Let me tell you a little bit about myself, the person behind "Live it Fitness".
My name is Mireille Nalder, I'm 43 years old, a mother of three beautiful souls...(9,11 and 12).
I'm Dutch, but moved to Calgary in 2004 to tie the knot with my Canadian love (now husband, who I met while travelling in Australia).
I hold a bachelors degree in Social Work and am intrigued by the psychology and dynamics within relationships, and especially the relationship with ourselves. 6 years ago, I started adding fitness certifications (AFLCA, Fit4Two -pre/postnatal-, and have added clinical courses around Compassion and the Inner Critic).
I believe that fitness can be an important and powerful tool to better our (physical AND mental) health, but it can also be a breeding ground for unhealthy behaviours that are detrimental to our happiness and health.
I aim to provide an atmosphere and tone in class that is supportive, safe, non-judgmental and where you are encouraged to meet yourself where you are at. To tune in and honour and respect your limits and be aware of the inner-chatter that might be at play.
Tuning in, respecting and honouring what your body and mind are telling you are powerful mindfulness practices and can teach you a lot about yourself and the (perhaps subconscious) beliefs that are driving your thoughts and actions.
I focus on and encourage a 'why' that helps implementing and creating healthy habits and practices for life, based on self-love, self-worth, self-care and self-awareness.
Why do I feel so strongly about this?
Because: of my own experiences with disordered eating, a harsh inner-critic and my journey with anxiety and self-love and self-worth.
Because: the messaging within the fitness industry (and a lot of other industries that are geared towards women) can feed into insecurities and unhealthy behaviours and beliefs if we don't have a strong, healthy relationship with ourself.
What do I offer?
Small Group Training Strength classes for women of all ages in all stages of their fitness journey; Personal Training sessions;
Online Training; Pelvic Floor Health online courses.
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If you can find yourself in my my story, messaging and training approach...or if you have any questions, send me a message! I'd love to chat.