My name is Sue McHardy and I have been a Fitness Instructor for over 25 years and a Personal Trainer for over 13 years. I am extremely passionate about my work and very results oriented with my clients. My certifications include:
After years in the industry, I got tired of watching people over-work themselves in the gym (often inefficiently), and not get the results they desire. So after much self-study in food, I went back to school in 2013 to become an RHN. My mandate at “Ignite Fitness and Nutrition for Women” is to help you be your very best self on the inside and out!
I believe we all need to strive for life balance. For optimal health, we need to balance lifestyle, manage stress, properly nourish the body and MOVE the body every day!
“You can’t out train a bad diet”! Nutrition and fitness go hand in hand for personal success- 80% of your results are dependent on what goes in your mouth, 10% of your success is dependent on your work in the gym, and 10% is genetic.
Ignite Fitness offers group weight loss programs, one on one nutritional consultations (for health or weight loss), small group fitness classes and private/semi-private training in a comfortable and intimate setting, so you can meet your fitness and health goals all in one convenient location!
NEW! Online and nutritional counselling via skype is now available for clients at a distance.
Author, Fitness Model, Columnist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
“I have spent the last decade and a half, training with various coaches, to achieve a lean and tight physique. At times I have been in body building mode and at other times, I have been in fitness model and bikini competitor mode. At this point in my life, it is far more important to build a powerful and strong body from deep within.
I asked Sue to work with me to achieve a physique that would take me long into my years, functioning as it should. We also had a goal to prepare me for 6 cover shoots and a TV appearance with PBS. These were highly specific goals. Any images that would result from these, would last a lifetime. I wanted to represent myself and the legions of women who follow me, in an authentic and achievable way.
This is what Sue has accomplished for me. Through her demanding workouts, harnessing the power of core work, circuits, Tabatas and more, we were able to create that long, lean, powerful look I was aiming for. Sue doesn’t waste time getting to the point of working hard. If you waiver for one moment in your concentration, intensity of workout or core engagement, she is there to remind you to “squeeze tighter, push harder and finish strong.” For the first time in my life I have power from my core. This is a deep strength that promotes confidence, proper balance and flexibility. I am so very happy with what we have accomplished.
Thank you Sue, for your fierceness in the gym and for pushing me. You are not only a coach but a friend. I am deeply grateful.”
"Hi Sue, wanted to write you to let you know that the 2017 New Years Cleanse has literally changed my life. I had been feeling ill for the last 6 months. Symptoms included joint and muscle pain, exhaustion, insomnia and bloating. I've been gluten free for 5 years due to an allergy and felt I had addressed all my health concerns by not eating gluten....but was eating everything else! After seeing a naturopath and medical doctors, who treated me for everything from peri menopause to rheumatoid arthritis I decided to try your cleanse. Within 2 days my joint pain was gone and by day 3 my muscle pain and swelling had subsided tremendously. I can stay up past 9:30pm and wake up refreshed. I can't thank you enough for your guidance throughout the cleanse and the days and weeks following."
"Hitting middle age also meant I hit a wall in terms of keeping fit and keeping the pounds off. I was gaining weight like a run-away freight train! I began attending fitness classes with Sue McHardy's Ignite Fitness which helped to increase my health, endurance and physical strength. Sue introduced me to her WOW weight loss classes and all I can say is – WOW! I have steadily lost a healthy one to two pounds per week without feeling hungry. What's more? I finally learned how to eat appropriately with portions and contents. I feel incredible and so can you!"
Sue came into my life at such a delicate time, coincidentally highly referred by another wonderful woman. I was experiencing an exhaustive complicated juncture in my professional career. With consistent sweat sessions 3-4x weekly I found focus, clarity, and much needed support – not only from Sue’s encouraging “Whoots” during class but from the other like-minded women that attended the Ignite Program. The non-judgmental fun and upbeat environment was exactly what I craved to start the transformational change that I have experienced over the last 6 months. Sue helped me find both physical and emotional strength, I look better, feel great and have shed a few pounds of fat in exchange for muscle in the process. I’ve emerged from this journey far better and much stronger with exercise and nutrition skills I can use for the rest of my life .. in multiple areas of my life with my family. We are all people driven by passion, the ability to take the skills we have learned to serve others is the truest, healthiest and happiest you..don’t dream it, just be it! Sue, the good you do exceeds far beyond the walls of the gym..thank you for your part in healing me.
"I always end the year with hopes of fitting exercise into my crazy schedule, in order to tone this aging body and feel stronger for the upcoming year. Thanks to you this year I feel stronger and more toned than I have in a long time. I know I speak on behalf of all the ladies when I say that you are such a positive influence in our lives and we are very fortunate to reap the benefits of your class, health tips and positive energy. I never considered myself to be a morning person, but I think I was starting them off all wrong. "