My mission to help people get healthy and fit began many years ago. Even as a little girl, I remember heading down to the basement each night to help Dad with his push ups (by sitting on his back, of course!) or help him count his reps or change the weights on his barbell. I also loved dance and aerobics in general – who else remembers Getting Fit with Denise Austin?? I just loved that stuff! And I had always been relatively fit and trim. Until college. And then it began. The late night cram sessions filled with pizza and soda, the unhealthy dorm food, and of course, very little exercise all led me to gain the dreaded Freshman 15. I was unhappy with myself and wasn’t sure where to turn. As an exercise science major, I knew what I needed to do, but I didn’t feel like I had the right tools as a poor college student. So in my efforts to snag myself a free gym membership, I decided to get certified as a group fitness instructor and started teaching classes at one of the local gyms. I had such a great time at the gym – meeting new people, teaching my classes, and just being active in general. I had been bitten – by the fitness bug, that is!
Throughout the next 12 years, I experimented with all types of diet and exercise programs. I’ve done it all and view myself as an ongoing experiment in diet and nutrition. I’ve tried it all so that you don’t have to. I know the ins and outs of just about every diet and exercise plan there is because I have tried them all! I know the good points and the drawbacks to each one, and have a thirst for knowledge when it comes to health and wellness. I read every new study that comes out, and actually enjoy the science of it all. And that’s where you come in. One of my greatest joys is sharing with you what I’ve learned throughout the years. I am a teacher at heart and I enjoy nothing more than showing someone how to make small changes to fit health and fitness into their lifestyle. I’m here to help you find YOUR FitSyle. What works for me may not work for you. And what works for you may not work for me. But I know the fundamentals better than anyone else and I can teach you the basics and show you how to make your lifestyle effortlessly healthy and fit.
I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Team Beachbody Coach, fitness and nutrition expert and motivational coach. If you’re ready to get in the best shape of your life, let’s get started and let’s FIND YOUR FITSTYLE today!