I signed up for the 30 Day Challenge as a refresher course on eating healthy, to reduce alcohol consumption and feel more energized. I especially appreciated the personal emails at the end of the week to check in and remind us not to be so hard on ourselves if we deviated off course. I lost 5 lbs, and even though I had hoped to lose more, I do feel much better as far as energy goes and feeling clear headed. (I no longer wake up feeling "foggy") My clothes feel looser and both my husband and I see the difference in how good we can feel when making these small changes in our diet & lifestyle!
Wendy Phelan Christina Lake, BC February 13, 2016
"I did a fitness test at the beginning of the summer, spent the summer doing Bootcamp with Corinne and improved immensely on my fitness test this week! The best was from 45 - 62 pushups in 3 minutes! I feel so much stronger after my summer at Bootcamp in the most beautiful location ever! Miss it and can't wait to see everyone next summer! Thanks Corinne!"
Marie Seibel Blind Bay, BC December 26, 2014
Corinne’s one-on-one training provided the inspiration and encouragement I needed to kick-start my journey to well-being. The full-body workouts she planned for me were varied, fun, easy to sustain, yet still challenging. Corrine is in the know about many areas of wellness, and she passed on good information on topics such as nutrition, stress, sleep, as well as physical activity. Her cheerfulness and enthusiasm are contagious!
Nancy Servante Kootenays, BC December 26, 2014
Thanks so much for the health coaching session included in the 21- Day program. I really appreciate you bringing the clarity I need to keep implementing change and movement forward. I am so grateful, thank-you!! It certainly is helping me to stay on track.
Cindy Albas Christina Lake, BC December 26, 2014
Want to be a better you? I did. With Corinne`s help, I tweaked my diet, improved my fitness regime, and lost inches!
Together we planned a results-based approach to wellness, using before, during and after data collected in conjunction with my family doctor.
This holistic approached proved a winner for me. I feel healthy and confident about my food and fitness choices.
Corinne is an amazing holistic health coach and personal trainer!
Jacqueline Lessard Christina Lake, BC June 20, 2015
I have been suffering from chronic hip pain which was not improving with Chiropractor visits. Treatment involved adjustments and stretching for temporary relief, but nothing with longevity, and it was now reducing all activity. I resolved to be proactive and try Pilates with you, slowly increasing flexibility, improving stiffness and gradually reducing that constant pain. I am now enjoying my golf again, along with keeping up with my grand kids, as a direct-result of my morning routine of exercises Corrine sent along for homework over the winter, meant to keep me mobile and comfortable. Thanks to Corinne and some self-discipline, I look forward to continuing Pilates when I return to the lake, so I can improve and maintain my quality of life.
Kathy Compton Arizona, US December 26, 2014
I wanted to thank you for being our super fit Fitness Inspiration Leader and supporting me through my 30 Day Fit & Healthy Challenge! We'd all be lethargic, depressed messes if we didn't have your classes to look forward to and your ongoing positive energy to keep us inspired!My biggest take away- its about the difference in how I feel that is more important than how I look...and that was the driving force behind the motivation to keep going. Receiving the weekly emails have broadened my understanding of weight loss and I have become so much more aware of making the connection between the actions I choose to take and the results (feeling great, feeling happy, feeling like I want to exercise!) I get. I had a winter holiday scheduled in for February but we had not yet decided on where to go. My husband and I actually chose a Yoga retreat because we want to keep on with our new healthy habits and continue to feel great!Thanks so much!
Andrea Stories Christina Lake, BC February 13, 2016
Corrine Olsen became my personal trainer in mid-September 2015, and I have seen amazing results in that time. I have never felt stronger or healthier. Corinne is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm she brings to every session. Her easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. She makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! She also places a high value on correct form with each exercise. She motivates me to push past my perceived limits to get results. I have incredible energy, my balance and flexibility have improved immensely and I've got great new muscles. In addition to all of those things, I have lost 11 inches and almost 20 pounds; all of my baby weight! If you are serious about changing your life for the better, Corinne will lead you every step of the way. Thank you Corinne, you are one of the most kind, supportive and motivated people I have had the pleasure to know.
