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About

Hi There, I’m Doris Ward, your Mind-Body Fitness Coach.

My mission is to guide you to feel and live in ways that make you feel alive, whole and be the BOSS of your life!

 

You’re in the right place if:

Confidence in your body, food choices and managing your stress levels are for you!

Choosing fitness options that suit your lifestyle, needs and that you actually like are for you!

I’m here to help.

I’m here to support, encourage, be your guide and offer the tools and resources you need to feel better in your mind and body.

I get it.

Our daily lives are full.

Who has time to make fitness fit in our hectic schedules? We’re stressed, feeling overwhelmed and we’re busy! I get that too. Our inner critics get loud and we beat ourselves up. Been there. And don’t get me started on work-life balance!

But I can help you with all of this and more.

I love fitness. I love helping people. So, I joined the two together for a winning combination. Fast forward to today, I own a small business dedicated to the career doing what I love. I help people build their fitness, stress resiliency and body confidence to invite more calm and ease into their lives. I do all of this without those never-ending diets or exercise people end up dreading and instead I help others find food freedom and redefine wellness on their own terms.

All things fitness, mindfulness, confidence and getting back to your true self and feeling good in your body. I do that. Together we team up and discuss your needs, goals and how you want to feel, what you want to work towards, what makes you tick to keep you motivated for more.

We decide what services are best for you:

Body Confidence Coaching
Fitness & Lifestyle Coaching

Body Confidence & Food Freedom e-course (Stay tuned!)

Stress Resilience and Mindfulness Coaching 

1:1 Personal Training/Mindful Movement sessions
Group Yoga classes or Private Pilates sessions

See? I have you covered!

With my guidance, 17+ years experience and expertise I can help you get back to feeling good AND strong in your body. With my coaching we can create health-promoting habits, make long-lasting positive changes and you can finally feel more aligned and start living the life you want and deserve.

Speaking of expertise...

I have been certified and/or trained in the following:

Personal Training Specialist canfitpro

YogaFit Instructor

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Body Positivity

STOTT Mat Pilates Instructor

BOSU & TRX Trainer

Life Coaching

Mindfulness, Meditation & Stress Resiliency

FNB Portable Equipment Group Fitness Instructor

Mental Health First Aid & CPR

Peer Support Group Facilitation

For a full list of my continuing education from 2003 to present please see my credentials page

So, you might be asking, “How can you help me or what can you do for me?”

Well... let my clients tell you what their experience has been like working with me.

Clients have shared this with me about our coaching sessions…

“My attitude has changed for the better concerning weight and body image. I finally am liking myself and being kinder with my thoughts. With your words, insight and coaching you have had a positive impact on my body image. Your coaching has been a positive experience and a welcome change from the inside.”

— TRACY P - COACHING PARTICIPANT

Yoga class participants have raved about how I have changed their mindset…

”When I finally got the courage to attend a yoga class, it was the BEST. DECISION. EVER!

Each class has improved my mental and physical well-being by teaching me valuable skills to be good to my mind and body.

Doris encourages us to work at a comfortable pace and suggests variations for all body types, injuries and even your mood. I leave her class feeling positive, energized and balanced.”

— Janine MacLean-Yoga Class Participant

Personal training participants have raved about how I have changed their mindset…

”Doris strives to make every session with her a personal success for her client. I've learned so much from Doris in the past 4+ years.

Whether I'm moving forward in my fitness journey, maintaining, or even struggling to get back to my fitness happy place (we know it happens to the best of us!), I know Doris will be there to provide the tools and support I need.”

— TARA COSTAIN - PERSONAL TRAINING

Mindful movement participants have raved about how I have changed their mindset…

”I’ve taken a number of different courses from Doris including her specialized Yoga for Chronic Pain Management class and her Core Strength Fusion small group training program and I always look forward to the classes. 

I always leave classes feeling better than when I showed up – either more energized or more relaxed. 

Doris is a very knowledgeable trainer and she truly cares about her students and wants them to succeed with whatever their goals are.”

— JUDY HERLIHY - CLASS & MINDFUL MOVEMENT COACHING CLIENT

Personal training participants have raved about how I have changed their mindset…

”Great experience!

I was concerned it would be too much starting out, but Doris started me slowly so I nwouldn't get frustrated and it is better for me because I can see the progress every week.”

— SHELLEY MCLEOD - PERSONAL TRAINING

Personal training participants have raved about how I have changed their mindset…

”Great experience!

I was concerned it would be too much starting out, but Doris started me slowly so I nwouldn't get frustrated and it is better for me because I can see the progress every week.”

— SHELLEY MCLEOD - PERSONAL TRAINING

Body confidence coaching participants have raved about how I have changed their mindset…

”My attitude has changed for the better concerning weight and body image. I finally am liking myself and being kinder with my thoughts. With your words, insight and coaching you have had a positive impact on my body image. Your coaching has been a positive experience and a welcomed change from the inside.”

— Tracy Prendergast - Body Confidence Coaching

Life coaching participants have raved about how I have changed their mindset…

”Doris's coaching is very helpful. Her questions allow me to explore my anxiety, feelings, and concerns by verbalizing them. This helps me to confirm what they were and then with her guidance, identify the things I could work on in small ways and deal with them realistically.

Doris’ gentle inquiries, listening skills really make a positive difference. I recommend this service and Doris's other mind-body coaching services.”

— Linda Stewart - Life Coaching

You might also be interested to know that I am an award-winning fitness professional and I’ve been recognized as one of Canada's top health and fitness influencers for my role in inspiring and educating others in my community to live more health-enhanced and fulfilled lives.  

Learn more about my career highlights here.

My Personal Path to Confidence, Healing and Mindful Movement

I’ve been there.

Stressed to the max. Obsessing over the scale, numbers and my weight. Anxious all the time. Exercising because I “should”. Feeling guilty because I ate something I “shouldn’t” have. Got embarrassed for not feeling strong enough to say yes to attending an event because of how I felt I looked. Made choices that weren’t best for my body all because I wanted to lose those last “X” pounds. Tried yoga and meditation and couldn’t stick with it and decided it didn’t “work” or that I couldn’t focus right. I listened to other people and companies tell me what to do with my body.

All the things.

If you are still reading, perhaps you too have done one or more of these things.

But healing is possible.

I continue to heal and work forward. This healing path is not linear.

IT’S NOT EASY.

BUT IT’S WORTH IT. EVERY BIT OF IT.

I’ve experienced my own healing through a mindset change around fitness, practicing mindfulness, planning strategies that help me balance my life, tools for my stress management, and ridding myself of the grip of diet culture through research, training, and a lot of self-reflection that I continue to do every day. And yes, it’s worth all the work.

And yes, it’s work. But I am here to help. I’ve been there and I want to help you to experience this shift towards feeling better in your mind and body too. Together we can make this happen.

“Create a life of freedom and confidence minus the guilt and mountain of “should’s”-


Doris Ward

Imagine a life of wellness without obsession.

Imagine feeling confident in your body.

Imagine enjoying exercise.

Imagine quieting your inner critic.

Imagine feeling calmer and being able to manage your stress.

Imagine eating without guilt or shame.

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