It is my philosophy that fitness be a lifestyle, not just an activity. To get fit and stay healthy requires a personal effort, a personal program, proper eating habits and a positive mind. What you believe about yourself is a vital part in achieving your fitness goals! I want to consider all the obstacles that may keep you from healthy living, including your state of mind. Sometimes the hardest weight to lose is the emotional and mental kind.
My mission statement is simple: If nothing else, Move Daily.
Qualifications and Certifications
I have spent many years as a clinical therapist, and although my aim is not to provide personal counselling to my fitness clients, I do think that my expertise in the psychological arena will only serve to aid my clients in reaching their full potential. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling, and an undergrad in Religious Studies from Ambrose University. I started my journey towards becoming a Certified Personal Trainer in January 2008. I have attained certification in the following areas: MA Counselling/Psychology CFES Fitness Knowledge CFES Weight Training Instructor Course, Level 1 BCRPA Personal Training Course CFES Group Exercise Instructor Course Current CPR Certificate Current First Aid Certificate Current Mental Health First Aid Certificate (**NEW) Postural Alignment and Exercise Prescription Currently enrolled as a Precision Nutrition Student –PN1
Speaking Engagements and Corporate Wellness
CHBC Television – I provided nutrition segments weekly for 6 months on a health segment titled, Smart Moves. TracySteenFitness Blogspot – a blog intended to inspire others to Move Daily. Guest Writer for WelcometoKelowna.com BC Cancer Agency – I provided lunch time learning modules for the staff. Interior Health –speaker at their Education Day Guest Presenter for Coreen Sol – Financial Wellness Conference Fitgirl40 – Youtube Chanel with over 100 videos on health and wellness Kelowna Kayaking Club –“A Fitness Plan for the Kayaker” CLAC – Labour Association of Canada– “Fit For Life” Seminar during Steward’s Conference. I also provided their web site with monthly wellness videos. Emotional Intelligence Coach for CLAC Aberdeen Hall Prepatory School –“Nutrition for Kids- Eat the Rainbow” Seminar