Cydnie Chanel

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Posted on October 21 2020

Cydnie Chanel

Meet Cydnie Chanel - "My training style is based in athleticism, is highly intense and hardcore is nature, yet emphasizes functionality and overall corporal well-being. I draw on athletic training, body-building fundamentals, functional fitness, plant-based nutrition, and mindset training in order to support my clients’ best results. I have worked with a variety of people from various backgrounds and starting points. I also have over 15 years of experience in athletics, over 5 years worth of post secondary education, and over 4 years of experience working as a coach. My clients trust me to care for more than just their physique. It’s more than fitness–it's life-long commitment to betterment." Via (SISS) Hi Cyd, where are you from and where are you currently spending your time?  (Cyd Chanel) I am from Ottawa the capital of Canada! I am currently home-bound SHOUT-OUT to COVID! (SISS) What was one of the hardest things that you had to go through? What advice would you give

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someone going through the same struggle?  (Cyd Chanel) The hardest thing was growing up in a broken home with an absent father, I had to overcome a lot of developmental challenges, pain, emotional and traumatic events. My advice? I would say, take your inner-being very seriously, learn who you are, go to therapy and know that you are enough and good love will come to you one day. Don’t chase anything that doesn’t deeply resonate with your soul and understand your value as a person. Find love and comfort in healing and evolving as a person. (SISS) Certified Personal Trainer | Online Holistic Fitness Coach | Virtual Training | YouTube#SISS Tell us more… Who is @strongwithcyd and what are you most proud of?  (Cyd Chanel) I am a helper, a healer, an artist, a leader, an athlete, a lover and nurturer. I am many things to many people but they all make sense and are fuelled by love. I love, love and I am very passionate about inspiring others to remember or discover who they are, just I have been able to do. I love learning new things and is probably why I have three undergraduate degrees lol. I like to juggle many hats because I also have so many interests. I used to fight them and felt pressure to pick one field then one day I decided to just go for it all and land where my feet settle best. I am most proud of the achievements I have made professionally and in my personal life. Healing and overcoming the sort of trauma I have been through is a miracle. I think we should all be very proud of our triumphs that are not always visible. (SISS) Finish this sentence, I have a dream… ?  (Cyd Chanel) …That one day I’ll can sit on my porch in the middle of a hot summer day with the love of my life sipping cold mint tea and eating watermelon as I watch my babies run through the grass laughing absolutely free and joyful. (SISS) What makes you the happiest? What is fun for you?  (Cyd Chanel) Food and people! I love being around those I love especially when there is food. There has to be food!! (SISS) How do you deal with disappointment? How do you Keep Going?  (Cyd Chanel) I tell myself “it is okay

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to fail”. Those words ring loud for me because I never used to let myself fail or do ‘poorly’. I now understand that I can’t do it all and that failure is a learning tool to do better. There’s no rush, so why fret so much? Just try again, and if you hate it, stop. But I guarantee you, if you really love it, you will always keep trying or shifting to make it work. (SISS) What is your superpower?  (Cyd Chanel) My ability to love on empty. I have loved people in my life even when I hated myself and when I had nothing left. I think I come alive when I love others and remember that my life is not my own. (SISS) Finish the sentence, my life has gotten so much better since… ?  (Cyd Chanel) …Since I forgave myself, my dad, my mom, my uncle, my exes and my ex-therapist. (SISS) Can you tell us four things people might not know about you?  (Cyd Chanel) (1) I am Trinidadian, Cambodian, French, English, Thai and Chinese. (2) I have injured nearly every limb or joint in my body including cracking my head open. (3) My favourite colour to look at is purple and my favourite colour to wear is white. (4) I have never been to any countries of my ethnic origin. (SISS) Can you tell us where else can our readers follow your daily inspiration?  (Cyd Chanel) Twitter! @strongwithcyd  (SISS) What’s your favorite quote?  (Cyd Chanel) "If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it." –Toni Morrison  (SISS) At Smart is so Sexy we love to see women who are thriving in their career or business. What are you most passionate about?  (Cyd Chanel) People! (SISS) Who was the most influential person in your life and why?  (Cyd Chanel) Jesus (Yeshua) and my mama. Jesus is the best example of everything good, he saved my life. My mama always tells me what I need to hear. (SISS) Where were you five years ago? What advice would you tell your five years younger self?  (Cyd Chanel) Five years ago I was broken and becoming. My advice for my five year younger

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self is to take life as it meets you, one second, one hour, one day, one week at a time. Be great and present wherever you are present. (SISS) Can you take us through a typical day? From Waking up to going to bed, can you give us a play by play of a typical day for you?  (Cyd Chanel) I wake up, chug water, pray or sit still meditating and setting my gratitude and intentions for the day, sometimes I’ll write or dance, stretch, skincare routine, coffee and smoothie, then I get to work. I’ll hop on calls or spend the day programming or shooting content–no two days are alike. I’ll train at some point when I need a break or work steady into the evening then train. In the evening I like to eat something yummy while watching a show, then I’ll finish up some work and call my people. (SISS) What is your favorite book and/or the latest one you’ve read?  (Cyd Chanel) I’m currently reading “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey.  (SISS) What would be a good theme song for your life?  (Cyd Chanel) R-E-S-P-E-C-T  (SISS) When do you feel the sexiest?  (Cyd Chanel) I feel the sexiest, right after my period and after a killer workout.  (SISS) Can you name three people from social media that inspires you and is a great follow?  (Cyd Chanel) (1) Lyzabeth Lopez - my absolute favorite and biggest inspiration! (2) The Holistic Psychologist (3) Quimmah Russo  (SISS) What does Smart is so Sexy mean to you?  (Cyd Chanel) Smart is so Sexy means that my intelligence is my best attribute and belief in myself makes everything else I do radiant.  (SISS) Thank you Cyd, you have an amazing story and an inspirational journey. Keep Going #SISS



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  • Emmanuel: July 31, 2021

    She’s 25 as of 2021

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