WHO IS SHE?
I am an endurance athlete and coach with 21+ years experience. I know what it's like to be a single mom, juggling a full-time career, have hit rock bottom and climb back out. For me, endurance sports has brought adventure to my life and because of that, I have made it a lifestyle and a professional career to help others experience the same. It's not about being better than everyone else. It's about doing something that you love to elevate your own life. I help my athletes go beyond the finish line. We live for this shit!
Justin is my silent partner and biggest supporter. We also race and train together. He has an impressive cycling resume having raced on the national circuit for mountain biking and cyclocross. You won’t see his face in my day-to-day business operations or programs. However, his genuine support for my career trickles into everything I do. He helps me to reach higher so I can eventually touch the stars.
I was a single mom while juggling an art gallery management position and going to university full-time to acquire a Bachelor of Education degree. In the latter years of this juggling act, I decided to do my first half-ironman at the Bridgetown Triathlon. I placed 2nd in my age category and 5th female overall.
In 2012, after struggling to land a full-time teaching position during massive school closures, I decided to start my own fitness business – GO FIT LIFE! During this time, I also decided to take on an ironman-distance triathlon (EPIC IRON) to raise money for Pro Kids. While I raised more than $4000, I had 10km to go when I was pulled off the course as I could not meet the cut-off time of 15-hours during the race. I’m not a quitter. I signed up for the 2013 event.
I was determined to nail it this time. Not only did I raise another $3000 for Pro Kids but I completed the race, shaved two hours off my overall time, placing 1st in my category and qualifying for the 2014 Long Course World Championships. I was 41 years old and still a single mom.
After this, I got hooked on cyclocross and mountain biking. Now I’m a TransRockies Band Champ and currently training for my third multi-day mountain bike stage race and first multi-day gravel race. My son is an adult now and my fitness business has grown with the expansion into the education sector.
My point? I know what it’s like to juggle a full-time life AND train to achieve personal goals. With over 21 years of coaching, I have helped thousands of people do the same. What a fantastic feeling it is to say that!
I provide endurance athletes solutions for three big problems that I personally have overcome and get the most requests for help – losing weight, developing core strength, and training efficiently.
- NCCP Adult Community Triatlon Coach
- PMBIA Mountain Bike Instructor, Lvl 1
- TrainingPeaks Coach, Lvl 1
- CASI Snowboard Instructor, Lvl 1
- canfitpro PRO TRAINER (PTS, FIS, FMA, HWL, CPR)
- canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
- canfitpro Fitness Instructor Specialist
- canfitpro Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach
- Rescue 7 CPR Instructor
- Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, Acadia University
- Several diplomas and certificates in entrepreneurship, marking, business management, computers, web design, and bookkeeping.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
- Rookie of the Year, canfitpro PRO TRAINER award
- Adrian Campbell Sportsmanship, Triathlon NS award
- Certificate of Recognition for Pro Kids Fundraising, Municipality of Lunenburg
- 2 x nominee for Best in Business canfitpro PRO TRAINER award
- 1x nominee for Fitness Professional Award – canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
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These organizations have had the biggest impact on the growth of my career. Without them, I wouldn't be where I am today.
Bachelor of History; Bachelor of Education; TESOL; Acadia Centre for Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
PRO TRAINER; Personal Training Spc.; Fitness Instructor Spc.; Healthy Eating & Weight Loss Coach.
Computer Operations; Information Processing; DOS; Windows; Database Management; Website Building & much more.
Triathlon Canada; Coaching Association of Canada; CASI (snowboarding); PMBIA (mountain biking); TrainingPeaks.
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