Meet Nathan Jones. Nathan is from Abbotsford but has lived in Kamloops for almost 20 years. He is an outdoorsman who loves to mountain bike and ski!
Where are you from and how long have you lived in Kamloops?
Abbotsford, in Kamloops since 2000.
Who is your favourite person to spend time with and why?
Probably my son because we are so alike but also not because we are so alike.
What is your favourite local store in Kamloops and why?
Be Teased, good healthy, reasonably priced food.
Describe yourself in one word.
If you could go anywhere in the world right at this moment where would you go and why?
Alaska, to ski!
What is your favourite activity in Kamloops?
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
There are too many to choose from.
What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?
Anyone I see that comes into CrossFit and keeps at it, gets healthy and truly changes their lifestyle! That to me is the most motivating. Just seeing people transform.
Tell us your favourite childhood memory.
Learning to ski in elementary school, going up the rope tow once then hopping on the chairlift and trying to ski blacks.
Where do you volunteer or give back to in the community?
Every month we have a charity workout where we ask for donations to give to our yearly charity that year. Last year we donated to the wildfire fund and the SPCA.
If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?
Corruption in Politics and government. That’s a can of worms.
Where would you sneak away to in Kamloops to spend some time alone?
Pineview bike trails.
Where would you like to see positive change in Kamloops and why?
See more support put into trial development.
What do you think makes Kamloops great?
The amount of green space and easily accessible hiking, biking and general outdoor experience.
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Ski and climb in Europe and South America. And Alaska.
Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
I love to eat Nachos at home in the evening.
What is the name of your business/organization?
Kamloops CrossFit Apostle.
Why did you get into/start this business?
Love for getting healthy.
What is the goal of your business?
Promote health and wellness.
What has been your biggest struggle either at work or in life?
What do you always find yourself saying?
"You should have....." It’s a bad habit I’m trying to break.
Tell us your best piece of life advice.
Follow your dreams and passions.
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Why do you think it is important to shop locally?
To support our small businesses.
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Getting sober 7 years ago.
Give someone you think that deserves it a shout out and explain why!
Leah my wife for always being a strong partner.
My choice for the KamloopsBCNow In Focus spotlight is:
Cliffside climbing gym.
Some general comments I would like to share are:
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