20 Questions w/ Yves Millette: #YardHard Faithful

By Yard Athletics – Feb 22nd, 2019

Can you believe it’s the last Friday in February?? Not sure if that means spring is almost here (isn’t there still snow on the ground?) but either way, the year seems to be flying by.

Regardless of that… we are back and better than ever, with a brand new edition of 20 Questions! Today we have the privilege of featuring Yves Millette, a Yard Athletics regular who has been coming to the gym for over 3 years now.

Yves is the father to two children (Caroline & Sam), husband to Dianne (32 years!), and grandfather to Marlowe and Wilder. If he’s not spending time somewhere in Kitsilano (or pushing weight around at the Yard) he and the family can be found in Vernon at Predator Ridge.

As always, 20 new questions below, where we find out what the best dish in the city is, what Yves’s last meal on earth would be (it’s a good one), and his fitness goal for 2019.


1. Hometown? 
Sarnia; born in Québec City.
2. When did you start training at Yard Athletics?
3 years ago.
3. Dream car?
Aston Martin Vanquish.
4. Rolling Stones or The Beatles?
5. Favorite restaurant, favorite dish?
6. Best show on Netflix?
Lillehammer & Peaky Blinders.
7. Words of advice?
Be nice to people, always!  You’ll be amazed at the good things that will start to flow your way.
8. Food you refuse to eat? 
9. Hardest exercise Ilan has made you do? 
Ilan and Sam are softies, Joce is the one you need to look out for.
10. Talent you would most like to have?
Play the saxophone.
11. Whistler or Blackcomb?
12. Biggest pet peeve?
Dishes in the sink.
13. Hero; real or fictional?
Jean Beliveau or James Bond.
14. Dream vacation?
Cycle across Italy.
15. Last meal on earth? 
Asado (South American barbeque) with lots of friends & wine.
16. Tell us something we don’t know about you. 
I’ve golfed on every continent with the exception of Antarctica which is not on my bucket list.
17. Avocado toast: here to stay, or overrated and overpriced? 
Staying – and it’s also overpriced.
18. Best thing about Yard Athletics? 
Being with like minded people when it comes to fitness, health and being the best you can be.
19. Most regrettable purchase? 
None really.  I’m more of a buy what you need, not what you “want” guy.  Although an Aston Martin would break that rule.
20. Fitness goals for 2019? 
15 pounds less with no back injuries.

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