My name is Terina Terrill.
My husband, Shaun, daughters, Teah & Bree, and son Cade all moved to the USA in 2011. It was not an easy transition moving to a new country, but we managed to learn new things, and develop new strategies and habits over time. Currently, we happily reside in Selah, WA.
I have always been of the mindset that being healthy is ESSENTIAL, but didn’t initiate a lot of conversation about the subject unless people asked me for information. I felt that if I brought up the subject, that it would seem like I was pushing my values and beliefs onto others, even though those values and beliefs stemmed from something so positive.
It wasn’t until this past summer when my whole mindset changed forever. Due to an unhealthy lifestyle and poor nutrition habits her quality of life slowly depleted. It is still so hard to believe, but at 68 years young, on July 10, 2020, my mom passed away. Doctors and even specialists could not diagnose her cause of death. She did not live a healthy lifestyle or exercise on a regular basis throughout her life, which put her at higher risk of disease and health problems. As her daughter, I believe I could have helped make a difference by encouraging her to take up a healthier lifestyle that incorporated some daily movement and more nutritious foods.
I do not like to live in regret of choices in my life, because they have made me who I am today, but If I could change things, I would have taken more time to openly share and encourage my mom to live a healthier, higher quality of life, so she may have lived a longer life.
Since her passing, I have committed to opening up to others more about health and wellness, because I feel confident that I can make a difference in people's lives. I value my knowledge and expertise in fitness and nutrition even more than ever before.
Fitness became a passion for me early on in life. At age 16, I was already completely obsessed with fitness and nutrition. I started attending group fitness classes and before long started volunteering as an instructor. I know right, scary; because I didn’t have the knowledge I needed to keep people safe, or have the expertise I needed to create a balanced workout routine. I laughed and cringed all at the same time because it was what we did in fitness back then, and I was having fun! It was scary, but the start of my amazing life long journey in health and fitness.
My curiosity and all the volunteering I was doing pushed me to further my knowledge and I began taking certification courses. It was 1994 when I finally signed up for a Fitness Knowledge Certification Course. I soon became a group fitness instructor, and from that day forward, began taking every fitness certification possible. I even became a certified fitness personal trainer. One year ago, I became a certified indoor spin instructor. I have yet to stop! In Jan 2021, I completed my Pn1 nutrition coaching certification.
My love of fitness also led me to strive even farther. I wanted that next level in fitness. I began walking the path as a figure and bikini competitor. It was a rewarding experience and I fulfilled more personal desires and goals. As rewarding as that was, I discovered that it was not a place in health and fitness that I wanted to stay. I discovered that I just wanted to be a healthy, active human being and enjoy a variety of foods and beverages from all different food groups. I wanted my social lifestyle back too. I love that I had the opportunity to explore that culture and feel I have enough expertise in the area of competition to help you reach those goals, should you have the desire to take fitness to a competitive level.