Winter Day Retreat

A Winter Day Retreat

Let’s shake that cabin fever feeling, get out of the routine and play outside. 

Imagine a day just for you to take care of your body, soul and connect with other amazing women. Doesn’t that sound marvelous? 

With movement, comes energy!  Arrive by 9am and kick start the day with some morning yoga in a warm, cozy space. Then let’s hit up the trails for snowshoeing, hiking and fitness! Feel revitalized for an amazing day. 

A hot, nourishing lunch will be served inside where you’ll enjoy relaxing and socializing.  Time to tune inward with a thought provoking coaching session with Amélie.

Then, head back outside for more movement, forest bathing meditation and some creative time. 

You’ll leave this winter retreat feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to face the cold months to come!

All ages and fitness levels will enjoy this event. 

Amelie Chanda is a yoga teacher, coach, and speaker who shares the power of mindfulness as a way to transform lives. She empowers people to show up as their best selves.

Everything included!

Join me on January 25th at Blueberry Hill Estates.

Your investment: $100.00 + HST
To reserve your spot, get your ticket here:




Healthy You in 2020

Healthy You in 2020

Group Coaching in Simcoe launching January 22, 2020

What is it:

A 6 week program to get you motivated and hold you accountable to your health goals in 2020. Join the group to gain knowledge and confidence on various aspects of healthy living including nutrition, fitness and mindset. 

What does it include:

  • 6 x 75 mins in person sessions at Sayza Fitness Studio in Simcoe. Sessions will be held Wednesday nights from 6:45 to 8pm each week between January 22 and February 26, 2020. These sessions will include mindset and nutritional coaching and 45 of movement (combo of strength, yoga and pilates)


  • 6 x 30 mins group coaching calls via Zoom. Calls will be made weekly to hold you accountable and address any roadblocks you may have.  You are invited to attend these calls live but they will also be recorded and available for replay


  • A specific weekly challenge to perform to help you achieve your goal faster


  • A private Facebook group to hold you accountable and provide support in between the sessions. A place to share successes and roadblocks and to ask questions.   



  • A curated tracking hardcover handbook to track your food and fitness through the program
  • THIS ONE IS HUGE….. One final 1:1 30 min coaching session to set goals to keep you moving forward!! Set goals to move forward on your journey with confidence



I am a Wellness Coach with a passionate for happy, healthy living. I have a track record of transforming my client’s physical and emotional health so they can feel energized, confident and comfortable in their own skin. I have helped over 100 people gain confidence in navigating their health journey. As a coach, a personal trainer, a yoga teacher and a nutritionist, I will help you address your roadblocks and motivate you to elevate your life!


Your Investment:

By January 1st: $360.00 + HST (2020 VIP’s enjoy your $50 discount)

After January 1st: $390.00 + HST (2020 VIP’s enjoy your $50 discount)





Active Back to School

*Written and published for Norfolk County Tourism

When it comes to learning, good health is a very important factor for success in school.

As you and your kids return to the routine this week, it is time to plan for a healthy fall for the whole family!

This month, I will address various aspects of health and hope to empower you to make some small changes into your routine to promote a healthy life for you and your family.

First, let’s focus on fitness!

I am a mom of two and I totally get that between the extra-curricular activities and helping with homework it is challenging to make fitness a priority for your family. Here are 3 tips to help you navigate active living.



As we start the month of September, I suggest that you make a plan. Planning goes a long way when you are trying to focus on wellness.  Norfolk County has loads of resources to offer you alternatives. One of the tools I love to use is Norfolk’s Recreation Guide There are so many groups and activities offered locally that you will certainly find something that suits your family. Get the list of parks, arenas and other facilities and make some plans for fun activities with your kids. Walks, hikes, skating and swimming are inexpensive activities that will make everybody smile! Write these activities in your monthly calendar to hold yourself accountable.



While I invite you to make plans for your family, I encourage you not to over schedule yourself. It is so easy to try to do it all and forget space for downtime. As your kids get started with their new routine, they will be tired and will also cherish time to lay low and cozy up with you. It’s all about balance! It’s about creating a schedule that fits your life. It’s ok to say no and it’s ok to leave some blank spaces in the calendar for family time.

