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New Wave Fitness

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Every day, 5 times a day, I get to make people feel great! And I LOVE IT!!!

I was born and raised in Kelowna an active (maybe hyper-active) tomboy - girl. I spent most of my time and energy playing sports and enjoying all of the sweet stuff that the valley has to offer: biking, hiking, skiing, running along the waterfront on a beautiful day... For me, the Okanagan has always been, and will always be my home. And after the last two years running my business I am more excited than ever to be here, livin' the dream.

New Wave Fitness is my baby. What I do is along the lines of the fitness boot camps that were all the rage over the last couple of years. My vision in the beginning was to take the typical boot camp program and put it on steroids. The result: super intense workouts for people who are addicted to fitness, looking for a new challenge to take it to the next level. Hence the company name, New Wave Fitness and the program, The Ultimate Workout Experience.

I started the business working with a handful of girls in our local parks. You might have seen us running the stairs at the Apple Bowl or hiking up Knox Mountain with our dumbbells in the beginning. Now just two short years later we are operating out of a private 2400 square foot facility downtown behind Prospera Place fully equipped with everything else needed to deliver The Ultimate Workout Experience. The location is fantastic! In the winter we spend most of our time indoors but when there isn't snow on the ground we hit the streets. A hop, skip and a jump away from the Grand Promenade, City Park, Waterfront Park, the new Stuart Park and a short run to Knox Mountain or the Apple Bowl there are lots of changes in scenery throughout the program. The workouts are hard to begin with, doing them in the sand makes it even better and taking in the view while you're down there isn't so bad either.

Everything else aside, the best part of my job....It is AMAZING to see how fitness changes peoples lives. They feel better, have more confidence and more energy. I think it is safe to say that when people get their daily dose of exercise induced endorphins that they are happier overall.

Being able to have a positive impact on the lives of the people that I work with is amazing. Watching people grow stronger, more confident and achieve their goals is awesome. Watching lives change has definitely made it a rewarding career and going to work out is something that I still get excited about every day.

Stacy Zeman
Owner/Operator
www.wavefitnesskelowna.com

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