As a fitness coach and personal trainer, I believe in developing strength of mind and body in order to enjoy life and to be ready for whatever each day brings. As a wife and working mom, I believe in making fitness a priority, but I understand it has to work with real life.
What does it mean to be strong enough to live a life you love?
It’s different for everyone. Maybe it’s having the energy to keep up with your kids, or the strength to haul in the big bag of dog food. Maybe it means being able to load up the kayak and spend a day on the water. Maybe you’d like to run your first 5K, get your first unassisted pull-up, or simply learn to move better, with less pain.
Why it matters to me:
After years battling asthma, being picked last in P.E. class, and throwing out my back vacuuming the living room, “strong” was not a word I’d have used to describe myself. My Dad’s battle with the degenerative disease ALS changed the way I viewed fitness. As I began to see strength as a gift worth pursuing, I made gradual changes that led me to better health. Along the way, I was inspired to become a fitness coach so I could to help others get strong and healthy, too.
Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)
Certified Distance-Running Coach (RRCA)
Certified Nutrition Coach (Pn1)
Certified Pre- and Post-Natal Fitness Coach (GGS-CPPC)
Licensed SilverSneakers Fitness Instructor
More about me:
I’m mom to five kids (plus two rescued mutts), with three kids still under our roof and two more already giving us grandchildren. A few years ago we moved from our hometown near Atlanta area to a smaller home in a little town on the coast of North Carolina. I’m an introvert who needs quiet time but loves people, and I have a serious addiction to good books and hot tea. I enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, and I volunteer each summer with our town’s sea turtle protection program.