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2021 marks our 30th year in business. We are excited to share stories with you each month about some of the amazing people we have worked with over the years. All of whom have contributed to our success. Stories about our first team member, first Olympian we coached, first events, first time on the radio and more. Enjoy, and please be sure to reach out to us if you have anything you would like to share. 

APRIL SPOTLIGHT

PB’s FIRST OLYMPIC ATHLETE

Josee_pix_rollerblading_2 Stories and Sharing from our 30 years - Personal BestJosée Chouinard is a multiple national champion and two-time Olympic figure skater.  Over the years, PB Coach Sheldon has worked with dozens of pairs, ice dance, and singles, figure skaters including Jean-Michel Bombardier, Marcus Christensen, and Josée (see picture). However, of the thousands of athletes, at every level, from over two dozen different sports over the past 30 years, Josée was the first Olympian PB had the privilege to worked with. 

Words From Josée:
It is an honor to be part of this milestone anniversary and to share grateful for Personal Best being part of my team at an important time of my career. 
 
I moved to Toronto 1993, leaving Montreal meant leaving my support system, family, fiancé, and friends, to focus on my ultimate goal, the Olympics with 10 months only to prepare. Once settled in my new training facility. I started working with Sheldon and PB. His attention to the details, and his interest in not only the athlete but the person made me feel important.  Sheldon was very meticulous with my overall training.  He quickly recognized my strengths and weaknesses.  It was easy to trust Sheldon. Trust is a big part in any athlete’s success. As most of our motivation comes from within ourselves.  His compassion and leadership were what definitely pushed me.  He has an ability to inspire the desire to excel in people.  I remember going rollerblading through Sunnybrook park in Toronto for workouts, creative, fun, and rejuvenating. 
 
Today I share the same passion as Sheldon, teaching young athletes, inspiring and empowering them to become better every day, better then yesterday. I teach beginners to international competitive level. It gives me such excitement and fulfillment to witness a skater achieve a new skill after hard work. I recently broaden my skills to work with hockey players who wish to improve their blade techniques with edges and turns. It keeps me young, active, and engaged. 
 
Thank you Sheldon, and Personal Best, for bringing back great memories! Wishing you many more years of success. I know our paths will continue to connect! 
 
Josée


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