When I connect with Lexi Read she is in the midst of juggling children. Not literally – the kids are her own. The mother of a six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son is also a personal training with an Aquafit focus.
Read says she clicked ‘yes’ and signed up without thinking.
“I said what the hell and loaded a picture, then I asked myself ‘what have a just done?”
The Fort Nelson resident grew up in Mile Zero, further north up the Alaska Highway less than a decade ago.
“Things like this help women get out of their comfort zones, and let us know that sometimes our minds are cages that are preventing us from exposing ourselves to new things.”
Her Aquafit work in Fort Nelson also acts as a stop-gap for the town.
“This community has really help foster a career in fitness,” she says.
“Helping people who have mobility issues or who are paralyzed move in the pool is meaningful when there are little physio appointments in town,” she says.
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