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First off, I want to thank you for the support you have given me with Elemental Fitness Personal Training over the past 5 years. I started this blog site and part time training business to share my knowledge and passion for health and fitness with those around me, and that I did!

Since February 2016 my wife Flora and I have been furthering our education, brainstorming ways to bring our passion for health and spirituality together and develop a business that has more to offer, inspires, motivates and leads our fellow sisters to greater heights- body, mind and soul.

As of June 20, 2016 Elemental Fitness transformed into Strength and Soul Wellness: An online holistic health company to coach and inspire women to love their body and nurture their soul.

I hope you will join us in this new venture into cyber land as we share our stories, our knowledge and our guidance towards better health.

Thank you again for your ongoing support and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Please book your FREE 30 minute Personal Training Consultation with me today.

Have a wonderful day!

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senior-weightsLike any professional, as a Fitness Trainer I am required to upgrade my skills, take new courses, renew my CPR & First Aid and remain as current as possible where health and exercise is concerned. If you think about it, would you really want to work with someone who is not certified to teach or who has not upgraded their skills in over 5 years? The rate at which the fitness industry changes; keeping current is a must.

Deciding on what skills I wanted to upgrade this year happened naturally. I was asked by my supervisor to run a seniors class in the Killarney Fitness Center here in Vancouver this past March. My group class started out with 4 participants and within a short time quickly grew to 6. By this fall my class size doubled and I now have a waitlist! I had no idea that working with the aging population could be so rewarding and enjoyable. Although each person has varying injuries, aches, pains, medical conditions and overall goals they work hard, do their homework and show up eager to learn. I knew right away that certifying to work in this field was in my future.

This August I began the “Older Adult” training course and have nearly completed the certification process. It has been a very eye opening experience. It has taught me a lot about what happens when we age and how to better prepare for the future. I also feel the course is making me a better trainer for not only my aging clients but my younger folks as well. It’s easy to take your balance, multitasking abilities, agility, strength and coordination for granted. That old saying “use it or lose it” really rings true here.

If you’re looking for a trainer who can listen, has compassion, empathy and knowledge and who will push you to better health please don’t hesitate to reach out. It’s honestly never too late to enjoy exercise, improved health and reduced stress levels. I am excited about this new career direction and future learning.

Please visit my testimonials page to see what my seniors have to say.
Have a healthy and happy day!

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This is not one of my typical blogs about health and fitness, but some good personal news I would like to share with my readers.

So far 2012 has been an extremely busy but very rewarding year. Back in January, while completing my final semester at Douglas College, it suddenly dawned on me that I was less than four months away from graduation and unclear of what exactly I was going to do for work upon finishing school (a common source of stress for most students!).

A close friend told me about a scholarship program designed to help individuals in the LGBTQ community get a business off the ground. As many of you already know, I have been working diligently for at least 3-4 years hoping to one day run my own personal training and wellness coaching business.

Although my life was pretty hectic with school, I made the time to apply for the “LOUD” Scholarship through The Gay & Lesbian Business Association of BC (GLBA), a non-profit agency in Vancouver, BC.

After a lot of ground work on my part; getting reference letters, testimonials from personal training clients, and preparing my business plan and marketing strategy, I submitted my application hoping for the best. February and March flew by so quickly I had not even given the scholarship any further thought. It was not until late April that I received an email from the Association informing me that I had been shortlisted for one of their scholarships and a phone interview had been scheduled. The interview went well, the panel of judges saw potential in my business plan and I was granted a scholarship in the amount of $1250 towards getting my business up and running.

I am ecstatic!!! All my hard work, dedication and passion for health and exercise has truly paid off.

What’s next you ask?

First, I will officially accept my award at the LOUD Gala at the end of May. Soon after, my partner and I are moving into a new suite here in East Van. And I am still getting familiar with my new full-time position as the Whole Body department’s Assistant Team Leader at the Whole Foods Market in Kitsilano. Oh yeah, and then I’m getting married in August. Yes, I have a busy summer ahead!

Ultimately, I also plan to spend this summer putting my business plans in motion: converting this blog into a fully functioning website, securing a location to run my indoor classes, and purchasing a few key pieces of fitness equipment. If all goes according to plan I may also be offering group outdoor adventure trips by this coming winter (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking etc…). I don’t want to take on too much too soon, so we’ll see what happens!

Let me know what YOU think

My goal is to educate others interested in changing their lives through proper nutrition and exercise in a comfortable, open and friendly environment. I look forward to all that the future holds for me and Elemental Fitness Vancouver.

The moral of the story is, you can do anything you put your mind to!

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing many of you in my classes…Kristy

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