Founder & CEO, BellaVita Fitness & Wellness
BellaVita has always been a dream for me. I began modeling at the age of 9; due to the nature of the job and body image insecurities, a big part of my life has always been health and wellness. I started working for a fitness club at a young age, to help others and pursue my interest. I have seen many women struggling to reach the stereotypical industry standard “model body” through eating disorders, and substance abuse. I first discovered the importance of a healthy lifestyle as a teenager, when my agent suggested I take diet pills before a job to loose a couple inches off my hips; I rejected the idea and resorted to cardio, and clean eating to reach my goal. Since then I have made it my mission to help others. I believe health goes beyond working out, and eating right; you must first make the conscious decision, which is why I had the vision of starting a wellness center encompassing Body, Mind, and Soul.
I am a certified personal trainer, and nutrition coach. I graduated from York University in Toronto, as a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll, with a major in Labor Studies; and I also hold a Marketing Management Diploma with honors from Kwantlen University in Vancouver. As a proud Canadian from Vancouver, BC; I have represented British Columbia on a national level at Miss Universe Canada in 2006. I relocated to New York to pursue my passion for fitness, which is what led my vision to become reality, with BellaVita.
I love working out, and eating healthy, “feel good” food. My goal is to help others get in shape, and pass on everything I have learned throughout the years. As the fitness industry is constantly changing, I stay on top of the latest industry knowledge by studying and continuing my education. For me, there is no greater reward than being able to make a difference in the lives of others by helping them improve their standard of living from the inside out. I believe health is priceless, and it is the most valuable thing we have in life.
Anything is possible What are my goals today?
Work with the BellaVita community to see what we can do to improve and grow even more.
Live life fully and be present every moment.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
The energy there is no place like NYC. There is always something new to do and explore.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Depends on my mood. My favorite breakfast meal this week was Shakshuka at Sunflower Café.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Waking up with hot water & lemon reviewing daily goals.
10:00 AM – Responding to emails, calls and messages before a team meeting.
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
JustSalad/Forager’s Warm Bowl.
7:00 PM – Taking a BellaVita class or Private Session.
11:00 PM – Meditation before bed.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
1 cup of coffee in the morning, water and herbal decaf tea before bed.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Facebook to connect with family overseas. Favorite Insta account is BellaVita!
What should everyone try at least once?
A spontaneous unplanned trip. Those are the best because of the lack of expectations.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Adventures while traveling.