I am a health coach, personal trainer, and busy mom who understands that time is as precious as health. My main goal is to stay vital and healthy for years to come. I spent years as the athlete, but now that I am older, I am focused on repair, recovery, and maintenance. I personally want to live and move pain free, and I am constantly learning and improving my skills so I can help my clients better enjoy how they feel, look, and move. I love teaching and showing my clients how they can eat and exercise to take charge of their health.
I became interested in weight loss and obesity-related issues when, after the birth of my 4th child, I realized I needed to lose 70 pounds or risk type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. After resolving my own weight loss struggles, I’ve worked with countless of clients who have come to me after having tried everything to lose weight. I became educated in how to not only drop the weight in a healthy manner; but also, in how to maintain that weight loss as I grow older and the metabolism slows down. Now, I love teaching others how they can muddle through the myriad amounts of nutritional information to find the best fit for them. I use yoga, MELT, Trigger Point Release, and strength training to stay strong both physically and mentally.
A little bit about my certifications and degrees… I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist, 200-hr RTY Hatha and Yapana Yoga Instructor, and a Certified MELT Hand and Foot Instructor. I hold a BA in English/Philosophy, a BS in Nutritional Science, an MA in English Linguistics, and working toward an MS in Nutrition and Wellness. I spend my days critiquing labels and helping people move and feel better.