Why do I want to feature an inspirational person in my newsletter?

I want to feature people like Tara who have crossed my path and touched my life, inspiring me toward greatness. Too many of us fail to see greatness in ourselves. Somehow, it doesn’t seem to matter what we have achieved; we often need others to point out to us how we excel. People display “greatness” by their attitude, their lifestyle, their choices, their actions… I want to recognize the people in my life who lead by example.


How did I meet Tara?

I met Tara at Bootcamp at VIU. Tara has been the strongest women I had in my classes so far. Always trying the harder version, doing everything to the extreme she could, pushing her limit. I once saw her doing a pyramid workout, we superset reverse row with push up. We started with 10 reverse row, followed by 10 push up. We superset theses 2 exercises down to 1 repetitions. She did this in less than 4 minutes without breaking a sweet. From that point on I knew Tara meant serious business. She is now living in Thailand and I hope one day I will visit her. One day she will be my mentor!

What motivate you to exercise?
Working out us my #1 hobby. Working out is intrinsically motivating for me!

What activity/workout do you prefer?
I love resistance training and my favourite muscle to train is my back.

What is your biggest accomplishment?
I can now do 10 pull ups (I couldn’t even do a chin up three years ago)

What is you superpower?
this question was left unanswered….

What is your favorite dish/recipe?
Steamed pumpkin, sweet potato and grilled fish

What is your cheat treat?
Banana bread…or All you Can Eat Buffet haha

What are your goal and dreams?
I want to compete in a bodybuilding competition and eventually become a personal trainer

Advice for a newbie?
80% diet 10% training  10% genetics…the best results come from eating clean!!!

Testimonial from Tara: “Thanks you so much for all your amazing support over the last year in Bootcamp. You have the most fantastic energy and drive. I really appreciate your constant encouragement and challenges. You are a true inspiration! I will never forget your wise words about fitness: enjoy the journey! Since I came to Nanaimo, my fitness journey has been out of this world and you played a very significant role in it throughout. All the best and thanks you again.”