Active kids will likely be more successful at school. It is time to look into Norfolk County’s many amazing programs and register. Hockey (including the first shift for first time players), skating, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, dance, martial arts and many other programs will make sure your kids get their sweat on! Search through the guide or other publications to see what peaks your child’s interest.



Research shows that there are so many health benefits from spending time out in nature.  A walk on a local trail or visit to the beach is a great de-stressor. Remember that the weather is usually wonderful in September.  Don’t call it quits on summer yet, keep going outside! The Lynn Valley Trail has awesome spots for a family hike. Long Point is also a really good spot to get some steps in. Kids will love to walk along the water’s edge. They won’t even know that they are exercising! Biking gets everybody moving, plan a little outing around Norfolk this month to stay active.


I invite you to join me this Thursday at 1pm live on the Norfolk Tourism FB page as I chat about another aspect of healthy living for families.

Amelie Chanda - Wellness Coach

Rise up- Dover Coast

Join Red Apple Rides and myself for a 6-week active living program created for the residents of Dover Coast.  May 22nd – June 25th

Over the 6 weeks, you will gradually gain strength and increase your stamina while practicing mindfulness.  A leisure style Bicycle Ride, followed by a mindfullness session in hidden spots each week, will start your day off in a way you’ve never imagined!

​I will help you stretch, work on breathing techniques and help you develop a daily gratitude practice.

Come find your zen outdoors with us!

Group Wellness Coaching

Do you feel like you never have time to look after your health?


Feeling like you are always waiting for something to happen before you take ownership of your health? (when kids are bigger, when I’m less busy at work, when summer comes….)


Maybe you’ve had some success in the past reaching your goal weight but you have not been able to be consistent with your healthy habits.




Perhaps… at the end of the day, you’re NOT SURE:

  • What EXACTLY should you be doing each day to reach your goals?

  • How to stay motivated to create your version of optimal health?

  • How to find balance in your life?

I know how you feel, I struggled for years too. Being busy building my career, raising a family and trying to be superwomen. My health took a backseat for a long time. Eventually, I realized that I am the most important person in my life and looking after my health has to be a PRIORITY.




I am passionate about helping my clients to develop healthy habits so they can feel energized and confident.

Join my small group coaching starting January 8 2018 to start the New Year with all the tools you need to feel amazing.


What is it?

A 6 week program designed to help you with your fitness, nutrition and mindset.

I designed this program for the busy women who does not have time to commit to classes and meetings outside of the home. This will be done online, in the comfort of your home!

To start, you will get a 30 minute one-on-one phone conversation with me, your coach! We will assess your current health, set goals and get to know each other.

Every week, there will be a theme (see the list below). We will start each week with a conversation in a private facebook group. You will be able to get some information, ask questions and set a goal for the week.

Two times a week, you will do a workout with me from your home! I will be live in that same private group and will walk you through a workout with many options. This will include strength, cardio and core work.

Once a week, you will also have access to a new yoga class to work on your stress level and flexibility. You will be introduced to meditation and other mindfulness tools that you will learn to integrate into your life. Mindfulness is key to managing your stress and living a balanced life.


I will hold you accountable each week for the goal that you set for yourself. You will receive reminders and check-ins.


You will have the option to schedule another 30 min call with me around the half waypoint to assess your progress and address any roadblocks you may have.

Expect some extras too! Recipes, motivation, extra little fitness challenges and more!!

I will only accept 10 people in this group. First payment is required to confirm your registration.

Financial commitment:

Pay up front: $390.00 + HST

2 payments January 1st and January 15th: $200.00 + HST each


1 or 2 payments


Week 1


Planning is key for a healthy life but it is not always easy. Get an amazing template that will make your meal planning so much easier. Learn the basics and get excited about what you are feeding yourself and your family.

Week 2


Our mindset is a VERY powerful thing…so powerful in fact that it can have a tremendous impact on our physical health. Let’s discuss tools that will allow you to become the best version of yourself

Week 3


Regular strength and cardio training is so important to reduce body fat and burn calories more efficiently. But where to start? What exercises should you do? How often and how to keep the motivation high when you hit a plateau?

Week 4


Starting your day with the right food is key to keep your metabolism in check. Learn what you should eat, get some recipes and make a commitment to feeding your body nutrients that are good for your physical and emotional health. Late night snacking an issue? Let’s talk about management strategies and better options to keep your energy high.

