What qualities come to mind when you think of a great role model? Someone who always leads by example, displays selflessness and acceptance of others and demonstrates a strong sense of discipline?
Our Shaker of the month is an absolute role model who ticks all the boxes when it comes to leadership! Stephen Quinn has served in the Police Force for 30 years, has the respect and admiration of the entire community and has only missed a handful of training sessions over these past 52 weeks. Now that’s some serious discipline!
Quinny is the exact type of person you want in a training community! The kind of guy who arrives 10 minutes early, ensures new members are always made to feel welcome and is the 1st person to pick the rest of the crew up off the floor after an ass kicking session!
We recently caught up with our May Shaker of the Month to chat about life and how good it feels to hit the golf ball better than ever….
G’day Quinny, tell us a little bit about yourself mate?
Ok well I am 49 years old. I joined the Police force in 1985 – 30 years ago. Happily married with kids who are all very active. I grew up with sport as a huge focus and now that our kids have grown up I am able to find a little more time for myself and get back into things like the Shake UP. I joined the Shake UP 12 months ago and it was probably one of the best things I ever did!
Wow 12 months has gone by fast! Can we talk a little about your awesome track record?
Yeah I reckon over these last 12 months I have only missed 4 or 5 sessions and those occasions I was away with the family for sporting events!
Can you give us an idea of what you have achieved at the Shake UP over the last 12 months?
Well I have lost 8 kilo’s but probably more importantly I am feeling fitter, faster and stronger than I have in years. Golf is a sport that I have really fallen in love with in the last few years and the core strength that I have developed has seriously improved the way I hit the ball. I am hitting them further than ever and playing 10 times better!
So where to from here Quinny. Any goals or targets?
I have no intentions of really leaving the program! I guess I just want to continue to stay on the top of my game and know that I have that mental and physical resilience. It certainly helps in my job!
What keeps you coming back to the Shake UP?
I love the structure of the program. I love that its constantly challenging us. The people that are involved are all very supportive and friendly. I really like the way that the Shake UP trainers have a great style of coaching that motivates people and gets the most out of us. It isn’t that authoritarian or commando method at the Shake UP. That, in my experience, doesn’t work. I believe I have been at PBC since it begun and one of the most impressive things that I have noticed is that very few people ever leave. The group continues to grow but nobody drops off and that says a lot for a training program.
Your worst exercise?
Well they are all pretty tough but I don’t mind. Ball Slams and Burpees are probably the toughest though.
Well Quinny, you are truly a legend and a very deserved winner of our Shaker of the month.
We are very excited to announce that the Shake UP PBC – Shaker of the month is now being supported by some very dynamic local businesses. The Salt Mill café in Currumbin are very generously rewarding our Shaker with a $30.00 voucher and A Cultured life is kindly offering a delicious pro-biotic pack of Kombucha and Water kefir. A huge thanks to Johnny and Sarah from The Salt Mill and Cindy from A Cultured life.