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About Us

About Donna, Founder of innertouch

I fell in love with health, nutrition, and fitness from a very young age. Never playing sports in school, I was a true academic.  I began my career as an Electrical Engineer in Toronto, and switched jobs and careers from company to company hoping to find my passion.  After 7 years and three career changes, I was working in advertising sales.  I felt so unbalanced, unhealthy, full of anxiety, depression and who-knows-what-else. I didn’t think too much about my lower-than-average immune system, anxious dizzy spells, or the fact that my belly was always tangled up in an IBS mess.

…..inside, I was screaming and reaching out in vain to break free from what had become a vicious cycle…

I knew something had to change.  That’s when I found Pilates; not only did it treat my excruciating neck and shoulder pain, but started to give my life some balance. I knew this was something I had to be involved with for the rest of my life.   I decided to quit my job right after my wedding and moved back to Kingston to follow my passion for Pilates, health and wellness.

I decided to go back to school, and received my Fitness and Health Promotion diploma, and shortly after opened my first  Pilates studio innertouchpilates. My studio grew and clientele expanded.  But I knew there was more to health than just fitness and movement. Health and wellness is not just the body, but the mind and spirit as well.  I knew I was still missing something.

I started to see my parents getting older, with different health problems arising including an auto-immune disorder.  I continuously read and researched in efforts to “fix everything”.  I realised all the practices I read about and incorporated into our lives like eating the right foods for your body, and doing daily rituals of detoxing and immune strengthen practices really worked.  I saw my parents with renewed hope, feeling more energetic with all their chronic symptoms fading quickly.   I got so excited and knew I had to expand my knowledge and education so that I could bring these healing powers into my clients lives.  I found the certification that best resonated with my thoughts and ideas and pursed my career expansion into Health Coaching.

The integrative approach I use is not just about resolving symptoms; it’s actually about delving in and discovering the root cause of the issue. It’s about making lasting changes. It’s about ageing gracefully. It’s about quality of life. And, it’s about optimising the natural healing mechanisms of the body so you can live this life fully. It’s not about treating symptoms with pills and quick fixes.

I’m a wife who tries to get delicious, real food on the table every night, a mom who steps on Legos, and an entrepreneur who works somewhat odd hours. I get what you’re up against and I’m here to tell you that positive change is entirely, absolutely, 100% within your reach.

...my journey so far...

  • Queens UniversityBSc – Electrical Engineer Degree
  • Lawrence CollegeFitness and Health Promotion Diploma
  • Health Coaching InstituteBecome a Health Coach Certification

Fitness Certifications:
Completed through the following top rated organisations:

  • Body Harmonics Mat Pilates, (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Body HarmonicsPre/Post Natal Pilates
  • Body Harmonics Vertical Pilates
  • CCAA Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Seniors Fitness Instructor
  • CESP- CPT – Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer
  • Urban Polling Urban Polling Instructor
  • CanfitPro Group Fitness Instructor
  • OSHF Ontario Society for Health and Fitness, Member

``Great Job!``

love mom...

Donna the Health Coach…

Donna has always had a very strong intuition; I always trusted her opinion for a very young age.  She is a caring and compassionate person, with an empowering energy.

I was suffering for the last few years now from a long list of chronic pain issues.  Gone through many investigations and specialists without any clear direction as to what was happening in my body. It felt like everything in my body was inflamed. Of course, being Donna, she researched and read everything she could find to try to treat all my conditions.  In the process, she discovered health coaching,  which couldn’t be a better calling for her.

With a compassionate and simple approach she started to introduce new ideas, new ways of thinking and although always a healthy eater, she helped me discover the right healthy foods for my body.  I have lost weight, gained energy and feel better than I have in a long time.

Donna the Pilates teacher…

I started pilates with Donna, long before she became an instructor, she use to always do videos with me since she was a child.  After she moved back to Kingston, she gave me private classes at home. Since she recently opened her beautiful new studio, she pestered me about coming and doing a group class because it was “way more fun with the ladies.”

I wanted to spend more time with my grandchildren, since she always locked me in my room to do pilates ..lol  so I went.

Now I love going to the group classes, the energy in the room really  motivates you.

Her Smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all, I love that she is my daughter.

WHAT WE OFFER

Health/Life Coaching programs and a variety of different Pilates classes

Health/ Life Coaching

Kick start your journey to looking and feeling your best. Begin your inner transformation. Achieve your inner passion.

Therapeutic Pilates for Curling/ Golfing

Create symmetry and coordination as well as improving muscular endurance and increasing range of motion.  Gain your inner balance.

Power Walk Pilates

Use 90% of your body’s muscles. Take the pressure off your joints (hip, knee, back and foot).  Free your inner resilience.

Therapeutic Pilates

Alleviate back, neck and shoulder pain. Improve strength, flexibility and body alignment. Unlock your inner beauty.

Full Figure Pilates

NEW! For women who are curvy.  A comfortable, safe atmosphere where nobody is judged and everyone is moving.  Release your inner potential.

Restorative & Detoxifying Pilates

Foam roller based recovery, stretching and detoxifying class. Release your inner stress, achieve your inner stretch.

Energy Pilates

Energy PilatesCardio “HIIT” style workout using Pilates movements.  Tone up without bulking up.  Fuel  your inner power.

Core Pilates

Full body workout focusing on core strength and stabilisation. Engage your inner strength.

Yogalates

This class is the beautiful blend of Pilates and yoga. Yogalates is a core focused class that pulls from the ancient asanas of yoga as well as the core centred movement of Pilates. Awaken your inner spirit.

MISSION

To scatter Joy, and renew Hope to all those I serve.

The Future Of Health =
Habit Change

WHAT IS HEALTH COACHING?

Masters of Habit Change

The health of North America is steadily declining despite the amount of money spent on health care, high-technology medicine, and educational efforts. Diabetes and obesity rates continue to sky-rocket among adults and children. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for 30% of all deaths.

So what is the problem?

While doctors are trained to treat the specific illness, they don’t look at or treat the body as a whole; body, mind and spirit, which all could be leading to poor health.  Medical professionals also do not have the time to change the behaviours that lead to poor health

This is where health coaches come in. 

These professionals provide the drive and guidance their clients need to improve their health, careers, relationships, and transform lives. They help clients to:

  • Recognise their skills and dreams
  • Refocus their life’s goals
  • Move past challenges that stand in the way of those goals
  • They help their clients find the motivation and tools to get to their physical and emotional health goals.

Those goals might include:

  • Lose a few pounds
  • Eat better
  • Quit Smoking
  • Lower stress

Unlike a nutritionist or physical therapist, who makes specific diet and exercise suggestions, a Health/Life coach will help you make better general choices that fit your lifestyle.

A Health Coach is someone who makes it easy to follow-through with what you already know you should be doing.

A Health Coach is someone who inspires people to grow habits that support their well-being.

A Health Coach is a master of habit change.

Healthy habits create healthy results. Change a habit and you change a life.

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