The Doris Difference

What’s the Doris Difference?

There is more to wellness than the image of a thin white woman with defined abs that buys all organic food.

There is nothing wrong with this person or body BUT "health" (however that is defined for you) and trusting yourself and your own body and yourself around food is unique to YOU. I want to be the coach to help you feel confident in your body, free around food and finally find that balance between the two to live life on your own terms.

I don’t believe in or advocate "clean eating," juice/food cleanses or food detoxes, and elimination diets. I’m not your gal if you are looking for a new diet or preprogrammed/"cookie cutter" meal or fitness plan.

 

I believe all bodies are good bodies. I believe food is food and there is no “junk” food but simply food that is more or less nutrient dense. Simple. I won’t tell you what to do, when to do it or how. We won’t work towards a “shape” for your body or “goal weight” either.

 

But WHAT I WILL DO is help you to feel better in your body and mind through challenging your inner critic to tame that negative narrative. I will guide you through coaching so you feel more comfortable and freer around food. This way you can have that ice cream or bag of chips in the house and not feel like you have to hide it from yourself and also be able to make meal choices that are best for you, talk about empowering!

 

We will work together to find exercise and movement that you actually enjoy and look forward to.

 

How? I can incorporate mindful movement options that we choose together to assist in body acceptance, body awareness and accelerate self-love while relearning self-care in a new way that I will show you in such a way that can be fun.

As your Mind-Body Fitness Coach, I listen and guide you and I don't give you a pre-packaged book and tell you, YOU CAN DO IT! (I totally know you can), but you need more than a cheerleader! This work is not easy but it’s worth it! 

 

I'm going to support, encourage, inspire, skill build, teach you how to hold yourself accountable and build new muscles inside and out around your new confident self.

This work is not just about investing in something that works short-term - it's about gaining and developing skills and inner muscles for you to finally live the way you deserve to.

 

Life gives us distractions, obstacles, and tough times so training these new muscles and convictions so that when things do get hard because they will, you can work through it with confidence.

This is the work we do together AS A TEAM.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION,

CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS

BODY IMAGE Continuing Education, Professional Experience and Recognitions

Continuing Education & Training

2020

Feb 10th Diet Culture Detox Workshop-Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours

Feb 24 - March 2 Braving Body Shame online conference

March 2nd There is no Wrong Way to have a Body – Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hrs

March 16th Befriending your Body – Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hrs

March 30th Working it Out: Exercise and Recovery -Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours

March Body Trust online Summit 11-17   

April 3rd Intuitive Self-care course with The Body Positive

April 9th Body Acceptance online Masterclass with Summer Innanen

 April 6th-10th Anti-Diet Message course from Christy Harrison, R.D.  

April 10th-May 10th Body Trust/Be Nourished Promoting Body Trust 30-day e-course for Helping Professionals

April – Dec Body Trust/Be Nourished School of Unlearning course

May Diet Culture Detox with Rebecca Clegg 1 hour

          Fullness: Exploring Comfort Eating-Eating Disorders NS 1.5 hours

          Conscious eating and Traumatic Stress with Jane Clapp 4 week webinar series

June Recognizing and Responding to your hunger-Eating Disorders NS-1.5 hours

November Breaking Food Rules-Eating Disorders NS  1.5 hours

2019-2020 Affiliated Professional Candidacy Course and Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices-The Body Positive Fitness Alliance

          Bodypositivefitness.org

2019 Professional Orientation & The Fundamentals -The Body Positive

          thebodypositive.org

2019 How to Help Female Clients with Body Image, Unrealistic Expectations, And The Comparison Trap-Girls Gone Strong

Recognitions

HAES registry list as a provider: The Registry is a database of individuals who have signed the HAES Pledge and provides information about their HAES-related work or activities.

https://haescommunity.com/search/

Superfit Hero Body Positive Trainer- SuperFit Hero partners with and support fitness pros and events that are committed to body positive, inclusive, and diverse practices.

          https://superfithero.com/pages/body-positive-fitness-finder

 

Professional Experience

Optimyz Magazine: “Going to Extremes: Diet culture comes from the point of view that we need to focus on how our bodies look, and the numbers that go along with that. Don’t let labels and superficial judgements keep you from being your best”-June/July 2019 Issue

“Body Image: What’s love Got to Do with It? - This inward reflection of your self-talk will guide you towards a more positive mindset”-Dec 2018 January 2019 issue

2019 February-Teen Esteem PEI: Guest Presenter on Body Image

2018-Present Body Image workshop facilitator

17+ years’ experience in the fitness industry working as a certified Personal Trainer coaching clients on health, fitness, and overall wellness.

