Hi. I'm Deka. When I was a kid, I wanted to be strong and develop lean muscle. So I started doing bicep curls with car engine parts that I snuck into my bedroom. In college, I founded Canvas Muscle Fitness Studio and achieved my childhood goal. For years, I dieted to maintain my physique and coached clients to achieve their ideal body shape.
While I looked good on the outside, the restrictions I felt around food did not feel good. We don't always realize that food is fuel for our bodies, not something to control to achieve the most desirable shape and appearance.
We don't always realize that food is fuel for our bodies, not something to control to achieve the most desirable shape and appearance.
What I learned was being healthy starts from the inside out, and looking fit does not equate to being healthy. With this revelation, I changed the business name to Canvas Muscle Fitness + Nutrition and got certified in fitness nutrition coaching. Now I coach clients on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle—eating and exercise included. And I'm also an advocate of the anti-diet movement.
If you've read this far, you're ready to let go of the diet culture and abandon the premise that there's only one way to look and eat. You'll fit right in because we encourage you to have pride regardless of shape or size. Your goal here is to live a healthy lifestyle—however, you define it. "
Certifications: Personal Fitness Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Coach, Kettlebell Coach
Former Fitness Experience: Worked at 24 Hour Fitness as a trainer; Spin Instructor at Spenga; Row Coach at RowHouse; Barry’s Bootcamp Recruit
The pandemic motivated many to seek in-home fitness trainers, and a recent survey reveals that most plan to continue virtual fitness, with gyms becoming a thing of the past. We've been offering online fitness programs for years, so rest assured, you'll be in good hands here.
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