Facility Manager/Personal Trainer
Malorie Wilcox currently resides in Azilda, ON and is a member of Wahnapitae First Nation. She obtained her Ontario Secondary School Diploma from Chelmsford Valley District Composite School in 2004. Following Grade 12, Malorie decided to take a year off school to decide what she wanted to pursue in post-secondary and came to realize that she wanted to pursue fitness/wellness. The following September she started the Physical Fitness and Leisure Management program at Cambrian College and in April 2009, Malorie obtained her diploma in this field.
Malorie is currently employed with Simply the Best Slimming Inc. in Sudbury, ON. Her current title is Facility Manager/Personal Trainer. This position allows her to help a broad spectrum of clients achieve better health, wellness, slimming, weightloss and pain relief. She finds it a rewarding career and noted there is the potential for a lot of growth. Previously she worked in gyms as a trainer but felt there was more to fitness and health. She felt that there was a need of a more inclusive approach to helping those heal and by helping those with pain to find relief.
In February 2010, Gezhtoojig provided funding for Malorie for a wage subsidy when she obtained employment at Simply the Best Slimming Inc. The Targeted Wage Subsidy is a program which encourages employers to hire employees and provides a wage subsidy for on the job training that leads to sustainable employment.
If you are looking at getting into this field then Malorie recommends post secondary education and training as the fundamental aspect that would set you apart from others in the field. However, she states that "practical application and experience is what makes you good at what you do and both are absolutely and positively necessary. Trying to figure out what you are good at and which direction you want to take your career is a daunting task. Sometimes you have to create your own dream job or profession. Your path may not always be clear but every obstacle does help one to get where they are ultimately going".