I joined Golds Gym as a member back in 2007 and immediately fell in love with taking group ex classes. I found a handful of instructors that I absolutely loved and took all of their classes. Eventually, I was “encouraged” to consider becoming an instructor by some of those very same people and the rest is history!
CPR/AED Certified? Yes
Education/Certification: AFAA Group Ex, Body Pump, Body Attack, Turbo Kick, PiYo Strength,
How many years have you worked at Gold’s Gym? 4
Classes you currently teach: Body Pump
What led you to group fitness? Several group exercise instructors at Gold’s and elsewhere inspired me to become an instructor. I was able to channel my energy and enthusiasm into helping others achieve their fitness goals and have fun in a group exercise setting.
How do you spend your time outside of the gym? I enjoy trivia, the Orioles, and playing with my dog Blackjack.
Some advice for our GGX class members: Never take group exercise too seriously. Come in and try out a new class (and come early to chat with the instructor!) and try every instructor in every format you’re interested in until you find a great match for you, your goals, and your personality!
Favorite Movie: Election
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Quote: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –Albus Dumbledore