I thought now that this blog has a new home on the Ottawa Sun site, that I would introduce you to a few people I’ve asked to help out. I’m well aware that I don’t know everything there is to know about weight-loss, health, nutrition and exercise so I have asked a few experts to contribute to this blog. How will they contribute exactly? Well, once a week, starting the first week of March, they’ll be guest blogging! We’ll have an “Ask the Expert” type blog once a month and you’ll also see them commenting on some of my blog posts. So watch for them every Friday.
AND also starting the first week of March, once a week you’ll start seeing videos with our experts. Exciting ? I think it is, so without further adieu here are our experts! I’m looking forward to learning lots from these folks!
If you have any questions for our experts, email them to tiana.macleod@sunmedia.
Say Hello to our Fitness Experts
In my late 20’s, I was 8-10 dress sizes larger & smoked a package of cigarettes a day. For the last twenty years of my life I’ve raised two boys and got involved in physical fitness in a big way, eventually becoming certified as a personal trainer and nutrition specialist.
I’m 47 years old and in the best shape of my life. I provide coaching for weight management & fitness programs, specializing in resistance training for women.
My clients say they continue to come to me because of the personal and caring attention they get from me. They appreciate that their program are customized to fit their individual needs/bodies, even the music is customized to their likes/dislikes. I’m confident that we can transform the thought of a healthier lifestyle into action, reaching your goals regardless or your current challenges. Some of my clients have special needs, including cancer, autism, thyroid complications, menopause, scoliosis, hip replacements & herniated disks; all are experiencing results.
Here’s to you being Healthy, Happy, Lean and Fit!
For more than a decade, Jean-Luc Boissonneault, award-winning body builder, fitness coach, founder of the Free Form Fitness personal training center, speaker and author of Abs On The Go, has helped thousands of people transform their bodies and their life.
He lives for one purpose: To help peoples dreams come true.
A warm welcome for our Dietician & Nutritionist
As a Registered Dietitian, Hélène Charlebois brings her 20+ years of experience in the Nutrition Counselling field, and a fresh perspective on women’s health issues. She has special certifications in adult weight management Level 1 & 2 (ADA) to help in the prevention and treatment of Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension and PCOS. She’s known by her clients and peers as a mentor / lifestyle coach in the often-confusing world of weight management.
Having graduated from McGill University, Hélène became an entrepreneur, and opened one of the first private nutrition practices in Canada, followed by a tenure as President of the Consulting Dietitians of Canada & Board Member of the Dietitians of Canada (2006-2009)
Hélène continues to be a much sought-after speaker throughout Canada with media work extending to television spokesmanships with Quaker Oats and Tropicana Canada, not to mention being a nutrition expert to radio, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, webletters, and various Government agencies.
Rachel Hewitt is a Nutritionist based in Ottawa, Ontario. She specializes in creating personalized nutritional programs that respect the unique biology, goals, and dietary needs of her clients. Since no two people are identical, no two eating plans will be the same.
Rachel studied Bio-Medical Sciences at the University of Guelph, graduating with honours in 2006. She then studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and became a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners. She is a sought after speaker for corporate events, government, workplace wellness programs, health food stores, and health clinics. She counsels clients in the areas of weight loss, digestive issues, IBS, IBD, children’s health and ADD/ADHD, prenatal nutrition, and nutrition for cancer patients.
Rachel has developed a unique personalized weight loss program which focuses on the cause of weight loss issues and teaches clients the tools they need to keep the weight off for good!