Hello, thank you for stopping by my website!
This website is a melding of my two loves: writing and fitness.
Right after high school, I took Journalism at Humber College, After I graduated from their three year program I worked in the industry at Shaw Channel 10 and a local Toronto Newspaper for a couple of years when I decided it wasn’t a good fit for me. I went back to Humber College for Fitness Leadership and become ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified as a personal trainer. I worked at The Fitness Institute (now called Toronto Athletic Club) in downtown Toronto, located on the 36th floor of TD’s South Tower, and created their Triathlon program with a fellow co-worker. I specialized in endurance sports, coaching age group runners and triathletes, along with business professionals wanting to lose some weight and get stronger.
I left the industry for a period of time to grow my family, the years went by way too fast!
In 2011, I studied as a Vinyasa Yoga Instructor with Toronto’s The Yoga Sanctuary’s 250 hour yoga teacher training program. I also studied Ashtanga yoga as a personal practice with some of the most amazing teachers: David Robson (Toronto) and Fiona Stang (Vancouver). I moved to Vancouver in 2012 and re-certified as an ACE personal trainer after completing Infofit’s comprehensive Personal Training program.
In 2018 I discovered my absolute love of teaching group fitness classes. There is just something special and super fun when a group of people get together to move together. I currently teach a variety of group fitness classes at the Township of Langley, namely Barre, Flow, Group Cycling, Pilates and Body Sculpt (Similar to Barre, without the Barre).
But my main love is working individually with people just like you, combining effective coaching strategies to succeed in the intelligently designed program I create, based solely on your goals and needs.
I am currently pursuing a Kinesiology degree at Trinity Western University and Balanced Body 500-hr Comprehensive Pilates certification. I believe both of these fields are complimentary at developing functionally healthy bodies from the inside out.
ACE Personal Trainer – 2000 & 2012, Group Fitness Instructor – 2019, Senior Fitness Specialist – 2019
Communicating Through Intelligent Touch: Hands-on Yogic Adjustments and Assists, Level 1 18hr with YuMee Chung and Charlene Yeh – 2011
The Yoga Sanctuary 250hr Yoga Teacher Training – 2012
Infofit’s 84hr Personal Training Program – 2012
NASM certified Personal Trainer – 2018 & Corrective Exercise Specialist – 2012
Yyoga 40hr Mentorship Graduate with Rachel Scott – 2012
BCRPA Personal Training – 2018, Weight Training – 2018, Yoga Fitness – 2019, Pilates Fitness – 2019
Fit Flow Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 35hr – 2018 & Level 2 16hr – 2019
Yoga Tune Up The Roll Model 14hr Correspondence Course – 2018
Precision Nutrition’s Level 1 Nutritional Coach, Pn1 Certified – 2019
Keiser Indoor Group Cycling Instructor – 2019
Pilates Essence’s BCRPA Pilates Instructor Training 40hr Module – 2019
Yoga International’s 6hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Cyndi Lee – 2019
Pretzel Kids 20hr Yoga Teacher Training for Children, Teens, Special Needs – 2019
Holy Yoga’s 20hr Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training – 2019
IBBFA Barre Instructor, Level 1 – 2019
Holy Yoga’s 20hr Yoga with Weights Instructor Training – 2019
Yoga Journal’s 20 hr Fascia Release For Yoga with Ariele Foster of Yoga Anatomy Academy – 2019
Barre Above Pilates Focus Instructor – 2019
Barre Above Instructor – 2019
IBBFA Pre/Postnatal Barre Instructor – 2019
Holy Yoga’s 100hr Existing Yoga Instructor Training – 2019
Oh Baby! Fitness Pre/Postnatal Instructor – 2019
Spinning Group Cycling Instructor – 2020
Currently enrolled in Trinity Western University’s Kinesiology 4-yr program
Currently enrolled in Balanced Body’s 500hr Comprehensive Pilates Instructor Training
Currently enrolled in Pietra Fitness 9mth Instructor Training