Hi! I’m Elisabeth

And I am the owner of Core Expectations – a fitness and wellness company in the Greater Toronto area.  We take care of women by bringing all our services to you.  Whether you need a personal trainer, nutritionist, pelvic floor physiotherapist or a massage – our team comes to your house so you don’t have to figure out the logistics of finding care for young kids, and finding the time to travel to these various appointments.

As a mother of 4 boys and a divorced, remarried, step-mom who is no longer in her 20’s (or anywhere close), I feel I can honestly say; I’ve been there.  I know what it feels like to not feel confident in myself and struggle to find the strength I need both in my body and spirit.  It was through difficult times that I learned to make time for myself every day.  It gave me the energy and inner strength I needed.  It allowed me to feel that there was something in my life that was mine and that I could control.  My health.  My responsibility, and my path to happiness, joy and life purpose.  I saw that when I made time for myself, I could give much more and be the person I really wanted to be to my family, friends and my career.  I overcame the inner battle of always feeling I should put myself and my needs on the bottom of the list.  I stopped thinking of being fit and healthy as selfish and started thinking of it as a survival mechanism and necessity.  I feel so much better about myself and my life when I prioritize my wellbeing.

I have spent most of my adult life in Canada, but growing up in Norway taught me what it means to live an active life and how easy it can be to fit it in.  Bike to work.  Walk to the store. Walk to pick up kids from playdates and school.  It was a way of life in Norway, and I made it mine here too.

Women are the engines that drive family and family life. My boys placed high demands on my energy level and at times patience when they were younger. Being physically fit and eating well benefited me tremendously. It has allowed me to be a positive role model for my own children and helped them to in turn embrace a healthy active lifestyle.  I want that for you!

It is this lifelong passion for living well I want to share with you.


Women have different bodies with unique body mechanics. They require exercises and programs designed specifically for them that will help them achieve better results and avoid unnecessary injury.

Personal Training

The greatest benefit to working with a Personal trainer is that the program is designed just for you. A plan will be designed and put in place that suits you and your goals and needs. We will look at posture, injuries, limitations, strengths and goals so we can create the perfect program for you.

Nutritional Counseling

Core Expectations offers nutritional counseling for pregnant and postpartum women. Dieting is never a good option, especially during the postnatal phase. We can help to guide you towards the right choices with clean whole foods that maintain energy levels, provide proper nutrition for both you and baby.

Physiotherapy & Massage

Sciatica, low back pain, hip discomfort and muscle spasms are just a few ailments that many women suffer from during their pregnancy. Core Expectations offers chiropractic and massage therapy to help correct, restore and relieve many of these conditions so you can better manage your days without pain.

Doula Services

A Doula is a woman experienced with childbirth who provides physical, emotional, and informational support to the expectant family before, during, and after birth. The Doula works to nurture and protect that experience by encouraging the woman to give birth in her own unique way.

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