Kate has been in the fitness and yoga industry in Westboro for over 10 years. Her certifications over the years have included Personal Training, Group Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness, Resist-A-Ball, Aquafit, Power Yoga, Tune up and more! She is experienced in working with all levels from high end athletes to seniors, and has a passion for working with mothers. Kate likes to teach her clients to make time for their fitness and prioritize self care and health. She encourages people to love their bodies healthy rather than hate their bodies skinny – that means instead of “I’m not good enough, I need to lose 10 lbs.” instead you say “I deserve to take the time to exercise regularly and I deserve to eat a healthy diet so that I can be at my best”. Regardless of your goals (weight loss, increased energy, increased strength, whatever) this philosophy will get you there!
Kate understands what its like to be busy! She’s a single mom, runs her own business and continues to prioritize her fitness. You’ll frequently catch her attending classes at Pure and Yogatown as well as Crossfit 1855, she loves to have her butt kicked when she’s not kicking someone else’s!
No matter your goals or your schedule, Kate can help you get where you want to be! Contact her ASAP to get started, you deserve to be the healthiest/strongest YOU you can be!
Lacey has spent the last decade working in the fitness and wellness industry. The passion ignited from many years as a competitive athlete, where she fell in love with the camaraderie and drive towards a common goal as well as the high level conditioning and nutrition required for success. Pursuing a career in the health field has provided the opportunity to live out her passion, empowering and educating others on leading a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Along with being a graduate from the Heath and Fitness diploma program, she is a certified personal trainer, functional training specialist, strength and conditioning coach, a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer. She is currently competing in the sport of Crossfit which involves a pretty rigorous 6 day a week training schedule but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her belief is that success starts with you discovering your reason why it’s worth it. Then once provided with the right tools, every person has the innate ability to create positive change both physically and mentally.
Hannah grew up in Toronto, and at the age of 18, left her hometown to play basketball for the University of Ottawa. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts and three All-Canadian awards to her name. After university Paisley played one year of professional basketball in Germany. While there, she began her journey to becoming a personal trainer. In the fall of 2014, Hannah hung up her basketball shoes and went back to school. She spent a year at Algonquin College, started doing CrossFit, and became a personal trainer. Not long after that, Hannah realized she wasn’t done with basketball and started training again. In the fall of 2016, she signed her second professional contract, this time in France. Basketball gave Hannah the freedom to follow one of her other passions, writing. She is now a self-published author, and living in Ottawa full time, personal training, and working on the second instalment of the Lochlan Ellyll Series.
Katherine has been active her entire life starting at a young age enjoying soccer, track and field and swimming. As she has gotten older and life has become more complicated (and more fun) with the addition of her son Jasper she has a new appreciation for the necessity of movement. She believes in combining various modalities and movement practices to create a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle. She can often be found running, swimming, practicing yoga or working out at the gym most days of the week. She looks forward to travelling with you on your own wellness journey!
I’m inspired by human expression and potential. I began my career in health and wellness over 15 years ago in an effort to ease my own restless nervous system. Since leaving the corporate world in pursuit of this meaning and substance, I have dedicated my learning to movement education. Starting my exploration in strength involved repetitive movement techniques often at a gym, but then I was able to fine-tune those movements through a deeper understanding of the connections between muscles, fascia, and joints. Through yoga I was able to layer on the controlled use of breath in the cultivation of a mind-body connection, while Thai massage added an appreciation of touch energy to my movement expertise, and when ELDOA®became a part of my repertoire I felt the pieces of the puzzle all falling into place. Training in a variety of movement disciplines, allows for a level of agility and personalization in my educational approach that helps me to create targeted space solutions for individual bodies. Cultivating a mindful practice has helped me feel more at ease in my body, mind, and spirit, and I look forward to helping you create the space you need to feel less stress and more balanced.
My athletic background began in the martial arts world. After 15 years of Tae Kwon Do I learned that discipline is a key component to making significant change in one’s life. Following my martial arts years, I acquired a taste for cycling and running, and expanded my understanding of the relationship between fitness and nutrition.
After being introduced to Crossfit at free trial class in 2012, I was instantly hooked. By combining my discipline, my desire for life-long fitness and my knowledge of nutrition, Crossfit has been become both my passion and my “life sport”. Soon after beginning my Crossfit lifestyle, I took the Crossfit Level 1 and Level 2 Trainer certifications to deepen my understanding and knowledge about the mechanics of Crossfit and to allow me to share my enthusiasm with those around me.
My own journey in Crossfit has led to my desire to help others achieve their own goals. In addition to my Crossfit certifications, I have earned the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification through the International Coaching Federation. I have witnessed first hand the impact a coach can have on someone who is willing, capable, and has the desire to create lasting change in their life, whether in their fitness, business, or another goal. Becoming a Crossfit coach has been one more step towards my pursuit of self-development and my passion for helping and supporting others.
Now in my 8th year as a Crossfiter I take great pride in demonstrating that commitment, discipline and hard work are key components to a healthy life.
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