Women of Aldergrove have been training hard for the Femsport Vancouver event held this past weekend in the Ship Builder’s Square at Lonsdale Quay. Aldergrove’s ‘Durti Gurlz’ Femsport Team rocked the podium last year, bringing home multiple wins from different categories. This year, the Durti Gurlz have done it again.
Cindy Legare, last year’s open division champion, laid claim to first place in the Masters category this time around. Open division third place medals went out to Krys Meadows, Erin Schwaiger and Yvonne Woelke. Fourth place was won by Denise Eakins, Leah McLean and Tara Strachan.
This women’s strength and fitness challenge is offered to women of all abilities and vows to test their strength, agility, power, endurance and speed. Femsport offers women so much more than just the opportunity to be their own champion.
“[This event] was one of the most empowering days of my life,” says Krys Meadows, Durti Gurlz team member.
Her sentiments are echoed by Yvonne Woelke, fellow team member, who states: “I had such an awesome day and seriously had a blast watching all my Durti Gurlz smash old records and personal goals. I am so lucky to have such loving and empowering women in my corner.” Aldergrove’s Durti Gurlz were 10 women strong this year. They encourage new ladies to come out and experience what this event, and the training for it, has to offer. Training for this event is happening at local fitness centre Apocalypse Training and Fitness, located at #30-26157B – 262 Street. A sanctioned Femsport training facility, Apocalypse offers event specific training methods and competition knowledge in addition to their regular classes and club memberships.
The dedication and committment to their team is what makes the Durti Gurlz stand out. Woelke had been recently hospitalized due to a motor vehicle accident. She returned to training just a few weeks before the big day, vowing to do the best she could under her new circumstances. Kari Collins, though she has been unable to walk due to a severely broken leg, continued going to practices and cheering on her team mates. Collins represented her team from her wheelchair on the sidelines all day while her fellow team mates gave it their all.
It is this determination that sets the Durti Gurlz apart and has earned them sponsorship from EON Therapeutics, the organic nutritional supplement brand. EON was honoured to support this group of dedicated ladies, knowing they would represent their brand in an honourable way. EON Therapeutics was onsite at Femsport to get behind the team and be invlolved in their success.
Once again, Aldergrove is well represented by these women and their “Durti” spirits. They are Determined, Unstoppable, Relentless, Tenacious and Irresistible. Join them next year as they take on box jumps, obstacle courses, kettle bells, tire drags, inverted rows and the desire to become their own champion. Apocalypse Training and Fitness is the only club in the lower mainland to offer a full gym plus a full boot camp cross training facility in one spot. Stop in to say hello to the Durti Gurlz or to get started on your own fitness journey.