November and want to be a much fitter person by then.

Krystal Now and Then

Krystal now and then!

Why is exercise important to you?

I truly want to be an active person who takes care of their health as a necessity. 

How is your exercise routine different

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With over 25 years in sales and marketing, real estate is a perfect fit for Byron and he has made a very successful transition! Check out how he keeps in shape to keep on top of his game!

 

When did you start exercising?

Exercise has been a part of my entire life.  Being a former college athlete, I have been working out at some level since high school.  Working out for Track and Field at a NCAA Division 1 level was very intense and for many years after college, I had discontinued any consistent routine maybe due to burn-out, but when my two sons began competing in a number of sports during their high school and college careers, I picked it up again by working out with them. They both went on to be collegiate athletes and both sons reside in the

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Welcome to the first in a series of chats with our agents on what exercise means to them, especially in these most peculiar times when we in The Bahamas, along with the rest of the world live under a Covid-19 curfew. Dave McCorquodale, a veteran agent, a veteran runner, and our very own expert on the The Reef at Atlantis  is up first!

So Dave when did you start exercising?

I started exercising with Outdoor Fitness Bahamas under the watchful eye of a fabulous certified trainer Craig Walkine Sr. about 10 years ago. I’ve run 12 Half Marathons in total including a few International events, Havana 3 times and Miami once three years ago.

 

Dave at the Havana Half Marathon in 2019. He completed the event in 2 hours and thirty two minutes

Why

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Preparing for Disaster

hurricane matthews pathwayA tropical wave, named 97L, formed off the coast of Africa in late September, travelled west across the Atlantic, and upon reaching the Eastern Caribbean became Hurricane Matthew on September 28th 2016. Matthew rapidly intensified and became a Category 5 storm on September 30th and proceeded to track northwards, towards Haiti, Cuba and ultimately The Bahamas and on to the US East Coast.

Labelled a major storm and significant threat from early on, Matthew was taken very seriously by the Bahamian population. Preparations began early, and picked up pace as Matthew moved, ever so slowly, closer. Matthew had the capital, New Providence in his path and the residents were taking no chances. By the mid afternoon on Wednesday the 5th

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ERA Dupuch Real Estate once again sponsored Team ERA to compete in the GAFFW triathlon event in Treasure Cay Abaco this past week-end with the Olympic Event held on Saturday March 21st, 2015.

Sunrise

We all rubbed our eyes, rolled out of bed at Oh Dark Thirty and wandered over to the staging area in Treasure Cay next to the gorgeous 3 mile, world-renowned beach. It was pitch black! Soon enough as the sun was rising the swimmers set off and the race was on!

 Getting Ready

Katie Roach swam an impressive speed at 22.35 minutes for the 1500 metre distance (pretty much 1 mile) in the unusually very murky water (created by large ocean swells from the day before) and I hopped on my bike and peddled madly down the Great Abaco Highway even having to negotiate a 300 yard

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Team ERA is once again in training as they get ready to compete in the annual GAFFW Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend this weekend in Treasure Cay. See GAFFW They will be competing in the Olympic Event, in the water will be Katie Roach, and on the bike will be our very own Ken Chaplin – and for the first time the runner will be 13 year old Joshua Kelly of Abaco. (Ken is delighted as this brings down the average age of the team considerably) Wish them good luck!…..Photos next week so standby!

Ken Chaplin Triathlete

Want more info on riding or competing in triathlons in The Bahamas, write Ken! Ken's email He has been riding and representing Team ERA for at least seven years! 

Where is Treasure Cay? Treasure Cay is in Abaco, very close to Florida! Treasure

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