Updated: Nov 9
Meet Ariel Fay Gagnon Carr, BS, FMS, FRCms, CFSC 2! We’re so excited to have Ariel’s enthusiasm and experience as an athlete and strength specialist join our team. She trains part-time in Norwood.
Hometown: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Education: Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
Favorite professional athlete or sports team: Tara Lipinski
Favorite place you’ve traveled to: Switzerland
What drew you to The Micheli Center? When it comes to training the athletes, I admire their dedication to do so in the safest and most efficient way possible, all while increasing performance level and avoiding further injuries.
How did you develop an interest in athletic or personal training)? When I was younger, I used to figure skate at a national and international level. I even participated in the World Championships while still attending high school. After retiring and focusing on school full-time, it became my goal to become the trainer and coach that I wish I had when I was an athlete. After all, there is still so much more to be done and much room for improvement in the field of strength and conditioning that will allow the athletes to improve significantly and better their training regimens.
What are small changes people could make that would have a large impact in their overall health? Walk more. Move often. Improve sleep quality. Surround yourself with positive and encouraging people.
What is your preferred method of exercise, either a certain activity or specific regimen? Personally, I love to feel strong. Strength training is a great stress relief and provides far more benefits than what people really think: improvements in cognitive function, increased metabolism, and better functionally are just a few of them.
Favorite motivational/inspirational quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky” --Michael Scott
And, since we love pizza parties at TMC, favorite pizza topping: Chicken with a ton of veggies!