Why Hire Me as your coach?
Because I get it.
After spending 21 years in the airline industry the year 2012 was a turning point in my life. My children were 8 and 10. I had spent the previous five years burning the candle at both ends. On the weekends I traveled for my career as a Flight Attendant. My circadian rhythm was nonexistent, often going to bed at 2am on a Saturday morning, getting up at 4 am on a Sunday morning, crossing time zones like a boss. During the week I "stayed home" with my two children, which meant I volunteered with the PTA, was President of the local MOMS Club, taught group exercise classes at my local YMCA and had yet a third paying job as a personal trainer. But I was exhausted, overweight, and stressed out. I knew how to cook, but I hated it. I knew how to exercise - and lord I did plenty of that (hello overtraining). That overtraining, lack of a solid nutrition foundation, and constant stress coupled with nonexistent self care set me up for the perfect storm.
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 was one of my mom-mentors. She had 5 children. I began to re-evaluate my life in my early 40's. I found myself facing my own personal health crisis physically and mentally.
I was unhappy in my own body. I had been mistaken for being in the early stages of pregnancy several times when I was NOT pregnant. My blood sugar was inching higher after gestational diabetes and I was officially pre-diabetic with a fasting blood sugar of 119. I was recovering from an L4-L5 disc herniation, my BMI had crept up despite my working out 5-6 days a week (overtraining), 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.
I get it. I've been there.
In 2013 I walked away from my 21 year Flight Attendant Career and decided to blend my two passions, customer service & fitness, into my own business as a Personal Trainer & Health Coach. I began attending courses and certifications and mentoring alongside more experienced trainers. I hired a nutrition coach and began a year long habit based nutrition & wellness program. I went on to mentor underneath my coach during year two, and continued to work on my own personal evolution. 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 you improve your relationship with your body 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. Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same. And if you are ready and willing to lean in and really work on your daily mindset, systems, structures - together we can help you carve out a lifestyle that supports your wellness goals. I cannot do the work for you. I can’t want it more for you than you want it for yourself. If you are ready - I’ll be alongside you with the map, but you’ve got the keys. Message me if you’d like to set up a call to see if we’ll be a good fit to work together.
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CERTIFICATION / EDUCATION:
American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer
B.A. History – University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Functional Movement Systems (FMS) – Level 1 & 2 (2012)
Hardstyle Kettlebell (HKC) (2012)
Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist (2013)
Original Strength Level 1 & 2 Course (2013/2014)
Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1 & 2 (2015/2017)
Precision Nutrition Women's Coaching Finalist January 2015
Precision Nutrition Women's Coaching Mentor January 2016
TRX Suspension Training Course 2017
Certified Pre & Postnatal Coach, Girls Gone Strong (2017)
Functional Capacity Screen (FMS-FCS) Course (2019)