Meet Effie, Our Member of the Month for October

Effie has been working out with us for almost 2 years now. We can always count on her to bring intensity and focus to her workouts! In that times she completed a whopping 258 workouts and continues to be one of the most consisted members of the gym. 


Effie Linke


"National Business Development Coordinator for Aon Global Risk Consulting (AGRC). My job is demanding, it requires a humongous amount of patience and thoughtfulness. I'm often pulled in many different directions but in a crazy way, I Love it!" 

How long have you been a working out at The VGV?

"Since April 2016."

What made you decide to try The VGV?

"I was following The Village Gym Vaughan (HERE) for a while and looking for a new place to train and liked The VGV atmosphere, the workouts and clientele."

What is your favourite thing about The Village Gym Vaughan?

"The people (obviously!)"

Favourite exercise?

"I’m very active so I do not have a favourite exercise as I prefer quite a variety of exercises, H.I.T.T. – Tabata – Body Combat, CX Workout. "

Least favourite exercise?

"Swimming, because it takes too long for my hair to dry and style my hair nice."

A year from now, what do you want to be able to do? 

"The fact that I have not been injured is a miracle in itself and has a lot to do with The Village Gym Vaughan. I don’t look at the future from a year from now, I see it as today, the present and to live fully within my own capabilities and expectations. If a 200K run comes along and/or a scuba diving adventure in the Coral Reef, that’s great but for now, I take it one day at a time and enjoy living freely doing the things I love to do.  

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

"To be able to read other people minds, that may not the best superpower all the time as there would be times when “I wish I didn’t know that…yikes !! comes along but for the most part, to connect to the mind and to be able to know what to say and to make other people feel better."