My name is Haley and I decided to start Shape180 three years ago as a way to share my experiences and knowledge in regards to fitness and health.
Ten years ago, a much younger me wasn’t happy with the way I looked. Puberty wasn’t nice to me; I was overweight and uncomfortable. Back then I didn’t have a clue how to take care of myself when it came to proper nutrition and exercise.
So I made a change – struggled for a long time; but kept moving and working towards a healthier body both inside and out. I came to realize that this is something I want to help others with, so I continued expanding my knowledge and decided to learn everything I can about nutrition, human anatomy and physiology, strength and conditioning, programming, and much more.
I have two diplomas, one in fitness and health promotion; the other in strength and sports conditioning. Im a certified level 1 weightlifting coach with the NCCP, and I spent the last five years (2009-2016) working at various recreation centres in as a personal/group trainer.
My current personal goal is to become a good weightlifter, or better yet – a great one. Although I’ve been lifting weights for over 10 years now; I am fairly new to Olympic Lifting. I left Brampton and moved to North Bay to attain my second diploma and certification. The weightlifting & powerlifting community is strong up here it’s awesome. I’ve competed 4 times as part of the Norseman & Valkyries Weightlifting club, and I spend much of my time studying the lifts and training.
Keep moving 🙂