IT ALL STARTED WHEN...
After spending 21 years in the airline industry I decided to blend my two passions, customer service & fitness, into my own business as a Personal Trainer & Health Coach. The year 2012 was a turning point in my life. I had spent the previous four years burning the candle at both ends. On the weekends I traveled for my career as a Flight Attendant. In the weekdays I stayed home with my two children, volunteered with the PTA, was President of the local MOMS Club, taught group exercise classes at my local YMCA and had a third paying job as a personal trainer. In the summer of 2012 my father died after spending many years in declining health. Just six weeks later my childhood friend lost her battle with breast cancer; she left 5 beautiful children and a husband behind. I found myself facing my own personal health crisis physically and mentally. I was unhappy in my own body, my blood sugar was elevated, my BMI had crept up despite my working out 5-6 days a week, I was completely stressed, had no circadian rhythm because of my frequent travel, and I began having panic attacks. Over the years some poor habits had crept into my life and they were making me miserable and sick. My marriage was in crisis mode, and my family was paying a price for my inability to put myself first. I decided it was time to change my priorities, shift my career path and focus on restoring my health.
Through my own journey of struggling with post-partum weight gain, over-training, body image, and health issues I have gained the wisdom and tools to help others improve their relationship with their bodies and achieve healthier goals. Regardless of your family history and risk factors - you CAN change your family tree. You can be the change that reverses the path in your own family.
My health coaching is conducted entirely on-line. I've partnered with Precision Nutrition (PN), the world leader in nutrition education for fitness professionals. I use Precision Nutrition's online habit based health and nutrition curriculum. The cool part? I'll actually be leading the process as your coach. I've used this curriculum myself and can personally attest to it being eye opening and life changing. I have changed my own family tree.
CERTIFICATION / EDUCATION:
- American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer
- B.A. History – University of Georgia, Athens, GA
- Functional Movement Systems (FMS) – Level I & II (2012)
- Hardstyle Kettlebell (HKC) (2012)
- Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist
- Original Strength Level 1 & 2 Course
- Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1
- Precision Nutrition Women's Coaching Finalist January 2015
- Precision Nutrition Women's Coaching Mentor January 2016
- TRX Suspension Training Course April 2017
Precision Nutrition Level 2 Certification - Began Oct 2016; Expected Completion Sept 2017