Nutritionist. Chef. Trainer.
I’m Tiana – Holistic Nutritionist, Chef, Personal Trainer and TRX Coach. A triple threat covering the bases for all things health and wellness related.
This is my story….
My story is similar to a lot of yours – I was the quiet, chubby girl who silently wished she could disappear in the shadows. I didn’t grow up playing any sports (I was far from athletic), nor did I grow up eating well balanced meals. Despite occasionally using food to escape my anxiety and self-conscious thoughts, I knew from an early age that I had a profound love for food.
A complex relationship with food emerged…
My relationship with food was a fine balance between love and hate; I counted calories, binged, ate my emotions and yoyo dieted endlessly, and that led me to develop a very unhealthy relationship with food and my body. Years of trial and error in the kitchen and gym took its toll, until I realized I needed to change. Constant fatigue, moodiness, low energy and feeling like I was a slave to the treadmill were things I was ready to put behind me for good. I took that passion for fitness and became a spin instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics and Schwinn Fitness. I’m also a personal trainer certified through CanFit Pro and a registered TRX Coach. I love having the opportunity to share my passion by motivating and inspiring others to reach their personal goals.
Making peace with myself, meant making peace with my body and with food. I believe that we are all students in life and that one should never stop learning, whether through formal instruction or lived experience. My learning journey has revealed a deep appreciation for the emotional and physical benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating. My passion for fitness naturally evolved to food – becoming a certified nutrition pro.
Building on this love, I went on to study Holistic Nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition – taking a holistic approach to the role that food has in our lives. I am currently studying Vegetarian and Vegan cooking at George Brown College, where I have the opportunity to become a chef and prepare tasty and healthy plant based meals.
I believe that food is meant to nurture and sustain us, not torture us and be the enemy. I also believe that achieving health goes beyond just food and fitness. I believe it’s a 3 three-tiered approach – mind, body and spirit. To me, healthy living is about cultivating balance and finding that sweet spot where you can have fun – because if you’re having fun it will keep you committed to your goals.
This site is a platform for me to share all things health and fitness related, a platform for you to share in my journey and a place for motivation and inspiration with love, light and a lot of laughs.