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Credentials 

Continuing Education, Professional Experience and Recognitions

This section contains all my certifications as regards to Yoga, Stress Resiliency, Mindfulness and Meditation, Running, Pilates, Personal Training, Coaching, and Body Image,

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Body Image Training- Continuing Education and Personal Experience

Continuing Education & Training

2020 

Feb 10th Diet Culture Detox Workshop-Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours

Feb 24 - March 2 Braving Body Shame online conference

March 2nd There is no Wrong Way to have a Body – Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hrs

March 16th Befriending your Body – Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hrs

March 30th Working it Out: Exercise and Recovery -Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours

March Body Trust on-line Summit 11-17   

April 3rd Intuitive Self-care course with The Body Positive

April 9th Body Acceptance on-line Masterclass with Summer Innanen

 April 6th-10th Anti-Diet Message course from Christy Harrison, R.D.   

April 10th-May 10th Body Trust/Be Nourished Promoting Body Trust 30-day e-course for Helping Professionals

April – Dec Body Trust/Be Nourished School of Unlearning course

May Diet Culture Detox with Rebecca Clegg 1 hour

    Fullness: Exploring Comfort Eating-Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours

    Conscious eating and Traumatic Stress with Jane Clapp 4 week webinar series

June Recognizing and Responding to your hunger-Eating Disorders NS-1.5 hours

November Breaking Food Rules-Eating Disorders NS  1.5 hours

2019-2020 Affiliated Professional Candidacy Course and Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices-The Body Positive Fitness Alliance

    Bodypositivefitness.org

2019 Professional Orientation & The Fundamentals -The Body Positive

    thebodypositive.org

2019 How to Help Female Clients with Body Image, Unrealistic Expectations, And The Comparison Trap-Girls Gone Strong

Recognitions

HAES registry list as a provider: The Registry is a database of individuals who have signed the HAES Pledge and provides information about their HAES-related work or activities.

https://haescommunity.com/search/

Superfit Hero Body Positive Trainer- SuperFit Hero partners with and support fitness pros and events that are committed to body positive, inclusive, and diverse practices.

    https://superfithero.com/pages/body-positive-fitness-finder

 

Professional Experience

Optimyz Magazine: “Going to Extremes: Diet culture comes from the point of view that we need to focus on how our bodies look, and the numbers that go along with that. Don’t let labels and superficial judgements keep you from being your best”-June/July 2019 Issue

“Body Image: What’s love Got to Do with It? - This inward reflection of your self-talk will guide you towards a more positive mindset”-Dec 2018 January 2019 issue

2019 February-Teen Esteem PEI: Guest Presenter on Body Image

2018-Present Body Image workshop facilitator

17+ years’ experience in the fitness industry working as a certified Personal Trainer coaching clients on health, fitness, and overall wellness. 

 

Personal Training - Continuing Education and Professional Training

Credentials

Personal Training Specialist-Canfitpro

Continuing Education

2002 Fitness New Brunswick (FNB) Basic Fitness Theory

2003 FNB Resistance Training Leadership, FNB Personal Fitness Trainer 

2004 Island Fitness Council Conference-March 26-27th

2005 October Fitness NB Personal Training and Fitness Summit

2006 May Can Fit Pro Halifax Conference-sessions included: Playing with Plyos, Balance and Bar, STOTT Pilates Fitness Circle, Strength Ball Training and The Cardio Stripped Workout

2007 June STOTT Pilates Matwork Choices for Personal Trainers workshop

2008 Canfitpro Halifax Group Fitness, Personal Training and Mind Body Conference-June 21-22 sessions included: STOTT Pilates Intense Sculpting Challenge with Flex-Band Level 4, Peak Athletic Conditioning with Resist-a-Ball, Fitness for Hire, STOTT Pilates Matwork for Men, Running Form

2009 November Fitness NB Fit Fest Moncton 

2010 November Fitness NB Summit Fredericton

2013 

Canfitpro Halifax Conference June-sessions included: The China Study vs. The Paleo Diet, Unlocking Your True Potential, The Mountain Challenge, The Power Ride, Yogafit Meditation in Motion

