My experience with formal exercise began in dance class at the age of 6. When most girls started school sports or cheerleading, I kept dancing! Dance training gives you a keen sense of your body-what it can do, how it is feeling, and how your mind has a great influence over it. Regular stretching and good posture are a constant requirement. I started cardio and weight training in college as a dance major in order to build endurance and strengthen my knees (for higher jumps!) After that, I was hooked. No matter what part of my life I was going through, I always wanted exercise to play some part in it. Neither my mind or body felt good without it. Even when it is a struggle to work out, I know it will be worth it, and I feel the effects if I miss a few days. I became a personal trainer because it is my goal to get others "hooked" on exercise. I want everyone to learn how good they can feel when they exercise on a regular basis-correctly and effectively. I want them to feel how empowering it is to be physically strong and sure of their bodies. Exercise can benefit anyone at any age or stage of their life. Underneath all of the hype and gadgets associated with fitness today, the uncomplicated basics of good and simple exercise are there. I want to be the one to help you find them, enjoy them, and use them to be the best that you can be. I became a Health Coach to better understand how to motivate my clients toward the positive behavior changes they desired, and to help them integrate all aspects of a healthy lifestyle.
I enjoy working with all ages, but over the 14 years of my career, I have found my niche with the Baby Boomers. This age group has seen their parents weaken as they got older, and they want to prevent this in themselves. The best, most active time of your life can be ahead of you! The kids are grown, you are retired or almost retired, so now is the time to get strong or stay strong and do the things you always needed more time to do. I will teach you how, even if you have never even thought of picking up a dumbbell before!
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Injury Prevention
NCCA Accredited Certifications
BFA in Dance from The Ohio State University
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Dancers, Post-rehab, Seniors
Medical Conditions Experience
Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Diastasis Recti, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Menopause, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Postural Issues, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues