Registered Holistic Nutritionist/Personal Trainer/Yoga Instructor
Experience and Credentials
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Marja grew up playing every sport imaginable, with an emphasis in soccer. Playing competitive sports created both an identity and a passion. At age 14 Marja noticed she was gaining weight,so she started going to the gym and slowly became obsessed with her body weight. This lead to disordered eating and exercising to look “skinny.” In her adolescent years she tried multiple fad diets, excessively calorie counting, and diet pills. She struggled with body image for many years, which distinctly paved the way for her career choices.
Originally, Marja wanted to become a high school gym teacher. She began working towards a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and Coaching. Throughout her studies she naturally became a personal trainer as sports and athleticism were embodied in her DNA. Marja understood nutrition had an important relationship with weight loss, athletic performance and disease prevention. From her own personal experience with digestive issues she aspired to learn how nutrition could be used for natural healing and sports performance. In search for a deeper purpose she decided to enrol in school to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. This program eventually changed Marja’s career path and her outlook on what true health encompasses.
As an athlete and trainer, Marja consistently worked on how the body physically performed but disregarded the emotional dimension of health. In 2011 when she realized this was missing, she began practicing yoga and eventually became an instructor. Although Marja enjoys all styles of yoga her favourite practice is yin. Marja truly believes that the emotional, spiritual side of health is a key component to healing.
In 2014 Marja entered her first fitness competition. She was attracted to the hard work and discipline that came along with the sport. The hours spent training and being diligent with her nutrition challenged her both physically and mentally. Marja has competed in 5 different shows such as the INBF, IDFA, NPAA, BCABBCA and FMF. She received her pro card in the IDFA –International Drug Free Association in the bikini category in November 2015.
Marja’s knowledge in nutrition, human kinetics, and yoga creates a healthy and functional way for the body & mind to THRIVE in a balanced, energized state. Her passion with health and wellness shines through with the dedication and support she provides for her clients and their individual transformations.
Capitol Hill Athletics is proud to welcome aboard Marja Chow a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor, and Personal Trainer. She is now exclusive to our studio for all of your Nutrition needs. Marja has full access to our gym as well for all of your fitness needs.
Marja Chow Nutrition and Fitness