a long career in coaching gymnastics both at the provincial and national
levels in Ontario and at the state level in Michigan, I decided to
take on a new venture. I became certified as a personal fitness trainer
through the International Sport Sciences Association. With
a background in gymnastics techniques, which included courses in bio mechanics, sport physiology, coaching techniques, choreography,
teaching methodology, fitness skills training, management & organization,
sports injury, and judging. I became interested in fitness so it was only natural to move into the fitness
November 18, 2001, I started my own business!
aim is to train, educate and assist others to reach their goals in
fitness and nutrition. With the experience and the extensive background
in coaching gymnastics, certification as a personal trainer and competing
as a bodybuilder/physique competitor, I am working with clients ranging from the novice
to the avid weight lifter, to athletes in various sports. I develop
individual programs based on my clients' needs, goals, and current
health. Progress is monitored through body fat composition and weight
training. My services are available at Sharky's Athletic Club as well as client's
homes in the Sarnia area.
Do you have gym equipment at home that you aren't sure how to use? I can design a program based on what you have at home and teach you how to use it correctly!!
Do you want to get started with weight training but don't have the gym equipment at home? I can bring the gym to you! I can also help you to select gym equipment if you are in the market for buying something for your home!
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
- NCCP Level 3 Gymnastics Coach
- Registered Nutritional Product Advisor
- First Aid & CPR
- ISSA Performance Nutrition
many people decide to get into shape, they aren't always sure where
to begin or even how to begin. The first thing they think of is getting
a membership at the local gym and start lifting weights. I have seen
over the years that a good number of people continue to go to the
gym faithfully and yet don't get the results they are looking for.
most cases, the nutrition aspect of getting into better physical shape
is over-looked. Many people are not aware that proper nutrition is
the key in getting that "six pack" stomach. Generally, they
think they are eating healthy by eating 3 square meals a day and healthy
foods. Eating smaller meals more frequently will help to get the metabolism
burning at a higher rate. Nutrition isn't just eating healthy but
fueling the body to burn the body fat. I can get into a detailed description
of nutrition but to keep it simple for people to be able to stick
to a plan is also important.
is often the missing link to most people's diets. Protein is the macro
nutrient that helps build our muscles. Most diets or meal plans as
I like to call it, lack in this area. A quick and effective way to get in some protein is by supplementing your diet with protein shakes found in most health food stores!
The carbohydrates are abundant
in most selections of foods. This macro nutrient is the energy source.
In most cases, too much carbohydrates in a diet will be stored as
fat for future use and that is where a lot of people run into their
Fats are an important macro nutrient as well. As long as
we consume the "good fats" verses the "bad fats"
then we should be able to live healthy lifestyles. Although some people
have been led to believe that fat is just bad and we shouldn't consume
it at all, there are the fish oils and unsaturated oils that are important
in our meal plans. Essential Fatty Acids (EFA's) can be found in most health food stores.
may also be necessary if individuals are lacking in foods or a variety
of different nutrients and macro nutrients. People are starting to
become more aware of what is out there in the way of supplementing
their diets. Individuals are looking for other health alternatives
to stay healthy by way of supplementing. With so many new products
coming out almost on a daily basis, it is important to read up on
products and know what you are consuming. I've worked at The Water Bug Health Food for the past 15 years. I can help you understand what to take and when to help you optimize the benefits of taking supplements.
educate my clients on the importance of protein, carbohydrates and
fats in the diet. They begin to understand how these macro nutrients
affect our bodies. Each person is individual and certain foods will
react differently in each of us. I know from my own experience with
preparing for competitions. As my clients continue with their
meal plans, work out programs and cardiovascular training, I help
them to keep track of their progress with body fat compositions on
a regular basis, depending on each individuals goals.
smart and stay healthy!