My mission is to empower you to become the best version of yourself through fitness, nutrition, and wellness.
Chara Marie Personal Trainer, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and Weight Loss Specialist
My relationship with food hasn’t always been easy. Growing up, I wasn’t taught about nutrition and I was under the impression that eating food made me fat. I had never learned to practice self-love and appreciation, so while I was extremely active, I was far from having the body I so badly wanted.
I struggled with self-confidence for years. I was constantly tired, experiencing mood swings, and was caught in a cycle of indulgence, guilt, and self-hate. I remember the day I finally decided it was time to make a change. I had to end the unhealthy relationship I had with food.
I began to study health and nutrition and found myself quickly lost and confused. Not only was much of the information I read contradicting, it was also being written by people I couldn’t relate to. It was then that my purpose became clear to me. I was going to start a business that provided a space where women could connect. I wanted to simplify what I had learned and create a program that was straightforward and attainable. Most importantly, I wanted to bring positivity and a sense of humour to my business.
Becoming a personal trainer was a natural next step for me. I loved exercising, pushing myself further with each workout, and I was excited to share my passion. I began by coaching friends through fun workouts and was able to use my knowledge of nutrition to help them see quick and lasting results.
One year after I began personal training, I decided it was time to gain certifications for the research I was doing. I attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. While at school, I noticed that the majority of people I was training were primarily concerned about losing weight. This resonated with me because I had spent years in the same position, and it inspired me to specialize my focus on weight loss. I then received certificates as a Weight Loss Specialist and Wellness Coach from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the University of Victoria.
As soon as I received my credentials, I launched Chara Marie Holistic Nutrition and Fitness and have never been happier. I’ve since had the honour of being a Bar Method 90 Day Challenge Ambassador and have taught a series of workshops there. I am also a facilitator of Free To Be, a program close to my heart that teaches elementary school students the importance of having a positive attitude toward body image.
My mission is to empower you to become the best version of yourself through fitness, nutrition, and mental wellness. I will help you exceed your goals by coaching you through the process of creating new habits and a fresh outlook on life.