B.Ed, CPT, CNP / April 2011www.justgetfit.ca
Most Memorable Moment at IHN
It would be in Professional Practice class when we were given an assignment to interview an entrepreneur in the field of food or health. I had debated whether to go the fitness nutrition route, something I knew much more about with my background. But in the end I chose to interview a man who had started his own healthy cooking and home delivery business, which I thought was fascinating! With my love for healthy cooking I thought it would be a great opportunity to gain insight into his experience of cooking. We instantly clicked and realized our philosophies were right in line one another’s, especially with him having been a personal trainer himself for years before. Through this project, I decided this is the direction I wanted to pursue my nutrition knowledge – by educating others about the importance of proper mindful eating and, teaching them how to prepare the right foods themselves. It was Professional Practice that created the foundations of Justgetfit, my own lifestyle consulting business.
Favourite Class at IHN
Although there were several memorable classes at IHN, I would have to single out Nutrition Fundamentals. For the simple reason that it was one of the first classes I took and it really marked me. I was a little unsure of what to expect of this program at first, coming from a purely fitness background. This class changed my whole view on food, and as a result, it set the tone for the rest of the program. Of course Murat Vardar’s vast knowledge and passion on the topic made me want to learn more. It was a great initiation into the world of holistic nutrition!
Currently Doing in the Field of Holistic Nutrition
I have started my own personal training, nutrition, and lifestyle consulting business called Justgetfit. My philosophy is simple and in line with IHN’s, which is a holistic one: Strength – Health – Balance. At Justgetfit we treat the whole person, not just the body. This refers to the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of a person that contribute to their overall wellness. In order to keep our bodies strong and in optimum shape, we must fuel it with the proper nutrition as well as live an active lifestyle. At Justgetfit we take this holistic view to the next level, we work with clients to find a realistic means of balancing our health with work, rest, loved ones, and most importantly, ourselves! Starting my own company has allowed me to apply my holistic nutrition knowledge, and combine it with my love for fitness and cooking.
I am thankful to IHN for the great education, and taking my career as a personal training to the next level. IHN has not only opened new doors but it has connected me with other industry leaders. I am excited for things to come, as I feel like this journey of mine has only begun!
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