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WHAT IS BEST BODY BOOTCAMP?

At Best Body Bootcamp, we are passionate about educating, motivating & leading people to better fitness and health. As holistic lifestyle coaches we believe that fitness and health are a journey, and we all must work towards it every single day! We owe it to ourselves to balance our stress filed lives with daily physical activity, organic whole food, and much needed down time.

Our mission is focused on engaging 10,000 people to a fit and healthy lifestyle by the year 2020. Because our bootcamps are neighbourhood based, we are committed to getting involved in our communities and contributing whenever we can. When you come to a Best Body Bootcamp location, you get a fun, friendly, and high energy workout environment that not only get’s you your Best Body but it’s also a place where you can meet new people from your neighbourhood and community.

Best Body Bootcamp is a labour of love for us. We deliver amazing workouts in a fun and safe environment designed to maximize fat loss without injury. The training is based on the way you move in the real world so you can enjoy day to day living with more strength, enthusiasm, and passion. We believe that your Best Body is the body that allows you to live the life you want.

We hope that you join us and see how Best Body Bootcamp can transform your life!

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MEET THE BEST BODY BOOTCAMP TEAM!

Roger Nahas – Owner & Coach

My journey in fitness and nutrition is a little different than most.  You see, I’m a former fat kid! The kid who was a total introvert!  I was always the guy who was too embarrassed to take his shirt off at the beach!   But I remember the day everything changed for me – I looked in the mirror and wasn’t happy with what I saw.  I made the decision to change my body and my life.  It was 1999 and I took a before pic and measurements and body fat and I entered the Body for Life Challenge.  Over the next 90 days, I completely changed my eating habits, and worked out regularly. I actually was awarded the Canadian Grand Champion for my age category!

I was no longer the fat kid.  I looked forward to getting to a beach so I could take my shirt off and I became more outgoing and fun! After seeing the difference it made in my life I decided that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping people realize the amazing benefits of optimal health and fitness.

I started out as most trainers do in your typical gym.  After years of working in a gym setting, Daniela and I were getting disillusioned with how Big Box Gyms operated.   We wanted to train people functionally and to make their bodies strong in the movements they used in the real word.  We wanted to make working with a highly trained instructor more affordable, and we wanted to make fitness fun because let’s face it; if you are having a blast, it makes it that much easier to stick to it.  The result was the launching of Best Body Bootcamp in 2007.  We started out with one location and have grown it to what it is today!

I have to tell you that although I looked great in the after pic above, the food and exercise plans I followed to get that after pic, hurt me in the long run.  It made me look good from the outside but my body was breaking down on the inside.  The way I was working out and what I thought was healthy eating was in fact hurting me in the long run.  I was over training, taking longer to recover from my workouts, I tore my rotator cuff and had gut issues.   Nothing I could do was helping and then I was introduced to a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach who helped me. Turns out I was stressing my body beyond repair and then giving it food that wasn’t helping but was actually stressing my body even more.  He made me look at my body and the food I put into it in a totally different way.

That lead me to complete my certification as a C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach and we pass that knowledge on and encourage holistic nutrition to our members.

In addition to running the day-to-day operations of Best Body Bootcamp, I also work with individual clients doing fitness training as well as holistic nutrition and lifestyle coaching.

When I’ve got a bit of free time, I spend as much of it as possible with my wife and son, I bike year round, play hockey, practice Tai Chi daily, read & take courses.

I hope to see you soon so we can transform your body and life!

CERTIFICATIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • C.H.E.K Golf Performance Specialist
  • C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2
  • C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
  • Scientific Core Training , C.H.E.K Institute
  • Program Design, C.H.E.K Institute
  • SPI Advanced Training for General Fitness
  • SPI Advanced Training for Athletes
  • SPI Technical Aspects of Strength Training
  • SPI Nutrition for Sport and Performance
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR

Daniela Nahas – Owner & Coach

It’s hard to believe that Roger and I started Best Body Bootcamp 9 years ago! How we have grown and evolved over the years!