Fundamentals of Nutrition Course by CanfitPro October

2014  

Older Adult Fitness Speciality Ball workshop with Go PEI

November Sport PEI Sport Leadership Coach conference 

2015

January 25th BOSU workshops-circuit sensations and core complete- total 5 hours

May canfitpro FitEast Conference-sessions included: Put a new spin on your coaching techniques, Moving 20 Years Ahead, Power Yogafit, Detecting and Correcting Movement, Preventative Nutrition

April Kettlebell skills clinic 1. 5 hrs 

July 12 BOSU Trainer certification 8 hrs

July 26th Max Performance workshop in Moncton: BOSU Basics, Metabolic and Strength Complexes, Exercise breakdowns, TRX

September 4-6th Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist certification course

September 12th Kettlebell Skills Clinic Workshop 1.5 hours

2016

February 26-28th  Fitness NB Exercise Theory course

September 24th BOSU Dimensional Core workshop-2 hours

November Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist certification course participation Nov 5 & 6, 11 & 12

November 18-20 FNB Portable Equipment Group Fitness Leader certification course

2017

Fitness NB Professional Development Day – April 7th 3 seminars 1: Well balanced exercise programs supporting sensorimotor function for older adults and clinical groups

  1. The application of carries and weightlifting hybrid exercises as alternatives in group fitness leadership
  2. Safety in adapting exercise for all and Key moves for core strengthening.

2018

January-July Confidence Coach course with Transformation Academy

April Fitness NB Personal Development Day-3 seminars 1: Well balanced exercise programs supporting sensorimotor function for older adults and clinical groups

  1. The application of carries and weightlifting hybrid exercises as alternatives in group fitness leadership
  2. Safety in adapting exercise for all and Key moves for core strengthening.

 

June Mental Health First Aid

August-10-12 World Fitness Expo-attended 8 workshops for continuing education including: 

The Future of Personal Training: Perfecting Training Individualizations, The Space Between Stress and Bliss and Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED

September Peer Support Group Facilitator training with Canadian Mental Health Association

SafeTalk Suicide Training with the Canadian Mental Health Association

2019 

March- Body Positive Fitness Alliance Workshop and Affiliate course

March-The Body Positive -Body Positive Professional Orientation 25-hour course

March-Redefining Leadership with Commune and Off the Mat and Into the World

April -June Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 12 week training

August 16-18 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo & Conference Toronto-Workshops and Lectures on the following: Pilates, brain health, motivational interviewing, communication with different generations, female leadership in the fitness industry, nutrition trends and debates, trends in the fitness industry, small group training programming, wellness retreats and stress resilience. 

Oct 4-6 Body Brave Conference 

Do No Harm: Why Weight Loss Can’t be a Therapy Goal (Annina Schmid)

 Language of Hope: Using Ordinary Words in Extraordinary Ways (Dr. Haesun Moon)

 Eating Disorders 101 For Caregivers: Now what? (Lisa Burns)

 Legislating Bodies: The Fight to End Sizeism & Appearance-Based Discrimination (Dr. Jill Andrew)

 Peer Support and Recovery (Shaleen Jones)

 Yoga for Everyone: Why Representation and Diversity Matters (Dianne Bondy)

 Eating Disorder Sensitivity for Movement Professionals (Panel Discussion)

 Rage Against the (Eating Disorder) Machine (Dr. Andrea LaMarre)

 Eating Disorder Sensitivity Training for Healthcare Workers (Training Session)

Poster Sessions: Sheena's Place Toronto

 The Power of Embodiment: Moving From Exploitation to Empowerment (Ailey Jolie)

 Metta Made in Hamilton (Clothes that are body positive and eating disorder sensitive)

 Fatphobia is a Social Justice Issue (Katie McCrindle

November Fitness NB Personal Training and Fitness Leader Summit-sessions included: Adaptations for common Joint Disorders, Indoor Cycling (Tapping into your Creative Self), Social Media: Friend or Foe

2020

May TRX Level 1 Qualified

CPR-renewed annually

Professional Experience

Personal Trainer: Experience training clients including long term planning. Customized exercise programs tailored to client goals, needs and lifestyle. One-on-one sessions including tools and resources to ensure they are set up for success to achieve their health and fitness goals. Effective document management and program design using multiple computer software programs and resources. 

