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 do you exercise?
It’s a lifestyle choice for me! It’s just who I am. I love staying healthy and in reasonably good shape. I feel guilty when I don’t exercise. It also inspires me to eat healthily!
Why is exercise important to you?
It is important to stay healthy and in good shape. Feel good, look good. It does wonders for one’s over all good health especially as you age, plus it does wonders for one’s self confidence.
How is your exercise routine different now than pre Covid?
Usually I go three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Craigs Group Interval Training class. It’s a fabulous high intensity 60 minute class.
I also run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays training for annual Half Marathons.
Since the Covid shutdown, we now do our Out Door Fitness work out remotely online. I still continue to run except on the weekends when we are under a complete Lockdown.
Who/what inspires/motivates you?
Craig Walkine our coach at Outdoor Fitness. He’s truly inspirational as are his trainers that conduct some of his classes
To continue what I’m doing…Never Give up!
Great job Dave! You are amazing and an inspiration to us all!