Week 5


Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. How do you manage your stress? Learn some techniques that will help you relax, de-stress and let go of the things you cannot control.

Week 6  


Are you often saying yes to others which in turn often means that you are saying NO to yourself? Do you trust your instincts or doubt yourself? What is your inner voice telling you? How do you manage your negative self-talk? Learn to be kind with yourself!


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Summer Adventures

Ready for some adventures this summer?
Need some time for you?
How about joining Elevation Mountain Bike Camps & Coaching and I on 3 mini adventures?
3 dates, 3 unique experiences!

Aug 3: Yoga in the Garden
Aug 10: Mountain Biking and winery stop
Aug 24: Paddleboarding and patio

$195.00 for all 3!
Cost includes equipment, instructions and local food and drink offering!

Sign up by:
Call, text or email Amelie 519-410-2430
Call, text or email Paul 519-427-3311


#GoNorfolk April event

You are invited to #GoNorfolk’s April event !!

Save the date, April 30th, 2017 at 1:30pm.

Come out with your family and friends! This is a free event

Join us and get a chance to win prizes! Get off the couch and be active around Norfolk County!!! See you there.


Time to Kick it Up a Notch!

November to me feels like the time to kick it up a notch.

The Holidays are on the horizon, the new year is right around the corner, the fall schedule now feels like a routine. With my clients and my own health journey, I have the “Ready, Set, Go!” attitude.

November has less events and celebrations, the Halloween candies have come and gone so it is a great time to make it happen.

Make what happen? Make yourself a priority and make choices that align with your health goals.
The number 1 excuse that I hear is “I don’t have time”. I get it, life is busy and everyone has a million things on their list but why does your health not make the cut? Take time to ask yourself and find out why.

Identifying goals is also necessary. Be specific! Yes, most of us want to lose weight but how much? By when? While saying that, the goal must be realistic and attainable. There are a little over 5 weeks left before Christmas. This is a good window for a short-term goal.

Weight Loss- You can do this

I also encourage you to set a plan for the Holidays as well as a longer term goal. Knowing what you are working toward can really help to stay focused through the process.

When you set your November goal, you also have to define what it is that you will do to get to that. What kind of exercise routine will you do? 10,000 steps per day? Sign up for a class? Do a home workout? A combination of many things? Write it down now!

As far as eating habits, I stand strongly against calorie counting. I tried for years, hated it and it never worked. (not long term anyway) What in your diet is causing the biggest issue? Snacking at night? No breakfast or bad options? Addicted to simple carbs? Make choices that align with your goals. You do not have to change every single thing at the same time. Decide to target the biggest culprit and go after that.

With the Holidays fast approaching, many feel an added stress. Whether it’s the shopping that you are dreading, the upcoming events or the loneliness that is creeping in, mindfulness should be part of your game plan.

Do you know that stress and anxiety alone can have a huge impact on your health especially when it comes to weight loss? You can do all the working out possible and eat healthy every day, but if you can’t manage your stress, you are setting up yourself for failure.

How can mindfulness be part of your health goals? First, schedule some time for yourself because you deserve it. Stop feeling guilty about it, the guilt has been holding you back. Make yourself a priority. It can be as simple as time for a long hot bath with no distractions. Time for a good book or anything else that you enjoy that helps you to relax. Including some small mindful moments in your life can really help too. Listen to a whole song and pay attention to the words, stare at something for a few minutes without thinking about your “to do list”, sit and notice how you are feeling.


Are you ready to make the next 5 weeks work for you or will you just get more stressed, gain weight and feel more tired? This is your choice. Make it a choice that will benefit you and your family in the months to come! I am here to help.

Events Galleries

Youth Fitness Workshop

On September 25th, I hosted along with Stacy Bennett and Melissa Young a full day fitness workshop for youth. This was a fundraising event for the Port Dover Skating Club and the idea was to provide a super healthy day for kids in our community. We combined yoga, fitness, nutrition and breathing technics into a full day of fun.

Tones of activities indoors and outdoors at the Lions park.

Fun times and no problem with going to bed that night!

Plank Challenge

Welcome to the 15 day plank challenge!
This is a free virtual event with daily activities, motivation and information. Join in starting November 1st and commit for 15 days. I guarantee that you will gain some core strength if you stick to the challenge! invite your friends and family to join in!