Certifications: ISSA and ASFA Certified, CPR/AED Certified, ASFA Certified Sports Nutritionist
Specializations: Muscle Mass, Lean Muscle Mass, Weight Loss, Strength Training, Circuit Training, Core Training, Endurance Training, Injury Prevention, Sport Specific Training and Total Body Fitness
Philosophy: Fitness is a huge part of my life, and it’s my lifestyle. Exercise is my passion, and working out is one of my highlights in every day. I have a broad spectrum client base, from weight loss to muscle development, sport specific training for youth and adults, elderly and special needs persons. I specialize in providing the professional assistance (Education, Motivation, and Accountability) needed to help create good habits leading to permanent lifestyle changes by customizing individual plans with regards to: Weight lifting, Nutrition, Cardio, Core strengthening, Balancing, Resistance/Flexibility training and Vitamins/Supplement recommendations. I also believe in making exercise fun but also challenging. Without challenge there’s no improvement. To be comfortable means to stay the same, to be uncomfortable means you will start seeing the results and change from all your hard work and dedication. I believe in training for life and not just short term benefit. You need to stay focused on the big picture in order to develop a healthier lifestyle and enhance one’s quality of life. If you have a goal or goals, with hard work, motivation, the right support and tools, then WE can achieve it. Whether your goal is to lose body fat, to gain strength and muscle, to become a better athlete, to correct poor posture and alleviate pain, or just to live a healthier lifestyle, I can help you.
Favorite Quotes: Sometimes you just need to find something that you’re truly passionate about in order to really start living…
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. Be YOU and only YOU… that’s what makes YOU so AMAZING!
Working out and not eating the right food is like plowing a field and not planting any seed; nothing will grow from it.
Get up & work towards what u love even when u don’t want to. Push thru the resistance & walk on the road less traveled…
Do not throw in the towel; use it for wiping the sweat off your face…
Why settle for GOOD when BETTER is available and BEST is achievable?
“Can’t” closes the door that was open – “If only…” holds you still, just hoping – “The perfect time” is this very moment – Success is yours: Reach out and own it!!!
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
I have been in the fitness field for over 15 years. I myself started exercising on a regular basis when I was in my late teens. I thoroughly enjoy the benefits of being healthy and feeling fit, but that does not mean that I have not struggled with my weight and confidence as I have aged. I am a mother of two and going through the pregnancies really changed my body.
I first got into teaching exercise classes and then into training clients one on one. I began my career working at the Mendocino Sports Club for Physical Therapist Larry Hinson. Larry helped me learn about biology, kinesthesis and fitness fundamentals.
I furthered my knowledge by getting fitness certificated to teach a large variety of classes including aerobics, weight lifting and even yoga!
More than then years ago I went for my Personal Training Certificate through AFAA. Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I held that certification for many years but recently have switched certifications to online training with Fittour. Fittour allows me to stay current with the ease of recertification from home.
I enjoy working with people and helping guide them on their fitness path.
I have been a fitness enthusiast since junior high when I started running, playing tennis, and lifting weights.
For 15 years, I have practiced and studied Yoga and Pilates. In college I studied all kinds of dance, where I found my passion.
Now, I teach many class formats including Zumba, Pilates, core, and Total Toning ( a blend of weights and core). In 2014, I became a licensed personal trainer.
I enjoy personal training because it gives me a chance to work one on one with individuals to help meet their specific needs.