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In Focus | Sheila Chutskoff

Sheila Chutkoff is a young Kelowna entrepreneur with a lot of drive. The owner of Oranj Fitness in Kelowna, Sheila is dedicated to promoting healthy lives and helping others to attain their own goals. Sheila took some time to tell us more about herself and Oranj Fitness, so read on below!

Where do you work?
Owner of Oranj Fitness

Where can people find you or your business online?

What is your Twitter account?
@oranjfitness and @sayithowitisgrl

What do you always find yourself saying?
That's a first world problem

If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Michael Franti & Richard Branson

If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Top 40 under 40

If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose?
Bob Marley

Who inspires you?
Richard Branson

What are 3 things on your bucket list?
To own beautiful property on the Okanagan Lake
To travel to Russia and all around Europe
To have my own reality TV show

If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?

It would have a huge open top floor where we could sail the waters all the while doing yoga, sipping martini's and soaking up the sun on the top deck.

If you could foresee a single day of your future in its entirety, what date would you select?
My eulogy. I would like to see what people say about me at my funeral so I know if my vision of inspiring an environment of health, personal greatness, fun and community worked. I would know if I truly was on the right path with my goal coaching.

What are you passionate about?
Yoga / fitness & living a healthy authentic lifestyle. I'm passionate about goal coaching and helping others succeed in life. It honestly makes me so happy to see everyone around me achieving their personal dreams. We only live once...we should never take any minute for granted. Dance like nobody is watching, sing like nobody is listening and live with no regrets!

What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
Everyday is my favourite day. I wake up surrounded by my amazing friends and family and I'm working towards my goals and dreams. My dog snuggles me and smothers me with a million kisses and I go to work everyday and it never feels like work. Yoga is in my daily schedule and every time I take a step back and look at where I've come from and where I'm going I smile. I've learned from every challenge I've faced, every laugh I've made and every tear I've shed.

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Opening up Oranj Fitness and receiving positive feedback everyday from staff and guests. To be able to create my own job, and a community that I can call home makes me smile. Every morning I wake up so excited to go to Oranj and see my friends, staff and guests.

If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
It would be Richard Branson and Donald Trump. I'd ask them:
If there was anything you could do different running your businesses, what would it be?
What was your biggest learning lesson in life that you wish everyone would know so they could learn from it?

Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna?
Cabana Bar and Grill

What is your favourite activity in Kelowna?
wake surfing on the Okanagan Lake

If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be
Bringing more professional sports teams to this town. We would have our own NHL hockey team, Major League Baseball team and our own NBA basketball team.

oh, and I'd make this a more dog friendly town. Man oh man can people get uptight if your dog is off leash! Pull it together Kelowna!

What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The fact that I can live downtown, ride my cruiser bike to work, walk down to the beach and then head up for a hike on knox mountain all in the matter of one afternoon.

My choice for the Kelowna In Focus spotlight is:
Alana Denham

Some general comments I would like to share are:
Use your throat chakra. Share your emotions and opinions and be confident when doing it. You can make a difference and you can be the most amazing

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