Meet the LiveFit 6-Pack: Tim Richards

Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center employees have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever!

Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.

Tim Richards is an OR surgical technician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

Tim Richards is an OR surgical technician at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

I had been thinking about doing the Green Bay Triathlon for the last 4 years.

The idea came to me at hunting camp one day as I was just sitting around watching the T.V. It was raining that day and I had no intention of getting soaked sitting in a tree. It just so happened that the Ironman Triathlon from Hawaii was on and I saw a guy who was 81 years old competing in it. I figured I should try and do something for myself.

I did not know at first that they had different lengths of them until I started looking into it. I had asked my daughter if she would be interested in doing it with me. It never really materialized and that is why I was a little apprehensive about trying to get on the LiveFit team. I was not sure about the time commitment the training would require and did not want to try for something I could not give 100% to. After talking with on of last years participants I was convinced that I could handle the training commitment and applied.

I wanted to be selected to really give myself the boost I needed. Honestly, though, part of me was thinking” What are you getting yourself into!” was a little nervous since I work nights. I was hoping that would not keep me from being picked. I just looked at it as more of a challenge. Nick surprised me with the news that I made the team and I was pumped.

I look forward to the next 6 months leading up to the race and getting to know my teammates. I am hoping to loose some weight and get a good routine in place that I can grow on. I thrive on competition and really enjoy being a part of a team. I would like to take what I learn and use it for future events as well.

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s experts will put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.

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