Monthly Archives: August 2013

Excited to be heading to the Can Fit Pro Conference :)

I don’t often take days off of work (in fact I feel guilty being away from my clients) but I couldn’t resist making a trip to Toronto because I will be attending one of the biggest (and my favourite) fitness events of the year! The CanFitPro conference! (which stands for Canadian Fitness Professionals)  I am currently on the train to Toronto and am extremely excited as I missed last year’s conference.  What am I most excited for?  Jillian Michael’s will be at the opening ceremonies on Friday giving a motivational talk to all the delegates (I LOVE JILLIAN MICHAELS!) I am also looking forward to running into my fitness friends, former coworkers (from Goodlife) and hopefully meeting new people as well!

I have registered for a variety of courses led by different presenters; yoga workshops, nutrition tips, different training principles, new workout routines, personal training business seminars, and many more! I will be attending sessions from 8am-6pm Friday, Saturday and then finish at 3 on Sunday (I think).  There are going to be presenters and delegates from all over the world who all share a passion for fitness!  It’s an amazing event to be a part of!  I always leave feeling extra motivated and energized and full of information to share with my clients and coworkers.  If you have never been to the CanFitPro conference, you should go or at least visit the HUGE trade show! It’s hard to resist buying everything in sight!  You don’t have to be a trainer or fitness instructor, anyone can attend!  There are soooooo many courses to choose from…actually I always find it so hard deciding which ones to take!

 Even though this will be my fourth time attending the conference I look forward to it every year.  There are always new presenters, fitness trends and nutritional/supplement information. Yes I’ve been a trainer for 5 years and yes I know A LOT about the fitness industry BUT I refuse to learning and love the fact that I will never know everything there is to know! I think that continuing your education should be a requirement in every profession, there are endless opportunities to grow and enhance your knowledge. 

I’ll be arriving in Toronto around noon today so I will have lots of time to have lunch, pick up my delegate kit and then head to the gym for a workout (there is an awesome Goodlife on Yonge St)!  I’m also excited to spend some quality time with my sisters and my mom AND my sister’s boyfriend of course!

That’s all for now!  Stay tuned for updates from the conference…

 Les 🙂

Jeremy’s 6 week challenge was a success!

How many of you have committed to something 100% for 6 weeks? My client Jeremy took on a 6 week weight loss/transformation challenge and MAN was it a success.

Check out his blog to see his before photos…

Starting weight was 312lbs

Total inches: 373

Link to Jeremy’s blog for the after photos…

Ending weight 279lbs

Total inches: 347.2

CRAZY right?! His total weight loss was 33 lbs and he lost 25.8 inches! AMAZING and blew our goal (185lbs) out of the water!! Want to know how he did it?

He came up with the goal of a 6 week challenge to lose as much weight as possible.  He had been plateauing for the last few months and decided he needed to step it up to blast through this plateau.  I was obviously on board so I created a meal plan for him (6 meals a day with lots of protein, green veggies, healthy fats and complex carbs and of course 4-6L of water) and a workout routine (lifting weights 6 days a week plus cardio) and provided on-going support along the way.  he busted his butt at the gym everyday (twice a week with me and the rest on his own) and made sure he had all his meals prepped for the day EVERY SINGLE DAY!  This man never missed a workout or a meal!

We did weekly weigh ins and bi weekly measurements.  It was so motivating (for me as his trainer) to see someone so determined to lose weight and stick to the plan! He never cheated, not even once which is HUGE because he has struggled to eat healthy his entire life.  It just goes to show that with a goal, the right coach and a positive mind set you can do anything you put your mind to!

And what was the best part of the challenge!? Seeing the excitement and pure satisfaction on Jeremy’s face when we did the final weigh in and he saw 279lbs on the scale! WOOHOO! I was jumping up and down too!  He has far surpassed my expectations and I can’t WAIT to continue training him and pushing him to reach his full potential and his ultimate goal which is to be in the best shape of his life! He is the happiest and the most focused I have ever seen him, there is no stopping this man now! We are definitely on our way Jeremy!

I have many other client success stories like this so stay tuned as I plan to post about my clients (with their permission of course) more often.

I hope everyone has a fun yet relaxing long weekend!

Les 🙂

 

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