About Coach Natalie
Natalie started her journey through sport and fitness training at the age of 14 in track and field and kick-boxing. A couple years later she began her competitive combat career and quickly discovered her passion for athletic achievement and the science of movement. Through years of learning, she discovered her love of working with others and guiding them to find success and overall happiness through movement and fitness. This led to her seeking post-secondary education at George Brown College in their renowned intensive, hands-on Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program.
During this time and over the many following years, Natalie gained extensive hands-on experience working with high performance athletes at York University and teaching fundamental Muay Thai classes at her Muay Thai School. Throughout her 12yr amateur and professional career in Muay Thai and more recent 5yr competitive career in Boxing, Natalie has gained invaluable experience training as an athlete, competing internationally and teaching others in the art. Furthermore her transition to the Sweet Science of Boxing has enriched her comprehensive knowledge of the art of striking and refined her skills as an effective developmental coach.
Natalie has spent almost two decades in sport and recreation, training a diversity of clients, teaching a wide range of fitness classes, developing recreation and fitness programs, guiding other trainers and coaching competitive fighters. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience that has transformed her into the unique, transformative and exceptional coach she is today.
Natalie believes that life is all about amazing experiences, the most defining ones involving challenge, struggle and a test of will, resulting in adversity, growth and achievement. These experiences, however, include finding laughter and enjoyment in each of these moments and spending them with wonderful people – the essence of what really fulfils a person through their own personal journey.
“It is my honour to present Train with Nat, my vision and sincere efforts to create a lasting impact on our community and members that I am fortunate to work with. By creating a supportive community and an inspiring, welcoming environment, I am committed to providing an exceptional experience that will support each person through challenges that will enrich how they feel each and every day.”
~ Natalie Yip
George Brown Fitness and Lifestyle Management,
Personal Training Certificate
Ontario Fitness Council, Group Fitness Instructor
CSEP Certified Personal Trainer
Can-Fit-Pro Personal Trainer Specialist
WaterArt® Group Fitness Instructor
Kettlebell Certification Level 1
Reebok Cycle Certification
NCCP Multi-Sport Level 1 Theory
NCCP Weight-Lifting Level 1 Technical
NCCP Boxing Apprentice Coach Technical
High Five®: Sport Coach & Principles of Healthy Child Development
Rock Steady Boxing Coach