Meet Leigh-Ann Morris aka Mrs. Morris to all our students
Did you know that Mrs. Morris is a Librarian and holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario?
Did you know Mrs. Morris is currently a Top 10 candidate for Muscle and Fitness Hers 2019 Ms. Health and Fitness contest? Did you know you can enter a free vote daily to see her be featured in the magazine? Click here to vote!!!
Mrs. Morris has been active in sports her entire life from swimming, to dance, and gymnastics. Her competitive gymnastics career started at the age of 5 and continued well in to her university career. Travelling around Canada and throughout the US, her gymnastics journey had a tremendous impact on her view of sports. These early experiences set the tone for an active lifestyle that continues today.
As a competitive athlete, Mrs. Morris spent countless hours training and competing. She has competed in numerous local, provincial and international competitions, capturing top honors. She understands first hand the time and effort students dedicate to a sport they are passionate about.
In 2014, Master and Mrs. Morris decided to open their own martial arts school. Our humble beginnings in the Shepard Community Centre quickly turned in to a full commercial endeavor. Mrs. Morris left her library career to run the school full time.
Over the past few years, Mrs. Morris has developed a passion for fitness and training. She is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She has earned the Certified Program Design Specialist and Sports Nutrition Coach designation through the National Sports Performance Association. She is a certified MMA Conditioning Specialist and Youth Exercise Specialist. Mrs. Morris also is CPR and AED certified. She is currently working on a certification in Corrective Exercise.
Mrs. Morris is dedicated to continuing education and lifelong learning. She enjoys taking courses, attending conferences and training camps to expand her knowledge and to keep current on exercise science. From 2017 – 2019, she was an Ambassador for IFBB Fitness Pro Jessie Hilgenberg. She traveled to Phoenix to learn about weight lifting, proper form, and nutrition and assisted in teaching women during training camps.
Around the school, Mrs. Morris handles every aspect of the schools daily functions. From new student registration and orientation, SMA schedule, gear ordering, arranging belt gradings, school get togethers, designing SMA swag, she has got all the bases covered. She is your first point of contact at the school and handles the front of house on a daily basis.
Mrs. Morris runs boot camps, offers personal training sessions and personalized training programs. She is a certified Gymnastic and Trampoline Coach with 10 years experiencing coaching.
Mrs. Morris is the social media manager and website designer for Summit Martial Arts and Martial Virtue Alliance.
Mrs. Morris has enjoyed watching the students at SMA grow – both as young persons and as martial artists. Some of our families have been with us since we opened our doors in 2014. We are truly humbled by all the tremendous support and loyalty our families have shown us over the years. For that, we are truly grateful.