Susan McDonald

CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

CanFitPro Pre/Post Natal Fitness Specialist

Susan McDonald proud owner of FITMOM Ottawa

Susan McDonald proud owner of FITMOM Ottawa

I am the proud owner of FITMOM Ottawa, where I help women in their childbearing years stay fit and healthy.

My own journey into fitness began in my early 20’s, long before I had babies, but right around the time my dad died of heart disease. I worked hard to stay fit and healthy so that I could avoid the same fate as my dad. When I became pregnant with my son, I had a difficult pregnancy and learned firsthand, how difficult it is to shed pounds.

I know how hard it is to have a baby – they demand time and energy and deprive you of sleep, all of which make it that much harder to get out and exercise. It was never easy, but I made it a point to get out to my Strollercise group every week and run with other new moms. It was hard work, but we cheered each other on, helped each other out and listened when no one else would. And this is where my community of moms began. It was these moms that eventually introduced me to FITMOM.

I look forward to supporting you through your own journey of motherhood, holding your baby when you need a break, providing you with a safe place to build your community of moms and helping you become the strongest and fittest mom you can be!

Andrea Page

FITMOM Founder

FITMOM Founder Andrea Page

FITMOM Founder Andrea Page

Andrea Page founded FITMOM in April 2000, one year after her first son was born. The birth of FITMOM was the result of her own personal struggle to overcome severe postpartum depression in her first year as a mom. She found exercise to be the key to her survival and wanted to help support other new moms on their journey to health and wellness in their postpartum years.

Throughout her career, Andrea has been deemed an International expert on prenatal and postnatal fitness and was selected to collaborate on “Healthy Beginnings”, a guide published by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Of Canada, to help women achieve a healthy pregnancy. She has written hundreds of articles and, alongside other experts, developed the curriculum to train all FITMOM coaches and licensees.

Over the years Andrea has inspired and motivated thousands of women to work towards improved health with a special focus on mental, physical and spiritual health for the new mom. As the mom of three boys, Andrea understands the challenges and needs of new moms and is constantly searching for solutions to help moms build their community support.