Certifications: I am a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine as well as a Schwinn Spinning Instructor. I hold a Bachelors in Exercise Science (and Studio Art!) and am currently working on a Nutrition Coaching certification through Precision Nutrition. I’ve also completed Silver Sneakers training and will soon be pursuing a certification through NSCA as Strength and Conditioning Specialist..
Background: I’ve been teaching and training for over a decade and become increasingly grounded in the fact that I loves my career more and more with each passing year! After college I began working in a retirement home as their Fitness Specialist and Activities Director. There I developed a focus on functional balance and strength, but more importantly, I learned how regular activity can improve people’s mental outlook and quality of life. Since then I’ve branched out to working with a wide variety of clients from youth athletes to baby boomers looking to find a workout that fulfills their interests and goals.
I’ve coached numerous athletes through race training programs ranging from beginner 5k’s to full length marathons and interned in cardiac rehab for 6 months to increase my skills in working with clients with significant health concerns. Since then I’ve worked with clients managing MS, Fibromyalgia, limited vision, autism, and more. Each client needs a different approach and an individualized plan, and matching the workout to their needs is where I feel I shine!
About Me: I enjoy hiking, camping, playing soccer, running, and I’ve recently ventured into the world of powerlifting. Aside from physical activity, I love to draw and design. My favorite way to spend a day is travelling and adventuring with my husband, and sketching my surroundings. You can often find me with a travel watercolor kit, ink pens, and a few pencils anytime I am on the road or flying abroad. I am also a huge dog lover and have the sweetest shepherd-rottie mix to ever walk the planet.