Who am I?

I have been physically active from a very young age thanks to my Father, started swimming competitively by the age of 6,  and competed internationally in 3 almost 4 different sports, was competitive in a couple of others at a high level- coached participants in several-including squash, karate, swimming and now Golf (my son wants to be number one in the World- he is currently no.2 in Canada, no. 1 in Ontario in Golf Canada Skills Events and 2 years running Jr Club Champion at Bushwood)- and btw was a personal trainer for a few years too! I am also a very over-certified CPR and First Aid instructor for humans AND pets!

My ‘claim to fame’ is that I trained myself and others with a view as to the long term impact on the body, not just the short term goals. (Here’s a confession for you- at one stage when trying to decide whether to take the next step to start competing  in body building competitions- I was taking 22 tablets a meal, eating 6 meals a day!)

I only relate my ‘bio’ as it were to you, to say that I have had a long road of exercise related activity and subsequently made lots of errors listening to ‘experts’.

What inspired me to write this blog is the recognition that there is a lot of confusion about basic healthy living and sports performance. With the  influx of dietary aids, access to ‘new’ technologies, health and wellness should have become easier instead of more difficult. However when you factor in our busy lives, our focus is not always on PROPER habits, rather quick fixes!

So here, as with everything I write, I will simplify and make understanding and implementation incredibly easy! I welcome all questions and suggestions, always, so email me if you would like me to write about a particular topic, So let’s get started on this journey, together!

Check out the Golf section- ( it links to its own blog)

Check out our Trainers’ Corner which will feature interviews and feedback questions from you!

Certifications
  • Community Golf Coach trained PGA of Canada ( in partnership with Golf Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada)

  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Certified

  • Titleist Performance Institute Junior 2 Certified

  • U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach

  • NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) Golf Coach. (modules include Making Ethical Decisions, Coaching Athletes with a Disability)

  • Tour Roll Putting Certified

  • Professional Diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition- EQF Level 1

  • Motor Learning Certification

  • Golf Canada Rules Education Program Level 1 Certified (Level 2 certification in progress)

  • Certified Personal Trainer (with focus on nutrition and health) CPT-NCAA

  • www.mchealthexpert.com

Accreditations and Associations
  • Golf Psychology Certificate

  • Golf Psychology- Mental Performance {The Psychological Characteristics for Developing Excellence (PCDEs)}

  • Yoga 101 (An emphasis on the development of strength, flexibility, balance, stamina, and concentration is a perfect complement to golf)

  • TRX suspension training/TRX RIP training for golf and general conditioning

  • Instructor & Trainer in First Aid and CPR (working with organizations such as Red Cross of Canada, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, F.A.S.T. Rescue & Lifesaver 101

  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) certificate

  • Coaches Association of Ontario member

  • Golf Canada Member

  • USGA member

  • USKG Club member

 

 

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