Love this place!! I have done it all and this place has been the best thus far. Great people, great trainers, very attentive, clean & inviting!!
What inspired you to join the Vitality Fitness team?
I loved Vitality from the moment I had my first workout with Dave in the old building with no parking anywhere. His personality and approach to training meshed perfectly with mine (even if I didn't love how much he pushed me and how sore I was initially). A few years later, Dave messaged me and said he thought I'd be a good trainer, and asked if I was interested in joining the internship program. I didn't even hesitate and said yes immediately. When I told me friends at Vitality that I was training to be a trainer, the response that stands out most vividly was “good. That's perfect for you. You already tell us all what to do anyways.” And with that, a legend was born.
What is your favourite form of exercise/physical activity?
I'm supposed to say Bootcamp, right?
It's a Saturday night, you've ate healthy all week and it's time to have a cheat meal. What do you choose?
Pizza. Homemade with dough from Lina's Italian market, organic cured meats and allllll the cheese. All of it. With wine.
What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I'm not a born & raised Canadian - I'm an immigrant from South East Asia.
What is the best advice/words of wisdom you have ever received?
To Have Courage, and Be Kind. Ok, that was Cinderella's mom.
I've been blessed to have had some incredible role models in my life, so narrowing it down to just one piece of advice is essentially impossible. One that comes to mind though, is that it's really important to be true to yourself and to trust your instincts. You know what's best for you, and you have instincts for a reason. Listen to those things and help yourself go and grow where you need to. Take the time for self care and self reflection and listen to yourself. And your trainer. Always listen to you trainer.