September 2003-February 2009: Spa Total Fitness Centre, Charlottetown PE

September 2009-September 2010: Goodlife Fitness Center-Master Level 1 Personal fitness Trainer, Fredericton, NB

June 2012-August 2014: The Locker Room Health and Fitness Club, Windsor, NS

November 2014-July 2018: Owner-For the Love of Fitness PEI, Cornwall, PE-offering personal training services at Naturally Fit PEI

July 2018-Present: Owner-For the Love of Fitness PEI, Cornwall, PE-offering personal training services at the Cornwall Town Hall including private coaching (body image, fitness and lifestyle options)

Optimyz articles: healthy aging, lessons learned, turning injuries into opportunities, healing through fitness, mid-year resolutions, making time for fitness, achieving core strength and more!

Recognition

Superfit Hero Body Positive Trainer- Superfit Hero sponsors trainers and studios that are committed to body positive, inclusive, and diverse practices

Top Fitness Trainer 2020-Impact Magazine

Top Health and Fitness Influencer 2020-Optimyz Magazine

Fitness Professional of the Year Finalist 2019-Canfitpro

Top Health and Fitness Influencer 2019-Optimyz Magazine

Personal Training Specialist of the Year 2018-Canfitpro

 

Coaching Credentials - Continuing Education and Professional Experience

Credentials

Certified Confidence Coach Transformation Services Inc.

Continuing Education

2019 April-June Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

2019 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo and Conference August-sessions included: Motivational Interviewing, Stress resiliency and Coaching, 

2018 Life Confidence Coach course-Transformation Academy

2018 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo and Conference-sessions included: The Space Between Stress and Bliss, Trauma-Informed Inclusive teaching for all students

February-October Mindfulness practitioner course

2015 Halifax FitEast Conference May-sessions included: Put a new spin on your Coaching Techniques 

2013 Canfitpro Fundamentals of Nutrition course

CHMA Peer Facilitation Workshop training Sept 2018-present

Professional Experience

Optimyz articles: Be the Compass of your Life, Mid-Year Resolutions, Lessons from my Aunt, Making time for Fitness, 5 Pillars of Mindful Living & more

17+ years experience coaching clients on goals, creating positive habits, lifestyle changes, and optimal wellbeing strategies.

Private one on one fitness coaching service launched 2015-pres

1-1 body image coaching 2018-present

Pilates - Continuing Education and Professional Development

Continuing Education

2005 October STOTT Pilates Intensive Mat-Plus Certification Mat Course Levels 1-6

October FitFest PEI STOTT Pilates Functional Conditioning with the Flex Band

2006 April STOTT Pilates Instructor Certification complete

June Canfitpro Halifax conference-sessions included: STOTT Pilates Fitness Circle

STOTT Pilates Weighted/Toning Ball Workshop & The Secret to Toned Arms, Buns and Thighs, Intensifying Essential Matwork Workshop

Fitness Circle Flow workshop

2007 June STOTT Pilates Matwork Choices for Personal Trainers workshop

Intense Foam Roller Challenge workshop

Total Body Sculpting workshop

2008 June Canfitpro Halifax Group Fitness, Personal Training and Mind Body Conference June-sessions included: STOTT Pilates Intense Sculpting Challenge with Flex-Band Level 4 and STOTT Pilates Matwork for Men

2019 August Canfitpro World Fitness Expo and Conference-sessions included: STOTT Pilates Twist Ball Workshop 

Professional Experience

Group Pilates classes as KARMA fundraisers for the PEI Humane Society 2020, Cornwall, PE

Group Pilates/Yoga fusion classes as KARMA fundraisers for the PEI Humane Society 2019, Cornwall, PE

OptiMYz magazine article: Pilates Power issue May/June 2018

Group Pilates classes-Town of Cornwall 2 x 8-week sessions 2017 & July-September 2020

Private Pilates 2017 to present-Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall PE 

