I am a group fitness instructor, personal trainer and boot camp coach registered through the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA). I have been a fitness instructor for 7 years and an active participant for many more, I am very passionate about it!! I believe in an equal balance of nutrition, exercise and fun to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am a longtime North Shore resident who is inspired by the variety of outdoor activity it has to offer - skiing, snowshoeing, biking, hiking and trail running...come share my passion. If not now...when?
Having been in the Health and Wellness industry now for over 8 years now has really been amazing. I truly love it. I have become very passionate in helping others achieve their optimal health. Whether, it is with fitness or nutrition. Assisting people meet their goals over and above what they thought possible, makes me feel proud! I am very thankful for the people letting me share in their journey!!
Background: Born and raised on the beautiful North Shore, now a resident of lovely Walnut Grove. I am a wife and mother of 3. I enjoy being active, playing soccer, skiing, cycling, camping and spending time with my family and friends.
Qualifications: Registered with the BC Recreation and Parks Association, Registered Group Fitness Instructor, Certified in Pre and Postnatal Fitness, Indoor Cycle Instructor, Trained in Third Age Fitness, Completed the Can Pro Nutrition and Wellness Certification Course, Completed BBFE Supervisor's Course - "Becoming a Great Leader"
Proud to be born and raised on the North Shore, I am a lifetime resident of North/West Vancouver. Growing up playing competitive soccer, riding bikes and running the local trails I became an all-around outdoor enthusiast. Still playing soccer for the North Shore Women's Over Thirty Soccer League, I have been captain on two of my teams and have helped coach both as well. When Equal Balance Fitness was created just over 4 years ago, I became an avid participant. My passion for health and fitness led me to acquire my Group Fitness Certificate 2 years ago so I could become a trainer with EBF. Driven by my belief that "to move is to live", a desire to pass this mantra to others shines through.
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Zara comes to Equal Balance Fitness with 7 years experience working in the Fitness Industry in Australia, after growing up in New Zealand with a strong sporting background competing in Beach Volleyball and Surf Life Saving at National level. Zara has trained in many specialty fields including Pilates, Body Pump, Boxing, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Coaching. She is also a graduate of the Australian School of Health and Science with a certificate in Exercise and Pregnancy. Working with people and helping them achieve their goals and develop their own love for fitness and exercise is what makes Zara so excited by her job.