Let me tell you a story.
I'd been in the fitness and health business as a trainer and coach for over 25 years already when I began to experience hormone imbalance and perimenopausal symptoms in my mid 40's.
I was a new mom (my first and only child, a daughter, was born when I was 43 and in the best shape of my life) with a new baby at home, working as a head coach and I was starting to wake up every morning dreading the day ahead and counting down the minutes until it was bedtime again.
I went from an on the go, incredibly energetic, strong, lean woman able to work out intensely and lift heavy weights most days of the week to feeling constantly sore with burning in my ankles and was gaining weight no matter what I did - even with all the workouts and not eating much at all.
Nothing was working. In fact I was gaining more weight in odd places that I never had before and was becoming more irritable by the day.
Many days I just wanted a hole to appear and swallow me up!
I had to make a choice.
I couldn’t keep going through life like that. I had to do something, anything to try and get better. I owed it to my daughter and myself.
I started doing research on my symptoms, especially my awful periods, weight gain and lack of muscle tone, and I found out that hormone imbalance led to every single symptom I’d been experiencing.
Now that I had a solid answer I felt better, but I needed to know what to do about it, a natural way.
More research showed me the role that food, sleep, stress and even kinds of workouts played on my hormone health! I thought about my diet which was consisting of whatever I could grab quickly and at least 2 double double coffees a day with chips on the couch at night.and lots of ready made dinners because I was too tired to cook.
I learned stress was wreaking havoc on my health I was lacking the vital nutrients and vitamins my body (and hormones!) truly needed to thrive!
I began to focus on eating the right portions and types of food, nourishing my body with what it needed (which wasn't more double double's!) and doing less when it came to workouts, not more.
What a difference this made!
In just a few weeks, I felt an incredible difference.
No more joint pain, I was sleeping better than I had in years, and I didn’t feel bloated or anything else. Even better, the weight that clung to my midsection and lower back was going away without having to diet or cut calories.
I just focused on nourishing my body and giving it what it needed, and the change was amazing!
A newfound purpose.
My experience changed my life in wonderful ways, and now, I’m on a path committed to help others! And so after more than two decades I have come to specialize in hormone-balancing health and fitness.
And I want to help you enjoy the hormone health I discovered so you can live a life of joy, energy, and vibrancy too.
In order to best help others, I upgraded my education, acquired more certifications and specializations and learned as much as I could while also putting it into practice.
As a Hormone-Based Fitness Specialist I have the passion, experience, and knowledge to help you maintain healthy hormone balance for good!
In addition to bringing you comprehensive nutritional information and resources based on science and medically proven research, I also have the personal experience to guide you and support you as you work to reach your health goals and reclaim your life!
A commitment to yourself.
If you’d like to start on your health journey and re-ignore your confidence, energy, lean body and reframed mental outlook, book a FREE Discovery Call! Together, we can discuss your health history, your current obstacles, and where you’d like to see yourself!
Your healthy vibrant future is in front of you, and it all starts with a simple phone call.
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Education, Experience, Certification
Certified Personal Trainer, PTS
Certified Nutrition Coach
Certified Flipping50 Advanced Hormone-Exercise Specialist
Nominated Canada's Top Instructor 2021
Voted Canada's Top Fitness Trainer in 2020
Kinesiology, University of Calgary
Certified DANCEPL3Y Preschool Instructor
Active Aging Certificate
Stress Resiliency Certificate
Menopause and Exercise Intervention Certificate
Therapeutic Massage Diploma (Honors Distinction)
TRX Certified Instructor
Functional Capacity Assessment Certified
Authorized FEMSPORT Facility Trainer
Former Head Coach at Orangetheory Fitness Okotoks and Orangetheory Fitness Seton