Join us in welcoming another amazing woman to the Balance Everywear Ambassador Team! We are excited to introduce LISA TRENT to our team.
Lisa Trent was born and raised in Lethbridge. Lisa and her husband, Trent, moved to Calgary in 2002 and are parents to two beautiful boys, Cole (11) and Jasper (9). Their family loves spending time camping, watching movies, bike riding, and anything else they can do outdoors. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University and a Master’s Degree in Business from Queen’s University, both with honors. Lisa and her husband, Jason, are the proud owners of Trent Developments, a home development and renovation business. In addition to this, Lisa is a Senior Manager of Commercial & Development at Husky Energy. She was also selected to join Husky Energy’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) Action Committee in 2016, an employee resource group dedicated to promoting Women in Leadership at Husky, through education, support, mentorship and networking. After serving her two year term on the committee, Lisa was appointed to the WLN’s executive team as their treasurer in May of this year and will serve an additional 2 year term. She continues to empower and inspire women at Husky.
Lisa caught the fitness bug early in life and was involved in a multitude of sports in her youth, including dance, volleyball, basketball, track & field, cycling, and skiing. After being introduced to weight training by a friend in her early 20’s, Lisa was immediately addicted. She has continued to make this part of her ongoing fitness journey. Lisa also loves to keep things interesting with her other fitness activities, catching a mixture of yoga, Pilates, barre and climbing classes. Lisa's go to ‘cardio crush’ is spinning, where you’ll find her leading classes as a motivator for YYC Cycle, primarily at the Avenida Village studio. Most recently, Lisa decided to fulfil a lifelong goal of one day participating in a fitness competition and entered shows with the Natural Physique & Athletics Association (NPAA). At her very first show, the BC Classic in Vancouver, held April 2018, Lisa took home 1st in Masters, 2nd in Open, and 3rd in Novice Bikini. She then went on to compete in the Canada Classic in Calgary in May 2018, taking home 1st in Masters and 4th in Open Bikini.
Lisa loves staying active and is never one to shy away from a challenge. We couldn’t be more excited to have her join our amazing Balance Everywhere Ambassador family. Please join us in welcoming, Lisa, an unbelievable businesswoman, wife, and mother, who exudes energy and passion for a healthy lifestyle, while striving for BALANCE EVERYWEAR in her life.
Local Okotoks Ambassador Announced
Welcome Nicole Wanvig to the Balance Everywear family! Nicole can be found on Instagram @nic1vig Please leave Nicole a welcome note on IG.
Nicole is super active in our community. Whether Nicole is killing her daily workout in Natural High, located in the Okotoks Recreation Centre, or training in her backyard with other moms, Nicole is an inspiration and positive influence to all those around her.
Hi! I’m Nicole. I live in here in Okotoks with my husband, Adam and our two young kids, Archer and Berkley. I am extremely passionate about fitness and moving your body daily. You can usually find me in the gym, spin class, running, biking, hiking, and riding my horses. Not only do I believe in daily movement to stay balanced, but I also believe that making the time for your mind and spirit is essential. Whether that’s daily meditation, yoga, journaling, reading, or even just taking a few minutes to breathe!
Before becoming a stay at home Mom, I was a Personal Trainer for 10+ years. I was lucky enough to run my business out of my home gym. As I grew in my business I travelled to Costa Rica and received my Yoga Teacher Certification. From there I became certified in Angel and Chakra Energy Healing. I brought all my passions together in 2015 and created my business “Be Love Energy & Wellness”.
Growing up I was a competitive Show Jumper, and even today horses are a big part of my life. For most of my 20’s I was active in Fitness Modelling and Fitness Competitions. I am so thankful for all these aspects of my journey that have lead me where I am today.
I am so excited to join the Balance Family!! I am extremely inspired by the women who make up this team. I truly love inspiring and guiding people to be the best that they can be. Living your best life is what its all about! I am so thrilled to represent such an amazing, and local business. Lots of love!
Sydney Robertson @sydneyrobertson92
We bring in 2018 with our newest ambassador, Sydney.
Every since I was young, I have been heavily involved in sports. Growing up I was a competitive swimmer. From there I went on to be a Lifeguard and Swim Coach to help put me through school for Emergency Medicine.
