In my work as a Life Coach I bring a unique kind of experience and awareness to the work we do together. I understand the problems and challenges of self-esteem and body image that many women and gay men deal with.
Many of us have used fitness as a tool to make us feel better about ourselves, but that’s not what makes us truly happy. In my own life, I have used working out and building muscle as a way to feel better about myself and more attractive.
Back in 2002, I started my journey to become a personal trainer. During my years in the fitness industry, I evolved quickly, realizing that something important was missing from my tool chest.
While I was constantly evolving my technical skills in training and program design, as well as my “coaching eye”, I discovered that my clients consistently got the best results when we worked on their thoughts and mindset.
My approach as a life coach for gay men is built upon the foundation of well-being. I used to call this wellness, which is the foundation of fitness. But well-being incorporates both wellness and everything else we do to support who we are as happy, thriving human beings.
For deeper insight into how I approach physical health and well-being, listen to How to Love Your Body as a Gay Man, or download my free book, 7 Beneath-the-Skin Thoughts For Gay Men to Love Their Body.
Where I work
I’m available to work with you in person if you live in the downtown Toronto area and have access to a private gym in your home or condo. (I am not available to work at a membership-based club).
Not in Toronto or nearby? I work with clients virtually, offering program design, nutrition and life coaching, depending on your needs.
If you want help with your nutrition, cooking, and meal planning, I am an expert in those areas. I am both a certified Precision Nutrition Level 2 Coach, and I have my chef-training certification. If you’d like to learn more about cooking healthier meals in bulk see my,
Exercise & Nutrition Bio
- Chef Training Certificate, George Brown College (Toronto) in 1987.
- 25+ years experience in whole food and bulk meal preparation.
- CPTN Certified (Canadian Personal Trainer’s Network), 2002.
- King Sports International Coach Mentoring Program (2003-2007).
- Precision Nutrition (Pn2) Level 2 Coach, March 2016.