Nathalie Kuffer is an Internationally Experienced Fitness Professional, Mom, and Wife. She knows what she’d good at: It’s her ability to motivate, educate and help people exercise when they don’t want to. She is an energetic and positive person who likes accomplishments, goal setting, and making fitness more accessible to people. Born and raised in Toronto (Canada) to French Canadian parents, she went to the University of Ottawa and majored in both Sociology and Leisure Studies. Post-graduation, she pursued her life long dream of traveling. Right after graduating University, she went to Tokyo (Japan) to teach English and to learn the ancient form of massage therapy (called Shiatsu). She continued on to Northern Thailand to expand her knowledge of health and wellness, and studied Thai massage. Soon thereafter, she went to Byron Bay (Australia) to continue exploring a variety of holistic health practices.

 

In 1996 she was employed with Club Med and began 4 consecutive 6 month contracts which led her to work in Cancun (Mexico), San Salvador (Bahamas) then on a cruise ship sailing the Caribbean seas.

Upon her return to Canada, she decided to continue her education in the field of Health and Fitness. She became Can-Fit-Pro Certified as a Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS), Fitness Instructor Specialist (FIS) and Pilates Matwork Instructor. A few years later, she added the certification of Nutritional & Wellness Specialist (NWS).

 

In early 1998, while living in Toronto, she founded the company Fun ‘n Fit. The Mission Statement for her new business was to “Create an environment which encourages and facilitates regular physical activity into daily routines by providing a variety of mobile and online fitness services to people of all ages and fitness levels in order to foster a healthier lifestyle”.

 

By mid 1999, she was recruited by a non-profit organization called “Le Regroupement de Jeunes Filles Francophones de Toronto” (which translates to ‘The Consolidation of Young French Girls of Toronto’). This non-profit group was funded by the Canadian Government and the Canadian Women’s Health Network. This project involved being in a 6 month business management and entrepreneurial leadership course at Le College des Grands Lacs (Toronto’s only French College). The second half of the project involved a 2 month implementation period in Douala (Cameroon -Western Africa) where she lead physical education classes to school children, instructed local Personal Trainers new fitness techniques as well as conduct Health Consultations and Wellness Seminars in rural villages.

 

Upon her return to Toronto in late 1999, she quickly packed up again and moved to beautiful Bermuda where she accepted a job at a leading fitness center. She had intended to stay indefinitely.

That same she met and married an American and moved to Pennsylvania. 17 years later, she now calls Ellwood City home. 

 

Her hobbies include hiking, running, snowboarding, bike riding, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

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