2000

I competed in the 2000 Southern Saskatchewan Bodybuilding Competition in Moose Jaw, where I took first place in the Women’s Class and also placed first as Best Female Poser!

  • Certified Personal Trainer Certificate Mount Royal College Calgary 2000
  • Certified CFC/CPT Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology March 2000

2001

  • Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist August 2001

2003 - Sold Bodies by Choice

I operated Bodies By Choice for 5 years and sold it in June 2003, to the fabulous Arlene Helgason, who still operates it.

2003 - Started Personal Training

In June 2003 I moved to Prince Albert and started personal training at Bravo for Women. Thanks to the amazing ladies at Bravo, and Heather Bravo, my business grew and GREW! As business grew my time became more valuable and I wanted to be able to train more clients at once.

2005 - Found my Passion!

So in April 2005 I started an outdoor boot camp/personal training class.  I found my passion! I loved training clients and I also loved being outside. It was the best of both worlds.

  • Hellerwork Practitioner Oct 2005

Found my Passion!

2006 - Buddy Lee

Then in February 2006, I flew to Whistler, BC to meet Buddy Lee and complete his Jump Rope Certification – Level 1 Training through the Buddy Lee Jump Rope Institute. I instantly became a fan of Buddy and the Buddy Lee jump ropes which I LOVE and currently sell.  It’s a small inexpensive piece of fitness equipment which you can do in small space and reap many benefits.  If you haven’t tried a Buddy Lee rope with the swivel bearing system, I recommend trying it out:)

2007 - Bikini Boot Camp

I loved working for myself and my own fitness company, but I missed being part of a team and having a network of trainers to connect and share ideas with.  So, in June 2007, I joined the Bikini Boot Camp company based out of Calgary.  With this company I was fortunate to train many clients in Prince Albert, Emma Lake, Christopher Lake, and Candle Lake.  I was also fortunate to travel to Tulum, Mexico and train clients at the Bikini Boot Camp retreat for in 2008 and 2009.  I am grateful to Dawn and Lindsay for believing in me and making me feel like family.  Bikini Boot Camp will always be a part of me:)

  • Can Fit Pro Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist Oct 2007

2008

  • Youth Fitness Specialist Level One (IYCA) Nov 2008

Currently!

I currently reside in Hanley, Sk. with my husband Cam and our baby girl, Addison.

To my past and current Fit Chicks, thank you! And to new and future Fit Chicks,  I look forward to meeting and working with you in the future!

Happy Training Fit Chicks!

Mel

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