My journey in fitness and health began about 15 years ago. Before that, like many of you I struggled with yo-yo dieting, and doing countless hours of cardio just to stay looking slim. Boy I wish I could talk some sense into my past self! But health is a journey and I am so grateful for all of my experiences, which have shaped what I have to offer our members today.

Over the years I have experienced first hand the life changing benefits of incorporating the right kind of exercise into my life. That motivated me to become a personal trainer 15 years ago, and it still continues to motivate me today. I want everyone to be able to to experience what exercise can do for their well being, self confidence and physique.

I used to struggle with my nutrition in a big way, so I completely empathise with you, if this is the hardest part for you when it comes to seeing long term change. I once struggled with eating disorders, followed by any years of a very negative relationship to food, even during my initial years as a personal trainer.

It occurred to me one day that I could not help my clients make changes and make better choices, without first focusing on myself. It was through completing my Holistic Lifestyle Coach Certification that I was able to change my relationship to food and be able to genuinely help clients get closer to their goals.

My increasing passion for nutrition and health led me to become certified as a Health Coach. As a health coach, I am able to help my clients delve deeper into your relationship with food and their health. What lies beneath our patterns and habits is fascinating and when you can tap into that it can have an incredibly powerful impact on our lives, and bring about real change!

These days I leave most of the bootcamp training to our awesome trainers, but I continue to share my passion for nutrition and fitness in our private member facebook group and work on our ever evolving member offerings.

My other passion? I am the luckiest mom to a 6-year-old boy. He keeps me on my toes and I must admit has helped me grow in ways I never thought possible. Together with hubby Roger Nahas, we like to spend plenty of time outdoors, along with the latest family hobby – board games.

When I get me time, I like to do yoga, read, cook, and spend time in nature.

I look forward to having you join us!

CERTIFICATIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Health Coach Certification – Health Coach Institute
  • C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2
  • C.H.E.K Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
  • Scientific Core Training, C.H.E.K Institute
  • Program Design, C.H.E.K Institute
  • Human Kinetics Exercise Anatomy
  • SPI Advanced Training for General Fitness
  • SPI Technical Aspects of Strength Training
  • SPI Nutrition for Sport and Performance
  • Emergency First Aid & CPR

Addie – Beaches Coach

My name is Addie and I am the instructor for the beaches location.

I have been an endurance athlete all my life competing in cross country running and rowing. While competing on the rowing team in University I had an influential coach that taught me the importance of resistance and strength training. At the time, I had very little strength and was frequently injured. Incorporating resistance training into my program allowed me to perform at a higher level and minimize muscular imbalances to prevent injury.

When I completed my degree in Health Sciences I wanted to influence others the way my coach had influenced me. Since 2014, I have been working as a personal and group trainer. I have had the opportunity to work with a broad range of clients with varying abilities and goals. Over the past 4 years I have helped a mom of three lose over 30lbs, a high school student make their school’s rugby team, an older adult participate in downhill skiing, and a woman return to work after a motor vehicle accident. I love helping others achieve their goals and I can’t wait to be part of your journey with Best Body Bootcamp!

When I am not instructing classes with Best Body Bootcamp I like to travel, hike, cycle, ski, camp, canoe, explore Toronto (still trying to find my way around as I moved here last year), hang out with family and friends, and yes WORKOUT! I am also currently studying to become a physiotherapist. I strive to bring my passion for activity along with my knowledge of movement to every class I teach. I love it when members leave a class feeling sweaty and accomplished! Let’s put in some work. I’ll be there every step of the way!

Certifications/Achievements
– Bachelors of Health Science
– Masters of Physiotherapy (in progress)
– Darby Training Systems Level 1
– Fascial Stretch Therapy
– DTS Running Fundamentals
– Canfitpro Personal Training Specialist
– CPR, First Aid & AED

Deshaun – Queen West Coach

Hi, my name is Deshaun and I am the Coach for the Queen West location.

