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Maija R.

Personal Trainer


I have been active my entire life playing diverse sports, ranging from various equestrian sports, soccer, badminton, cross country racing – you name it, I’ve probably tried it.  I started strength training in my first year of university at Carleton and have been doing so consistently for 5 years now.  I started working out to build my confidence and self-esteem, as well as repair my relationship with food. I used to think that I needed to run 10K a day and maintain a super restrictive diet in order to be “healthy,” but kept finding myself burned out and unhappy.  The gym was a sanctuary of sorts – not to be too cheesy – where I could block everything out and focus on my own physical and mental wellbeing.  I found a routine that I enjoyed and looked forward to doing every day. I really try to find balance in my daily life, and want to encourage others to do the same.

The best style of training is the one that you enjoy. I believe that the best gift you can give yourself is consistency – keeping the promises you make to yourself. Fitness is a lifestyle, and I want to create a workout routine that helps keep you motivated and builds discipline.  Most importantly, I want you to have fun and look forward to moving your body!  Working out is just as much about your mental wellbeing as it is the physical. 


  • W.I.T.S. Personal Training Certification – Level 1
  • First Aid, CPR/AED