I grew up playing sports. I played competitively in high school and had several college scholarship offers until I suffered an injury that made me decide to stop and take care of my body. I could no longer play competitively but certainly didn’t want to give up doing the things I loved to do and wanted to remain active. This also inspired me to help others. I have been in the Fitness Industry since I was 21 years old (and since I’m only 29 now, it’s only been a few years – joking!) I’ve been personal training for 28 years and I have loved every minute. My clients inspire me every single day. Believe me, even as a trainer, there are days when I don’t feel like working out or eating right.
As I watch my clients reach their goals and make improvements in their every day lives, it motivates me to be better and strive harder in my own workouts. This profession is a perfect fit for me because I get to do what I love every single day – talk about fitness and interact with people. I feel like I can relate to most of my clients. I’ve been overweight, I’ve suffered injuries, I’ve been unmotivated, I’ve been in pain, I suffer from an autoimmune disease and I’ve struggled with my nutrition. All of this has prepared me to help the people I meet – whether they are clients, family members, friends, etc. I love people and I love helping and motivating them. I am beyond grateful to live the life I live and share my knowledge with others.
“Nothing will work unless YOU do”. -Maya Angelou
WHAT MAKES ME BLUSH:
It’s really hard to embarrass me. I spend most days laughing at myself anyway. I don’t handle compliments well though. It makes me uncomfortable (and I blush a little) when people pay me compliments.
MY BEST FITNESS TIP:
Set SMALL fitness goals. It’s all about baby steps. Don’t try to change/improve everything all at once – you will get discouraged and set yourself up for failure. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.