Why did you choose canfitpro?
It’s simple – canfitpro provides opportunities to learn and grow as an individual and collectively as people moving our bodies. That’s how we live – life is created through movement. So, now to be able to say I CAN help people move their bodies, in ways that foster healthy and active living… I feel incredible.
What is your WHY?
I want to empower gender and sexually diverse students through healthy eating and an active lifestyle, to develop (or continue!) a positive relationship with their body. To support students of diverse genders and sexual orientations in feeling confident in themselves, to me, is to forge greater possibilities of leadership and community in the future. By creating positive relationships with healthy eating and exercise in students at my school, The University of British Columbia, my hope is that other queer and trans graduate students will continue on to live healthy lifestyles for the rest of their lives and empower others to do the same.
What gets you excited to go to work each day?
It’s knowing that both myself, and the person I am working with, are furthering our own well-being through our working together. There becomes this opportunity to reimagine what an active space looks like, who can be in it, and how bodies are to be moving while in it. It’s pretty gratifying to engage in a career that benefits me as much as it does the person I am training, and also creates possibilities for active spaces to become accessible for everybody!
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I remember a time when I dreamed I could be myself whole heartedly and find a career that supported me throughout my life’s journey. So, now to sit comfortably, knowing I am growing into the person I always dreamed of becoming, by remaining dedicated to healing, growing and receiving the support to do so, how could I not want to give it my all, in supporting people doing the same.
The Savvy Trainer
In this short video, Savoy shares his passion for transforming active spaces!
Created and Directed by Love Intersections.