Dena Ryde - Nutritionist and Personal Trainer (Level 4) in Toronto

Dena Ryde, CNP

Nutritionist and Level 4 Personal Trainer

Dena graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in 2017 with honors.  She has also been a personal trainer since 2002 and really found her passion in nutrition when she saw that her clients were not reaching optimal health from exercise alone. Sound nutrition was the missing link!  

Dena believes that food should be your medicine and with proper diet, supplementation and stress management, everyone can lead a healthier, happier, more productive life. It’s all about balance in our busy world and there is no one single program for everyone.  She works with her clients to create strategies that work for them and whatever demands their lives hold.

Dena’s Q & A

 

1. What is one quick fix that a person can make to improve their health?

Most people do not drink enough water and are chronically dehydrated. So, for a lot of people just increasing their intake of water, add some lemon, and they will feel much more energized and clear headed.

2. How do you maintain a good work/life balance?

I try not to let myself over commit to things and be sure to take ‘me’ time in the evenings or weekends.  I also like to have date nights with my husband as often as we can.

 

3. What do you love most about what you do?

I love it when clients reach goals they never thought they could. It’s very powerful when someone gets results from their program and their hard work has paid off.  When they see the benefits in eating and living well and are motivated to do even more. This is so rewarding!

4. Who or what inspires you to live healthy and be your best?

I want to be an example for my family and friends. Being healthy means I can do and accomplish more and have a full life. That inspires me!


 

Erica McColman - Nutritionist in Toronto

Erica McColman, CNP

Nutritionist and Corporate Program Manager

Erica McColman graduated with honours from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition all the while working a full-time management job at a retirement residence.

Over the years of working in the retirement residence, she could really see and understand the correlation between the food we consume and the impact on our physical and mental health.

Therefore, she took comfort that through healthy whole food there is a form of prevention of chronic degenerative diseases that we can control and invest in to feel good about our health. Erica whole mantra is to empower our clients to take control of their health.

Erica’s Q & A

1. What is one quick fix that a person can make to improve their health?

Take magnesium bisglycinate at night before bed. If you take it an hour before bed, shut off your screens and acknowledge yourself for all the things you’ve accomplished today, this will not only give you the best night of sleep but also reset you for a whole new day.

2. How do you maintain a good work/life balance?

My balance is that I absolutely love food so I make sure I am always travelling with a protein and my protein powder on the go.I ensure that I don’t get distracted or become “hangry”.  This allows me to focus on my work and not be distracted by hunger or feeling low energy.

3. What do you love most about what you do?

I love seeing people reach their goals or feel proud of themselves. Even if it is as simple as participating in a conversation. It is the greatest gift to get to witness people transform their lives and be happier. As the Corporate Program Manager, I get to go to every event and witness first hand this amazing experience.

4. Who or what inspires you to live healthy and be your best?

Adele Tevlin. Seriously. No joke. She is the epitomy of who I want to be in every way. She has a thirst for knowledge, she always works towards personal and professional growth, she takes care of herself in order to strive and she doesn’t waiver on what she wants in life.

 

Sandra Cinq-Mars - Consultant and Business Development Strategist in Toronto

Sandra Cinq-Mars

Business Development Strategist

Sandra studied Finance at Bishop’s University (Quebec) and Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto during NEXTCanada program. She has been working for the past 5 years with startups ranging from 3 to 100 employees to create and implement sales and marketing strategies.

Whether she is taking part in the CN Tower climb challenge, learning about how food can help her to feel energized or going for a hike, Sandra has always been passionate about health and well-being.

Sandra joined our team as an external consultant to launch our new Corporate Wellness Program and expand our impact.

Sandra’s Q & A

1. What is the one thing you wish you knew about health that you learned by working with Adele Wellness’ team?

I see how Adele shapes her day with her gym routine and her discipline with her eating habits. I can really see that by staying disciplined and eating certain things later during the day or only once a week, I can feel energized, strong and mentally fit.

2. How do you maintain a good work/life balance?

I’m a Ninja at getting stuff done and how I accomplish it is to put everything in my calendar – and I mean everything, sleep, eat, commute, work, family time, phone conversations, etc! I’m not scared of forgetting to do something important or spend time thinking of what I need to do next; it’s all planned out. I also review it once per week to make sure everything is balanced between work/family/friends and me time.

3. What do you love most about what you do?

I love keeping people grounded in why we do what we do and how to take effective action to reach their goals. When people I work with see that we get results from our effort and see the difference they make in people’s life through their business, I really get energized to keep pushing myself harder, learn more and making sure I bring the team with me in this journey.

4. Who or what inspires you to live healthy and be your best?

What inspires me is to be a leader and source of inspiration for my family and people around me. I believe that anything is possible and my mission is to have everyone that I interact with see that for themselves and support them in pursuing their dreams.

 

Megan Nagy Headshot - Nutrition Coach Toronto and Team Canada Volleyball Player - Adele Wellness

Megan Nagy

Nutritionist, Canadian Professional Volleyball Athlete and Social Media Strategist

Megan is a professional beach volleyball player and a member of Team Canada. She is a Precision Nutrition certified Nutrition Coach and has studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy via the Beck Institute. She is currently attending the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is on route to becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

With a background in business and finance, Megan has seen the toll that stress in the workplace can have on health. She is all about eating for energy and productivity and is determined to educate clients on the impact nutrition can have on the wellness of both themselves and their businesses.

Megan’s Q & A

1. What is the one thing you wish you knew about health that you learned by working with Adele Wellness’ team?

Swap out bagels for breakfast. Carbing up first thing in the morning has a major effect on your blood sugar, craving control and mood for the day. Focus on protein and healthy fats for clear thinking.

2. How do you maintain a good work/life balance?

I protect my sleep like no other. I’ve got my night time routine down to a science because I know that If I feel rested, I feel balanced and able to take on anything.

3. What do you love most about what you do?

I love empowering people to take ownership of their personal and professional development. I know the effect that the commitment to take positive steps toward physical and mental health will have on their life at large, and that’s an exciting shift to be a part of.

4. Who or what inspires you to live healthy and be your best?

I’ve had incredible teachers and mentors throughout my journey in sport. I love being able to spread knowledge to young athletes and teach my family about heathy choices. Helping them and being a role model inspires me to continue learning and growing.