Personal Trainer/Yoga and Pilates Instructor
Fitness has always been a part of my life. I started ballet and acrobatics at the age of five and continued into my teens. My mom, older brother and sister, and I joined our local rec centre when I was 14. Many years of hi/lo aerobics in purple leggings and matching leotard with leg warmers to boot! In college, I went to school originally for journalism, and right after college I wrote for a local Toronto newspaper, and was an on-air field reporter. I decided to switch careers in my mid-20s and went back to college for fitness leadership. Over the years, I have personal trained many different clients, from stay-at-home moms to lawyers to triathletes, and I have loved every minute of it.
I took a break from my career and I stayed home when my children were young. Those fulfilling years were busy, and it was difficult to fit in exercise and to eat well consistently. I did the best I could, but often times I prioritized napping over moving.
When I joined the fitness industry again, I received my 250hr yoga teacher training, and began to teach power yoga. In the years since I have also gained certifications in barre, Pilates, group cycling, seniors fitness, pre/postnatal fitness, and corrective exercise. I have discovered my love of group fitness. There is nothing better than a community of sweaty, rosy cheeked participants trying their best to get strong together.
One thing about me: I love people and the sense of community I feel. Community makes my heart smile. I enjoy being around people, and I truly enjoy leading them through fitness classes, building inner and outer strength.