O-lineman makes gym his job

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:58 AM ET

Dimitri Tsoumpas enjoyed 2008 so much, he decided to stay in Calgary after the season.

And the Edmonton native spent his time trying to make a few Calgarians lives better.

Instead of heading home this off-season, the Calgary Stampeders left guard and top rookie took a job as a personal trainer at the World Health Club at North Hill Mall.

"I love Calgary and we were Grey Cup champs," Tsoumpas said. "This was the place to be. It helped to have a bit of a name for myself. It's tough starting out and working my way up."

Even just beginning his job outside of the CFL, Tsoumpas managed to get about 10 clients. When the 23-year-old wasn't working someone else out, he was hitting the weights himself.

He graduated with a degree from Weber State and was excited to design some training schedules for other people.

"It's my area of expertise," Tsoumpas said. "I did a lot of studying, figuring out different things and staying motivated throughout."


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