Fitness and nutrition were not always an important part of my life – if you had told me when I was growing up that I would become a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I would’ve thought you were crazy.
I started riding horses when I was 6 years old but that was the extent of my physical activity. Even though I was riding a lot, I was not otherwise a particularly active person - and I was definitely not thinking about my nutrition habits.
As a teenager, I was feeling not only uncomfortable with my body but also with the disconnect between the healthy and fit person I wanted to be and the lifestyle choices I was making at the time. It wasn't until my college years that (through much trial and error) I was able to bridge the gap and slowly became more active, starting with walking and jogging until I could run a few miles, working with a personal trainer to get stronger, and taking classes on personal health and fitness.
After graduating with a degree in Sport Management, my growing interest in all things health and wellness led me to the National Personal Training Institute, where I completed my personal training certification in 2011. As I became increasingly intrigued by the role nutrition plays in helping clients meet their health and wellness goals, I added my Precision Nutrition coaching certification in 2017 and completed my Level 2 Master Class certification in the fall of 2020.
I have also faced my own health challenges: for many years I have dealt with chronic fatigue, brain fog, thyroid disorder, and disrupted hormones. Through the process of working with many doctors, naturopaths, and other alternative medicine specialists, I have developed a greater understanding of and appreciation for the complexity and interconnectedness of the mind and body, and the powerful healing forces of food, movement, and rest. Experimenting with changes to my nutrition, exercise, and self-care routines is an ongoing journey that has shaped not only how I think about health and wellness, but also how I coach others so they are able to thrive.
My mission is to help you find that same sense of empowerment when it comes to your own health and wellness - so you have the skills and tools to discover what your body wants and needs, and find what works best for you, your lifestyle, and goals. So you're ready to take on whatever comes next.