About the Instructor

Hello, my name is Maria Dy and I am your Guelph Fitness Bootcamp Instructor! I'd like to share my story...

I was introduced to working out in my early twenties, and while I enjoyed "copying" exercise moves from fellow gym goers, it didn't take long to realize this was not working in my favour. I became frustrated, experienced muscular soreness for days, felt joint pains but I still did not lose my belly and arm jiggles. I quit working out. Yes! I admit. I quit. I wasn't seeing results. I had no guidance and did not know how else to proceed. So, I quit.

I went back to the same old rustic gym in Toronto and sought out help a few years later. I hired a personal trainer to get me started, and have not looked back in my old ways since then....or so I thought.

It's been almost a decade since I hired my first personal trainer. I have now become one myself. But there were occasions where I also experienced set backs, lack of motivation and focus, school and family obligations and depression, just like most of you! Unfortunately, exercise, fitness and taking care of myself took a back seat. While I was not considered overweight by today's standard, I was unhappy with the way I looked and felt. I became "literally" sick of looking myself in the mirror. Sick.

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Fast forward today and here I am now...I've made a difference in my body, mind and life. I, not only created a body I can be proud and show off, I also developed discipline and motivation to keep going because I like to look and feel good. I took my own advice and challenged myself. On June 5, 2010, I entered my first fitness how held in London, Ontario.


My advice to anyone who is stuck and are in a rut is to start off in the right direction. Having the right attitude makes a difference. We get back up when we fall! Did you know your chances of seeing results and being successful in your fitness journey is 80% higher, if you hired a personal trainer, than if you did it on your own?

I hope my story has inspired you to take your own challenge and bring out the best in you.

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