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Cheers to 5 Years!

It’s my fifth birthday. Today Fitgirlsrock has been in business for 5 years. Wow that's totally surreal. On this day in 2015, I got my first in-person client as a personal trainer working for myself (btw, that client is still a client).

When I started this business I definitely wasn’t sure. Life as an entrepreneur isn’t easy. There are always doubts, worries, uncertainties & what ifs. There are rarely days off or moments where there isn’t something to do. But, I wouldn’t trade it. It’s scary but the alternative is scary too, if not scarier … we only get one life after all.

I often think back to how miserable I was in my previous role & how I felt like I was losing the real me. Sometimes I watch & wonder, do these people hate this rat race as much as I used to? Because it was me. Waking everyday with a sense of dread & absolutely zero connection, other than income, to a role I spent the majority of my time in. And so, scary or not, I’m grateful everyday that I picked up, just a girl with a dream, & climbed onward towards an uncertain future but one I knew deep down I could make work. To be honest, in that very moment, I was reborn into a world of new possibilities, & just like the many other uncertain times in life, I was filled with fear but very determined.

I no longer work that soul-sucking job & in fact, I feel more myself now than I ever have. Sure, I am still scared shitless most days but each day I also wake up looking forward to the day ahead. I see beauty in the little things & I find myself enjoying my time instead of running around thinking that there aren't enough hours in the day. I find myself needing fewer ‘things’ and just wanting more adventure, nature, moments & memories. I have a new outlook on life. And thus am also a much happier person.

I had one big focus when I started my business, I wanted to teach & help other women find a healthy, fit, confident lifestyle they could sustain. One built on strength & empowerment rather than numbers & sizes. I wanted everyone who connected with me to find their inner badass. That was 5 years ago & my main business goal hasn’t changed. I’m fired up everyday to weed out some of the BS in this industry & help others understand the science & facts as best I can.

5 years ago, I had only 1 certification with 1 underway. Today, I hold 10 certifications.

5 years ago, I worked every available hour to get my name out there & grow. Today, I ‘choose’ more of the hours to work with my lifestyle.

5 years ago, I only trained in-person. Today, I also have a steady stream of online coaching clients.

5 years ago, I was a scared, timid coach afraid to put herself out there. Today, I gather new research & information, weed out the BS in this industry, write better & create better content.

Don't underestimate yourself & what can be accomplished with hard work & a tenacity that won't quit.

I hope to grow, as both a person & a coach, as much or more in the next 5 years as I have in this 5. I’m working hard designing my dream life & creating my own Fitgirlsrock BADASS tribe. My business continues to grow annually. My clients (in-person & online) are like family to me, I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity & the people who’ve trusted me enough to help them reach their goals & I couldn’t be happier or more humbled to be apart of their lives & journey. Money is great but changing people’s lives for the better, that’s priceless.

It is still crazy to think, even after 5 years, that this is my life. They say, happiness is wanting what you already have. And that's pretty darn cool. I celebrate this “birthday” every year, to high-five myself for the courage it took to jump all in, make this change, and to celebrate the new person I've become.

A huge shout out to my husband as well because he gets to see & has to deal with the crazy ‘I got an idea, I want to learn more, I’m freaking out & the OMG me’ ….. without his support, encouragement & total belief, I wouldn’t be here.

If you’re a Fitgirlsrock client (past or present), if you’ve ever messaged me, shared a post, commented on anything I’ve written, recommended me, purchased merchandise or whatever the case may be .... thank you so much for your love, support & business.

Lastly, don't be afraid to go after your dreams. Take the chance. Don't ever feel like you have to stay in a career, job, relationship or whatever the case, that you hate. There’s nothing special about me, other than I took the leap, work hard & so far it’s paid off. If you want it, go for it! You'll always find a way to make it work and it's so worth it to be happy. Time is precious & expires far too quickly.

Thank you,


Be bold. Be badass. Be you!!

"Purpose is the reason for your journey. Passion is the fire that lights your way.”

Fort McMurray AB Canada T9K 0M2

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