Fall Into Fit Gear Exchange

Fall into FitGear Exchange

Are you interested in a Fall Into Fit Gear Exchange?

Blogging friends, who doesn’t like to connect with like minded individuals who share a passion for living healthy and fit. I love receiving snail mail, including surprise package. What could be more fun than sharing some of your favourite goodies with fellow fit Canadians, while also receiving something new to try?

Interested in participating? Here’s how it works:

1.  Fill out this form to participate.  You’ll need to fill it out by Monday, September 14.

2.  Look for an email from me by September 17 with the name of the individual who you will reaching out too and the rules of the swap.  It will also be fun if we commit to following all the participants so as part of this initial email I will include participants usernames for the various social media platforms.

3.  Email your partner by September 21.  This is the person who you’ll send “gear” to (remember this could include a sport shirt, headband, water bottle, you name it).  Get to know them a little! Introduce yourself.

4. Don’t forget to send a little group love! Tweet, Instagram, Facebook message not only your partner but @mymamajourney and some of the others included in the email you receive.

5.  We are changing the rules this time! Thinking sharing a favourite book or work out DVD (could be recycled), 1-2 fav recipe(s) handwritten and a surprise item, something that represents you and where you live (what motivates you about your hometown or place of residence).  The value of the goodies  should be approx. $40 (don’t forget shipping costs will likely be $10).

6.  Ship package so that your partner receives their items by October 8th so that collectively we can post on Wednesday October 14!

7.  If you’re a blogger, please write your Fall Into Fit Gear Exchange post to go live on
October 14.  I’ll aim to have a link-up on my site just prior to this date.  Lets work together, and if you do not have a blog don’t worry! You are welcome to email mymamajourney@gmail.com to share your post by September 30.

8.  During the month, and when you promote your post on social media, please use
#Fall Into Fit Gear Exchange (and the badge provided!)

Sign up and you will receive an email soon.

Fitness Adventures: Group Fitness Instructor

Ladies and Gentleman, Fitness Enthusiasts alike,

Drum roll please …..

IMG_2570I have successfully completed my Group Fitness Instructor Certification process! That’s right, I am now a fitness professional and ready to take on the fitness world. My mind is spinning with all sorts of ideas and plans.

I received my certification through our local YMCA and must say that their program is outstanding! The mentorship that I was provided over the last 6 months was truly exceptional, professional and supportive. The studying and preparation for becoming an instructor is so different from my day-to-day job, and despite how anxious or frustrated I became I was always encouraged by fellow Fit Professionals.

My experience included several weekends of in class courses, a take home exam, apprenticeship program, many hours practicing in the gym and teaching solo before I was ready to be certified. While my evaluation was a success, the process itself really highlights your strengths and weaknesses, and what it is you must and should work on to become a stronger professional. I have a lot to work on and learn, so much experience to be gained — it’s going to be a fun process.




I will be volunteering this fall at the YMCA one hour a week, and hope to be able to use my certification to help friends and family in their health and fitness journey and feel the best that they can. I have always said that it is important to take care of YOU, your body and your mind.


For now I will take everything in strides, but I have a passion for healthy living and sharing my energy with others.



But stay tuned for great things to come, and watch my own fitness journey unfold.

Have you ever pursued something so different than your day to day job?