Gym + Kitchen is passionate about educating and coaching real people with busy lives on all things health and wellness related, including the habits and beliefs that govern our food and fitness choices.
Shona picked up a set of weights for the first time in 1994. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves (Army) in 1997 and has spent several years in Training & Development and teaching basic military training. She has over 18 years of active service in the Primary Reserve (part time). Shona started teaching fitness in 2005, is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and has taken the StrongFirst Girya (Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor) course.
Her other education includes a degree and a half in classical flute performance, advanced speaking and leadership awards from Toastmasters, and she has training in EFT, the Alexander Technique, and Reiki.
Shona is an avid Tim Ferriss, Andrew Huberman, and Esther Perel fan, a crazy cat lady in training, and has a weakness for homemade chocolate chip cookies. She's also an extroverted Libra who sometimes drops an F-bomb and doesn't need coffee.