Most days you can find me at the gym, in my pyjamas doing work, or at Starbucks drinking coffee. I am mostly known for my incredibly positive attitude, my ability to eat donuts while achieving a defined body, my will to help others and my crazy delts. I love serving the world by empowering women to see themselves as the beautiful humans that they are. I help women to become friends with the gym, to build confidence, strength, and eat more while actually reaching the body they have always wanted. If you need help with what to do in the gym, how to build muscle and strength or finding a balanced lifestyle, then I am the person for you.
When I am not busy working on client plans, you can find me in the gym building my body and eating SO MUCH FOOD, as I am a Nationally Qualified Figure Competitor. I train hard, work hard & have my eyes on becoming a IFBB Pro one day in the future! I work with a wonderful coach who has helped change my physique completely. I am an avid coffee drinker; an oatmeal lover and I enjoy sunshine’s, donuts and sunflowers more than anyone in this world.
A little back story for you of how fitness became such a huge part of my life, and why positivity and self-love is such a huge thing I advocate for. I don’t remember much of my childhood but it all kind of started standing out from when I was about 12. I played competitive soccer my whole life. I identified myself through soccer, lived, breathed, slept soccer. I was extremely active, I ate what I wanted, when I wanted.
One day, after being weighed I realized I weighed more than my older sister did, I was a chubby kid, but I had my baby fat still so like it shouldn’t have mattered I was still growing, but it did. It clicked in that I shouldn’t weigh more than my sister who was two years older than me. Or at least that’s what I thought. I began watching what I ate, I started to develop “fear foods”. I began to see soccer and running as “a way to burn calories”, rather than a hobby, physical activity became a toxic thing. I hit a ditch, and it just went downhill, and I couldn’t get out of it. I started weighing myself daily, sneaking across the hallway to my parents’ room to see if I had gained weight since the single rice cake that I had just eaten. Within a 6-month period I went from being 114 pounds, to 75 pounds. It was not good, I was purple, but yet I was still playing competitive soccer. I hit an all-time low, what I didn't know was that for the next 5 years I was going to feel lost, ugly, hopeless, unworthy and suffer with an abundance of mental health problems, as well as be on the fine line of living.
October 10, 2011, my parents secretly took me to an Eating Disorder Program to get assessed. That day was the day I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, I had a heart rate of 38 and was severely malnourished. So, this began the first of my hospitalizations. The next 4 years consisted of admissions after admissions in the hospital and Eating Disorder Program. I had never felt so low in my life, I felt like a failure and didn’t know what happiness and joy felt like. Every part of me felt negativity, I didn't remember what positivity was.
In September of 2015 I went to a residential eating disorder program. It began the journey to finally finding recovery and getting help to bring physical activity back into my life in a positive way. The day I left, I left feeling happy for once, for the first time I didn’t feel fat, I could officially identify myself as Meg and not “the person with an eating disorder.” I left feeling like I had a good relationship with food for the first time in a very long time.
Leaving I had my mindset that I was going to become a paramedic and so I wanted to get strong. In April of 2016 I got a gym membership and began my fitness journey. I began getting stronger, I worked with a personal trainer for about a year and learned the fundamentals to working out. That year was solely the year I began to want to “be more, not less”. I found who I was, I found my passion. It was a year of focusing completely on me, finding self-love and confidence completely. The gym was the most magical place for me, I had never felt so empowered in my life. I knew this was my purpose, I had found myself through fitness, I was to help others find their fire like I did in the gym and their bodies.
I know what it’s like to put your health as your last priority because you’re either too busy or too overwhelmed by what to do. When you live a busy life, or just your mind is occupied to something else, our health and OURSELVES get put on the back burner, and the day I invested into making time for me, I built this body I never knew could ever be possible all while eating so much food. So that’s why I started coaching, to empower, to educate and to help people like myself who just need that support, the knowledge and the help to invest in themselves and build their bodies.
I get what it’s like to know what you want your end goal to be, but just have no clue what to do, not sure if you need to eat more or less, intimidated with what the hell you’re supposed to do in the gym, so you just kind of give up or feel “stuck”. It becomes this cycle of “yo-yoing” back and forth and you just never seem to see the progress you want, you are just so ready to feel confident, beautiful and clear on what to do to achieve your goals. I have designed my coaching programs, around my fitness journey along with my extensive certifications to create a program that educates and creates maximal results for every single woman that joins the MegaFit Community.
Coaching for me is a passageway to help you in every aspect of your life, from relationships, your mental state, your everyday life and also to allow you to feel empowered like training has done for me, to allow you to look in the mirror and love what you see, and to have a good relationship with food without feeling restricted. The truth is, I was never able to feel freedom and successful until I got support and maybe you are realizing the same thing. At the end of the day, what makes me different, is that I truly know where you are coming from.