Growing up I was bullied a lot and that made me tough. I remember when I first moved to Canada over 30 years ago, 3 girls tried to beat me up because I was different. I couldn't believe I actually fought back until they all decided to run off. I didn't know who I was at the time, but what I knew for sure was that I had a soft heart and a fiery soul. And I wondered, what good is that going to do me in life?
So, I went on to become a serial entrepreneur to prove myself worthy in some way. I got nominated as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs (when I was 28 - that was over 15 years ago). I may have been smiling on the outside, but I was feeling empty on the inside. Something was missing, but I didn't know what. I later realized I was suffering from depression and PTSD.
It wasn't until I decided to go on a self-healing "inner" journey that I discovered wellness. I utilized my martial arts skills to teach (I have 2 black belts in Karate), and from there, personal training found me! I guess you could say I finally found a home where a soft heart and fiery soul belongs. Now, as a Wellness Specialist, when I'm not training someone, I'm speaking at a seminar helping people get fit in body, mind, and emotions.
When you develop a strong, healthy relationship with your Self, your life, wellness, and relationship with others will all begin to shift in the most phenomenal way!
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Canadian Fitness Professional (CanFitPro), Ryerson University
- Certified Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS), CanFitPro
- Certified Healthy Weight Loss Coach (HWL), CanFitPro
- Certified Resist-A-Ball C.O.R.E. Trainer (RAB), CanFitPro
- Certified in Pro Functional Training System (PFT)
- Reebok Certified JUKARI Fit to Fly Fitness Instructor
- Degree in Graphic Design, Kwantlen University College
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SHE'S EVER RECEIVED:
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
FAVOURITE WORKOUT SONG:
I don't have a favourite. People would never guess this, but I'm listening to Opera, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Pack, foreign music, motivational audio, and when I'm feeling super fiery - hip hop, rap, rock, and techno.
FAVOURITE CHEAT MEAL:
I love wine with everything! I'll gladly skip dessert for more wine please!