Who knew we had a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer at the gym? Paul Piche is a 75-year-old former RCMP officer who moved from Canada and now lives in Deerfield after finally retiring from his first career after 34 years in 2006 and then his second career working for a security company in 2009.
“I joined Michael’s because I have worked out all my life and found this facility to be a good match for me,” he says. “I love working with the weights and machines and have made many friendships at the gym. I like the idea that I can stop and chat during my workout because it keeps me motivated to come on a regular basis.”
Although Paul is officially retired, he’s very active as a director for his H.O.A. in Deerfield Beach.
“Sometimes I tell the guys, I need to go to the gym If something important comes up leave me a message,” he quips.
The elite officer served a distinguished career with the RCMP and his voice booms with pride over his decades of dedication to honoring peace and justice. Today, however, he enjoys the camaraderie of his gym mates and is always helpful to those who need a training tip.
“MBS has become like a family to me,” he says. “It’s very clean, the people are friendly and it has a very warm and cozy atmosphere. From the moment I walk in, to the moment I leave, I feel welcomed.”