Welcome to the Family – Sierra Roth
Sierra Roth joins the Kakana family from Alberta, Canada. Sierra has a master’s in Kinesiology, certified personal trainer, Canadian NextGen Para Rower, and disability advocate for youth. After a spinal cord injury from a motocross accident, she found a new passion for movement from her own challenges she was experiencing in a wheelchair. With exploration and her background in Kinesiology, she hopes to continue passing this knowledge and passion on to others so they can live a happy and healthy life.
We asked her to answer some questions so we could get to know how she ticks!
What motivates you?
I am continually motivated to be the best version of myself that I can be. Whether that is showing up to be the best instructor, showing up for myself to improve my health, or showing up to be the best I can be in my sport of rowing.
What’s your training style?
I take a holistic approach to training. I want people to know they aren’t just showing up for themselves to improve their physical health, but also their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. With this, I will always begin with a mental exercise or breathing exercise before each class and finish with some words of encouragement for showing up that day.
Favorite workout music?
I am a bit all over the page. I love to just find a new workout playlist on Spotify and explore new music.
How did you get involved with adaptive fitness?
Throughout my Kinesiology degree, I was lucky enough to be exposed to The Steadward Centre where we train people with disabilities. From there, I continued to find new opportunities with adaptive fitness and loved to give back to my community as I also rely on adaptive fitness.
What do you do for fun?
I am a NextGen Para Rower for Rowing Canada so that takes up a lot of my time but I also love to be outside biking, hiking, and swimming.
Who is your role model? Why?
I don’t have a specific role model but I look up to a lot of adaptive athletes who are killing it in life. Super motivating to see others doing really awesome things.
What’s one piece of advice for someone looking to reach fitness goals?
Be patient and take it one day at a time. Fitness should be about trying to get your health and wellness the best it can be, not about numbers.
What’s your favorite piece of exercise equipment or accessory? (ex: weights, weighted ropes, handcycle, etc)?
I love my rowing erg! It is different from anything else I use and also changes up my movement patterns from pushing a wheelchair all day.
What excites you about Kakana?
Kakana creates easy access for people to improve their health and wellness, which is super exciting.