Jessica Coleman March 17, 2018
"A number of years ago I suffered with a back issue and part of my back-to-work program was to enroll in a series of Pilates classes. Pilates changed my life as I learned how to strengthen my core, feel stronger and listen to my body. Pilates enables me to feel strong and healthy, enjoy XC Skiing, biking and kayaking. Last year I was surprised to require abdominal surgery in Vancouver........the surgeons comment "You have great abs, it made my job so much easier!"Corinne always allows for a minimum of 10 minutes to relax, stretch and unwind at the end of each class......we all leave with a positive mindset for the day!.......missing Pilates leaves me feeling sluggish and lazy!! PILATES is A WAY OF LIFE for me."
Jennifer Fenn Christina Lake, BC November 14, 2015
If you are considering doing personal training with Corinne, DO IT!
I had been attending and loving her morning fitness classes for the last year, but wanted to lose weight and get stronger and toned. Corinne developed a 10 session personal training program personalized to me. I learned how to properly do weight training, the benefits of tabatas and HIIT training too so that I can do home workouts now on my own that are effective and timely.
She is positive, motivating , inspiring , encouraging and fun to work with. She kept in daily contact with me sending me exercise ideas and recipes. This continuous, positive support system and knowing that she is always available for questions / concerns/feedback made a HUGE difference!
I also started to follow her eating plan customized to my size and goals. I thought I was eating healthy and right but some minor changes made all the difference in my success. I was consistently losing weight and inches every week and found the program was very easy to follow, I was very satisfied on it. Corinne was always checking in on how it was working for me and sharing tips and food ideas. I am a bit over halfway to my goal weight and know with 100% certainty I will reach it. I have lots of energy, feel strong , have lost over a clothing size and see the toning in my muscles and feel great. This was a wonderful gift to myself and my health.
Sandi Gniewotta Christina Lake, BC March 11, 2017
"I love Corinne's classes. They are a great way to start the day. The classes motivate me to get out of the house each morning, have a quick catch up with all of the regulars at the class followed by a workout suitable for everyone and then a wonderful stretch at the end. Corinne offers different variations as there are many of us in the class with old injuries and stiffness. I have discovered that energy begets energy. As the aging process kicks in, it is so imperative to keep moving - it makes you feel good as happy endorphins are released once you reach your target heart range and these endorphins tend to stay with you all day. Heck, you can even go home after the class and have your toast and peanut butter and not worry about the caloric intake as you still burn calories following your workout. Her classes are never the same each time and that really appeals to me as I get bored easily when I do the same routine workouts. You never know what to expect (in a good way). It will be the best spent (and fastest) hour of your whole day. To top it off, you feel better about yourself all day. A side effect may be that you find yourself doing chores around the house and yard without a lot of effort and your clothes will fit better. She also offers informational emails on nutrition and healthy recipes to keep yourself happy and healthy. Definitely a good investment as you could have all of the money in the world, but if you don't have your health, you really have nothing. Look after yourself. Nobody else will. We are so fortunate to have such a valuable resource as Corinne at Christina Lake."
Wendy Phelan Christina Lake, BC November 14, 2015
"While I was visiting Christina Lake I was a faithful bootcamp student. I have never been so fit while on vacation. It was great and what a scenic place to work out!"
Claudia Carla Carnivale Toronto, Ontario December 26, 2014
“Thanks for making me work my broken body! I love coming to class. I especially thought last night’s class with the dice went extremely fast. (although I can sure feel my body today) Thanks!"
Kim McKinnon Christina Lake, BC February 13, 2016
“Great workout for my first time at Core Fit! I loved the energy of the class. You are right about the 2nd day muscle soreness- I feel it in my lower abs today 🙂 I’ll definitely be back for more!”
