What is your Ideal?
My name is Damien Clarke.
I was born in Dawson Creek, BC but moved to Edmonton when my mom went into the military. But after a few years we moved rural, outside a small town called Vilna.
My favorite accomplishment was biking from Jasper to Banff many years ago. I didn't realize the difference between casual activity and the fitness to do something challenging. Pushing myself in this challenge was the most physically demanding thing I had done up to that point, and it was great. It was one of the big influences for me to go to NAIT for their Personal Fitness Training Diploma. I enjoy fitness and want others to feel that passion as well.
I have had experience with all kinds of manual labor, so I understand how taxing it can be to pick stuff up and put it down. I have worked on renovations from flooring to roofing, and everything in between.
Growing up on a farm, you learn how to keep moving and you're forced to stay active. Lots of worked involved with taking care of pigs, chickens, turkeys, horses, dogs, etc. When the animals were good, there was always work. One summer my Dad got a sawmill, and I was very busy with that. Another year I was helping him at a local lumber yard. But what happens when we don't have required fitness? Moving to Edmonton gave me this question.
Small daily improvements are the key to long term results. I look forward to helping build the best you, that you can be. I believe proper alignment is vital to improve health, avoidance of injuries, and better quality of life.
When I am not working out in the gym, I like to play computer games (currently playing a lot of Total War: Warhammer 2). I also like to spend a lot of time cooking. Been doing a lot of Sous Vide lately, but always a fan of trying new things.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill