Jacqui FilgateMOM / FORMER BIKINI COMPETITOR, New Leaf Ambassador
My name is Jacqui Filgate, I was born in Ottawa and raised in Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. I’ve been in the fitness Industry for about 6 years working out and competing in figure and bikini competitions before I found out I was expecting my first child. Everything changed, I was so excited, and on February 25th 2017 my beautiful baby boy Kaiden was brought into this world. After starting back into the gym and dieting the way I was used to to lose the extra baby weight I gained, I struggled with what foods I could eat. Thinking to myself “How do I lose the right weight while still be able to breastfeed my son healthily”. In search of the right answers I reached out to Kirstin of New Leaf Fitness and started asking questions about a program that was right for me while breastfeeding. I was so glad Kirstin was so knowledgeable, because I had a million questions. It was so different than I was used to; such as going from show prep dieting, to real life weight loss while breastfeeding. With New Leaf’s help I learned what my body needed to keep my breast milk healthy for my son to grow, at the same time allowing me to lose the additional baby weight and tone up. After receiving my program I went right to work. Immediately I had more energy, I was sleeping better, more focused, and I was leaning out with still being able to put muscle back on.
New Leaf has also changed the way I look at food, now knowing I can still have everything I love and look amazing with their guidance and flexible plans designed for my lifestyle.
I couldn’t be more grateful to have Kirstin and Justin in my life to help me reach my goals and to be apart of this wonderful growing team to inspire other mothers out there. Now it’s time to get to work, be a role model for my boy, and get back on that stage in 2018!