The one with the fitness expo… (part II)

Wow. What a weekend!

I spent both Saturday and Sunday volunteering at the OptiMYz Live Health Expo here in Halifax. Volunteering for anything is rewarding, but couple it with something I am as passionate about as health and fitness and it’s really a winning combination. The workshops and bootcamps were outstanding from what I could see. I had the chance to meet both Tommy Europe and UFC legend Royce Gracie, both of whom were sweet, humble, and friendly.

The group with Tommy Europe

Tommy gave a presentation this morning that I found really informative. I was taking notes on my phone. Everything he was saying just clicked with me, especially when it came to being successful in your fitness goals. He’s just a great speaker – so motivating! There was vendors from the fitness industry, nutrition, wellness (both mind and body), travel, adventure… you name it and it was probably there. I did end up getting a couple of great things to do product reviews on in the future – a couple sets of Fit Deck playing cards, and Intuition water additive – so be on the lookout for that!

Two Julias with Royce Gracie

CanFitPro had a booth at the Expo and I chatted with them a bit. The conversation made me anxious to count the change that is currently in my “PTS money jar” (I’ve been saving to pay for my personal training course). They got me pretty pumped about getting the course materials.

The group over at OptiMYz Magazine are awesome so I have to send them a shout-out and thank them for the opportunity to experience the Expo from “behind the scenes”. The whole thing really helped bring some things together for me. I was starting to think that I am meant to work in the fitness/wellness industry and now I’m pretty sure that I really am. I feel like I should be capitalizing on the things that I am passionate about and that’s number one. In what capacity that will be, I’m not quite sure yet, but at least I feel like I have a focus now. I know what general direction I’m going in from here and that’s pretty satisfying.

This probably seems a little scattered but I’m exhausted after a fun-filled busy weekend that also involved having to go to my real job at 5 a.m. (which means I got up for my workout at 2:45 a.m.) but I wanted to share a bit of my OptiMYz experience. Thanks for reading!

2 thoughts on “The one with the fitness expo… (part II)

  1. I’m an ex pro footballer(retired through injury) and I’m now a personal trainer and sports massage therapist in Banbury, Oxfordshire. If you need any advice or help, please feel free to contact me through my website(there is a link to it on my blog home page).

    I enjoyed reading your blog as it’s something I do for a living so it’s nice to hear your passion for fitness. I hope you find the right course for you 🙂



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