BB: You also talk about workouts on your blog, what is your background in fitness?
DM: My background in fitness started with competitive swimming at a very young age. Swimming then introduced me to triathlon, running and cycling. I think being involved in a sport like swimming, for so many years instilled in me a life long love of fitness, and that I’m so grateful for.
I began lifting weights when I was 15 years old and have many memories of getting up before school to go lift weights at the local community center where I grew up. I remember being in the little weight room at 6am with all the seniors who were up and rockin’ it too! It’s always been something I’ve really enjoyed doing as “me time.” After I graduated high school and moved onto university, I continued to train in the gym and participate in triathlons and other races. I enjoyed sharing my passion for fitness with my friends so much that I eventually I started working at a gym. I became a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and enjoyed many years working in the health and fitness industry.
I now work in graphic design and online marketing, but fitness remains a key part of my life and something I’m still very passionate about it. My main form of fitness is now CrossFit and I’m absolutely in love with it. I also still enjoy running, I practice yoga daily at home and I walk and hike a lot with my two dogs.