As well as NUMEROUS diplomas/designations in Holistic Nutrition, Holistic Cancer Nutrition, Personal Training, Coaching clients through roadblocks and Neuro-Linguistics Programming (changing mindset & behaviours)! I take an INTEGRATIVE approach, combining science/research with holistic practices.
Not only will you receive a plethora of information, education and ongoing support from me, but loads of experience from working with clients for almost 15 years, as well as my own personal experiences...
Throughout my 20's I definitely did not eat healthy, or exercise, and I was a 'Freshman 15' (more like Freshman 20) - gaining 20lbs my first year after Grade 12 graduation!
And I continued to gain throughout my 20's
(also having 2 children during this time in my life).
I had my University education & foundation for healthy eating/exercise, but started to read more books on nutrition to update myself.
I cut back sugar, alcohol, and started eating healthier. I added more exercise - at first I started walking, then added a learn-to-jog (5km) class. I then took some yoga and pilates classes. And within a couple years, I trained for my first half-marathon!
I joined a gym shortly after my half-marathon as I knew I needed to add more strength training. I started working with a trainer and couldn't believe the difference the added strength training made
(I eventually became a trainer myself for 6+ years)!
I tried my hand at Figure Competitions for a couple years during this time (soon realizing this world was not healthy and not for me).
At the age of 35 (12 years ago) I settled nicely into a consistent routine of healthy eating (following the 80:20 rule), exercise, and I also began to nurture my mental health more through more meditation, self-care & compassion, mindset work and living more in the moment.
This was when I started leading/offering weight loss challenges.
With the education AND experience I have - I can honestly say I offer the WHOLE PACKAGE to my clients:
A balanced approach that includes:
- Healthy nutrition
- More activity / exercise (if you're ready to add more in)
- Stress management tools
(and help with stress-eating/emotional-eating)
- Tips for better sleep & more inner peace
- MINDSET work - ongoing support with finding a more balanced, positive, happy, compassionate, relaxed and confident State of Mind
AND along with healthy weight loss - I'm also able to help my clients who suffer from digestive issues, hormone imbalances, extreme fatigue, food sensitivities, adrenal/thyroid exhaustion, and more!