Carly grew up very active, participating in various sports and activities. In elementary school she participated in soccer, basketball and dance. When she was 14 years old she joined a local gym with her mom. She began going to the gym throughout high school, while continuing to also play soccer and basketball.
In 2010 Carly moved to Vancouver Island to attend the University of Victoria where she obtained her bachelors of Science degree specializing in Health Information Science.
She no longer played sports, and the gym was her primary form of activity. Although she had been attending a gym since high school, it was about half-way through university that she really began understanding the benefits of weight lifting and began incorporating a more structured weight lifting regimen into her routine. She worked out for years without purpose and/or understanding how to lift correctly.
She has now been attending a gym and lifting weights for 4 years and she finds she becomes more passionate about it every single day. She loves the challenge it brings knowing that there is always room for improvement and that there is no real ‘end-point’ throughout her fitness journey.
In 2014 she was encouraged to think about possibly doing a bikini competition, but she never thought she had what it took. In 2015 she finally decided to give bikini prep a try. She ended up competing in her first bikini competition in March of 2016 where she ended up taking First place. She is now working toward building her body for Provincials in 2017.
Carly’s passion for health and fitness continues to grow. After realizing she truly loved encouraging and helping others become happier and healthier versions of themselves, she decided to get certified in sports nutrition.
She is now sharing her passion with others by helping them attain their health and fitness goals, while still working full-time as a Master Data Analyst at a major women’s fashion boutique in Vancouver.
When Carly isn’t at work or in the gym, she enjoys spending her free time participating in various activities outdoors, catching a movie, or spending quality time with friends and family!