Joe Rios is an avid runner, certified fitness instructor and a health & wellness promoter. Joe's foray into the fitness world was sparked when he was introduced to running through Team Diabetes, a national activity fundraising program for the Canadian Diabetes Association. With several of his family members struggling with diabetes, Joe wanted to find a way to give back to a cause close to his heart. As with everything he does in his life, Joe embraced the motto of "go big or go home" when he signed up for his first race - a marathon in Iceland. After successfully completing the marathon, Joe was hooked on running. Since then he has completed several more races in various locations around the world - his next one being in Brazil in July 2012. These races are all part of his long term goal of running a marathon in all 7 continents.
As Joe's running progressed, he looked for a way to compliment his training. Having been a fan of Les Mills BodyPump for several years, once again, Joe decided to challenge himself and audition to be an instructor. After lots of sweat and determination, he was certified and has been teaching ever since. His current fitness goal is getting certified in Les Mills CXWORX - an intense new cutting edge core workout program. Joe is grateful that his day job allows him to stay connected to his passion for health wellness. As a Sector Advisor for Life Sciences at Export Development Canada, Joe spends his days connecting Canadian companies with foreign buyers and speaking at a variety of events and conferences all over the world.
As a lululemon running ambassador Joe brings not only his fitness knowledge but his passion for health and wellness, his positive spirit and an intense motivating approach. Come join him every Thursday at 5:30pm for an energizing run!