Vysh (vai-sh) is a fitness coach, trauma informed yoga instructor, & fitness industry leader in the Toronto community — working to create inclusive, affordable and accessible fitness classes, through her online fitness community called Fitness in Place (@fitness_in_place). She advocates passionately for representation in the industry for South Asian women, but more broadly, aims to be a voice for all people who may face barriers in the wellness. She recently was awarded the canfitpro’s Fitness Professional of the Year Award in 2021 for Personal Training Specialist due to her quick adaptation to serve her community through Fitness In Place and trauma informed yoga practice at the start of the pandemic. Currently she serves on the board of Fitness Professionals United in Accountability, Anti-Racism, and Action, as well as the Canfitpro Advisory Panel. Vysh’s powerlifting background gives her strength to empower others to feel and own theirs too!!