Where are you originally from?
I grew up in a town called Unionville, not far too from the city of Toronto.
What is your favorite food?
On the daily my favorite go to is just lean protein with salad or veggies. I love going for Indian food.
What is your favorite sport?
It did used to be Hockey, but now I’m completely into football. College on Saturday, NFL Sunday, Monday night and Thursday night.
If you could only do one exercise the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would hike to the end of the world and back.
Winter or summer Olympics?
Probably winter for all the sports and timing, although I love watching the gymnastics in the summer.
What do our readers have to look forward to on your column on Gloves Off Sports?
I like to write about real stuff, that’s going on in life now. Everything from informative useful information to help assist in reaching goals to relationship advice and beauty tips.
How did this type of job interest you, modeling and now fitness?
I’ve always had a passion for health and fitness since I was a little kid. I was a competitive dancer, and played all the sports in school.
How and at what age did you get your start?
I started modeling when I was 15, I was scouted at a nightclub by an agency. As for fitness as I mentioned, I’ve been a nut my whole life
Where did you go to school? Major?
I went to school in Toronto at Seneca College, I majored in Business and Marketing.
What jobs or experiences led you to your present position?
I basically went from school to modeling and acting/hosting to now fitness guru. I always knew I’d end up doing something fitness related, it’s my passion, I love to share and help people.
What skills or talents are most essential to be effective in your job?
Effective communication, time management, efficiency, self-control and perseverance.
How do you keep your feelings to affect your decision-making in your career?
It’s very hard to keep my personal feelings aside when it comes to my business. My business is personal. I’ve grown thicker skin and learned over the years to maneuver through negative people and road blocks along the way.
How do you balance your personal life and career?
It’s hard. Although, I do love what I do, so I don’t really classify work as work. I make dates with my boyfriend and set aside me time.
Would you advise having a family in your career field?
I think having a family is a beautiful thing. I think you have to do what’s best for you and your life or situation. I’m looking forward to having a family.
What dreams and goals inspired you to succeed?
It’s funny I never knew what I wanted to be as a kid. I always looked up to both my parents; my Dad, who is a very successful businessman and my Mom who is a Teacher, the biggest nurturer of all. I’m very passionate about what I do, I love challenges and most of all I like making things better.
What sorts of changes are occurring in your field?
Health & fitness is a very common phrase, I think people know the just of the basics, however it is very controversial and everyone has their opinion. There are literally millions of new diet and workout trends and fads on the market, what’s good today is gone tomorrow. Our food has changed, how it is being grown, marketed, processed, fried etc. and portion sizes are still growing. Woman, especially are expected to look supermodel skinny, while managing work and family and whatever else, meanwhile trying to keep up with people like the Kardashians.
What would you do differently if granted the opportunity in your career?
I think everything has played out in my life exactly the way it was supposed to happen. I honestly don’t think I would change a thing. I don’t wish to be any younger or go back to my early 20s, those days are what made me who I am today. I’m constantly changing as the world does and growing into everything very organically.
What’s in store the next 5-10 years?
More growth and expansion within the health and wellness industry, there are so many possibilities and opportunities, things are changing so fast, it would be hard to gage where I’ll end up, I do have a few plans TBA at a later date. I do know one thing is for sure, I can’t wait to have a family.