Meet the BUFFnation family!
We're here to educate, motivate and inspire you to become the best version of YOU.
Leslie Gordon Christie is the creator of The Buff Mom, BUFFnation and Delish by Design programs, designed to help women unlock their infinite potential and live their best lives possible.
Leslie has more than two decades of experience in the health and wellness industry. She has worked alongside some of the best in the personal development industry, including Bob Proctor from The Secret and motivational speaker Paul Martinelli.
As a Mindset and Weight Release Coach, what sets Leslie apart, is her ability to help her clients create a vision, break through negative beliefs, and replace them with positive thoughts and habits that will lead them to a healthy lifestyle.
Leslie is also a Culinary Nutrition Specialist, and Certified Personal Trainer.
Leslie's unique connection to her clients stems from her own experience with body image. As an adolescent, she struggled with weight issues and low self-esteem. It wasn't until she picked up a fitness magazine while standing in line at the grocery store, that her life changed. Leslie started to work out the very next day, and soon discovered the power of exercise, mindset, and healthy eating on both self-confidence and self-esteem.
Prior to building her own business, Leslie was an anchor and reporter for Canada’s largest private network, CTV. Aside from her television work, she was also the associate editor of Oxygen magazine and a freelance health journalist for a variety of Canadian publications.
Originally from Providence, Rhode Island, Leslie grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and has her communications degree from Carleton University. Leslie studied journalism and fitness leadership at Humber College in Toronto.
Leslie lives in Cambridge, Ontario, with her husband Kyle and two sons, Carter and Allister, and Labradoodle Ace.
Laura Williams started BUFFnation in 2011 after having 3 beautiful boys. Since then, she has lost 25 inches and is more fit + smaller than she was prior to having kids!
Growing up on a farm with 6 siblings, sports were not a priority.
"I was never very good at sports. I tried some after meeting my husband when I was 15. Some squash, golf, and a little yoga but it's this program that really let me experience and grow a part of me I was not aware I had."
Laura is now a certified fitness instructor, sharing the BUFFnation program with other women to motivate them to achieve what may seem impossible. She also assists with the healthy lifestyle and cooking program, Delish by Design.
With a family history of diabetes and cancer, Laura feels it's important to live a lifestyle with exercise and a well-balanced diet.
Laura Williams is a dental hygienist and lives in St. George with her husband Matt and their 3 boys: Ryan, Nathan & Morgan.
Courtney Butler joined BUFFnation in 2011, where she started as a participant.
She instantly fell in love with training through the program which kick-started her career in 2013 as a Canfitpro Certified Fitness Trainer. By 2014, Courtney started instructing classes at BUFFnation.
BUFFnation has grown into something special for Courtney through the love of how it brings community together.
“I appreciate the strength I have built over the last 10 years. Fitness has become a lifestyle, a stress reliever, and it saved my sanity. I am forever grateful for this program - the women who sweat and work hard right alongside me.”
Courtney is almost 45 years young now and lives in Cambridge, Ont., with her 3 amazing kids. Together with her supportive husband, their family enjoys their two dogs and a crazy cat.
Natalie Fisk joined the BUFFnation program in 2015, after trying one class that was recommended to her. In search of something new to shake up her usual routine, Natalie found something special in the BUFFnation community. The support and fabulous workouts assured the program was the right fit for her.
Leading an active lifestyle, Natalie knows first-hand the impact our behaviours have on our health, mood, mindset, and relationships.
She is proud to be a part of BUFFnation, “I love to help people and that’s what I get to do every day as a trainer. In my role, I can reach many women and help guide them to their most healthy, happy, and best lives!”
Natalie is a Canfitpro Certified Fitness Trainer and a core confidence specialist (advanced training for the core and pelvic floor). Her passion for fitness acquired her training in pre and postnatal fitness along with a BASc. in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph.
In addition to BUFFnation, Natalie leads core strength classes as a physiotherapy assistant at KW Pelvic Health and is a freelance copy editor.
Natalie, her husband, Doug, and their 2 children, Jackson + Autumn, live in Waterloo, Ont., where they spend much of their time being active outdoors.