Fitness Leader of the Month: Noha Atieh
The Spa Lady fitness leader for the month of February is group fitness instructor and personal trainer, Noha Atieh. She was also named the 2011 Spa Lady Instructor of the Year.
"Noha won the Instructor of the year title for her dedication to the Spa Lady team and program," said Simone Hodgkinson, Spa Lady’s Director of Group Fitness. "The studio is packed for each of her seven classes, and members are giving us constant positive feedback.
"She attends every workshop offered to increase her knowledge base, and even went as far as turning down a trip to visit family in Toronto because it was the same time as our Iron Reps work shop."
Noha doesn’t take all the credit, the true team player thanks the Spa Lady staff of 60 group fitness instructors in Calgary.
"I work with such an amazing team of instructors; I was pretty shocked but very grateful," said Noha when asked how she felt after receiving the award. "I am blessed and proud of myself. If you had asked me three years ago what my vision was for myself this wasn’t even close but I am so happy I chose this path."
Noha began her Spa Lady journey as a member and personal training client. She then attended the apprenticeship program Spa Lady offers and became an AFLCA certified group fitness instructor.
"As a Spa Lady member, I loved how everybody was like family," said the mother of three. "After doing my apprenticeship with Robin O’Grady (who, by the way, put all her faith in me and motivated me in to this pathway) I was grateful to get hired right away.
"Working for Spa Lady has been and amazing journey. Simone and Robin are an inspiration, and the knowledge and education they provide is amazing."
Most recently, Noha has completed her CanFitPro Certification to become a member of the personal training department.
"After teaching classes for about two years I thought why not expand on doing what I love? So I went into personal training. I love seeing my clients change both physically and mindfully. Knowing that I am apart of a life that is moving toward positivity is an honor."
Why does Noha love being a Spa Lady? Simple. "On this team everyone is there for each other and work is FUN!!!"