I’ve been an athlete since I can remember. When I was 3 years old my parents signed me up for gymnastics class so I would stop climbing and flipping off furniture...or at least learn how to land while doing so. When I was 4 years old I begged them to sign me up for soccer in the Fall because the Spring season couldn’t come fast enough. Sports were my first love of life and continue to be one of my greatest passions. Soccer and lacrosse got me lifting heavy in the gym and turned into muay thai/boxing after college. In 2013 when I raced my first triathlon (and first race for that matter) I could not comprehend how I had lived my life up until this point without endurance sports. I immediately got a team, got a coach, got a nickname (“Phoenix” because every race I do has record breaking heat), and began living the triath-life. Then in late 2015, coming off my strongest triathlon season, I landed wrong with my kickboxing training partner and blew out my ACL. I felt like I lost years of hard work in a matter of seconds. In the following year I was forced to make a post-surgical comeback from what felt like negative-zero. I lived in PT. Then I lived in the gym. Each and every day I worked to get stronger. It was during this time of frustration, determination, and self-reflection I realized I didn’t just want to get back to being the athlete I was, but I wanted to teach others how to as well. I didn’t just want to compete for myself any more, but also empower the athletes around me.
I truly believe that a superhero is a state of mind….anyone is capable of great things, you just have to put the work in.
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Sports Performance Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
BA, MA Communications/Journalism
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