PERSONAL TRAINING Continuing Education, Professional Experience & Recognition

Credentials

Personal Training Specialist-Canfitpro

 

Continuing Education

2002 Fitness New Brunswick (FNB) Basic Fitness Theory

2003 FNB Resistance Training Leadership, FNB Personal Fitness Trainer

2004 Island Fitness Council Conference-March 26-27th

2005 October Fitness NB Personal Training and Fitness Summit

2006 May Can Fit Pro Halifax Conference-sessions included: Playing with Plyos, Balance and Bar, STOTT Pilates Fitness Circle, Strength Ball Training and The Cardio Stripped Workout

2007 June STOTT Pilates Matwork Choices for Personal Trainers workshop

2008 Canfitpro Halifax Group Fitness, Personal Training and Mind Body Conference-June 21-22 sessions included: STOTT Pilates Intense Sculpting Challenge with Flex-Band Level 4, Peak Athletic Conditioning with Resist-a-Ball, Fitness for Hire, STOTT Pilates Matwork for Men, Running Form

2009 November Fitness NB Fit Fest Moncton

2010 November Fitness NB Summit Fredericton

2013

Canfitpro Halifax Conference June-sessions included: The China Study vs. The Paleo Diet, Unlocking Your True Potential, The Mountain Challenge, The Power Ride, Yogafit Meditation in Motion

Fundamentals of Nutrition Course by CanfitPro October

2014 

Older Adult Fitness Speciality Ball workshop with Go PEI

November Sport PEI Sport Leadership Coach conference

2015

January 25th BOSU workshops-circuit sensations and core complete- total 5 hours

May canfitpro FitEast Conference-sessions included: Put a new spin on your coaching techniques, Moving 20 Years Ahead, Power Yogafit, Detecting and Correcting Movement, Preventative Nutrition

April Kettlebell skills clinic 1. 5 hrs

July 12 BOSU Trainer certification 8 hrs

July 26th Max Performance workshop in Moncton: BOSU Basics, Metabolic and Strength Complexes, Exercise breakdowns, TRX

September 4-6th Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist certification course

September 12th Kettlebell Skills Clinic Workshop 1.5 hours

2016

February 26-28th  Fitness NB Exercise Theory course

September 24th BOSU Dimensional Core workshop-2 hours

November Canfitpro Personal Trainer Specialist certification course participation Nov 5 & 6, 11 & 12

November 18-20 FNB Portable Equipment Group Fitness Leader certification course

2017

Fitness NB Professional Development Day – April 7th 3 seminars 1: Well balanced exercise programs supporting sensorimotor function for older adults and clinical groups

2. The application of carries and weightlifting hybrid exercises as alternatives in group fitness leadership

3. Safety in adapting exercise for all and Key moves for core strengthening.

 

2018

January-July Confidence Coach course with Transformation Academy

April Fitness NB Personal Development Day-3 seminars 1: Well balanced exercise programs supporting sensorimotor function for older adults and clinical groups

2. The application of carries and weightlifting hybrid exercises as alternatives in group fitness leadership

3. Safety in adapting exercise for all and Key moves for core strengthening.

 

June Mental Health First Aid

August-10-12 World Fitness Expo-attended 8 workshops for continuing education including:

The Future of Personal Training: Perfecting Training Individualizations, The Space Between Stress and Bliss and Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED

 

September Peer Support Group Facilitator training with Canadian Mental Health Association

SafeTalk Suicide Training with the Canadian Mental Health Association

 

2019 

 

March- Body Positive Fitness Alliance Workshop and Affiliate course

March-The Body Positive -Body Positive Professional Orientation 25-hour course

March-Redefining Leadership with Commune and Off the Mat and Into the World

April -June Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 12 week training

August 16-18 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo & Conference Toronto-Workshops and Lectures on the following: Pilates, brain health, motivational interviewing, communication with different generations, female leadership in the fitness industry, nutrition trends and debates, trends in the fitness industry, small group training programming, wellness retreats and stress resilience. 