I used to be that kid with a chubby face and a big smile. As a kid, I went to basketball camp and we used to work out and every time we did I was so excited. It looked so weird to my other teammates – they figured I would just be excited to play ball but little did they know I wanted to workout. I wanted to lift weights and pump that iron; get those big arms and that big chest I had always dreamed of having.

I get my motivation from my father – he is a former body builder and he really became my idol growing up. He taught me about correct form and how to workout properly! I was doing that for quite awhile until…wait for it…. I was introduced to CALISTHENICS!

At first, I didn’t really know how much of an impact it would make until I did a challenge of 300 push ups a day for 30 days. The first couple days I was enjoying it, but by the third day I was exhausted. I finished the challenge but did not stop because after I finished I felt awesome! I had more energy, I was stronger, my chest was bigger and more defined just like I had always wanted. I discovered my love of training and calisthenics and decided that was what I wanted to do. 

I am so excited to bring my knowledge of training to Best Body and can’t wait to see you in Bootcamp! 

Aaron Tsang – North York Coach

Hey everyone! My name is Aaron Tsang and I’m the coach for the North York location!

I see exercise and fitness as the answer to most problems one would have in life. Whether they are health-related issues or not, exercise can be a great asset to help! Stressed out or having anxiety? Exercising will make you feel better. Feeling like you never have enough energy? Once again exercise is the way to go to feel energized! As long as you are doing it right, exercise and fitness will be a great asset to improving your lifestyle!

Since I was 10 years old, I’ve always had a passion for fitness and exercising. I’ve always enjoyed sports growing up, and my journey to fitness was solidified when I first received my own weight set! Over the years I tried gathering as much knowledge and experience as possible living the healthy lifestyle until I decided to make it into my career.

I went to University and got my Degree in Physical and Health Education, and then to College where I worked under a National level lifter and Coach to get my Diploma in Strength and Sports Conditioning. During this time I was introduced to the sport of Power Lifting where I started competing and coaching other upcoming athletes in the Power Lifting Club.

I love sharing all the knowledge and experience I have attained with others. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that I am able to help people improve their lives and to hit goals they didn’t think were attainable before!

Fitness is more than just a few hours you spend at the gym every week. It’s a lifestyle, what your beliefs are, and what decisions you make. If you’re ready to make that change to have a healthy lifestyle, I’m ready to be there and help you attain it!

Haley Gordon-Martin – Studio Coach & Holistic Nutritionist 

Hi, my name is Haley and I am the Studio coach and Holistic Nutritionist at Best Body Bootcamp!

Starting at the young age of 12 I have had a passion for fitness and nutrition. Through the years I have had my own ups and downs with fitness and nutrition, but each struggle and success have made me into the person I am today. Someone who has been through the weight loss/gain battle. Someone who has struggled with body image and self-confidence. And someone who has tried all the diets, the fads, and exercise styles. I have been a runner, I have been a non-competitive bodybuilder and I have been a yogi.

My journey has brought me to a place where I feel confident in my ability to help others wade through the fitness and nutrition myths and confusing information to help them get to their best self. This is my true passion helping others feel their best inside and out.

To me fitness is not about what your resting heart rate is or how much you can squat, it’s about respecting your body. Respecting your body enough to not just live but thrive, to truly be alive! When you commit to an exercise program and healthy eating plan you are making a commitment to improving your life. When you invest in your health all other aspects of your life will improve, your relationships, your work, your family and your outlook on life. The desire to improve your body is what got you here, but the improvements in all other aspects of your life are what will keep you here, long after you’ve reach your physical goals.

Over the past year, I have attended classes at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition to become a registered Holistic Nutritionist. It has been a life-changing year for me and has prepared me to help others truly understand their nutritional needs. I also hold certifications in nutrition coaching, stretching, personal training and group fitness.

Come train with me and I will not only be your bootcamp coach but a member of your support team helping you reach your best self!