I discovered bodybuilding through a former classmate and fellow EMT and began weight training seriously at the age of 20. I needed to be able to pass the fitness requirements for my EMT course. Being only 5’3”, I had some work to do. Not only did I end up passing by being able to lift 200 lbs on a stretcher during my practicum, I also discovered my passion for health, nutrition and bodybuilding.
Competition is something that came naturally to me and I regularly compete in body building competitions in the bikini category. I have four times since 2014 (two NPAA and two ABBA), never placing lower than top 10.
I continue to lead an active lifestyle where I use active wear daily, between being an EMT and having the proper support from a sports bra on the job, being a swim coach for the Okotoks Synchro Swim Queens out in Okotoks, and training multiple times a day for my upcoming body building competitions.
(Photo credit: AJK Photography & Tim Dardis)
Tara Gass @tgass83
We are so happy to have another woman full of passion and determination aboard.
Health and fitness has always played an important role in my life. From playing team sports, enjoying the outdoors with my dog, instructing fitness classes at Goodlife fitness, and as a fitness competitor, I have a well rounded outlook to fitness. Life balance is also important to me. As a shift worker for Calgary 911, staying active has been my Zen while dealing with stressors from both the job itself and the long working hours. Finding balance with shift work and life was a struggle at first but I have learned what I want in my life and how to prioritize my time in order to work hard, play hard, and live my life to the fullest!
I am very honoured to be an Ambassador for Balance Everywear and to work alongside an amazing group of women. I am excited to be able to support and represent a local business that not only provides its customers with amazing products, but also shares a connection of finding balance in people’s lives.
Chantel Gogowich @chantelfitgogo.
Passion can take you so many places... and this woman has passion.
Chantel Gogowich known by her friends as Gogo is an extremely driven individual with a desire to succeed in every aspect of her life. She is a NPAA Elite Pro Bikini Competitor and has a successful career in new home sales. Chantel is passionate about living an active, healthy, and well balanced life. She enjoys training hard at the gym, along with eating right to fuel her body. You can often catch Chantel in the mountains taking in the views, while hiking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. She is also enjoys golf and is an avid runner who has completed several fun runs and two half marathons. Chantel hopes to inspire others to live a healthy, active, well balanced life.
Amy McGrath @amyleemcgrath
I am super excited about teaming up with Balance Everywear as I think balance is key to a happy and healthy life.
I'm a very busy lady, currently working on my PT education whilst balancing - fitness, hiking, photography, work, volunteering, love life, dog and, of course, me time.
I love being on the go and always active. Definitely not one to sit around unless it's watching Game of Thrones or Star Wars; slight geek over here.
I'm super honoured to be a part of an amazing company with such empowering, gorgeous and smart women.
Thanks for learning a little about me and I look forward to showing you more on my IG takeover; while hiking in my favourites from Balance Everywear!
Rae-Ann Dodd @raeann.dodd
I am a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Personal Training Specialist and Children's Fitness Coach. I actively work with clients on their nutrition while designing complimentary programs to achieve their desired goals. I run ladies only bootcamps, small group (2-4 people) training at The Loft (found in Row17), am an instructor at Row17, and do individual online programs. I also volunteer my time to run dryland training for my son's Hockey and Lacrosse teams.
I am a NPAA Pro-Elite Fitness Model and have been actively competing in fitness competitions since 2015. When I'm not in the gym, you can find me golfing, at the ski hill with my family, hiking and adventuring with my girl friends.
I believe you either live your life and make choices for strength, vitality and longevity or you choose things that will make you sick and decrease the quality of your life. I want to set an example for my family and friends that you can make time for the things you enjoy and by choosing fitness as a lifestyle to improve quality of your life. With so many things pulling at each one of us for our attention, I find my time in the gym is the time for me. I can refocus, recharge, leave with energy and a sense of accomplishment. As a wife, mother, friend, and all the other hats I wear, I find that taking the time for me, whether it’s the gym, fitness class with a girlfriend, or catching up over a coffee, walk or hike, we all need to take a little "me" time to be the best version of ourselves.
Anessa Norman @anessanorman
Over the past 8 years my once considered “pass time” of casually going to the gym has grown into an immense passion that is now present in my everyday life. While my journey through the fitness world often has me in the role of coach and/or competitor, jumping on the competitive stage over 9 times in the past 4 years and earning the title of Miss Bikini Alberta, I feel a true sense of success in helping others achieve their goals.
