Shirley Van Egmond
  • Female
  • St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Canada

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My "Proud ME" Story:
What can I say? I love training. I've been doing it for the past 15 years. It has been a hobby and a huge part of my life. I have a wonderful husband and two teenagers (girl/boy) who keep me busy. Along with training clients at my studio, LiV Personal Training Studio, and teaching a few classes at a local fitness studio, I train my son's travel hockey team with off-ice drills and strength training. That is a blast!! I love to train hard but have to admit I love to add some sport conditioning stuff into the mix. It breaks up the monotany and challenges everything.
What Made Me "ME"
Rob Apfelbeck is an awesome trainer. He's also my business partner. I would never have competed had it not been for his support in the gym as well as all the confidence boosting that he has done for me.
My Body Proud Moments
I always have my eyes and ears open for new ideas in training, especially shoulders. That's my area that needs work. Nutrtion ideas that brings in some variety is always good too.
Stretching My Comfort Zone
I don't know if this is a philosophy so much or just a quote that has a lot of value to me "Commitment is the ability to carry out a worthy decision....even after the excitement of making that decision has passed." I think this quote is one that we all can relate to in a number of areas within our lives, not just training and nutrition. If we can commit with everything we have, we will succeed!
Talents I Wish to Hone.
Standing on stage in '06 winning both ladies masters and ladies heavy weight divisions in bodybuilding and having my kids there to see it.
My Passion Project:
My name is Shirley and I am 43 years old. I have competed in Bodybuilding two years ago. Once with FAME and once with UFE. I took the next year off due to the decision to start up my own business. Unfortunately some things need to take priority over training. I just completed my 3rd competition last month. This time I did figure. I did not place in the top 5 but there's more to competing that just winning a medal. It's the joy of the journey, the success of setting and reaching a goal. And for those accomplishments I will strive to keep competing. I learned through all of my experiences so it's onwards and upwards from here!
Areas I wish to Solve / Resolve / Enrich:
Personal Trainer &/or Fitness Professional, Parent, Entrepreneur, Health & Lifestyle
My Philosophy / Message / Wisdom:
I am grateful for a strong and healthy body. This plus the desire to be accountable for my own health. There are a lot of people out there who let their health go and are very sick physically and emotionally because of that choice. It takes a mind-set to be willing to put all the temptations aside and focus on your goal. I am also extremely grateful for my hubbie and kids who love me even though I'm a gym nut.
My Inspiration:
Players I Wish to Associate With and Why:
I am a certified Personal Trainer/fitness instructor/spin instructor. I have been involved in the industry for the past 15 years. I encourage to always give everything you can and don't be afraid to mix it up a bit. I love to throw in some sport conditioning to challenge the body a bit differently. I also teach yoga-stretch 2x/week. Everyone should be doing some style of yoga!!! Oh yeah, and I'm accepting new clients.
Look for ME Here:
love the challenge of reaching a goal regardless of how the judges see it. My clients see that I set goals too and it's good for them to see that I have to suck it up and do it too. While competing I won ladies masters and heavyweight in October 2006 at Halloween Mayhem. It was awesome. I was so terrified of the thought of being on stage! Once out there I really loved it! I managed to smile the whole time.
My GAME Play Strategy:
My goal is to get back on stage this fall. Right now I'm training hard and trying to fit it all in my schedule. My focus is building muslce now, keeping my bodyfat around 18-20%. I really increase my focus about 12-14 weeks out.
Skills I Have:
My goal is to get competing again next year. Probably in the spring. Hopefully more than 1 competition. For the next few months I need to focus on my family and business again. I will keep my training up and shooting to be ready for the spring. I believe in doing something wholeheartedly and if I did both neither would have received the 100% that it deserves.
Referred by (and why):
an email from Scott Hultz

Shirley Van Egmond's Blog

It's been a while!

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone, wow!  It has been a very long time since i last was on here!  It's been a crazy 18 months!  I've competws twice within Ontario and placed in top 5 both times.  I've had a car accident that wasn't my fault but did slow me down a bit, and we've had 2 unexpected deaths in my husband's family which took us all back a bit.  But back again, and strong!!  Hoping to compete in spring this year.  Maybe even try to do 2 this year. 


But first a much needed vacation. …


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At 7:07am on September 30, 2015, Stella kwale said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless.

Mrs Stella.

At 10:50pm on June 6, 2010, Angel Alberto Garcia said…
You look fantastic. Have a great week.
At 4:20pm on November 19, 2009, leanandme said…
spring time I am bulking now 221lbs going for 335lbs
At 3:43pm on November 1, 2009, leanandme said…
Shirley, I am bulking up now I am 221lbs and I feel big but I have lost all mydifinition I can still see my abs. I might drop down to 212-215lbs to see more definition. I would like to be 205 on stage. I might have to go to 230lbs. Next year. I will compete again itis getting more difficult at 47 years of age. I love lifting weights and going to the gym. I love training hard. Blow away your next workout.
At 10:59am on October 30, 2009, Chris Vann said…
Thanks Shirley! I receive that magazine too, but haven't read it yet; however, I'll make sure I do now. Thanks again for the encouragemet!!! Have a great weekend!
At 6:35am on October 28, 2009, leanandme said…
I know it is hard when you are natura and the other competitors aren't. Still I tip my hat to you for getting on stage.
At 7:22pm on October 23, 2009, leanandme said…
I wish you all the best. I hope you have fun. Feel good about yourself. I am building quality muscle. I want to go to see the show in Toronto in Nov. Please put up some pics. I am sure the purple Bling Bling will look hot. Tan it up.
At 4:33pm on October 22, 2009, leanandme said…
let me know what you are going to do? Please tell me if it worked? I am 221lbs now gong for 235lbs or 245lbs. I want to be 221lbs- 225lbs rippd for my nexted show.
At 12:45pm on October 21, 2009, Amy Iltis said…
Awesome! You will do great I bet! Is that the FAME tour in Vancouver that you are talking about? I was hoping to make it up there but didnt have enough time to prepare and have some other obligations I have to fullfill that weekend. Im totally pumped to be around this bodyproud community though and meeting more like minded people :)

As far as my eating has been going... it's been on the run! We've never eating so many premade meals before lol. At least we found some healthy choice with no preservatives. I used to make all my food for the week on sundays but we havent even had a moment to breathe laltely. Its temporary though so im finding joy in it all. i do have snak/protein bars and shakes that i've been eating too :) i want to get some more fruit and veggies though.

Anyway, have a great daY!
At 9:26pm on October 20, 2009, kathleen said…
I got so excited for you reading your must be thrilled..I love purple too..I bought a sexy dress in a dark purple from in the it!!! You will look great in ourple with your coloring!!!

Baby is up and down...they did the cat scan this afternoon and her blood pressure is the same as an adult (scary) for 3 months old!! If gets in control then I will be on a plane fur sure!!!!

I see the specialist early Fri am for my eye...3rd one..this one has a good reputation..he has done tests for my other medical eye condiition!! Ive had to cut back the heavy workouts till they know what it is...ive been 90% good in eating..not bad for the stress level! smiles

I am off to the hospital now..will be in touch when I get will be too late your time but I will email you with update!!!



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