I received a B.S. in Fitness and Exercise Science and a B.S. in Physical Education from Central Washington University. Choosing to be certified as Health and Fitness Instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine for the emphasis on special populations. Before training and managing the Fitness Department at Portland’s premiere RiverPlace Athletic Club, I worked as a personal trainer at Pro Sports Club in Bellevue, WA. I like to help people meet their exercise and nutrition goals by designing complete programs. I am experienced in metabolic diseases, orthopedic injuries, sport and event training, group training, and weight loss. While training at RiverPlace in Portland, I also assisted with teaching physical therapy patients their exercises for Providence Downtown Physical Therapy clinic.
During college, I worked as an Athletic Trainer for collegiate athletes, led fitness and exercise science classes, played soccer, and taught P.E. skills to children. My variety of experience also includes seniors, joint replacement or reconstruction, and cancer survivors.
I have always loved working with pre- and post-natal clients and it has been a very special interest since becoming a mom myself to a little boy in January 2008.
Athletics and fitness have always been important in my life and have contributed to my interest in performance training and rehabilitation. Functional, “real life” movements are an important part of fitness for sport or just every day living. In addition to personal training, I enjoy teaching fitness workshops and group exercise classes. I still play soccer for fun and look forward to running, hiking and water skiing in the summers.
I love to incorporate new fitness industry ideas, equipment, and exercises into training for core strength and balance. I will help any individual find the fun in fitness and achieve personal goals. Passion and inspiration are my gifts to all clients whether on the way to losing 5-100 lbs or regaining function to participate in a favorite activity!
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