Who Am I, My Vision, My Why
Updated: May 17, 2020
People ask me all the time - “How do you find time to stay in shape, to train?” I usually answer something like - “I find the time”.
Recently, I have realized that this is the real answer - “I find time, because it’s something I love to do.”
My love affair with training started in the group fitness studio when I was 18. I was in grade 12 when did my first aerobics class. From that day on, I was hooked on group fitness and participated in 5-6 classes (or more) a week for about 10 years.
Fast forward 10 years, and I finally got bored and decided to try running, which was something I’d always hated. So I signed up for a half-marathon course at the running room. For the next 5 years, I was a runner. During that time, I also rediscovered my childhood love, my first love, the bike. I bought a mountain bike and started biking everywhere -to work, to soccer, for fun. whatever.
Fast forward 10 more years, 3 kids later, roller coaster of gaining and losing 70 + pounds three times, I rediscovered group fitness. Specifically, RPM and BodyPump. Again, I was hooked and proceeded to do 4+ classes a week. At this time, I also started weight training. I discovered that I love lifting heavy things.
From here, I decided to share the love and became a personal trainer and fitness instructor. My goal in every single one of my classes is to share the love. My hope is that each member leaves my class feeling the love of fitness and of community. About 5 years ago, I decided to try a tri. It didn’t go as planned and I have been bummed about that for years. So, this year, I’m trying again. I love running and cycling but I am not a swimmer. But, guess what, I now love it. I think about swimming most days and I’m excited to keep trying to get better.
What’s the point of all this? The point is that you have to try different things to find what you love because you NEVER know what it will be. And once you find the sport, exercise, you love to do, it’s a no brainer.
My mantra - "If you want something you’ve never had before, you have to do something you’ve never done."
Keep up the great work!