And if you haven’t met her, the passion for what she does shines brightly! She embodies her role as leader of the warrior women tribe with strength and gratitude.
She takes fitness seriously – always taking time to increase her knowledge and develop her skills. Learning new skills and keeping classes different and fun is something that comes naturally to Sabrina.
“I played sports when I was young, but I was a talker” she admits. “Team sports weren’t my thing, so when I was old enough I started going to the gym in Valleyview. When I was in high school and my friends were sleeping, I would be getting up to go to the gym at 6am.”
Sabrina realizes that not everyone has the same experience when it comes to fitness
“I have met every kind of women through my programs” says Sabrina. “I have met women who have told me they have never exercised in their life – women that have never heard of a squat. I have met women who have been going to gyms for years and years and women who are returning to fitness after injury.”
In the past 5 years there have been a significant number of participants “I am proud I can say hundreds and hundreds of women have been positively affected by this program” says Sabrina. “Everyone is welcome. We have a non threatening, non judgmental environment.”
Sitting with Sabrina in her home, we chat about the past 4 years of “Mommy Wellness Challenges” and the evolution of business which had such humble start.
“Four year ago we had 14 people sign up for the “Mommy Wellness Challenge” which was a program that was designed to allow mom’s the chance to work out with their children in tow” reminisces Sabrina.
“I wanted to be able to work out with my youngest daughter” she says. After discussion with friend, Robyn, it was decided there was a need for other moms to be able to do this.
“Robyn has been there from the beginning taking photos of our participants. I wanted the photos to tell the story of these women” she says. “She started our facebook page and helped me get the business where it is today.”
The importance of photography as a means to document everyone’s journey is still evident today and documented well on the website and Fit By Design facebook page.
“The start of the program was 60% exercise 40% social interaction” Sabrina remembers.
“I didn’t realize just how important it was to get that social time, especially for new moms”
“Sometimes it wasn’t so easy to work out with the kids as they started to move more. So we started the co-op which allowed people to choose to have their kids in childcare while they worked out.”
The child care co-op is still going today and a new Mini Warrior kids program has been established at our indoor winter location – Interior Freeze Athletics.
What else is in the future for Fit By Design?
Sabrina is committed to working even more with families and kids as well as increasing the different classes offered by Fit By Design.
“The harder I work, the more education I get, the more fulfilling it will be for them. Better experience, more results. It is so important to know about my clients and focus on them” she exclaims.
She is also continuing to support the Kamloops community, as she has done so often in the past with fundraisers, food bank challenges and supporting other community events, such as Relay for life, Brides gone wild, and Fit for heart.
Whatever the future holds, Sabrina is ready to keep her clients on track, accountable and supported. Congratulations are due for four fabulous years in the evolution of the Mommy Wellness Challenge!