EVERYONE NEEDS SOMEONE LIKE BECKY IN THEIR LIFE!
I was born in Scarborough, Ontario and lived there until grade 6 when we moved to Unionville, Ontario. I followed in my brother’s footsteps and took the Electro-Mechanical Engineering/Automation and Robotics program in college. My husband and I met while working for the same company and have been together for 15 years, married for 11. We have two beautiful children, Mason (7) and Alexa (4).
What makes her so special as a trainer?
Becky pushes me beyond what I believe I can do – everyone needs someone like her in their life!
Can you talk about the Babe Cave community? What makes it so unique?
The Babe Cave is like a family. The women (and men) who go there, are like-minded, goal oriented, individuals who encourage and support one another in their fitness and personal endeavors. You never feel like you’re going it alone.
I’m an Account Manager for a global manufacturer of process control and industrial automation solutions.
THE WOMEN (AND MEN) WHO GO THERE, ARE LIKE-MINDED, GOAL ORIENTED, INDIVIDUALS WHO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER IN THEIR FITNESS AND PERSONAL ENDEAVORS.
I’ve been married to my amazing husband for 11 years and we have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl, 7 and 4, that help to keep us very busy.
You don’t realize how important fitness is until you incorporate it into your life. It has strengthened my immune system, reduced my stress levels, and increased my energy levels. I can’t imagine my life without it now. My goal is to have more of that, as well as to gain strength and achieve more defined muscle tone overall.
Currently, I work-out 3-4 days per week, for an hour at a time, incorporating cardio and strength. If I can’t make it to the Babe Cave, I fit what I can in at home, typically strength training with free weights.
Thoughts on HIIt, Power lifting, TRX, Yoga, bodybuilding, other:
I really don’t have a lot of experience with Power lifting, TRX or bodybuilding. I do know that HIIT gives me an incredible workout, combining cardio and strength. I’m also a huge proponent of Yoga – it’s great for mind and body. I have only practiced it very sporadically throughout my adult life, but hope to incorporate it back in as my kids get a little older and I can make time to enjoy it.
YOU DON’T REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT FITNESS IS UNTIL YOU INCORPORATE IT INTO YOUR LIFE.
I’m not super strict with my diet when I’m maintaining my weight. I try to stick to whole foods and incorporate a lot of lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. I throw in some ice cream or a cookie here and there to keep me sane.
I didn’t use Magnum products in preparation for my shoot, but I saw amazing results with some of the other women who used Magnum Drip Dry. For my next shoot, I intend to incorporate it into my preparation routine.
What are your thoughts about Magnum and which products do you use from them?
I think Magnum products are industry leading supplements that produce real results. They’re a company that has done their homework. I currently use Magnum Quattro Protein Isolate Formula. It has saved me a few times, especially on strength training days, when I didn’t have enough time in my day to meet my protein requirement.
I can’t say that I have many “special” skills. One that comes to mind is that I can ski slalom. And, for what it’s worth, I can shuffle a deck of cards like a pro!
What do your parents mean to you? What did they teach you?
I am so grateful that both of my parents are healthy and very present in my life. They’ve always been there with support and encouragement. They’ve taught me so many things. The things that stand out for me are how my Mum has taught me that you can be feminine and strong at the same time and my Dad has taught me that persistence pays off.
I TRY TO STICK TO WHOLE FOODS AND INCORPORATE A LOT OF LEAN PROTEIN, COMPLEX CARBS, AND HEALTHY FATS.
Status doesn’t just cater to the pro-athlete, it pays tribute to the part-time or aspiring athlete as well. And, reading through some of the ‘transformations’ is incredibly inspiring.
Just to be in the magazine is beyond incredible! I can’t even imagine…
If you could ask Status Editor-In-Chief, Rodney Jang one question what would that be?
As a person that has achieved so much success, what advice would you give for pushing through challenging times?
What was it like working with Warren from Healthy Vision Photography?
I was so nervous before the shoot, but Warren was able to put me at ease with his down to earth nature and sense of humour. I felt like I’d known him for years. It was an incredible experience. I hope I get the opportunity to shoot with him again in the future.
I THINK MAGNUM PRODUCTS ARE INDUSTRY LEADING SUPPLEMENTS THAT PRODUCE REAL RESULTS.
1) When I was a child, I suffered from severe asthma and would spend weeks at a time in the hospital, on and off until about the age of 9.
6) My favourite spot is by the lake, reading a good book and listening to the sound of the waves crashing up on shore.
Who inspires you?
Becky inspires me every time I see her. I’m inspired by anyone, like Becky, who unapologetically follows their passion.
Who do you wish to inspire?
If I could inspire anyone, I would want it to be young men and women (or anyone really) with low self-esteem or a negative view of themselves. I’d encourage them to embrace fitness and nutrition. I believe it makes a person stronger, mentally and physically, and can be a driving force behind so many other positive changes in a person’s life. I would also wish to encourage more young women to consider a career in technology. There aren’t enough of us!
I WAS SO NERVOUS BEFORE THE SHOOT, BUT WARREN WAS ABLE TO PUT ME AT EASE WITH HIS DOWN TO EARTH NATURE AND SENSE OF HUMOUR.
Growing up I was a scrawny girl with big hair. I would eat as much fatty food as I possibly could and drink high calorie protein drinks trying to gain weight. Being able to eat whatever I wanted was great, but I also received a lot of negativity and criticism about how thin I was. I internalized it and suffered from low self-esteem because of it. In my mid-20’s, I finally put on some weight and was happier with the way I looked. Then, in my mid-30’s I had kids and put on more weight than I wanted to. From that time on, I didn’t feel as healthy as I would have liked and was suffering from a lot of aches and pains from two pregnancies, carrying around kids, and age in general. A year ago, when I walked into Becky’s gym, my goal was to lose 10 lbs., feel healthier overall, and honestly just to have some time to myself for an hour! I never imagined that it would lead to so many positive changes. Now, at 42, I feel as strong and healthy as I did when I was 25. I feel good about myself – and that makes me a better parent and a more confident person overall.
To be a role model for my children and to raise them to be confident and strong, while also being humble and kind-hearted. And, personally, to live with more gratitude.
2) Before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes.
3) Friendships aren’t about who you’ve known the longest, they’re about who’s in your life now and is there for you when you need them.
4) Don’t expect to see positive change in your life if you surround yourself with negative people.
5) It’s so true that you become like the 5 people you spend the most time with.
I listen to just about anything that gets me moving or whatever’s playing at the Babe Cave! When I’m strength training at home, I’ll mainly listen to alternative rock.
…I ALSO RECEIVED A LOT OF NEGATIVITY AND CRITICISM ABOUT HOW THIN I WAS.
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock.
‘Gravity’, ‘Cast Away’, ‘Apollo 13’; ‘Signs’, ‘Interstellar’
Favorite books and authors:
‘Atlas Shrugged’ and ‘The Fountain Head’ by Ayn Rand
5 most important attributes you see in a person?
Honesty; Integrity; Perseverance; Empathy; The ability to laugh at yourself.
IT’S SO TRUE THAT YOU BECOME LIKE THE 5 PEOPLE YOU SPEND THE MOST TIME WITH.
Find a sport or physical activity that you really enjoy that keeps you wanting to go back for more. Do what you can to surround yourself with positive people who motivate you. Find someone who inspires you. Set goals.
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield