Bracken is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She studied at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Ottawa, Ontario. In addition, she obtained her certification in Cleansing & Detoxing from the Wild Rose College. She is also educated in Reiki, levels 1 & 2 and she continues to strengthen her connection with energies and spiritual healing.
She spent many years studying health and wellness through schooling, books, conferences, seminars and working in health food stores. She has catered and hosted a few health retreats, ran vending booths at festivals and markets selling homemade nourishing meals and treats under the name Loving Living Foods.
She is a mother to a beautiful, fast growing boy. Together they have varying dietary requirements. She believes it is incredibly important to set a strong foundation in one’s health in order to live the most abundant life.
The health of our bodies, minds & spirits, are so greatly compromised today. The mental and spiritual challenges we face weigh heavy on us, the Standard American Diet, along with pollution and chemical exposure, cause additional stress on the body and energy systems. It is up to each individual to make a change for better overall health. Bracken looks forward to helping you get started and stay on the right track by catering to your individual needs.
Julie Joinette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She grew up participating in several athletic activities including swimming, skiing, skating, soccer, hockey, martial arts, dance and more.
She is proud to have achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is well training in many styles including, highland, tap, jazz, ballet, musical theatre and hip hop. She has continued to train in dance, attending workshops and classes in and around Ottawa as well as training with her performance troupe TRAPT.
Her passion to help her dancers improve, resulted in her working to gain her personal training certification and fitness instructor certification through Can Fit Pro in 2008. She then flourished in the fitness industry teaching class for the City of Ottawa, running dance fit programs, kick boxing, stretch classes, circuit training, boot camps and more. She developed a love of training women, while instructing a boot camp with Booty Camp Fitness. Her love for helping others achieve their fitness goals drove her to develop a lifestyle coaching business as director of Top Rock Dance and Fitness.
One of her new found passions is helping clients with Cystic Fibrosis maintain a healthier lifestyle, in memory of her sister Emilie, who passed away from the disease in 2009. She continues to train individuals who wish to achieve a healthier lifestyle through her personal training, boot camps, fitness classes, lifestyle coaching and dance. She now enjoys bringing a higher level of fitness to the industry, helping patrons gain the strength, agility and flexibility required for their training. Every year, Julie continues to search for more opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills so she can then pass the information along to those she coaches.
Our Team - Bracken and Julie
Bracken and Julie have decided to join forces. We are extremely excited to working together to help you live a healthier lifestyle. Our goal is to help you find what fits, help you stay on track, and help you create goals that are sustainable and achievable. Through our gentle techniques, you will find yourself gaining the tools that are required to maintain a happier, healthier you. We are true believers in the gentle push, giving you the support you might need to get through the tough times. We are extremely open and happy to listen and make adjustments as required. We have a true understanding that the mind plays a major role in one's success and so we put emphasis on supporting our clients through thick and thin and making adjustments as needed.
Whether your goal is to lose weight, achieve a higher level in a specific sport, or simply learn to live a little more delightfully, we are here to help. We look forward to working with you.