MORE ABOUT THE FOUNDER - Susan Jackson

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A dual citizen of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, Susan brought her love for her Caribbean culture and music with her when she migrated to Canada in 2008. For many years she often struggled with finding the right outlet to support her mental wellness. Along her personal journey, she discovered a passion for fitness and realized how much movement was a powerful outlet for her.

When Susan couldn’t find a fitness brand where she felt truly accepted, she created her own! The birth of ISLAND SWEAT FITNESS on October 10th, 2020 (World Mental Health Day).

As Mental Health Advocate, Susan uses the voice and community given to her through her own fitness journey, to help empower others to use movement as a means of self-care, empowerment, and as a celebration of life.  

 

Susan’s fitness certifications include:

  • CanfitPro Certified Personal Trainer

  • Schwinn Certified Spin instructor

  • Zumba Instructor (non-practicing)

  • Functional Movement Training (FMT) Mobility Specialist

 
 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Volunteers at Food Bank
Helping Hands

Community Outreach is a major pillar of ISLAND SWEAT FITNESS. As a humanitarian and one who truly believe in a life of gratitude it is important that I use my voice and platform to support my community. Through collaboration with other small businesses and fitness brands, ISLAND SWEAT FITNESS  does Charity Workouts to promote awareness and fundraise for important causes.

March 2021 - Bubblin' Between Burpees for Charity (click read more)

In collaboration with The Hitching Post Craft Co. and GET MAD Steps, we collectively raised $1500 for the  Ernestines Women and Children Shelter (Toronto, Canada) #StandingUpForWomen 

May 2021 - Sweatin' For St Vincent (click read more)

In collaboration with Aleshia Ali  (IG @leeshletics), we collectively raised $1561  to support the relief efforts towards those impacted by the La Soufrière Volcanic Eruptions in St Vincent. Our final donation to the NEMO shelters included 800+ children diapers, 350+ adult diapers, 300+ soap bars, 150+ deodorants, 100+ jumbo toothpastes, 100+ dental floss, 9 jumbo bottles of bleach and 2000 masks. #SVGStrong #StVincentStrong

MORE TO COME ...

#Community #Charity #PayItForward

 

ISF MIXES (SOUND CLOUD)

Dec 2020 -Soca & Dancehall

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Apr 2021 - All Soca

 

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