As a movement coach, I create courses that help people become stronger, exercise sustainably and build bodies that function better and feel better.
Movement rescued my body and changed my life forever. Because I didn’t start out as a movement coach. In fact, 15 years ago, I was a corporate lawyer working in one of Canada’s most prestigious – and busy – law firms.
Being at the office from 8AM to 11PM was a normal day and I sometimes just slept under my desk instead of going home. Despite my crazy job, I ran long distances, worked out hard, practiced yoga, and spent weekends mountain biking.
I thought I was pretty healthy despite my long hours at the office. After all, I was getting lots of exercise.
But my body told a different story.
Exercise was my stress relief but it wasn’t making me well. I had a huge list of body issues: plantar fasciitis, shin splints, hip issues, mid-back pain, sneeze-pee, nerve issues in my fingers and toes, shoulder impingement, neck pain, TMJ and constant headaches.
I was only 30…but my body felt like it was 60.
I was scared and frustrated, but I was also convinced that there had to be a way to get better and stay active.
I tried everything I could think of. Physiotherapy. Chiropractic. Acupuncture. Osteopathy. Massage therapy. Naturopaths. Rolfing. And I spent thousands of dollars. But at the end of the day, my body still hurt.
When I discovered the world of better movement, my life turned around.
My nagging injuries weren’t a mystery at all – they were the result of sedentary living, poor body alignment and overdosing on intense exercise. Everything fell into place. I finally understood why everything was going wrong, and I had a road-map to fix it.
Better movement has transformed my health.
These days I can go for a barefoot walk without hurting my feet, sneeze without peeing, and climb trees without hurting my shoulder.
As I learned to fix myself, I realized that health and healing had become my passion. I quit my office job and became a full-time movement coach. I’m certified in Restorative Exercise, MovNat and Functional Range Conditioning. Together, these approaches are a powerful way to reconnect with our bodies, build functional strength and mobility, and offer our bodies the type and amount of movement they require to work well and sustainably.
In August, 2018, I took the next step in adding more movement and nature to my life.
My partner, Chris, and I left Canada to travel the world and live outdoors full time. We’re driving our 4Runner towards Patagonia as slowly as possible, and moving as much as possible along the way. Follow the adventure – and pick up all kinds of movement ideas – on my Instagram or my newsletter.
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