We are excited to welcome Natalie to our team! Natalie will be instructing in Waterloo, and also teaching our new 10 am class on Tuesday mornings. Welcome Natalie!
After her second child was born in 2014, Natalie was looking for a new fitness regime. A friend suggested The Buff Mom. Natalie joined in August 2015 and fell in love with the program right after her first class, led by Leslie. Over the years she has belonged to various gyms and fitness programs but there's something special about the Buff Mom community, the support and the fabulous workouts that puts it above the rest.
Natalie has always led an active lifestyle. Growing up she participated in many recreational and competitive sports, her favourite being soccer, which allowed her to travel within Ontario and the US to tournaments. As an adult she has enjoyed being a part of local soccer and beach volleyball teams.
Natalie graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Nutrition. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes, especially plant based foods as she has been a vegetarian since the age of 16.
Natalie, her husband, Doug and their two children, Jackson and Autumn live in Waterloo and like to spend much of their time outdoors. They stay active by camping, canoeing, hiking, skiing and biking together. This past winter they tried a new experience - winter camping in a yurt and enjoyed snowshoeing and skating.
Travelling and exploring are a priority for Natalie and her family. She has been to over 20 countries so far! Her favourite adventures have been to the beautiful country of New Zealand, trying to surf in Costa Rica and biking in the Austrian Alps.
Early in 2018, Natalie completed her Personal Trainer Specialist certification with Canfitpro and has enjoyed assisting in Buff Mom classes in Kitchener and Waterloo for the past year.
Natalie has loved being a stay at home mom for the past seven years and is very excited to be joining the Buff Mom team. She is looking forward to working with women to help them reach their goals and feel their absolute best. “I love that our classes are customizable for any fitness level”, Natalie says, “there are options for everyone, with the goal of being to keep moving”.