Growing up as an , I learned firsthand what its like to be “un-healthy”. It’s not a place I enjoyed being and experiencing all the stigmas that come with being obese was traumatic. At age 15 I made a decision to change my lifestyle. And for 18 years, I haven’t looked back. Fitness is, and always will be, a large part of my life. My passion is to engage as many people as possible in living healthy, more active lifestyles. With increasing obesity rates and a lack of focus and education on preventative medicine, our country is facing a health pandemic. The solution starts with parents modeling a healthy active lifestyle for children to follow. We all need to be inspired and held accountable to our fitness goals. My commitment is to provide inspiration, education, equipment and training – specifically supporting families – so that childhood obesity is no longer an issue in our country.
As Chief Operating Officer and partner of , I oversee the daily operations of 8 retail stores and 2 commercial divisions consisting of annual revenues exceeding $15 million. Raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, I now live with my 2 children and loving wife, , in Surrey, B.C. I am an active member of the board for (formally ), a provincial association of retailers and suppliers, where my input assists in the support of BC and Alberta retailers with the issues facing them today. With my spare time, I’m an active member of the organization and 2 other clubs, and when not honing my public speaking skills, spend time volunteering with various non-profit organizations. As the editor of the and , I live out my passion for writing and sharing best health and fitness practices.