My background & experienceI initially studied education, receiving a BA Specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Combining my love for athletics with my passion for teaching, I became a certified personal trainer, with additional certifications in corrective conditioning, and nutrition coaching. I also have my black belt 4th dan in taekwondo, which I competed in for many years, earning gold at several national championships, and title of 8th in the world in my weight class. I have been a personal trainer for nearly 5 years, with experience training people from ages 5-75. I have trained a myriad of people, including athletes such as martial artists, mountain bikers, marathon runners, and water polo players. I have also had a lot of experience training people with chronic illness or injury, such as type I and type II diabetes, autoimmune disorders, spina bifida, disc herniations, knee ligament tears, and organ transplant recipients. Additionally, I have been practicing taekwondo for over 20 years, and teaching for roughly 10 years. I have taught participants of all ages (youngest 3yrs +), and am adept at adapting my classes for all skill and age levels. From combat strategy to learning basic kicks, I try and find the most effective teaching strategy for each and every one of my students' individual needs.
My classes and teaching styleI offer the following types of classes: - Private Training Sessions (8yrs +) - Taekwondo Private Lessons (5yrs +) - Kids Taekwondo Classes (5-12yrs) - Teen Taekwondo Classes (13-17yrs) - Adult Taekwondo Classes (18yrs +) What is unique about my teaching style, is that not only do I have certifications in personal training and taekwondo, but I have a BA Specialization in teaching as well. I understand that every individual has their own learning style, and that it is my job to teach in a way that allows each individual to thrive and excel. I find creative ways and mental pictures to break down each movement, in a way that makes them simple to understand and execute.
My certificationsCertified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Nutrition Coach - Precision Nutrition (PN-1), Black Belt 4th Dan in Taekwondo, Taekwondo Canadian National Champion
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