I wanted to do a new instalment on our coaches at Bootcamp Effect so that you could get to know the people who are assisting you on your health, fitness, and bootcamp journey.
Our first instalment begins with the busiest trainer on the Bootcamp Effect Schedule:
Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way 🙂 …
Alicia has been a bootcamp performance coach with us for over 3 years. Before Bootcamp Effect, she was a personal trainer at Steve Nash Fitness World in Surrey.
Her fitness and athletic lifestyle started when she became a competitive dancer at the age of 18 which took her all over the world including training dancers in the Middle East to being a cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts.
She is currently in her 4th year of her kinesiology degree at UFV and is certified as a personal trainer with both ACE and BCRPA.
Here Are A Few Q&A’s with Alicia:
Why do you love working at Bootcamp Effect?
I love the people!
I also love to see that light go on when you help someone who was previously struggling with something.
What is your typical fat loss nutrition look like for yourself?
FOOD FOR ME: 🙂
Before my workout:
2 or 3 eggs, peppers, spinach, goat cheese, Franks!
1 cup of quinoa
overnight oats: 1/2 cup of oats with flax, raspberries, 1 table spoon chia seeds, Greek yogurt, and a few sliced almonds, with half a scoop of protein powder
(throughout the day, usually two of these per day)
– tuna with either mustard or chilli paste
– shelled edamame beans
(usually both lunch and dinner are the same)
either chicken or salmon
salad with whatever veggies I have
or steamed broccoli and zucchini
Ground turkey skillet, with peppers, onions, pea pods, yams, corn, and Franks!….(I usually add a handful of spices, usually cumin, and chilli powder)
**if I’m running behind and need to grab something on the go, sushi is my go to, usually 10 pieces of salmon sashimi, with one maki roll
…ok now I’m hungry 😉
What’s your favorite exercise?
oh, ahhhhhhh, trx rfe split squats cause they hit the glutes the most. Love these for myself and bootcamp members
What are you listening to these days?
Do you have a favorite bootcamp workout of all time?
Last October’s Monday workout with the 20 thrusters.
24 min cap – 4 rounds for time
- 20 thrusters
- 10 T2B
- 20 walking lunges
- 30 kb swings
- 20 cal row
What do you specialize in?
As a BE coach, I have to be good at everything, as we deal with so many different abilities and experiences. I would say, I excel at metabolic conditioning, which helps a ton with fat loss goals. You know the type of workouts where you have 21 burpees, 21 pushups, 21 calories on the rower…. You never feel like you didn’t work on hard on programming like that!
*** NOTE: during this interview she was sitting in a squat sit – mobility people!!! ***
We will miss Alicia over the next month as she travels Peru and the Galapagos Islands.
Oh heck, one more time for emphasis!!!!