Muse: defn; a guiding spirit, a source of inspiration

Elisabeth Magalhaes – Owner

me1My name is Elisabeth and I am the founder of Muse Fitness. I am the mother of three children ages 24, 18 and 11. My passion for fitness and dance began at a very young age. Dancing ballet since the age of 2, I learned the discipline it takes to master a skill early in life. Entering the school of the arts in grade 9, I added Jazz and Modern to my love of dance.

I developed a passion for fitness as I began my schooling at the University of Toronto, teaching fitness classes at various facilities in the GTA, and adding Personal Training to the services I offered. This love for fitness grew as I began managing the group fitness department at a facility in Mississauga and began offering classes for children as well.

I have entered and won fitness competitions, most recently, the Fitness Star competition in April of 2009; winning first in both the Muscular and Athletic Categories, Winning “Best 6 Pack Female” and placing second for Audience Favorite.

Approximately 11 years ago I began pole dancing. I have found this to be not only an amazing workout, but a way to express myself as you are able to approach this art from many different angles. It consists of all of the things I love about being a woman: sensuality, athleticism, strength and passion. I have been teaching pole for over 8 years now and love watching my students achieve things they never thought possible. Using my experience as a personal trainer, fitness instructor and pole dancer, I have also developed the Live Once programming for pole dance and pole fit, with both certification workshops accredited by Can Fit Pro I have also created two instructional pole DVDs for in home Pole Dance instruction, with three new ones on the way! They have been best sellers on many sites and have received rave reviews for content and presentation.

I am also on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Pole Fitness Association (CPFA) , a judge for the 2012 Canadian Pole Fitness Championships and host and organizer of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Canadian Pole Fitness Championship and first ever Canadian Pole Fitness convention.

Along with these achievements, I have had the honor of helping many of my wonderful clients achieve goals both personally and physically over the last number of years. I look forward to continuing to be a source of inspiration for a healthy lifestyle as well as look forward to finding inspiration in every one of my clients, as we can all learn from each other.

Now, with over 24 years of experience in the fitness industry, over 15 years in the pole fitness industry and years of dance training and a love for helping others achieve things they never thought possible, I have found my passion in this exciting industry.