You know him from Bachelorette season 12, and Bachelor in Paradise season 3: Vancouver-based personal trainer and model Daniel Maguire will be joining us at YYCfit on Sunday, May 14. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Daniel on the seminar stage, ask this Bachelorette fan favorite your burning questions, snap a selfie with him, and even potentially win a Mothers Day Brunch date!
Daniel Maguire grew up in Penticton, British Colombia. He graduated from high school in 2003, where he was an all-star athlete. He graduated from Thompson Rivers University with his Bachelors of Arts Degree, with a major in psychology. Daniel is a certified personal trainer with British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association. He has worked for gyms, and also has trained clients privately, while attending university. On his second last year of university, he studied abroad in Australia, which was the start of his overseas travels.
Sadly, in 2008, Daniel’s father was involved in a mountain biking accident, which left him quadriplegic. Following this, Daniel spent four summers tending to his father, and the family home. In 2013, Daniel was hit by a car while on his motorcycle – the accident nearly killed him. Both of these pivotal events have played a major role in influencing Daniel’s views on life and shaping him as an individual.
A huge travel buff, Daniel has traveled to every continent except Antarctica. He has backpacked India, South East Asia, South America, Central America and Africa. Daniel has also lived in Milan, Munich, Istanbul and Los Angeles.
As a personal trainer, Daniel believes in balance and consistency. He will be sharing his views on healthy and active living and sharing tips to help you reach your goals.
Emily Abbott, Canadian Crossfitter
Emily Abbott is a 27 year old Canadian Crossfitter. She currently pursues her sport full time but also engages in various side hustles like coaching Crossfit classes, working for a supplement company by the name of Blonyx and most recently has started an adventure trip company.
Emily would love to pursue an MBA but is having way too much damn fun with this Crossfit business. So perhaps in the near future.
Emily begain her Crossfit journey in 2012 after completing her University degree in English while playing basketball. She won 2 National Championships and was the captain of her team. After months of travel around the world Emily came back to Canada heavier but very happy (lots of food and drink). After encouragement from her boyfriend at the time she decided to try Crossfit. She fell in love with the idea of getting better everyday both inside and outside of the gym. She committed to training for the Crossfit Games during the summer of 2013 certain that she could be very good at fast exercising.
Her goal was actualized in 2014 qualifying for her first Games where she placed 35th. She knew she had only scratched the surface of her athletic potential. After an intense year of training in 2015 she made it back to the Crossfit Games and placed 8th. Since then she has traveled around the globe competing; diving head first into the very strange and exciting world of Crossfit. One such highlight was competing on the Crossfit Games invitational team (representing Canada) in Madrid, Spain. She then spent a week in the Canary Islands surfing, eating and training- possibly the best week of her life. She also went head to head in a live Crossfit Open announcement in San Jose with millions watching coming out victorious.
Emily qualified for the Crossfit Games again in 2016 where she finished 20th not her most stellar performance and she is committed to learning from her failures to become the best possible athlete she can be. She is determined to make a push for the top 5 at the 2017 Crossfit Games.
Emily likes to live life with intention, passion and excellence regardless of what she is pursuing. 2017 is going to be the best year yet.