About

Hi, I’m Becky, the face behind The Bex Factor.

This blog began nearly a decade ago as an online journal, my little personal outlet. Writing was always a hobby of mine since I was a kid and with a tech-savvy mom, I took my writing from paper to the digital world early on. It’s evolved over the years from a place to share my random stories, to a place where I share my journey in healthy living and motherhood to highlighting my community and promoting my fitness classes.

I wasn’t always into fitness. In fact, I skipped gym class most days in high school. But shortly after college, I decided it was time to do something for myself and started working out. It started out with some community boot camp classes, then some dance and yoga, and then group fitness at a personal training gym, running, Crossfit, obstacle racing and whatever else I could get myself into. I’ve tried a little of everything and still enjoy trying new workouts. While these days as a single mom make it harder to keep up my fitness regimens of the past, I still enjoy a good sweat sesh.

When I began sharing my fitness journey on the blog, I would often get comments about how I should get certified to teach because I’d be an awesome fitness instructor. It was always something I wanted to do but was too afraid to take the first step. Until spring 2017, when I jumped at a Pound Fitness certification after falling in love with the workout a few months earlier. That fall, I began teaching casually around the city and have loved every minute of it. I not only get to rock out with my little posse, I get to help grow my own little community and watch people fall in love with a group fitness class just like I did so many years ago.

It’s not easy fitting classes into my schedule. I work full time and am a single mom to a goofy five-year-old, Liam. Parenting isn’t easy and my patience has really been tested these past five years, but damn is it worth it. Liam is a tiny gentleman who knows how to make you laugh. He’s strong-willed, stubborn and all boy but he’s not afraid to give out hugs, kisses and I love you’s. Every day I feel lucky that he chose me to be his mama and that I get a mini-adventure buddy for life. As he grows up, I share a little less of him and our daily life online but I’m always willing to share the realer side of life, especially with parenting.

I always wanted to make a difference somehow and I hope by teaching Pound and sharing my thoughts and adventures, of fitness, being a single mom and connecting my community, I’m able to do that somehow.

Peace, love and, Ripstix,

Becky

14 Comments

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    kristine
    June 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Yay for another canadian :0)We sound a lot alike !

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      Bex
      June 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! Look forward to reading your blog. Come back soon!

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    J
    August 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hey B…what it do!!?? Jason Foui here…I remembered you stopping by I just forgot to ever follow anything up. I did wonder about you though. Anyway someone pointed out to me your article and I wanted to say thanks! Thanks for the kind words and I appreciate the support. FYI if there’s anything I can ever do to help you, just let me know. Congrats on the blog Btw, very impressed. Good set up and I’m also impressed on the bands you’ve seen. Missing a few tho haha…Really impressed tho. Jason liquidkids@hotmail.com

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      Bex
      August 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

      Haha, who am I missing?

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    Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy
    September 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Yay for Canadian Bloggers! So glad I found your blog!

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      Bex
      September 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

      Yay! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Tina
    January 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Wahoo for an Albertan blogger! Stumbling across your blog has made my day 🙂

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      Bex
      January 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      Awesome! Always good to connect with fellow Alberta bloggers! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Kaella
    June 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I LOVE the updated page!! Looks great! xx

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    Amy
    April 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Found your blog through Brie! On my faves list now 🙂

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      Becky
      April 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Awesome! Thanks for stopping by. I love finding new blogs!

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    Heather L-C
    November 12, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Just saw your blog, awesome!!!! I’m excited to blog swap with you for Chirstmas!

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      Becky
      November 13, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Same! Did you get my email response? Sometimes my email goes to junk mail so make sure you check just in case!!

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