I am the Director of High Performance Training (HPT) which is a training center for athletes located inside Hertz Arena, upstairs between the two recreation rinks. I primarily do off-ice training for the Florida Everblades & Junior Everblades (youth) ice hockey teams year round as well as figure skaters with the International Skating Academy during their off season. I work with youth, students, athletes, parents & the general public at this facility.
As a mom myself, I especially enjoy working with families. I am an advocate of educating women to properly recover their core after having babies or gaining excess weight as an adult. I am happy to educate & assist moms as they recover from pregnancy & Diastasis Recti (separation of abdominal muscles). Children may be present during training sessions in-home, at HPT & if permitted at your training center of choice.
I am very easy to get along with and am an open book when it comes to fitness. You can ask me anything, anytime! My goal for my clients it to orient them to starting & completing an exercise program, being confident to exercise on their own & of course helping them reach their weight loss goals along the way. I will hapilly train my clients for life; however, I prefer to help them gain the confidence to exercise & meal plan on their own by developing the skillset to do so during our trainer-client relationship.
My favorite client story
Helping clients lose 100+ pounds & being able to fit into the seats at Disney World & other theme parks without being kicked off of various rides from being overweight like they were in the past.
My favorite exercise
Single Leg Reach / Deadlift
My favorite quote
You don't have to be great to start but you do have to start to be great.
The journey of a thousand steps begins with a single step.
My training philosophy
You are not here to impress me or to push through pain. I want to know if you have a question, feel uncomfortable or are in pain so we can progress you according to your goals & current fitness level. You are unique & your workouts will be tailored to your needs & fitness levels.
My training experience
In 2012, I joined a large fitness team & was working out & training with girls on the covers of magazines & winning NPC & IFBB Bikini Competitions. I fell in love with fitness & trained hard in the gym 4-6 hours per day. I participated in 4 NPC Bikini Competitions, placing second at my first competition and Overall at my third & fourth competitions. I absolutely loved seeing my body transform & winning twice was certainly rewarding.
At the peak of my competition career, tons of gym members, co-workers, friends & family constantly asked me for gym advice & to show them how to exercise. I loved helping people get started in the gym & ultimately I decided to pursue it as a career, transitioning part-time during evenings & weekends. Fitness is my full-time career & I absolutely love it!
My initial certifications included Insanity Live Instructor (July 2013), NASM Certified Personal Trainer (August 2013) & Piloxing (May 2015). I've since taught various class formats such as Butts & Guts, Kickboxing, Body Sculpt, Cardio Sculpt, Stretch, Silver Sneakers, Pilates & more! I've worked at various gyms including Gold's Gym, Anytime Fitness, Brickhouse Cardio Club, Health & Strength & Black Belt Taekwondo.
I run a free fitness community called 239 Fit Moms, various online fitness challenges, 4, 8 & 12-week online fitness programs for moms & women as well as train clients virtually online from anywhere.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
- Myofascial Release
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscle Gain
- Sports Performance Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Injury Prevention
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED/First Aid, Precision Nutrition Level 1, Prenatal/Postnatal, Silver Sneakers Instructor, Insanity Certified Instructor, FiTour Group Exercise Instructor, Piloxing Academy, FiTour Primary Myofascial Release Certification, Fitour Yoga Instructor, ACE Small Group Training, Ideafit Program Design Certificate, Anytime Fitness HIIT-X, Silver Sneakers Yoga Instructor, Silver Sneakers Classic Instructor, Silver Sneakers Circuit Instructor
AA - General Studies, AS- Paralegal Studies, BAS - Supervision & Management (pending 9 classes to complete)
Who I Especially Like Working With
Bariatric, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
ADHD, Anxiety, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Headaches/Migraines, High Blood Pressure, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Neck Pain, Obesity, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Stress