Fitbody Boot Camp About Owner

About Derek Yachison

Hey! My name is Derek Yachison. I was raised in Transcona, having gone to Murdoch MacKay Collegiate. Upon graduating high school, I moved to British Columbia to pursue my football career. After a successful first 3 years playing junior football in Kamloops, BC, I was signed by the BC Lions of the CFL and spent the better part of the next 3 years with the club. After sustaining a serious injury and moving back to Winnipeg, I was then signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where I ultimately finished my career. While pursuing my football career, I always stayed diligently working at my degree in recreation management and community development at the University of Manitoba. Being in the faculty of kinesiology and recreation management has taught me the skills needed to operate a successful fitness franchise.

My passion for fitness developed while I was training for football, and over time my love for the fitness industry has blossomed. After working in the supplement industry, I then decided to get my certification as a strength and fat loss coach, which lead me to become a personal trainer. I began working with young football players and then transitioned into the general public. I now have a vast range of clients, from athletes to everyday individuals of all ages. My passion for fitness and helping others achieve their goals transformed, from a part-time job to a full-time endeavor to now becoming a franchise owner in the industry.

I love Transcona-it is my home neighborhood, and I cannot wait to help the people of this area achieve their fitness and health goals. Helping others live healthier, longer, and more enjoyably is my newfound purpose.The transition from being a professional athlete to a fitness professional has been seamless, and I cannot wait to get started on my new journey with East Winnipeg Fit Body Boot Camp!

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