I spent 18 years in the Corporate World, “living the dream” (i.e. I was not fulfilled). At the end of 2017, I finally made a very big change. I left the corporate world and my job as an Associate Director in IT.
I took a big leap of faith to pursue the exciting possibilities of starting my own business. I surrendered totally and happily to the universe telling me it was time to follow my heart and my passion.
My whole adult life I have been healthy and active. I have always been head over heels in love with working out. I knew it was time to professionally enter the Health and Fitness world. I began my journey by becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM in February of 2018, and most recently, I received my Behavior Change Specialist certification.
My training style is dependent on the client and what his/her individual goals. Generally speaking, I like to do workouts in 2 parts. The first being a combination of stability, strength and core. The second part tends to be where cardio comes into play while still also focusing on strength work,core and anything and everything to get that heart rate up. I am a big stickler on correct form so that my clients stay safe and can progress smartly. No workout is ever the same and no two clients have the same programming either. It is what I love about Personal Training. It is 100% customized and methodical.
I completely understand what it is like to have a really demanding job and schedule. It can leave us really drained and spent, making our own self care and fitness hard to balance. That is where I can help! I can come to YOU to make the most of your own time to get an hour workout in without the hassle of having to take more time getting to and from a gym. (I am also setup at Real Fitness in Playa Del Rey for those who are closer by).
I also love giving small group classes so if you have friends/coworkers who enjoy the shared energy kind of vibe, we can make that happen too.
As your trainer, I promise to be just as invesed in your health and fitness as you are. I promise to keep you safe yet challenged at all times. Let's both promise to give it 100% all the time!
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Myofascial Release
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Cross Training
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Behavior Change Specialist
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Men, Middle-aged, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Bone/Joint Injury, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Plantar fasciitis, Shoulder Issues, Stress
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Personal Training
8367 W. Manchester Ave
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Session Surcharge: $15
“It can be intimidating to try to get into shape. You worry about people judging you or your lack of fitness; however, with Missy, every step towards success was something to celebrate. It truly helps motivate individuals, like myself, who are not particularly fitness fanatics. I am much more motivated to continue because I can actually see and measure my results.”
Missy has helped me regain strength, health, confidence, and muscle mass. Oh yeah, and has completely changed my mindset about certain exercises I dislike, ie. burpees! She is extremely helpful in motivating and pushing me during those days that we all have when we are low energy, to workout. She also emphasizes the importance of allowing adequate recovery after workouts, which I used to negatively think of as ‘lazy days.'
To workout with Missy is to feel fully supported in your fitness goals. Missy is a master at keeping the training sessions lively, challenging, and fun. I’ve never had fun during a workout before, but training with Missy changed all that. Missy is as non-judgmental as they come; it will feel like working out with a supportive friend. And the progress I’ve made in only a few sessions is exciting and motivating.
Missy is a great motivator and challenges me to push past my boundaries. She is encouraging in every way she can. (I like that the exercises are full of variety and that she incorporates flexibility, strength, stability, balance and endurance). She’s a professional! She’s dedicated to her own fitness regiment and genuinely wants to help others get fit!
I respect Missy’s dedication to the process of personal training. I’m stronger and I can actually see the difference in the physical structure of my body. I appreciate her dedication to my health and fitness. Her attention to form is exceptional and she knows how to push me past what I think I can accomplish. I am a better me because of her.
Missy will help guide you in the direction that is best for you. She is accountable which in my opinion is a must have! My health and lifestyle has changed tremendously. I went from doing nothing to being an avid CrossFitter. If it wasn’t for meeting Missy I may have totally chickened out and never signed up for CrossFit. And for that I am forever grateful!
To work out with Missy is to feel fully supported in your fitness goals. Missy is a master at keeping the training sessions lively, challenging, and fun. I've never had fun during a workout before, but training with Missy changed all that. I actually look foreword to my next sessions. Missy is as non-judgemental as they come; it will feel like working out with a supportive friend. And the progress I've made in only a few sessions is exciting and motivating. I highly recommend her to anyone! But don't be fooled by how much you're enjoying your training, Missy will make you work. It will hurt so good and you'll feel so accomplished!
I'm a not so young women looking for beginners exercising that keeps me encouraged and from being hurt. Missy, in just a very short time, showed me movements that would do just this. She made sure I was doing the movements properly and encouraged me along the way. After a work out with her guidance I was surprised at how much I was actually able to do. I recommend Missy for exercise guidance to anyone at any level.
I cannot day enough great things about Missy! Her workouts really help me gain confidence in my weight training abilities and her calm nature keeps me going (even when I want to start blurting out obscenities )! I'm always sore, but reinvigorated after our sessions. I would recommend her to anyone wanting some 1:1 attention to get them started or wanting to take their workout to the next level.