After graduating with my BA in Psychology, I started working as an addictions counselor. I made the switch to the fitness industry in 2016 and received my NASM CPT certifications. Fitness was the perfect way for me to help people, but in a totally different capacity than counseling.
I developed an interest in fitness while I was struggling with depression and stress and found fitness as a way to cope and release endorphins to make me feel better. I was a chronic “yo-yo exerciser” – I was constantly starting and stopping and starting and stopping. That changed for me in 2016 when I found myself at my heaviest weight and highest body fat percentage. I started getting back into fitness (about 6 months before my career change) and that was it for me. I have found such empowerment, confidence and sound mental health in fitness that I am never going to give it up.
I love that the NAC to use fitness as a way not only to lose weight and look good, but also to manage chronic pain and mental health so that they feel good and have an improved quality of life. I am motivated by the people who look to me for inspiration. I am motivated by my clients who count on me to show up – emotionally, physically, and mentally. I can’t wait to motivate you to be your best self, too!