Athlete of the Week: Aimee Sinclair



“I love sharing my journey with people that I couldn’t do one push up when I started and it’s never too late to start at any age,” says Aimee Sinclair, a local personal trainer who has made it to the second round in the 2019 Ms. Health & Fitness competition.

In her Ms. Health & Fitness profile, she writes, “When I started, I started because I had a pulmonary embolism. I almost died. I was 28lbs heavier and couldn’t do one push up. Since introducing fitness into my life it has completely transformed me. I am happier, lighter, I sleep better. I feel empowered, more confident and strong. I believe in me.”

Sinclair says being a personal trainer gives her the “best feeling” because it allows her to be part of beautiful moments as she supports others to improve their own health.

“I love hearing a client tell me they’ve been cut back on medication or been able to stop taking it by their family doctor,” says Sinclair. “Hearing a grandmother tell me she can walk up a flight of stairs with her grandson and not run out of breath. Just last week I received a text saying ‘thank you Aimee…I feel happy’. I feel blessed and so grateful.”

Sinclair has been a personal trainer for the past seven years. She continually increases her knowledge and expertise in her field so she is able to educate as many people as possible in health, exercise and nutrition, and says that there is no cookie-cutter approach to health. “It’s finding what works for you,” she says. To help spread the message as well as highlight what health-related services are available in Huntsville, she has been conducting Instagram Live interviews and posting YouTube videos with local health and wellness professionals, including personal trainers, RMTs, and workplace wellness coaches.”

For the last three years, Sinclair has also been a bikini competitor, working with her show coach, Ashley Bird. At UFE (Ultimate Fitness Event) competitions in London, Ontario, she placed third in 2016 and second in 2017. “I’m very excited to see what will happen in the next show I decide to do,” she says. Sinclair would like to achieve her Pro Card status as a bikini competitor in the future.

Aimee Sinclair at the 2017 UFE Competition (above left, photo by Chris V Linton) and in training (above right, photo by Dave Burgess).

Recently, Sinclair was nominated by a friend to enter the Ms. Health & Fitness 2019 Competition, an international online competition with the winners of each stage decided via public voting. The overall winner will receive $20,000 and be featured in Muscle and Fitness Hers magazine. “I was so flattered that she felt I was someone she could see being a part of this,” says Sinclair. “I am honoured that I am now competing and overjoyed and stand daily with a grateful heart for all the support within the community by so many I have received.”

Sinclair is a single mom and a small town woman who never thought seven years ago that she would be in such a great position. “I am overjoyed and so very grateful,” she says. “I couldn’t have gotten where I am without the support of my two daughters, my partner, my family and friends and so many others that have supported me.”

To vote for Aimee Sinclair, visit She has made it through to round two and is currently fifth in her group with four days of voting left in this round. To be declared overall winner, Sinclair would need to make it through all five rounds plus a semi-final and final round to come out on top. Public voting continues until August 21, 2019.

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  1. Bonnie Huizinga on

    Amazing journey, and now to touch the lives of of so many others and make a truly positive change in their lives. Very inspiring.

    • Frank Huizinga on

      Aimee. You are the very definition of determination, courage and hope. Incredible that you were able to turn such devastating circumstances into a journey of hope for all to participate in.

      • Aimee Sinclair on

        I love you dad!! Thank YOU! I couldn’t do it without you and moms support! You both mean so much to me ❤️

    • Aimee Sinclair on

      Love you mamabear!!! You and dad set an example to us girls about determination and commitment! Always follow our dreams. Thank you for always being there for me and for inspiring me to never give up! Thank you for always believing in me. I love you both so much! ❤️ Xo

  2. Debbie Lawrence on

    Aimee it has really been a tough journey for you. Your marriage breakdown, your catastrophic car crash injuries, and having to raise two beautiful daughters on your own. You are the most dedicated, determined and hard working young woman I have the pleasure knowing. You are a great inspiration to so many others. Best wishes for you always honey because you deserve it.

    • Karen Blair on

      You’re very good at what you do!! You inspire others and you are a shining example to all women out there struggling… you’re proof that if you want it and you work for it, you will achieve it. I cherish our friendship 🙂

      • Aimee Sinclair on

        Aweh Karen!! You are the sweetest! I am grateful for our many years of friendship and that I have the opportunity to inspire others towards their personal goals!!! I am grateful to know you and to be able to call you my friend!!! You inspire me also everyday ❤️🥰

    • Aimee Sinclair on

      Thank you so much Aunt Deb! I just got teared up reading that! Thank you for your kind words and your support you’ve always given me. I love you very much and thank you for always believing in me! ❤️

  3. Betty Fulton on

    AIMEE CONGRATULATIONS! I always knew you were special, but obviously had no idea of just how special! I knew you when you worked at the Royal Bank, and last I heard of you was shortly after your car accident.. What fantastic progress you have made since then. We moved back to St. Catharines 3-1/2 years ago, Ches died the same year, and I am very happy living in a wonderful retirement residence , 87 years young, well taken care of. I am ever grateful to Elizabeth Rice and friends for Doppler, it allows me to keep rack of fine people like you. All the best, you deserve it! Blessings on your future endeavors.

    • Aimee Sinclair on

      Hello Betty! I’m so sorry to hear about Ches!!! He was a remarkable man! I miss you! It’s been a long time! I am happy to hear you are enjoying St.Catharines and that you’re happy at your retirement home 😊🙏🏼 Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I always remember you waiting in line for me and I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet you both and so many other amazing people! You are a wonderful wonderful woman and I am sending big hugs . Aimee Sinclair

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