I’m a Sport & Exercise Physician, with close to 10 years experience helping people to get active, fit, and healthy.
I have worked with a number of professional sports teams over the years. As an aside… do you know what professional hockey players do in the dressing room after a game? They turn on the TV to find out who was eliminated on “Dancing With the Stars”. I kid you not.
I am a licensed high school science teacher, with a grand total of 2 months experience as a student-teacher. Seriously. I got my teaching degree and then got into medical school, so I never actually taught in a high school, but…
I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in Medicine. Hey, I gotta use my teaching skills somehow! I actually LOVE teaching and now I get to teach medical students and residents.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, I am the Founder of The Exercise Movement. My mission is to encourage, motivate, and coach anyone and everyone to help them get active, fit, and healthy!
When I’m not coaching, I am trying to keep up with my beautiful wife and my 2 wonderful young children. We love to be outside, active, and experience adventures together as a family. Our summer highlight is always going on a camping trip with a bunch of friends at Alice Lake in BC. What can I say? The place rocks!
(And if you already know these things, you probably don’t need to be reading this page! No. Actually I know you don’t need to be reading this page.)
1. I am a musician. I grew up playing the violin and then I rebelled in high school and took up the drums. I still love playing… the drums. Oh, and on the topic of music, if you have any tips on how to get my kids to practise the piano, I’m all ears.
2. Some adventure races are fun! I’ve done 3 Spartan Races… but the Tough Mudder scares me. There’s something about running through a field of live wires and getting electrocuted that doesn’t really sound like fun. Call me crazy.
3. I coach my son’s hockey team. I LOVE this. I still remember those days when Parents against kids was a walk in the park. Now after one on those games, I’m just happy if I leave the ice with my limbs intact.
4. While going to McGill University, I as given the title of “Beer God”. Now, hold on… It’s not what you think. I was not a drinker, so I was given the responsibility of being in charge of selling the beer in our residence. This seemed like a good idea at the time… until I had people banging on my door at 3am, wanting to buy a beer.
5. I was once benched while playing baseball because I was looking UNDER (yes, you read that right) 3rd base while the ball was hit in the air towards me. It’s a long story… I’ll tell it to you sometime. Coach not impressed + me being embarrassed = benched.
6. I own a pair of 1 inch heels. (I can’t believe I actually just wrote those words LOL). I took Ballroom Dancing in university (which I loved), and for the Latin dances (i.e. Samba, Jive, Cha-Cha, etc.) guys wear heels. Who knew? Now you do.
7. My favourite chocolate is Reese Peanut Butter Cups. There is just something about peanut butter and chocolate together that makes ooey-gooey goodness that can’t be beat.
8. I’m a big kid at heart. When there is some type of gathering with adults and kids, I can often be found playing baseball with the kids. You might as well put me at the “kids table” if we ever get together.
9. Ok. I admit it. I’m a bit of a technology geek. I love creating websites, editing videos, taking photographs, and using my creativity to put projects together. And sometimes… just sometimes.. they actually turn out half-decent! 🙂
10. I love my family. My wife and my kids are my life. I drop anything to be with them if they need me. (and note to self… a mismatched sock does NOT count as a family emergency. Don’t ask.)
OK. Time to get serious for a few moments. Here is my story.
During the summer of 2012, I was looking for some type of exercise that would keep me motivated and committed. Up until that point, I had been doing some exercise, on and off, but never was fully committed to exercise on a daily basis. I was starting to feel that I was becoming unhealthy, couldn’t keep up with my active kids, didn’t feel great about myself, and that, well, we’ll just say that my metabolism seemed to be slowing a little….
This all changed in June 2012. One day I was at work and I happened to be chatting with a colleague about fitness and exercise, and he asked me if I had heard of P90X. I hadn’t. He went on to explain that it was a “crazy workout program that involved jumping all over the place.”
I was intrigued.
I went home and started doing some research. I looked at the Beachbody website (the company that produces P90X, Insanity, and many other DVD-based home workout programs). I decided I was NOT fit enough to attempt P90X, but I did find the Power 90 workout program that I thought would be perfect for me. Ninety days later, I had finished the program and started the Power 90 Masters program. I made a conscious effort to improve my diet, and 3 months later I had completed the Power 90 Masters program as well and had great results. But, I was just getting started. I was ready for my next challenge. I decided I was ready to take on P90X.
I gave it my all, loved it, and my results were great! Since then I have never been so committed to exercise personally in my entire life (my wife can vouch for that!). I have repeated the program for a 2nd time, and have done many other Beachbody Programs (Les Mills Combat, Body Beast, Focus T25, P90X3, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Insanity Max:30). I feel more fit, I have more energy, and I am setting a wonderful example for my kids. Sometimes all they want to do is workout with me, and I guide them in doing a “kiddie” version of P90X. As a bonus, I have received complements on the way I look. There is no magic here – simply a commitment to eat healthy and exercise 30-60 minutes per day, most days of the week. The results are completely attainable by anyone willing to commit to this.
Fast forward to June 2013 – I realized that becoming fit had a profound impact not only on my physical fitness, but my entire life. I was able to keep up with my kids, set a great example for them for active, healthy living, and I felt better about myself. I realized that I had discovered something really special in the Beachbody programs and I wanted to share my success with everyone. That was when I decide to become a Beachbody coach and I founded “The Exercise Movement” (check us out on Facebook). My mission is to share what I have accomplished and to encourage, motivate, and inspire others to do the same and get active, fit, healthy, and confident, and live more rewarding, enjoyable, and productive lives.
Whether you are here to get inspired, fit, lose a hundred pounds, get toned, or simply get more active than you currently are, I am here to encourage, motivate, and support you. I strongly believe that if you are committed to making these changes, they will happen for you too. Just take the first step.
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I’d love to hear from you – your thoughts, questions, and comments. This site is here for you! Also, if you want personal help to reach your fitness goals and/or want to become a member of our coaching team, reach out to me with a friend request at http://www.facebook.com/tvfisher.
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