This is admittedly my first blog, if you have found yourself here thank you so much for visiting!!! I have decided that I would make my first blog a little more personal so you can get to know me better and discover how I came upon this new adventure.
I am Shannon and I am the owner / founder of Proactive Fitness and Physio. I am so excited to be here and to serve this community!!!!! It certainly wasn’t in the “plan” but I guess sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, or maybe it does and this was the plan all along?? Regardless, this is where I am and so my story begins…
Let’s rewind a little bit. 14 years ago I was living in Kingston, ON working on my Physiotherapy Master’s Degree at Queen’s, teaching group fitness classes and working as an RMT all at the same time. I then found myself married with two children and in 2014 we settled in Bradford, ON where I had the most incredible opportunity of owning a Physiotherapy practice in my home. This allowed me to work on my career and be there for the kids since we lived three hours away from both sides of our family. I am so grateful for this experience and all the amazing people I have met in this community both in my private practice and at the gym and they will be greatly missed. I really felt I had my dream job but as time went on, I began to realize that I wasn’t doing what I truly wanted to do in my career but I didn’t know how to change it.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being a physiotherapist and helping people but I am also extremely passionate about educating people on how to be proactive about their health rather than just reactive and this is what I wanted to change. Things began to shift in my personal life which resulted in huge changes for our family. At the time of the COVID-19 announcements of social distancing in March we had just decided that it was best for our family’s health and happiness to separate, this led to a major decision of relocating to Chatham, ON (which is the area I grew up in). Although I am deeply saddened by this decision on a daily basis, this decision has also forced me to re-think and re-structure my business. In order to achieve this new career direction I hired Alicia Jones, a branding consultant from AJ Creative. My experience with her over the last few months has been PHENOMENAL! She has gone above and beyond helping me prepare for my new journey and has taught me so much. It’s been exciting and overwhelming all at the same time and I can’t wait to share what we have created for you!!
Going forward I look forward to offering a variety of services to this community; from Virtual Fitness Classes (because who knows how long things are going to remain as they are), TRX personal training, Educational Workshops, Wellness Groups, Physiotherapy services both Virtual and In-person, increasing my social media presence and so much more!!! I can’t wait to offer this community guidance, awareness, encouragement, and motivation in order to inspire clients to take action and commit to a healthier lifestyle through movement!!!!!
Shannon- wishing you success in your new venture! You are going to do great things in Chatham! I am proud of you for taking this brave step!
All the best!