My Story

Honestly, I wasn’t always into health and fitness.  In fact, I’ve done a pretty big 180 to get to where I am now. I used to hate it. I couldn’t even run up the block without gasping for air. Even so, I don’t have a huge physical transformation story to share – I haven’t lost 50 lbs,  reversed high cholesterol levels or cultivated a sweet six-pack (still workin’ on that one).

It’s been a slow transition of mindset over the last few years.

IT BEGAN 6 YEARS AGO

In May 2011, my mom went in for what was considered a routine surgery. She came out with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

During a time of complete upheaval and confusion, my mom began chemotherapy and made jokes about losing the hair she had finally grown to a length she liked, and I began researching holistic nutrition, alternative medicine, fitness and their correlations to disease. I felt very out of control and the only thing I felt could keep me grounded was educating myself. Educating myself on what exactly, I wasn’t totally sure. But the more I read about holistic health, exercise physiology and natural  products, the more interested I became.  I was sharing everything I learned with anyone that would listen.

What this ended up showing me is that everyone was just as clueless as I had been about health. So I kept doing research, and I kept sharing it with others. Over time, this developed into friends and family coming to ME with questions:

  • “What should I eat instead of this?”
  • “Is this unhealthy?”
  • “What do you think of this product?”

What started as desperation in the face of illness became one of my biggest passions.

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EVERYONE DESERVES A FIGHTING CHANCE; IF I HAVE THE ABILITY TO HELP PEOPLE WITH THAT, THEN BRING IT ON.

Fast forward 6 years, my mom is cancer-free and I am a certified personal trainer & nutrition coach…I never saw the two of those things being connected, but here we are! And I’m not stoppin’ there…

CERTIFICATES & CONTINUING EDUCATION IN:

  • Holistic and Integrative Health
  • Meditation
  • Energy Healing

CERTIFICATIONS/SPECIALTIES:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Nutrition Coach – Precision Nutrition (Spring 2018)