Tell me a little about yourself and your background?
I grew up in a small town in Alberta, Canada. I have a BSc in Psychology with a minor in Economics. I started my first business at age 18 and in four summers (around my schooling) I produced 1 million in sales. This has propelled me in to the entrepreneurship world where I continuously seek new business ventures. I have traveled to 23 countries and plan to keep on traveling!
What aspect of fitness do you enjoy the most?
The way I can challenge myself, both physically and mentally. I absolutely love team sports but I also love individual sports like weightlifting and running because you are just trying to beat your old self and you don’t have to compare yourself to others.
How long have you been into fitness?
Ran my first running race at age 3, from there continued with running and did a lot of cross-country, track and field, and I ran 3 half marathons before I turned 21. In high school, I played volleyball and basketball. In University, I did CrossFit for a few years, and now I am into bodybuilding as I have competed in two bikini competitions and will compete again this year.
How did you get into fitness?
My family got me into fitness. When we would travel for the summer we would travel to destination races.
What was a turning point for you to take it seriously?
I have always taken my fitness seriously. There was a year in university that it wasn’t a big focus of mine until a friend of mine decided to join CrossFit and that was a lot of fun and I haven’t really had a downtime in fitness since.
How has fitness impacted your life?
Fitness makes me more confident in other areas of my life. It has helped me with my confidence in business and in relationships.
What words of advice or encouragement would you like to give to someone who is just starting out or would like to start but doesn’t know where to begin?
Just go for it. The first step is always the hardest but once you get going you have momentum. So don’t think, and just start; go to the gym, go for a run, join a fitness class. Don’t think too hard about what you’re going to do once you get to the gym or how far you’re going to run, just get yourself to that starting point first and the rest will fall into place.