Oct 4-6 Body Brave Conference

Do No Harm: Why Weight Loss Can’t be a Therapy Goal (Annina Schmid)

 Language of Hope: Using Ordinary Words in Extraordinary Ways (Dr. Haesun Moon)

 Eating Disorders 101 For Caregivers: Now what? (Lisa Burns)

 

 Legislating Bodies: The Fight to End Sizeism & Appearance-Based Discrimination (Dr. Jill Andrew)

 Peer Support and Recovery (Shaleen Jones)

 Yoga for Everyone: Why Representation and Diversity Matters (Dianne Bondy)

 

 Eating Disorder Sensitivity for Movement Professionals (Panel Discussion)

 

 Rage Against the (Eating Disorder) Machine (Dr. Andrea LaMarre)

 Eating Disorder Sensitivity Training for Healthcare Workers (Training Session)

Poster Sessions: Sheena's Place Toronto

 The Power of Embodiment: Moving From Exploitation to Empowerment (Ailey Jolie)

 

 

 

 Metta Made in Hamilton (Clothes that are body positive and eating disorder sensitive)

 Fatphobia is a Social Justice Issue (Katie McCrindle

 

November Fitness NB Personal Training and Fitness Leader Summit-sessions included: Adaptations for common Joint Disorders, Indoor Cycling (Tapping into your Creative Self), Social Media: Friend or Foe

2020

May TRX Level 1 Qualified

 

CPR-renewed annually

 

Professional Experience

Personal Trainer: Experience training clients including long term planning. Customized exercise programs tailored to client goals, needs and lifestyle. One-on-one sessions including tools and resources to ensure they are set up for success to achieve their health and fitness goals. Effective document management and program design using multiple computer software programs and resources.

 

September 2003-February 2009: Spa Total Fitness Centre, Charlottetown PE

September 2009-September 2010: Goodlife Fitness Center-Master Level 1 Personal fitness Trainer, Fredericton, NB

June 2012-August 2014: The Locker Room Health and Fitness Club, Windsor, NS

November 2014-July 2018: Owner-For the Love of Fitness PEI, Cornwall, PE-offering personal training services at Naturally Fit PEI

July 2018-Present: Owner-For the Love of Fitness PEI, Cornwall, PE-offering personal training services at the Cornwall Town Hall including private coaching (body image, fitness and lifestyle options)

Optimyz articles: healthy aging, lessons learned, turning injuries into opportunities, healing through fitness, mid-year resolutions, making time for fitness, achieving core strength and more!

 

 

Recognitions

Superfit Hero Body Positive Trainer- Superfit Hero sponsors trainers and studios that are committed to body positive, inclusive, and diverse practices

Top Fitness Trainer 2020-Impact Magazine

Top Health and Fitness Influencer 2020-Optimyz Magazine

Fitness Professional of the Year Finalist 2019-Canfitpro

Top Health and Fitness Influencer 2019-Optimyz Magazine

Personal Training Specialist of the Year 2018-Canfitpro

COACHING Credentials, Continuing Education and Professional Experience

Credentials

Certified Confidence Coach Transformation Services Inc.

 

Continuing Education

 

2019 April-June Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

2019 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo and Conference August-sessions included: Motivational Interviewing, Stress resiliency and Coaching,

2018 Life Confidence Coach course-Transformation Academy

2018 Canfitpro World Fitness Expo and Conference-sessions included: The Space Between Stress and Bliss, Trauma-Informed Inclusive teaching for all students

February-October Mindfulness practitioner course

2015 Halifax FitEast Conference May-sessions included: Put a new spin on your Coaching Techniques

2013 Canfitpro Fundamentals of Nutrition course

 

CHMA Peer Facilitation Workshop training Sept 2018-present

 

Professional Experience

Optimyz articles: Be the Compass of your Life, Mid-Year Resolutions, Lessons from my Aunt, Making time for Fitness, 5 Pillars of Mindful Living & more

17+ years experience coaching clients on goals, creating positive habits, lifestyle changes, and optimal wellbeing strategies.

Private one on one fitness coaching service launched 2015-present

1-1 Body Image Coaching 2018-present

YOGA Certifications, Training & Continuing Education

 

Continuing Education & Training

2013 Canfitpro Halifax Conference-sessions included: YogaFit Meditation in Motion 1. 5 hours

2015 Canfitpro FitEast Halifax Conference sessions included: Power YogaFit 1.5 hours

2017: Yogafit Level 1-2 day course (200 hour RTY eligible)

           Yoga for Trauma two-day workshop with David Emerson

2018 May Halifax: YogaFit Restoring Balance-Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System-2 day course

               YogaFit Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma- 2 day course

2018

August: Canfitpro World Fitness Expo & Conference sessions included-YogaFit hip openers, Yoga Anatomy: compression, tension and orientation of the human anatomy, Trauma-Informed-Inclusive teaching for all students and Your Brain on Yoga

