My name is Marianne Kane and I believe that every person has intrinsic value. I also believe that accepting our own value in the world enables us to find meaning and purpose in life, and the things we choose to do reflect that inner truth: relationships, work, hobbies, pets, travel and other expressions of self.
Unfortunately, many of us struggle to see our value and can often have conflicting beliefs about ourselves that can cause a sense of dis-ease, shame, and discontentment which can then become like a maze with no real exit. It can be really difficult at times to see where we should go next.
The mission of Myomy Coaching is to help you transform your perception of yourself by discovering and embracing your worth so it becomes your foundation, your root-cause for everything else. It is not something that is lacking; it is something that is hidden and waiting to be drawn out.
I am but a facilitator, a coach to help you transition to the next level in your life, your work, your fitness, or your faith.
Now, maybe you’d like to know wee bit more about me?
I’m a Northern Irish home bird who somehow ended up travelling the world.
Originally, I created myomytv to share my fitness journey and workouts with the world, but it kinda evolved into me sharing my fitness-for-life journey as I transitioned through many life changes and challenges.
You might want to know a little more about my background, so let’s begin with my professional journey:
In terms of academic achievement, I received a First Class Honours BSc in Nursing and I am now a Registered Nurse. For 7 years I worked in Cardiac Surgery and I recently decided to resign from my post to pursue my passion for blogging, coaching, and seeing what life looks like when you take a few risks and step out of your comfort zone.
When I started myomytv (myo-mytv.com back then) I was pretty new to training and I just seemed to take to it. Of course at first I thought I knew more than I did, but the longer I did it, the more humbled I became by how much I had to learn! But I was good at it and my blog has allowed me to connect with people in a way I never thought possible. Over time I naturally gravitated toward Personal Training (with other Certificates in Extreme Kettlebell Training and Olympic Weight-Lifting). I have been lucky enough to learn from some of the most renowned Trainers in the world, including the talented Kettlebell Master Steve Cotter (IKFF). Back in 2011, I was an original Co-Founder of the Female Fitness Authority, Girls Gone Strong and, also in 2011, I had the honour of seeing my work listed as one of the Top 10 Workout Videos on YouTube by SHAPE. And in 2013 I co-founded the awesome membership site Get Glutes where myself, Bret Contreras and Kellie Davis helped hundreds of women get strong and beautiful curves in all the right places, while gaining confidence in what they could do.
Early in 2014, after my wedding to Dr Jonathan Fass, I went all out and invested my energy into myomytv full-time. Life, however, had a detour in mind for me as I moved to Saudi Arabia to be with my husband during 5th and final year there. It was during that year that things began to change for me. I became very ill, racked with physical pain and a deep depression, and was unable to fulfil the dreams I had for my blog and online personal training.
In early 2015, there was a great improvement in my health and we moved to New Jersey, USA. While it has taken us a long time to adjust to life in the USA, we are now settled and happy here with our 4 wonderful Fur-Rescues from Saudi. Our beautiful but emotionally challenged Canaan dog, Sandy, and our 3 amazing cats: Dusty, Mud and Sunny.
Now that that the haze of the last 2+ years has lifted, I have realised that fitness coaching isn’t where I want to stop. I have much more to offer people because of the many challenges I have personally overcome. We all need a little help to move through changes, or times of uncertainty. We all need help getting unstuck or even onto the best track for us to flourish in life.
It’s only now I realise why I do this: Over the years I stayed fit because I thought that in itself would add value to me and bring me happiness, approval, and significance. But after my body “let me down” and my faith suffered, my sense of purpose began to dissolve as I saw my dream fading away. It was during that time I felt the most lost, the most lonely, and the biggest failure. I couldn’t see any options and I needed help to find a new dream for my life.
I feel somewhat differently now: Fitness is not my purpose, it’s about being fit *for* purpose. Knowing that your value is there no matter what, and you can use your gifts to enrich the world. Taking care of your body helps facilitate that.
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