Daniel & Amanda ComeauChiropractor & Mom, Business Owners
Both born and raised on the outskirts of Miramichi, New Brunswick, we were highschool sweethearts. Amanda was an avid equestrian rider and Dan had always had an interest in weightlifting; we both had a passion for drama. In 2007, Amanda graduated from St. Thomas University with a B.A. in Psychology and in 2008, Dan graduated from the university of New Brunswick with a BSc in Biochemistry. Subsequently, Dan was accepted into the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. While Dan completed his D.C. program Amanda trained as a Cardiology Technologist. During our four years of living in Toronto we accidentally got somewhat into shape. We lost the pounds of body weight we had both put on through university, but only due to the massive amount of walking and bicycle commuting we were doing on a daily basis. While we wanted to lose weight, it was more of a happy accident than through any directed efforts.
In 2012, Dan graduated from Chiropractic College, and the two of us decided to move back east. In the Fall of 2012 we opened our first chiropractic clinic, and the next year partnered to open up a second office. Currently, The Town Chiropractor has seven clinics across New Brunswick. During this rapid growth stage of business development we stopped cooking for ourselves, and started eating out more often. We stopped walking and biking and started to drive everywhere we went. Then we had our first child. Amanda ate as though she was going to have a baby; Dan ate as though he was also having a baby, and nine months later we both had gained far more weight than the doctor recommended. Eighteen months after the birth of our son Griffin, we hit the wall. While playing with Griffin on our living room floor for a few minutes, we both were winded and tuckered out. Dan had gained over 70lbs in the last two years. Feeling that he was at serious risk of developing heart disease, he decided to reach out to his best friend since childhood, Justin Breau, a certified fitness and nutrition Coach.
Justin laid out the plan, and Dan followed it to the letter. Six months in, after Dan was seeing phenomenal results, Amanda was inspired to start her own journey. Since working with Justin, we have lost a combined total of over 90lbs! We have not only regained our health, but have gained a level of fitness neither of us had previously thought was possible. We now tire out our son, chasing him around the house and yard. Dan has gone from just keeping his head above water when dealing with the multitude of business projects on his plate to enjoying a level of productivity that is obscene.
We now enjoy gym dates as well as ice cream dates, and we have rekindled our relationship from being mundane parents to being fit, active partners. In making time to take care of ourselves as individuals we were able to take the time to reconnect as a couple and become role models to our son. We have achieved not only health and fitness, but also balance, and in doing so we have turned over a New Leaf.