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wordy, cheeky version of my fitness biography
Most of my life I have been extremely interested in what we can do to make ourselves as healthy as possible. We cannot change our genetics, but I figure there is a great deal that is within our control that can have an impact on whether we live a life filled with health and vitality, or whether we suffer with pain and disease.
I was the top graduating student at the University of Toronto in Physical and Health Education in 1992, where I studied anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and how exercise can improve health. I was the fitness director of a Toronto health club, before starting my own personal training business.
Then I moved to Vancouver, B.C., and started my personal training business again. I became frustrated by my inability to help my clients with all of their various aches and pains, and pursued further education through the CHEK Institute in San Diego. I learned an incredible amount, and became far more effective with my clients suffering from low back pain, but still found many clients that did not respond as I felt they should. I took more courses, learning more and more about physical rehabilitation. My skills improved. But even so, some of my clients were not responding and I didn't understand why.
Because there is nothing I love more than learning about the human body, I decided to take my CHEK Level 3 course, where Paul Chek made it obvious to me that there is a lot more to orthopeadic problems than simply looking at the physical. It is not my responsibility to "heal" my clients - I am the coach, and they will heal themselves if they are ready.
I began to read and read and read. I began to have a much better appreciation of how nutrition and other lifestyle factors can have a huge impact on healing or the lack of healing. What we eat today turns into our cells tomorrow, so it is vital that the raw material is of good quality, and something that the body recognizes as food.
I went back to the CHEK Institute, and took the Nutrition and Lifestyle Consultation course, and that course solidified what I had been learning. Disease is a function of bodily systems being out of balance, and when we do what is necessary to bring the body back into balance our health is restored. This can be done by thinking right, breathing right, eating healthy food, drinking healthy water, sleeping enough and at the right time, exercising regularly, and avoiding the toxins that make us unhealthy, such as pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, preservatives, colourings, flavourings, etc. that are in our food, the drugs which our livers must detoxify, and the chemicals in our environment.
My hope is that through this site and the free weekly e-zine, you can travel the wellness journey with me, and prevent illness, or if you are ill, you can learn some ways to become well again. Mostly, wellness is about choices - make poor choices and over time the result is illness. Make good choices, and over time the result is vibrant health. Often good choices don't take any more time than poor choices - it is simply knowing what to choose.
You might be asking yourself why in the world you should trust my suggestions. Very good question. Don't. Don't believe a word I say. I will provide resources - look it up yourself. I am studying health and wellness and truly believe what I suggest to be accurate. As Paul Chek says, does it make sense to study someone that is sick in order to learn how to be healthy? No. One actually needs to study those that are healthy. I do not think it is reasonable to believe food studies that are put out by food companies, nor drug studies that are put out by drug companies. I feel more comfortable believing the experts that study fats for example, and are not funded by people that can profit by the research. You might be surprised at how different the world looks through those eyes.
The other component that is inextricably linked to our health and wellness is the health and wellness of our planet. As the lakes, rivers, oceans become polluted, the forests get chopped down, the air becomes difficult to breathe, and the soil becomes sterile, we will have a harder and harder time recovering our health. As individuals, we need to speak with our dollars and support environmentally friendly ways of doing things so that we can preserve our planet and all life.
Your health is your responsibility, and there is so much you can do to improve your vitality. The goal of this site is to help you on your wellness journey. Enjoy it!
Becoming a Master Personal Trainer, The fitness biography of Shari Feuz
We hear of mastery often these days where the internet bombards us with experts vending their expertise in the form of a “workbook and 2 DVD’s”, “Order today for your free bonus gift…!” There are sure a lot of experts out there. Or are they? Who decides if you are an expert or master or not?
The ‘decade factor’ for mastery is being recognized in athletic pursuits, in business and in pie-making**. Does it really take 10 years to become a master at something? Can some people spend years dedicated to mastering their field yet never ever become a master? While I don’t have the answers to these questions, I can tell you how I became a master personal trainer.trans Fitness Biography
What does ‘mastery’ for a personal trainer look like?
More than 14 years of passionate dedication to this field is a definition that hardly skims the surface of revealing what ‘my’ mastery as a personal trainer entails. Kinesiology degree aside (UVic Alumni 2000), personal training certifications too (BCRPA). Weekend workshops; too many to count. Shelves full of books, blah blah. Videos on VHS, then DVD, and now webinars. Subscriptions and memberships to fitness publications galore. My education is not lacking.
I must say that 2 years of selling home and commercial fitness equipment has come in useful over the years…helping clients outfit their homes with the right equipment, changing the odd treadmill fuse. And a good explanation for why I have actually used Dr. Ho’s abdominal stimulating machine.
Working at a good sampling of fitness venues has taught me alot too. The university weightroom fitness center (Uvic) where the athletes gripped dumbbells by day and beer cans by night. A ladies only fitness centerwhere I got great practice breaking up catfights over elliptical trainers and explaining why panty hose are not great workout attire. There was a golf course, community center, personal training studio, and more living rooms and basements than I can recall. Yes, the Joe Weider bench and plastic barbell set lives on in many basements. Oh, and let’s not forget the classic chalky air gym full of grunting muscle-heads. I learned a lot of protein shake recipes there. Tuna and orange juice shake anyone?
Assisting with the publishing of an international fitness and wellness magazine garnered some new skills. Writing, publishing, editing, design, layout, marketing, advertising, and distribution skills have come in handy over the years. As have writing press releases, proposals, and interviewing North America’s leading health & fitness leaders. Creating, planning and hosting a 5000 attendee fitness, athletic, & wellness conference three years in a row secured my logistics know-how. (Ship your event literature well in advance…Brown let us down)
Seeing how they do it in the big leagues taught me a thing or two about running large scale national health promotion initiatives. A quick trip to Capital Hill in Washington DC to see how the President’s Council on Activity does it was a highlight as I learned first hand about how one of my fitness heros Governor Schwarzeneggar served his country when he was ambassador for the council. And of course there was the visit to the National Parks and Recreation office and a stop at the Department of Health and Human Services to chat with the Administration on Aging.
But does all this make me a fitness expert or master personal trainer? Sure it helps, but there is an indescribable skill set that comes with over 10,000 hours of one-on-one private instruction. I cannot think of a term or phrase to define the skills gained after hundreds of hours of observing untrained muscles sense, learn and adapt to stimulus.
radiance8 300x248 Fitness BiographyThere is no text book to catalogue the many variations of pulls, presses, bends and twists I have explained to strong bodies and to frail bodies. To the driven, the confident, the proud, the stubborn, the fearful and the self-loathing. To politicians, bankers, teachers, doctors, artists and actors. To accountants and to lawyers (these two never miscount a rep). To new moms and old moms. To kiddies and to grannies. To broken bones, broken hearts, big bellies, hungry/skinny girls, crooked spines, tingly feet, crackly knees and ever-winded lungs.
And what about the endless hours of study of the muscles we never actually exercise. They are the muscles we use to grimace, to wince, to grit our teeth, to squint, to scrunch, to exhale and to smile when it is all done. I couldn’t name a single one of those muscles yet they are the ones that actually gauge the workout.
I still can’t read minds, don’t think I’ll ever be able to but I can sure read eyes. There are the eyes that ask “how many more reps?” or “don’t you dare make me do that again”. They are the eyes that say “ I hate you but will like you again when this rep is over”. Eyes that say “ hey, I can’t believe I actually did that” or “My butt is really starting to look awesome”
They don’t teach these things at personal trainer school. They are not learned in a university or a weekend workshop. They are the skills of a master. Attainable, but unteachable.
Come train with me!