An athlete most of her life, Heather is a leading group fitness expert, marathon runner, yoga and cycling instructor, and half Iron Man distance triathlete.
A published author with Human Kinetics, Heather spent over 15 years working in public education, teaching elementary school health and physical education, and now consults on curriculum with Ophea Canada.
Heather has over two decades of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. Heather is a brand ambassador for New Balance Canada, Brava Triathlon, and Ciele and for the past decade has been the resident fitness expert with CH Morning Live, where she is known for her dynamic and inclusive approach to healthy, active living.
Heather volunteers her time as a Director on the Board for the Canada Running Series Foundation, working with their mandate to support children and youth find a love for running.
Heather is the founder of Kardia, a boutique in studio and online run, yoga, and performance-based cycling community in the heart of the Toronto waterfront, where she enjoys supporting athletes at every level set and rock their fitness goals.
Heather believes fitness and physical activity are a platform to inspire greatness in each other and that it can be used to elevate communities to greatness as well. Heather believes the true benefits of fitness go beyond doing a body good, but the real gift comes from the state of mind which allows us to stop and give thanks, appreciate each other, and find the beauty in the everyday.
Heather is honoured to work with a variety of high level brands including New Balance, Lululemon, Oakley, Vega, Brava Triathlon, Ciele, and Team Tiux. Heather takes pride in partnering with brands who conduct themselves with integrity, elevate their ambassadors and employees, and have strong ties to her local community. Heather also represents a variety of races including those with Canada Running Series, Toronto Triathlon Festival, and GranFondo Canada.
Sought-after for her dynamic on-camera presence and expertise, Heather is the resident fitness expert on CH Morning Live and in January 2021 will celebrate her 10th “New Year, New You” New Years episode. Often featured on the pages of leading health and fitness magazines, in newspapers, and online, Heather has been seen regularly in the pages of Best Health magazine, Sweat Equity magazine, and online for Canada Running Magazine.
Heather has been involved in public education for over 10 years in the roles of elementary school health and physical education teacher and curriculum consultant with the HWDSB.
For the past 7 years Heather have been honoured to work in the position of Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum Consultant with Ophea Canada. This has been an exciting role which has had her traveling across Canada providing professional learning for health and physical education teachers, as well as public health educators, and sport and recreation staff.
Heather is also a sessional instructor at Brock University in the Faculty of Education as well as course developer and instructor for the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.
Heather is a published author who has written over 35 resources for health and physical education teachers on a variety of topics ranging from gymnastics, dance, yoga, mental health, human development and sexual health, healthy eating, and cyber safety to name a few.
In 2015 Heather signed a book deal with Human Kinetics and her book, Physical Literacy On The Move, will is available in print and online, in English and French, April 2017 wherever you buy books.
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WOW – GREAT WORK HEATHER
SHARING YOUR COMMITMENT AND MOTIVATION WITH OTHERS.
I believe fitness and physical activity are a platform to inspire greatness in each other and can be used to elevate communities to greatness as well. I believe the true benefits of fitness go beyond doing a body good, but the real gift comes from the state of mind which allows us to stop and give thanks, appreciate each other, and find the beauty in the everyday.
I love this comment!!!! This is so true, fitness grows a thankful heart!
Todd Keating…elem PE teacher Naperville Illinois
Exciting and engaging blog, Heather. I will enjoy following you. Of course, I love the inclusive nature of your work. Tribe and Tribes go together.