Immediately after high school, Michelle moved to Whistler to train with the Canadian Snowboard Team and compete in the World Cup and the professional snowboard circuit. After several top 10 finishes, Michelle took a break from being an athlete to spend time finishing her BFA in photography and to travel. 

In 2012, Michelle put down the camera, went back to her athletic roots, and completed her personal trainer schooling, graduating with certification by the American Council of Exercise (ACE).  She firmly believes in the power of one's strength, inside and out, and aspires to bring out "The Strong" in each individual, no matter their age, experience, body type or background.  Michelle's programing consists of a variation of lifting (power & Olympic), athletic performance training, functional movements and metabolic conditioning. Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle mass, training for a marathon, preparing to get pregnant, are pregnant, sport specific training or anything in between, Michelle will create a fun, unique and challenging program specifically for you.

   Michelle & Lola

   Michelle & Lola

When Michelle is not working with clients, she is either busy training with her track club, carrying 60lbs sand bags up mountains in preparation for an upcoming obstacle race, Olympic lifting or running wild on the trails of the North Shore with her husband and two dogs.

 

CERTIFICATIONS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • ACE (American Council of Exercise Personal Trainer Certification)
  • BCRPA Fitness Theory
  • PRE/POST Natal Certification
  • USAW (USA Weighlifting) Club Coach
  • BC Athletics Running Club Coach Certification (forthcoming)

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016            Spartan Team Championships Dallas TX 2nd female team/6th overall

2016            OCR World Championships - Short course 7th female

2016            Spartan Ultra Beast montreal 2nd female/7th overall

2015            Spartan World Championships Ultra Beast 1st Women

2015            Finlayson 50k 3rd Women 

2014            Spartan Race Team Championships 3rd

2014            Washington Warrior Dash 1st Women

2014            Squamish 50k 5th Women

2014            Spartan Race Vancouver 1st Women

2014             Vancouver Marathon 3:19:40

2013            Spartan Race Vancouver 2nd WOmen

2005            Burton US Open 10th

2004            Quebec FIS World Cup Half Pipe 13th

2004            Canadian Jr Half Pipe Championships 2nd

2000            Ontario High School Field Hockey Provincials 3rd

1997             Ottawa Jr. High Jump Champion