“It’s an INSIDE project with OUTSIDE results.”
I’m a nutrition and fitness coach, personal trainer and motivator of being your best self from the inside out. I work with people from all over the world, all different starting points, to help guide them in conquering their minds and bodies to reach personal health goals.
My passion for fitness and health developed at the age of thirteen. I would choose tuna fish on whole wheat over a cheeseburger every time. It wasn’t because I was worried about getting fat, it was because I saw it as a challenge. A challenge where I felt I achieved something every day; it made me feel good inside. Working out and eating healthy gave me confidence and peace of mind. It helped me manage the stresses of school, friends and home and allowed me to release those things in a positive manner. I learned that it was time just for me, something I could always go to, because it can’t leave, it’s within me, it’s all up to me and how much I can push myself and how much I want to strive.
Every day I worked out I learned something new about myself. For me, it was this feeling, the completely refreshed re-energized and ready to face any challenge that came at me throughout the day, those feelings made me want to help others feel that same way.
I began educating myself through shadowing others in the industry, summer jobs and reading all I could about health and fitness. I went on to obtain my BS in Kinesiology and Public Health at Indiana University and gain experience in nutrition and fitness coaching, personal and group training, fitness classes, sports specific training, health promotions, wellness education, rehabilitation, health management and patient care.
I have mastered many aspects of health and personal development, including becoming a certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach through NESTA, ISSA and eCornell Plant Based Nutrition, a trainer of MAT (Muscle Activation techniques) and RTS (Resistance Training Specialist) scientific principles, a certified specialist for pre-natal and postpartum exercise design and written multiple customized nutrition and fitness plans that have been successfully used by many.
- Corporate Health
- Corporate Wellness Programs
- Detox Programs
- Disease Prevention
- Elderly / Aging
- Energy Improvement
- Family Nutrition
- Fitness Program Consulting
- Healthy Eating Habits
- Lifestyle Change
- Raw Lifestyle
- Special Needs / Disability
- Stress Management
- Weight Loss
- BS in Kinesiology and Public Health
- Certified Exercise Specialist
- MAT Trainer
- RTS Trainer
- NESTA Physique & Figure Training Specialist
- NESTA – Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach
- eCornell Plant Based Nutrition
- ISSA – Specific Nutrition Certification
- Pre-natal & Postpartum Exercise Design Certification
- CPR and First Aid Certified
Coaching & Training Motto
“Once you control your mind you can conquer your body… just imagine what you can conquer next.”
It is my primary focus to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to make the best choices for yourself – to achieve optimal results while enjoying yourself along the way. The journey of health is filled with battles against the self… battles which produce the characteristics we need to accomplish our goals and create our best self in all areas of life, discipline, inner strength, perseverance, dedication, attitude, balance, confidence and the ability to let go of yesterdays mishaps and move forward with today.
Through Coaching and Personal Training it is my goal to help you change your habits around food and exercise. To change a part of your life, you have to change yourself. To change yourself, you have to change your mindset and sometimes it’s just about being better than you were yesterday… at eating healthy, at being kind, at listening, at having patience or just plain being you.
There are lots of things we can’t control, but how much effort you exert is all you. Working out provides confidence and drive. It’s your chance to shut out the world and concentrate on how strong you are, and can be. Tough workouts leave you with feelings of accomplishment and power… these are feelings that create strong characteristics as an individual to take on the challenges faced throughout life outside of the gym.
The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So build and dance and play and live only as you can.
“Life is not about the end all, be all, what do I want to do with my life; it is about ALL the in between stuff, the journey. It is about passions, desires and dreams.”
I live life unscripted.
I choose to be a participant in my life, to live it out loud and refuse to let routine get boring, work feel like work or bad moments create bad days. It’s my goal to empower others through the process of physique changes; to take initiate and begin living consciously, to choose to do things each day that are new, exciting and fun, as those are the means in which we grow and create more happiness in our lives.
I question myself daily about Who am I? How do I want to live my life? What do I have to give? Through this I learn that what fulfills me is not an end all response or accomplishment but instead what fulfills me is an endless list of passions, desires, adventures and things that make me feel alive. To me that is what life is about. Doing all and everything you can while you are here.
I live in accordance to my passions, with what makes me smile and in hopes to empower, lend a helpful hand or inspire those around me along the way.