Since 1998, Cheryl Pattyn, commonly referred to the “Workout Queen”, has turned her passion for fitness and personal training into the energy-infused Positive Image Fitness.
Positive image is about belief, sweat, and inspiration…and Cheryl helps her clients get to the root of their mind, body, spirit imbalances as they tighten, tone and become fit. She realizes that not everyone WANTS to move, but that everyone NEEDS to move to stay balanced, focused and inspired in all areas of life.
Cheryl’s athletic abilities began with figure skating in elementary school. That quickly progressed into school volleyball, basketball and track and field. But it was in high school Cheryl was introduced to the weight room and it was love at first sight. The feeling of getting stronger and being in control of my body and how it moves was addicting!
After graduating York University with a kinesiology degree with a certificate in personal training she worked at a local big box gym for 2 years before stepping out on her own.
Today she works privately in the comfort of clients’ homes or with small groups at her personal training studio, adapting movement to suit a person’s specific needs for optimum results.
Helping people improve their quality of life through physical activity is extremely fulfilling. Seeing a client go from “I could never to that” to “I did it!” is awesome.
In 2012, Cheryl launched an Annual Strength Challenge at her community fall fair, raising funds for the Ilderton Firefighters Association. Teams’ battling it out for a stronger community is incredibly fun and a great way to give back.
Cheryl’s tag line, Believe, Sweat, Inspire is just that. Her clients walk away from a workout believing in their physical abilities, sweaty and inspired to live a healthier life for themselves and those around them.