Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture
Vivian started to lift weights as a skinny teenager and quickly learned the feel-good value of regular exercise. She played some sports in high school, not at a high skill level, but enjoyed participating in physical activity as a part of a team. At the suggestion of her history teacher, she applied to study physical education and it was the best decision ever! Studying physical education at the University of Toronto fuelled her interest in health and wellness, which became a passion in empowering others.
Vivian started a career in personal training over 20 years ago and returned to teaching group exercise in 2016 with the Toronto Athletic Club and the Adelaide Club. Teaching a variety of classes at the Clubs was awesome, as Vivian so enjoyed sharing fitness, health, and yoga with as many people as possible. A new weekly playlist at her cycle class was always a major highlight!
It took a few years to learn balance in physical exercise and finding yoga practice was a turning point in truly tuning in and learning how much exercise is healthy. Having meditation as a daily habit is key, so is doing what you love! Finding appreciation anywhere you are in life, especially for people around you, helps bring more fulfillment.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor of Physical Eduction and Health, University of Toronto
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Diploma, Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), National Strength and Conditioning Association
- Nutrition Consultant, Alive Academy
- 200h Yoga Teacher Training + 50h Yin Yoga Teacher Training
- ACE Group Exercise Leader
- Reebok Cycling Instructor
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SHE'S EVER RECEIVED:
"All that you fight weakens you. All that you are for empowers you. In order to manifest miracles, you must be totally focused on what you are for." - Wayne Dyer
AREA OF EXPERTISE:
Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture is an excellent form of preventative health care and is particularly well suited for the active population. Musculoskeletal conditions, such as joint pain, calf injuries, posture, gastrointestinal issues, gynaecological concerns, skin conditions, anxiety, and cosmetic acupuncture, are just some of the many health conditions Vivian can help you address.