Mother, Personal trainer, Nutrition Coach, and owner of Inspiration Training
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
Level 1 Olympic Weight lifting
Why I became a Fitness Coach:
I always wanted to be a coach. I grew up playing every sport I could and figured I would become a teacher so I could coach high school sports, but during University while working at a local gym in Vancouver, I soon realized that I did not need to teach school in order to become a coach. I fell in love with helping adults get fit and reach individual goals. There are so many activities and opportunities for kids that often adults put their needs, goals and wants aside. Watching a busy mom who is juggling an unbelievable amount of tasks everyday commit to her health and well being and striving in the gym towards her goals is the most rewarding part of my job.
What is my fitness Mantra or philosophy?
Mantra - "pain is just weakness leaving your body". I do not mean "pain" that occurs from an injury but the pain you endure as you wake up at 5 am to get to the gym; The "pain" you feel as you push just a little harder or lift just a bit heavier. Goals do not occur just be writing them down. You need Grit, sweat, pain, and an internal drive to achieve that goal.
My training philosophy is variety and consistency. Do something everyday to get yourself closer to your goals and do a variety of things. Only running will not make you a faster runner. Run, lift, do pilates, spin, ride a bike, stretch, etc. etc.,
What's your favourite success story that involves being a trainer?
I do not have just one. I have seen everyone of my clients accomplish goals and I am just as proud of the one who shaved 31 minutes off her marathon time as I am of the client who made a commitment to walk everyday for one year. I get gratification everyday from the achievements I see my clients making and that is why I have the best job in the world.
Bachelors of Human Kinetics and Pyschology
"We do not slip into our greatest achievement, we commit and then make them happen" Michael Hyatt