I look back and think about how much I used to hate running. And how over the years my thoughts towards running has changed so much. It hasn’t just been a hobby–it’s been a relationship.
This instructor feature is of Marlie from Kale_and_Krunches. I met her via my last job and am so thankful to have connected with her! She is based in Toronto and recently quit her full-time job in real estate as a director of leasing for over 7 years to pursue a career in fitness! She sends a special thanks to her husband who helped her work up the courage to jump into her passion full-time! And of course to her parents who are her role models–she worked for her dad for 7 years and his passion and drive is contagious while her mom is the most hard-working but humble woman she knows.
How did she know this was the right path for her? She knew she wasn’t happy with a “desk job”. She hated sitting all day and didn’t love the corporate environment. She found her passion when her favorite part of her day was her 6 am workout. She started her transition by teaching spin classes part time. Her end goal was to teach full-time and also start a personal training and health coach practice. She is teaching at SpinCo in Toronto and you can stay tuned about her services by checking in to her website! She also has some tasty recipes like veggie burgers–so head there for some foodspiration!
I have been to Toronto once but am hoping to head back. I asked Marlie what the most popular fitness classes/workouts were and she Spinning and then bootcamp classes (both classes that I love). Marlie also mentioned that Toronto is very multicultural – each neighbourhood has you feeling like you’re in a different city or even country. They have a massive Chinatown, little Italy, little Portugal, little India, the list goes on.
Want to learn more about Marlie? Read on!
I’ve been to the BURN Fitness South End location a while ago but haven’t been back since it is a little bit out of the way for me. BURN recently reached out to me to check out their new location and they were kind enough to let me bring a few coworkers to see what their classes are about for free!
I recently posted on instagram about giving the Rocketbook Wave notebook a try. What is it? It’s a notebook that you can use to upload your photos to the cloud (I uploaded to dropbox and Evernote) and then when you are done–microwave to erase all of your notes and reuse the notebook. The concept works because you use Frixion eraseable pens that erase under high heat.
I really liked this concept because I am trying to go digital so that my notes are more easily searchable and organized and it is more sustainable (not using a lot of notebooks).