I was a top athlete when I was a teenager. I played in gold rep soccer for 8 years and tried out for metro at age 14. I was also tied in first place for fastest runner in the school when I was 12. Exercise and sports was my life. When I was 15 years old I was in a terrible car accident that put me out of commission for a good year. I became depressed and turned to alcohol, drugs and cigarettes and never played sports again. 17 years later at the age of 32, I realized how unfit I had become and how unhappy I was with my life. I went to the gym and could only do 4 minutes on the bike and was out of breath. I was thoroughly disgusted with myself and knew I needed to make a change. I quit alcohol, drugs and cigarettes and started to go to the gym. I also went back to school and changed my career from being a welder to working as a drug and alcohol counselor for the Salvation Army. I currently work full time at Vancouver General Hospital as a Rehabilitation Worker in a psychiatric unit since 2012.
That was the best decision of my life. I had no idea how much fitness would impact my life. Today I workout 6 days a week. I run 10k twice a week and have even run two half marathons to raise money for charity. One was for MS as my brother in law has MS and the other was for prostate cancer as my father is a prostate cancer survivor. I started a fitness class at Vancouver General Hospital in 2015 for the mental health patients there to help motivate and inspire them to live healthier lives. Then I went to school in 2018 and became an ACE certified personal trainer and Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor. I’m now a registered personal trainer working out of the Vancouver General Hospital Wellness Center gym which is open for use by the public. I love what I do, I have a huge passion for fitness and helping others to achieve their fitness goals. I live for fitness, and fitness is my life.
Don’t wait any longer. Transform your life today and Get your Body Strong!!!
Contact- Rob McCarron
545 West 60th Ave. Vancouver