2018 October YogaFit Mind Body Conference Toronto:

               YogaFit Seniors-1 day course (200 RYT eligible)

               YogaFit Meditation and Mindfulness-1 day course

               Yogafit Warrior: (PTSD)-2 day course (200 hour RYT eligible)

               Workshop: Arm Balancing 1. 5 hours

               Workshop: Yoga for Chronic Pain 1. 5 hours

October: Completion of 100-hour Warrior Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training certificate with YogaFit

2019

March Redefining Leadership with Commune and Off the Mat and Into the World

October Body Brave Conference-Virtual sessions including:

Yoga for Everyone: Why Representation and Diversity Matters

 

 

Professional Experience

June 2017 – December 2019 Beginner Yoga, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

September 2018-Present Yoga for Chronic Pain Management

January 2019-Present Trauma-Informed Yoga , Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall, PE

February-December 2019 Yoga/Pilates Fusion KARMA classes, Fundraiser for PEI Humane Society, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

2017-Present  Yoga Instructor (Substitute), Spa Total Fitness Center, Charlottetown, PE

STRESS RESILIENCY, MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

Continuing Education, Training and Professional Experience.

2013 Canfitpro Halifax Conference-sessions included: YogaFit Meditation in Motion 1. 5 hours

2018 May Halifax: YogaFit Restoring Balance-Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System 2-day course

               YogaFit Healing Emotional and Physical Trauma 2-day course

2018 Feb-Oct Mindfulness Practitioner course

2018 October YogaFit Mindfulness and Meditation Course

 

2018 Life Coaching Certification course

2019 April-June 12 week MBSR course

 

2020 May Traumatic Stress and the Breath with Jane Clapp, Conscious Eating and Traumatic Stress with Jane Clapp, Mindful Movement for Anxiety with Jane Clapp

 

2020 May Stress Resiliency Course

 

Professional Experience


2006-Present Pilates Instructor group and Private

June 2017 – December 2019 Beginner Yoga, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

September 2018-Present Yoga for Chronic Pain Management, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

January 2019-Present Trauma-Informed Yoga , Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall, PE

February-December 2019 Yoga/Pilates Fusion KARMA classes, Fundraiser for PEI Humane Society, Cornwall Town Hall, PE

2017-Present  Yoga Instructor (Substitute), Spa Total Fitness Center, Charlottetown, PE

2020-6 week Stress Resilience Group Coaching through Mindfulness and Meditation, Cornwall PE

PILATES Continuing Education and Professional Experience

Continuing Education

2005 October STOTT Pilates Intensive Mat-Plus Certification Mat Course Levels 1-6

October FitFest PEI STOTT Pilates Functional Conditioning with the Flex Band

2006 April STOTT Pilates Instructor Certification complete

June Canfitpro Halifax conference-sessions included: STOTT Pilates Fitness Circle

STOTT Pilates Weighted/Toning Ball Workshop & The Secret to Toned Arms, Buns and Thighs, Intensifying Essential Matwork Workshop

Fitness Circle Flow workshop

2007 June STOTT Pilates Matwork Choices for Personal Trainers workshop

Intense Foam Roller Challenge workshop

 Total Body Sculpting workshop

2008 June Canfitpro Halifax Group Fitness, Personal Training and Mind Body Conference June-sessions included: STOTT Pilates Intense Sculpting Challenge with Flex-Band Level 4 and STOTT Pilates Matwork for Men

2019 August Canfitpro World Fitness Expo and Conference-sessions included: STOTT Pilates Twist Ball Workshop

 

Professional Experience

Group Pilates classes - Beginner, 8-week sessions July-Oct 2020, Cornwall, PE

Group Pilates classes as KARMA fundraisers for the PEI Humane Society 2020, Cornwall, PE

Group Pilates/Yoga fusion classes as KARMA fundraisers for the PEI Humane Society 2019, Cornwall, PE

OptiMYz magazine article: Pilates Power issue May/June 2018

Group Pilates classes-Town of Cornwall 2 x 8-week sessions 2017 & July-September 2020

Private Pilates 2017 to present-Cornwall Town Hall, Cornwall PE

Group Pilates classes 2006-2008 The Pilates Centre, Charlottetown, PE

YEARLY 

CPR and AED Certification

Self-directed ongoing research on health, fitness, and wellness

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