CoreFit Member Highlight: Vance Trieschmann
Occupation: Retired but I work part time at being a pain in the ass!
From: Started work at Kaiser Mead in 1974, retired from Industrial Support Service in April of 2015 with some varied jobs in between.
When did you start coming to CoreFit? Looks like summer of 2014
Why did you start coming to CoreFit? Funny how the world works. I went to high school with and was involved in a church group with Cindi Bushwar. Early in 2014 I attended a going away party for a friend, a short time later I got a FB message from a “Cindi John” asking if we knew each other? To shorten this up, after 40 years Cindi and I met for coffee with our yearbooks, hashed over ancient times, talked about current things. She was so excited about the changes she had made and I was looking for something different so I decided to look into this “Corefit” thing.
Who is your greatest fitspiration and why? Knee jerk, Cindi, because of where she was and where she has come but in reality each and every person who attends Corefit is a fitspiration at one time or another.
What is your next fitness goal? I’m really hoping to work my way through whatever is affecting my achilles and messing up my running. Last years Leavenworth Half was the worst running experience I have ever had and since I signed up for next year I better figure it out.
Favorite workout song? For Those About to Rock, AC/DC.
When you are in the heat of the workout and feel like quitting, you think…I’m not sure I really think when I’m in the heat of a bad workout but as a rule I don’t bail on things once I start. I am learning that although sometimes when you least feel like going you will have your best workouts there are times you need to trust your gut and take a day off! Even if its in the middle of a class, if your head and heart are not there walk out the door and live to fight another day.
What has been your biggest accomplishment at CoreFit so far? Other than the Spartan Races which I will cover below learning to climb that damn rope and flipping a tire solo!
What is your biggest dietary weakness? Gourmet Popcorn.
Favorite part about CoreFit? The people, the camraderie and support you get from virtually all who attend classes. Also the varied workouts and exercises we do keep things from stagnating and continually work different muscles.
If you could sit down to lunch with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you choose to have lunch with and why? My maternal grandfather, he was larger than life to me and died when I was a junior in high school. But also my paternal grandparents, they lived a very simple rural life which when I was a teenager was BORING!!! But they were amazing people and I regret no having spent more time with them.
How has coming to CoreFit influenced the rest of your life? It has made me aware of the consequences of what I eat and drink, don’t always abide but as least I am aware. As a life long runner who segued into biking I never was much for weights, lifting, etc, coming to Corefit has made me realize that can be a pleasure all in itself. And, I guess, if I’d never connected with Cindi, come to Corefit I never would have met Lynn, that has definitely been and influence in my life. 😀
What is a motto or saying that you live your life by? Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! From my New Orleans background? Let the good times roll!
What are your main hobbies outside of CoreFit? Bicycling (road and mountain), snow skiing, motorcycling, working on projects in my man cave!
Favorite workout/exercise? Least favorite? Bench press I enjoy, although most of the workouts I can find something to like. Least: double unders.
If you could have all the money in the world, how would you spend your days? Like I live my life now! LOL! I’d probably travel the states more visiting friends and family, hitting awesome spots to mtb and ski.
Favorite Restaurant? Toss up, Davids Pizza, but lately the Backyard.
What has been your top memory at CoreFit to date? All of the Spartan Races, the first sprint in Montana where Cindi, Lynn, and I hung together and made sure we all finished. Surviving the Montana Beast on the way to my Trifecta certainly ranks way near the top.