I am the youngest and only girl of three children in my family. I have always been heavily engaged in athletics and sports, being surrounded by boys, I quickly took on the role of a “tomboy”. I loved school and sports, of all kinds and graduated both primary school and high school with a female athlete award and continued to play travel soccer. Being a female entering her early 20”s, there is not much in terms of physical associations so that is when I joined my local gym and fell in love. My idol Monica Brant inspired me to one day compete in fitness and used the gym to cope with daily stressors and most of life’s little challenges. I got married and years later decided to have my first baby. With years of training in the gym, I knew what it took to get into competition-ready shape, so I competed 5 months to the day after giving birth to my first baby and won 2nd place in my local OPA, now CPA show in the Figure category. Then I found out I was pregnant with my second child, just 2 months after competing. I decided to yet again, compete 5 months after having my second daughter. I placed 4th in the Bikini category. From there, I competed three more times, not stopping until I would win an overall title. In my last show 2017, I won an overall title in Bikini Fitness, which lead me into the world of fitness modeling.
I am currently a single mother with two beautiful girls ages 8 and 9 years old. My life’s goal is to raise strong, independent, kind daughters.
Windsor Ontario, Canada.
Registered Nurse Specialize End Of Life Oncology.
To use all my previous knowledge and experience in the fitness industry to inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals, expand my brand JACFIT.
I train my body with intention and focus on MIND-MUSCLE CONNECTION. I always perform early morning fasted cardio. I always go into my training with muscle groups in mind but use various methods; HIIT, Tabata, FBW, isolation, TUT and listen to what my body is telling me to do (an intuitive approach).
Nutritional & Supplements:
I believe supplements sponsored athlete and I am very mindful of what I put into my body. My stack includes Energy and Burner (fasted cardio), Superfoods Greens, CLA, Multivitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, and Vitamin C daily. My diet consists of a plant-based, I transitioned from animal-based to plant-based about 6 years ago. I cannot express enough the benefits for my body both physically and the overall mental clarity and function. I am able to maintain a leaner physique, eliminate GI issues and my sense of connection to my body is insanely powerful.
I can pick up almost anything with my toes.
What do your parents mean to you? What did they teach you?
My parents the very foundation of who I am. The single most important thing my parents taught was the installation of self-worth (respect for myself) and my work ethic, as talent only goes so far.
What separates Status from other fitness magazines?
Status is the representation of all fitness enthusiasts, from weekend gym-goers to competitive athletes. Status magazine provides valuable knowledge, inspiring photography. It’s accessible not just an online fitness read.
What would it mean to you to become the next Status Fitness Cover-model?
Well, probably would be up there next to become a mother.
If you meet Status Editor-In-Chief, Rodney Jang, what question would you ask him?
If you could identify a time or an event that you would do over, what would it be? And why?
6 things people would not know about you:
- I am left-handed.
- I am a plant-based athlete.
- I am French Canadian.
- I am afraid of spiders.
- My eye color changes with my mood (blue, grey, green).
- I have never had a cavity.
Who inspires you?
My 2 daughters Bella and Savanah.
Who do you wish to inspire?
My girls and other women, youngers, elders, mothers, etc.
Not my transformation story, it’s my mothers, not a client. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and was caught early, underwent surgery and radiation treatment. Working with her on her diet and training, I was able to assist her in transitioning from an animal to a plant-based, to assist her in improving her ability to maintain lean body weight, increase her consumption of nutrients needed to heal from surgery, and lower her cholesterol and other levels to provide an overall improved health state.
Continue to be a role model for my daughters. To pay it forward, help others with their fitness goals with my knowledge as a Registered Nurse and Fitness coach.
5 lessons you have learned
- Good deeds never go unnoticed.
- Hard work pays off.
- Discipline over motivation.
- Positive Choices = Positive Outcomes.
- Strive for PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION.
Music and artist you listen to while training:
Favorite actors/ movies:
My all-time favorite movie is Dirty Dancing.
Favorite books and authors:
My favorite book “How Not to Die” by Dr. Michael Gregor.
“Progress not Perfection”.
Photo By: West Studio