Monday Motivation: KlersFitLife

Body image is something I have struggled with over the years and it wasn’t until recently (September 2017) I began a relationship with the gym (again) but was determined to approach it with a healthier mindset.

To love my body everyday, wake up with positive energy, gratitude, and a heart overflowing with a whole lot of love – so much that I will share it with everyone else around me. Everyday I learn, grow, and love my body. I focus on the positive and celebrate the small victories because these are important too!

Below is a little recap from my LIVE video that Sid Akbari (Health + Fitness Coach) aka my trainer and great friend did today

  • Current weight 108lb – 5’1
  • Find Sid on Instagram @hdfitnessbc
    • Sid has been in the industry for 5 years
  • How long have I been training with Sid?
    • 4-5 months
    • Started with 3x a week the first 3 months
    • Currently seeing Sid once a month
  • My goal: maintain a healthy lifestyle – gain strength, grow my glutes and tone!

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  • Intermitten Fasting – first month – endurance training
    • “diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting during a defined period”
  • Hypertrophy training – putting on size
    • volume training
  • Focus moved to strength training
    • “if you want to build size you need to lift heavy. You also need to eat more – especially if you want a booty”- Sid
    • Main muscle is gluteus maximus – eat lots of good food!
    • It’s still good to do the other small exercises to stabilize your muscles BUT you do still need to lift heavy!

Studio Classes I like to attend:

    • Oxygen Yoga, New Westminster – Samara Dawn is an amazing instructor. I attend this studio for deep stretch, yoga, fast and furious, or power core classes.
    • Sauna + Hot Tub – sweat it out! I like to change it up every week and certain weeks I choose to hit the recreation centres for my workouts and relax my body in the hot tub. I love to stretch out in the sauna and recently I have been putting in some ab work too!
    • Yyoga – this studio has a different atmosphere and it is very yoga focused. If I really want to lay low and am feeling super stressed out I tend to head over to Yyoga on Highgate. Something about this studios atmosphere that draws me in when I am stressed.
    • All City Athletics – Boxing
    • Eastwood Cycle – Spin! Tessa Goldberger is a gem!
    • Harbour Dance Centre – I grew up dancing & was on a competitive team for 13 years. I like to get in the studio from time to time. Although hip hop was my main style I have been attending Heel classes – getting my sass on & sweating it out? That’s a yes – ha!


  • How do you get a flatter stomach?
    • general rule is with every meal try to have fibre, carb, and a protein source”- Sid
      • Some goodies: broccoli, sweet potato and chicken (example)
    • increase water intake – a lot of weight your caring is NOT body fat but water weight – when you don’t drink enough water your body retains more water – Drinking water will help you get rid of that excess weight”
      • This is why I have increased my water intake to 3.5-4L a day

Be prepared to be in the restroom a lot when you start this- HA!

  • Prepare your meals
  • What do you recommend to eat before/after workouts?
    • “Something that gives you energy – such as potatoes. Eating good carbs after a workouts increases your insulin level which helps with protein synthesis – building new muscles” – Sid

Currently, I am eating what I crave and I am not on a “strict” diet. However, I will be challenging my body a little more and will NOT be touching any goodies starting the week of March 12 – stay tuned!



-Track by taking photos – monthly

-Take measurements

-I don’t track my weight – weight can fluctuate

-I track my strength

(ex. I use to only squat 90lb vs 160-180lb today both times weighing at 108 lb)


Although Sid definitely joked in the LIVE video about steroids – ha! It’s been a very long time since I have taken any supplements.

I did start taking pre-workout in January but I don’t use it for every session.

I am looking into purchasing protein (for busy days), BCAA + water tight (helps me drop more water weight).

  • you should only be taking supplements if you are not getting all the nutrients you need. For example, protein shakes” – Sid

There you have it – a little recap from my LIVE video today with Sid. If you have any questions or inquiries about what was said in the video or the blog please don’t be afraid to ask – I am also open to feedback.

Happy Monday!

look good, feel good, FOCUS on the good.


Look no further. 

Every parent wants the best for their children.

When you hear about top athletes making it to the professional level every year or getting scholarships after their grad year because of their talent- a parent dreams and hopes for that. It’s hard not to hope your own kid can also excel in a sport at that level. While having a kid whose already devoted, has love and talent for the sport – you need a trainer.  A quality training program is short supply, but high in demand. If you have a son or daughter that loves basketball or wants to learn and see what it takes to be at the next level, look no further. Emerson is now bringing his talent to Vancouver.

That’s right, EMSSENTIALS is hosting an exclusive camp for your kids this November. He will encourage and challenge your children to get physically active. Emerson will teach and concentrate on letting the kids have a good time while developing their basic skills in basketball. To all you parents, what can be promised? Well, an attention to detail of basic movements that are sure to change your kids game for the better. This single sport camp will have your kids constantly moving and healthy. Emerson will be able to devote his time to increase the level of intensity as progress is made, to improve techniques, and introduce tactics used in the professional leagues.

Check his website by clicking the link below.


It is going to be on Nov 26/27 and is tailored for kids 10-18. It will be a two day camp; each day consisting of 3 hours each group.

Emerson will be working with woman trainer Jalma Ball and they both plan on bringing a level of experience that is few and far between Vancouver.

Don’t miss out!


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written by Kelly G.



EMSSENTIALS is an organization that focuses on athletic development and community building, founded by Emerson Jay Murray. He is a certified trainer through ISSA and has had the privilege of working under several mentors in the athlete development community. Not only does Emerson love helping athletes, but he has found another way of connecting with others through modelling. Emerson is a respected basketball player who has continued his journey in basketball by taking it to another level- We are super excited to have partnered with him.

You can find us throwing community events and appearances in the lower mainland. We will be providing you all with tips and updates on programs for youth clinics and personal training. We will also be giving information on our product launches for our health and fitness products.

Stay posted!

Kelly G

Monday Vibes: Jug Island

Happy Monday Readers!

Today’s vibe consisted of clearing any concerns I had within my self and get some motherly advice. Exploring Jug Island is a place I wanted to knock off my “nature list”. This cute little island is  across from the rocky, not so sandy beach. Although our feet hurt a tad bit we took various of pictures, talked, had lunch at the beach, and went for a swim. The water was salty as we both tasted it once we jumped in. It was hilarious as we both got frightened by the small fish in the water – too many fish scary movies, ha. My mother  motivates me to succeed and her advice is always wise, sincere, and genuine.

I love you mom, thanks for helping me clear today.