The first thing you should know is that, unlike most trainers out there, I was not always fit. I’m not a former athlete and I didn’t do sports all my life.
In fact, I spent most of my life eating really unhealthy food and not gaining an ounce: I was what I call “skinny unfit”.
I only got into fitness 6 years ago, after having my daughter, when my husband persuaded me into doing an extreme home-based exercise program called P90X. We had no idea what we were doing; we were just happy to be in the game and to be working on ourselves.
But as we kept doing the program and the workouts, something strange started to happen. Not only did I really get into it, it became a bit of an obsession. I started becoming curious about why we were doing certain exercises, why in that order, and which muscles we were working. It bothered me that I didn’t understand.
At the same time, people started to notice our results and started asking questions.
“How are you so fit?”
“How can you possibly look like this after having a baby?”
“What can I do to look like you?”
I really wanted to help answer all of these questions, but all I could tell them was: “We did P90X”.
I realized there are a lot of people with an incredibly strong desire to become active – they just needed a more personalized approach! Something that worked for their unique needs.
And thus, the idea of becoming a personal trainer started to take shape in my mind. I went back to school to get my personal training certificate, while still keeping my full time job, and started Tone Every Zone as a part time gig once I graduated in 2014.
In September 2017, I decided to focus on my business full time, as running a business and keeping a full-time job became unmanageable. I have not looked back on my decision since.
Being a personal trainer is a profession of love for me. I take great pride in the work I do with my clients, and I am grateful that my clients open up their lives to me. I find no greater joy than to see my clients succeed and make long lasting changes in their lives.
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Major: Biochemistry
- Minor: English Language
- Certified Personal Trainer
- BCRPA-Registered Personal Trainer
- First Aid/CPR with AED Level C certified
- Lover of life and movement
- Nominee: 2019 “Entrepreneur under 40” New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Platinum Awards
- Keynote speaker: 2019 YMCA Fitness
- Award Recipient: 2019 Just Pros Toastmasters “Rookie of the Year”
- Body weight training
- Cardio training
- Circuit training
- Core conditioning
- Fitness assessments
- Flexibility training
- Holistic approach
- Strength training
- Couples training
- Weight training
- Women’s fitness
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