For the Love of Fitness PEI is proudly owned by Doris Ward of Cornwall, PE. Doris is an Award Winning Personal Training Specialist and a nationally recognized fitness professional for her positive impact with her community for influencing others to get and stay active.
Doris earned her Personal Training certification in 2003 and has successfully trained hundreds of clients for over 16 years.
From 2003 to 2014 Doris worked in several privately owned gyms and fitness studios across Atlantic Canada. After moving from NB to PEI back to NB then to NS and happily back to PEI in 2014, Doris decided to register her business name in October of 2014 and make PEI her final home and business destination and For the Love of Fitness PEI was born!
Throughout her career she earned her certification in STOTT Pilates, Schwinn Spin cycling, BOSU and Group Fitness offering those as class options as part of her services.
In 2017, Doris earned her yoga instructor certification with YogaFit and began offering yoga classes at the Cornwall Town Hall where she now offers her personal training services. It is important to Doris to be a part of her community and offer affordable, quality and accessible programming. She also began to offer both group and private Pilates sessions and began her path towards earning her certificate in Trauma-Informed yoga with the YogaFit 100-hour Warriors program.
In 2018, Doris launched her one of a kind Body Image workshops to guide others to work towards body acceptance through mind-body connection. She added Life Coaching sessions to her list of services in addition to the Fitness Coaching she started back in 2015. Doris earned her 100-hour Trauma-Informed yoga Teacher certificate in the fall of 2018. This specialized training enables Doris to offer trauma-informed yoga classes in her community that are open to everyone that help support those who have experienced trauma and PTSD.
Continuing education is important to Doris so she can continue to grow and offer the best to her clients and class participants. In addition to her trauma-informed yoga training in 2018, she also completed training in the following:
-Mental Health First Aid
-Peer Support Group Facilitation
-Mindfulness and Meditation
-Yoga for Chronic Pain
Check out the EXTRAS page under the Personal Training tab for the full list of continuing education Doris has completed.
In 2019, For the Love of Fitness PEI added 2 NEW workshops:
Goal Setting and Everything Running.
Trauma-Informed yoga classes and Group Learn 2 Run programs are also available.
For the Love of Fitness PEI is also available for speaking and group presentations. Doris has experience in presenting in various topics such as: goal setting, motivation, core strength, body image, and all things fitness!
Writing is also a specialty! Since 2010, Doris has been a contributor to Optimyz magazine, a leading Canadian women's wellness media publication. Check out the MEDIA page to read her online articles. To read her articles in the print version of Optimyz magazine, you can purchase the current issue on stands at Indigo/Chapters, Superstore/Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart. You can purchase the digital version of past issues at https://issuu.com/optimyzmagazine
For the Love of Fitness PEI is much MORE than personal training; it is a full service fitness and wellness business managed by Doris Ward with great attention to quality, care and dedication, just ask one of her clients or class participants!
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I lead with passion to help you be independent and to create your own long-term fitness success. We work as a team to learn each exercise well enough for you to safely execute it on your own. We will work hard, have fun and make every minute count! Let's do this!
Doris is passionate about her purpose in helping others become more connected with their bodies through mindful movement, sharing education and coaching. As a personal trainer and fitness coach, she designs programs that are welcoming for all ages, bodies and fitness levels. It is her passion for fitness and well-being that drives her to inspire her clients every day to encourage them to follow their dreams and goals. Through her workshops on goal setting, body image and running, Doris is able to provide experiences and tangible tools for clients to be their best in these areas.
Whether she is training a client, teaching group yoga classes, writing, running, reading, trying new recipes, watching a movie with a cat on her lap, or running errands around town, she strives to enjoy each day to the best of her ability. She feels very blessed and grateful to be able to lead by example and encourage others through her classes/sessions and blog and feels honored to be a part of the fitness path of so many people.
Her hope is to inspire others with medical conditions including mental illness, chronic pain, and those that have experience trauma so that they too can better manage these conditions through mindful movement and healthy habits and not allow their conditions to take control of them. Doris walks the talk by committing to her own workout programs and works hard at setting and achieving her own health and fitness goals. She can guide you along your path as well.
Contact her by email for your consultation.