The World Fitness Expo is a highlight on the calendar of any fitness professional but more so for the canfitpro PRO TRAINERS who deliver our world class education across Canada. A canfitpro PRO TRAINER is passionate about health and fitness and loves to share their passion through education and mentoring.
As ambassadors for canfitpro and experts in their field a PRO TRAINER upholds and promotes the quality of canfitpro programs by conducting certification courses and exams in their community.
How long have you been a canfitpro member?
Why did you choose canfitpro?
When I joined canfitpro back in 1999, I was studying to get ACE certification and someone mentioned to me, “Are you gonna teach in the US?” I said: “NO, I don’t plan to” So she said: ” Why don’t you get canfitpro certification, it is Canadian and on top they do have a practical portion to the exam so you will know if you are doing everything right to make sure you will be safe when you train a client or teach a fitness class.” I thought it did make sense to me as I always want to make sure I do thing with the best possible right way of doing it. So then bought the PTS certification first and then a month later decided to do FIS as well. A year later decided to get the Nutrition course canfitpro had at that moment. I always attend the Toronto canfitpro conference in August so I can get all my CECs.
Over the years, I went to many different conferences in the world and have to admit, nothing is comparable to World Fitness Expo in Toronto, it is the best of the best
What is your “why”. Why have you chosen this profession?
I chose this profession first to help the aging population and help myself to do a good personal training program. Eventually I ended up helping everybody around me and started to work in a gym and in 2003, left my full corporate job to go full time in the fitness and wellness industry. Best decision ever.
What gets you excited to go to work each day?
OMG, so easy to get up in the morning and do what I am passionate about. I get up in the morning and plan my day and my programs I have to do or teach or best train people to get better and healthier. What can I ask for more? It is such a rewarding job to help and see people getting where they want.
What do you enjoy the most about what you do?
Always seeing people moving forward and be successful in what I am training them to be. I do as well Lifecoaching which helps people to decide what they want to do. In 2003, I became a PRO TRAINER and have to say, it is one of my highlight of my job, to see people succeed and do what they love to do and help others to become healthier and fitter.
Is there another part of your story that you would like to share?
Well I had a car accident that brought me into the gym because I couldn’t get my strength back. I was a sport person and not a gym person. But starting to workout in a gym, I saw my body getting stronger and better than before and have to admit, I loved pumping iron, so as they say the rest is history.
canfitpro is always looking for PRO TRAINERs to help deliver our world class education . Click HERE to find out more about becoming a PRO TRAINER.