Petra is a movement motivator with 25 years experience presenting at key fitness events around the globe and has led workshops in more than 20 countries.
She appears regularly as a fitness expert on the morning news shows including The Today Show and The CBS Early Show.
She has consulted for many companies including Reebok, Gatorade, Acacia Media, Yes Fitness Music and Health Magazine.
Named one of America’s top trainers over 40 by Spry Living, Petra has choreographed and appeared in over 40 award winning workout DVD’s. She is also the recipient of the Canadian Fitness Professionals International Instructor of the year (2000), IDEA Instructor of the Year (2001), ECA Best Female Presenter 2011, 2010, 2004 and 2003.
Petra completed a certificate program in positive psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D. and has combined the academic research from that field with her many years as a leading fitness expert with certifications from ACSM and ACE to create Moving to Happiness®.
As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the power of their own story and the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move to happiness. Whether presenting to a group of 1000 or at an intimate gathering of 10, Petra, brings heart, humor, energy and empathy to all of her presentations.