Group Pilates classes 2006-2008 The Pilates Centre, Charlottetown, PE

Yoga - Continuing Education and Professional Training

Continuing Education & Training

2013 Canfitpro Haliax Conference-sessions included: YogaFit Meditation in Motion 1. 5 hours

2015 Canfitpro FitEast Halifax Conference sessions included: Power YogaFit 1.5 hours

2017: Yogafit Level 1-2 day course (200 hour RTY eligible)

           Yoga for Trauma two-day workshop with David Emerson

2018 May Halifax: YogaFit Restoring Balance-Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System-2 day course

    YogaFit Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma- 2 day course

2018

August: Canfitpro World Fitness Expo & Conference sessions included-YogaFit hip openers, Yoga Anatomy: compression, tension and orientation of the human anatomy, Trauma-Informed-Inclusive teaching for all students and Your Brain on Yoga

2018 October YogaFit Mind Body Conference Toronto:

    YogaFit Seniors-1 day course (200 RYT eligible)

    YogaFit Meditation and Mindfulness-1 day course

               Yogafit Warrior: (PTSD)-2 day course (200 hour RYT eligible)

               Workshop: Arm Balancing 1. 5 hours

    Workshop: Yoga for Chronic Pain 1. 5 hours

October: Completion of 100-hour Warrior Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training certificate with YogaFit

2019

March Redefining Leadership with Commune and Off the Mat and Into the World

October Body Brave Conference-Virtual sessions including:

Yoga for Everyone: Why Representation and Diversity Matters 

Professional Experience

June 2017 – December 2019 Beginner Yoga, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

September 2018-Present Yoga for Chronic Pain Management

January 2019-Present Trauma-Informed Yoga , Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall, PE

February-December 2019 Yoga/Pilates Fusion KARMA classes, Fundraiser for PEI Humane Society, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

2017-Present  Yoga Instructor (Substitute), Spa Total Fitness Center, Charlottetown, PE

Running - Continuing Education and Professional Training

Professional Experience

100+ Races completed throughout NB, NS and PEI ranging from 5k to 16K

Published articles in Optimyz magazine: 

    “Island Running” April/May 2017 issue 

    “Adding Mindfulness to your Workout” October/November 2017 issue

GoPEI Learn 2 Run 5K Leader-UPEI, Charlottetown, PE 2015

GoPEI Learn 2 Run 10K Leader-UPEI , Charlottetown, PE 2015

Running workshop facilitator-April 2019, Cornwall PE

Learn to Run 5K Small Group Training – May/June 2019-Cornwall PE

Trained 30+ clients for various running programs

Pace bunny for PEI Marathon 10K 2018

Keynote Speaker for PEI RoadRunner Club AGM

Continuing Education

2008 Canfitpro Halifax Group Fitness, Personal Training and Mind Body Conference June-sessions included: Running Form lecture

Recognition

Mentioned in Maritime Runner articles for placing in races: (add maritime runner articles to website?)

2018 PEI Road Runner of the Year-PEI Road Runners Club (link to media page or peirr page)

 

Stress Resiliency, Mindfulness and Meditation - Continuing Education and Professional Training

Continuing Education and Training

2013 Canfitpro Haliax Conference-sessions included: YogaFit Meditation in Motion 1. 5 hours

2018 May Halifax: YogaFit Restoring Balance-Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System 2-day course

YogaFit Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma 2-day course

2018 Feb-Oct Mindfulness Practitioner course

2018 October YogaFit Mindfulness and Meditation Course

2018 Life Coaching Certification course

2019 April-June 12 week MBSR course

2020 May Traumatic Stress and the Breath with Jane Clapp, Conscious Eating and Traumatic Stress with Jane Clapp, Mindful Movement for Anxiety with Jane Clapp

2020 May Stress Resiliency Course

Professional Experience

2006-Present Pilates Instructor group and Private

June 2017 – December 2019 Beginner Yoga, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

September 2018-Present Yoga for Chronic Pain Management, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

January 2019-Present Trauma-Informed Yoga , Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall, PE

February-December 2019 Yoga/Pilates Fusion KARMA classes, Fundraiser for PEI Humane Society, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

2017-Present  Yoga Instructor (Substitute), Spa Total Fitness Center, Charlottetown, PE

 

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