Deva’s Journey: 

My fitness journey began about 5 years ago when I moved up north to Snow Lake Manitoba. It was the first time in my life I had time to take care of myself. I had spent years in Thunder Bay as a single mom struggling to just get by. I was smoking a pack a day and surviving on coffee and stress when a promotion opportunity became available at work. I jumped at the chance to give my kids and I, a better life and a fresh start. The move was a big one and we were sad to leave our home and head the 15 hours north but I knew it was the only way out. In Snow Lake I quit smoking, started Beachbody and started seeing results. Then I started running and started seeing more results. When I left the north and came down here to work in Morden I decided to leave Beachbody and join Fittwell. It was a perfect little gym, super close to work and I figured it would be a great way for me to meet people in the area with similar interests. Within a few months I was seeing more results, that’s when I decided to compete. I knew very little about the industry and asked Candice if she would be interested in being my trainer. I signed up for the 2017 Spring MABBA show. It was a first for her as well and we navigated the waters together. I was pleased with a 6th place finish as both my classes were stacked with beautiful women. It was an extraordinary experience and I met some amazing women that I still stay in contact with now. I decided that I would take a break from that but kept my gym membership going over the years and continued training at my own leisure. For 2018 I set my sights on some other fitness goals, I did the Mud Run with a friend in summer of 2018 and did a half marathon in Churchill Manitoba in November of 2018. Churchill was an amazing experience as well; testing yourself against the elements forces you to dig deep. This year I have decided to go back to the stage and again have enlisted Candice as my trainer. She cares, she knows me and she knows her stuff. This time around, we going for a win and I know Candice will test me on every level and I only hope to not let her down. Since moving to Morden Fittwell has been a part of a big part of my life. I know where ever my fitness journey takes me, it will involve Fittwell. This is a great opportunity to say thank you to Fittwell as well as Candice for everything you do.