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Certifications

ISSA ELITE TRAINER

  • CFT Certified Fitness Trainer 2005 (ISSA)
  • SSN Specialist in Sports and Performance Nutrition 2009 (ISSA)
  • SET Specialist in ExerciseTherapy 2013 (ISSA)

Volunteer Service

  • BCABBA (British Columbia Amateur Bodybuilding Association) Women’s Physique Athlete’s Rep
  • BCABBA Athlete Services Coordinator

BCABBA

Competitions

  • 2015 BC Provincial Championships – 3rd Place Master’s Physique, 3rd Place Open Physique Medium
  • 2014 CBBF Canadian National Fitness, Figure, Physique Nationals 16th Place Masters Physique B, 12th Place Open Physique B
  • 2014 BC Provincial Championships – 2nd Place Masters Physique, 3rd Place Tall Physique
  • 2012 CBBF Canadian National Bodybuilding Championships – 8th Place Heavyweight and 7th place Heavyweight Masters
  • 2011 BC Provincial Bodybuilding Championships – 2nd Place Women’s Heavyweight.
  • 2010 BC Provincial Bodybuilding Championships– 1st Place Master’s, 3rd Place Women’s Heavyweight. Qualified for Canadian Bodybuilding Championships
  • 2009 Sandra Wickham Fall Classic (SWFC) – 1st Place Heavyweight, 1st Place Master’s, Best Poser and Overall Champion

From a very early age, I was always very active in sports and constantly found ways to challenge myself in individual activities like cycling and running. I was very self motivated to want to excel at everything I took on and by my late teens I was looking for new challenges. I joined the local 24 hour gym and being an early bird anyway, started working out before work every morning. This became my routine and you would always find me in the gym in those early morning hours pounding away on the Stairmaster or in the weight room. I didn’t realize it in the beginning, but my enthusiasm and dedication to health and fitness was inspiring another lady to also come to the gym before work. She was very shy and overweight and came to me one morning to tell me “knowing that you will be here every morning makes me get my butt out of bed and come too”. What a great feeling that was for me! I soon realized that I wanted to share my same enthusiasm for fitness and help others achieve their goals. I started reading everything I could get my hands on and started working towards my certification as a Personal Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).

 

In my early 30’s my father passed away from stomach cancer and shortly thereafter, I realized just how short life really is and how precious every moment is. I was in an unhappy marriage and just didn’t feel like life was going down the right path. I ran into a woman who used to train at my gym. She had made some serious changes in her life with weightlifting and diet to feed the body what it needs and I was in awe of what she had accomplished. We began training together and developed an amazing friendship. I decided it was finally time to end the unhappy marriage and start living life for me. I began training for a bodybuilding competition and began training with a man at the gym whom I soon realized was the love of my life. I was 35 at this point and my maternal clock had started ticking as well and I realized that my life would not be complete without children. I decided that the competing could wait, got married to the man of my dreams, and had my first son at the age of 37. I also decided at this point that I would turn my part time personal training business into my full time career and started working towards my 2nd certification as a Specialist in Performance Nutrition. At the age of 39, I gave birth to my second son and knew then that my life was complete. I had my family and it was time to get back to some serious training! In November of 2009, 11 months after the birth of my second son, and at the age of 40, I stepped on that stage and competed, winning first place in both masters and women’s heavyweight as well as the overall champion title.

 

My passion for health and fitness is something that I strive to pass onto my clients. I do believe they are capable of accomplishing the goals they set out and my role is to encourage and keep them motivated to achieve those goals.