Fitness and I have always had a love/hate relationship. In my 20s, I loved working out. I was single, working, and had few responsibilities. I would do cardio followed by a traditional weight lifting program. Quite simply, it was how I lived. I never thought about not working out.
Then came my 30s. I got married, moved, started a new job, had babies and eventually became a Stay-at-Home mom. I began to hate working out. There never seemed to be enough time in the day to do it all. I was tired, stressed and unhealthy. After the birth of my son in 2005, I realized I needed to make some changes. I purchased the P90X program and vowed to do it for the next 90 days. What happened next was somewhat surprising! I found I didn’t hate the work outs. I saw my body change. I lost my baby weight and discovered a new found confidence that had been long lost.
Fast forward to the year I turned 40. Starting in January of that year, I was running, weight training and trying new workouts. I loved working out again. By the time I turned 40, I was stronger, both mentally and physically. I realized I could fight my genetics and win. My 40th birthday was the first birthday as an adult that I didn’t cry about getting older.
Over the next year my new path became more evident. My kids were in school full-time and I was ready for a new adventure. It wasn’t until I helped train my husband and a group of our friends for their first Tough Mudder that I realized I loved getting other people excited about fitness. After some encouraging words from my family and friends, I decided it was time to become a certified personal trainer. It was time to inspire others to love fitness!
After doing my research, I chose the Certified Personal Training (CPT) program from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). To me, it was important to have a solid foundation in the human body (anatomy and physiology), which the NASM-CPT program provided. I loved every minute of learning! After I passed my CPT exam I decided to further my education foundation and became certified as a Youth Exercise Specialist (YES) and Weight Loss Specialist (WLS). I enjoy working with young kids (ages 6+). Their willingness to try and ability to “think outside of the box” continues to amaze me. As a WLS I don’t lecture my clients about their choices, but rather try to have they learn to live while making the best choice for them. Being healthy and fit isn’t a fad, but rather a lifestyle.
Over the last couple of years, I have continued my education with hands on training using TRX Suspension Trainers. I have completed both the Suspension Trainer and Functional Trainer Courses. In August 2015, I completed the level 3 TRX TEAM Camps making me a Certified TRX Coach. To further my love of learning and TRX, I attended the TRX Trainer Summit in October 2015. This Summit renewed my belief that continuing education is key to improving myself as a trainer thus allowing me to help others improve their quality of life.
I have recently been selected to be a 2016 Move More Fitness Ambassador. I am excited to share my love of fitness and encourage others to find their “fit”. I can be found on Instagram and Facebook as TRAinLLC.
I am committed to provide classes and personal training that allows people to improve their quality of life. I believe each person’s fitness journey is unique and there are no limits to their potential. I coach quality over quantity.