"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." ~Aristotle
My passion for this work began with my own personal fitness transformation journey. I was sick of not being happy with what I saw in the mirror. I hated that I felt clothes never fit me right. I had no energy. I had problems with anxiety and depression. Big time. I had lower back problems and I would regularly strain muscles doing normal everyday activities.
"One day I simply decided that "enough, was absolutely enough".
I made a commitment to myself to become the best version of myself that I could. I slowly changed the kinds of foods I ate and how I ate them. I got rid of bad habits that were contributing to my unhealthy lifestyle and replaced them with things that brought me closer to my goals. I got off my couch and started moving. I found activities and exercises that I liked doing and started seeing results. I was hooked. The issues I had that plagued me for so long were fading away. I felt energized, strong, confident, healthy and HAPPY!
I still work on that commitment I made to myself everyday. The feelings I had and milestones I reached throughout my journey were literally life-changing. Things that will absolutely never leave me. I eventually realized that I wanted to do everything I could to bring those feelings and life changes to anyone else who was ready to start their own journey.
I immersed myself in the world of fitness and nutrition. I enrolled in NASM's (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Personal Training program and obtained my certification as a CPT (certified personal trainer). During that time, I began looking for things to push myself harder in my own training and discovered CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting. I immediately fell in love with the results and the community and went for my certifications in those as well.
Helping and teaching people how to find and reach their full potential is something I am fiercely passionate about. EVERYone has a right to live a healthy life and EVERYone has that potential within them. It would be an absolute honor to help you reach yours.
I chose to acquire my Certified Personal Training (CPT) credential through the National Academy of Sports Medicine because theirs is the most respected personal training certification in the health and fitness industry. Since 1987, they have been the global leader in delivering evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. Their training methods are scientifically and clinically proven and I wanted to start my career with the best possible certification available.
I LOVE Olympic weightlifting. The USAW Weightlifting certification ensures its coaches are proficient in the complete technical progressions of the Snatch, Clean & Jerk, and all associated movements as well as having a solid base line knowledge about the programming of training and technical rules.
This title is the only certification recognized by the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) which allows any athletes training under such a coach to be invited to Olympic level competitions.
CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
USAW - LEVEL 2
SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH
Your nutrition is one of the absolute most important things you have control over in your life and is directly responsible for your overall health and lifelong well-being. Precision Nutrition, Inc. is the leading nutrition-focused certification in the industry.
They are completely unaffiliated with any particular school of thought, free of fads and diet crazes, which means that their methods and practices are entirely science and result-based. PN produces some of the world's top nutrition coaches and fitness experts. Their instruction and continued mentoring programs have been invaluable to me and ensure that I have the best tools for you and the most up-to-date knowledge & research available.
PRECISION NUTRITION -NUTRITION COACH, Pn1
Like I mention on my landing page, the desire and even decision to become healthy and fit is simple, but the process itself is far from easy sometimes. My Behavioral Change Specialist certification was a very in-depth course which went far into the psychology behind behavior change and the vast and varied methods available to help clients achieve their goals.
My firsthand experience working with a wide variety of clients has shown me that no two individuals are alike, and systems that use a "cookie cutter" approach to client programs rarely work. Each person has different motivations, learning style, background, drive, etc., and should be treated with customized methods as unique as they are.
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER
Obtaining a CrossFit Level 1 Certificate is the essential foundation for becoming proficient at CrossFit. Among other things, the course teaches all the fundamental movements & how to coach them, how to identify and correct any improper movement in our athletes, the CrossFit methodology and their nutrition guidelines.
CrossFit Kids trainers are educated in creating programs that offer essential, general, functional fitness to our youth and coaching them to achieve success in a safe and effective environment. I am passionately invested in helping our youth become their greatess selves through participating regularly in physical fitness and make sure they're having fun doing it!! Getting and staying active is critical for their physical, emotional and behavioral development. And making fitness fun is essential to instilling life-long healthy habits!
CROSSFIT KIDS TRAINER
*Pn2, Precision Nutrition Level 2 *