Fitness club owner bounces back to bronze

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

If not for a torn tendon suffered while training for the 2008 World Championships, Andy Childs would have qualified for the World Powerlifting Championships in California. Instead, he was forced to sit out and watch from the sidelines.

“Missing out on the Worlds in California last year was a disappointment, but I was determined to overcome the injury and compete at the highest level again this year,” said Childs.

Fast forward a year to Ostrava, Czech Republic, Oct. 2, 2009 — Childs, a former two-time Canadian Powerlifting Champion and member of three Canadian Powerlifting lifting teams posted a personal best combined 775kg weight lifted to take the bronze medal in the 110kg division.

Childs’ individual event lifts included squat 297.5kg second place, silver medal; bench, 197.5kg, sixth; deadlift 280kg, third.

“Pain is temporary. Pride is permanent. Pain is only weakness leaving the body,” said Childs, an A. C. E. certified personal trainer and owner of Phoenix Fitness in Ancaster. “That was my philosophy as a competitor and that’s the approach I want my clients to adapt as their personal approach to training.”

Along with strength training, Childs and his team provide personal fitness counseling for weight loss, sports and occupation-specific training and general health and fitness.

Fitness club owner bounces back to bronze

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

If not for a torn tendon suffered while training for the 2008 World Championships, Andy Childs would have qualified for the World Powerlifting Championships in California. Instead, he was forced to sit out and watch from the sidelines.

“Missing out on the Worlds in California last year was a disappointment, but I was determined to overcome the injury and compete at the highest level again this year,” said Childs.

Fast forward a year to Ostrava, Czech Republic, Oct. 2, 2009 — Childs, a former two-time Canadian Powerlifting Champion and member of three Canadian Powerlifting lifting teams posted a personal best combined 775kg weight lifted to take the bronze medal in the 110kg division.

Childs’ individual event lifts included squat 297.5kg second place, silver medal; bench, 197.5kg, sixth; deadlift 280kg, third.

“Pain is temporary. Pride is permanent. Pain is only weakness leaving the body,” said Childs, an A. C. E. certified personal trainer and owner of Phoenix Fitness in Ancaster. “That was my philosophy as a competitor and that’s the approach I want my clients to adapt as their personal approach to training.”

Along with strength training, Childs and his team provide personal fitness counseling for weight loss, sports and occupation-specific training and general health and fitness.

Fitness club owner bounces back to bronze

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

If not for a torn tendon suffered while training for the 2008 World Championships, Andy Childs would have qualified for the World Powerlifting Championships in California. Instead, he was forced to sit out and watch from the sidelines.

“Missing out on the Worlds in California last year was a disappointment, but I was determined to overcome the injury and compete at the highest level again this year,” said Childs.

Fast forward a year to Ostrava, Czech Republic, Oct. 2, 2009 — Childs, a former two-time Canadian Powerlifting Champion and member of three Canadian Powerlifting lifting teams posted a personal best combined 775kg weight lifted to take the bronze medal in the 110kg division.

Childs’ individual event lifts included squat 297.5kg second place, silver medal; bench, 197.5kg, sixth; deadlift 280kg, third.

“Pain is temporary. Pride is permanent. Pain is only weakness leaving the body,” said Childs, an A. C. E. certified personal trainer and owner of Phoenix Fitness in Ancaster. “That was my philosophy as a competitor and that’s the approach I want my clients to adapt as their personal approach to training.”

Along with strength training, Childs and his team provide personal fitness counseling for weight loss, sports and occupation-specific training and general health and fitness.