Why did you choose canfitpro?
It seemed like the best choice for a personal training certification in Canada.
What is your “why”. Why have you chosen this profession?
College was 18 months in a basement apartment with no windows, alone, in Toronto, with few friends. Needless to say, I was extremely depressed coming out of college. I’m a self learner, so I started looking into how to fix my depression. The internet was adamant about exercising (as well as spending time outside and taking cold showers, which I also implemented). So I started researching how to exercise and applying my new knowledge by going to the gym. It got to a point where I felt great and wasn’t as sad anymore. I figured I had accumulated so much knowledge that I should go get certified and help other people the same way I helped myself.
What gets you excited to go to work each day?
Knowing that my clients have problems and I have solutions to those problems. Having the knowledge that is the key to improving someone’s quality of life is why I get out of bed.
What do you enjoy the most about what you do?
When I have clients tell me things like:
“I can tie my left shoe and tuck in my shirt on my own now!” – after 4 weeks of training post snowmobile accident
“I was not expecting the hike (to spread my husband’s ashes) to have as many slopes as it did. If it wasn’t for you, I don’t think my ankle would have held up.” – she missed her scheduled rehab post ankle break because she was sleeping in hospital chairs for a year watching her husband slowly pass