Alicia Bell is a Toronto based Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, Strength Coach, Fitness Model, Track and Field Sprint Coach who has devoted her life to helping people reach their goals in fitness and sport. Alicia is also a competitive Figure athlete and Puma Canada’s First signed training ambassador!
Alicia has modeled in and wrote content for numerous publications. In 2015 and 2016 Alicia was featured in 3 commercials starring herself. These commercials included Garnier Fructis Grow Strong, New Balance Canada and Fuel Foods. She is also a nationally recognized track and field coach who previously has coached team Canada at the Maccabi games in Israel in July of 2013. She lead the team to 13 medals.
Alicia has over 10 years of practical and educational experience. Alicia also runs, Train It Right, her own Personal Training business and Track and Field Club. Alicia is also a Corus Entertainment Wdish Creator and is currently enrolled in the Canadian Sports Institute taking her advanced coaching diploma. Alicia has experience working with many types of clientele. She has worked as a Kinesiologist and an Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. She is also experienced at weight loss, strength training, toning and athletic conditioning.
She has worked with clients such as Dwight Howard (NBA), Rashad McCants (Former NBA), Geoff Harris (Olympic 800m runner), Lil Jon (Rapper/Dj), Karla Moy aka HustleGrl, Hill Harper (actor, author) and even the mother of the Toronto rapper Drake.
HealthGreatness: How did you get started into fitness?
Alicia: I have always been athletic. In elementary school my grand mother noticed I was faster than all the kids in the playground and found a track coach for me. I played every sport as well and was always very competitive. In high school I was fascinated at why I was better than everyone else so I decided to take Kinesiology in University. During University I started to coach track and there was a huge weight lifting component to it so I started being a trainer as well. It just kind of all fell into place.
HealthGreatness: How has fitness and health been a part of your life?
Alicia: I have integrated in all aspects. I leave, breath, eat and date it haha.
HealthGreatness: With accomplishing so much already from being an athlete, trainer, and coach; what keeps you motivated in your career?
Alicia: The fact that there are people out there who want my help to achieve their goals. I always want more and the fitness industry is ever changing and challenging. There is constant learning to be done and that keeps me motivated! There’s still lots to achieve.
HealthGreatness: What does your weekly workout look like?
Alicia: I normal do fasted cardio in the morning. That is usually interval training of some sort. A lift some where late afternoon or evening and another steady state cardio in the evening. Sometimes I workout with my clients as well if they are capable of keeping up with me.
HealthGreatness: What is a staple food item in your diet?
Alicia: Cream of wheat. That is my favorite carb source. Its so tasty and I think the texture is way better than oatmeal! YUM!
HealthGreatness: You train tons of clients, what is one important key to keeping them motivated during training?
Alicia: Right now I am trying to move away from the 1 on 1 training. But I do have a few and some groups and my University track team that I coach. Everyone is different in what motivates them. But I always like to set goals for them. It helps you stay on track if you have a set goal.
HealthGreatness: Do you have any advice for someone who is trying to get fit and in shape but does not know how to start?
Alicia: Find a certified trainer that has experience and transformation pictures of his or her clients. This shows that they do want to help you and aren’t in it just for the money. The trainers who genuinely care will get you the results. If you schedule is crazy don’t commit to an in person trainer. I suggest buying an online program and doing it where you can fit it in. The online trainer will still keep you accountable with check ins online and photos.
HealthGreatness: You are already so successful in your career, what is next?
Alicia: I want to do more commercial gigs and television. I have shot a few commercials already but I would like more. I also want to be in more print. I have been in a lot of magazines and I would love a monthly trainer column or something like that. I also want to grow my online presence with more followers and get more popular as an online trainer. My new website is geared towards that and I am in the process of slowly releasing programs.
HealthGreatness: Have you ever been star struck with any of your celebrity clients?
Alicia: Nope. They are the same as us.
HealthGreatness: Do you have a motto you live by?
Alicia: Don’t be afraid of being uncomfortable. Thats when change occurs.
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