As a kid, I had two heroes: Bruce Lee, and my Dad. My dad has been a bodybuilder for as long as I can remember, and being a skinny kid myself, there was nothing more I wanted than to look like he did. By the time I was thirteen, I had bugged my dad enough that he finally took me to the gym with him. I became obsessed with the feeling that I got while training. I knew right away that fitness was something that I loved.
While there is still a special place in my heart for Bruce Lee, as an adult, my Mom is one of my biggest inspirations. Growing up, there was never any room for excuses with her, because she herself never had one. It was non-existent. My Mom is the very image of hard work: she came to Canada with no money, and no skills; all she had was determination to provide for her family. I could not fully appreciate until later in life, exactly how hard she worked for us, but she always did what she had to do, and she did it with no complaints, and no excuses. It is this exact no excuse attitude for myself that I try to take with me into everything that I do, whether it be training, competition, business, and most importantly my clients.
While working as a full-time Nurse as a career, I went on to become a Certified Personal Trainer. From here I immediately dived head on into creating my dream to change the lives of others through health and fitness.
The reason I started Uplift is simple--there is absolutely nothing I would rather do.
Fitness for me has never just been about how heavy I can lift, it is about proving to myself that I can make goals and dominate them; It is about pushing my body as hard as I can while revealing my truest potential. The feeling of exceeding my own limitations of what I thought was impossible is indescribable.
Imagine being able to get up every single day to help my clients achieve that same feeling? There is nothing more rewarding.