Who Am I?

I am a woman, an individual, married, mom of 2, personal trainer, fitness model, actor and entrepreneur. 

I have been involved in fitness for over 20 years, and although I have always loved being active and having fitness as part of my life, up until about 5 years ago, I honestly took it for granted.

Growing up in a large family with 5 brothers, I was always active.  I dabbled in gymnastics, played a little rugby and ran track but I was never really an athlete.

Then I grew up and after having kids and facing some traumatic events in my life, I developed severe anxiety and depression.   Without knowing what else to do, I turned to movement and when I challenged my body, it challenged my mind and that enabled me to overcome my depression.

 
 

I know now, that all hardships happen for a reason and is part of a much bigger picture because without it, I wouldn’t have been able to realize so much of my purpose in this life nor would I have had the chance to reach so many amazing people like you from all over the world or be able to share the social media training stage with some of the most amazing trainers and coaches in the world.

My goal and my action over the last few years has been to do what it takes to inspire as many individuals as I can, and to show everyone including myself and my children how remarkable our bodies are and how privileged we are to experience movement.  With so many people out there that don’t have the choice to move, it would be such a waste for us to ignore what we are so privileged to have.


 

Inspiration

I used to have this reoccurring nightmare when my kids were younger.  My son Matias and my daughter Aysia are outside playing in front of our house and there are two cars coming from opposite sides of the street.  Matias and Aysia both run into the street, and these cars are about to hit them.  I run out to grab them but I can’t reach them both and I have to choose one to save.  This nightmare felt so real and each time, my heart felt as though it was being ripped open.

That nightmare lit a flame inside me.  I had to save both, there was no question.  I had no idea how, but I was going to become a ninja mom so that I could save my children.  When I began training for that deeper purpose, (that and a bit of prayer) my nightmares went away. 

My purpose has defined my training and my training has made my purpose real, not in a sense that I’ve had to save my kids from getting hit by cars, but to be prepared for everything and anything that may come, good or bad for myself and for my family. 

 
 

My Message to the World

I am thankful that I have been given this life and the opportunity to teach some amazing people, just what their bodies and minds are capable of.  What I want for you, is for you to find purpose in your training and in your health and in your life so that you would be of service to something greater than yourself.  So that there would be value to what you do, every decision, every itsy bitsy bit of progress, every single step of the way.  I want you to trust the process and even more, enjoy it because it is so much more than just fitness, it is your realization and your dream turned into action, turned into reality.

“Hard work, dedication and consistency will get you to your dream, whatever dream that may be…my way starts with fitness”

-Carmel

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