Professional Biography

Anne Marie Hospod, B.Sc., M.D., 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 has worked 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 has worked for the national physical activity non-profit ParticipACTION.

Her expertise lies in healthy active living, behavior change, and chronic disease prevention and management.

Dr. Hospod is a member of the Canadian Obesity Network and a thought leader in the Type 1 Diabetes landscape. As a Type 1 Ironman athlete, 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 experiences were crossing the finish line at her first Ironman in Mont-Tremblant (Follow her Ironman journey at www.ironladyanne.wordpress.com), her first marathon in New York City, as well as being a member of the 125 km Canadian Death Ultra running race in the Canadian Rocky mountains.

Anne Marie embraces really big, scary, goals. She advocates for living a truly authentic life, one that aligns with your passions and your values.

When not meeting with her clients, 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