Professional Biography

Dr. Anne Marie Hospod is the founder and CEO of The Health Club.

She is a modern health care professional and passionate medical thought leader who advocates for chronic disease self-management, preventive medicine, and healthy active living. She holds a combined undergraduate degree in Physiology and the History of Medicine from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), a Life Sciences degree from La Sorbonne University (Paris, France), as well as a Medical degree from the Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum (Krakow, Poland).

Dr. Hospod works directly with the Public Health Agency of Canada, expert members of the Canadian Obesity Network, as well as numerous Canadian Healthy Active Living advocates. She has developed and presented innovative and comprehensive content to health care professionals regarding childhood obesity interventions, has served as a healthy active living expert facilitator for the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association, and works for the national physical activity non-profit ParticipACTION.

Dr. Hospod is a member of the Canadian Obesity Network, the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and a thought leader in the Type 1 Diabetes landscape. She has also been chosen as a Diabetes Sports Project Champion.

Anne Marie's Story

Diagnosed at the age of four with Type 1 Diabetes, and losing her father suddenly at the age of thirteen, Anne Marie has learned to adapt from an early age. She lives with a positive and balanced outlook, and knows that her chronic condition does not define her. She believes in surrounding herself with inspiring individuals, and spreading gratitude and joy. She hopes to inspire others to realize that there is strength in vulnerability, and power in positive thinking.

She is a passionate advocate for physical activity and a dedicated endurance athlete, having run marathons, triathlons, and relays throughout the world. Her favorite endurance experience was crossing the finish line at her first marathon in New York City, as well as being a member of the Canadian Death relay race in the Canadian Rocky mountains, and finishing her first Half Ironman triathlon in New Hampshire.

Currently training for her first full Ironman (Follow her journey at www.ironladyanne.wordpress.com), Anne Marie embraces really big, scary, goals. When not meeting with her patients, you can find her at the pool, on her bike, running, or enjoying a rest day with her friends and family.

Expertise and Experience

Type 1 Diabetes
Healthy Active Living
Chronic Disease and Obesity Management
Goal Setting and Inspired Living