Norma Lacey Christina Lake, BC August 9, 2016
"Corinne is such a great motivator. The setting, lakefront, is the ultimate. the air smells so good, the lake so calm. fellow classmates welcoming and supportive. I maintained and even improved my fitness level during my two week vacation. highly recommend this boot camp and Corinne. she is a great person and instructor. "
Lori Rene Gilding Vancouver, BC December 26, 2014
"Group fitness with Corinne is not only fun and good for a great sweat, she keeps us strong, motivated and progressing with our fitness throughout the year. All the work we've done together for all these months allows me to enjoy the recreation this beautiful area offers, feel good in my clothes and prevents me from hurting myself when faced with heavy yard work! Thanks for being an awesome instructor, Corinne!"
Terry Mooney Christina Lake, BC June 22, 2015
"I started Core Fit in February and have kept on now for 10 months! Corinne is an excellent instructor through positive motivation and guidance and keeps things fun. The workouts are never boring and always challenging, in fact I look forward to each class wondering what we’ll be doing next. I love the variety in the circuits and the emphasis on core strength. Corinne has you working out in ways you would never have thought of on your own in a gym. I look forward to feeling the stress of the day disappear, and my head clear every time I walk into the class. My personal image has improved along side my fitness level when I keep on with class. Another thing great about her classes is that I have never felt pressured to keep up with anyone’s expectations but my own. Thank you Corinne for helping me stay strong and to regain my endurance!"
Tara Werner Christina Lake, BC November 14, 2015
"I go to a lot of different fitness classes throughout the year and this mornings workout was the most energetic, fun class that I had been to in a long time. (and a good workout!) Thanks for a great start to my day!"
Lena Nelson, BC June 22, 2015
Thank you so much Corinne for the 12 Days of Fitness. I really enjoyed these as they gave me a daily focus. The highlight was Monday's challenge regarding consumption of fruits and veggies.After our Monday am class, I invited 5 friends over for dinner. I supplied salmon, a salad, rice and a healthy dessert. They had to bring veggies and/or fruit over for dinner. They were all excited to help out and participate in the challenge.
Jacqueline Lessard Christina Lake, BC December 21, 2014
I have enjoyed the past 30 days so much. Opening the email and reading the new affirmation daily was my early morning highlight! Some of them seem to have been directly speaking to me:). I have recorded them all in my journal and will continue to use them daily. Thank you all for the caring and support you have provided. Best Wishes.
Janice Baileys Christina Lake, BC December 26, 2014
Corinne Olsen is my fitness instructor, my mentor in healthy eating, my most reliable cheerleader in my struggle to regain my health — and she’s my friend. One of the most inspiring and positive people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know!
Terry Mooney Christina Lake, BC March 11, 2018
"I love boot camp the most! I love working-out in the nature- it seems to go by so fast! Corinne also does great fitness classes like step aerobics- to get your heart rate up, and good company too! Such a great bunch of people who go to her classes, plus an enthusiastic experienced instructor = good, healthy fun!!!"
Angela James Christina Lake, BC December 26, 2014
Wow, do I feel great! My energy levels are up, my tummy bloat is gone, yes - gone, and I’ve let go of 7 lbs. I continued on for another week for a total loss of 10lbs and don’t even miss foods that I swapped out. This was exactly what I needed to start my summer and kick start me to move forward. I plan to keep up this lifestyle, because it works and it feels so good to be fueling my body with fresh, whole food. Thank you Corinne! It was easy to follow with the done for you meal plan and all the great recipes.
Cari Rochford Vernon, BC June 20, 2015
You are truly an inspiration to us. We so appreciate your enthusiasm for life or health and for true friendship. You are a role model for us all. Although we no longer can attend your classes I often make your recipes and always so enjoy your messages of motivation and life skills and sometimes with my darling husbands health issues I often remember some of your words of wisdom to see the light that is there to keep my heart and soul moving forward with positivity and love and kindness. Thank you, once again, dear Corinne.
Sandi Ackerman Kelowna, BC January 6, 2018