Who am I?
Isabel Lahela is a multi strength sport athlete and personal trainer, aiming to promote positive body image, self love, and confidence through strength training. Over the course of her life, Isabel dealt with common disordered eating patterns and body shaming. Being a dancer did not help, as body form is a central and negative part of the dance culture. After years of this negativity and without being able to address the issues properly due to the taboo nature of eating disorders and body shaming, Isabel decided it was time for a change. She found a way to channel her energy in a positive way to improve her self-image, self esteem and view on life through strength training, CrossFit, Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting. Now, Isabel has become a symbol of healthy living, self-improvement and self-empowerment. While not a natural-born athlete, Isabel works hard and stays consistent with her training and lifestyle and aims to show others that fitness is truly a way of life and a total body and mind self remedy for anyone and everyone. She is currently a Canadian National Powerlifting Record Holder as well as Canadian National Olympic Weightlifter.