London
Masonville Pl.

Angela Peters

Hol-Fit & Rebirth Wellness

What’s your full name? Angela Peters Where did you grow up? St. Catharines, ON When and where did you first fall in love with yoga, sports or athletics? How did you get involved? How did it make you feel when you first began? I was always involved in team sports growing up. There were never any girls in my neighbourhood so I developed a very competitive spirit at a young age and loved when I could out throw or out run the boys. I got my first gym membership when I was 16 and loved the weight room - I have always hated cardio! I found weight training to be so empowering & confidence building and became addicted to the feeling pretty quick. What is your background (education, training, etc) that allows you to do what you do today? How could somebody else... Read the profile >>

Annette Mellor

Moksha Yoga London

What’s your full name? Annette Mellor (aka Yoga Mum) Where did you grow up? Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England , UK When and where did you first fall in love with yoga, sports or athletics? How did you get involved? How did it make you feel when you first began? At a young age, I was always involved in sports... everything from being a member of the high school swim and netball teams to throwing javelin and shot put. As a young adult, I continued swimming, running and also trained to teach fitness classes (Jane Fonda ruled!). When my two children were toddlers, my interest moved to body building and I truly loved working with "free" weights. I had the privilege of training alongside some of England's National champions!! Later in life I found meditation and Moksha... Read the profile >>

Brandon Laan

Runners Feed

What’s your full name? Brandon Michael Laan Where did you grow up? London, ON When and where did you first fall in love with sports or athletics? How did you get involved? How did it make you feel when you first began? I fell in love with sport between the ages of 10 and 12 when I realized I wasn't good but could be great if I put in the work. I got involved with running as a means to get ready for the basketball season. My high school coach (Ms.P.) was the person who convinced me to run track. I blame her for my addiction. What is your background (education, training, etc) that allows you to do what you do today? How could somebody else learn to do what you do? I have used myself as a research subject. I am also fully immersed in the running space. Therefore, in order... Read the profile >>

Kari Schneider

Empower Conditioning

What’s your full name? Kari Schneider Where did you grow up? Dryden Ontario (way up in the sticks) mostly, but also Sioux Lookout and a couple of years in private school in St.Paul Minnesota. When and where did you first fall in love with yoga, sports or athletics? How did you get involved? How did it make you feel when you first began? My Dad was always watching sports of all kinds so I did too and then I got into any sport I could depending on the availability... running, figure skating, skiing, basketball, softball, soccer, weight training, horseback riding etc. I was always really small so I could be picked last for a team in school or people didn’t expect much from me so it always felt good when my ability exceeded their... Read the profile >>

Katelyn Norton

Yoga Shack

What’s your full name? Katelyn Norton Where did you grow up? The adorable little town of Grimsby, Ontario – my forever home! When and where did you first fall in love with yoga, sports or athletics? How did you get involved? How did it make you feel when you first began? Throughout my childhood I harbored a deep love for any sport or form of physical activity. I was a provincial gymnast until age 15 at which point I switched gears and became part of a local swim team. I joined my high school rowing team in Grades 9-12, fell in love with kickboxing somewhere along the way, and finally when I entered university, running and yoga became my true passions. My current loves include running, triathlon, CrossFit, and of course… hot yoga at the Shack! What is... Read the profile >>

Lisa Shackelton

Yoga Shack

While yoga has been a passion for the last twelve years, it was my dance lessons at age four that had me hooked on movement. Seventeen years of dance training evolved into a decade of teaching aerobics, dance, and a lot of ultimate frisbee. When a yoga teacher taught after my rigourous step class I was curious to check it out. I quickly noticed improvements in my strength, agility, and mental focus and kept returning to the quiet strength of yoga. That curiosity which began in 1997 has steadily evolved into a regular practice of Iyengar, Bikram, Moksha, Ashtanga, Pilates, and Mindfulness Meditation yoga. Fast forward 12 years and I’ve returned home to London. I am in the process of rehabilitating a cervical spine fusion. After my car accident I had a lot of time to reevaluate how I... Read the profile >>

Paul Duerden

Empower Conditioning

What’s your full name? Paul Charles Duerden Where did you grow up? London, Ontario When and where did you first fall in love with sports or athletics? How did you get involved? How did it make you feel when you first began? I was heavily involved in sports from a young age, I was constantly active. In highschool I played everything and only began to focus on volleyball a little more each year. It was lucky that Oakridge had a very good volleyball team as well as great coaches, that was were I got my start in the sport! What is your background (education, training, etc) that allows you to do what you do today? How could somebody else learn to do what you do? I have an unusual background having lived the life of an elite athlete. Playing for Canada for 15 years and... Read the profile >>

Ruthie Goldman Van Wijk

Olive Tree Yoga Foundation + Moksha Yoga London

What’s your full name? Ruthie Goldman Van Wijk Where did you grow up? All over the United States, but mostly Corvallis, Oregon! When and where did you first fall in love with yoga, sports or athletics? How did you get involved? How did it make you feel when you first began? I first fell in love with yoga about 7 years ago, after my second child was born. Honestly, I got involved because the yoga class at the gym was at the same time that childcare was available! But I got strong quickly. I did things I had never done before and never knew I could do: headstand! crow! I felt powerful and like anything was possible. What is your background (education, training, etc) that allows you to do what you do today? How could somebody else learn to do what... Read the profile >>