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SARAH-JANE

OWNER ~ TRAINER

Before I have memory of much else I recall tearing around tracks and running through fields, relishing the effort it took to move fast and the challenge of competition. As a young kid growing up in rural Zimbabwe I had plenty of opportunity for athletics. There, they start young and go hard. Soon, competitive swimming was added to the track and cross-country mix, a sport that years later would become central to my life. As an adult, I found my passion as a provincial level swimmer, triathlete and bike racer. I lived and breathed sport. 

 

 

My father was an amateur bodybuilder, and a strong one at that. Our house was littered with magazines showcasing the likes of Frank Zane, Arnold and other greats of the day. I was captivated by displays of such incredible strength, both physical and psychological. With my father’s influence, it was inevitable that I would one day turn my focus to weight lifting and bodybuilding. I started studying human anatomy, scoured bodybuilding manuals and dove headfirst into one of the best, most diverse sports I know. 20 years later I have explored most of what is out there, and I love it all. 

My passion for fitness, both inside a gym and outside facing the elements, led me to a career in one of Canada’s leading outdoor recreation retail companies. For 25 years I surrounded myself with like-minded, active people, seeking to challenge themselves physically and mentally. For 15 of those years I was store manager, and I was actively involved in spearheading and managing several annual fitness series and events. After 25 years of being immersed in the ‘sale’ of fitness and outdoor recreation, it seemed a natural move for me to sell fitness in a different and more holistic way. Owning a gym has also always been a ‘bucket list item’ for me. 

 

 

Now, as an almost 50-year-old mother of two young boys, I have never felt healthier or stronger. I have learnt a lot through sport and fitness and continue to be inspired by the mindset and philosophies of many of our world’s athletes. I don’t believe in excuses. If you want something, you have to work as hard as you can for as long as it takes. Achieving and maintaining excellence is a habit and fundamentally I believe that success is a decision, not a gift.

Fitness has always been in my blood.

 

This gym realizes my lifetime dream to share what I love the most with my community. There’s nothing that beats the joy of moving, the sweet pleasure of growth and challenge and the amazing connections one makes along the way. 

Address:

Unit 211-1551 Cedar Hill X Rd. Victoria, BC

Phone: (250)-891-9363

Email: info@beyondfitness.biz

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