Isabel Lahela

One of Canada's strongest, Isabel is a national powerlifting record holder, and a former national Olympic weightlifter. Based in Toronto, she strives to generate positive change her followers and clients through her SlimThickWorkout plans. She is loved for her bubbly personality and mind-over-matter attitude, livening up people's social media feeds and bringing a daily dose of inspiration.

Over the course of her life, Isabel dealt with common disordered eating patterns and body shaming. Being a dancer did not help, as body form is a central and negative part of the dance culture. After years of this negativity and without being able to address the issues properly due to the taboo nature of eating disorders and body shaming, Isabel decided it was time for a change. She found a way to channel her energy in a positive way to improve her self-image, self esteem and view on life through strength training, CrossFit, Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting. Now, Isabel has become a symbol of healthy living, self-improvement and self-empowerment.