Welcome, I’m delighted to meet you!
I’m Carolyn, an educator of personal trainers, certified lifestyle coach, fashion/cosmetic stylist and author of the award winning blog, “Inspired Living”.
I have spent the last 41 years passionately educating and training budding professionals & personal clients in the health, fitness& fashion/beauty field and have loved (well, almost) every moment.
At 67 years old today, I feel better than when I was in my twenties. I’m passionate about helping women (& men) create & keep amazing health & self worth their entire lives.
As someone who has completely transformed my own & the health & lives of thousands of clients, I know what it takes to recreate one’s self.
You see, creating a body you love is an inside-out /outside-in affair and no diet or exercise program alone is going to give you the transformation you seek.
Firstly: Your Self Image
If your self-image (how you see yourself) is filled with insecurity, fear and feeling “less-than” or undeserving you will:
You will be convinced that you can never become the beautiful, slim woman you truly want to be and you will prove that to yourself . . . every time.
Secondly: Your Cells
Every one of your 50-70 trillion cells completely regenerates every 6-12 months. If they are not getting the specific nourishment they need to reproduce themselves:
Thirdly: Your Hormones
If your hormonal systems are not balanced:
As a veteran Personal Trainer & Lifestyle Coach, helping a woman transform her body & how she sees herself is my specialty.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing my clients truly create their dream body & self image!
I am so excited to get to know & work with you!
Here’s a little more about me:
I had a mostly happy early childhood, playing with my dolls, dressing up my cats, enjoying the outdoors, and creating some amazing imagination games. Until:
At the age of 7 I was struck with a severe bone disease that landed me in the hospital for 2 months (all summer) with 2 painful shots of newly discovered penicillin in my hip every day. I was told I would lose my left leg, if the new drug did not work but, miraculously, the massive doses of penicillin worked and I was let out of the hospital just in time for school to begin.
Back in school I found myself loving all things music and art but hating P.E. where, with my weak legs, I was always the last picked for sports teams and games. By the time I graduated from elementary school I was chubby, covered in pimples and sprouting a mouth full of braces.
That summer I was invited to go to the Oregon Coast with my best friend’s parents for a week. It was heavenly! Every day we walked miles on the long beach and by the time the holiday ended I had lost 10 pounds and my skin had started to clear up. I kept up the exercise and by the end of that summer my self esteem and confidence were much improved.
High School came and went. At 16 I applied for an exciting opportunity to run a Teen Fashion Council at the city’s largest department store. Competition was fierce but much to my surprise I won the position. I got to write newsletters and run fashion shows which I totally loved. When an opportunity to become a Cosmetician & Fashion Stylist came up a year later, I applied and went on to work in that field for the next 10 years. I loved making women look and feel beautiful so it was a great way to fund my university education.
After graduating from university I decided to put my love of music and movement together and approached my local community centre to let me teach classes for women. These classes quickly reached 200 women /class and were the first “Aerobic Classes” in Vancouver B.C. Canada.
Soon I was asked to teach classes for teens, children’s and seniors. Cooking for weight loss classes were next to be developed.
Teaching Instructor training courses for Canadian Fitness at the College level, then on to the YM/YWCA where I was hired as their Senior Program Director . From the “Y” I was hired to work in community recreation and fitness as a City Programmer.
By 1997 I felt I had learned enough to build my own fitness and health centre. My dream was to create the most professional and holistic centre with many services available under one roof.
This centre included personal training, cardiac and lung rehab, every type of group exercise class and yoga, a metabolic weight loss clinic, health coaching services, a full Day Spa and eventually a Physiotherapy Clinic. I ran instructor training courses, conferences, women’s retreats and even fashion shows for charity in my health centre and won many awards for our customer service, innovation and programs.
I believe that there are points in all of our lives that point us to our most important work in our lives.
After running my facility for 23 years I knew that the time had come to really focus on what I was uniquely called to do on this earth:
To elevate how we see ourselves & look after the greatest treasure we have been blessed with - our bodies.