Alberta, Canada

I’ve been fortunate enough to play competitive sports my entire life. With an athlete mentality my fitness journey kicked off at a tender age, around 14 or 15. It wasn’t just about pumping iron or breaking a sweat—it was about survival. At a young age my sister and I found ourselves leaving home due to unfortunate circumstances, we drifted apart. Sports and the gym, became my sanctuary.

What many don’t realize is that fitness is about more than just looking good; it’s about nourishing both body and mind. Amidst the chaos of life, prioritizing health and fitness made everything else more manageable. Seven years into my gym journey, I made a decision to step into the bodybuilding world and compete in the figure division. Winning my first show was just the beginning of a four-year adventure in bodybuilding. Culminating in multiple victories and a chance to compete on the most competitive stage in the country—all while juggling the demands of managing a corporate gym.

But life has a way of throwing curveballs, and mine came in the form of a tumultuous divorce that left me reeling. It was the second hardest battle I’ve faced, but once again, health and fitness proved to be my lifeline. With the support of friends, I found the strength to weather the storm of divorce and the global pandemic, emerging stronger than ever.

From the ashes of that ordeal rose “Mind & Body by Temple,” my own holistic health and wellness company dedicated to helping others find their healthiest and happiest version of themselves. Over the years, my fitness pursuits have evolved, from strength training and powerlifting to extreme mountain hiking and ultra marathons. Health & Fitness isn’t just a hobby for me—it’s a way of life, one that I’ve embraced with every fiber of my being.

On the business front, my journey has been just as exhilarating. From starting as a personal trainer to climbing the ranks in corporate management, I’ve now ventured into entrepreneurship with my own thriving business. Helping launch a local boutique gym and launching a networking company from Australia have been just a few highlights of my entrepreneurial journey. My favourite business accolade yet, is the life changing client testimonials.

As I reflect on the road I’ve traveled, I’m filled with gratitude for every person who has supported me along the way. My hope is that my story serves as a source of inspiration for others to invest in themselves—to recognize their worth and embrace the journey toward a healthier, happier life. “YOU are your greatest investment,” - Taylor Temple

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