Shazia Sharif, a dedicated fitness professional whose passion for helping and motivating individuals has laid the framework for one of the most successful Online and In-Studio Personal Training Systems in North America! Born in Pakistan, raised in Toronto and a mother of 3 provides Shazia with an amazing understanding of the complexities of motherhood. As a working professional and sole support parent, Shaz can relate to the challenges of balancing work life/family life and self-care. Shaz's natural gift lies in bringing out the absolute best in others and it is instantly evident from the very first time you meet her as well as throughout your transformation.
The energy and positivity that Shaz provides is contagious. She is charismatic, uplifting and supportive. Her non-judgmental attitude creates an instant bond of trust. Shaz was always in love with sports and arts, leading her to compete in Track & Field (100M's, 400M's, High Jump and Long Jump) at a semi-professional level. She also enjoys singing and dancing!
Shaz's training approach is more clinical than superficial. She encourages selves to be the BEST they can be on an individual level. Shazia is an overall Holistic and Organic Elite Trainer. Shaz is know to say: "The only competition should be with yourself and no one else".
My passion for fitness started at a young age. Born and raised in Latin America, Ecuador, I grew up around sports like Soccer, Bodybuilding and Powerlifting. It did not take me long before I joined and competed in the Ecuadorian Bodybuilding & Powerlifting Federation, maxing out a 1RM Deadlift of 425 lbs at a very young age! My thirst for sports and bodybuilding training rose substantially in my life and it became my passion. I pursued my post-secondary education with Honors in Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Strength & Conditioning in Toronto, ON and Miami, Fl.
As a Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer, I had the rewarding experience to serve as a Strength & Conditioning Coach to professional athletes currently playing for the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS and NHL in Miami, FL prior to relocating to Toronto to start my own business.
I am a current student looking to inspire, motivate and share my love for fitness to not only young adults but anyone else as well. I want to be able to set an example for youth today on the importance of well being and exercise. I am not only looking to personally help accomplish this goal of healthiness but also, to create a restorative space, as well as a place where we can learn to push past our limits and thrive for the utmost excellence in our mind, body and soul.