DYM Business of the Month Profile
Tights Presented by Velma Canaday & Cravin’Fit™
By: Dallas Yoga Magazine
Velma always stands out in a crowd with her brightly colored clothing, yet she has a natural magnetism that just draws you in. Everything about her says fun. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia. She left her job with the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington DC. With her two degrees and background in Computer Science and Graphic Arts you will see her flare for color, lively design and innovative style are apparent in everything she does. Her journey has been a winding and sometimes bumpy road toward that dream. As with most journeys there have been a few detours.
Velma developed an appreciation for fitness through running track then later kickboxing. As a former track star, both district and regional champion in 100 and 200m races, she soon made the connection to nutrition. She enjoys a total body workout, but according to Velma “Really, it’s all about the Abs.” Yes, Velma, we can tell just by looking at you!
Detour Number One: Velma has limitless energy. She is one of our favorite vendors at many local festivals and events as well as online with her one of a kind, colorful, yet affordable Tights Presented By Velma Canaday. Specializing in unique yoga pants, tights and legging in petite and plus sizes. Every yogi needs to own a couple of pairs! She enjoys working with women of all body types and shapes to help them find a fit that makes them feel good about how they look. Catch her at the next Cosmic Yogi Festival November 10th or just can’t wait, visit her web site. https://shop.velmacanaday.com/
Detour Number Two: Velma is also a Certified Nutritionist and owns and operates Cravin’Fit™. Offering meal plans/prep/delivery, grocery store tours, pantry sweeps, education, and diet advice. For more information on how to reach her about those services you may contact her at INFO@CRAVINFIT.com or check out her website at www.cravinfit.com . Her love of color even shows up in her food presentations. Velma enjoys photographing her food creations as if they were works of art. She has helped a number of clients enjoy eating healthy food and feeling less overwhelmed when it comes to joining #TeamFit.
As if Velma wasn’t busy enough running two companies she has found time to author two books. Her first published book was, Melt Into Your Kick-Ass Body Diary. Her second book is available for sale on her website, titled Cravin’Fit™, Go Beyond 21 Days & Make It Stick! A third book, possibly an e-cookbook, is still in the concept stage of production.
Miss Canaday is also a speaker. You may schedule her at your event or meeting as a guest lecturer on topics such as female entrepreneurship and nutrition. Velma was named after her Grandmother. She has always been driven and self motivation. She looks up to and admires Britt Rettig, owner of Grit by Brit, who has been a source of inspiration to her.
When asked: What is your why in your life? Velma responded, “I just want to be great at whatever I do”. Velma, we can’t wait to see what the road ahead holds for you. We just know that Detour Number Three will be AMAZING!