Justin BreauCertified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach
I was born and raised in Miramichi, New Brunswick Canada. I am a Quality Consultant in the Oil and Gas Industry around Alberta, where I currently reside. I moved here in 2005 at the age of 18 to start a career in the Oil industry as a pipefitter, then quickly moved into Inspection then started my own company; JLB Inspection Services ltd., providing Quality Assurance representation for Owner/Users and other Construction Companies.
As a kid, I always enjoyed weight lifting and fitness. Working out with my Brother and my Father growing up, we had a simple weight bench, straight bar and some free weights. My father was big into weightlifting and boxing growing up, so he showed me the ropes and from there I learned my passion for fitness. I was always a small kid and could never seem to gain much muscle mass or weight for that matter, until I learned the importance of nutrition in the body. Around 2007 I developed a desire to be better than I was the day before. I began reading blogs, magazines, talking to other body builders around the gym about their diet plans and routines. I managed to maintain a decently fit lifestyle with and a pretty decent physique just from that experience alone.
But it wasn't until I decided to hire a national level body building coach who took me under his wing as an aspiring Men's Physique Competitor for Muscle Beach Fall Classic in 2014. It was then I realized how much more there was to learn! I learned macros, portion control, workouts, rest periods, vitamins, supplements, posing etc., the game. I followed every direction given to me to the tee and managed to take home 1st Place in my class for Men's Physique Tall. I went on to take top 5 at ABBA Provincials the following spring, then onto the 2015 CBBF National Physique and Bikini competition just 6 weeks later. Proudly accepting an 8th place ranking.
Over the past year I have been coaching others with the same passion, helping many with weight loss, muscle development and over all healthy lifestyle choices. From then till now I've learned what works for my body as well as what it takes to help others achieve their goal. My biggest satisfaction of it all, besides helping others, are all the amazing supportive people I’ve met along the way. From there I knew this was the right path for me and I enrolled and successfully completed my Nutrition Coaching certification. Since then I have been taking on more and more clients each month of all shapes, sizes and lifestyles. I aim to continue sharing what I've learned with many other determined men and women with their own set goals.
Together with my wife Kirstin who’s been a part of my journey since we’ve met, we have successfully taken on over 50 clients; men and women, seeking healthy lifestyles, nutrition and fitness coaching just in the past year! Together we have completed some amazing transformations in fat loss and muscle development using different coaching methods such as; structured dieting, flexible dieting, carb cycling or back loading, as well a plant based dieters! I've learned that there is more than one way to reach and end goal, (even if it’s not the path I would normally take) and how to apply to each individual.
That's why we decided to start New Leaf Fitness & Nutrition ltd. Not only to help men and women around the world achieve their fitness and nutrition goals, but to work together as a team with you to help you separate from the branches of old habits and better your lifestyle.