I am a running enthusiast who has competed in races from 5k's up to the full-monty marathon. I love to run and use it balance out my time as a beginning elementary school band teacher. A typical session starts with a nice warm-up followed by various styles of running from hill climbing to fartleks to casual long runs. Cross-training is incorporated to prevent injury and balance out the rush of running.
I like to work with people who are motivated by the process rather than the end result and who aren't afraid to embrace something new and different from what they've known. I became a trainer because I wanted to share the love and enjoyment that I have for running and fitness and share it with others. I have been a role model to my peers and look to work with you instead of for you. I've been helping those with running for the past 4 years and would love to work with you!
In the past, I've worked with people who have begun to see quality of life diminish from the more common lifestyle. I've helped them work towards their goals and beyond.
My favorite client story
I had a client who would "rebound" frequently. They would start a program or fad diet and then give up on it a month or two later. Once they started working with me they began to see the results that they wanted without feeling overwhelmed by my process.
My favorite exercise
By far the fartlek, which is Swedish for "speed play!"
My favorite quote
“There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.” - Douglas Adams
My training philosophy
Set backs happen. How we process and accept those set backs are what make us healthier people and better human beings.
Areas of Expertise
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Cross Training
- Injury Prevention
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Bachelor's of Instrumental Music Education
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Men, Runners, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Autoimmune Diseases, Depression, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Plantar fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Ulcerative Colitis