I’m Alissa. Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Stand Up Paddle board Coach, who loves green smoothies, a mind/body focused workout and taking my kids on adventures.
While I have been active most of my life, competing in sports as a child and trying the latest fitness trends later in life. I even competed in fitness competitions and marathons, hiked around the globe and my newest obsession is surfing. (did you know you can surf in Ontario?)
I also have a passion for learning and helping others. With a degree in Health Science and a former career in healthcare, I left my corporate career after having kids to pursue my passions of health, fitness and wellness. I have been a personal trainer for 18 years, a yoga teacher for 10, and a mother for 5. I took the leap to being a full time movement educator after my son was born and I am so thrilled to have a job that I love.
Even though I was active my entire life, when my son was born, my body felt unrecognizable. I was overwhelmed and unmotivated by all of the information out there on how to get your body back after baby and was left feeling overweight, unhappy and unfulfilled. I was jealous of the moms whose bodies instantly bounced back and desperately wanted to look like them. I didn’t have time anymore to put the hours in the gym, so I did nothing. My stomach was stretched to the max, and while I was so proud of my body for carrying my beautiful babies, I was frustrated that my post-birth body didn’t look the way I wanted.
I can remember the day my son who had just started speaking at the time asked if I had a baby in my belly. To which I knew…I did not. I would also secretly pee-sneeze during my intense workouts, and eventually my wardrobe consisted of only yoga pants (which I still wear most days). Every day I would go to bed wishing that I was further ahead in my weight loss goals. Feeling defeated I would put on the latest Netflix releases and eat whatever was in my cupboard: chips, chocolate, wine, cheese.
I don’t always find the time to shower, never pee alone, I eat standing up, and I can’t remember the last time I slept through the night. But I loved my son and wanted to be the healthiest mom and best roll model that I could be.
So What Changed?
It was the moment that my husband and I decided to have another child that I wanted to do everything differently. It was that moment that I woke up and decided it was time to take back my body, my health and my life.
So I made a plan. I consciously moved my body 4-5 days per week for 30 minutes, lifting weights (or my new baby) or doing yoga on my deck. I began hiking with my kids to stay active outside on the weekends and would go paddling in the evenings with friends for some mommy time. I became more conscious of what I put into my body and made sure that I ate 3 balanced meals and 2 healthy snacks. I also learned the power of pelvic floor training for a stronger core and injury prevention.
I made a commitment to myself and the weight began to fall off. I wanted to go into my second pregnancy stronger than ever, without the added weight. I knew that once my second child was born, I would have less time for myself, with a newborn and a toddler running around my ankles.
I found smart, simple and effective ways to move my body to feel strong, healthy and beautiful. I began a self care routine to look and feel my best. With a strong and healthy body, a calm and focused mind and a fun, loving and passionate spirit, anything is possible. I am here to inspire and empower you to do the same.
My mission is to help moms regain their inner strength, so they can feel confident and beautiful inside and out.
Let’s get real, it isn’t easy to prioritize yourself after you become a mother. You are too busy loving everyone else. It is hard to make healthy eating choices when you are exhausted, and it is even harder to find motivation to exercise. I know first hand after we have kids that we try and do it all and eventually something breaks. We are left feeling tired, overwhelmed, frustrated and go about our daily responsibilities without joy, love, or connection. They say this is life. But is it a good one? Or is there more out there for you?
I help moms, just like you, who understand the importance of balancing family, their health, work and passions.
But don’t know how.
I WANT MORE FOR YOU!
So what are you waiting for? CONTACT ME today to get started on your journey and I promise I will be with you every step of the way.
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