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Chiropractic First

Carolynne Simons

Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer

My passion for exercise began at the tender age of 9 when I started competitive gymnastics at my local gym. I always balanced my studies with sport, until my hands-on biomechanics education from The University of Western Ontario lead me down a career path.

Under the wing of David Tracey’s 22-year National Championship Team, everyday felt like I was like going into an applied physics class. I started testing my knowledge in anatomy and physiology in the fitness industry as a young trainer in 2006. With over 10 years experience, I upgraded my skills through the Cleveland Clinic and learned that I could impact the lives of other people as a full-time fitness professional.

Leading by example turned out to be the best strategy for my business, at which point I found my work-life balance once again and later obtained a spot to represent Canada on the age-group Duathlon Team. Training for any event is what drives me to work harder with clients because I am emotionally invested in watching other’s progress.

I love working with people at any skill level, and I can appreciate the hard work it takes to reach your goals. I consider several prescriptive approaches to exercise so it can help improve the way you move through life.

Top Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me

If you looked at my phone you’d see… interval timers, spreadsheets and Training Peaks!

The last thing I googled was… an endurance sport podcast

If my days had one extra hour I’d… spend it socializing

My guilty pleasure is… blasting my music when no one’s around :)

On a typical Saturday night I… am recruiting friends over to my house so I don’t have to go anywhere lol.

When I’m stressed I… sometimes go for a drive

I’m always happy when… i’m in motion.

What keeps me inspired is… learning something useful everyday

The best advice I ever got was… resilience overcomes talent

You’d be surprised that I… hate shopping and ‘things’ annoy me lol.