As a fitness coach I believe in assisting, educating, and empowering anyone that wants to reach their aspirations by emphasizing hard work and dedication. I am thrilled to be a part of the Balance Everywear team alongside some incredible ladies who encourage, empowerment, strength, and balance between their work, passions, and personal life.
Claire Buchanan @crueltyfreewithme
Hi! I’m Claire and I’m a kickboxing, and boxing lover! I found my love for hitting things about two years ago, it’s quite therapeutic! I’m also a voice for animals, and write about delicious plant-based recipes, health and fitness, fair-fashion, cruelty-free beauty products and inspiration to get you to start making more conscious and kind decisions. I am super excited to be apart of the Balance Everywear alongside some badass women and promote empowerment, balance, and strength.
We love and support Claire's passion. To learn more, please visit Claire's website: crueltyfreewithme.com
Nicci Lee @niccileefit
Nicci is an inspiration and we are excited to have her aboard.
My life is about finding balance in all my passions and that is why I am so excited to team up with such a strong company of women who also find balance through their passions and busy schedules. First and foremost, I am a mom/dad to my two beautiful daughters, Mikayla and Payton. I am living out one of my dreams of owning my own gym and building a strong, loving, family based community through it - Iron Empire (@ironempireyyc) in Calgary, Alberta. Along with being co-owner of Prize Tribe (@prizetribe) luxury swimwear; where we have just became the official designers and swimwear providers for Miss Universe Canada 2017 ( YAY). And I get to represent my beautiful city as Mrs Calgary 2017 along side my oldest daughter who won the title of Little Miss Calgary 2017.
I am honoured to be apart of the Balance Everywear community and look forward to this journey I get to go on along side these amazing women.
For more information about Nicci's SE Calgary gym, please visit: Iron Empire
Sarah Hungar @xoxsarahh
As a mother of 2, Charly loves teaching her kids about health and nutrition. She believes that we must lead by example, educate and our kids will change the world. With her clients and her challenges the main focus is making lifestyle changes that will lead to powerful bodies and beings. She loves helping others connect to their own bodies and empower them to make choices that provide energy and vitality day in and day out. Please visit Charly's new website to see all the great things she has to offer. : EnergyLife
Certified Personal Trainer | Indo Row Instructor
Registered Holistic Nutritionist | BodyMind Nutritionist
I am a self proclaimed health and fitness junkie! Over the past 12 years in the fitness industry, my personal philosophy and approach has evolved. I was not raised surrounded by health but as soon as I experienced the power I held to create how I felt I was hooked!!
I must admit, when I began my journey in fitness I was primarily focused on how the body looked. However, as my experience has grown and life has transformed, so has my philosophy.
I have discovered the key to being awesome… is feeling awesome, and this means taking care of ourselves on all levels. Fitness to me is now the engine that allows me to take part in my life, to play with my kids at the park and to lead my clients on their fitness journey. Nutrition and mindfulness is the fuel that allows me to enjoy and be present in the moment for all of it. I believe and train to be fit for life.
Weekly, as our ambassadors are released, each will be taking over our Instagram Story for a day. Tune in to see what these strong, amazing ambassadors do throughout their day.
June 16, 2017 - Ambassador Update
The ambassadors have been chosen! We are SO EXCITED to present our selection of 2017 Ambassadors for Balance Everywear. Stay tuned for the launch early in July.
June 5, 2017 - Ambassador Update
What an overwhelming response from the most amazing women (and even a couple men) for our Ambassador Search. Thank you so much! We will have an announcement next week. Thanks for your patience because this was a TOUGH decision. We truly wish we could pick every single on of you!
~ Shawna ~
May 1 – 15, 2017
Balance Everywear Ambassador Search
How do you find your balance? Balance Everywear is searching for BRAND AMBASSADORS. Balance Everywear stands for finding balance in work, play and life. We know this is a constantly changing challenge as we juggle all that life throws at us.
We are looking for positive, authentic, connected individuals to represent all that our company stands for. If you aspire to finding balance in work, play and life, we want to hear from you.
What you need to represent Balance Everywear:
Have a connection in the “active community”.
