I am Joy, Mom of two, personal trainer, strength coach and fitness blogger in Toronto.

I teach the basics of strength and fitness and write on a variety of topics related to strength development, injury prevention, stress management and health, here on my blog.

As a personal trainer, I teach people about their physiology, biomechanics and anatomy in relation to exercise, how to train properly for their goals, diet effectively for health and fat loss and what practical stress management means, in action, in your daily life.

Since struggling with hypermobility, excessive dieting, and chronic injuries as a young teen, and then as a recreational powerlifter, my personal journey eventually turned into my profession. I am passionate about teaching the principles of progressive strength training, for athletic development, personal fitness and injury-prevention, as well as promoting and believing in sensible and successful nutrition habits.

I believe a better understanding of the scientific principles our bodies are governed by, and crafting successful habits, leads to success.

I’m a Mom of two pre-teens, and have lived and worked in 12 countries, before settling on Toronto as home since 2013. I was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for St Johnsbury Academy in Vermont from 2011-2013, and have a diverse background working with clients and athletes of all ages. I hold certifications with Precision Nutrition, CPTN, and am a member of the NSCA.