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 began competing in local lifting competitions and training for bodybuilding competitions as well. During this time a lot of people at the gym where I lifted started asking me to help them with their workouts. So while in school I earned my personal training certification. I had realized my true calling was to help others with the thing that changed my life forever. I absolutely love training people. I have been through a lot; being overweight and bullied, dealing with depression on a daily basis, coping with self-image issues and serious injuries and obstacles in the past that I had to overcome. I know I cannot go back to my previous lifestyle of eating and treating my body like I had in the past. I can understand what people may be going through though, because I have been there. Through it all when I look back and see where I started and where I am now and it gives me a sense of pride and self-accomplishment to see the transformation I have undergone. I love to help others accomplish their goals. Understanding that this journey is ongoing, but at the end of the day, earning self-confidence and self-respect, is all you need.
Bodybuilding competition training & posing
Sport specific training for soccer
Power Plate® – Level 1 Academy
Expert Rating Training Certification