I was a very athletic child growing up, playing soccer, baseball and basketball. I was diagnosed with adolescent asthma at the age of eleven. With an already very poor diet, I started to gain weight. Though my athleticism got me through the first couple of years, my poor diet and weight gain started to catch up with me. Through the bullying and the straining ability to keep up with my teammates, I knew I had to make a change. I started simply cutting out sodas and sugary drinks. I started running every morning before school. Before I knew it I lost twenty pounds and was headed down the path that would lead me into the field that has become my life.
At the end of my collegiate soccer career, I started into power lifting. I started competing in local lifting competitions and did very well for myself. A lot of people at the local gym I lifted at, started asking me to help them with certain things in their own personal workouts. So while in school, I ended up getting my personal training certification. I had realized my true calling, and that was helping others with the thing that had changed my life forever.
Through a couple of different injuries, I started working on my form more and
concentrating on doing every exercise one-hundred percent correct every time. From there, I started to see my own body change for the better. So I started to compete in
bodybuilding competitions. I did my first competition in 2007 and I never looked back. I love competing and stepping on stage. It allows me to keep pushing harder in the gym and gives me goals to accomplish every time I step foot in the gym. It also keeps me motivated on my nutrition goals at home. You always have to find ways to keep motivated, and keep pushing yourself to improve, to become better. That’s why I love what I do. Not only do I get to show people all the things that I love to do myself, but I get to help people reach their goals, feeling healthier and more confident.