Heather is unstoppable. With a heart full of love, a genuine care for others and a passion to help those around her - she's an amazing addition to our team.
When I joined Fit Collective St. Catharines, I had been searching for a while for a new gym or fitness class. I was out of shape and missed being physically active. While I have a background in competitive sports and was always active growing up, I found it tough to maintain the same levels of physical activity into university and post-graduation. I struggled with weight gain, injuries, and found it hard to consistently attend the gym. My first WOD in the fall of 2016 was a simple partner workout; it was hard, and my partner may have had to drag me through it, but it made me remember how much I loved the adrenaline and challenge of a good workout. As I caught my breath, I promised myself right then and there, that I would commit to improving my fitness.
I choose Fit Collective St. Catharines without knowing much about CrossFit itself. What I did know from the moment I looked Fit Collective St. Catharines up and stepped foot in the door was that they valued safety, proper technique in their training, and developed programming based on scientific and research-based principles. I knew that the coaches were knowledgeable, educated, and could provide high-intensity workouts that were challenging and fun yet focused on proper mechanics, scalability, and improving health. While these things may have led me to Fit Collective St. Catharines, it is the community, friendships, and positive-environment that have kept me here. This gym has become a major part of my life and coming here is one of the best parts of my day. I’ve seen so many physical and mental health improvements as a result of my training in such a friendly, competitive, and motivational atmosphere. I’m excited to begin another new chapter as a coach at Fit Collective St. Catharines and to be able to share my passion and knowledge for fitness with others.
I am a graduate of the Bachelor of Kinesiology and Master of Professional Kinesiology programs at Brock University, and I have many years of experience in both team and individual sports, including baseball, hockey, and track & field. I love sharing with others the joys and benefits of fitness and am thrilled to join this awesome team of coaches to help others reach their fitness and health goals. I am excited to help our members of all ages become stronger and healthier in a positive and safe environment and be a part of the growing and amazing community that is Fit Collective St. Catharines.
• CrossFit Level 1 Certified
• Master of Professional Kinesiology, Distinguished Graduate, Brock University
• Sport Business Management Graduate Certificate, Durham College
• Registered Kinesiologist
• Bachelor of Kinesiology, Honours, Brock University
• Standard First Aid CPR-C