About Kathy McAlpine Terpstra

Why I Love What I Do!

Hey there! I'd like to tell you a little about Kathy McAlpine Terpstra (that's me), and why I love what I do. I'm all about physical fitness, your personal wellness and natural supplements to enhance your health!

I love adventure! I have been an active person all my life. I am of the era where your mother kicked you out of the house in the morning and then you played and rode your bike around all day until it was time to go home for dinner. My interest in sports began at the age of 4 when I started figure skating. At the age of 18, in my final year of competitive skating, I placed 4th in Ontario, Canada.

I studied economics and business at the University of Western Ontario in London. By that time, I had put my skates to rest and developed an interest in aerobic exercise and resistance training. After completing my degree, I went to work in the corporate banking world while following my passion for fitness and healthy eating. During those years, I obtained numerous certifications in the health and wellness industry and learned a lot about natural supplements.

Stuff I learned so I can help you!

  • Fascial Stretch Therapist (TM) - Level 3, Stretch to Win Institute
  • Fitness Instructor Specialist - CanFitPro
  • Personal Trainer Specialist - CanFitPro
  • Pre & Post Natal Specialist - CanFitPro
  • Nutrition & Wellness Specialist - CanFitPro
  • Yoga Instructor - East to West Yoga
  • Pilates Instructor - Body Harmonics
  • Certified Life Coach - Coach Training Alliance
  • Natural Healthcare Practitioner ( NHP ) - using supplements to build health
  • CPR & First Aid

About Kathy's Most Recent Love

You may not yet have heard about Fascial Stretch Therapy (TM), however, I encourage you to check it out!  I saw this therapy technique at a fitness conference 3 summers ago and I just KNEW that I had to learn it for my clients and add it to my services at EverFit Studios!   Check out my page on Fascia to see what it's all about!  If you would like to see some videos, check out the Stretch To Win website!

What is Physical Fitness and Why Do I Love It?

What is physical fitness to me? Physical fitness is not just a measurement of how many reps you can do or how far you can run. It's a feeling of overall health. So many factors contribute to physical fitness including movement, mental & emotional balance, healthy eating and a good dose of fun living. What is physical fitness to you?

When I work with clients, it's not all about the exercise. Lots of times it includes a way for clients to talk about something that's been on their mind, or a health related issue that they have been having. They value my opinion and ask for my input to give them a different view. That's another advantage when you get to know a little bit more about Kathy. I'm here to help you get what you want.

That's where my training as a Life Coach and Natural Health Care Practitioner make the difference between just an "OK" session and one that really makes an impact. Since I'm forever a student at heart, I began to expand my knowledge and interest into the fields of

Here are some books I can recommend to you for this purpose.

Herbs and Natural Supplements Can Help Too

Herbs and natural supplements are another area of interest for me. I truly feel that we need to be proactive in our own health care. We cannot wait until we are sick to wake up! In 2006, I started working with Nature's Sunshine Products of Canada as an independent distributor. I use these products and have all kinds of stories of how myself and others have been helped by using NSP's natural supplements.

I am using my website as means to reach beyond my local area. There are so many people who want to be healthier and just need someone to help them.

Nature's Sunshine has allowed me to have a home base business that I can incorporate into the other areas of work that I love. If you would like to learn more about Nature's Sunshine Products and the opportunity to have your own home base business, please contact me or visit My NSP Opportunity.

I feel that a combination of healthy eating and the proper natural supplements can enhance your life in many ways.

Adventure Tours!

In May 2011, I added another avenue to my home base business. Adventure tours!  The picture above is a bird's eye view of the Sandbanks Provincial Park as we flew over East Lake in Prince Edward County.

I know from experience that there are lot of people out there not really "living" their lives. they are really just existing. I also know that a lot of people would LOVE to go out and do some different activities but maybe their partner is not really interested in the same thing.

This was my basis for adding Adventure Tours to EverFit Studios! I want to help you create adventure and live your life to the fullest!

So make your "bucket list" and then let me know what's on it. My goal is to create adventures that are interesting, a little "out of your comfort zone" and FUN! And did I mention they include physical fitness?

Summing Up About Kathy

So that's a little history about Kathy McAlpine Terpstra and how I came to love what I do!

Personally, I love to keep fit by competing in duathlons (like a triathlon but with no swimming, just an extra run ), running, cycling, snowboarding (only on the green hills!) and dancing. I love healthy eating (and chocolate!) and being self-employed. It allows me the freedom to set my own hours, take vacation when I want to and be home for my daughter.

I live together with my daughter Abby, our dog Daisy and our two cats Scooby & Mitzy in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. My studio is located in the beautiful village of Bloomfield.

Abby & I at the Colour Run in Kingston, Ontario

I'm an avid traveler. I've backpacked through Australia and New Zealand and have visited many countries in Europe too. In June 2014, I completed  a Yoga/cycling adventure through Tuscany!  I would love to expand my adventure tours to include international travel! Maybe we can even throw in a little healthy eating while we are there!

I hope this has given you a little insight into my life. I hope that it inspires you somehow, to get out of your comfort zone and start living life that's a little bit larger.

This is a picture of the Sandbanks Provincial Park taken on one of our recent Helicopter Adventure Tours!  July 2013.

Thanks again, for taking the time to learn more about Kathy! I look forward to coaching you along the way!

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