- We are looking for teachers, instructors, leaders, trainers, and mentors in any discipline that connects and supports individuals to an active community. If you are already involved in this world, chances are you are a well-informed, confident leader. Word-of-mouth presence is so important to focus on, considering our modern world of electronic communication, your positive energy will attract attention and a following of actual humans.
Knowledge of marketing yourself and Balance Everywear.
- Can you appreciate the authenticity needed in promoting yourself and Balance Everywear? We are searching for “real” individuals, with a twist of professionalism, passion and personality. You will also need an clear understanding of what Balance Everywear stands for and is promoting. We’ll give you a hint: It’s not just sales of amazing activewear.
An online presence
- We’re not asking for 15,000 Instagram followers and four Facebook posts per day, but it is a necessary component to the success of our ambassadors. We need a wide reach of exposure through your social media, blog and/or website. If you already have an established, credible online presence, this is critical component to your ambassador role.
Expectations and Guidelines of the Role
- Share our love of finding balance in work, play and life
- Be featured, follow and interact on our social media. Frequently share our posts. Be featured on our website and contribute to our blog. Post regularly on your social media, tagging us on appropriate posts.
- Continue to build your connection in the active community.
- Wear our clothes. You will be representing our brand and what we stand for. You are our best example of displaying to our public what “balance” looks like for you.
- Attending our promotional events as an ambassador of Balance Everywear. We need your smiling face and cheery attitude.
- Remain professional in your personal and electronic presence.
How to Apply
Super easy! Connect with us by email: email@example.com and tell us why you’d be a perfect fit. There is no long application form so please be complete, detailed and professional. Please attach your resume, social media links, blog and/or website links. We appreciate your time that it takes to apply. We will be contacting candidates after May 20th so please apply early.
Charly has been a personal trainer for over 12 years. She's a mother of two little ones and a self-proclaimed lover of all things health, food, energy, pizza, cookies and chocolate. All of her teachings are experience- based and rooted in her belief that self love is king. Since starting out in the fitness industry Charly's personal philosophy and approach has evolved.
"When I began my journey in fitness I was primarily focused on how the body looked, however quickly discovered the key to being awesome… is feeling awesome and this means taking care of ourselves on all levels."
It was with this philosophy in mind that she created ELXFIT.com, an online fitness program and community for busy women. Charly completely understands a woman's instinct to put everyone else first. But we all need just a little time, care and attention for ourselves; for 30 minutes a day ELXFIT.com strives to provide each person with just that.
We discovered (the then) 16 yr old Shelby-Rae Watt, when she applied to be a Believe Fit Ambassador. We were immediately inspired by her warm character and ambitious approach to life.
Shelby recently graduated from The Edge School for Athletes in the dance program and will be pursuing post-secondary in the fall of 2017. Shelby is an unassuming and humble leader among her peers. Shelby says, "I hope to encourage and inspire young women to be great and reach beyond their limits".
Shelby is a very special member of the Balance Everywear family, working in the store part-time, smiling full-time and is our most-photographed social media model.
Sasha (Gray) Williams
Sasha Williams is an true champion of her own life and the inspiration to the many who follow her.
Originally from Vancouver BC, Sasha spent the last five years in Bragg Creek Alberta, where she earned her NPAA Pro Fitness model title and top 3 competitor record in all natural bikini competitions. She is vegan fitness trainer with a 23 year background in dance and recently relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she runs her wellness consulting business "Food Medicine Life" in person and online.
At 38, Sasha can say she is a cancer survivor who left the rat race behind to pursue her love of food and fitness. She is a certified vegan chef, yoga teacher and herbalist who takes aging gracefully very seriously. Sasha believes in natural, time tested rituals that work, optimum nutrition, a regular fitness regime and plenty of playtime.
When she's not in the gym you can find her with her husband Jeff and her two dogs adventuring. Sasha's new cookbook, Cures in the Kitchen, is now available at Balance Everywear.
Sasha shares her passion through many initiatives which includes her popular and inspiring website: FoodMedicineLife.com.
Sasha says, "My life is everything about total body and mind well-being. Which includes a lot of exercise, a lot of travel and a lot of food."
Sasha's coaching and lifestyle business is a teaching tool for natural health, incorporating a whole food diet and exercise.