Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
For me, health fitness encompasses the mind and the body. It is about moving, being active and fueling ourselves with proper nutrition in order to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. I’ve found that training for strength and conditioning not only works the whole body but affects the mind and helps keep us motivated. Setting goals and achieving them is fantastic but it is important to know that our goals are a part of a bigger journey toward health and well-being.
The first time I had a sense of how important physical activity would be in my life came in my early teens. The sports I'd tried as an introverted child never quite fit. But then I discovered baton twirling. After years of practice, in my senior year in high school I was captain of our band’s majorette squad. Being a member of the band taught me discipline, the importance of being a team member and attaining goals. But it also kept me focused during challenging academic times and kept me in good shape. I loved how strong I felt in body and mind. Over the years, both as a trainee and as a student in classes, a fitness regimen has remained a critical part of my life.
I went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor concentration in Biology, and then a Master of Public Health degree. However, after 30 years in clinical research and hospital administration, I recently made a major shift in my life. The tragic death at an early age of a good friend of mine caused me to reevaluate my priorities. I decided to tap into my love of fitness and pursue a new path to be able to assist others in achieving their goals. I am now a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association, a Certified Group Fitness Instructor with the International Fitness Professionals Association and am excited to help people, even in a small way, improve their overall health.
I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals.