and this is my story…
When I was 16, I was in love with muscle and how awesome the comic book heroes’ builds were drawn. In my 16th year, I had begged and pleaded to get a weight set so I could build my chest and guns. When I came downstairs on Christmas morning, I saw a box just long enough to possibly hold a weight set and man was it heavy, so I was very excited to open it. When I opened the box and looked inside there was definitely a weight set in there.
My Dad loved to play pranks and he was sitting smiling ear to ear because my weight set consisted of a broom handle and two plastic pails filled with rocks.
My Dad said “Derek, go down to the basement and you may find what you are looking for”.
So I went scrambling down the stairs and there it was…my first weight set and bench. You know, the type with the cement weight plates covered in plastic.
That was the day I started on my path to help others.
This was the last Christmas that I got to spend with my Dad. As it turned out Dad had his 3rd heart attack a few days later and was not able to pull through, so I lost him very early in life. Due to poor lifestyle choices, stress, and smoking since childhood, he had hardening of the arteries and a bad ticker.
Today, I am a certified personal trainer, Pre-Post Natal Specialist, Turbulence Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist (CHN) and published author on Amazon.
In all honesty, none of this means a thing when compared to the intense passion I have to assist others so that a similar situation does not happen to them and their families.
Fit Body Boot Camp has helped me dedicate my life to helping others and turn my passion into a vehicle to change lives in Calgary. I am excited to share my knowledge and fat loss secrets with hundreds of people!