SCL FITNESS specializes in long-term health & wellness.
Though there's nothing wrong with short-term goals such as getting fit for a wedding, preparing for a 5 km or 10 km race, adding some lean muscle, and so on, staying healthy over the long-term should be the ultimate goal.
The aim is to help each client reach their short-term goals while instilling the importance of shaping long-term goals.
Teaching clients how to build and sustain a healthy body alongside a strong mind for the rest of their life will be an overarching focus amidst any short-term achievements.
The SCL FITNESS motto is "Get Fit, Stay Fit, Enjoy Life!". This means getting fit (short-term), and staying fit (long-term), so you can truly enjoy life and those you love with an optimal body and mind.
My name is Stephen C. Langhjelm. I'm a certified personal trainer, health and wellness advocate, and fitness enthusiast. I aspire to inspire those around me to reach their goals in life, whether it's fitness or otherwise. I'm a natural athlete, motivator, and communicator who carries a creative and passionate drive for life. Those who know me would describe me as inspirational, highly self-motivated, and youthful. When you're around me it won't be long before you feel inspired to pursue the things you love and enjoy life.
I was born in North Vancouver, which is where I reside today. I developed a passion for running at the early age of 8 1/2 months (true story) and I've been hard to chase ever since. My first athletic passion was ice hockey and I began playing competitively at the age of 10 and continued through high school. Excelling in other sports I started on my high school's basketball team and competed in track and field (400m & 800m). After high school I was drawn to the world of endurance sports and began training for triathlons. Today I still possess the same athletic passions and enjoy the occasional running race, several Grouse Grinds a year, mixing it up in the gym, and outdoor workouts.
I also have over 15 years of experience working front-line in the health care field with various clients across the entire age spectrum. I worked as a resident care attendant with the elderly in various care homes, supported individuals with a variety of disabilities and disorders in community settings, and presently work with at-risk youth in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Please view my Linkedin profile for more details regarding my work history.
The path I've chosen has opened my eyes to the world of those battling mental health, emotional health, drug/alcohol addiction, acquired brain injuries, physical limitations, and other various issues. The combination of my work history, natural ability to interact and connect with others, and my passion for health & fitness sets me apart as a personal trainer. It has shaped me to become confident with any situation or challenge that I face. In turn, the calm, cool, and collected approach I possess is adopted by to those I work with.
Besides athletics I enjoy time spent with family, friends, writing, reading, creative projects, and the odd game of chess.
Thank you for taking the time to read the above. I'm looking forward to working with you! In the meantime . . .
GET FIT, STAY FIT, & ENJOY LIFE!