Meghan Fish-Bellefleur (CYA-RYT 200 Member)
- Location: Orleans, Ontario Canada
- Website: www.app.classfit.com/index.php/c/Profile/33521?v=470
- E-mail: Private
- Service Offered: Hatha/Prenatal Yoga
- Certified: Yoga with Jas
- Years of Practice: 5
- Teaching Experience: <6
- Professor, Guru or Teachers: Jaspreet Bhandal/Julia Forest
- Date Joined: December 08, 2020
- CYA Insurance: HUB International
After having worked for over 5 years coaching and mentoring staff within a physiotherapy centre, movement and proper mechanics is no stranger to me. Being in a physio-centric environment that's focus is on higher standards of care, has helped to shape my desire to provide the best quality workout for all sizes and abilities. I have always admired physiotherapists' ability to get people moving again and doing the things they love the most.
After years of having battled several illnesses - Arthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis) and Breast Cancer - I have seen what a lack of movement can do to the body. It made me incredibly sad and self-conscious to walk into a gym and see rows of machines and people that didn’t look or feel like me. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to move, I just felt like movement was something that would further break me. It wasn’t until I met a dear friend of mine in the fitness industry that led me to get fit in a way that didn’t hurt and I learned to love exercise, particularly running!
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, I have gone through a whole host of body transformations. Between losing my breasts, losing an implant to an infection, flat on one side, scars, weight gain, hair loss from chemotherapy, fatigue, and anxiety, I have begun to redefine my definition of beauty and motivations for being healthy.
In the past beauty to me was being skinny and the pursuit of some unattainable number. Weight loss was always my goal in the pursuit of health and fitness. Now I am learning to be comfortable in my skin and help support others in that same journey. I may not look like the typical trainer you see in a magazine, but I don’t think most of us do! Being healthy is about joining a network of people that build you up, not tear you down. Never doubt your worth as a person based on a skewed version of beauty. You only have one body, look after it.
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