I know what it feels like to be overweight, uncomfortable in your own skin, frustrated with lack of progress, and held back by injury.
I spent years trying to find a way to get active and lose some weight without being in pain. It was hard and frustrating, and I was doing it alone. I had joined gyms, purchased programs, worked with coaches, but it just didn't work. I would use my knee pain as a crutch and an excuse to not do things... and then would eat emotionally to try and make myself feel better.... it was a vicious cycle.
In 2012 I was fed up with my weight and went searching for something that would help get me active, but wouldn't hurt my knees. This was when I found Group Fitness... It was with these fun that started my fitness journey. I was attending 3-4 classes per week and was starting to see my energy, mood, and outlook on life improve. Group Fitness was the stepping stone that made me want to dig deeper and keep improving and learning.
In 2016 I became a BCRPA Certified group fitness instructor and started a boutique fitness studio in New Westminster, BC called Vive Tu Vida Fitness (translates to live your life). I wanted to empower others to start their fitness journeys in a safe, welcoming environment, with fun and inspiring programming.
I have been instructing group fitness, coaching clients, and continuing to learn more and more ever since. In 2018 I underwent knee surgery to fix the issue that bothered me since childhood, and spent the next year rehabilitating myself and achieved pain free movement after 20 years. I fully understand first hand the physical and mental toll injuries take.
My fitness journey had a slow and frustrating start, so I am on a mission to ensure my clients start their own journey feeling empowered and confident! With me, there are no crash diets, no insane workout schedules, just consistency, understanding, and progressive programming to ensure that my clients achieve long lasting success, and a complete lifestyle change for the better!
1-1780 McLean Ave. Coquitlam, BC V3C 4K9 CA