By the time I graduated high-school I was running & racing recreationally (mostly 5 and 10ks), had become something of a “gym rat” and had competed at a Provincial, National and International Level for Ultimate Frisbee. After high-school I went on to obtain a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology at Acadia University, and during my time there I competed with the University Cheerleading Team. After completing my degree however, I found myself in need of a new sport; which is were CrossFit and Weightlifting came in.
Less than a month after taking up Weightlifting I signed up for my first Olympic Lifting first competition, and it wasn’t long before what started as a had become my passion. In months/years that followed, the majority of my “disposable income” went towards on Courses/Certifications, Competition and Training Fees and to this day those ‘spending habits/priorities’ haven’t much changed. I’ve learned a lot about training, sports and health & fitness over the years and I’m still learning today. And my goal is to share my knowledge/experience with others and help them discover a fitter, happier, healthier version of themselves.
I realize not everyone wants to be a competitive athlete and that’s ok; however I do strongly believe in the use of weights, functional movements and high intensity intervals because that style of training can benefit everyone regardless of whether they are
- a high level athlete
- moderately fit, or
- completely new to exercising
Sometimes what holds us back is physical limitation, but more often than not what’s stopping us fear. Fear of looking foolish, fear of failing, fear of the unknown. But we can’t let that stop us. No one is perfect the first time they try – we all crawled before we could walk (and before that we just sat there drooling) – everyone has to start somewhere and only then can we learn what we are truly capable of.